Thursday, November 12, 2009

Warren Kinsella on John Tory

I always find the strange bedfellows part of politics amusing. I understand that Kinsella and Tory are friends and I respect his decision to support him in the mayoralty. However, it is difficult to take this kind of thing with a straight face given the history. Here are some good examples from Warren's site:

"If you liked Brian Mulroney, you'll love John Tory!"
- Kinsella, Sept. 16, 2007

"The differences are clear.

John favours private education, private health care and monied private interests. We don't.

Oh, and John - who has been displaying appalling judgment in week one alone, with "U. of Zero," "por favor" and claiming that teachers "rig" tests - wants to use your tax dollars to teach your kids about creationism. We don't."

Kinsella, Sept. 10, 2007

"Wow. That's it for John and politics."

-Kinsella after Tory's defeat in DVW, Oct. 10, 2007


Kinsella after Tory went negative, August 28, 2007

"More bad judgment from John Tory. (And, remember, he says you are to blame. Not him.)"

Kinsella, September 28, 2007

Above a picture of Tory and PC MPP Randy Hillier:


We said we’d get a photo of anti-gay, anti-native, anti-urban Randy Hillier with his leader, John Tory. And we did.

(And check out the sign. That's Tory about to speak to, or having just spoken to, a rabidly far-right-wing group. It means these two have been pals for a long time. Interesting, no?)"

Kinsella, July 18, 2007

" me the next time you see John Tory lined up somewhere other than the Four Season's, would ya?"

Kinsella, July 2, 2007

"I was warming up, a bit, so I kept going: "Shame on John Tory! Shame on him! Shame on him for claiming to be an urban, urbane 'progressive' conservative, and then turning around and permitting the candidacy of someone who rails against 'Quebec, Native, Arts, Homosexual, Urban and Multi cultures'! "

The John Tory we all knew, I told the writer, ceased to exist on the day that he permitted Randy Hillier to be his standard-bearer. And that is the case we intend to put before the people of Ontario this Fall. And they will agree with us."

Kinsella, June 14, 2007

And it goes on, and on, and on.


Anonymous said...

You should see what he wrote about Ignatieff....

CanadianSense said...

Are you expecting a position based on principle?

I think you have set the bar a little too high.

Opportunism, political advantage are the markers our leaders and their supporters have settled on.

Anonymous said...

What about his nouthing off on talk shows about Paul Martin and Liberal Party 2004 and 2006.....I turned him off in last election so I dont know what he said about Dion...we dont need this guy on Ctv as a strategist...thank you for giving me hope that someone in this party thinks WK is a blabbermouth ..I have told liberal ca and Iggy and they do NOTHING to stop it.....gramps

Aaron Ginsberg said...

That's really all I'm saying Canadian Sense. It's sad how much money and power guide our political classes. I'm not saying it wasn't ever thus. I'm just saying it's sad.

CanadianSense said...

To his credit JC did enact a policy to stop corp and unions direct funding.

They now have to find more "creative" methods.

Having the entire family make the individual maximum donations.

I am not sure if this was done on improving democracy to to punish the funding for the Lib.

I don't think it is going to change. I am too cynical.

Anonymous said...

Kinsella's backflip on Iggy was one least he took the time to try and explain it.

But he was so vicious to Tory (as your quotes show) - it's just comical.

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