Well. Who'd a thunk it? My riding turfed out the seemingly safe Karen Redman for the fetus fetishist Con jobber. Some folk are shocked, shocked I tell you that the always pleasant and innocuous Redman lost what should have been a guaranteed seat. Me, I voted for an independent candidate. Why? Oh why did I not swallow my gorge and vote "strategically" for Redman? Because I value a candidate who shows up, who stumps in the riding who responds to fucking letters and emails. There was pretty much no discernible effort made on Redman's part to actually run a campaign in my neighbourhood. Over the last few years I have had occasion to contact her office on several issues. I have received precisely no response from her or her office. Nada. Zero. Zilch. I received not a flyer, not a call, not a visit from the candidate or her team. The Con, as ugly as his views are, sent out literature, left messages on my phone and a door knocker sorry I missed you thingy on my door. He ran a campaign.
Am I happy that my riding elected a fetus fetishist idiot Con? Nope. Am I sorry that Karen Redman lost her cushy job? Nope.
Here's the deal Canadian politicians, you are all on notice. Fat Steve you and your gang do not have the confidence of Canadians. After two solid years of negative ads, belittling Dion, you could not win a majority. Why? Because we do not trust you with one. And let the sky bully save you if you think you can pull another snap election out of your ass. The record low turn out last night speaks to the general sense of contempt that our politicians have come to deserve in the last few years. Stephane Dion and the Liberals, you made Jason Cherniak cry. I hope you're happy. Listen up you determined losers, Bob Rae and Iggy are not, I repeat, not the future. They are oblivion. The Liberal task is now to remake the party from the bottom up. If you sad sack dinks ever hope to return to power you have to figure out how to run a campaign and deliver a leader with a team that Canadians see as a viable alternative to the Cons. You are a pack of passive goofs. Stephen Harper is the fat kid who pushed you around at recess.
Happy Jack Layton, go fuck off now. You picked up a few seats but for all of the polling and all of the hand me down Obamaisms, you still suck. Your big push to become Canada's official second place party failed. Time to drift into the oblivion you so richly deserve, perhaps a used car lot or a furniture store like ol' Mel Lastman. If the NDP wants to have a future shot, look deep into your hearts and put Charlie Angus at the front of the line. There's a guy who has the balls to square off with the Conservative pig people, who understands the issues of a changing social and technological dynamic. There is a guy who could actually move you up in the standings and give you a shot at power. So you'll ignore him and carry on sucking. No surprise there.
M Duceppe, thank you. You were the stop gap and the ethical voice this country needed in the campaign. Please extend the mandate of the Bloc to the rest of the country. I'd have voted for you in the blink of an eye had the option been there. The Bloc had the most appealing platform, the most stalwart leadership and a kick ass, original theme song. Congratulations to you and your team, the only party in this election to deserve congratulations.
Elizabeth May, whatever.