Barack Obama endorses Justin Trudeau

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Mighty Middle
Barack Obama endorses Justin Trudeau

Tweeting

"I was proud to work with Justin Trudeau as President. He's a hard-working, effective leader who takes on big issues like climate change. The world needs his progressive leadership now, and I hope our neighbors to the north support him for another term."

https://twitter.com/BarackObama/status/1184528998669389824?s=20

alan smithee alan smithee's picture

Cue the trashing of Obama in 1,2,3.....

Unionist

Cue Robert Mueller investigation of U.S. collusion and interference in Canadian election.

Michael Moriarity Michael Moriarity's picture

alan smithee wrote:

Cue the trashing of Obama in 1,2,3.....

I've been trashing Obama since he decided to look forward rather than prosecuting war criminals, torturers, and wall street thieves. No surprise that he would support an upper class twit like Justin.

Mighty Middle

Unionist wrote:

Cue Robert Mueller investigation of U.S. collusion and interference in Canadian election.

CTV News reports that since a single tweet doesn't cost any money, it can't be considered political interference

alan smithee alan smithee's picture

Michael Moriarity wrote:

alan smithee wrote:

Cue the trashing of Obama in 1,2,3.....

I've been trashing Obama since he decided to look forward rather than prosecuting war criminals, torturers, and wall street thieves. No surprise that he would support an upper class twit like Justin.

That was funny. Thanks.

Unionist

Michael Moriarity wrote:

alan smithee wrote:

Cue the trashing of Obama in 1,2,3.....

I've been trashing Obama since he decided to look forward rather than prosecuting war criminals, torturers, and wall street thieves. No surprise that he would support an upper class twit like Justin.

My thoughts exactly. Thank you, Michael!

Is there any way we could jointly impeach Barack and Justin? Sadly, Barack no longer holds an impeachable office. Still, I think we need a serious investigation here. Robert Mueller is available. Should I start a GoFundMe campaign? Or an old-fashioned parliamentary petition?

alan smithee alan smithee's picture

Haha..woo...'progressives' Your self parody fills me with bliss.

NDPP

How soon some forget...

"Anita Dunn, director of communication to the Obama presidential campaign, and a member of Obama's tight-knit inner circle will be a keynote speaker at the August Convention of Canada's New Democrats. 'We are thrilled that Ms Dunn will be in Halifax to share her insights of the Obama campaign's recipe for winning with party strategists and activists from across the country...With Obama's inner circle we'll be learning from the best."

http://www.ndp.ca/press/obama-communications-director-to-speak-new-democ...

The US President's role is to represent 'war criminals, torturers and wall street thieves,' not to prosecute them. Perhaps it's high time some babblers and the NDP got over their pollyanna delusions about American presidents. Even Dem ones...

The Obama Wars

https://www.foreignpolicyjournal.com/2019/07/11/the-obama-wars/

kropotkin1951

I am surprised he isn't campaigning for Freeland given their common world view.

Paladin1

So the guy responsible for approving a whole shit load of drone strikes in the middle east murdering innocent villagers is supporting Trudeau. That's a pat on the back for sure lol

bekayne

NDPP

Given NDP approval of such Obama 'projects' as the war on Libya, the installation of a US coup regime in Ukraine, opposition to BDS, or backing regime change in Syria, Obama could just as easily have tweeted support for Jagmeet Singh. It would not be a groundless prediction for an NDP government  to continue essentially the same servile, idiotic and pro-NATO  foreign policies we have endured under Freeland/Trudeau or Harper before. Unfortunately, despite the never-ending pep rally here by Dippers -  in the area of  foreign affairs, NDP really does stand for a 'No Difference Party':

Open Letter to NDP re: Their Support for White Helmets Nobel Peace Prize

https://canadiandimension.com/articles/view/open-letter-to-ndp-re-their-...

Mighty Middle

Jagmeet Singh said last night that Barack Obama endorsed the "wrong" (Singh's word) progressive leader in Canada.

NDPP

They all pay fealty to US imperial war criminals and actively seek their favour. But the capacity of bourgeois Canadian progressives to deny and pretend is limitless so this dirty comprador/vassal/satellite politrix will continue as usual and terminal lesser evilism our vain hope until it isn't.

JKR

Who's Putin supporting?

And what about Netanyahu?

My guess is Scheer.

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JKR wrote:

Who's Putin supporting?

And what about Netanyahu?

My guess is Scheer.

Exactly. And we have at least 3 years of the Conservaives showing off their analingus skills to their masters Trump and Netanyahoo.

At least the Libs aren't sucking face with Trump. Nor has Trudeau met with Netanyahoo these last 4 years.

If Obama can help the Liberals, more power to him.

Sean in Ottawa

I think it was a bad move and unhelpful for the  Liberals or Canada's relationship with the US.

voice of the damned

Mighty Middle wrote:

Jagmeet Singh said last night that Barack Obama endorsed the "wrong" (Singh's word) progressive leader in Canada.

So, he meant that Trudeau IS a progressive leader, but he's the wrong one to support? Because that's how it reads according to your paraphrase.

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Sean in Ottawa wrote:

I think it was a bad move and unhelpful for the  Liberals or Canada's relationship with the US.

So what? Trump has shattered our relations as is. We're suppose to play patty cakes with him? Fuck the US. Things will be better when the Democrats take it all back in 2020,not just for us but to their 'allies' in Canada and the UK/EU

Trump's a maggot. His followers are worse.

quizzical

Sean in Ottawa wrote:

I think it was a bad move and unhelpful for the  Liberals or Canada's relationship with the US.

oh so we need an American PM funded by MAGA.org who won't even stand for the Canadisn anthem as the way to improve US relations?

 

Mighty Middle

voice of the damned wrote:

So, he meant that Trudeau IS a progressive leader, but he's the wrong one to support? Because that's how it reads according to your paraphrase.

Well that is what Jagmeet said

Sean in Ottawa

quizzical wrote:

Sean in Ottawa wrote:

I think it was a bad move and unhelpful for the  Liberals or Canada's relationship with the US.

oh so we need an American PM funded by MAGA.org who won't even stand for the Canadisn anthem as the way to improve US relations?

 

What is with these posts that ignore the meaning and content of posts you are attacking? I notice that you are regularly angry and indignant against posts that actually come from the same political space you say you are from.

Exactly what part of my post said I wanted Scheer to win?

I think that those people trying to decide between Liberal and Conservative will not go to the Liberals becuase the US former president said they should. Maybe some NDP supporters considering holding their noses and voting Liberal in Liberal-conservative races might find being told to do so by an American president is a bridge too far. It won't convince Liberals in NDP ridings to support the NDP. So it will not help the NDP or the Liberals. It may help the Conservatives with their supporters who are likely to get riled up by a so-called "leftist" US President telling them what to do and New Democrats pissed at any American telling them what to do. Only those who already were going to vote for Trudeau will be delighted.

I dislike US presidents and former presidents being tolerated endorsing Canadian candidates also becuase it gives permission for Maga types down there to openly endorse their branch-plants here.

 

 

NDPP
KarlL

Sean in Ottawa wrote:

quizzical wrote:

Sean in Ottawa wrote:

I think it was a bad move and unhelpful for the  Liberals or Canada's relationship with the US.

oh so we need an American PM funded by MAGA.org who won't even stand for the Canadisn anthem as the way to improve US relations?

 

I dislike US presidents and former presidents being tolerated endorsing Canadian candidates also becuase it gives permission for Maga types down there to openly endorse their branch-plants here.

 

 

I think that Sean is right that it probably cuts both ways and so won't be especially helpful but I do think it is a stretch to say that Obama "told" anyone how to vote.  I've read his tweet and what he did was give a brief but positive assessment of Trudeau and express the hope that Canadians would vote for him - and consequently against the Canadian party that helped Republicans campaign aginst him and later Hilary Clinton.  So call it payback if you like.

Lastly, you'd have a hard time convincing me that if he had endorsed Jagmeet Singh, the NDP wouldn't be pushing it on every doorstep.

 

 

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KarlL wrote:

Lastly, you'd have a hard time convincing me that if he had endorsed Jagmeet Singh, the NDP wouldn't be pushing it on every doorstep.

Quite right, and Jagmeet even suggested as much himself by saying that Obama endorsed the wrong progressive.

kropotkin1951

Isn't it nice that one of the former leaders of the US regime is taking an interest in our politics! I find his endorsement a slap in the face to Canadian sovereignty. Fuck you former POTUS, get your nose out of my country's election.

NDPP

Behold Barack Antoinette

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/14/opinion/barack-obama-birthday.html

"Jay Gatsby gave big, lavish, new-money parties at his sprawling mansion on the water because he wanted to seem cool. He wanted Daisy to notice him. Barack Obama gave a big, lavish, new-money party at his sprawling mansion on the water because he wanted to seem cool. Being cool is important to him.

"It's hard to stop thinking about the over-the-top fete the former president held at his Martha's Vineyard manse for his 60th birthday. It is such a perfect taxonomy of the Obama arc..."

Finally, even that awful brownosing Dem house organ NYT had to admit he's a shit. No surprise he liked the obsequious presidential shoe-slobberer Trudeau. Birds of a feather. Sellouts. Like most politicians.

Debater

Maureen Dowd has been writing hate pieces about the Clintons and Obamas for years.  She is no friend of the Democrats.  And neither is the NYT.

NorthReport

Hard to believe Obama disinvited David Axelrod, but he did him a favour, as with the US Covid19 situation presently in tatters, there is no way a large event like that should ever have been entertained. 

 

lagatta4

Obama and Macron know Trudeau is dumb as a post, that's why they find him useful.

I am NOT impressed by Singh's comment.  I'll probably vote NDP, but that is mostly for my candidate Alexandre Boulerice - the Greens are an utter mess. Another NDP candidate I'd vote for is Dr Nima Machouf,  just south of our riding.

Ken Burch

NDPP wrote:

Behold Barack Antoinette

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/14/opinion/barack-obama-birthday.html

"Jay Gatsby gave big, lavish, new-money parties at his sprawling mansion on the water because he wanted to seem cool. He wanted Daisy to notice him. Barack Obama gave a big, lavish, new-money party at his sprawling mansion on the water because he wanted to seem cool. Being cool is important to him.

"It's hard to stop thinking about the over-the-top fete the former president held at his Martha's Vineyard manse for his 60th birthday. It is such a perfect taxonomy of the Obama arc..."

Finally, even that awful brownosing Dem house organ NYT had to admit he's a shit. No surprise he liked the obsequious presidential shoe-slobberer Trudeau. Birds of a feather. Sellouts. Like most politicians.

Yeah. 

jerrym

Obama and Trudeau go together, both being masters of presentation, Obama favoured the elite through trillions in subsidies to the financial crisis in 2008 while spending only $4 billion out of $50 billion in mortgage relief and allowing many with mortgages to end up homeless. Obama also transformed the US into a fossil fuel superpower despite the overwhelming evidence of climate change coming that is having a devastating impact around the world. Trudeau has spent more than $100 million on lawyers to block three court cases involving settlements of residential school issues, allowed the hiding of trillions in tax havens to continue, spent many billions on subsidies to the fossil fuel industry. Trudeau has also supported the purchase and construction of the Trans Mountain pipeline, the doubling of Line 3 from Alberta to Manitoba and onward to the US, the support of Line 5 through the Great Lakes despite state governments seeking to shut them down, the further support for Energy East through Quebec to the Maritimes and another pipeline from Ontario to the Saguenay for export to Europe and Asia until Quebec opposition made it politically risky with an election coming up and allowed the drilling of test wells off Newfoundland that have already hit oil in two wells with the potential of opening another oilfield there. There has  also more subsidies to the oil and gas industry through during Covid, instead of using the money to transition away from fossil fuels. This was done partly through the Covid Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS). "At a time when climate science demands a rapid transition off fossil fuels, Ottawa approved more than $1.3 billion for oil and gas companies through the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS)."

NDPP

Hopefully sooner rather than later, more people will come to realize that our  politicians are not only not up to the job of making necessary and appropriate changes demanded by the present times and circumstances, but are fully intent upon more and better lying to keep us conned and compliant.

JKR

Are our politicians a reflection of our society?

MegB

NDPP wrote:

obsequious presidential shoe-slobberer.

*snort*