Wednesday, July 27, 2016
When I wrote a post about the sad state of the Harper Party's leadership race the other day, and ran a group photo of the sorry losers that contest has so far attracted.
I forgot to say that with the departure of Jason Kenney, there will be at least one more candidate.
The candidate of the Con's rabid religious base.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
It's the Con's worst nightmare. The spectre of electoral reform coming after them, and threatening to drive them from power forever.
And since they know only a referendum can save them, they spend an incredible amount of time calling for or screaming for one.
Or repeating the same talking point over and over again like a broken record
If you've tuned in to Question Period since the last election, federal Conservatives seem to have one response and one response only whenever anyone brings up the question of reforming Canada's electoral system: referendum!
And of course the idea of a referendum did have to come from Pierre Poilievre.
Monday, July 25, 2016
As you know the Cons are having a desperate time trying to attract good candidates to join their leadership contest.
The only worse line-up than the one they have right now would be this one...
And I'm afraid the latest leadership candidate to join the race isn't going to help matters.
It's opening night at the Democratic Convention. And what was supposed to be Hillary Clinton's sparkly coronation is turning into a bit of a nightmare.
For even as Clinton prepares to accept her party's nomination, what was supposed to be a show of unity, and a bright contrast to Donald Trump's dark and divisive rally, is threatening to become a noisy show of disunity.
With the fate of the convention, and maybe her own fate, in the hands of the man she defeated.
Sunday, July 24, 2016
We know that Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin have an unusually warm relationship.
We know that Trump greatly admires the Russian strongman, and that Putin feels the same way about him.
And although they do make an odd couple, I have always assumed it was just one power hungry narcissist, admiring the other.
But what if it was something more sinister?
Saturday, July 23, 2016
It speaks to the horror of the Republican convention that although Donald Trump did declare it an enormous success.
As only he could.
The Washington Post editorial board has seen enough.
And has decided to endorse Hillary Clinton about three months earlier than it normally would.
Canada's premiers have made more progress in the last few months than they made in the almost ten years Stephen Harper ruled this country.
And they do have good reason to celebrate.
But there is always one party pooper, and it would have to be Brad Wall.
The grubby little oil pimp from Saskatchewan, who spent much of that meeting complaining that Justin Trudeau wasn't there.
So he could tell him how much he hates the idea of a carbon tax.
Friday, July 22, 2016
I think I've mentioned this before. I once had a lot of trouble calling Donald Trump a fascist.
I didn't want to diminish the word. Or the suffering of its many victims.
I also knew that he was planning to use Richard Nixon's 1968 law and order speech to the Republican convention as a template for his own.
But the deranged rant he delivered last night, wasn't even warmed up Nixon, it was far worse.
Thursday, July 21, 2016
For twenty years as the head of Fox News, Roger Ailes helped shaped the current form of the Republican Party.
And turn politics in that country into a sewer.
But today it was his turn to be flushed into that same sewer.
It was already the most bizarre political convention in modern American history. A third rate Nuremberg rally if ever there was one.
But for Donald Trump yesterday had to be the worst day so far.
For first he had to try to defend his wife, for the way she stole parts of her speech from Michelle Obama.