Justin pot? Meet Trudeau kettle

Excuse us, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau?

You’re saying its opponents of your national carbon pricing plan who are using “scare tactics and divisive tactics” through “political torque and misinformation” to point out “disaster scenarios that have no basis in fact”?

You’re joking, right?

Let’s start with the province where you made these remarks on Friday — Alberta — while touting the Liberal candidate in Medicine Hat in an Oct. 24 byelection.

Political torque and misinformation?

  • simus1

    In many eastern cultures, the telling of transparently obvious lies about your rivals and enemies is just done to signal your contempt for them, not a failed effort to deceive.
    Perhaps Shiny Pony is just fine tuning a bit of his multicultural outreach shtick.

    • Not smart enough for that.

      • Waffle

        No he isn’t. Whenever JT is flapping his jaws, I see the grim spectre of Gerald Butts stage-managing the whole performance. The untelegenic Mr. Butts probably learned at an early age that he could never hope to attract even a tiny fraction of the nubile hotties that his “friend” with the shiny locks and the famous patrimony could.

        JT made his faustian bargain a while back and over time he has learned, to some extent, not to stray too far off script. His “everywhere” appearances (parades, beachside weddings) do not lend themselves to scripted teleprompters, so there are most likely microscopic buds nestled inside his ears, always on the ready to receive strategic instructions from the puppet master.

        Mr. Butts is no dummy. He has learned the lessons of propaganda very well. Sometimes I envision him thumbing through his English translation of J. Goebbels “Principles of Propaganda”:


        And of course, we should never forget 2 of the most important Goebbelian strategems:

        A lie repeated often enough is apt to be believed

        A big lie is more apt to be believed than a small one

  • Linda1000

    I’m pretty sure Nutley is a one term wonder in Alberta. She has no idea how unhappy people are with her stupid NDP schemes.

    • canminuteman

      I wouldn’t be so sure she is a one term wonder. People in Ontario have been bitching bout Dalton McGuinty since 2003 but they reelected him in 2007, reelected him in 20011, then replaced him with Wynne in 2014. Even if they don’t reelect Notley, she can do an awful lot of damage that will be very difficult to repair.

      • Linda1000

        We don’t have a big enough population in AB like the GTA area that controls the vote in Ontario. That being said, the AB Progressive Conservatives will likely not have their act together by 2019 but if the Wildrose party can improve their opposition maybe they’ll have a chance. The P.Cons. are going to select their new leader for their party in March/2017 so everything is still up in the air. I agree about the damage Notley will accomplish and Alberta will be toast for a long time if she gets a second term.

        • Waffle

          The Notley strategy will be to destroy any and all opposition before it even has a chance to get off the ground. The Suncor and Telus genuflections do not bode well.

          • Linda1000

            Possibly, but too early to tell. As time goes on and our economy keeps tanking (increasing debt, no jobs and oil prices not coming back) Notley is going to feel the heat. You are likely right that if more big AB oil corporations start buying into her program, then it will be game over.

          • Waffle

            History is replete with examples of people who did not see the writing on the wall when the fundamental change went into effect and it all started to go downhill from there. However, there are rats, large and small only too willing to exchange their souls for treasure and glory.

            I offer two notable sell-outs to illustrate my point.

            Perhaps my favourite (sarc.) is Pablo de Santa Maria, also known as Paul of Burgos who was born Solomon HaLevi and who was a rabbi and scholar in Burgos, the capital of Castile. Barely a month after the horrific massacres of the Jews during June of 1391, Rabbi Solomon and his sons converted to Christianity. They rose to high offices within the church and the kingdom. So, if you were a Spanish Jew at the time, it was kind of demoralizing to have such a prominent rabbi willingly go to the baptismal font. What do you, a mere peasant, do? It was literally a case of convert or die.

            And then we have our own little Scott Brison here in Canada, don’t we? His defection to the dark side could be regarded as the beginning of the end for Harper and a real made-in-Canada conservatism. Brison might have even been more popular than MacKay among the rather scattered Conservatives, but with the defection of Brison there was never a true marriage of the Conservatives and the Progs.

            Hindsight is always 20-20.

          • Linda1000

            Good grief, I had to look up Scott Brison as he joined the Liberals somewhere around 2003. Another one to cross the floor to the Liberals was Belinda Stronach. It’s very telling that in the last Fed. election that the Liberals won in all 32? ridings in the Atlantic provinces. Harper lost a few senior MPs in a short time before the 2015 election and I think that contributed to his defeat. Anyway, Canada will be lost after eight long years of Trudeau.
            We don’t really have a traditional Conservative party in AB any longer. We saw that with the election of Redford a few years ago and the Cons. provincial party notables are all “progressives” now. Our choices for provincial political parties with any substance are almost as dismal as in Ontario. The only reason I still have some hope for AB is because we did vote out Jim Prentice after he made the wrong decision to call an unnecessary election because he wanted some “kingly” mandate to govern after replacing Redford. The only problem was people in protest voted NDP, a very wrong choice. Maybe next time people will vote for Wildrose in protest to NDP. 🙂

          • Waffle

            Well, I don,t want to be the voice of doom, but I think we,re finished now — after only 1 year of Trudeau. The foreign vultures are already eyeing the carcass. I also do not think there will be a next election in the way we have come to know elections.

            BTW, I didn,t realize that Brison jumped ship as early as 2003 — that just reinforces the point I was trying to make originally.

          • Linda1000

            Here, I’ve been saying after eight years of Trudeau, we will not recognize Canada but you are likely right that it will happen sooner. It’s depressing as his “Hollywood” star image is more popular than ever and I don’t understand the mindset of all the younger people who are so enthralled with him. Maybe after a few vicious terrorist attacks in Canada and when the economy really tanks with no jobs, the diversity crowd will start to wake up.

          • Waffle

            It’s not just the young. I consider my neighbour a fairly reliable indicator of public opinion. She is 63 and she gets her news from the free rags at the bus stop and from the MSM on her TV. At some level she knows the MSM lies but on the other hand she really can’t believe that they would do so. She really doesn’t pay that much attention to what is going on, just so long as she can watch her favourite shows on the tube. She laughed at me today when I told her we were no longer living in a democracy.

          • Waffle

            Boolinda,s defection didn,t really bother me and I don,t consider it earth-shattering. She really wasn,t that important or influential. She was just another sleazy skank with a rich daddy. Sorta like a Paris Hilton.

  • ontario john

    But our unbiased media says that people came out in the thousands to worship Justin in Alberta. They wouldn’t lie.

  • Clausewitz

    Because Liberals never use scare tactics. I think Junior is projecting again. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMsqEph7a8I