I fear I can’t get all that outraged about Justin Trudeau’s black, er brown, face. It was a party with a theme and he dressed and made up. (The black marks on the brunette’s clavicles may be a little more suspect but unless she was a student, in bounds.)
Scheer’s reaction was, I fear, the measure of the pasty faced man.
Max, on the other hand, got it right:
I’m not going to accuse @JustinTrudeau of being a racist.
But he’s the master of identity politics and the Libs just spent months accusing everyone of being white supremacists.
He definitely is the biggest hypocrite in the country.
— Maxime Bernier (@MaximeBernier) September 19, 2019
What amazes me is the fact that the MSM, the NDP and the great and the good seem to think our black and brown and other shaded citizens are going to be outraged by Trudeau’s behaviour seventeen years ago.
Is this a campaign issue? Not the thing in itself, but the sheer hypocrisy of the man and his party accusing all sorts of Conservatives and People’s party candidates of “wrong think” for standing on the same patch of ground as alledged white supremacists will rankle.
Elections often turn on the question of “moral high ground”. Trudeau’s claim to that ground has just collapsed in a heap. He can apologize until the proverbial cows come home. His moral position, his sunny ways, are done.
The biggest winner? Maxime Bernier. Because now the Libs and the Cons have no racist stick left to beat him with. Try to use that stick – outrageous as it is – and Max points to Trudeau and his hypocrisy.
The way fifth parties become third parties is when they expose the lies the leading party and its “lite” version are based upon.
Trudeau gave the People’s Party a gift and Max is bright enough to exploit it.
Everyone in Canada now knows that there is an election going on. And suddenly a bunch of similar photos start to appear. I wonder if Trudeau got to grab some student pu**y that night.
Either Sheer found some brass ones, or there are enough people who are profoundly disturbed by the SNC-Lavelin affair that there is a low level unorganized campaign to derail the liberals. I’m amazed how often it comes up in conversation.
I have a theory that with the collapse of the media that no one knows what is going on. The parties with their consultants lost a feedback mechanism, and their other means have low resolution because they are pull mechanisms and will tell you only what you ask. And even worse; the media and twitter amplify the extremes, driving those who listen to the extreme. (See US Democrat primaries). The voters are going to respond to their experience and anything really loud. I think the liberals have recognized this and have a low energy campaign sprinkled with memes to define the opposition.
This changes the equation. The default liberal government as the safe option just disappeared.
“Piling on to candidates for ancient statements or mau-mauing them for distant association with a cartoon fascist simply sets the bar even lower.” Jay Currie, Sept. 15th, 2019.
“His moral position, his sunny ways, are done.” Jay Currie, Sept. 18th, 2019.
Given that you appear to have achieved enlightenment in just three days, Jay, is it unreasonable to suppose that Trudeau might actually have learned something in twenty years?
No Terry, Skippy is a profoundly stupid man.
That hasn’t been my impression, Neil. I’d have said a moderately high IQ, made somewhat lazier by entitlement and the curse of charm.
I would like to think so, Terry, however, his tone deaf dismissal of the First Nations’ protester at his fund raiser, “Thank you for your donation”, his treatment of Jody Wilson-Raybould, his deliberate targeting of a FN Senator in his boxing match and his willingness to call people who disagree with his multi-cultural and immigration policies, “racist” all suggest he remains an entitled, dim, arrogant little snot. So I am doomed to disappointment.
Entitled and arrogant? Sure.
The bit about JWR? Nope. I haven’t seen a shred of evidence or commentary to suggests that her dismissal had anything at all to do with her ethnicity or gender (except, of course, in “The Rebel.”
“His deliberate targeting of a FN Senator in his boxing match…” Uh…yeah, he and Brazeau agreed to a boxing match for charity. Please, Jay…this is ME you’re talking to. Not Thwap.
I wouldn’t refer to pointing out his loss of the moral high as piling on. Piling would be something that’s unfair or unwarranted. Saying his sunny ways are done seems quite reasonable and accurate. I think most people feel that way.
Trudeau was 30 years old and a teacher. I’ve been amazed how men who put on this lost little boy look can get away with almost anything.