It was a dark night. You could see it coming. But that didn't make digesting the outcome any easier. H.L. Mencken didn't have any respect for the folks Doug Ford calls "the people." Mencken called them "the booboisee." Last night, the people elected a card carrying member of the booboisee. There will be consequences. Michael Harris writes:
Ford’s campaign has been a well-oiled hot mess, despite the machinations on Facebook of the right-wing activist group Ontario Proud. From being on the receiving end of complaints of violating Ontario’s campaign finance rules to appointing candidates rather than holding contested nominations, Ford has shown himself to have all the instincts of his deceased brother — and a few of Donald Trump’s.
Ford also made wild promises to wipe out Ontario’s deficit coupled with enormous tax cuts. How do you pay down the deficit with less revenue? How do you pay for the tax cuts themselves, unless by the tried and true way of cutting services?
Ford’s costings for his promises are about as reliable as a five-year-old’s first go at an abacus.
We've handed the car keys over to a child, who will undoubtedly cause chaos on the province's highways.
Anger is what fuelled Ford's SUV. And when anger pummels reason, we court disaster.
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