As I've said several times, here, this is due to brute tribalism, nothing more: (1.) They saw themselves in him, (2.) they openly approved of his bullying and bigotry, (3.) and they lived vicariously through him. The rotten fucker got away with all sorts of crap they've love to be able to pull themselves. And he pissed off the lib-tards big-time. In these grim times, that's probably enough for the mindset inclined to worship at the altar of someone like Ford. Many of his fans are every bit as stupid and mean as he was, and - just to complicate matters - they do have some legitimate complaints. It's beyond fucked up.
http://www.torontosun.com/2016/04/02/mammoliti-denies-he-turned-his-back-on-fordMammoliti denies he turned his back on Ford
Move over sponsorship scandal, and forget Watergate, too.
This is Toronto’s Chairgate. Or maybe that should be Swivelgate.
On Friday, Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti released his “Dirty Half Dozen” list of council “hypocrites” — councillors he says turned their backs on mayor Rob Ford in council chambers on Nov. 14, 2013, during a time of need, but had the audacity to attend his funeral on Wednesday. But just hours later, pictures and videos surfaced online that some argue show the Ward 7 councillor also turned his back on Ford as he spoke to a wall of turned chairs.
“It’s not true,” Mammoliti said in an interview Saturday morning. “They are just on the defensive for what they did and that I called them out on it.”
http://www.torontosun.com/2016/04/01/mammolitis-dirty-half-dozen-listMammoliti's 'Dirty Half Dozen' list
I swear Mammo and Warms are colluding to create Ford-related news. No one was talking about something that happened in bloody 2013 until Mammo tried to create a shitstorm...one which quickly died because he doesn't get the attention he wants.