Friday, June 21, 2019
Andrew Scheer, Doug Ford, and the Con Assault on Medicare
I still like that bobble-headed Andrew Scheer ad. It still makes me laugh.
But I do have one small problem with it.
It does make Scheer look like a bumbling weakling, a man who would never NO to Doug Ford. Or a man who always says YES to Jason Kenney and Stephen Harper.
But it also makes Scheer look like a nice guy, Canada's Howdy Doody Con doll.
When he definitely is NOT a nice guy.
He's a ruthless religious fanatic, a racist, a misogynist, and a homophobe, who will say or do anything to impose his hard-right beliefs on this country.
And he's no Howdy Doody doll.
He's a nasty little Chucky doll itching to carve the guts out of our government and our medicare system...
Which is why I much prefer this Engage Canada ad...
For Doug Ford is already mutilating medicare.
The Ontario government is cutting 400 health sector jobs, adding to hundreds of layoffs – including educators and autism workers – under Premier Doug Ford, despite his promise that not a single person would lose their job.
Where Ford goes Scheer is sure to follow.
And judging from this fundraiser last month he can't wait to start slashing...
I wonder if any of those who voted for Ford, and are preparing to vote for Scheer, understand what could happen if those hardline right-wing ideologues got their grubby paws on our medicare system.
I wonder if any of them ever worry about seeing themselves or their loved ones in the face of that woman in that ad...
The one who looks like she's wondering where her Canada went.
For if Scheer and his henchmen ever do get to "restructure" our healthcare system there will be a lot of other Canadians wondering the same thing.
The risk is too great. The Cons must be stopped.
Before they destroy this country and its values....