deja vu

Bonaparte and Trump

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Beside being megalomaniacs, Napoleon Bonaparte and Donald Trump have a common love of being gaudy.

Napoleon plastered or embroidered an N on everything.  Trump plasters his name and initials on almost anything but particularly buildings and airplanes.

Don’t get me wrong, I am not comparing Napoleon and Donald as leaders. Napoleon accomplished a great deal in his domestic policy  which looked out for the French Citizens.  he was a great administrator. He was also quite bright. He won and made things better for French Citizens and the glory of France.

No, they both just share the character flaws that present themselves from the ridiculously insecure, to the self-destructive misplaced belief that they are the centre of the universe.

Conservative Deja Vu

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The Conservative party has done it again. They have chosen a leader who is unknown  while  spurning the more politically attractive candidate. They did this in 1979 with Joe Clark. We all know how that turned out.

The Liberals did it twice with Dion and Ignatieff. We all know how that worked out.

Canada has generally been governed from the left-centre to the centre historically. The  choice  of a leader farther to the right may not have been the best direction.

Scheer has been described as Harper with a smile. His choice can only be good news for the Liberals.