Who cares? Rob Ford is a stinking, lying asshole. I don't want to see him killed, but I would hope for more than his political defeat. What's political defeat to this scum? They go off and get their rewards from their political paymasters, like the drooling moron Mike Harris (Ford's "mentor") who got all those positions on corporate boards for his services. Even if Ford doesn't get rewarded from the corporate gravy train, he'll go back to being the stupid figurehead leader of his father's business.
I'd like to see Ford suffer. If there's any justice in this world, Ford should be made to suffer in the same way that people who lose decent jobs, people who can't access vital services, people whose taxes will go to pay for the $49 million in charges against the City of Toronto for Ford's cancellation of Transit City and the crooked rip-offs he's no doubt plotting with his puppet-masters will suffer. I'd like to see him suffer as much as these poor people.
But here's WHY assholes like Ford can continue to get elected and wreck havoc and drive people to distraction and thoughts of violence:
Ford has been heavily criticized in some quarters after he swept into office promising to cut the fat and excess at city hall. His campaign said he would put an end to the "gravy train" at city hall.
Late last month, Ford chaired a 22-hour executive council meeting where Torontonians voiced their opinions on proposed cuts to the city's budget.
That's from the CBC link above. That's it by the way. Pussy-footing around about how Ford's promise was nothing but lies. One has to fill in the gaps between reading about how Ford also promised to cut the fat and excess and the council meeting where people are speaking against the cutting of services.
It says "Ford has been heavily criticized" but it doesn't say why.
It doesn't say straight out that Ford "guaranteed" that he could find almost one billion dollars in "gravy" and that there would be no service cuts, and now him and his asshole brother are talking about closing libraries.
This is what I mean by the media treating charlatans as serious, genuine political choices. Brazen, bald-faced lying doesn't get any more blatant than Rob Ford's. It's not "bias" to report that Ford is being heavily criticized for LYING on a colossal scale to get elected.
But again, and again and again, brazen liars (as long as their lies are serviceable to capitalists or war mongers) get a pass. And decent people write letters to the editor, sign petitions, protest peacefully, show up at public consultations and inquiries, and it's all for nothing.
No wonder some people lose it now and again.
I don't have any sympathy for Rob Ford. I don't make any apologies for people driven to do what they did. We've been listening to their bullshit and suffering because of their stupidity, incompetence, callousness and greed for decades now.