U.S. President Barack Obama is in Ottawa for all of 5 hours today, and Canadians - those employed by the CBC in particular - are hyperventilating.
So lost and starstruck are they, it's as though they've forgotten that his political positions are to the extreme right of those held by Canada's own Conservative party:
- He is pro-death penalty - He is anti Gay Marriage "Because he's Christian" - He supports George Bush's Patriot Act - He voted for warrantless wiretapping - He voted AGAINST Kyoto
Our own Prime Minister, Stephen Harper would be tarred and feathered in the Sparks Street Mall for expressing evil "Neocon" notions such as these. Yet Obama does this, and somehow earns the unbridled adulation of the Canadian Left, while Harper languishes with a 30% approval rating.
Linda McQuaig was in a masturbatory frenzy on CBC radio the other day, praising Obama for his so-called Green Initiative, (which she conveniently forgot to mention centers on burning coal) while beating up on the Canadian Oil industry for being "dirty". She rears up on her hind legs like a bear protecting it's young whenever Obama is criticized in the slightest. Listen to the whole show here.
That my friends is some bizarre, self-loathing hypocrisy right there...