Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Margaret Wente's Bizarre Attack on Justin Trudeau
One never knows what the Globe columnist Margaret Wente is going to write about next.
One moment she acts like our very own Marie Antoinette, lamenting the state of the modern world, and the fact that there are so many horrible young and poor people out there.
The next moment she's plagiarizing the material of others, or complaining about all her aches and pains, or why she couldn't be filthy rich like the people she most admires, and tries so pathetically to imitate.
But her latest column has to be one of her craziest.
For there she is claiming that Justin Trudeau is not the face of the future,
That he is a leader with no parade. Whatever that means.
Or that if he ever had a parade, it will soon be over.
Justin Trudeau should savour the moment while it lasts. A year from now, Mr. Obama will be working on his library and someone else will be in the White House – God only knows who. The reality is that the progressive movement is in crisis around the world. Things aren’t looking all that sunny back home, either.
And that the progressive movement hasn't a future either....
Not in this country...
The energetic idealists who are eager to turn Canada into the most climate-friendly, inclusive, feminist, diversity-positive country on the planet need to keep in mind that most Canadians don’t care much about any of these things. They didn’t elect Mr. Trudeau to be the new face of global progressivism. They elected him because he looked like a credible alternative to Stephen Harper.
Progressives have had no answers to the recession of 2008, to the wildly uneven effects of globalization, or to a new era of slower growth that may now be a long-term fact of life. In Britain, the Third Way was washed away by a left-wing leader who’s a lot loonier than Bernie Sanders.
Even though the forces of change are on the move in the U.S., Britain, and Canada.
Only progressives can save the world, from those who would destroy it.
Justin Trudeau is more popular than he was the day he defeated Harper, so he must be doing something right.
He is one of the faces of a new generation of leaders....
And all Wente is trying to do is nibble him down to size, like Preston Manning did the other day.
To try to destroy our new found hope and optimism.
And make it look like Rona Ambrose is the leader with a parade...
Which of course couldn't be more absurd.
And Wente's entire article is just a pathetic hatchet job, which reflects the bitterness of the Cons.
And is best summed up by these comments from a couple of Globe readers:
Another dog set on the Prime Minister by Harperites who seriously failed Canadians but still resent their loss!
In my remembrance of the Globe and Mail, I have never known it be so persistently on the attack of any politician, let alone a Prime Minister, so close to their election. For the most part, even Stephen Harper was given scant scrutiny despite the many opportunities that the paper was given to criticize his terrible leadership and governance.
As for Wente, well she is who she is. No hope!
For that is so true. It is just another barking dog. The Cons are bad losers, and there is no hope for Wente.
Who depressed by her own life, with good reason, would attempt to depress us all.
And like Preston Manning, is also losing her marbles.
She's been around for far too long.
Like the Cons her time has passed.
And she really should retire to her own misery. Or be fired.
As soon as is humanly possible...
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