Thursday, February 04, 2016
The Oily Madness of the Con Queen Rona Ambrose
If Rona Ambrose doesn't stop viewing her job as both interim Con Queen AND the new chief spokeswoman for Big Oil, sooner or later somebody is going to tell her she should go pump gas for them.
Because every Question Period, no matter what's happening in the country and the world, she leads off with some kind of oily question.
One day she's flogging the Energy East pipeline, the next day she's raving about a carbon tax.
And the problem for Rona and her Cons is that she isn't very good at it. Or good at anything.
For there she was yesterday in the Sun, scribbling hysterically that Justin Trudeau doesn't know what drives our economy.
Through the first 100 days of the Trudeau administration I’ve come to two conclusions: First, the Prime Minister doesn’t understand what drives our economy and the people who work day and night to keep food on our tables, our cars running, and roofs over our heads. Second, Justin Trudeau doesn’t understand his role when our country faces challenges.
Criticizing Trudeau for a problem the Cons created, and for daring to suggest that Canadians can do other things beside work in the Tar Ponds.
In Canada, resources and resourcefulness go hand in hand. This is well understood by ordinary Canadians. Yet astonishingly, the Prime Minister made a point of informing a posh audience at an Economic Forum in Switzerland that Canada will now be known for our “resourcefulness” instead of our “resources.”
When in fact Trudeau actually said we will be known for BOTH. So she lied.
Which only made her sound more even more like a crazed oil pimp...
Or the leader of the Bloc Alberta. Or another Harper.
A problem she only compounded yesterday by loudly demanding that Trudeau make it easier to get E.I. benefits in Alberta.
Interim Conservative Leader Rona Ambrose is calling on the Liberal government to loosen its purse strings and remove restrictions on employment insurance for people facing a "crisis" in Alberta.
When it was the Harper Cons who made it so difficult to get E.I.
And what was completely missing from Ambrose's ode to Big Oil was any mention of the environment, or any mention of the province of Quebec through which the Energy East pipeline is supposed to flow.
Which is a big problem, because Quebec has a powerful environmental movement. Quebecers aren't amused by the torrent of abuse coming at them from Alberta, for failing to lie down and roll over.
And Ambrose's aggressive tone is enough to trigger their worst nightmare.
The sickening thought that Harper is still with them...
WOMAN -- I'm so happy because we're never going to see Stephen Harper again.
HARPER-- Coo Coo Canadian Canadian.
COUPLE /HARPER-- AAAAAH !!!
MAN--You don't have a body anymore.
HARPER--It's not serious, I just lost my erection.
WOMAN -- But what are you doing in the recycling bin when Canadians threw you in the garbage??
MAN -- No don't say that !!!
HARPER--I'm coming back.
EVERYONE -- No Yes No Yes No Yes
MAN-- Get the garburator ready.
HARPER--I will NEVER disappear. Holy shit. AAAAAH...
"Eco Enterprises Canada reminds you that at times it's better for the environment to throw out rather than recycle."
Which will make it even harder to sell the pipeline in Quebec, and almost impossible for Ambrose to win any more support in that province.
Or for that matter if she keeps pumping gas or hot air, out of every orifice, make it almost impossible to renew her shattered Cons.
For sooner or later people will realize that she doesn't know what's she's doing.
And that whatever she says about having renewed it or recycled it.
it's still the Harper Party...
And this country won't be sane or safe.
Until we've thrown them all in the garbage can of history...
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