Friday, October 23, 2015
Stephen Harper and the Humiliation of Jason Kenney
I can only imagine how Stephen Harper must be feeling, as he looks down on the smouldering ruins of his beloved Harperland.
Once he towered over it, and crushed all who opposed him.
One moment he was in total control.
And the next moment he wasn't...
And what must make it even worse, make it feel even more like the fall of Rome, is the knowledge that in the end even his faithful stooge Jason Kenney did betray him.
For as you know the chubby theocon has spent years rushing from one ethnic banquet to another, at our expense. Earning himself the title of Mr Curry in a Hurry.
And proclaiming himself the Lord and Master of the Immigrant Vote.
But sadly for him, and the Cons, it seems when the time came to deliver he failed miserably.
The swath of red ridings that propelled Justin Trudeau to a thunderous Liberal victory Monday boasts more newcomers as a percentage of the population than any other party’s territory. That’s a stark contrast to 2011, when many of Canada’s fastest-growing, diverse metropoles, especially in the urban and suburban areas around Toronto and Vancouver, voted Conservative.
It seems that those new Canadians didn't like the way Kenney took them for granted, while he played the dirty game of identity politics, which needless to say made them nervous.
And they really hated the way the ghastly theocon tried to make them believe that Justin Trudeau would flood their neighbourhoods with junkies and hookers...
Which insulted both their intelligence and their sense of decency.
And has no doubt left Kenney contemplating his bleak future.
Or praying for a miracle...
While all around him the once mighty Con regime implodes.
All-powerful only three days ago, the Conservative Party of Canada is suddenly a roiling mass of dismay, anger and confusion that spreads deep into its truncated 99-member caucus.
And Cons like Ron Liepert tell of terrifying encounters with the monstrous Jenni Byrne...
Several months ago, Liepert says, he had “a 15-minute shouting match” with the controversial Jenni Byrne, who was then Harper’s campaign manager but recently lost that post in the face of impending disaster.
“It was the most classless conversation I’ve ever had in my life.”
Before the bestial Bryne was herself thrown under the wheels of the Con bus.
For seeking the support of the Ford brothers and making Doug the thug, or the slug, think that he too could become the leader of the Cons...
Theo Moudakis/Toronto Star
And of course for progressives this sordid spectacle couldn't be more entertaining.
The Cons lost the election, Stephen Harper has been humiliated, Jason Kenney has been made to look like a loser, and the Cons are now fighting themselves.
And don't forget that in just three weeks the Mike Duffy trial resumes, which can only do Stephen Harper and his battered Cons even more damage...
If that's possible.
And yes, isn't it wonderful?
He was a monster. It was a nightmare.
But it did have a happy ending...
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