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Get ready for Justin-mania!

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modernsteam
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Ken Burch wrote:

.... And what should you tell the children?

 

"Everything's going to be alright, Sweetie. Mommy's going to be right here with you.....Just hold on tight, dear .."


autoworker
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adma wrote:

Don't forget John Turner in that underwhelming scenario.

Turner was correct in his policy towards free trade: that sectoral agreements could be negotiated through the existing GATT structure, of the time.

Michelle
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Lachine Scot wrote:

I'm OK with Justin Bieber. I'd take him over Justin Trudeau anytime. When in political doubt, look to see which has more support from the lesbian community...

I don't know...until the kid renounces his anti-choice views that he's been spewing to impressionable young girls, I think I'll stick with Justin Timberlake.

After all - he brought sexy back.


Lachine Scot
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Hah! But is he any more politically reliable than Bieber?


Maysie
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Michelle, shame on you for pandering to our bully-neighbours to the south.

Trudeau and Beiber for PM and backbencher! In no particular order. 

All we need now is a Mr. Case to make it a trifecta of Justins.

Wink


David Young
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With Justin Tyme as Speaker???

 


Lord Palmerston
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Quote:
Strictly in terms of experience and accomplishment, Justin Trudeau is Sarah Palin minus the books, the vice-presidential candidacy and the governorship.

Is this really a man prepared to be leader of the Liberal Party? A future prime minister?

In the 1920s, when the once-mighty British Liberal party plummeted to the dismal place where Canada’s Liberals are today, they turned to David Lloyd George — creator of the British welfare state, wartime prime minister, international statesman — but not even that giant of 20th century politics could save them.

Will Canada’s Liberals actually seek salvation in the leadership of a man whose greatest personal accomplishment was scoring 38 per cent of the popular vote in Papineau?

http://www.ottawacitizen.com/opinion/columnists/Column+count+Trudeau/722...


autoworker
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Although he may very well be in this race, I can't help thinking that the Liberals are using his star quality to raise badly needed funds, while the gathering speculation about his presumed leadership bid keeps the LPC newsworthy.

mark_alfred
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The whole attitude of a leader having to be either a lawyer, economist, or businessperson, (IE, not a teacher) is wrong, I feel.   


Left Turn
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Does it strike anyone else as odd that virtually all the Liberal ledership discussion on babble at the moment is focused on someone who hasn't even declared any intention of seeking the leadership of the Liberal Party of Canada, as opposed to, you know, the actually declared Liberal leadership candidates?


David Young
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Left Turn wrote:

Does it strike anyone else as odd that virtually all the Liberal ledership discussion on babble at the moment is focused on someone who hasn't even declared any intention of seeking the leadership of the Liberal Party of Canada, as opposed to, you know, the actually declared Liberal leadership candidates?

No suprises there.

We live in a culture where the media creates celebreties for the masses to (hopefully) pay attention to, thus justifying the media's existence.

Stop talking about the 'celebreties', and then see what happens!

 


Boom Boom
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dp


Boom Boom
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I'm watching Justin's annoucement for the leadership candidacy - he's a wooden speaker, no charisma like his dad. And he's looking at his notes all the time.


Boom Boom
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He looks totally out of his depth. Mulcair and Harper must be loving this.


Boom Boom
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I don't remember PET ever using notes in a speech.


clambake
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Holy crap. I'm starting to wonder why i'm worried about this guy again...


Boom Boom
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Most boring leadership speech I've heard in a while. Wooden, uninspiring.


Boom Boom
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JT needs a better speech writer. Boring, trite.


Boom Boom
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No Trudeau-mania this time around.


Boom Boom
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His wife (Sophie Gregoire) was more inspiring.


Arthur Cramer
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Some guy on the Huff Post posted this:

A young man who has experienced all of Canada. And understands what it means to be Canadian.

Unlike the tunnel visioned Harper and the non existent Mulcair.

I replied with this:

 

What are you talking about. As a New Democrat,I say to you lets argue over ideas. But leave the name calling and innuendo aside. Your post is objectionable and insulting. And one other thing my friend. Why do you Liberals have to go out of your way to say that only you guys love this country? Eh? I served 25 years in the Canadian Navy and would suggest that my love of country and dedication to national service is equal to yours or his. But, surprise, surprise, I have voted NDP all my life. Are you going to tell me that automatically makes me incapable of understanding the nation in which I grew up and served? This is so typical. You guys act like you are the only ones who understand this country. Where do you get off thinking this way? What makes you think you have a monopoly on love of country and devotion to that which makes us Canadian. This is a dated argument you want to have. Canadians have matured since the times of Justin's father, and have a more adult and grown up view of themselves. Don't count on patronizing Canadians and stroking their egos, thinking this is your way back to power. It won't work, and you will be dissapointed.

And I think, this is the key to neturalizing this LPC, we are Canada, stuff. Its about making sure people understand that love of country is not exclusive and that we have matured as a nation and as the citizenry. This guy is so old-fashioned for a man claimig to be hip and with it. I am more certain then ever that Tom and the NDP can kick his sorry butt.


Arthur Cramer
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Really, if this is all he has, the same tired old LPC platitudes, he'd be better to stay at home. If this is his "A-Game", he's finished.


Catchfire
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I think NDP and Con apparatchiks should be lining up to support JT's leadership campaign.

Except for the whole "insult to mature political discourse" thing.


socialdemocrati...
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The sheer amount of attention being paid to Justin -- including an NDP + left-of-NDP web forum -- has to be worth something.

The guy has tons of in-built publicity.


Arthur Cramer
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SD, Yep, what it tells you is its newsworth only because he's Trudeau's kid, this is how the media works, and this kind of fluff approach to public discourse is why we have been stuck with Lib and Tory governance over the duration of this country's existence.


lagatta
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It is sad indeed. Now he is claiming to be an environmentalist, of all things. Environmentalism does not only involve outings to the great outdoors, or "challenging" nature as his late brother did. I've never heard him say much of substance about the Con's ecocidal actions, or indeed the far-from-good legacy of the Libs. But hey, he and Sophie are so cute!!!

Ken Burch
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In one of the articles I saw on another forum, a poll was cited claiming a 'Lil Justin-led LPC would get 39%, to 32% for the Harpercrites, to only 20% for the NDP.  Had anybody else heard of this poll?


(supposedly, it was a Forum poll, fwiw).


Boom Boom
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What a pathetic performance by Justin. He truly sucked. He should have waited another four or five years, whatever.


Ippurigakko
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39% vote for justin trudeau because canadian vote PERSON, not liberal platform, two reason 1. pierre's son and 2. handsome

canadian better not to be stupid.


janfromthebruce
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Actually, I am starting to feel sick - all I see is a rich kid of a famous farther thinking he is "something". I got to see him in action a couple of years ago, right after the May 2011 election. Talking to a student audience about "youth empowerment". Of course, we all know it was all about getting his name and liberal brand out.

Anyway, when it came time for question and answers, he was asked questions about the recent election and of course the NDP sweep in Quebec and all the young MPs elected - he preceded to bash Ruth Ellen B., the single mother elected in a riding in which she didn't campaign and he had a smerk on his face. I was disgusted.

He just spent one hour talking about youth empowerment and young people getting involved in politics and changing their world but I guess he really was only talking about "certain" youth who should feel entitled. Unknown, young single moms need not apply who work in bars but rich boys with silver spoons up their butts, why my, that's different.

So when I watch this "fake show", I know it's fake. He doesn't believe a word he is saying. It's all about him, the liberal brand, and his family name. Everybody else is their to carry his water.

And the powerful know that Justin, coming from their neck of the woods, will be a good water boy for them, ensure they keep their share of the wealth of the land, and let Justin fake all that progressive crap.


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