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B00Mer
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Canada for President! Group campaigns to get Maple Leaf in the White House



Canada already leads America in many areas -- health care, hockey and lumberjack fashion to name a few -- so perhaps it’s not surprising that there’s a movement afoot in the U.S. urging Americans to elect Canada as their next president.

The Canada Party is a satirical initiative by comedian Brian Calvert and writer Chris Cannon, the authors of the book “America, But Better,” which is also the party’s key election slogan.

Their logo is red, white and blue, and features a beaver festooned with maple leaves, rather than stars.

And they’re not suggesting a single Canadian should be elected as the next U.S. president, but rather that the country of Canada itself should be in charge.

“Who better to lead America than a country already leading America in so many ways?’ asks Calvert in a YouTube video as a list scrolls by naming health care, human kindness, hockey, barley production, gun control and lumberjack fashion as areas where Canada is superior.

“And that’s just what our hippies have accomplished,” he adds.

WARNING: This video contains vulgar language

The Canada Party - quotMeet The Canada Partyquot - YouTube



The party’s “campaign issues” include a plan to give free dental coverage to hockey players and a proposal to revive the U.S. economy by selling marijuana.

“Weed. Sweet, sweet weed. We will legalize it, tax it, use the profits to buy stock in Cheetos and then use the money to buy America back from China. Are we high as we write this? Yes, we are,” said Calvert, reading from the book he and Cannon co-authored.

Cannon, an American now living in Vancouver, told the BBC that he views satire as “basically speaking humour to power” and hopes to draw attention to hypocrisy within American politics and media.

Calvert, a Canadian who plays “Canada” in an online video series, said he’s committed to the campaign and plans to stick it out until the presidential election.

“We’re going right through to the end and I think the American people will shake their heads, wake up and say ‘Yes, that is our best choice,’” Calvert told BBC.

Read more: Group urges Americans to support ‘Canada for President’ | CTV News (external - login to view)
 
gopher
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Great idea! This way we can all say:






BLAME CANADA!!!
 
lone wolf
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Good plan! We'll send you Harper. He'd be so left wing there you'd forget what'sis name....
 
EagleSmack
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Not so sure. The US is getting pretty far left.
 
gopher
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Quote: Originally Posted by lone wolfView Post

Good plan! We'll send you Harper. He'd be so left wing there you'd forget what'sis name....



Well, as I mentioned on another thread, Obama is actually having a better year than Canada's "conservative" leader so you may want to keep him.
 
lone wolf
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Heck I'd even consider holding Bieber at the border
 
gopher
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Bieber???

Heck no - that's one Canucklehead we don't want around here.

Ugh!!
 
Blackleaf
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America belongs to Britain, not Canada. So does Canada.
 
taxslave
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America belongs to us, not any third world foreigner. The biggest mistake was being kind and letting all the starving disease ridden refugees from Europe onto our shores in the first place
 
EagleSmack
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Quote: Originally Posted by gopherView Post

Well, as I mentioned on another thread, Obama is actually having a better year than Canada's "conservative" leader so you may want to keep him.

 
gopher
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^ that must be Harper

 
EagleSmack
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Quote: Originally Posted by gopherView Post

^ that must be Harper

No... it's you... the Obama is having a great year comment. I mean seriously Gopher, you have to have a threshold of believability to be credible.
 
gopher
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read it again - I said better year, not ''great'' year


so who's the delusional, now ?
 
EagleSmack
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Quote: Originally Posted by gopherView Post

read it again - I said better year, not ''great'' year


so who's the delusional, now ?

Better year... just as delusional.
 
gopher
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one thing's fer darn sure, some Republicans in Congress sure as heck ain't having very rosy years, either

btw, have you checked this thread:


Liberals solidifying their lead over Conservatives
 

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