Nobody ever said that Carleton MP Pierre Poilievre was not a man on a mission. He will do anything to move himself along on the road to the prime minister’s office. Like Donald Trump in 2016, Poilievre is taking help anywhere he can get it. He is making headway with what Hillary Clinton referred to as ‘The Deplorables.’
In case you did not know who the deplorables were, you only need to check the photos of the event at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021. The deplorables were visiting. They had been invited by outgoing president Donald Trump to prevent his vice-president, Mike Pence, from certifying the election of democratic candidate Biden.
They were like the people who visited Ottawa this February with similar intentions to make their wishes superior to the will of the voters. These people make motor cycle gangs such as the Hells Angels look like choir boys.
The fact that this ‘convoy’ was warmly greeted and feted by MP Pierre Poilievre was like a stick in the eye to order and good government in Ottawa. The fact that so many of these yahoos who disrupted life in Ottawa back in February and their friends are now temporary members of the Conservative Party of Canada is a matter of some hilarity for those of us who know our Canadian political parties.
Mr. Poilievre claims he has found some 300,000 of this type of Canadians to support his candidacy. Since they have also paid $15 each for the right to vote in the leadership election, no doubt the conservatives appreciate the $4.5 million dollar donation to a party these yahoos neither understand nor would want to support.
And, frankly, they paid the money in response to false pretences. Poilievre promised them freedom. He promised them no more lockdowns. He promised them no more compulsory vaccinations. He promised them bitcoin instead of loonies. He promised them a freedom that does not exist in civilized societies.
The sad part of this are the young people who think it is fun way to give the middle finger salute to Canada’s politicians. We all know that we can do better. Supporting a sleazy demagogue such as Poilievre is not the way to do it.
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