I hate to dump on the Toronto Spring, but I predict that the overthrow of Mayor Rob Ford will not happen, regardless of the judge’s post-decision decision to allow a byelection. There will not even be a byelection. The swarming mob we’ve seen daily for weeks now, running an imaginary Tahrir Square revolt against Mr. Ford, will soon be forced to disperse.
They have no case and no just cause beyond their own ideological delirium — these fantasy rock throwers, the usual collection of leftists and waffly centrists, cringing sophisticates, downtown Liberals, Toronto Star columnists, CBC reporters, Ryerson academics and would-be mayoral candidates who would like to maintain the old quasi-corrupt ways that have long dominated Toronto city government.
Thanks almost exclusively to the manipulations of old-time radical chic lawyer Clayton Ruby, the city of Toronto along with the entire nation have been convulsed into a form of mass…
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