Saturday, January 02, 2016
Rona Ambrose and the Outrageous Con Coup
I see that Rona Ambrose really is trying to make it look like her Cons are a kinder gentler version of the Harper Party.
For that's the first time the word "peace" has appeared on any Con propaganda.
But sadly that new image couldn't be more absurd.
Not when the wretched Rona is a raving chicken hawk.
Not when she is now threatening to use the Con stooges in the Senate to block electoral reform.
And of course, not as long as Michelle Rempel is in her shadow cabinet.
Because although Rempel has been showing off her skills as a wine expert or sommelier...
Which is scary enough.
She's also been attacking the Liberal government for missing a refugee deadline.
Two more weeks — that's how long the Liberals say it will take to get 10,000 Syrian refugees to Canada, a goal the government was hoping to have met by midnight Thursday.
As only she can.
When in fact the Liberals have already brought in about five times more refugees in two months, than the Con regime did in a year. Refugee groups couldn't be happier.
Roadblocks prevented refugees from coming to Canada prior to the federal election, according to Chantal Tie, a representative for the Canadian Council for Refugees. “To us on the outside, [it] seemed inexcusable and unexplainable, and we welcome the fresh wind that appears to be blowing through,” she said.
Rempel who once attacked the Liberals for moving too fast, is now attacking them for moving too slowly.
And her grotesque attempts to stir up fears of a refugee invasion have never looked more ridiculous.
According to UN figures, just three out of every 10 households contacted about resettlement in Canada go on to relocate. “Some families are still hoping to return home, others are concerned about their ability to integrate into another country – including learn the language,” said Aoife McDonnell, an external relations officer at the UNHCR refugee agency in Jordan.
Which makes me wonder what IS her problem?
And when will Rona Ambrose get rid of her before she embarrasses her party and herself even further?
But of course the biggest obstacle Ambrose faces as she tries to give her Cons a sunny makeover, is the dark legacy of Stephen Harper.
Whose lingering presence it seems cannot be removed, like a stubborn tumour, from places like the National Energy Board.
The Liberal government appears to be stymied in its campaign pledge to remake the National Energy Board as it signalled Friday that it will not demand the resignation of last-minute Conservative appointees to the embattled regulatory agency.
The Liberals promised to “modernize” the NEB to ensure it reflects regional views and has expertise in environmental fields, community development and indigenous knowledge. But Conservative appointments and the renewal of sitting members’ terms means the Liberals will not have an opportunity to appoint a full-time member of the board until 2020.
So in effect Rona Ambrose is now in a position to block Justin Trudeau from implementing changes to our energy policy AND changing our electoral system.
Which is outrageous, and so anti-democratic it beggars belief. And can only be described as a quiet coup.
You know, I like Justin Trudeau's sunny ways. I think it's working for him and is making our country a better place.
But while he tries to disarm the Cons by being nice to them, he should also keep this cannon handy...
For they are the scum of the earth, they are trying to destabilize his government.
And if we are to use electoral reform to drive them from power forever, as we must.
Sooner or later he will have to use it...
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