As I've mentioned before, the tired, hapless hacks in our MSM underestimated Justin Trudeau from the time he decided to run for office.
For them and their Con masters Justin just wasn't ready.
And even though he rebuilt the shattered Liberal Party, won a crushing majority, and is at the present time the most popular Prime Minister in Canadian history, they're still singing the same tune.
Even if they have to change the words slightly, as our deathly Marie Antoinette Margaret Wente did yesterday.
By declaring from the lofty height of her cardboard throne, that what Justin Trudeau needs to understand is that rhetoric is easy but governing isn't.
Justin Trudeau is a master of the moral high ground. “Canada is back,” he proclaimed, promising that we will once again be a light unto the nations. Our foreign policy will reflect our values. Our environmental policy will square the circle of sustainability and economic growth.
Every new government promises to be more principled and high-minded than the previous one. They were sleazy and corrupt. We are ethical and pure. They did the expedient thing. We will do the right thing.
By first suggesting that all governments are the same, and it's no good to even hope for something better, because change is just an illusion. And all are born to end up wallowing in the trough of depression and depravity, like Wente and her friends in the Con media.
When in fact that serial plagiarist has no right to even use the word ethical, and the examples she uses to condemn Trudeau are both seriously flawed.
That’s why the Saudi arms deal is so inconvenient. It shows that the government is swimming naked. It makes the new guys look just like the old guys – all too eager to do business with a regime that is not exactly a paragon of human rights.
For while the Saudi deal is a poisoned present from the Harper regime...
And the Liberals i.e. Stéphane Dion have handled it badly.
There is no evidence that our armoured cars can fly, and are being used to bomb innocent civilians in Yemen. It is a religious war and both the Sunni and the Shia are equally brutal.
And as Heather Mallick bravely writes, Justin Trudeau has every right to stand up for the 3000 workers and their families who would lose their jobs if that deal was cancelled.
Yes, the reasons not to sell are many and good. What pains me is the disregard for thousands of workers in rustbelt southern Ontario who will lose their jobs if such contracts don’t go through. Many journalists deploring the deal haven’t yet encountered permanent unemployment but it will happen to them too.
I am always attentive to the humiliation and despair of the person who has lost work, who forces himself to open that front door and tell the family that it’s gone, likely for good. You’ll never hear from her or him again. The jobless live in a kind of social dungeon. I think about those quiet people a lot.
It's not just his right, it's his duty to stand up for the jobs they and their families need. And the money we need to pay for the society we like to live in.
Canadians, rightly, want many things but they can’t be had without nonstop constant effort from all levels of government to achieve full employment. Workers earn money, spend it and pay tax, and tax money is spent. Whether the money comes from the Pure $ account or the Dirty $ account, it is needed.
And those who would inflict mass misery on their own people for the sake of their precious principles couldn't be more hypocritical or disgusting...
And as for the pipeline question Wente also uses to bash Trudeau, this is complete nonsense.
Mr. Trudeau’s task will be to explain why more pipelines now can help us ditch fossil fuels and save the planet later. As with the Saudi arms deal, the moral arguments will loom large, even though they’re pretty much beside the point. In fact, any pipelines we add to those that now crisscross the Earth will be utterly irrelevant to global warming (although not to our economy).
Justin Trudeau has not committed to building any pipelines, he is committed to a process. If that process determines that the pipelines are dangerous for Canadians, or bad for the planet then they will not be built.
And the reason Trudeau cannot come out and declare that the pipelines should or should not be built is that it could raise passions in Alberta and Quebec to a boiling point, threaten the national unity of this country.
And the first duty of a Canadian Prime Minister is to hold the country together.
But then the Con media and the pathetic band of Trudeau haters don't care about that. They only want to destroy Justin, and suck the marrow out of his bones, and smear it all over their bodies, to try to stop the rot from spreading.
So I can only imagine how they rushed to read this story.
And how disappointed they must have been. For this must be truly galling.
Forget the incredible yoga strength, the charming feminist talk, or that glorious hair. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is more than a pretty face.
When a reporter sarcastically suggested that the prime minister explain quantum computing, Trudeau took up the challenge without missing a beat.
Galling to see how they underestimated him. Again.
If there’s one lesson to be learned here — aside from the one in quantum computing — it’s to never assume there’s a limit to Justin Trudeau’s talent.
And they must have screamed in agony to see how popular he remains in Canada and all over the world.
For they are truly desperate...
This is some truly fine reporting, North Korean-style. https://t.co/T7vTR0p3BQ— Andrew Coyne (@acoyne) April 16, 2016
For obvious reasons.
And all I can say is they better prepare themselves for more bitter disappointment.
For they will be punished and shunned for attacking such a popular leader in such an foul manner. And underestimating his so fatally.
And I have a feeling that Justin Trudeau will be around for a long time.
Long after his enemies have drowned in their own bile...
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