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M1917 Enfield
06-27-2017, 10:32 PM
Oh Warren! Your undying love burns bright and strong!

I hope you did not get too moist or hot and bothered writing this!


http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/warren-kinsella/trudeau-next-federal-election_a_23002579/


10 Reasons Why Trudeau Will Win The Next Federal Election


He's broken some promises. His legislative achievements are modest. The Tories and the NDPers are getting shiny new leaders. But he's still going to win.

Justin Trudeau is going to win the next federal election.

Now, we know, we know. The election is far away. He's broken some promises. His legislative achievements are modest. The Tories and the NDPers are getting shiny new leaders. Commenters are commenting that he's slipping. And, in the post-Trump/Brexit era, the "sunny ways" stuff seems as culturally relevant as, say, Kardashian reruns.

But he's still going to win. And it's not just because Andrew Scheer is Stock Day redux with a perma-smirk -- or because Scheer's most-influential advisor helped found the alt-Right hate site, The Rebel, whose most-recent oeuvre includes an essay titled "Ten Things I Hate About Jews."

Nor is it because the NDP leadership candidate this space invented, Jagmeet Singh, has turned out to be a bit of a letdown, uncertain on his feet in debate, and inspiring few - or because the incorrigible rageaholic Tom Mulcair is still around, chewing up headlines and scenery, and reminding everyone why they abandoned the NDP in the Fall of 2015.

No, Justin Trudeau is going to win because of him. Also, in spite of him.

As part of my ongoing effort to make Conservative and New Democratic heads explode, and because I love Top Ten lists, herewith and hereupon are The Top Ten Reasons Trudeau Is Going To Win Again, You're Welcome.

1. He's doing the right things. Spending more on daycare, for example, but also on defence. Trudeau has had the right instincts on the policy front. To the ongoing irritation of his Opposition, he's not bad at nudging Right, shimmying Left, and then ending up in the Centre which is where most Canadians generally are, too. Triangulation isn't a new strategy, but it's an effective one. Trudeau is good at it.

2. He's not doing the wrong things. Re-opening the Constitution, for instance: he's not doing that. With the Trump regime busily tearing up vital trade treaties with Agent Orange pulling out the Paris Accord, the agreement that could prevent the extinction of all species what does Quebec's Premier want to do? Why, he wants to kick start divisive, corrosive negotiations about the Constitution, naturally. The politically-tone-deaf NDP promptly agreed with him, but Trudeau sure didn't. The Liberal leader immediately slammed the door on that policy Vietnam, thereby earning the gratitude of the mutlitude.

3. Staying out of the papers. That's what Messrs. Chretien and Harper did, and they both knew a thing or two about political survival. Trudeau's figured out that overexposure leads inevitably to underwhelming election results. So he's being seen and heard a lot less. Canadians, like most voters everywhere, believe politics is improved by silence. Trudeau, at long last, is doing more by being seen less.

4. Cooling it with the selfie stuff. Praise the Lord! Yes, he's a rather good-looking fellow. Yes, he has a boyish grin and an impressive mane. Yes, his family looks like it stepped out of a J. Crew catalogue. Yes, he makes Donald Trump recall Jabba the Hutt on a bad day. But Trudeau has evidently surmised that the endless stream of selfies suggested to Canadians even Liberal Canadians that he was a bit egotistical and a bit shallow. So he's doing it a lot less. We've all noticed. We're all grateful.

5. Opposing Trump's manifest destiny. At the start of Trump's corrupt, chaotic reign, Trudeau and Team too often resembled latter-day Neville Chamberlains, labouring to if not defend then deny the indefensible. They were proud progressives at home, condemning racism and bullies and Kellie Leitch. But when Stateside, they became ostrich-like, and didn't condemn (much less critique) the Racist Bully-in-Chief not once. What did all that cheek-turning get them? Well, Trump-led attacks on the Canadian softwood and dairy sectors, among other things. So, they changed course. They've mapped out a foreign policy that goes around Trump. This week, no less than the New York Timesnoticed and approved. About time.

6. No scandals of significance - no real scandals, even. The Aga Khan Saga? Elbowgate? So-called cash for access? A boastful minister, and a couple underwhelming ones? No one South of the Queensway cares, folks. They just don't. One solitary ministerial resignation, in the time it took Brian Mulroney to rack up a dozen: that's it. For a caucus and cabinet so replete with rookies, Trudeau has experienced shockingly few big scandals. And, when contrasted with the slime oozing out of the White House, Trudeau continues to look positively angelic.

7. No nasty fights with the provinces. At all. Sure, Brad Wall has been angry, a couple times, but such disputes typically work with Wall's core vote and, coincidentally, Trudeau's. Sure, some provinces were briefly upset about health transfers but they all had no choice but to sign on, and they all eventually did. Apart from Couillard's short-lived constitutional gambit (see above), all is decidedly quiet on the provincial front. That's what Trudeau promised, that's what he's delivered.

8. He's got luck to spare. Unlike just about every other centrist you can name in the U.S., in Europe, at the sub-national level Justin Trudeau wasn't just born with a silver shovel in his mouth. He came into being with multiple horseshoes in his nether regions, too. All of the things that have felled his progressive contemporaries a global populist surge, terror attacks, hackers and fake news, clumsy campaign strategies haven't hurt him one bit. For the most part, it's because he's the luckiest guy to ever run for office.

9. He's hard to hate. Tom Mulcair and assorted Tories try, certainly, but they usually just come off sounding bitter and/or jealous. Trudeau (unlike his Dad, unlike Stephen Harper) is the Lloyd Dobler of politics: like that immortal character in 1989's Say Anything, Trudeau is the guy in high school who gets invited to every party, breaks up fights, and makes sure no one drives home drunk. He isn't a straight-A student or the valedictorian, but that's also why you don't hate him.

10. He's likeable. Justin Trudeau is an anomaly. He grew up surrounded by wealth and privilege, but he personally embodies neither, somehow pulling off the middle-class artifice. For older voters who adored Trudeau Senior, he offers the occasional Trudeau-esque pirouette but he avoids his father's imperial inclinations. For younger voters, seeking an Obama-like outsider, Trudeau will do the unexpected and unconventional but he still knows how to get the billionaires at Davos to do his bidding. And so on, and so on. In some ways, he is more of an enigma than his Dad: just when you think you know him, you don't. Either way, as noted, what remains is a guy who is kind of impossible to hate.

In politics, all of that is a winning formulation. And it's why Justin Trudeau -- he alone -- is going to win for Liberals again in 2019.

(Oh, and happy Canada Day, Trudeau. Something tells me you are going to have a good one.)

soulchaser
06-27-2017, 10:37 PM
Well remember, Kinsella predicted a multi term Harper majority after 2011.

sltoronto
06-27-2017, 11:04 PM
"He's hard to hate."

Really?

soulchaser
06-27-2017, 11:14 PM
Staying out of the papers and cooling it with the selfie stuff???

WTF?

He's in the papers every day for his choice of f--king socks and other vapid nonsense.

Not to mention the staged "spontaneous" photos.

Swingerguy
06-27-2017, 11:26 PM
The blind leading the blind

Waterloomike
06-28-2017, 12:59 AM
Morons following imbeciles.

Mark-II
06-28-2017, 06:16 AM
Rose coloured welding goggles


Embodies neither wealth nor privilege? My god, goebbels, that's stretching it thin.

Billythreefeathers
06-28-2017, 06:24 AM
just writing fluff in hopes of being let into the back room

Steveo9mm
06-28-2017, 07:00 AM
when people ask me where im from im just going to make up some country. i wont be telling them im from canada.

Run 'n' Gun
06-28-2017, 07:23 AM
We're moving to Texas as soon as the house is paid off. Good weather, proper personal rights, and I hear the Mexican food is fantastic.

Waterloomike
06-28-2017, 09:00 AM
Kinsella's number 6 is why we don't hear the frauds and scandals. The press, especially his kind of press, suppresses anything negative.

The press is a fraud, the government is a fraud and the turd is a fraud.

speedloader
06-28-2017, 09:51 AM
Kinsella's number 6 is why we don't hear the frauds and scandals. The press, especially his kind of press, suppresses anything negative.

The press is a fraud, the government is a fraud and the turd is a fraud.

BINGO ! can't say it any better than that mike cheers!:Beer time:

(the cabelas catologue haters will cringe at that truth)

Weekend Gunslingers
06-28-2017, 10:21 AM
Didn't the Huffpost also back Hilary to win in the US?. Propaganda by libs that's all

killer kane
06-28-2017, 10:32 AM
We're moving to Texas as soon as the house is paid off. Good weather, proper personal rights, and I hear the Mexican food is fantastic.

That's where the wife wants to go.

BCGUY12
06-28-2017, 12:15 PM
We're moving to Texas as soon as the house is paid off. Good weather, proper personal rights, and I hear the Mexican food is fantastic.

Why do you need a house in AB if you're going to Texas? Btw, hope you don't enjoying hiking, hunting, etc on public land because only 4% of Texas is public land compared to an average of 89% of Canada being public land; 60% of AB is public land, 93% of BC. Just saying.

Ohno
06-28-2017, 12:32 PM
he selfie stuff. Praise the Lord! Yes, he's a rather good-looking fellow. Yes, he has a boyish grin and an impressive mane. Yes, his family looks like it stepped out of a J. Crew catalogue.
This is quite the fawning piece. I wonder if the author needs a moment alone to "collect" himself after writing that.

RangeBob
06-28-2017, 12:48 PM
Last election Warren Kinsella was still pro-Liberal but anti-justin, and Warren didn't get a senate appointment.
Perhaps Warren is just working on his political future prospects.

SeirX
06-28-2017, 01:54 PM
woah woah..where'd this puff-piece of self-enjoyment come from?

Nos. 3&4 are basically 1 point - and they're wrong. The ONLY reason I haven't seen more of CastroClone is because I don't have TV and don't get into town often to use friends' internet. What little I do see of TV and internet, Selfie the Clown is ALWAYS there. ....I've seen photos of Trudeau and wife. If his family is what a J.Crew ad looks like, chalk that up to another reason I don't buy J.Crew.

Nos. 8, 9 & 10 are also basically 1 point...and bull$#|t. It's easy to hate a guy running your country further into the ground. It's hard to like a guy who lets Interpol wanted criminals & terrorists remain here - and defends them - simply because they set foot on the ground. It's hard to like a guy who spent more time on vacation in his first year `on the job` than most working families spend in a lifetime. It's easy to hate a guy who has clearly-mocked-out `press meetings` and claims to have taught Drama but can't go more than a dozen words without `uh` `uhm` or `er` flopping out his face.
As for that `luck to spare`? This writer has never been in a casino - luck runs out fast than oxygen in a paperbag with 5 people hyperventilating into it.
He avoids his father's imperial inclinations? Yeah.. by leaving them far in the rearview mirror while trying to get things more on-tack like dictator-run countries he admires.

....taking another look...all those points are wrong.
Doing the right things? For or by whom? Certainly not Canadians who give more than a wet-fart about this country. ..... Not doing the wrong things?...can ANYONE name me more than 2 things he hasn't done that's been worse for the country?

wolver
06-28-2017, 02:08 PM
He's going to have to do a major screw up, not to get in next election. He's got a no-name running against him. At least with O'Leary we had a chance. People have heard of him, good or bad.
And you know what they say "Any press is good press, no matter how bad it is." (or something like that.)

tigrr
06-28-2017, 02:19 PM
What they didn't mention is his voter base is the welfare and immigrant's and they outnumber the working class.
In other words the people on welfare outnumber the people who work. And if Canada doesn't get some industry back from china this country is hooped. If he gets back in for another term the young of the country will bear a debt that they will never get out of.

M1917 Enfield
06-28-2017, 03:19 PM
What they didn't mention is his voter base is the welfare and immigrant's and they outnumber the working class.
In other words the people on welfare outnumber the people who work. And if Canada doesn't get some industry back from china this country is hooped. If he gets back in for another term the young of the country will bear a debt that they will never get out of.

We will be the New Greece soon, with heavily taxed, pensioned cut, debt laden economy to match!

goosesniper
06-28-2017, 05:17 PM
Yea he will win. I have no faith in our country. Honestly. A bunch a pucking idiots. Just watch. Another majority. Canadians. A bunch of brain dead because of the cold idiots that wouldn't know a good government if it hit them in the head.


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M1917 Enfield
06-28-2017, 08:49 PM
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RangeBob
06-28-2017, 10:40 PM
https://ireadencyclopedias.files.wordpress.com/2016/05/trudeaumeme.jpg

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