Monday, March 07, 2016
Justin Trudeau, the Americans, and the Con Bullies
David Parkins/Globe and Mail
As Justin Trudeau prepares to leave for Washington, I think it's safe to say that the Globe is probably right, for once.
It almost certainly will be a media circus.
What with so many Americans curious about our cool new prime minister, or madly in love with him.
And no doubt his interview with the CBS newsmagazine 60 Minutes.
Will guarantee him an even warmer welcome.
For taking a swipe at Donald Trump.
"Ultimately being open and respectful towards each other is a much more powerful way to diffuse hatred and anger than ... big walls and oppressive policies," Trudeau said.
By contrasting our Canadian values with Trump's bigot ones.
As well as earn him some good reviews in Canada, for daring to tell the Americans that they should pay more attention to the world, and us.
Which judging from the reaction on Twitter didn't hurt him a bit.
But did cause the monstrous Jason Kenney to come rushing out squealing with indignation...
Claiming we should be grateful for the work of U.S. diplomats. But failing to mention how him and his filthy leader bullied the U.S. ambassador.
A mere two years ago, the Canadian government essentially told the U.S. ambassador to go get stuffed.
In April 2014, Bruce Heyman began his tenure as the president’s representative in Ottawa and within 10 days of his arrival he was put on a diplomatic “do not call” list. He was shunned and repeatedly humiliated by the Harper government.
Harper was enraged and decided Heyman would be the dog that he kicked when he came home at night.
Some went further to push Heyman’s nose into the diplomatic mess. At times, meetings would be cancelled just five minutes before they were scheduled. It was a deliberate, if not childish, snub that was meant to humiliate him.
In the most disgusting manner, and as only those cowardly Cons could...
Which only reinforces how right we were to defeat and humiliate THEM.
Explains why Obama had no absolutely no respect for Stephen Harper...
Never gave him his precious pipeline. Never invited him to a state dinner, like he has invited Justin.
And of course all of the above should make us give thanks that we now have a real Canadian Prime Minister who is upholding our values.
Repairing our relationship with our American neighbours...
And who after so many shameful years, is making us look good in the eyes of the world.
What more could I ask for? But to feel proud of my country again.
I think I'm going to enjoy that media circus, or love-in, a lot eh?
Let the Justin invasion of America begin...
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