Thursday, December 15, 2016
The Con Media and the Liberal Fundraising Gang Bang
As we all know, the Con media and the opposition have been having a ball attacking Justin Trudeau and his Liberals for charging people to attend Liberal fundraisers.
And suggesting that Trudeau could be bought for $1,500 bucks.
Even though he has denied that in a manner that seems to me both honest and reasonable.
"Any time I meet anyone, you know, they will have questions for me or they will take the opportunity to talk to the prime minister about things that are important to them," Trudeau told a year-end news conference.
"And I can say that in various Liberal party events, I listen to people as I will in any given situation, but the decisions I take in government are ones based on what is right for Canadians and not on what an individual in a fundraiser might say."
But even though those fundraisers are perfectly legal, and even though the idea that a casual conversation and $1,500 can buy the services of a prime minister is absolutely absurd, and borders on slander.
The Con media just can't let go of a good thing, for obvious reasons...
And even though parliament has adjourned for its Christmas break, they are still jumping up and down, shaking their fists at Trudeau, and vowing to bring him down in the New Year.
As this Postmedia writer does in this absurd diatribe.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s political fundraising habits are no worse than any other politician’s, which is a problem for him.
He’s supposed to be cleaner, more open and transparent, more honourable. Instead, he’s going to dinners with rich people who want things from him and holding out a bag.
Which begins on that ridiculous note, and ends with this gaseous emission.
The people with the money are not there for the food, the golf, the beautiful venue or the scintillating conversation. They’re not giving money to your favoured charity because they love it. They’re doing it, politicians, because they want you to like them. If you didn’t have power, they would not pay hundreds of dollars to be with you. You are not that great.
Which is not only wrong. Many Canadians WOULD pay hundreds of dollars just to meet Justin Trudeau, because like it or not he's that great, or that popular.
It also ignores the fundamental fact that political parties need money to function. And lots of money in a country as big as this one.
No matter what Postmedia's Andrew Coyne believes...
Stephen Carter, the highly respected political consultant, is right to call him out...
And the unfortunate truth is that since the Cons got rid of the voter subsidy, in an attempt to kill the Liberal Party, all political parties now have to resort to all kinds of ways to raise money.
No matter how desperate...
So unless parliament votes to bring back that voter subsidy nothing will change, and the Con media will just keep playing their tiny violins.
Or in the case of the Postmedia gang, singing for their suppers...
And sounding ever more pathetic In their desperate attempt to bring down Justin Trudeau and pleasure their corporate masters.
Because until they can prove that Trudeau or other Liberal ministers can be bought for $1,500, or that they've broken the rules by personally soliciting funds, they've got nothing. It is just slander.
The opposition parties have every right to question the Liberals and hold them accountable.
But the Con media's demonization of Trudeau, like the demonization of Hillary Clinton, is just pure Breitbart.
Isn't that disgusting? Doesn't it just reek of misogyny and homophobia?
Can't you see some of the ghastly old Trudeau haters in this country watching that video over and over again, and panting with pleasure?
While screaming "Trudeau is worse than Harper, or Hillary Clinton, or TRUMP!!!!"
But at least it does reflect the frenzied way the Con media, in their shrinking bikinis or bureaus, have been hyping that fundraising story. And trying to gang bang the decent Justin, to massage their masters and cling to their jobs.
They are just playing the same dirty old game. The gotcha game of little Ottawa.
And they should be ashamed of themselves...