Saturday, November 26, 2016
Justin Trudeau, the Cons, and the Trump Bump
With less than thirty shopping days to go before Christmas, I've been trying to ease myself into the spirit of the holiday season.
But let's face it, it's not easy.
Not with Donald Trump running wild in the United States.
Not with his malignant influence spreading into Canada.
And as Ekos' Frank Graves suggests, possibly giving the Cons a Trump bump.
The Liberals have dropped 5.4 per cent nationally over the last month, according to a new poll from EKOS — a statistically significant decline that’s benefited the Conservatives but likely wouldn’t translate into more seats.
Though Graves was hesitant to draw any definite conclusions, he said he sees other constituency shifts perhaps heralding something more significant on the horizon. Men and the high school-educated, for example, have both moved from the Liberals to the Conservatives in the last month.
“I don’t think there’s anything that clear at this stage. This might be a reflection of the same kind of forces operating in Canada that produced Trump and Brexit, but it’s premature, obviously, to make that conclusion,” he said.
And while most of this increased Con support comes from Alberta where horrible things are happening.
And there are more angry bigots, misogynists, and Trump supporters in that province than you can count...
It is something to think about, especially since the Cons are now clearly the Trump Party.
For we all know where Kelly Leitch would lead them...
We know that Steve Blaney is making his campaign all about niqabs.
We know that Brad Trost has the support of the religious fanatics just like Donald Trump has in the United States.
And now we have the old Con redneck Larry Miller declaring his support for Trump.
Bruce Grey Owen Sound MP Larry Miller doesn't have a problem with Donald Trump as President. In fact, he feels Trump will be good for the American economy and good for Canada.
Claiming that any notion that Trump is anti-women is baloney.
And retweeting his support for Marine Le Pen...
The leader of France's racist National Front.
So who knows where the Cons are going.
But if you know one please buy them this brassy Christmas ornament.
And tell them they can keep their dirty old Santa...
For he won't get them anywhere.
Not as long as Canadians reject racism.
And Justin Trudeau is our prime minister...
How lucky we are to have him. Imagine what trouble we might be in if Stephen Harper had won the last election.
Stand up for our Canadian values.
And bury the rotting Trump Party before it stinks out this country...