October 16, 2015

If Justin Trudeau wins, we have only ourselves to blame

Joshua LiebleinRebel Blogger

Due to the moral and intellectual bankruptcy of everyone who is being paid to cover this campaign, it’s impossible to tell exactly what will happen on Monday, but the prognosis is a lot grimmer than it should be for conservatives.

It should never have come to this. We could be seeing the end of the Harper Prime Minister-ship, a coalition, or Trudeau riding into 24 Sussex on his own “merits.” I hope and pray that I am wrong, but I don’t think I am.

If it goes bad for the Conservative Party we can (and probably will) blame the media and the unions; claim it’s not as bad as it looks; say, “It is what it is;” talk about how Canadians will quickly tire of the unready and unsteady Mr. Trudeau; and basically keep on pretending like Justin isn’t worth getting excited over.

Or we could do what we should have done back in 2013 and conclude that the game is rigged and we might as well flip the table.

When the CPC came out with the "Just Not Ready" campaign, I wondered why they were leaving open the possibility of Justin Trudeau ever being ready. I got all kinds of unsatisfactory explanations ranging from “Oh, they’re keeping their powder dry until the election” to “You can’t go after a guy like that without making people feel sorry for him.” Then they came out with the “Job Interview” ad, which for some bizarre reason gave precious seconds to an actor who said, “I’m not saying never... but not right now.”

There was the “Shiny Pony” campaign. There was Harper referring to Trudeau as “Justin.” There was the endless Facebook-sharing and retweeting of Trudeau’s oh-so-silly gaffes.

All proceeding from the assumption that Canadians were rational, economically minded people who wouldn’t let themselves get swept away by the throes of Trudeaumania Redux. 

Except that’s not what Trudeau offered.

He, the so-called progressive, was offering Canadians a way back -- back to a Canada without divisive debates over the niqab, over citizenship, over the economy. While his foot soldiers stirred the pot and tried to embarrass the government, Justin promised peace, sanctity, and a restoration of Canada’s all-important reputation.

As Mulcair talked about experience and allegedly principled positions against C-51 and the TPP, Trudeau offered people whatever they wanted to hear with no intention of following through.

As Harper is focused on the minutia of income splitting, Trudeau would impose uniform consent through the divine right of kingship.   

And that’s really what this is all about, isn’t it? That’s what it’s all been about from the beginning. 

Canadians are no different from other peoples ruled by princes and generallissimos. We want the one true King of Canada to rule over us, not pretenders like Stephane Dion or Michael Ignatieff, not common rabble rousers like Mulcair and the rest of his NDP ilk, and not Harper, who the Media Party historians and mythologizers will consign to darkness as a petty tyrant.

All the pollsters and the pundits, the ones who have shown themselves to be incapable of predicting a rainbow after it rains, knew deep down the whole time that this was going to happen sooner or later. They just buried it under a mountain of rationalizations, as we all did.

It may be too late for the CPC, but it is never too late to learn a lesson. And the lesson is: Never get comfortable. Never write the Liberals off. And most of all: Power is never given. It must be taken, and guarded jealously.

Trudeau understands that. It’s about time we did, too.



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commented 2015-10-19 15:10:20 -0400
Is it impossible for any conservative to concede that Canadians are just not happy with Harper and the current conservative party?
commented 2015-10-19 13:25:41 -0400
If Trudeau wins this election, He will not have won on his merits. His win will be as a direct result of the lies, put out by the MSM and the idiots that believe them.
Justin Trudeau. Allah Akbar.
commented 2015-10-18 01:24:57 -0400
Yes please vote, as it is very close in some ridings. But the latest leger poll shows a hugh lead for Trudea. This could result in Canadians throwing it for Trudeau and giving him a majority. Very sad.
commented 2015-10-17 16:50:44 -0400
Oh yes, please be sure to vote on Monday. Why not encourage your friends too and even offer to drive them to the polling station? If you need a lift yourself you can call the candidate’s campaign office and they will almos. certainly have someone there willing to give you a ride.
commented 2015-10-17 16:48:01 -0400
Actually the Conservatives under Stephen Harper have done remarkably well in this campaign. From the beginning of August Harper looked haggard, with his eyes glazed over. That is understandable because he would have known already from his internal party polls that Conservative support was not going to grow and that they highly unlikely to win the most seats. Then the Duffy trial dominated the news for three weeks and highlighted the involvement of the Prime Minister’s Office in that stinky deal.
After all that the Conservatives have emerged with over 30% of popular support. That is quite an accomplishment and they should not feel themselves failures at all.
commented 2015-10-17 14:23:49 -0400
Unfortunately the average Canadian believes what they read in the papers and what they see on television…which has been a very focused anti-Harper campaign…based entirely on fear (exactly the strategy the media and opposition blame Harper for). I have lost faith in the overall intelligence of Canadians and their ability and obligation to inform themselves about something that affects their (our) future.
commented 2015-10-17 12:37:58 -0400

Yes, what a shocker – A Sun newspaper picking Harper. Sun Newspapers being associated with Sun News Network.
commented 2015-10-17 12:35:28 -0400

They may not real conservatives by YOUR way of thinking – but first and foremost, they are REAL Canadians and Harper has to go.
commented 2015-10-17 12:01:28 -0400
The Canadian media is like Hollywood where every third conservative becomes the American president. Social media is also dominated by liberal shills who tell outrageous lies and then quote themselves as a reliable source. Trudeau campaigned on the emotional myth of a return to a Kennedy-esque Camelot. Warm, fuzzy, and no facts required. The scary thing is that these zealots may actually be running the country.
commented 2015-10-17 09:19:21 -0400
No Josh, we can blame the zombie voter and a manipulating collusive media. The cure for both is education, however it is impossible to use fact and reason to educate those who are either steeped in religious dogma or lobotomized by political dogmas – open minds are needed not destroyed minds.
commented 2015-10-17 08:06:32 -0400
I almost fell off my chair yesterday, when I picked up the Calgary Sun, and they came out backing PM Harper. Since the Sun has been refusing to post our comments, I have been throwing their papers in the garbage, rather than bringing them to work, for others to read. When I read the endorsement, I just had to share it with others, so that they to could see it for themselves! God bless Canada, and please gives us a strong conservative government!
commented 2015-10-17 01:35:53 -0400
What did you mean by “flip the table in 2013?”
commented 2015-10-17 00:40:03 -0400
It was and is unfortunate that MSM can get away with making backdoor deals to not allow polotical ads showing footage from any of their platforms. The conservatives should have run the same attack style ads from the past regardless of the people that may have hated them, at least the ads would have been true. It is upsetting knowing that so called journalists in the MSM will sink to such a low as to actively misinform and mislead the public. I will say this though their experience will probably go a long way on their resume when trying to get a job in the dictatorship that is Russia.
commented 2015-10-16 23:47:26 -0400
“Harper is absolutely hated by millions of Canadians – including many conservatives.”

Harper is also liked by millions of Canadians.

And any Conservative that votes for the Liberals or NDP simply because Harper did not meet their conservative requirements are not real Conservatives.

That would be the most ridiculous thing to do, vote for a party that is completely opposite of your conservative beliefs just because Harper was not Conservative enough. My guess is that even those Conservatives that hate Harper will either vote for him anyway because that is the closest to a conservative that they will get, or not vote at all.
commented 2015-10-16 18:11:23 -0400
The media is bad but Harper ran a terrible campaign. Campaigning against pot in the last days? As the leader of the Libertarian party said “Canadians want their goodies and they want to be reassured that everything will be alright by their leaders”
commented 2015-10-16 17:54:52 -0400
Joshua – “with no intention of following through”?… For British Columbia we can only hope, since Justin, at his Vancouver rally in September, promised that the LIberals would ban all tanker traffic on the northwest coast…. That would kill any oil or LNG port development, decimate the industries, and obviously kill billions of dollars of development and export revenue… Might as well board up Prince Rupert and Kitimat, and the producer communities which would have supplied them from B.C. to Saskatchewan….
commented 2015-10-16 16:01:05 -0400
It’s fundamentally impossible to get the truth out, when our corrupt, partisan media has been running their hate campaign for almost 10 years, counting on the low-info voters to stay dumbed down; not to mention the interference and back room coaching both the NDP & Liberals have been receiving from the States. I can only imagine what Obama & Valerie Jarrett will want from Trudeau & Mulcair as payback for the U.S’s influence. In four years when we have drowned in debt and become a Socialist utopia governed by Sharia law, we will hear the same cries for the media party and the deranged – It was Harper’s fault.
commented 2015-10-16 14:46:07 -0400
Putting a sock puppet like junior trudeau in the PMO will do nothing but open old wounds of division within Canada. The laurentian elite will be elated of course but in their desperation to cling to their assumed god given tall fore-headed pre-eminence they will set in motion another decade or 2 of purposely dividing Canada against itself, bankrupting the country and turning Canada into a lightweight mewling UN lapdog once again.
commented 2015-10-16 14:30:28 -0400
Harper is absolutely hated by millions of Canadians – including many conservatives. You can’t have that much hate and expect to come out on top.

I think Trudeau and the team he has assembled will prove you wrong, but nonetheless – Canadians would rather roll the dice and take their chances over letting Harper have control for one more second.

If Harper does lose on Monday – the message will be clear. Canadians want Harper to get the fuck out.