Thursday, July 27, 2017
The Rolling Stone Cover and the Con Clown Lisa Raitt
As soon as I saw Justin Trudeau on the cover of Rolling Stone, I groaned loudly, and cranked up the music in my ears, because I knew exactly how the Cons would react, and that it would be ugly.
And sure enough it was. They wailed like banshees, they ground their teeth until they sounded like cicadas, and some no doubt screamed:
"We've got a new leader and he's SEXIER than Justin!!!!!!!"
But who could have predicted that the story would drive the Con clown Lisa Raitt off the deep end?
And that she would scream hysterically that the Rolling Stone cover could jeopardize the NAFTA talks !!!!
Conservative deputy leader Lisa Raitt said the Rolling Stone cover story on Mr. Trudeau – which asks “Why can’t he be our President?” – could have an adverse effect on trade dealings with the “mercurial” Mr. Trump, who has been known to act “on a whim.”
“This is a serious misstep by the Trudeau regime. They should have just taken a breath and not sought out this publicity this time because I don’t think it’s helpful to the overall goal of our country, which is a free-trade deal,” she said in an interview.
Which has to be the stupidest thing Raitt has said, since she called cancer "sexy."
Especially since Justin Trudeau did not use the interview to bash Trump.
As we chat, he smiles and locks in with his blue eyes, but Trudeau, whose mother's side is of Scottish descent, swats away all Trump-baiting questions with a look that says, "Not today, laddie."
And the only reason Raitt is complaining is because like all the other Cons and Trudeau haters in this country, she is green with envy at Justin's popularity in Canada, and all over the world.
And she's desperate to try to make Canadians forget how the Cons have been trash talking our country in the United States.
Trying to provoke Trump in what can only be described as a foul act of treason, by a leader more American than Canadian.
Who is clearly trying to whip up bigotry for crass political purposes.
While Trudeau inspires hope in a country, where these days it's a scarce commodity...
And has a different vision for our country, than Trump or Scheer does.
In the hall, a couple hundred kids hold signs that say "Hope" and "Respect." They grab his sleeve and then skitter away wearing giant smiles. It would have been corny if it had not been so goddamned beautiful. This is Trudeau's vision of what a country can be.
His land races toward inclusion, while our nation builds walls and lusts for an era of vanilla homogeneity that ain't coming back. At this moment, Justin Trudeau's Canada looks like a beautiful place to ride out an American storm.
Which is something to celebrate.
Oh sure, I realize this country is full of grumpy old people for whom a glass half full is always a glass half empty. And I pity them, for they are more dead than alive.
Just like I pity the Con clown Lisa Raitt, because she is half right: the Cons are cancer.
But as I found out when I travelled through Europe recently, Trudeau is a beacon of hope in a very dark world, and he has made Canada look better than it ever has before.
So sorry America, he can't be your president.
We are with you as you fight your cancer.
But he's OUR prime minister....