Friday, September 18, 2015
Now Who's Under the Bus?
Wait, yes, it's orange. Oh my goodness, it's the NDP! Who threw the New Democratic Party under the bus? What, it was Tom Mulcair? The NDP's in-house Manchurian Candidate?
Tommy Angry Beard, determined to persuade voters that his New Democratic Party isn't the NDP at all anymore threw it down when he promised he'd deliver balanced budgets, with a modest surplus, in his first four years as prime minister.
There'll be no Keynesian bullshit for old Tommy, no sir. It'll be austerity all the way. Suck on that, Dippers. You brought him in. You knew his dodgy background - a Thatcherite, a guy who courted Steve Harper for a job, an ex-Liberal, a free trader/market fundamentalist, even a Likudnik. Maybe he didn't shag your mom but, in fairness, who's to know for sure?
As for me well whatever second thoughts I might have had about "strategic voting" evaporated when I read an interview in which your boy Tom said he wasn't against pipelines, just Harper's pipelines. Tommy's pipelines will be better than Steve's, prettier maybe.
I'm not up on these things but maybe you New Dems still have time to find a new leader, someone well to the Left of Tommy. I hear there's this guy who just came available - Tony Abbott.