Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Did Justin Trudeau Skip Castro's Funeral Because of "Mean" Right-Wingers' Tweets?

This Toronto Star opiner seems to think that that's what happened--and isn't at all pleased about it. He complains that
Trudeau is being mocked on Twitter. Interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose has chastised Trudeau for calling Castro remarkable. Conservative foreign affairs critic Peter Kent has accused Trudeau of being na├»ve. 
Even hard-right U.S. Republicans, such as Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, have attacked the Canadian prime minister. 
That all of this is happening is not surprising. What is surprising is that Trudeau seems to care what these people think. 
His father wouldn’t have cared. Pierre Trudeau wouldn’t have snubbed Fidel Castro just to mollify social media, Ted Cruz and Donald Trump. 
He would have gone proudly to the old villain’s funeral. 
And in spite of themselves, Canadians would have loved him for going.
First off, anyone who thinks Justin Trudeau gave Castro's send off a pass because of something Marco Rubio or Ted Cruz said is clearly out to lunch.

Second of all, if Walkom's such a huge Castro fan, why didn't he go to the funeral?

Toronto Star readers would have loved him for that.

2 comments:

Moe said...

This is a little off-topic and I should be complaining to Walkom instead of Scaramouche.
He said, "Even hard-right U.S. Republicans, such as Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz..."
This drives me nuts. Solid conservatives who believe in the rule of law, and enforcement of the US constitution, among other conservative tenets, are always labelled by the left as "extreme right" and "far right". Yet, never, ever, is a leftist called "far" or "extreme", even if he is a Marxist or a Communist. What, praytell, does a leftie have to do to be called extreme?

hyperzombie said...

What, praytell, does a leftie have to do to be called extreme?

Become a republican?