Lisa Raitt: Witchy woman
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Now that Lisa Raitt has laid waste to the Canadian Autoworkers Union, she’s getting set to let her nunchucks fly on the Canadian Union of Postal Workers, promising back-to-work legislation that will see pension cheques on the dinnertable by next week.
Not so fast, says Jackie Boy Layton. The NDP is coming to the rescue of the CUPW, threatening to block legislation until the House recesses for the summer.
You know that Stephen Harper won’t allow a recess if he can’t push through the BTWL.
I’m betting it could be a very hot summer indeedy for those depending on the mail and for the suits on Parliament Hill.
In reality, Canadians don’t want a postal strike, and I truly don’t think they care about the unions. The mail is sacred to Canadians; a stall in mail services sends them into sweaty panic, the kind they feel on the day before a holiday and they want to get their drink on.
Unfortunately, getting their mail isn’t as easy as an end run on the liquor store before it closes for a holiday.
So the NDP will do themselves no favors with Canadians by blocking the BTWL for Canada Post workers. It will remind Canadians that the NDP is not a moderate party of the people, but rather a panderer to high-powered and deep pocketed unions. And that will leave a bad taste in the mouths of the Canadians who voted for them for the first time.
For their part, the Tories will be like Anthony Weiner with a video camera.
Orgasmic, drunk with power, wielding an invaluable weapon called a majority government in the House and the Senate.
Finally, they can exercise their unfettered power to neutralize the pesky collective bargaining process and impose their will on the unsuspecting masses.
There Lisa Raitt will be, like the wicked witch, perched in her castle croaking at her bureaucratic monkeys to “fly, fly, fly.”
Did you see how quickly she smashed down the CAW?
Could have used her in Vancouver the other night.
Wouldn’t it have been lovely to be a fly on the wall, when Raitt read the riot act to Air Canada?
It would probably have been reminiscent of that scene in Arthur when his granny Martha gives the little drunk an ultimatum.
“Don’t fuck with us,” she said. “We’re ruthless people.”
Got that right.
So settle back, friends, or go to the off-track betting establishments and put your money down.
See how long it takes for the Tories’ Witchy Woman to gut the CUPW.
Welcome to Canada’s New Government, ladies and gentlemen.
Watch them rock and roll.