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Toronto’s frustrated downtown intellectuals confront latest Ford victory
National Post ^ | February 27, 2013 | Kelly McParland

Posted on 02/27/2013 1:43:56 PM PST by Squawk 8888

Toronto’s Intellectually Superior Downtown Liberals (IDL, the ‘s’ is silent) are in a really bad mood these days as they come to grips with the thrashing they’ve received from Rob Ford, the 300-pound mayor they consider unworthy to run the city they call home, and who they’ve been trying to get rid of ever since he won his job in a democratic election two years ago.

Three times they’ve tried to oust him – four if you count the election itself – and so far they’re 0-for-4. Even the Leafs are doing better than that this year. Emergency sessions have been called at 1 Yonge Street, home of the Toronto Star, where new strategies are being discussed in between group hugs and caramel macchiatos.

Unwilling to accept that maybe Ford has a right to the job, due to having won the most votes and all, they’re exploring new explanations for his success. Royson James, a Star columnist, described him after his victory this week as “the all-time, undefeated champion of the courts — a slippery eel of a politician coated in Teflon.” See the point? Maybe the courts and the voters are blind to his failings, but The Star still knows Ford is unworthy. It’s just that he’s got some supernatural protection device, blinding lesser beings to his inadequacies. Why can’t they see, of Lord? Why can’t they see?

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TOPICS: Canada; Culture/Society; Politics/Elections
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Schadenfreude!
1 posted on 02/27/2013 1:44:01 PM PST by Squawk 8888
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To: Clive; exg; Alberta's Child; albertabound; AntiKev; backhoe; Byron_the_Aussie; Cannoneer No. 4; ...
To all- please ping me to Canadian topics.

Canada Ping!

2 posted on 02/27/2013 1:45:56 PM PST by Squawk 8888 (True North- Strong Leader, Strong Dollar, Strong and Free!)
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To: Squawk 8888

Rob Ford is the Tie Domi of Mayors.


3 posted on 02/27/2013 1:50:25 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Squawk 8888

It appears that Canadian voters are indeed quite a few IQ quantum levels above ours.

Kudos, Canada. Just wait a few years, please invade us, and we give you full permission to take every lib you can find - and do what you will with them.


4 posted on 02/27/2013 1:51:44 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Da Coyote
It appears that Canadian voters are indeed quite a few IQ quantum levels above ours.

No history of slavery (the gift that keeps on giving) and no common border with a Third World country (ditto).Other than that the two countries are surprisingly similar (except,perhaps,for Quebec).

5 posted on 02/27/2013 2:00:01 PM PST by Gay State Conservative ("Progressives" toss the word "racist" around like chimps toss their feces)
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To: Squawk 8888

>>>> Toronto’s “Intellectually Superior Downtown Liberals” ......

Don’t we have one of those in every major city here in the States? Like a must-have club or something.


6 posted on 02/27/2013 2:16:59 PM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Da Coyote
It appears that Canadian voters are indeed quite a few IQ quantum levels above ours.

Umm, unfortunately, no. Steven Harper, our Prime Minister, has the federal government on target for a balanced budget in a few years. Read the sentence again. We have the most conservative government in the world. Canada is blessed with oil reserves 12 times that of Saudi Arabia. We have a strong economy, a strong banking system and a neighbor who would not let any other country mess with us. Harper's approval rating is 45%. Explain that one to me.

7 posted on 02/27/2013 2:54:22 PM PST by Former Proud Canadian (Obamanomics-We don't need your stinking tar sands oil, we'll just grow algae.)
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To: Former Proud Canadian

With that kind of approval rating, the Tories would be returned to office with an even larger majority.

Harper’s job approval rating isn’t higher because Quebec doesn’t like him but he gets a thumbs-up in the Ontario 904. As long the Tories sweep Ontario, they should be able to form majority governments in Canada.


8 posted on 02/27/2013 3:24:42 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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I know, but it still galls me. Canadians have no idea how lucky they are.


9 posted on 02/27/2013 3:28:52 PM PST by Former Proud Canadian (Obamanomics-We don't need your stinking tar sands oil, we'll just grow algae.)
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