If members of Ford Nation, the last remaining fervent supporters of Toronto’s beleaguered crackhead mayor, had things their way, their reigning homophobic, xenophobic, alcohol abusing, sexually harassing champ would be mayor for life.

Thankfully (hopefully), the course of democracy will take the helm and will one day unseat the resident drug aficionado. One of such candidates hoping to assume the mayor’s seat after elections this fall is former NDP Member of Parliament Olivia Chow, wife of former NDP sweetheart and leader Jack Layton.

Being the only serious left-wing candidate in a race filled with primarily conservative contenders, legions of Ford Nation loyals took to social media to attack Chow.

Being as they are supporters of Rob Ford, they could not attack Chow on any legitimate grounds any more than they could defend Ford on any truthful grounds (seeing as how Rob Ford did not save the city $1 billion).

So, without further ado, here are the top reactions to a liberal, non-substance-abusing mayoral candidate by members of Ford Nation.

With Internet access so readily available, you'd think conservatives would take two seconds to learn that liberalism doesn't mean communism.

With Internet access so readily available, you’d think conservatives would take two seconds to learn that liberalism doesn’t mean communism.

Ford Nation unite! Socialism sucks, homophobia is great!

Ford Nation unite! Socialism sucks, homophobia is great!

Less than subtle racism? Check.

Less than subtle racism? Check.

More accusations of communism. We should invest in dictionaries.

More accusations of communism. We should invest in dictionaries.

Jewish conspiracy. Of course.

Jewish conspiracy. Of course.

Don't you hate it when liberal communist socialist Muslims want equality?

Don’t you hate it when liberal communist socialist Muslims want equality?

Why do lefties hate democracy?!

Why do lefties hate democracy?!

To top it all off, this needs no explanation.

To top it all off, this needs no explanation.

Editorial note: Ford Nation defenders can be seen in many of the linked articles, calling journalists/other commenters communists.

(“Crack Ford” Image Credit Joseph Morris, licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0)