Like some long-lost remnant from a different era, Joan Crockatt channels many of the right-wing talking points favourited by archaic American tea party candidates who lost so badly on November 6. However, what was lost in the USA is still popular in much of Alberta, especially in Calgary Centre.
Yesterday, in a ‘forum’ for the upcoming byelection, Crockatt was in rare form. Thankfully challenged by the other party candidates, Crockatt displayed everything that turned off voters south of the border the last year and alienated most Canadians.
“If I’m a backbench MP, I’m just fine doing that,” Ms. Crockatt said. “To me, the job is to support the Prime Minister in whatever way that he thinks.”
“When you say you’ll do whatever Stephen Harper asks, how can we trust anything you say?” said NDP Candidate Dan Meade.
“As long as they’re still funding some porn channel on the web there’s going to be people who look at the CBC and says they’re still room for cuts,” Crockatt said.
“Our largest trading partner in the U.S. is a basket case financially and we need to start looking for other markets.
I wouldn’t mind such extremist drivel if for the fact that Crockatt is arguably a shoo-in. I guess that’s why Crockatt feels so comfortable dipping her toes into the dreaded Hunsperger/Leech zone. What’s sickening is that in one of the largest urban areas of Canada, this radical Conservative will most certainly join the ranks of a party already mired in ancient ideology.
A recent poll found that 44 per cent of voters backed the Conservatives, with the Liberals a distant second and the NDP and Green further back battling for third.
UPDATE: JimBobby has come up with stellar lyrics. Upcoming video?
UPDATE II: Here’s the video from JimBobby. It exceeds expectations.
X-posted at Let Freedom Rain