Wednesday, April 06, 2016
The Con Circus and the Return of Stephen Harper
As you probably know, the Con leadership race is slowly warming up, and the orthopaedic surgeon Kellie Leitch has become the first to throw her cap, or a leg, into the ring
Former cabinet minister Kellie Leitch has become the first official candidate to replace Stephen Harper as Conservative leader, sounding the starting gun on a race that will stretch over 13 months.
And with her record of political barbarism, and the hapless Maxime Bernier due to follow her, the mood at Con headquarters is growing increasingly grim.
With some Con operatives apparently contemplating desperate measures.
Like trying to draft the oil pimp Brad Wall.
An informal Draft Wall campaign has formed. It will tell him that there is a team ready to run his bid, that money is available and that research among delegates suggests he is seen as the only candidate who can save Canada from prolonged Liberal rule. But in this case, the goal is not just save the country, but to salvage the Conservative coalition.
Even though he claims he doesn't want the job, and he can't speak French.
To try to save the Cons from being slaughtered in the next election, and above all to try to keep the party out of the hands of the so-called Red Tories.
And Peter MacKay...
There is a groundswell of opinion among what might be considered the party establishment that the day after MacKay wins the leadership, the party would split.
And so desperate is the establishment to keep the party in the hands of the western Reformers, and Big Oil, they're apparently even thinking of calling on Jason Kenney.
The suggestion is that, if the Draft Wall campaign fails, Jason Kenney could be persuaded to run, to avoid a Progressive Conservative coronation, in a race dominated by such perceived Red Tories as MacKay, Lisa Raitt, Kellie Leitch and Michael Chong.
Which is like the Republican establishment calling on Ted Cruz to save them.
But does explain why Kenney is in such a frenzy these days, tweeting out a torrent of political and religious messages.
And acting like an absolute maniac, or a pig who smells truffles...
Or the faint scent of power.
But what's even more bizarre, is that according to Ivison, some Cons are apparently even thinking of bringing Stephen Harper back from the dead !!!!
Should Kenney also demur, there is one more name being touted as someone who could defeat MacKay — Stephen Joseph Harper.
The former prime minister’s return is being mooted by serious people, in a political resurrection that would echo that of the current prime minister’s father. “No other candidate could defeat him in the leadership of our party,” said one respected senior Conservative. “It’s the ‘break glass in case of emergency’ option.”
Can you believe it?
They would break the glass, and bring back the man who destroyed the Cons, to SAVE them.
Is that what Harper was planning all along? Is that why he disappeared? Is that why I keep seeing this ghastly question all over the place?
Does Stephen Harper really believe that people would forget what he did? And that after a suitable absence he could make a dramatic reappearance, and all would be forgiven?
Does he really not understand that it would be sure to end the same way it did last time?
When he mounted on his iron horse and came charging out...
And all I can say is, god I hope so. Let's hope Harper's that crazy, and the Cons are that desperate.
For this Con leadership race is starting to look like a slow motion train wreck.
Or a Con clown parade in the Circus of the Walking Dead.
And if we're lucky, it will resemble the Republican leadership convention.
And we will get to watch the Republicans AND the Cons, blow themselves apart...
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