Thursday, March 07, 2019
Let's See, What's on the Liberal Menu Today?
The special today is a shit sandwich served on stale bread with a side of runny hyperbole. Not my sort of thing but Liberals obviously have a taste for it.
Jody, Justin and Gerry - a pack of losers. Depending on your Liberal camp, Jody's or Justin's, one is the best thing ever and the other is the worst thing ever.
Jody, it seems, stumbled across a basket of principle on Lavalin that she certainly didn't have when she and Justin abridged Canadians' Charter rights on assisted dying spelled out so clearly by the Supreme Court of Canada. Both chose to whittle down the public's Charter rights for their perceived partisan political advantage. Fortunately those who are terminally ill and have both the time remaining and oodles of money are still able to get justice but that usually means a costly, drawn out trip to a provincial court of appeal. For putting themselves and their government above the law these two can both go hang.
Justin tried to peddle the bullshit that Lavalin is all about jobs. No, it's all about Liberal electoral fortunes in Quebec this October. If Lavalin doesn't get federal contracts some other Canadian construction contractor will and those jobs will go to whomever they hire. Lavalin has competition. There are other contractors. Most of those firms, however, are based in either Alberta or Ontario. Can't be having that now, can we?
Liberal Jody or Liberal Justin, both have their acolytes. Some make out Jody to be a hero. The other camp says no harm, no foul. Justin has nothing to apologize for.
The only honest player in this saga is Andrew Scheer. It's his job to find Justin's vulnerability, the chink in his armour, and go for it. He's doing that, sort of, not that anyone outside the Tory camp is paying much attention to him.
The media? Well, if it bleeds, it leads and days of Liberal bloodletting are just the thing. Sure they're rounding on Justin but so what?
I won't be voting Liberal this October but this dreary Lavalin business won't affect that. I didn't need the Lavalin scandal to confirm the incompetence of the Trudeau government.
And, if by some grotesque happenstance, Andrew Scheer prevails in October, I'll blame that on Justin for reneging on his promise to implement electoral reform and put an end to 39% majority government.
In the meantime how about we mop up all the blood on the floor and get back to the business of governing Canada. It's been a while.