Friday, June 6, 2008

NAFTAGate Bob Rears His Ugly Head

I told you it was going to get boring from here on in.

You may remember a slight problem a few months ago when representatives of a certain US candidate (OK, B.H. Obama) told certain Canadian trade officials, "Don't worry, he's not serious when he talks about scrapping NAFTA. He's just pandering for blue collar votes."

At the time, it made perfect sense to me, and I believe we all said, "OK by us. Hey, that's politics." We knew the American media would understand.

Well OK, but fast forward to today, another slow news day. The boys and girls at CP are repeating Bobama Rae's tiresome contention that "Prime Minister Stephen Harper will have some fences to mend in Washington should Barack Obama win the presidency."

Quips Bobama, (showing off a deep intellect weaned on Trivial Pursuit and fifties TV shows): "If Senator Obama wins in November, Mr. Harper — to use the classic words of Desi Arnaz — is going to have some explaining to do."

I beg your pardon, but, if could be unparliamentary for a moment Bob, you can KMA. The candidate is going to have some 'splaining to do when all those blue collar voters ask what happened to his promise to renegotiate NAFTA. Just like Jean Chr├ętien and Paul Martin had some 'splaining to do when they decided to keep the terrible Mulroney GST.

In a further pathetic attempt at spin, Bobama says "we've got a crisis in our relationship with the Democratic party because of the fact we’ve got a Republican farm team operating in Ottawa."


Bobama continues, stomping on his George Bush doll: "The prime minister has always denied interfering in the Democratic race or secretly favouring the Republicans, who are ideologically more compatible with Harper’s Conservatives."

Yawn. I can hardly stay awake.
Pix: 2005 Liberal Leadership Convention Souvenir