LEVY: Manufacturing outrage a la Trump

#Billgate. #Smilegate. #Immigrantgate . #Divisivegate.

The first week of the Ontario election campaign is done and heaven knows they tried.

Premier Kathleen Wynne and the complicit media who prop her up tried to throw as much spaghetti as they could against the wall in the hopes that it would stick to PC leader Doug Ford.

But it didn’t — proving that the electorate is tuning out. People want change after 15 years of a politically-corrupt, spendahoic government and the angry Liberals and NDPers have not learned a damn thing from what happened south of the border with Hillary Clinton in 2016.

A few days into the campaign, NDP Andrea Horwath — who always waits for the all-clear sign to jump in — got into the act, making the Wynne/Horwath tag team appear more like two shrews trying to gang up on the calm, white guy than seasoned politicians.

Their media allies tried to cook up the notion that Ford is unqualified for the job with a little “gotcha” question about how a bill becomes law.

It didn’t stick. In fact, it made Wynne and her media allies look petty and puerile.

Wynne and Horwath — with the left-wing media pack happy to assist — jumped on Ford’s two comments about the premier’s smile.

OMG, complained a Liberal-friendly Queen’s Park bureau chief/talking head — absolutely aghast or at least pretending to be outraged — Ford said it twice.

Our state broadcaster even had the audacity to quote so-called women’s violence expert and rabid leftist Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam’s wife, Farrah Kahn, who said she was nervous about Ford’s comments and the fact that he held Wynne’s arm (to shake her hand after the Northern Ontario debate) — a clear sign of “power and dominance.”

These people are truly caricatures of caricatures.

But I digress. Fact is, that didn’t stick either.

Neither did the faux attempts by Wynne and Horwath to paint Ford as anti-immigrant when he told a northern debate he felt Ontario needed to “take care of our own” — which meant exhausting every option to ensure locals are employed before turning to immigrants to fill jobs in northern towns.

Wynne and Horwath wasted no time playing the virtue-signalling card — calling the comments “very disturbing” and “worrisome.”

The left-wing media smugly followed up with claims Ford had to do “damage control.”

A day later it was quickly forgotten.

U.S. President Donald Trump departs the White House in Washington en route to Cleveland to tout the Republican tax cuts just ahead of Tuesday’s primary election in Ohio, Saturday, May 5, 2018.

This left the Wynne/Horwath tag with no choice but to bring out the real ammunition — invoke the name of Donald Trump.

In fact, Wynne had the audacity to claim — which was duly reported by her official media mouthpiece — that Ford’s style of campaigning is “angry and divisive … not about responsible decision-making and principled policies.”

I practically choked on my coffee I was laughing so hard when I read that juicy little bit of irony — coming from the same woman who is so angry and such a sore loser about her dismal chances in this election she’ll say anything to try to dupe the electorate into thinking Ford will end life as we know it in this province.

It leaves me wondering if any of them — the Wynne/Horwath tag team or the friendly media who do their bidding –remember what all this faux outrage and the slavish fixation by the smug elites on the so-called interloper Trump did for Clinton in the 2016 Presidential race.

It ended very badly, of course. I still remember the faces of the media shills on the Clinton News Network (CNN) on election night.

So, I say to all of them keep invoking the Trump brand.

Trump. Ford. Trump. Ford. Trump. Ford.

In fact, I’m waiting for all them to call Ford supporters a “basket of deplorables”

For the purposes of the few hundred viewers on French-language CBC, it’s “Le Panier a Deplorables.”

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Source:: Toronto Sun – Movies

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