Sunday, September 25, 2016
Jason's Kenney and the Last Show in Ottawa
The ghastly show is finally over. After a shabby twenty year run on Parliament Hill Jason Kenney has packed up his harp, and finally left the building.
But not before one last tawdry song.
Jason Kenney delivered a rousing and emotional farewell speech in the House of Commons on Thursday after nearly 20 years as a member of Parliament. He struck a non-partisan tone and urged his colleagues to embrace their role as legislators, not simply as foot soldiers of a political party, and to relish their time in the hallowed halls of Centre Block — "the temple of our democracy," as he described it.
Which couldn't have been more phony or absurd. Kenney the ultimate rabid partisan preaching non partisanship in the "temple of democracy" he desecrated over and over again.
And that wasn't the only scandal...
For even though he was still being paid by tax payers to be a federal MP, he spent his last week in the House of Commons acting as if he was in the Alberta legislature, and attacking Rachel Notley.
Longtime Conservative MP and former Harper cabinet minister Jason Kenney may have spent his last week as an MP in Ottawa but his heart — and political focus — were apparently already in Alberta, where he’s staging a bid for the leadership of the Conservative party in an effort to “unite the right” in the province.
Kenney spent his final week as a federal MP raising issues of particular importance to Alberta voters so frequently and with such evident passion that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made a crack about it during question period.
And had to be reminded by Justin Trudeau where he was.
“I’ll take this opportunity to remind the member opposite that he’s actually still in Ottawa and not in Alberta yet.”
Can you believe that? What shameful contempt for the tax payers, and the house of democracy.
But then of course Kenney is shameless. And he isn't embarrassed to use federal dollars to campaign in a provincial leadership campaign, because he has been doing that for months...
So when I read all the puff pieces in the MSM praising him as a great parliamentarian, and a great Canadian, I feel the urgent need to correct the record.
For whatever those Con fluffers say, Jason Kenney was not a great parliamentarian or a great Canadian. He was an ultra right wing religious fanatic and appalling bigot, who sought to divide Canadians for crass political purposes.
He embarrassed himself and his country in the eyes of the world...
Served the interests of Big Oil as faithfully as he served his Lord, and his depraved leader Stephen Harper.
And I will never understand how him and his ghastly Con gang managed to avoid ending up in court charged with crimes against Canada...
But then it would take a long time to list all of Kenney's crimes. So I thought I'd just do what I did when Harper left Parliament.
And make a little tribute video, complete with some fireworks to celebrate his departure...
Of course, Kenney isn't quitting politics, he's just moving to Alberta.
So we must do what we can to help the good people in that province crush his hopes of ever becoming Premier.
For if he ever became Premier, he could destroy both Alberta and Canada.
So the bigot must be defeated, and the monster must be stopped...