Wednesday's HOT MIC
Rolling Stone is madly in love with Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
Perhaps "love" isn't the word - more like uncontrollable lust.
“Justin Trudeau is trying to Make Canada Great Again. He is using, let us say, different methods,” writer Stephen Rodrick said for a piece published online Wednesday. “Trudeau reminds me of, well, Obama as he smiles and listens patiently to me droning on about my Canadian wife as if it is actually interesting. For Trudeau, listening is seducing. But as soon as I start asking questions, he snaps into place, admiringly forthcoming on his life journey and frustratingly on message when it comes to political answers. As we chat, he smiles and locks in with his blue eyes, but Trudeau, whose mother’s side is of Scottish descent, swats away all Trump-baiting questions with a look that says, ‘Not today, laddie.’”
What is it about liberals and empty suits like Obama and Trudeau? Both are depthless politicians with only one thing to recommend them -- they make noises in support of causes near and dear to liberals hearts.
Neither Obama nor Trudeau has ever given much evidence of thinking deeply about serious issues. (Would someone who had thought through the consequences negotiated such a ridiculous deal with the Iranians?) They're always ready with the latest political talking point crafted to hit home with their core far-left constituencies.
The key word in Rodrick's quote is "seducing." Liberals love to be seduced by politicians. It makes the letdown later all the more poignant. And if there's anything liberals like better than being seduced by a politician, it's suffering when they inevitably betray them.
In addition to going gaga over Trudeau's blue eyes and not trying to hide his admiration for the PM's life story (a spoiled rich kid whose name gave him a tremendous head start on a political career), Rodrick gushes, swoons, and nearly faints when writing about him.
But so does Putin.