Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Has Preston Manning Finally Lost His Marbles?
For years Preston Manning has been able to maintain a thin veneer of respectability.
By posing as the slightly dotty elder statesman of the Reform rednecks of Alberta.
But ever since his Harperite cult was defeated in the last election, that image has started to fray along the edges.
Three weeks ago he accused Justin Trudeau of fuelling Western alienation.
And now he's gone one outrageous step further.
Now he's accusing Justin Trudeau of being an American stooge.
Once you meet Justin Trudeau personally, I’m sure you will agree with our assessment that this is the best Canadian prime minister the United States has ever had. In many respects he epitomizes the “it’s all about me” generation and its self-expression and promotion via social media. So let’s like him on Facebook, follow him on Twitter – and while we’re at it, why not a selfie?
By catering for a day or two to Mr. Trudeau’s desire for personal attention and aggrandizement, we can safely ignore conceding anything of substance on Canada-U.S. issues and more easily and cheaply advance our own interests in those areas.
Or a Canadian traitor.
Which of course couldn't be more disgusting, or more insane.
It’s in Canada’s interests to tie energy development and environmental protection together. They should be telling us that they will co-operate with us on more positive action to reduce GHG emissions only if we will increase our energy imports from Canadian sources.
For does Manning seriously believe that we should tell the Americans that we will only reduce our greenhouse gas emissions if they agree to allow us to pour even more dirty oil fumes into the atmosphere?
And if so has he finally lost his marbles?
For who is he to call any Canadian leader an American?
When he was the one who brought the wacky politics of America to Canada. By riding into Ottawa with his Reform posse of religious fanatics, misogynists, homophobes, and racists.
And setting about trying to destroy our government and our Canadian values, while selling us out to the big American oil companies, and cheerfully torching the planet, in the name of Greater Alberta.
Whose interests he has ALWAYS placed before the interests of the rest of Canada.
Even before he suckled his little monster Stephen Harper to fruition...
And delivered unto us the worst and least Canadian Prime Minister this country has ever known.
But then of course Manning is desperate. The Harper Cons have been defeated. His beloved Alberta is in the hands of the NDP. Big Oil is on its knees.
The hated Son of Trudeau just keeps getting more and more popular.
At his recent Manning Institute conference attendance was waaaaay down. And he's got to do something, ANYTHING, to try to boost attendance at his School for Cons.
For what is he supposed to tell his hapless pupils?
That the future belongs to Big Oil? Or that it's all Justin Trudeau's fault?
I could go on, but my main point is let’s continue to exploit this new political development in Canada to the maximum advantage of the United States. To repeat, Justin Trudeau is the best Canadian prime minister the United States has ever had.
Or that his school can get them a job?
Good luck with that one.
But here's the thing. You can either be an elder statesman or you can be a rabid partisan, oozing hate with every word, as he does in that disgusting article, which really belongs in Ezra Levant's Rebel.
But you can't be both.
Preston Manning has finally blown his cover, and finally lost his marbles.
And in the game of human decency.
He should be sent back to the small Alberta town where he belongs...
That old Con snake oil salesman been around for too long.
He's done enough damage to this country.
And his day is finally over...
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