Saturday, December 14, 2013
Rob Ford and the Day The Cons Fought Each Other
He's a bigot, a bully, a boozer, a beast. He's shaming us in the eyes of the world.
Each time Ford appears in the media, it's another eerie reminder of what we've become: crude, swaggering, bungling, irrational and mendacious. We've reached that staggering moment in a brilliant horror film when our protagonist realises the truth: Rob Ford is the New Canada. He is us.
But I see that Rob Ford has at least one redeeming quality eh?
He's making the Cons fight each other.
Bitter divisions inside Stephen Harper's cabinet over Toronto Mayor Rob Ford recently erupted on the floor of the House of Commons and triggered a profane battle between two of the prime minister's most powerful ministers.
In a voice loud enough for several of their cabinet colleagues to hear, Flaherty told Kenney to "shut the f--k up" about Ford.
"I thought they might come to blows," said one MP who was not authorized to speak publicly about the incident.
And telling us so much about the true state of the Con regime...
Where Jason Kenney has gone rogue because he wants Harper's job so much. Jim Flaherty is losing his judgement, while counting our money.
Other caucus members are also cracking under the strain.
There have been other examples of escalating tension between caucus members spilling onto the floor of the House. This past week, Conservative MP Kyle Seeback apologized for calling fellow Conservative Brad Butt a "bitch" during a loud exchange on the Commons floor.
And Stephen Harper won't cut Rob Ford loose because he still needs him so much.
Sources tell CBC News that some Greater Toronto Area caucus members resented Kenney's comments because they flew in the face of strict instructions to avoid commenting on the Rob Ford scandal because of the Toronto mayor's enduring popularity in some key federal ridings.
So he'll never get that monkey off his back, and he'll be dragged down just like the rest of us...
Go Robbie GO !!!!
STOP IT !!!!
Yup. The Cons did many terrible things. They shamed us as much as Ford did.
While different in their public demeanour, Harper and Ford are flip sides of the same hard-right coin. And that makes the image of Ford all the more unsettling. What was once Canada the cool, the country a 1991 Economist cover story called the "post-modern nation-state", has now devolved into a rightwing hellhole.
But in the end they were just a JOKE.
And before we could defeat them, or the police could arrest them.
They destroyed themselves…
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