You see, I don’t understand Thomas Mulcair nor do I understand Justin Trudeau. I mean, I understand Stephen Harper more than I understand the Muldeaus because, well, he is simple-minded, bigoted and lacking any intellectual chops whatsoever so he’s an easy read. Like Deliverance. Like Dirty Harry and his targets were. You probably don’t like him, you might even fear him, but he is just a simple-minded good-bad guy running amok. Easy to understand, hard to get away from when he has power and needs removing at all costs. Ugly but simple.
But Just-in and Tom are confusing me. You see, they are spending all their air and efforts on attacking one another. Bear in mind that neither of those two dingbats have ever been in power and Harper is the one with the record that needs our focus. Never mind that Just-in is still wet behind the ears and that Tom is dropping like a rock in the polls, they think their best political tactic is to fight themselves. They are leaving their enemy alone (the incumbent). Harper is ignored enough to remain just off the battlefield entirely. To me, these guys don’t even know how to fight a political battle.
That is so pathetic.
Unless I am wrong, of course, and this is the way. You know, Tom’s political back-room boys saying, “Hey, go after that pretty-face Trudeau and mush him first. Get rid of #3 and then focus on #1. It’s the way to go.”
Or Trudeau’s geniuses behind the scenes, “Well, Steve just sounds better and more mature than you do, Justy, we all do, actually, so maybe just get into a bitch-slap with Mulcair ’cause he has no real standing yet either. He’s never been in power. Maybe you can take him? If you can’t take on a guy who has never even been there, then Steve might be too much for you. Go for Tom first!”
And so the champion stands calmly in the ring awaiting the outcome of the tussle between the two impotent challengers taking place in the dressing room. How ridiculous! How utterly devoid of meaning. For many people, “it is the economy stupid!” But for the two challengers it could best be summarized as . “it’s the incumbent stupid!”
Seriously. Every debate should be aimed at Harper. Every ounce of both their energies should be aimed at Harper. He is the bad guy. He is the one who has the record to hold up. It is his feet that need to be held to the fire, not the wannabees. What is wrong with their heads? Why attack the wrong foe? These guys are going to blow it because of their personal dislike for one another and their inept strategy against Harper.
I half expect Mulcair to one day just punch Elizabeth in the face. “At least that’s one down, eh, Tom?!”