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Re: Mr. Inclusive Himself!
« Reply #20 on: September 20, 2019, 06:04:09 PM »
"There is a difference between comics pushing boundaries and the Prime Minister wearing blackface."

This is where the logic breaks down in my opinion.
If a Prime Minister wore blackface he should step down immediately.

But the Prime Minister did not wear blackface.
A young teacher wore blackface many years ago. It was 20 years later that he become Prime Minister.
Don't you think there is a big difference? Also - who here is the same person as he was 20 years ago?

I am not in any way a Justin supporter.  But let's be fair, it is a far, far different situation than someone running for President bragging about sexually assaulting women in the present - and he got elected despite his "locker room talk".

 
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Re: Mr. Inclusive Himself!
« Reply #21 on: September 20, 2019, 06:18:04 PM »
"But let's be fair, it is a far, far different situation than someone running for President bragging about sexually assaulting women in the present - and he got elected despite his "locker room talk"."

That is where your logic breaks down too.

There is a huge difference between touching someone and rapping someone. Bill Clinton got away with the latter while he was governor while who knows what Trump did exactly (just bragging?) and even if true he wasn't into any kind of public role to use your Trudeau defense.

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Re: Mr. Inclusive Himself!
« Reply #22 on: September 20, 2019, 11:38:31 PM »
"There is a difference between comics pushing boundaries and the Prime Minister wearing blackface."

This is where the logic breaks down in my opinion.
If a Prime Minister wore blackface he should step down immediately.

But the Prime Minister did not wear blackface.
A young teacher wore blackface many years ago. It was 20 years later that he become Prime Minister.
Don't you think there is a big difference? Also - who here is the same person as he was 20 years ago?

I am not in any way a Justin supporter.  But let's be fair, it is a far, far different situation than someone running for President bragging about sexually assaulting women in the present - and he got elected despite his "locker room talk".

He's riding on the goodwill of his father's reputation and popularity...including the Trudeau name...so you can't pick and choose what you did 10-20 years ago and what you are doing as Prime Minister.  If he murdered someone 20 years ago, it would matter...so why shouldn't stupidity for wearing blackface. 

There are plenty of people who are capable of being Prime Minister and can do a good job.  Just like there are plenty of people who could do a good job as President.  Why should countries settle for adequate when picking their leaders?  Both Trump and Trudeau can be replaced, and they really aren't that different are they when you examine the privilege they came from and the shit they both got away with...just like the Bush's and Kennedy's are all pretty much the same.   Cheers!
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Re: Mr. Inclusive Himself!
« Reply #23 on: September 21, 2019, 02:40:48 AM »
"The Liberals will not get my vote if he's leader in the upcoming election!  Cheers!"

However, if they put in charge any of the other incompetents from current cabinet they will get your vote.

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Re: Mr. Inclusive Himself!
« Reply #24 on: September 21, 2019, 06:53:45 AM »
It is not much wonder that so many of today’s politicians are of such low quality.

What potential quality candidate in their right mind would ever run when everything they ever did since they were 10 years old is going to be brought up and examined under a microscope? If you eliminate everyone who may have a flaw in their past you are eliminating a whole pool of people who could be tomorrow’s leaders.

Re Trump and his comments. I believe they were made while he was running for President - not 20 years in the past. 
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Re: Mr. Inclusive Himself!
« Reply #25 on: September 21, 2019, 09:06:22 AM »
It is not much wonder that so many of today’s politicians are of such low quality.

What potential quality candidate in their right mind would ever run when everything they ever did since they were 10 years old is going to be brought up and examined under a microscope? If you eliminate everyone who may have a flaw in their past you are eliminating a whole pool of people who could be tomorrow’s leaders.

Fair comment, taken in a vacuum.

If it were any other Canadian politician... yeah, sure. Forgive, forget and move on. Not Trudeau. He's a sanctimonious, holier-than-thou PC zealot. He spent his entire political career preaching zero tolerance on every woke PC cause. Why should we cut him slack, when he is not willing to cut ANY slack to others?

The key issue is not his racist behaviour in the past, but his breathtaking hypocrisy today. He is a fraud.