Election night reminded me of 2008 and America’s short lived hopey changy love fest for its newly minted Commander in Chief, although in Canada the masses decided to elect a hopey changy Nitwit in Chief.
I promised myself I wouldn’t watch the election results. But it ended up being like the odd time when you look at the sun, you know it’s bad and will leave dark spots in your vision, but you just can’t help yourself from peeking. I ended up watching it on Rebel Media, they did a live stream. Actually the results weren’t as bad as I thought they would be, after the past year of “Harper Derangement Syndrome”, by the CBC and CTV news, it’s a wonder the Cons managed to elect a dog catcher. I don’t think I have mentioned this before but I am a huge fan of proportional representation. Most the fawning news programs today have been crowing about the “Liberal Landslide”, but they actually only walked away with 7% more votes than the Cons but ended up with twice the amount of seats, also the Cons vote only decreased 200k votes from 2011, so the conservative base is still well and truly intact. Locally this whole area remained true blue, one of the few areas across Canada that did.
“Wonder Boy” has promised that this will be the last election using the “first past the post” electoral system, but he made that promise when the Libs were floundering in third place around the mid-twenties, now he and his cohorts have a nice comfortable majority that promise will disappear quicker than you can say “hair products”.
Another interesting fact is Justin is probably the least qualified person ever to hold the position of prime minister of our great country, he dabbled at McGill university getting his teachers degree and a BA. Taught a little drama at Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School in West Vancouver. Then went back to university, dabbled in engineering, dropped out. Tried for his Master of Arts degree dropped out. Then did a little acting for a year or so, then sought public office. After getting himself elected as MP for Papineau, that position is the longest job or actually any endeavor he has ever held down.
I suggest if not for his famous father he never would have got the Liberal nomination for Papineau in the first place and would still be doing what most silver spooned trust fund schleppers do, dabble in a little of this and little of that but never really complete anything. I know many of you are enamored by our newly minted “Hair Apparent” and are probably saying that this blog is just sour grapes from some grumpy conservative white guy, but while watching the news today and doing my best to hold back the gag reflex, while grown men and women were fawning and tongue bathing our pretty boy prime minister; the age old story “The emperor has no clothes” came to mind. The whole point of having an electoral parliamentary system in this country, was to get away from monarchistic hereditary heads of government. The first time this situation has arisen in the history of Canada and the voters decide to elect a dilettante air head as their prime minister. If Justin’s surname happened to be Sauveterre or Blaise, I suggest that rather than holding the highest elected position in this land, he would be asking “Is that 2% or Homo in that latte?” It absolutely boggles my mind.
But most of us that have been paying attention know what this is really all about, Justin is just the pretty boy face of the real power brokers behind Canada’s natural governing party. As always I can find a way to see the bright side of things. The whipping boy Harper is now gone. His bunch of tea baggers have been sent packing over to the opposition benches. I have no doubt that this new left leaning version of the Liberal Party of Canada will in short order be doing what they do best, racking up debt and pork barreling their pals and insiders. For a political junkie like me that is way more fun to watch than boring old fiscal restraint and good governance. The fun has only just started.