Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Don Cherry's Outrageous Attack on Rob Ford's Opponents
I knew Don Cherry was going to say something about his good buddy Rob Ford.
For who can forget how that ghastly redneck hung the chain of office around Ford's neck?
And used the occasion to attack the "left-wing pinkos."
Which had to be one of the lowest moments in the history of Toronto.
But while paying tribute to a friend is fine, this is outrageous.
For what can you say after an insane diatribe like that one? Except wonder whether Cherry has finally lost his last marble? Is he really criticizing the MSM for slobbering all over Rob Ford?
Just like HE always did.
And where does he get the idea that Ford was the "people's mayor?" When as I wrote yesterday, he was a crass, vulgar misogynist, an ugly racist, a hideous homophobe, and and all round Con thug.
And his legacy couldn't be fouler or more dangerous.
Rob Ford was the most important and impactful person to operate in Toronto politics for decades, and most of what he did was wrongheaded, ignorant, or both; at his worst he could be outright malicious. He was not simply a clown (although he could and would play the clown, sometimes quite willingly). He was not simply an addict struggling with a terrible disease. He was, in fact, much more than that, including as close to a total embodiment of the great problem with modern politics as one could imagine.
Or more disgusting.
Ford disliked Toronto’s queer community intensely, and made this obvious. He refused to attend Pride parades and most PFLAG flag raisings, first inventing excuses and then finally admitting he just didn’t want to go. He turned his attempt to remove a Pride flag during the Sochi Olympics—raised in protest of Russia’s persecution of gays—into a campaign plank. He cast the lone vote against an LGBTQ shelter. His dislike for the LGTBQ community was so pronounced that when City Council applauded the success of World Pride and the city staffers who had made it possible in 2014, Rob Ford petulantly refused to applaud or even stand.
Even if the MSM and even some progressives still don't get it.
Don't understand that Rob Ford was a dangerous demagogue, our mini-Trump. And for progressives in Toronto he was no joke, he was a living nightmare.
And since the Ford Nation, which has been compared to the Trump Nation, is still with us. And Doug Ford is their new leader...
You know, Dougie...
The Ford Nation is still a threat.
Unlike Don Cherry of course, who is just an annoying right-wing kook...
Who if the hapless managers at the Conservative Broadcasting Corporation had a shred of integrity, should be fired tomorrow along with this other teabagger ...
For peddling their kooky right-wing opinions, or Trumpist garbage, on the public airwaves.
As for Rob Ford, may he rest in peace.
But the ones who lived the nightmare, will be the ones who will determine his legacy.
And make sure that the verdict of history, is as harsh as BOTH these Con thugs deserve...
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