Pity poor Rona Ambrose. With every day that passes her claim that she's the leader of the new/nouveau Cons grows darker and more dubious.
She's still claiming she knows what she's doing, and that she is in charge.
But she just keeps repeating the same message over and over again.
And she can't even control her caucus.
For even though she asked them to be nice or nicer, still they embarrass her.
Edmonton Griesbach MP Kerry Diotte apologized Tuesday for what he admits was a juvenile attempt at humour using a "Liberal Buzz Word Bingo" scorecard. The bingo card, posted on Twitter following Monday's question period on Parliament Hill, included squares labelled "Syrians," "openness" and "indigenous."
And if that wasn't embarrassing enough, then there's Oily Joe Oliver who even though he was defeated refuses to go away.
And is still claiming he knew what he was doing, and that nobody should blame him for the country's growing deficit.
Joe Oliver may not be finance minister anymore, but he’s not going quietly into the post-politics budgetary void. Oliver is indignant over the suggestion by the Liberal government that he and his prime minister, Stephen Harper, left the country with a deficit.
Still claiming that him and his depraved leader Stephen Harper left Canada with a surplus. But forgetting to mention this little detail.
Last November, the Parliamentary Budget Officer did indeed forecast a $1.1 billion budget surplus for 2015-16, but that — in large part — was the result of the one-off $1.8 billion gain from the sale of GM shares. From 2016-17 through to 2019-20, the PBO forecast a string of deficits.
Or for that matter forgetting to mention that the Con's insane tax cutting spree has also left the country with a statutory deficit...
With not enough money to pay the bills, without going into debt.
Which only makes Rona Ambrose's latest message look even more absurd...
Last week I posted this infographic. Turns out $5b was a little off. Things are much, much worse. pic.twitter.com/Im6fJopIAt— Rona Ambrose (@RonaAmbrose) February 22, 2016
Or even more FRAUDULENT.
But of course Ambrose's biggest problem is that she's not the real leader of the Cons.
The shadowy Harper is still pulling her strings...
And as even the Con friendly L. Ian MacDonald points out, she will never renew her party until he is gone.
Stephen Harper missed an opportunity to move on before the election; he very much needs to do so now. He needs to resign his seat in the House, clear out his fourth floor office at the back of the Centre Block, and leave town.
There shouldn’t be any more sightings of him at movie matinees in Ottawa, as there was at a showing of The Revenant a few weeks ago, where Harper was spotted slouched under a baseball cap and accompanied by his former chief of staff, Ray Novak.
The party can’t re-build with his ghost in the room.
And that won't easy, because Batty Harper will not easily give up his grip on power...
Or apparently give up his faithful Robin, Ray Novak.
Pity Stephen Harper, the loneliest man in the world.
Pity Rona Ambrose who can't escape her past...
And of course if you're a progressive, keep on partying.
For the longer they're the Harper Party.
The more easily we will destroy them...
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