When I woke up yesterday morning and stared out of the window, for a moment it looked like the pandemic nightmare was finally over.
The bay had become alive, even the big boats were out racing each other, and the waterfront patios were full of happy people.
And all I could think of was thank you heroic health workers, thank you Team Canada, and thank you Justin Trudeau, for giving us our lives back.
As for Trudeau, who got his second AZ jab the other day, he must be enjoying the discomfort of the Cons, who tried to play politics with a pandemic, only to fail so miserably.
Like the ghastly Con health critic Michelle Rempel...
Who disgraced herself over and over again.
Just like her loser leader...
And the useless leader of the NDP...
Who's been fighting for you this pandemic? Not the Prime Minister.— NDP (@NDP) July 5, 2021
Justin Trudeau talks while Jagmeet Singh delivers. pic.twitter.com/PNGcwBSAzs
Who is still trying to claim the credit for everything Trudeau does, and should have a laugh track accompany his every pronouncement.
But as satisfying as all that must be for a man who has had to endure so much vicious nonsense from the Cons, I wouldn't be surprised if Trudeau's greatest satisfaction was seeing the Globe that ran this outrageous statement on its front page...
Forced to eat crow.
Last fall, before COVID-19 vaccines were on the market, one senior Liberal adviser described the government’s procurement strategy as putting a bet on every square. Months later, it seemed like it had still been a losing wager.
Now, the vaccine buy is a success.
By vaccination rate, the number of doses per 100 people, Canada has just matched the United States, where vaccine hesitancy has slowed the pace of inoculation. It is ahead of Europe – ahead of France, ahead of Germany. It is far ahead of Australia or Japan.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, eyeing an election this fall, can boast about it.
Of course the Globe didn't really eat crow, nor did it have the decency to apologize.
But it was forced to admit that the vaccine procurement was a huge success, and so was the CERB program.
The Canada Emergency Response Benefit, scrambled out in early April, 2020, was expensive, untargeted and lacked rigorous controls. But the program rushed money into millions of individuals’ bank accounts as they lost incomes.
There will be a debt hangover. But in politics, it’s hard to beat the idea that you saved the livelihoods of millions.
The CERB program that Erin O'Toole would have scrapped, because he wanted Team Canada to fail.
Has instead left O'Toole looking like a failure.
And according to the latest Abacus poll, heading for disaster...
While as I have been predicting for weeks, has Justin Trudeau on track for what could be his biggest election victory ever...
Can you hear the toxic Trudeau haters screaming in pain?
Isn't life wonderful?
Isn't summer great?
Settled knowledge used to be that any rise in NDP came from liberal voters. Now it seems that the reformatories are bleeding support to the socialist hordes. How embarrassing.
Even tories hate the racist, sexist homophobes that elected the dullest tool in the box. Represented by Genius, Rumpled wineskin, Peter peckerhead, Sheer nonsense et al who can blame them. Run away, run away fast.
LOL, when your headline said Trudeau forced the Globe to eat crow, I thought you meant the actual rest of the world (or G7/G20/EU/UK at least) that had written off Canada as a permanent laggard, and not just the Globe paper. The US on the aggregate is stuck in neutral, because we have far more anti-vaxx covidiots refusing the "Bill Gates 5G serum" and letting variants spread just to own the Libs. But you won't see any of that reported in fascist rags like the G&M, that are good for little else but a stockpile of pandemic toilet tissue.
It's a known fact now about the US that if you want to see where delta is spiking and vaccines are stalled, all you have to do is look at our electoral map. Everywhere Trump voters congregate is a Petri dish, with more corona molecules than brain cells floating around. This is why whatever happens over the rest of the hockey series, Canada has beaten Florida in so many ways already. Congrats to our upstairs neighbors, who are going to come out as the winning tortoise in the old fable, while CNN's Joke Tapper who also proclaimed Trudeau a flop is going to have to dine out on some "CORVID" himself. Perhaps he could share a buffet with Fife and Coyne and the rest of the no-talent partisan hacks at the paper of broken record. Fuck Bob, he never apologized to Sophie for tweeting Murdoch's vulgar sleaze.
As for Dumbfuck O'Toole and his porta-potty party, the latest round of polls show that due to all their cheering for failure, they stand a decent chance of ending up with a bronze medal as a pity participation trophy. How do you beat a joker holding a Trump card? With a royal FLUSH! 🚽
BTW, something seems seriously off about Léger's panels. They have another survey out today claiming to register a "narrow Liberal lead," when literally every other pollster -- Mainstreet, Ipsos, EKOS, Nanos, Innovative (and their deep dive), now Abacus -- has them in clear majority range. I suppose someone has to be the contrarian, that elusive fifth dentist who doesn't recommend Oral B, but their moneyball machine is looking so tilted it's like Chris Lee is in charge of it.
338 lists them as one of the most accurate firms, but I think they might have to recalibrate their ratings, because Léger looks to have taken one too many pucks to the head over these past few months. The con columnists are desperate to make Singh happen, while Léger is really wishcasting hard for Blanchet. I think they're "dreaming in technicolor" as the saying goes.
No one does silliness like carding carrying members of TruAnon.
Well maybe they are more realistic? Like I said before, on the internet comments, it is basically 90% anti-liberal...🤔
ConAnon, Liberals are what's called "cheerful warriors." The CPC-NDP coalition are the ones complaining about socks and hair and making up conspiracy theories about Nazi grandfathers and "Davos elites."
If you're looking for the unserious Silly Party with the Shadow Critic for Silly Walks, look no further than the port-a-potty party or their farm team in orange jerseys, the tweenage tankie Tik Tok party. Horse race and the quest for Lord Stanley's Holy Grail notwithstanding, right now there's a very close contest going on between Singh and Skippy for the coveted title of Upper-Class Twit of the Year.
Enjoy the nosebleed section of the HoC bleachers this fall. The rest of us will be happily partaking in a Justin Trudeau Kinda Party.
Word on local talk (Con-ally Rob Snow/1310 News) is that the CPC might splinter if the Liberals take 180+ seats, and projections are that Eastern Canada will be absolutely painted red except for some light blue in QC and the occasional blue splotch in southern Ontario.
Wouldn't that be something if, after uniting the right under Stockwell Day's machinations, the right splintered into a progressive and reactionary/social conservative/Wexit faction, thus ensuring the Conservatives would never rule again.
Unless, of course, they got along with other people and learned to make policy and deliberate...
Yeah that would be interesting to say the least ...
Still, I am confused by all the anti-liberal comments on the internet, which makes me unsure about the polls looking so good for the liberals...🤔
FYI, Nik Nanos sucks at punditry. The Liberals are soaring in his paywalled polls, and O'Toole is now fourth behind Singh and "unsure" for preferred PM. But all he spews out on the pundit panels is doom and gloom for the Grits. One would be forgiven for thinking it's like he wants to see them crash during the writ period, so that his bosses at Bell Media can be satiated with ratings and $$$ from a proper horse race. Makes it "interesting" so folks will watch.
Astute political analysis has degraded to the level of jock journalism. Networks don't haul bank from broadcasting the Harlem Globetrotters vs the Washington Generals. CTV might as well have Ron MacLean in place of the idiot Solomon, and the mannequin sitting in for him Todd something or other. George Carlin used to have a popular bit where he said, I'm really sick and tired of guys named Todd.
Perhaps all that sweet, sweet cash he must have gotten from signing on to be the Thomson billionaire media's resident number cruncher has gone to Nik's head. Fife must be a busy bee concocting a fake sting as we speak. I'm sure Nik eagerly anticipates Trudeau suffering the fate of Icarus. But look up the word malaka in Greek and I bet you'll find his smug portrait, complete with Gavin MacLeod/Captain and Tennille sailor getup, right there. Come off it Nik, just read the damn scoreboard, stop playing to the C-suite, and shut up.
Canadiens may have lost, but Canada just won !https://www.cbc.ca/amp/1.6094409?__twitter_impression=true
Hi Rumleyfips….The Cons and the NDP have always had a very strange relationship. In past years some NDP supporters have gone over to the Cons attracted by their racism, misogyny, and homophobia. Why they are now reversing the flow is harder to explain, except by their rabid hatred for Justin Trudeau. Bottom line: I wouldn’t trust the Cons and Singh’s NDP as far as I can spit….
Well like I said the comments are mostly anti-liberal on the internet. And another scandal...so idk, but I really am doubting these polls...🤔
Hi Jackie….Sorry I have taken so much time to reply but I was up to my ears at a clan meeting and couldn’t find enough time and energy to even tweet. But I’m back now and ready to go after the Cons and their Trudeau hating collaborators. I have also noticed how some pollsters are completely out to lunch, and seem to have a hidden agenda. I’m confident the only poll that counts will make them all look like idiots…🤡
Hi Pierre….Stop raising my already high hopes. 😉 But yes, I too can see the Cons fragmenting. When the useless NDP appears to be nipping nipping at their heels you know some of them must be at least dying of embarrassment. I saw Erin O’Toole’s face at a newser in Calgary hardly any reporters bothered to attend, and he looked like a member of the Walking Dead. I know I should feel sorry for him, but I was laughing too hard….😀
Hi anon@4:39 pm…Do you not see that calling decent Canadians members of a TruAnon cult only reflects badly on you. Your leader Trump has been crashed, your terrorist friends who stormed the Capitol are being arrested in droves and are about to spend most of the rest of their lives in jail. And we are about to leave your Cons looking like roadkill. So who is silly now?
Hi Jsb....for the last time, stop seeing internet comments as a measure of public opinion. Most of the Con comments come from bitter old men who have nothing better to do than spread the hatred for Justin Trudeau all over the place and all day long.
i think they get a sexual thrill from doing that so you should keep your distance. And then there are the bots, that are paid to make it look as if the Cons are on their way to victory, when in fact they are on the way to the garbage can of history....
JSB, Internet comments don't vote and are oftentimes just bots. There is no "scandal." If you're referring to the trial balloon about Data Sciences, it's the Cons and Bloc on another fishing expedition with Fife's assistance, because they're desperate and have nothing else.
We'll see if Charlie the doofus weathervane changes his tune out of selfishness, if and when the committee meets on Monday. As of right now, his own statements make it seem like even he smells bullshit, because the NDP have the same kind of arrangement. Not that hypocrisy ever stopped them before, but usually he's pretty gung-ho about jumping aboard the Cons' bandwagon so take that for what it's worth.
The crux of their argument is paper-thin and rests upon yet another strawman conspiracy theory about "Justin Trudeau's childhood friend." They forced out Butts because he was "Justin Trudeau's childhood friend." They went after LeBlanc because he was "Justin Trudeau's childhood friend." They went after the Aga Khan because he was "Justin Trudeau's childhood friend." I'm sure at some point they'll find something to whine about Celine Dion and Terry DiMonte for being "Justin Trudeau's childhood friend." What this boils down to is that Cons are jealous because unlike Trudeau, they don't have any friends.
Look at what is happening in Japan and Australia, and could I dare project had some Harper clone been in charge of Canada we would be in the same stupid situation.
So the ethics committee adjourned after six whole hours without a vote on Barrett's latest Clinton Cash conspiracy theory motion to haul Tom Pitfield before the star chamber. I hadn't seen the video, but Twitter coverage from Akin and McGregor was sparse in terms of exchanges involving the NDP. Nevertheless, I wonder if the Liberals had a gut feeling that Jagmeet's juvenile gaslighting boding well for the NDP might spur Charlie to turn G. They peaked with Sponsorgate, and haven't been able to capture lightning in a bottle since.
Shanahan is a master at ragging the puck, and blatantly stated the obvious: the Cons and their sidekicks are abusing parliamentary process to feed witch hunts instead of coming up with credible policy alternatives. They've contributed nothing during the pandemic besides initiating fake scandals when Trudeau's polling gets too high. This nonsense was another Fife shitpost. Maybe it's time to investigate the Globe & Mail for in-kind PR contributions to the CPC.
The Liberals on committee called the Cons' bluff, demanding an investigation into their own data mining practices -- including the firm that was implicated in the robocall scandal. I wouldn't put it past Barrett to go crying to Dion again, but there also remains the possibility that the Cons don't want their own activities looked into and they back off. Hopefully it's the latter. If I never see that anal-retentive bulldog's mug on my screen again, it'll be too soon.
Susan Delacourt had a good piece after the anticlimactic denouement of the WeGhazi brouhaha: In politics, you're not allowed to have any friends. Apparently this is because Cons control the agenda, and expect everyone to be as miserable and alienating as they are.
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