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(Washington Post)   And your dumb hot-take of the day is this article arguing that Canadians should be rooting for another four years of Trump   (washingtonpost.com) divider line
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2020-10-22 1:53:29 PM  
Trump's been great for Canada.  When he started, Canada had a trade deficit with the US.  Now we have a growing trade surplus.  Our farmers are doing very well on precisely the same crops that American farmers are letting rot in the fields.

With US tariffs on things like raw aluminum, companies are choosing to do more of the manufacturing process in Canada to bypass it.  Simultaneously, specific targetted Canadian reprisals to the tariffs help Canadian companies while raising Canadian tax revenue.  US tariffs hurt US companies and are really not that big of a deal to Canadians.

TPP means an economic boost to all signatories.  Trump tried to get the US back into TPP after turning it down and was told to f$ck off.  An incredibly stupid strategy especially considering he was planning to start a trade war with China.

The dirty pipeline leaking all over the US is great for Canada and helps us sell much more of our dirty oil to China while protecting us from having to hurt our own environment and pristine pacific coast.

Muslim ban means that for any sporting, academic or commercial events that will have true international flavour, people are picking Canada over the US.

Canadians want Trump to lose but not because he is bad for us.
 
2020-10-22 2:00:07 PM  
Hot take indeed.  Hot, steaming, and curled off right in the middle of the dinner table atop the mashed potatoes.

Honestly, how unbelievably moronic do you have to be to try and make a case for Trump to Canadians?  Members of the nation that has closed its borders to the US for the last three months, the nation that is currently in its second term with a liberal government (granted, liberal minority this time around and with a bit of a scandal threatening a snap election mostly drummed up by the right, but still), the nation that has now gotten rid of both Trump Hotel boils from its landscape.

The only Canadians rooting for Trump are the same elbow-licking morons staging anti-mask protests and holding car shows in the street without any social distancing or masks.
 
2020-10-22 2:04:07 PM  
I assume TFA is written by some jingoistic Canadians looking to be the preeminent economic and military power in North America.
 
2020-10-22 2:14:53 PM  
I didn't read the article.  My point is Trump has objectively been good for the Canadian economy in the precise areas Trump was responsible for (trade, environment, tourism etc.) and in the same ways he hurt the US.

Now, ultimately, a more successful and economically healthy US, would be better for Canada.  I'm not a fool.  Canada's economy is fully dependent on the US.  Trump's stupidity gave us a few wins over the US but ultimately, Canada is f$cked if the US continues to swirl down the bowl.  Trump is bad for Canada and the whole world (except for places like Russia, North Korea and Saudi Arabia).
 
2020-10-22 2:17:44 PM  
Follow-up.  Trump is linear and transactional in his strategy.  He sees everything as deal where only one side can win if the other side is screwed.  That is so f$cking stupid but my point is, based on Trump's criteria, Canada won and the US lost.  In reality, we both lost.
 
2020-10-22 2:25:59 PM  
Yeah, this is really stupid.

But, it makes sense if you can't understand the suffering of others and only care about short term quarterly gains.
 
2020-10-22 2:33:44 PM  
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2020-10-22 2:49:41 PM  

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Where are the ketchup chips?
 
2020-10-22 2:50:08 PM  
Some of the Fark Canadians seem to be.
 
2020-10-22 2:50:50 PM  
Well, yeah.  What country wouldn't want to become the preeminent economic power on this side of the Atlantic when the previous title holder spectacularly implodes into a steaming pile of shiat?  They're biggest concern should be splatter.
 
2020-10-22 2:51:26 PM  
Former speech writer for Harper says what?

Not kidding. I stopped reading there.
 
2020-10-22 2:51:51 PM  
"Michael Taube, a columnist for Troy Media and Loonie Politics,was a speechwriter for former Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper."

And I stopped reading right there...
 
2020-10-22 2:52:14 PM  
Written by "a speechwriter for former Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper."

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2020-10-22 2:52:46 PM  

mrshowrules: Trump's been great for Canada.  When he started, Canada had a trade deficit with the US.  Now we have a growing trade surplus.  Our farmers are doing very well on precisely the same crops that American farmers are letting rot in the fields.

With US tariffs on things like raw aluminum, companies are choosing to do more of the manufacturing process in Canada to bypass it.  Simultaneously, specific targetted Canadian reprisals to the tariffs help Canadian companies while raising Canadian tax revenue.  US tariffs hurt US companies and are really not that big of a deal to Canadians.

TPP means an economic boost to all signatories.  Trump tried to get the US back into TPP after turning it down and was told to f$ck off.  An incredibly stupid strategy especially considering he was planning to start a trade war with China.

The dirty pipeline leaking all over the US is great for Canada and helps us sell much more of our dirty oil to China while protecting us from having to hurt our own environment and pristine pacific coast.

Muslim ban means that for any sporting, academic or commercial events that will have true international flavour, people are picking Canada over the US.

Canadians want Trump to lose but not because he is bad for us.


Many good points, but Trump did more or less force Bombardier into giving away the brand new airliner it had developed to Airbus, who now sell it as the Airbus A220. Airbus are now marketing an exec jet version which will now compete with top end of Bombardiers only remaining planes, the Global and Challenger big exec jets.
 
2020-10-22 2:53:41 PM  
They can keep us gross plague-o's out so long as he's in charge since it's clear that our government is going to go for herd immunity if he wins.

Since that will never work, they get to live an American-free existence, which I hear is lovely.
 
2020-10-22 2:55:40 PM  
And what we Canadians  root for with regards to Trump matters because? Oh right, you want to bring in a load of white supremisist con artists here in Canada.


/didn't read the article, obvously.
 
2020-10-22 2:56:01 PM  
^ i
 
2020-10-22 2:56:31 PM  

Krieghund: I assume TFA is written by some jingoistic Canadians looking to be the preeminent economic and military power in North America.


The guy used to be a speechwriter for Harper and spits out articles for the Moonie Times.
 
2020-10-22 2:57:11 PM  
Not a f***ing chance - we survived Obama, OK
 
2020-10-22 2:58:05 PM  
Because it makes them look smarter in comparison?
 
2020-10-22 2:58:11 PM  

mrshowrules: I didn't read the article.  My point is Trump has objectively been good for the Canadian economy in the precise areas Trump was responsible for (trade, environment, tourism etc.) and in the same ways he hurt the US.

Now, ultimately, a more successful and economically healthy US, would be better for Canada.  I'm not a fool.  Canada's economy is fully dependent on the US.  Trump's stupidity gave us a few wins over the US but ultimately, Canada is f$cked if the US continues to swirl down the bowl.  Trump is bad for Canada and the whole world (except for places like Russia, North Korea and Saudi Arabia).


Trump is bad for those countries too, because climate change will fark everyone.
 
2020-10-22 2:58:43 PM  

quatchi: Former speech writer for Harper says what?

Not kidding. I stopped reading there.


I knew something stupid was up.
 
2020-10-22 2:59:12 PM  
"Nevertheless, Trump is a stronger supporter in principle of free markets and private enterprise eliminating laws which if left in place would land him in prison, than Biden."


/now I read it.
 
2020-10-22 2:59:36 PM  

Gaylord Q. Tinkledink: "Michael Taube, a columnist for Troy Media and Loonie Politics,was a speechwriter for former Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper."

And I stopped reading right there...


I was wondering which RWNJ wrote this story, thanks for saving me a click.
 
2020-10-22 2:59:56 PM  

lilbjorn: Because it makes them look smarter in comparison?


It's a Master-Blaster situation.  "Who run Bartertown?"
 
2020-10-22 3:00:30 PM  
Remember this farker is Canadian and probably wrote the article.

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2020-10-22 3:01:23 PM  
What's even worse is the latest drivel that drooled out of Rex Murphy's mouth about the travesty that is the lack of reporting on the Laptop "scandal."
 
2020-10-22 3:04:47 PM  

mrshowrules: Trump's been great for Canada.  When he started, Canada had a trade deficit with the US.  Now we have a growing trade surplus.  Our farmers are doing very well on precisely the same crops that American farmers are letting rot in the fields.

With US tariffs on things like raw aluminum, companies are choosing to do more of the manufacturing process in Canada to bypass it.  Simultaneously, specific targetted Canadian reprisals to the tariffs help Canadian companies while raising Canadian tax revenue.  US tariffs hurt US companies and are really not that big of a deal to Canadians.

TPP means an economic boost to all signatories.  Trump tried to get the US back into TPP after turning it down and was told to f$ck off.  An incredibly stupid strategy especially considering he was planning to start a trade war with China.

The dirty pipeline leaking all over the US is great for Canada and helps us sell much more of our dirty oil to China while protecting us from having to hurt our own environment and pristine pacific coast.

Muslim ban means that for any sporting, academic or commercial events that will have true international flavour, people are picking Canada over the US.

Canadians want Trump to lose but not because he is bad for us.


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2020-10-22 3:05:45 PM  
Why does WaPo give a platform to these shiates
 
2020-10-22 3:06:02 PM  

theflatline: Remember this farker is Canadian and probably wrote the article.

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Since this article is behind a paywall I can't even read it.....
 
2020-10-22 3:06:18 PM  
Photo of the writer.
 
2020-10-22 3:07:47 PM  
In a game theory way sure. The more the USA goes down the toilet the more will be available for everyone else. But that's a good way to get nazis on your border and the lax environmental rules will speed up the heat death of everyone.  Also another president Lysol term might get you invaded by America. America is weird right now, look at me and tell me that isn't possible.
 
2020-10-22 3:07:53 PM  

theflatline: Photo of the writer.


Where?
 
2020-10-22 3:08:06 PM  

theflatline: Photo of the writer.


Oops

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2020-10-22 3:09:20 PM  
Damn that was epic. I was trying to post the pic and well hahahahahahahahajajajaja.
 
2020-10-22 3:09:22 PM  

Gaylord Q. Tinkledink: "Michael Taube, a columnist for Troy Media and Loonie Politics,was a speechwriter for former Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper."

And I stopped reading right there...


What do you know, that was the same point I stopped reading too.
 
2020-10-22 3:09:41 PM  
Thanks for pointing out the Harper connection. I tried reading it but it got so stupidly thick that I had to stop. This a notch denser than Theissen's BS.

MrShowRules,sound take through and through.

No one, except those coopted or sucking their own tool aid has yet attempted let alone succeeded rationalizing the disgrace we've suffered since brutally getting schooled on Hillary not being the right candidate.

We'll get through this abomination, no matter how long it takes, but there's no polishing a turd. That said, Fump's advocates are definitely perfectly qualified for their jobs.
 
2020-10-22 3:10:42 PM  
Pretty sure most of the world wants Trump out of power.
 
2020-10-22 3:10:51 PM  
"Trump is a stronger supporter in principle of free markets and private enterprise than Biden. " is laughable.  Republicans used to always be better for Canada than Democrats because of those items, but Trump is in no way a free market, private enterpriser.  He is completely transactional.  Canadians know what's in their interest and at least 90% of them want no part of Trump's world.
 
2020-10-22 3:11:34 PM  

mrshowrules: Canadians want Trump to lose but not because he is bad for us.


Thanks. Canadian politeness at it's best.

Signed,
Your shiatty downstairs neighbors
 
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2020-10-22 3:16:11 PM  
FTA: Michael Taube, a columnist for Troy Media and Loonie Politics,was a speechwriter for former Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper.

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2020-10-22 3:17:39 PM  

twistedsteel5252: In a game theory way sure. The more the USA goes down the toilet the more will be available for everyone else. But that's a good way to get nazis on your border and the lax environmental rules will speed up the heat death of everyone.  Also another president Lysol term might get you invaded by America. America is weird right now, look at me and tell me that isn't possible.


Isn't global warming kinda a net gain for Canada? Northwest passage opens, the inhospitable north becomes more hospitable, and refugees fleeing the rising waters bring their expertise and labor with them. A big problem we all need to work on, but mostly for people not in Canada, right?
 
2020-10-22 3:21:13 PM  

lolmao500: Pretty sure most of the world wants Trump out of power.


Yep. The only people who want Trump to stay in power are people who are interested in a weak (and potentially nonexistent in a few more years) United States.
 
2020-10-22 3:21:24 PM  

karl2025: twistedsteel5252: In a game theory way sure. The more the USA goes down the toilet the more will be available for everyone else. But that's a good way to get nazis on your border and the lax environmental rules will speed up the heat death of everyone.  Also another president Lysol term might get you invaded by America. America is weird right now, look at me and tell me that isn't possible.

Isn't global warming kinda a net gain for Canada? Northwest passage opens, the inhospitable north becomes more hospitable, and refugees fleeing the rising waters bring their expertise and labor with them. A big problem we all need to work on, but mostly for people not in Canada, right?


Yeah, a 10-15 year net gain before extermination.  And during that time, all the people in the South will be moving North.
 
2020-10-22 3:23:10 PM  

Massa Damnata: And what we Canadians  root for with regards to Trump matters because? Oh right, you want to bring in a load of white supremisist con artists here in Canada.


/didn't read the article, obvously.


It would be nice if you took Gavin McInnes back, though.
 
2020-10-22 3:24:42 PM  

Dewey Fidalgo: Massa Damnata: And what we Canadians  root for with regards to Trump matters because? Oh right, you want to bring in a load of white supremisist con artists here in Canada.


/didn't read the article, obvously.

It would be nice if you took Gavin McInnes back, though.


Don't waste a take back!  Ted Cruz, dammit!!
 
2020-10-22 3:25:36 PM  

theflatline: theflatline: Photo of the writer.

Oops

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Um, you may want to crop your screenshot uploads a bit closer to the desired image.

/Remembers a Farker who posted a screenshot of his desktop browser with some interesting tabs open.
 
2020-10-22 3:32:34 PM  
Here's a better article that gives a better snapshot.

https://www.macleans.ca/politics/how-​m​uch-do-canadians-dislike-donald-trump-​a-lot/

Canadians support Biden by a HUGE margin.  84% in favour of Biden nationally.

The only part of the population that doesn't flat out hate Trump is really Alberta Conservatives.

And even Alberta Conservatives are 60% in favour of Biden.
 
2020-10-22 3:35:22 PM  

flypusher713: Dewey Fidalgo: Massa Damnata: And what we Canadians  root for with regards to Trump matters because? Oh right, you want to bring in a load of white supremisist con artists here in Canada.


/didn't read the article, obvously.

It would be nice if you took Gavin McInnes back, though.

Don't waste a take back!  Ted Cruz, dammit!!


McInnes is still a Canadian citizen.   Canada can argue that Cruz is an American.  McInnes, even though his  Proud Boys are violent thugs, in the United States hasn't bothered to become a US citizen.   Mark Steyn, too!
 
2020-10-22 3:42:28 PM  
Whenever I think, "You know, maybe I should go ahead and subscribe to the Washington Post," they run a piece of shiat like that to maintain "balance" and I decide, "Nope, I'm good."

/incognito mode FTW
 
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