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Rob Ford: We Have Met the Enemy and He is Us

Rob Ford: We Have Met the Enemy and He is Us

I have a good friend who would consider himself a proud member of Ford Nation.  At least he used to.  Today, that same friend tells me Rob Ford has to resign.  At some point over the past few weeks, a straw broke the proverbial camel's back.

Rob Ford was democratically elected by this city. There is nothing in the Municipal Act that can force Rob Ford out now, despite the fact he's a massive distraction, has lost council and the majority of Torontonians.

We got the mayor we deserve by voting for Rob Ford in 2010. His character, judgment and bully tactics were clearly on display for all to see during his time as city councillor.

I bored of posting Rob Ford's asinine comments way back in 2008.  That's the same year I posted this video of Rob Ford and first used the term "Schadenford".  When this neanderthal announced he was running for mayor of Toronto in 2010, I wrote "Rob Ford For Mayor? Not On My Watch...".  But it did happen... on my watch.

Looking back at Rob Ford's first day in office, it's interesting to read what I wrote.

This was day one. It's going to be a very interesting time, and I'm just wondering how long it will be until this idiot implodes or our city explodes.

As I write this entry, Rob Ford is still mayor of Toronto, and it doesn't look like he's going anywhere. Meanwhile, council will strip his powers, Rob Ford will continue to live in a state of denial and all of Toronto will suffer.

It's sad, humiliating, embarrassing and unfortunate, but we have noone to blame but ourselves.  We did this, and now we live with it until the next election.  Shame on us all.

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