I'm proud to say that not for one fleeting second, did I ever believe that Doug "Meatloaf" Ford was fit to be the Premier of Ontario.
And I've always considered the idea of that brutish dumb Con trying to lead the province through a murderous pandemic, the stuff of nightmares.
But not any longer. Now the nightmare is only too real.
For not only is the deadly virus surging out of control in Ontario, thanks to Ford's criminal incompetence and his absurd pre-Boxing Day mockdown.
His much touted vaccine program is going absolutely nowhere.
Can you believe it? The Ford Nation province is at the very BOTTOM of the list.
Because his Con clown government is apparently sitting on about 90% of the vaccines the Liberal government gave them, for no good reason.
And nobody is getting vaccinated during the holiday break, because of mass hospital staff burnout...
Brought about by the Ford government`s unwillingness to staff Ontario`s hospitals properly, and its inability to flatten the Covid curve.
So what is Dougie doing about this desperate situation, with people dying all over the place?
Answer: showing us all how to whip up a "cheery cheesecake."
The holidays are a great opportunity to stay home and bake some treats. Consider trying my family’s cheery cheesecake recipe! It’s simple to make and very delicious. pic.twitter.com/VwiRjaQfTH— Doug Ford (@fordnation) December 27, 2020
And to make matters worse, instead of questioning Ford's total lack of empathy and judgement, some in our useless Con media are now calling him "Premier Dad.
"He became 'Premier Dad' to everybody and he found that empathy," said Amanda Galbraith, a principal at public relations firm Navigator and former communications director for Toronto Mayor John Tory,
Now isn't that a nightmare?
Especially since as Dale Smith points out, Ford has absolutely no empathy.
Ford’s empathy has been for business owners and not for the hundreds of people who have died unnecessarily on his watch thanks to his inaction...
He's no "Premier Dad."
I will grant that if there is a term that could be applied to Ford, it would be avuncular, and I think “Uncle Doug” is the better moniker, because he’s not doing things for Ontarians’ own good – witness the exponential growth of COVID, and the mounting deaths that were wholly preventable if he had actually bothered to do his job. He is both the crazy right-wing uncle, who thinks the world of Donald Trump, but in his handling of the pandemic, he would fool people into thinking he was taking action by calling anti-maskers “yahoos,” and pleading with people to follow the rules that he rarely could be bothered to follow himself, or which he was quick to undermine at every turn in order to pander to the business community.
And the media should stop giving him a pass.
He has abused his powers in the legislature to reward his friends – but so long as nobody will actually do the work of holding him to account for his failures, rather than keeping their focus on Justin Trudeau, Ford seems determined to skate past the ongoing mishandling of this crisis. We shouldn’t let him get away with it.
To which I would only add this:
Ford should also be judged by the company he keeps...
For all our grubby Cons share the same right-wing ideology, and the same goal: to destroy the country we know and love.
Like Jason Kenney, Ford is a bestial Con who panders to bigots. He can't feel the pain of others. Or if he can he doesn`t care. He will cheerfully torch our beautiful planet. He will ALWAYS put the interests of business before the interests of Canadians.
And he will NEVER be Premier Dad...
But this too is true in these dangerous times:
Unless we can drive the Cons from power, and totally smash their cruel un-Canadian ideology.
The pandemic will go on and on, many more Canadians will die.
And our country will take forever to recover...