Friday, January 15, 2016
The Con Media Says Kevin O'Leary Would Make a Great Prime Minister
When Kevin O'Leary announced that he is thinking of running for the leadership of the Harper Party, I thought that most Canadians would shake their heads in disbelief.
Or burst out laughing.
But it seems I was wrong.
Because believe it or not, some in the Con media think he'd make a really great Prime Minister.
Like Postmedia's Michael Den Tandt.
Canadian politics, and the Conservative party in particular, needs more Kevin O’Leary. And I’m not even joking. O’Leary should run. His candidacy would do timorous, hidebound Ottawa a world of good.
Who not only thinks that O'Leary is NOT a Canadian Donald Trump.
Is O’Leary actually Trump in a beaver-pelt hat? In some ways yes – in others, no. Like the U.S. real-estate mogul, O’Leary’s fame is partly founded on his past success as an entrepreneur. Like Trump, he is a skilled communicator who prides himself on “telling it like it is.” Like Trump, O’Leary is an avowed, unapologetic evangelist for capitalism, red in tooth and claw.
Whatever O'Leary might say about that...
If O’Leary is the pure economic libertarian he seems, and not a culture warrior, then he’s actually no Trump, regardless of what he, O’Leary, may claim.
Den Tandt seems to think that what this country needs is a vulgar greedster, who believes that unions are bad, low wages are good, that the one-percent deserve all the money they make.
At a time when capitalism, "red in tooth and claw," and human greed, are threatening the very future of the planet we live on...
And that despite that tiny detail, we should take that crass jungle capitalist seriously.
In short: Should he run, The Dragon will make a formidable candidate. Liberals who dismiss him risk getting burned.
Which leaves me shaking my head, wondering how desperate his Postmedia bosses must be...
Because he is THEIR ideal candidate.
And having already said what I think of O'Leary, I'll leave it up to Michael Harris to expose the true nature of the beast.
In offering to give Alberta’s premier a million dollar investment in the oilpatch in return for her resignation, O’Leary declared both what he and his class stand for — and, more importantly, what they think of democracy.
What they stand for is the greedy, reflexive urge to run everything to the financial advantage of the one per cent. As for society at large — and especially for those who wonder why there’s so much month left at the end of their money — a Great White shark has more social conscience than O’Leary and his ilk.
The greedy grasping predator who is just another Stephen Harper.
In a way, O’Leary is the perfect candidate to replace Stephen Harper. They’re both Tin Men without hearts lurching down the Yellow Brick Road towards an oily Oz that has disappeared.
Would make the same mistake Harper did...
And lead us to the same disaster.
And the good news?
The Con media can sway like hissing cobras to the jackal song of Kevin O'Leary.
Or the red white and blue song of these tiny Trump cheerleaders...
Or celebrate the Canadian version of this fascist dickhead.
But I'll take my chances with a real Canadian leader...
Dream the dreams of a new generation.
Always choose hope over madness.
And never stop believing in a better world...
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