Friday, December 11, 2015
Michael Harris on the Trudeau Derangement Syndrome
As I've said before, the way the Cons and the Con media have gone after Justin Trudeau from the moment he was sworn in, couldn't be more unfair or more disgusting.
They have gone after his children, they have gone after his wife.
They have accused him of breaking one promise after the other. They have blamed him for the deficit Stephen Harper saddled him with...
And as Michael Harris writes, it can only be described as Trudeau Derangement Syndrome
They spent ten years in power playing smear-and-fear politics against anyone opposing Stephen Harper. The facts never mattered then and they don’t matter now. Trust me — whatever Ambrose says, this is still the party of Steve and it will stay his until they wrestle the remote control out of his cold, blue hands and change the channel.
It is still Harper's party. They still can't believe they were humiliated by a leader who they claimed just wasn't ready. The Con media can't believe they were so wrong and didn't see it coming.
They hate him and Sophie Gregoire - Trudeau for being young and glamorous...
As if that was a crime.
They hate him for inspiring hope and optimism again.
Trudeau insists that the important thing in the modern world is to be optimistic about change, which is a fact of life, and not succumb to negativity. “There’s a sense that maybe we’ve reached the end of progress, that maybe it’s the new normal that the quality of life is going to go down for the next generation. Well, I refuse to accept that,” he says, fixing me with his deep gaze. “And I refuse to allow that to happen.”
In a grey country where for so many years hope went to die.
They hate him for being so popular.
And then there’s the excitement that Trudeau’s election is causing in the United States. He has hearts fluttering everywhere from The New York Times Magazine to the White House. Other world leaders say he’s already making a big impact. Not bad for a guy who ‘just wasn’t ready’. Beats the hell out of locking yourself in the bathroom, right?
Unlike their Great Leader...
And yes, as Harris writes, it probably is a case of leader envy.
What’s really making the Cons cranky? Losing, mostly — but it’s also a bad case of Leader Envy. I don’t recall anyone calling Harper hot. He simply never was Vogue material (although I wouldn’t rule out a nice spread about Steve and the Missus in The Calgary Herald — you know, one of those ‘where are they now’ jobbies).
Although I'm sure Harper would deny that...
But the good news, as I have mentioned before, is that what the Cons and their bought media don't understand is that Justin Trudeau is so popular because he symbolizes the hope for change.
That hope is bigger than him.
And anyone who tries to frustrate it will pay a heavy price.
The survivors of the sinking of the SS Harper recently rejected the throne speech and are now back at the familiar work of slagging Trudeau. There’s more content in a fortune cookie than in their rants. If the goal is to lose fifty more seats in the next election, that’s the right approach. Informed dissent is the essence of effective opposition.
For Conservatives, the long road back to respectability — and power — does not run through Nannygate. The base is not as stupid as they think.
And the best news? We did win the election. We did crush the Cons.
We are taking back our country.
As I always knew we would.
This is our new prime minister.
The first large group of Syrian refugees coming to Canada by government aircraft arrived in Toronto late Thursday night, with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on hand to welcome them at a temporary processing centre at Pearson International Airport.
He is so much better than the last one.
We got our future back.
And so did they....
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