Tuesday, April 09, 2019
This Is Starting to Turn Downright Fenian
Enough with Wilson-Raybould and Philpott, Trudeau and Scheer. Enough. We've been bombarded with this stuff, especially by some who seem determined to stir the swill bucket at every opportunity.
You might remember the Fenians as pain-in-the-ass Irish ex-pats who rose up against the British Crown, or imagined they would, and launched a series of nuisance raids out of the States into New Brunswick, Quebec, Ontario and even Manitoba.
Fenian raiders stirred up a lot of shit but their efforts ultimately backfired. They unwittingly created a sense of a foreign threat that played a role in the push for Confederation.
We've all formed our own opinions on the Justice Minister Jody affair and, guess what? We're going to get a chance to vote in just a few months. If it really matters to you in October you can vote against the government (unless you're already voting for another party).
Let me put it this way. There are other issues and this in-house Liberal insurgency is not only a distraction but a colossal bore. If the goal was to topple Justin, well, it hasn't worked. If that's not the goal, what is? A form of electoral "self harm"? We don't like you so we're going to make it easier for Andrew Scheer to teach you a lesson?
The fact is I don't agree with Justin or the way he's bungled this or a lot of other things he's done and he's failed to do. I don't agree with Jody either. She's a hustler just like the rest of them and, as for her high principles? Here's Jody as a Grand Chief denouncing the Site C dam as the work of the devil himself, an international outrage, before she went to Ottawa and helped push Site C through.
Flip and Flop. So, yeah, a pox on all their houses. Now, can we put down the damned Molotov cocktails and get back to governing the country?
If you need a giggle, the prime minister can help. He's threatened to sue Andrew
Scheer in libel for claiming that Mr. Trudeau is corrupt. He told reporters, “there are consequences short-term and long-term when politicians choose to twist the truth and distort reality for Canadians, it’s not something we’re going to put up with.”
WARNING: Short-term consequences may include winning a majority in Parliament on twisting the truth and distorting reality with promises of electoral reform, First Nations reconciliation, "social licence" and such. Long-term consequences? We'll see in October.