Wednesday, June 01, 2016
The Day The Opposition Losers Decided Not To Punish Justin Trudeau
Well I see that after threatening to punish Justin Trudeau for his role in the so-called elbowgate kerfuffle.
And either suspend him or humiliate him.
Or hopefully hang him.
The Cons and the NDP have decided to drop the idea like a hot potato.
Or pour water on the flames.
After hearing from the self declared martyr Ruth Ellen Brosseau.
An all-party parliamentary committee has decided not to pursue an investigation of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for the so-called elbowgate incident that rocked the House of Commons on May 18.
Brosseau wrote that the prime minister's "inappropriate, physical intervention" was not acceptable in any workplace, but she accepts Trudeau's "comprehensive" apology and asked that the committee drop the issue.
And who can be surprised?
When their absurd overreaction to an accidental elbow, only hurt the Cons and just about destroyed the NDP.
For as Tom Clark points out, the Mulcair gang didn't just back down, they sobered up in hurry, and were last seen running for cover.
What was such an outrage only two weeks ago was, by the end of the committee meeting, no biggie.
Cast aside were the thundering accusations of NDP MP Nikki Ashton, that the incident was an attack on women in general, and that no longer could any female MP feel safe from the violent misogyny of the prime minister.
With Nikki Ashton no doubt wishing she could eat her words. Or vomit up her credibility.
And David Christopherson declaring that it was time to move on, for a very good reason.
That would be the same Christopherson who summoned his inner 14-year-old to join a fun game of Red Rover on the floor of the House that precipitated everything that followed.
He and fellow cool kids Tom Mulcair and Ruth Ellen Brosseau formed a human blockade to prevent the Conservative whip Gord Brown from walking up the aisle to begin a vote.
No wonder he doesn’t want it studied anymore. He and his gang might be implicated in a breach of parliamentary privilege.
Having failed to understand that trying to smear a popular Prime Minister would only make him even more popular.
Trudeau remains near his 12 month high on the preferred Prime Minister tracking while Mulcair breaks new 12 month low on this measure. More than one of two Canadians (53.7%) prefer Trudeau as PM while 15.5% prefer Ambrose, 8.2% prefer Mulcair, 3.8% prefer May and 17.8% of Canadians are unsure.
Or worse, failing to understand how many NDP members support Justin Trudeau.
A large part of the public opinion support from the Prime Minister has happened because he has won substantial support among NDP voters. The positive ratings for Mr. Trudeau are 70% or higher on all 12 items tested.
Among 2015 NDP voters, 72% say he’s setting the right priorities for the country, 84% say he genuinely cares about other people, and 85% say he tries to do the right thing for the country.
So attacking Justin was always going to backfire.
And you know who I blame.
The angry old right-winger who by attacking Trudeau like the maniac Stephen Harper did...
Has only made himself look like a maniac, and is leading his party to absolute disaster.
You know it's too bad that the NDP and the Liberals can't work together like progressive parties should. And as I've always hoped they would.
Because then the Liberals might have been able to help the NDP get rid of Mulcair gently, by making him a Canadian ambassador in some far off country.
But then when I think about it, that probably wouldn't work either...
And the sad truth is that like so many other Trudeau haters, he has made a complete fool out of himself.
He doesn't understand his own country, or his own party.
And the NDP will not recover, if it ever does.
Until the day he is finally gone...
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