But here's the deal. Why can't people understand that you can hate the Trudeau government and that doesn't automatically have to make you a Trump supporter? From the get go, Donald Trump has exposed himself as unqualified, uninformed, arrogant, and just as self-serving as Justin Trudeau. Both have been caught in scandals, both used their political advantages to shut down investigations and escape accountability for their actions.
Trudeau SNC Lavalin. Trump Impeachment for the Ukraine Debacle.
On both sides, supporters made excuses. Trudeau was trying to save job losses in Quebec, therefore he was justified in bullying an attorney general, lying about it on national television and replacing her. But...but...but...jobs. Jobs in his riding. Trump's scandal, on the other hand, is tantamount to a Supernova Watergate. Withholding funding from the Ukrainian's as they are under the threat of war from Russia (maybe we can talk about Putin later) unless they provided dirt on his political opponent, Joe Biden. I make the Watergate comparison because it really was about breaking the rules to gain political advantage. Nixon resigned, love him or hate him, because of his connection to the scandal, but he did the right thing when the chips were down. He resigned. Trump supporters and the propaganda machine, FOX NEWS , spun the idea that as President, Donald Trump has the right to investigate anybody. And he does, if he employs the many available law enforcement arms he has at his disposal, such as Interpol or the FBI, but let's get something straight friends and neighbors, he isn't Marshall Matt Dillon, so stick your spin doctoring where the sun don't shine.
So what gives? As a conservative, I am willing to acknowledge that Andrew Scheer was the wrong choice to run against the scandal ridden Liberal government, that has been called out as a cult, by former Chretien strategist, Warren Kinsella. Scheer blew it because he is a deep social conservative, one who has grassroots in the religious right, who has demonstrated that he is just another idiot pig at the trough in Ottawa. So we got stuck with the clueless, kid and handed him our Gold Card for as long as his government can survive in minority status.
So, I get the anger conservatives have with the Trudeau government, I work in the energy industry, which has had the shit kicked out of it by an inept government that blocks pipelines east because they don't want Alberta's dirty oil. Apparently, Saudi oil isn't dirty as its shipped across the ocean. It's only bloody and we don't worry about blood, that's the cost of doing business. Right? I mean we just sold them a pile of military equipment. So what if they're slaughtering people in Yemen, oppressing women, and are so backward thinking, but capitalist. And that makes it okay. Because capitalism. But wait! I thought Trudeau is all about human rights? About equality for all.gay, straight, male, female, or as we say, the GSMF group. Take that LBTSQ! The lies that stack up in politics are so thick, you could use them to roof a house or pave a highway.
Meanwhile back in Trump land we are watching a nation unravel before our eyes. The American people, not all of them, have elected the dumbed down version of Kim Jong-un. Dumbed down, because Donald J Trump, the 45th President of the United States has absolutely no idea what he is doing when it comes to foreign policy, (abandons NATO partners in Syria), national security, (undermines everyone from the top medical professionals to the Governors of the United (ha) States. He encourages civil disobedience toward his perceived political opponents. Liberate Michigan, he tweets to the knuckle dragging mouth breathers carrying signs that say "Heil Hitler). I believe what we are seeing here is an empire on the verge of imploding. There will be civil disobedience and this man is feeding that.
Having been born in the 60's, I have seen many things in history. Embattled presidents, public revolt, terrorism, I have seen my friends and comrades come home in flag draped boxes, but I have ever seen a polarized divide like this. Never seen people embracing this despot because they hate that despot. I guess the bulk of society are at the core, nothing but a bunch monkeys holding a hand full of feces ready to whip it at the other monkeys holding feces for a counter attack because it's easier to be a follower than to look at things critically.
We need a revolution of common sense in the world. I'll leave it there, but with a challenge, and here it is.
Ignore the talking points, disregard the propaganda and turn that critical eye inward.
You might learn something.