Why I’m Not Voting for Doug Ford

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 @ 12:09 pm

If there’s one thing that annoys me, it’s blatant lying. Completely excluding the other major Mayoral candidates and also looking past the assorted list of allegations against various members of the Ford family (Rob, Doug and Kathy), I’m going to only refer to objective facts (hard numbers) in this post to illustrate why I won’t be voting for Doug Ford on Election Day.

Doug Ford Quote

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… I am going to point out that the only two proven track records Doug Ford has is:

  1. Working against city council
  2. Having THE worst vote attendance record at City Hall (excluding 2 councillors who had health problems)

1. Working Against City Council

Alignment of Individual Votes with City Council Decisions

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Trying really, really hard to give Doug, Rob, and Giorgio some credit, maybe they were just trying to stop the “gravy train”? (maybe?)

Regardless, if he can’t work with or convince City Council as a Councillor, what makes him able to as a hypothetical Mayor? All that I foresee in this worst-case scenario is an even more dysfunctional City Council.

2. Having The Worst Vote Attendance Record

Council Absence

(source)

Just to re-iterate, the last two councillors – Giorgio Mammoliti and Ron Moeser – had health issues.

In a (kind of) rebuttal to this track record, he claimed he skips only the “unimportant” votes. Again, that’s (yet another) one of his lies.

Will Doug suddenly change a 4-year habit of missing 30% of votes if he becomes mayor? And do I want a mayor who is absent from 1 in every 3 votes?

I shouldn’t even have to worry about this, and I’m not going to because I’m not voting for him.

Closing and Some Nice Tidbits

So the above is a mind-dump of some of the reasons behind why I’m not even considering Doug Ford as a Mayoral candidate, and why I’ve continually been annoyed at the latest polls showing Doug Ford in second place.

For helpful links on the upcoming elections, visit a simple micro-site I made: http://dyu.ca/to/

To conclude this blog post/rant, I’m going to leave you with a few quotes by Doug:

“I’m in favour of getting rid of all taxes, as much as we can. When I say all, I don’t mean 100%.”
Doug Ford commenting on a projected $90-million surplus in 2012 – May 29, 2012

“I’ve never seen Rob drink at any event. Ever.
Doug Ford – March 26, 2013

“You’re going to curb your drinking, especially in public… Stay in your basement, have a few pops.”
– Doug Ford to Rob Ford on ex-weekly radio show – November 3, 2013

“Everyone keeps saying Rob’s a conservative. He’s a huge, massive social liberal. He loves Obama. The headlines of the papers when he won? ‘The White Obama.'”
Doug Ford to CNN reporter – November 18, 2013

“I’ll tell you one thing, I’ll work day in and day out to knock these councillors off. I’m gonna target their areas, I’m gonna work day in and day out to knock them off. Oh yeah, and I’m gonna bring Ford Nation live all across the city.”
Doug Ford to CNN reporter – November 18, 2013

“[Rob Ford is] the most honest politician this country has ever seen.”
Doug Ford – November 18, 2013

“You can’t destroy a community like this. People have worked 30 years for their home… My heart goes out to kids with autism. But no one told me they’d be leaving the house. If it comes down to it, I’ll buy the house myself and resell it.”
Doug Ford to Griffin Centre staff, a residential home for developmentally disabled youth – May 17, 2014

“He can go to hell.”
Doug Ford to a father with an autistic son who complained about the above statement by Doug – July 4, 2014