Friday, March 18, 2016
Will Rona Ambrose Ever Understand Why Justin Trudeau Is So Popular?
It's seems like an easy question, why is Justin Trudeau so popular?
But whatever you do please don't ask Rona Ambrose, because she doesn't have a clue.
She keeps attacking Trudeau in the same brutish manner...
Only to remind most Canadians why we gave the Cons and their depraved leader the boot.
And since she won't listen to me, I think I'll ask Tasha Kheirridin to explain it to her, from one Con to another.
Justin Trudeau is so popular because he's so different from Stephen Harper, and is reviving what Kheirridin chooses to call our national myths.
The current Liberal government is as determined to resurrect these myths as the previous Conservative government was to demolish them. This week, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited the United Nations in New York. He announced that Canada would be seeking a seat on the Security Council for 2021-22, which it had lost under the government of Stephen Harper, and would be refocusing its efforts on peacekeeping.
But what I call our precious Canadian values.
The ones that among other things, made us decent peacekeepers instead of mindless bombers...
And Kheirridin is right about this: in a nasty world, Trudeau's narrative wins.
He or she who writes history gets to shape not only the past, but the future. The party that lays claim to the Canadian identity will have an easier time convincing voters that it speaks for them. And that will cement it as the nation’s “Natural Governing Party” for endless election cycles.
The Conservatives knew this, and over the last nine years desperately tried to reverse the legacy of the Liberal governments of the 1960s and 1970s. But they didn’t manage to do it, because their kick at the can was too short, their symbols didn’t resonate, and they butted up against a wave of nostalgia. For central Canada in particular, celebrations of the War of 1812 and monuments to the victims of communism just couldn’t compete with Expo 1967 and Pierre Elliott Trudeau bringing in the Charter of Rights.
For while Kheirridin can't conceal her disappointment, or her corrosive cynicism, she has to admit that Harper and his Cons failed miserably...
And that Justin Trudeau's timing couldn't be better.
If timing is everything in politics, Trudeau’s timing couldn’t be more perfect. He is resurrecting myths that the world is hungry for, in the form of tolerant, peaceful, big-state Canada.
But don't expect Rona Ambrose to understand any of that. Because she wouldn't recognize a Canadian value if it jumped up and bit her.
And her own nastiness keeps coming back to haunt her.
Health Canada has given Insite, North America’s first government-sanctioned supervised injection site, the green light to continue operating for at least four more years, a marked departure from direction under the previous Conservative government, which actively sought to shut it down.
For who can forget how hard she tried to shutdown the wonderful Insite Clinic?
Even if that would would have meant condemning thousands of Canadians to death...
In a country where almost 50,000 of them die of drug overdoses every year.
And she will never understand that it was those kind of brutish Con values that drove us to defeat them.
For believe it or not this is her latest message:
When in fact our country and its values did leave us for almost ten nightmarish years.
That's why we're so happy to get them both back.
That's why Justin Trudeau is so popular.
And because the Cons will never understand those values.
Or understand that in this country at least, nice beats nasty...
They are low creatures, and are heading for oblivion.
You know, I'll never understand why it took that damn toilet almost ten years to flush.
But thank goodness it finally did.
And better later than never...
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