The World According to Kory

On “dysfunctional” government:

Kory Teneycke, PMO media director, says “this shouldn’t be a huge surprise to anyone” and reiterates Harper’s position of Parliament being at an impasse. He argues there’s a complete lack of common ground with the Opposition and the Liberals developed a (Green Shift) platform over the summer that makes it “very difficult for Dion to compromise with the government because he’s diametrically opposed.”

Well really. I mean how can Stephen Harper possibly be expected to govern effectively with an Official Opposition that’s actually opposed to the Conservative party? Why it’s just simple logic! After all, 36.27% of the electorate gave Harper a “mandate” to rule with absolute, unquestioned authority until he conveniently decides that the other parties don’t have confidence in the Conservatives and is then forced to declare a potentially illegal snap election in order to “crush” them. Yippee!

On the Liberal Party being just like Communist regimes:

”Conservatives should be marked by realism and the knowledge the Liberal party is one of the most successful parties ever – more successful than the Communist parties in Russia and China and more enduring than Fidel Castro.”

Precisely, and it’s entirely appropriate to compare a democratically elected party that’s formed the nation’s government in 23 of Canada’s 38 parliaments with an uninterrupted 73 year-long totalitarian regime dominated by the 29 year rule of one of the most brutal dictators in history, responsible for the criminal slaughter of millions.

On the economy:

“Obviously, we’re in uncertain economic times; all the more reason to have the certainty of a mandate so you can address the economic challenges as they occur.”

Obviously. Never mind that Teneycke “says Harper stresses another minority government” out of a sense of “realism,” this new minority government will provide the “certainty” that the present “dysfunctional” minority government couldn’t ever possibly deliver. Again, it’s just simple logic, folks!

11 Replies to “The World According to Kory”

  1. Christ, I’m already missing the sober, mature wisdom of Sandra Buckler.

    What terrible infant is Harper going to get next?

  2. The guy’s face gives me the creeps….does he shave yet?

    So much for good representation for younger people in politics….this guy and Polievre….ugh

  3. Come to think of it… I’ve never seen Kory Kob Bob and Corn Teneycke in the same room before. The resemblance is more than spooky.

  4. The resemblance is more than spooky.

    I think it was Kady O’Malley who first got me onto that…she noticed a resemblance between Oily the Spokestain and Corn Cob Bob (the eyes and mouth). When I saw that photo of lil’ Kory, making the comparison simply became inescapable.

    Does he draw these things himself?

    Anyway, I’m so tired of these Harperjugend and their infectious enthusiasm. The way they’re being mentored by older wingnuts like Flanagan and Manning (and lower-tier creepy adults like Steyn and Coren) is almost…well, sordid…and the fact remains that their exuberance is not a reflection of renewed interest and engagement in democratic politics so much as a manifestation of the increased infantilisation and prolonged adolescence of our culture. And I wouldn’t mind that so much if it just weren’t so damn dumb all the time.

  5. I mean how can Stephen Harper possibly be expected to govern effectively with an Official Opposition that’s actually opposed to the Conservative party?

    Except that they’re not. The Libs have caved on every important issue of the day, and hid their principles at any and every available opportunity to do so.

    Precisely, and it’s entirely appropriate to compare […]

    No, it isn’t. Kory is the worst appointment and disappointment the Conservatives have come up with yet. He makes Sandra Buckler seem thoughtful and reasoned in comparison.

  6. The Libs have caved on every important issue of the day, and hid their principles at any and every available opportunity to do so.

    For the hundredth time…the Liberals don’t have principles, at least in the Conservative sense, which are mostly grandiose and noble-sounding proclamations they (and everyone else) never live by but which sound compelling to gullible rubes.

  7. RA — Except that they’re not. The Libs have caved on every important issue of the day, and hid their principles at any and every available opportunity to do so.

    You guys can’t have it both ways. On the one hand you’re complaining because they’re not opposing and supposedly just rolling over when they should be voting against the government, and on the other you’re moaning and whining about them obstructing legislation and holding up Harper’s agenda (whatever that might be).

  8. What you mean “you guys”? It’s Harper and his incessant need to “crush” the Liberals that is taking this country unwillingly into an election. Don’t assume that because Harper’s stubborn insistence to break his own election laws and bring Canada to another fruitless minority government, that I agree with the decision.

  9. This post had me laughing. Well done, as usual.

    I’m so glad you’re blogging again RT. Especially if an election is coming up.

  10. RA — “You guys” in the sweeping sense of 80-90% of “The Blogging Tories” — you perhaps being a notable exception to the partisan rule on this score.

    Carrie — Thanks. 🙂

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