Thursday, March 03, 2016
Justin Trudeau and the Anti-Trump Factor
Next week Justin Trudeau will set off on a three-day visit to Washington, which will include a glittering state dinner at the White House.
The first for a Canadian Prime Minister in almost twenty years.
And while he will discuss plans with Obama for a continental climate change strategy.
Justin is already making it clear that there is something or someone he WON'T be talking about.
The ghastly demagogue Donald Trump.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau intends to avoid commenting during his upcoming U.S. trip on the hottest topic in American politics: the presidential candidacy of Donald Trump.
“The prime minister feels very strongly about this — he doesn’t get involved in domestic politics,” said one Canadian official.
But that won't be easy.
A joint news conference with President Barack Obama is planned next Thursday, with a luncheon at the State Department to follow. Trudeau will also make a toast at a state dinner and address a Trump-abhorring audience at a gathering of progressive think tanks.
Not with so many Americans interested in what he has to say. And so many others suddenly interested in moving to Canada...
Not with newspapers in that country urging progressives to get ready to migrate...
Or writing long articles calling Justin Trudeau the anti-Trump.
Canada's new Liberal prime minister, Justin Trudeau, stormed to a stunning electoral victory last year. He did so while coping with the attacks of opponents who cast him as an inexperienced, slightly buffoonish dilettante trading on a powerful family legacy. Sound familiar?
But Trudeau's progressive, inclusive message could not be more different than that of Trump.
And all I can say is, isn't it great to have a Prime Minister we can be proud of again?
One so different from the creepy Stephen Harper, and that vulgar clown demagogue.
One who doesn't have to say anything about about Trump to make him look like a brutish beast.
All he has to do is be himself, and express our Canadian values...
No wonder he's so incredibly popular.
According to polls, the party has more support today than it did on election night, suggesting that some Canadians — particularly those who voted for the New Democrats a little over four months ago — have been newly won over by the Liberals' performance in the early days of their government.
The Liberal increases in support have come from one end of the country to the other, matching the high levels of satisfaction with the government's performance that polls have recorded so far. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has averaged an approval rating of 59.8 per cent over the last three months, far outpacing his rivals.
Because those numbers are simply amazing. And what they also show is how hungry Canadians are for something nobler and better, after our long dark nightmare.
And of course, I can only imagine how disappointed Rona Ambrose must be after calling Trudeau every name in the book, from traitor to crook to incompetent, to absolutely no effect.
And how bitter she must be at the fact that her fallen leader was never invited to a state dinner at the White House...
For obvious reasons.
As bitter as the tiny handful of progressives who keep claiming that Justin Trudeau is just as bad as the depraved dictator we defeated...
And some of whom keep attacking me in a most disgusting manner for simply reflecting the views of most progressive Canadians, rather than the views of Cons and collaborators.
Oh well. Pity them for they would crush their own hopes and dreams, as well as those of others.
And rejoice that we have a leader and a government who although not perfect, are truly Canadian.
And that we are living in a country that we can be proud of again...