It's hard to imagine a more absurd spectacle, than the old Harper Con Joe Oliver making an absolute fool out of himself. Again.
For after going missing for two months during the election campaign.
Until half the country was wondering where he was...
And the other half was looking for him.
BREAKING: Joe Oliver spotted on wing of Harper's new plane. #elxn42 #cdnpoli #WheresJoe pic.twitter.com/ac3Li4IqNL— Stephen Lautens (@stephenlautens) September 2, 2015
Now, believe it or not, after the voters in his riding gave him the boot, and nobody cares what he has to say about anything, he's EVERYWHERE.
Frantically searching for his missing surplus.
Canada's new finance minister is playing the classic "cupboard is bare game" with his fiscal update, which paints the government's books as in far worse shape than the Conservatives projected, his predecessor Joe Oliver says.
"That of course is the classic scenario when a new government comes in: 'I'm shocked, shocked! The cupboard is bare! These guys are more incompetent and profligate than I could have imagined!'" said Oliver, who was the Conservative finance minister from March 2014 until last month's election loss.
And even suggesting that the Liberals have cooked the books, instead of Boss Harper and his Con gang.
You know, the usual suspects...
Who as every decent Canadian knows did lie like thieves. And were capable of saying and doing ANYTHING to try to win an election.
And that, even though Oliver admits the economic situation has deteriorated since he issued his rosy forecast.
He acknowledged, however, that the global economic situation has worsened since he came with out with his spring budget. The price of a barrel of oil was hovering around $55 US at the time and is now down below $42 US. China — the No. 2 destination for Canadian exports — has seen its economy slow. And predictions for Canada's economic growth have become less rosy.
As anyone with a high school course in economics, and half a brain, could have predicted.
And the only reason his forecast was so rosy, was because Oily Joe was trying to put lipstick on a pig...
To try to make him and his morally depraved leader Stephen Harper, look like real economists...
When sadly for them, and the legion of unemployed in this country, they were not.
They were only trying to buy the election.
As only Cons could...
So for Oliver to suggest that the Liberals are either cooking the books, or grossly incompetent, couldn't be more outrageous. And is just another crass attempt to smear Justin Trudeau.
Which strongly suggests to me that maybe, just maybe, it's time Ol' Joe retired.
Or found himself a real job...
Or considering his state of mind, spent more quality time wandering around that exclusive men's club of his, relaxing in his bathrobe...
If that's possible.
Or better still.
Went missing again...
For his sake and ours. And before we call the police and ask them to investigate whether the Harperites cooked the books.
You know, Cons like Oliver and all those other losers, really need to understand one thing:
This country is under new and better management. The voters have spoken.
And their day is done...
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