Saw some good comments today on various things - here they are:
The Trudeau government may be the Rodney Dangerfield of governments - they don't get no respect! - but they keep on keeping on. And people appreciate it, too:
🧵The thing I like about this Liberal government is that, amidst all the sound and fury signifying nothing, they keep plodding along, each foot in front of the other, doing the work, not getting distracted from, um, governmenting.— David Hamer 🇨🇦🇺🇦🇨🇦 (@DavidHamer_1951) May 26, 2023
The National Post writes:
National Post Headline— G.T. Lem 林 家 聰 (@gtlem) May 25, 2023
"After eight years, Trudeau still proving stubbornly popular"
NP Must of had to grit their teeth to print a headline like that#cdnpoli pic.twitter.com/x4xu7DRCnp
Hmmm....I wonder what was going on in the winter of 2001? Oh, yeah...Canada went to war, which is a time when people always rally round the flag. The Post grudginly reminds us:Trudeau has a 40 per cent approval rating against 55 per cent who disapprove. The pollster noted in a recent analysis that this is slightly better than his predecessor Stephen Harper, who hit his own eight-year mark at an approval to disapproval rate of 36 to 58.And it’s way better than Brian Mulroney, whose political career was on the edge of collapse after eight years; he had a near-universal disapproval rating of 83 per cent.Trudeau is even polling better than his father. In 1976, on the eighth anniversary of Pierre Trudeau’s swearing-in, Angus Reid Institute numbers show that nearly twice as many Canadians disliked him as liked him; approval was 32 per cent against a disapproval rate of 57....In the winter of 2001, an incredible 54 per cent of Canadians approved of Chrétien’s job as prime minister, against 42 per cent who didn’t.
At the time, Chrétien was overseeing the entry of Canadian troops into Afghanistan in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. His government had also just finished bringing Canada back from the brink of sovereign debt collapse.
Prime Minister Net Approvals After Eight Years:— Polling Canada (@CanadianPolling) May 22, 2023
Chretien ('01): +12%
J. Trudeau ('23): -15%
Harper ('14): -22%
P. Trudeau ('76): -25%
Mulroney ('92): -71%
Angus Reid / May 10, 2023 / n=1603 / Online
Pierre Poilievre’s Reluctance To Be Vetted To Receive NSICOP Top Secret Clearance, Raises Red Flags https://t.co/7X26ScLMyO via @scrumnews— Larry Hubich (@LHubich) May 25, 2023
PP & his wife Ana have NOT submitted their security background check after ascending to Stornoway as the opposition leader. You know, the one that can disqualify any politician hiding familial conflicts of interest? That one. His wife Ana has refused ithttps://t.co/UuPz6gyJMl— Bill Rice🍎 (@2muchfun4me) May 25, 2023
Overseas, our PM does us proud:
Totally, but clearance expires after 10 years.— Bill Rice🍎 (@2muchfun4me) May 26, 2023
The special Rapporteur David Johnston said he needs to get security clearance to view top secret documents.
I have to believe David Johnston.
Happy laughter! Remember how good that feels, Canadian. Happy laughter! https://t.co/9SbKwe2XF6— Vickie Somers #TeamCanada #CanadaGuards #ProCanada (@SoMersVick) May 21, 2023
Moving on -- this was some great news and I'm proud to be a Canadian today:
Zelenskyy and @JustinTrudeau meet face-to-face at #G7サミット広島 in Japan— Jaro Giesbrecht (@JaroGiesbrecht) May 22, 2023
"It's good to see you," @ZelenskyyUa told Trudeau after a handshake and hug. "I want to thank you, your government, also Canadian people for supporting us." #G7Summit 🇨🇦🤝🇺🇦 https://t.co/8U0MNEaTP8
Moving to American politics:
As someone who worked to fight this specific attack on libraries, I’m THRILLED that this attempted book ban was shot down. It helps set an important foundation in Canada for incoming attempts and gives me hope for the futures of LGBTQIA2S+ people, families, and their communities. https://t.co/6CzQAJrw2n— Schmutzie 🦉 (@schmutzie) May 24, 2023
Here is some terrific news:
"There are two kinds of people in politics: those who think DeSantis is a viable national candidate, and those who have met Ron DeSantis.”— Scott Stossel (@SStossel) May 25, 2023
-From @davidfrum's piece on a "man radically and pathetically unready for national leadership."https://t.co/0qkEBirIxi
VIDEO: A paralysed man has regained the ability to walk for the first time using only his thoughts, thanks to two implants that restored communication between brain and spinal cord.— AFP News Agency (@AFP) May 26, 2023
The advance is the result of more than a decade of work by a team of researchers in France and… pic.twitter.com/dUYcbLkwXB
From the Daily Scrum link above: "One prevailing theory is that if Poilievre is given access to factual information that debunks his many false narratives, it would severely hurt his misinformation campaign aimed at the Canadian people and put him in line with the government."
I don't buy it. PP's never let the truth limit his lying. Remember that complete fabrication about meeting "Mustafa from Calgary" at the Ottawa airport? No, i suspect that PP won't submit to the top-secret vetting process because there's a good chance he'd fail. Here's the thing though, PP was vetted as a cabinet minister, but that was when he was single. There's a reason he suddenly dropped out of the Con leadership race last time citing family commitments. But none of the media outlets are willing ask him about it, let alone dig into his wife's background. They'd be crucified by Cons shrieking that wives are off limits. But a potential PM who won't submit to security screening is a huge red flag that the corporate media should be reporting, but isn't. This is journalistic malpractice.
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