Trump has a 15% Covid-19 response approval rating in Canada according to Ipsos Reid. 85% disapproval. But that number is skewed by Alberta which has close to a 40% approval of Trump’s buffoonery during the crisis. Most provinces disapprove more than 85%. Trump barely gets a 40% approval even in Bubbaville, Tennessee or Cretin, Kentucky. Turns out we have even dumber Bubbas in Canada.
The picture attached to the article I read shows a man sitting in crowd with his wife and one of them has a MAGA hat (sitting on a lap). This is a crowd (presumably listening to a Covid-19 lecture) with no masks, no social distancing and no brain matter. And they are the smartest ones. At least they went to the lecture.
Oh, I know that Trump supporters have a point. Only one, mind you. The swamp SHOULD be drained. The old institutions needed shaking up. ‘Merica is slipping behind in oh-so-many ways. The world’s leading nation needed a fresh mind, an irreverent spirit, a revolutionary-of-sorts. But, sad to say, they got a mean-spirited, incompetent idiot whose only obvious natural skill is massive narcissism, self congratulations over cheating and going bankrupt and criticisms of others with an education. Guy can’t read or talk properly, either. And we have had three years of him proving it. And the swamp keeps getting bigger.
The guy is a HUGE loser!
But you know all that. My question is: how can a man who intimidated us (NAFTA), ‘stole’ from us (3M false masks) and discriminated against us on the world stage get any approval whatsoever from any true Canadian? Trump wanted to keep honestly ordered face masks from Canadians during a pandemic! How does anyone reconcile that? Do Albertans subscribe so much to the Bubba doctrine that they admire even those who renege on legal contracts and, in doing so, harm fellow Canadians? How do they wear the hat of a ‘movement’ that spews hate and bigotry and NOW also includes cheating and discriminating against their closest neighbour and ally?
But, again, you know the answers to those rhetorical questions. The point of today’s blog is this: Trump will go. If not in November, then four years later. I am hoping a Secret Service guy snaps. But the legacy Trump will leave will be one of a divided nation hated and despised by virtually all other countries in the world. Trump came, he saw and he divided. He accomplished nothing of any value and destroyed decades, if not centuries, of American relationships around the world and in North America.
But he didn’t stop there. He has further fractured our own country like a spy-within.
We have always had an uneasy national family. Quebec usually acting like the misunderstood black sheep, wanting more, threatening more, controlling more of the economy and the government (most Prime Ministers come from Quebec). Quebec has been a smidge hard to live with at times. And Alberta has always been what they call CONSERVATIVE but which is anything but conservative. They spell conservative, S-T-U-P-I-D. They relate to Texas more than their own neighbouring provinces and ‘drill baby, drill’ is like their motto. They are clearly on a different path than BC, the land of tree-huggers, whale-savers and lotus-eaters. They are the uneducated rednecks and we are the la-la-land hippies.
Of course, everyone loathes Ontario. We shouldn’t, really. Ontario is hated mainly because it and the Federal Government are so Ontario-centric. Neither the feds, the MAIN media nor the Ontario government cares much for Eastern or Western Canada. They really just like themselves. A lot!
So, it was not a difficult demolition for Trump to undertake. Canada is a bit of a modern and divided family that rarely dances or plays well together. But we have hung in there and, when the chips were down, Canadians have previously rallied and pulled together. But Trump is a test. A REAL test! How can we accept our dumb-but-adjacent sister, Alberta, knowing that she is on the side of the person who cheated the family? How do we continue to tolerate the idiocy of someone who prefers Texas non-culture over BC eco-culture? How do we live with a province hell-bent on embracing environmental destruction, bigotry and corruption? How do we look a MAGA hat wearer in the eye?
It will be difficult in future for our country to heal our own internal wounds. Having said that, MOST Albertans aren’t idiots. Most Albertans are good people. Most Albertans are good Canadians. But, sheesh, they have a high number of numb-nuts. Jus’ sayin’…..