Sunday, November 01, 2015
Why the Con Leadership Race is Heading for Oblivion
OMG don't look now, but the Con race to replace Stephen Harper and become interim leader is turning into a hog stampede.
With Jesus Harper looking on and cheering because they're all his candidates. And Jason Kenney waiting to claim the big prize.
But if the Cons are hoping to renew their shattered and demoralized party they're definitely heading in the wrong direction.
Or heading for oblivion.
Because with just five days before the Con caucus gets to decide who they want as interim leader, Diane Finley, Erin O'Toole and Rob Nicholson are already in the race, and squealing up a storm.
And now now they have been joined by Mike Lake and Rona Ambrose.
Yes, that Rona Ambrose who now claims she has a reputation for civility.
“A respectful tone and civil tone and working across the floor with other parties is something our members would welcome, that our caucus would welcome, and that Canadians would welcome as well,” Ambrose said in an interview.
Even though her crass attempts to distort facts about marijuana to attack Justin Trudeau, couldn't have been less civil or more appalling.
And her bid to close down the Insite clinic in Vancouver, even though it has saved thousands of lives...
Couldn't be more murderous.
And then there's Mike Lake, who although he did have some harsh words for the Con campaign.
“Our major communications tools literally contained no substance, despite having a leader whose greatest brand strength was substance,” he wrote.
“In the final two weeks, while the Liberals ran the ads we should have been running, Conservative ads — in their tone — were easy to confuse with life insurance and pre-planned funeral ads.”
Has always been a faithful flunky of his depraved, bigoted master Stephen Harper...
And his perfect report card from Campaign Life for his unrelenting assault on women's rights, and the human rights of LBGT Canadians, make him unfit for any office higher than dog catcher.
Just click the votes tab and you'll see what I mean.
But if that wasn't bad enough, then there's Candice Bergen. Whose claim that she also wants to set a more "respectful tone" couldn't be more dubious.
"Justin Trudeau literally cannot – I don't think he could say 'good morning everyone' if he wasn't reading it," she said to some laughter. "It's quite something to behold."
"Really. Ask yourself that question," she said. "Would you want him to be the principal of your children or your grandchildren's school, much less leading this country?"
And the way she led the charge to kill the gun registry couldn't have been more disgusting...
Which makes her just another member of Stephen Harper's porky Reform gang.
But what those ghastly Reform Cons don't seem to understand is that they are all linked to the worst crimes of the Harper regime, and could never renew that monstrous party, that has raped this country and our values, and shamed us in the eyes of the world.
And to make matters even worse for them, they all seem to think that they only lost the election because their campaign made "mistakes" and their "tone" wasn't right.
When as the old Con flak Geoff Norquay points out, maybe the Cons could have won the election, but the roots of that party's problems run much deeper.
The roots of the Conservative demise were put in place long before the dropping of the writ. The war with the national media, the constant playing to the Conservative “base”, the abolition of the long-form census, the removal of health care benefits from failed refugee claimants, the denigration of caucus by the “kids in short pants”, the insults to the chief justice of the Supreme Court, the Duffy fiasco, the muzzling and bullying of federal scientists, the unrestrained partisanship, the Robocalls, and a remote and surly prime minister who refused on principle to communicate with the public except on his own terms — to name just a few — had all combined to reduce the possible Conservative vote to well under 40 per cent.
And the good news is that we shall use all of that against whatever interim leader they choose.
We shall point out that they are all members of the Stephen Harper Mystery Meats Club...
We will attack every candidate, discredit every attempt to renew the Cons, and then use electoral reform to finish them off forever.
We have destroyed their ugly past, now let's destroy their future.
Oh yes one more thing, in case you wondered. Do I have a favourite candidate?
Why yes I do, and it's Candy Bergen !!!
For as the Con porkers head for oblivion, or the slaughterhouse of history.
And we wait impatiently for their squeals to sound like music in our ears.
At least she can keep us entertained...
With apologies to Miss Piggy, they are all hogs, monsters, and bullies.
They are the scum of the earth.
And they're all going down together...
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