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Ideological Bromance Between Barry & Justin Still Going Strong


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Ideological Bromance Between Barry & Justin Still Going Strong
Even going-for-Trump-jugular Michael Moore realized that anti-gun activist David Hogg got it bass-ackwards by asking Canadians to meddle in American elections.

Bass-ackwards because former President Barack Obama got away with meddling in Canada’s 2015 federal election by sending his top campaign team to help Justin Trudeau get elected as Canada’s prime minister.

‘Obama Campaign Team Hands Canada Over to the Lib-Left’ (Canada Free Press, Oct. 20, 2015):

“A gloating Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)  credited the Obama Ground Team sent to Canada last year to ensure election victory for the Liberals in tonight’s outcome.

“Members of Obama’s election team—who   revolutionized data mining for political campaigns—shared it with Trudeau, and the rest is now history.” 

Though you never hear about the Obama team helping elect Liberal Leader Trudeau as Canada’s prime minister any more, some out there still lament that millions of dollars from foreign donors helped Trudeau’s campaign.  No accounting has ever been conducted to document how much.

“In total, 114 third parties poured $6 million into influencing the election outcome and many of those third parties were funded by the U.S.-based Tides Foundation.” (National Post, MAY 23, 2017)

“Conservatives are concerned about foreign contributions to registered Canadian left-leaning organizations during election years.”

Toronto-based Senator Linda Frum has previously used the example of Tides, an American foundation with a focus on environmental and social justice issues, that made $700,000 in donations to eight third parties during the 2015 Canadian federal election. (Huffington Post, Mar. 6, 2018

“in a June speech, Frum said if funding “continues to be left unchecked, foreign influence in our politics will only grow.”

“Under the current Canada Elections Act, it’s legal for third parties to accept foreign money for use in election-timed campaigns. Basically, there’s nothing in the law that prohibits Canadian advocacy groups or think tanks from taking money from wealthy foreigners with some sort of stake in the outcome of the election.”

“It took Michael Moore to correct anti-gun protester David Hogg’s proposal for Canadians to meddle in American elections.(American Mirror, Sept. 9, 2018)

“After screening Moore’s anti-Trump “Fahrenheit 11/9” at the Toronto Film Festival, Hogg and other Parkland, Florida high school students joined the millionaire filmmaker on stage during a Q&A.

“I have a question for you guys,” Hogg said after grabbing the mic from Moore.

“Who’s ready to save America?”

“The Canadian audience cheered.

 

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“Who’s ready to make America the country we say it is on paper, and make it the actual country that it wants to be?” he asked.

“Hogg was critical of the idea of not allowing convicts to vote in elections.

“As Hogg ranted about what he saw as an injustice, someone yelled, “Shame!”

“Turn that shame into your vote,” he responded, adding, “if you’re not Canadian.”

“Um,” he continued, turning to Moore, “I think Canadians can donate to political campaigns in the United States.”

Moore shook his head in disagreement.

“They can’t?” Hogg asked.

“Well, uh, vote here,” he said, causing the audience to laugh at his best attempt at covering his ignorance.

“Learn from us,” he lectured the audience. “Don’t let this happen here because we need to come to you guys if we stay on this track.”


Moore then took the mic away from him.

“So uh, no, they can’t give us money,” Moore told Hogg.

“According to the University of Kentucky Election Law Society:

The Federal Election Campaign Act states in unambiguous terms that any contribution by a foreign national to the campaign of an American candidate for any election, state or national, is illegal. Likewise, anyone who receives, solicits, or accepts these contributions also violates the statute. Foreign national, in this case, means anybody not a US citizen that doesn’t have a green card.

Hogg then asked the IRS — “if you’re watching on Facebook, why aren’t you auditing the President of the United States who likely got $30 million from Russia via the NRA?”

“He changed subjects.

“We’re still at war in Afghanistan. What the hell?” he said.”

Michael Moore was right to take the mic away from Hogg.

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Meanwhile, for all of those who think Obama sending his top campaign team to guide Trudeau to election, was the only interference,  the Obama-Trudeau relationship has never ended:

The two were last photographed together on June 7, 2017 dining in a Montreal restaurant.

“The pair have a storied bromance, which began when Mr Trudeau visited the White House for a state dinner last year. (BBC, June 7, 2017)

“Mr Trudeau, who once called Mr Obama his “sibling”, tweeted that they discussed getting young people “to take action in their communities”.




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Judi McLeod is an award-winning journalist with 30 years’ experience in the print media. A former Toronto Sun columnist, she also worked for the Kingston Whig Standard. Her work has appeared on Rush Limbaugh, Newsmax.com, Drudge Report, Foxnews.com.

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