Friday, March 25, 2016
The Political Resurrection of Jason Kenney
For months after the Cons were defeated Jason Kenney was just a shadow of his former self.
His worried colleagues described him as strangely listless, moody, despondent and seriously depressed.
No doubt crushed by the thought that he had suddenly lost all his power, and any hope of ever being Prime Minister. Or laid limp by the maddening thought that the despised Son of Trudeau was now running Canada.
But now, Kenney is back with a vengeance.
He's charging out of the home of the living dead, twittering up a storm like a man possessed.
And making it very clear in my opinion, that he has decided to run for the leadership of the Harper Party.
For what else could explain this?
A new website jasonkenney.caprotectcanada where he tries to get people to send him their personal information. And hit the red donate button.
And why would he be introducing himself to Canadians or inviting them to meet Jason?
When everybody knows who he is...
Boy do they ever.
Unless he was trying to raise his profile in the party, and that absurd protect Canada slogan, is the slogan of his as yet undeclared campaign.
And why else would he try to claim that like his fallen leader Stephen Harper, he too is a real economist and that deficits spell DISASTER.
When these two oil pimps led the country to the verge of economic catastrophe...
And ran deficits for most of their years in power.
And why would he make such a big deal out of it? When as I pointed yesterday the Liberal's projected deficit is relatively small.
The government is already looking at new ways to raise money.
Finance Minister Bill Morneau says he expects to find $3-billion a year in new revenue for the federal government by cancelling a broad range of boutique tax credits.
And make the deficit even smaller.
And the last time Jason Kenney posed as a real economist was during the temporary foreign worker's scandal....
Which for him started badly and ended even worse.
And the real reason I believe he is trying to pump up his economic credentials is because he fears that the Con clown Kevin O'Leary could also run for leader of the Cons...
And he's determined to stop him from doing to the Harper Party what Donald Trump is doing to the Republicans.
Which means the Con leadership race is also going to look like a mud wrestling match before it's over.
And the best news?
Kenney's deficit obsession is not shared by most Canadians, who think that budget 2016 is both different and better.
In the federal election last fall, voters wanted change in Ottawa, and judging from the reactions to the first federal budget delivered by Finance Minister Bill Morneau, many believe that’s what they got.
Among those who saw a difference, 49% said it was an improvement, compared to only 27% who said it was a change for the worse.
They accept the need to run a deficit.
The consensus of Canadians seemed to be that while many wished the government had spent less money (67% agree), even more people felt that while they “would rather not have such a large deficit, it’s probably the right choice for now”. (70% agree).
Overall, 64% said they felt that the budget seemed well thought out, 63% agreed it focuses on the right priorities, and 57% said it left them feeling more optimistic about the economy.
And feel good about the way the way the Liberals are handling the economy.
Which will take the wind out of Kenney's sails, and leave him staring into the future darkly...
Along with rest of his party.
For they are Con clowns. They were never real economists.
And should Jason Kenney ever become their leader they'll be gone for a generation...
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