With the vote, such as it was, on Monday, the Loony Tunes have polarized Alberta. Their next target is Canada. We are headed down the rabbit hole with the Americans. In the land of the free, nobody stands on guard for thee.
More and more, talking to American relatives and friends, there is an attitude of surrender. They know not what to do. They feel hopeless in the failing grip of a grandfatherly Joe Biden. They have no trust in the checks and balances of a political system that is broken, traumatized and has let them down before. The cold granite faces of long dead heroes of past battles for the republic are staring into the past.
In Canada, our control is in the hands of an actor. He is not his father. He is the sum of the challenges of his mother. Justin Trudeau’s stretch in power is tenuous. His government supported by an ersatz warrior of the Tenth Guru.
The emboldened regime in Alberta will become the spear with which Pierre Poilievre can wound and defeat the unity of our nation. He will use the conservatives in power in the provinces to undermine the confidence in a liberal federal government.
And all hail Trump. The Trumpian legacy in the United States stands over the definition of truth, the definition of justice and the way forward for America. It little matters if Donald Trump wins or loses the Republican nomination. He has set the standard and his followers are but acolytes to the Way of Trump.
Ron DiSantis is not as charismatic as Trump but as long as he sticks to the playbook, he has clear sailing to the White house.
Pierre Poilievre will have a tougher challenge to unseat Justin Trudeau. He is disliked in Quebec, despite his French name. He is weak in the Atlantic provinces. He divides the country at the Ontario-Manitoba border. He has to win Ontario.
He has to have the support of Ontario’s premier Doug Ford. Poilievre, the rapacious libertarian, is not in the same game as Ford, the populist conservative. They could never be friends, nor partners in power.
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