Sunday, April 10, 2016
Why the Con Leadership Race is Turning Into a Nightmare
The Con leadership race was always going to be a spectacle only a mad emperor like Caligula or Stephen Harper could enjoy.
Especially since it was revealed that some Cons are so desperate they're thinking of bringing back Harper, to try to keep the Reformers and the Red Tories from tearing each other to pieces.
But whether Harper returns or not, the Con leadership race is already turning into a living nightmare.
Or a blast from the past.
With the longtime MP Deepak Obhrai, accusing his own party of trying to turn the Cons into a whites-only club.
Longtime Calgary MP Deepak Obhrai is publicly denouncing his own party for turning into an "elitist, white-only club." Obhrai says the Tories have adopted new rules that financially discriminate against minorities, young Canadians, low-income Canadians and people with disabilities.
Or of acting like bigots. Like they did during the last campaign.
And of course, having Kellie Leitch be the first to throw her cap into the ring isn't going to help matters...
It can only remind Canadians about her disgraceful bigoted behaviour during that campaign.
As well as showing us how much she wants the job, and how low she's prepared to go.
For although Leitch has replaced that barbaric poster with this cheery one...
She has also hired Nick Kouvalis as her campaign manager...
You know, Big Nick. The shady operative who ran Rob Ford's winning campaign, and boasted openly about his dirty tricks.
So you know the Con leadership race is going into the toilet.
And that Maxime Bernier, the buffoon from the Beauce who has also declared his candidacy, can expect to be reminded a lot about this sordid chapter in his career...
And, dare I say it?
Be forced to ask his former girlfriend if she could ask her former friends to protect him from Leitch and Kouvalis...
And if that isn't disturbing enough to excite even the jaded Caligula.
Or the depraved Stephen Harper.
Then there's fact that of the list of potential Con leadership candidates, the one with the most momentum to take over the whites-only club.
Is the one who wants to be our Donald Trump.
Kevin O’Leary, popular TV personality, businessman and former panelist on CBC show Dragons’ Den, is a favourite in the Conservative leadership race, according to a poll taken this week by Forum Research.
In a random sampling of 1,455 Canadian voters on who would be the best leader for the Conservative Party, 18 per cent chose former Tory MP Peter MacKay, while 14 per cent chose O’Leary, followed by 10 per cent for current interim leader Rona Ambrose.
Which can only turn the Con leadership race into even more of a Roman circus. Or a wild farce. And turn off even more Canadians.
Canada is still reeling from 10 years of Stephen Harper’s mean-spirited and undemocratic rule. Are we really ready for a Canada where we could all, except for the very rich, be considered “cockroaches”?
And the even better news?
Remember how I wondered the other day whether Justin Trudeau's political honeymoon was finally over?
Well apparently it isn't.
A new poll by Forum Research Inc. shows 51 per cent of Canadian voters would vote Liberal if an election were held today — producing a super-majority of about 256 seats — or 75 per cent — in the 338-seat Commons. The poll found the Conservatives at 28 per cent — good for about 74 seats — and the NDP at about 12 per cent, which would produce no more than five seats.
And if an election was held tomorrow, you'd have to look for the Cons with a fine-tooth comb.
Or a magnifying glass...
Gosh. How low the mighty have fallen.
What a mess the Harper Party is in.
And isn't it wonderful?
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