The Liberal government’s obsession with Twitter continues, while real issues go unaddressed.
Canadians have turned against the Trudeau-McKenna carbon tax. It was decisively rejected in Ontario, and Premier Doug Ford has vowed to fight it.
Saskatchewan is fighting it, and even the government of Prince Edward Island – led by a Liberal – is fighting against it.
Alberta will almost certainly elect the United Conservatives into power, which will ensure that a clear majority of Canada’s population is led by government’s that oppose the job-killing tax.
The Paris Accord is falling apart, with nearly every country missing the targets, and emissions falling the most in one of the only countries that didn’t sign it – the United States. Meanwhile, emissions are up by billions of tons in Canada.
So, as all of her policies fall apart, you would think McKenna would be focused on figuring out why Canadians don’t want to buy what she and Trudeau are selling.
Instead, she’s complaining about how ‘mean’ Twitter is:
“I think we all need a time out. Or at least a bit of reflection. I like(d) @twitter bc of the breaking news. I learned stuff. I could talk about what & why we were doing things as a government. I could engage, debate & yes, talk about swimming, all things Irish, kids, movies.”
“The @twitter hate does get me down a bit. More for the nice folks who engage & get sucked into my vortex. But I’m not going anywhere. I’m going to talk abt what I care abt & sometimes make mistakes or say things that folks don’t like. But I will try to focus on what I believe in.”
“And if you really hate me or what I stand for or what I say, the good news is that you don’t have to follow me.”
“And for the majority of people out there – including those who may not agree but are happy to engage without hurling abuse – thank you. The best of
@twitter when it’s like Sunday dinner w/ my Irish dad & family. Loud, feisty, funny, endearing & we all leave feeling pretty good.”
Where’s my violin?
McKenna and the Trudeau Liberals continued focus on complain about their treatment on Twitter shows a few things, all of them concerning:
First, they’re clearly setting things up to exert government control (‘regulations’) over Twitter in an effort to silence opposition. They’ll use the excuse of fighting ‘hate,’ and simply define most opposition as ‘hateful.’
And secondly, they’re distracted from very serious issues, like their collapsing climate plan, collapsing investment, the US & Mexico looking likely to sign a NAFTA deal without Canada, rising crime, and the illegal border crossing crisis.
Instead of dealing with those issues, they’re acting like aggrieved victims, and the consequences for our country are piling up every day.
Of course, McKenna’s ’empathy’ only extends to herself and those she likes on Twitter. She leaves out any empathy for the many coal industry workers whose livelihoods her policies will decimate, and doesn’t seem too worried about the many Canadians struggling financially due to the carbon tax and job-killing regulations.
The Canadian People deserve far better.
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