Skip to comments.Bush snubs Canadian Parliament
Posted on 11/30/2004 8:07:22 AM PST by MikeEdwards
And it looks good on them. During the U.S. presidents official visit to Canada on November 30 and December 1, the White House rejected an invitation for Bush to address a joint session of the House of Commons and the Senate. According to sources, the Parliamentary appearance was declined to avoid booing which was expected from some of the Honourable Members.
Bush will of course meet with Prime Minister Martin and, according to protocol, will meet with Stephen Harper as leader of the Official Opposition. But NDP leader Jack Layton and Bloq Quebecois leader, Gilles Duceppe will not have the opportunity to meet with the American president.
While Paul Martin was in Africa last week trumping one world government or whatever he was doing, he told the media that he wasnt worried about the protests that would be awaiting George Bushs arrival in Ottawa. According to Martin, the U.S. president is an experienced politician who can handle protests.
Even taking into account that the hatred of George Bush results in much greater protests than the three or four losers who stand on Parliament Hill to protest the one or two social programs that Martin hasnt thrown enough money at, Martin is probably right. Now that we have established that Bush is not afraid of protests, the declining of the invitation to address Parliament must have been taken for another reason. . . . .
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Screw the Canadians!
A definite snub to the plaid-wearing Frenchmen north of the border!
Hopefully, some of W's good karma rubs off on our brash young Conservative.
Yea the decline of the invitation must have been for another reason...
He was laughing too hard at the silliness of all you canucks trying to gather for a protest!
I'd love to see conservatism take hold in Canada the way it has in America.
Won't hold my breath waiting though.
We can just ship the Canadian conservatives down here and trade them for our liberals!
Good for him. They don't deserve for him to give them one minute of time...except, of course, Stephen Harper and the conservatives. I hope President Bush and Mr. Harper really connect. I suspect they will.
I'm glad the President will not be addressing Parliament, I don't think I could take being embarrassed by our 'leaders' yet again.
Great idea. I'm first in line...
I love this about Bush. There is always a consequence for people, leaders, governments that play dirty. Bush just won't deal with you. That's a great quality. None of the wishy washy "oh please like me no matter what" crap we saw in the Clinton administration.
Bush is telling Canada's Lefties to "SUV IT!" BWAHAHAHAHAHA
And, I certainly hope that we have the horses in place to photograph the usuals and identify them with some sort of 'photo recognition software. These are they guys that I really want to keep off my airplane!
Who, in their right mind, would want to meet with people who say stuff like this? -- "Carolyn Parrish: Canadian - 'Damn Americans I hate those bastards.'
FrontPage magazine.com :: Carolyn Parrish: Canadian Leftist Mouthpiece by Stephen Brown
Screw the Canadians!
Not in this lifetime...
It'd be a cool place to dump our nuclear waste
That's it? Interesting there are no CANADIANS in those vehicles.
Remember Bush refused to attend the NAACP convention each year also. He does not feel the presidency is a punching bag.
You will note that he always insures that he does not do anything to dishonor the presidency. That is why he does not throw cheap punches, make hateful comments. He is pure class as is the position of President of the U.S.
Another reason we love this man - no matter how many liberals paint him as a dummy, a Hitler, a moron, a war-mongerer.
He is taking care of us - the American heartland, and we understand what motivates this fine man.
My thoughts exactly.
This is the same parlament that heckled Ronald Reagan.
It is not the USA that must appologize it is Canada that must appologize.
I know quite a few Canadians and they don't feel at all like you read in the media. I am American Indian and it upsets me when all Indians are portrayed as drunkin lazy dirty Indians. It's not fun on this end of the stick.
If we're talking about heckling, then perhaps the Aussies should apologize for heckling Bush.
It is my understanding that Harper will be introducing Bush to a young Canadian who did fight in Iraq with the US. Nice move on Harper's part ... and something the young man will remember as well.
The people of Halifax deserve our sincere thanks for what they did on 9/11.
Canadian leftists deserve nothing but our continued derision. They are neither friends nor allies to my way of thinking.
What is funny is all these socialists that expect president Bush to validate their "feelings" about him. They are so used to getting patted on the head by big mommy for spewing out the leftist party line, that they are beside themselves that Bush isn't listening.
Freedom is a wonderful and protest away if you must. What the socialists forget is that the rest of us are equally free to ignore them at our pleasure, good little fascists that they are.
Ask the libs.
Now if President Bush and the rest of America would only back that by withholding American money.
The protestors never materialized, as far as I have heard. I have been listening to CBC all morning and there has not been one word about any protest.
The good people of Canada need to stop being complacent and stand up and be counted. When they have elections, vote out those idiots who are ruining your beautiful country. If the vast majority of Canadians don't think like the socialists there, than they should do something about it. We really worked hard to get Pres Bush elected 2 times now. It is hard work to take your country back but it can be done but not by complacency.
Rush said this morning that "the protests" didn't materialize.
First, nobody is bashing all Canadians. I'm sorry about the Indian stereotypes that get tossed around and find it repulsive. However, your comment about "this end of the stick" misses the mark as conservatives, Christians, and the like also get unfairly stereotyped and lumped together so we, too, know the feeling.
July 27, 2004 : From left: Warrant Officer Brian Brown and Corporal Eric Lemay of the 12e Régiment blindé du Canada in the turret of their LAV III, in support of Combat Support Company, 3rd Battalion Royal 22nd Regiment Battalion Group, during a patrol in a village near Kabul. To date, Combat Support Company has taken part in more than 650 mounted and foot patrols in and around Kabul. Photo by Cpl John Bradley
July 14, 2004 : Corporal Pierre Verreault waits at the controls of a Bison armoured vehicle while Sergeant Martin Besmargian (left) signs for it with Corporal Jean-Paul Marta of the 3rd Battalion, Royal 22e Régiment Battalion Group. Cpl Verrault and Sgt Besmargian, both members of Transport Platoon, National Command Element, are taking the Bison to Kabul International Airport. Photo by Cpl John Bradley
June 19, 2004 : When soldiers conducting a mounted patrol halt to look around, children gather around the vehicles and try to communicate with the soldiers, or hover close by out of simple curiosity. These exchanges seem to be great fun for the children trying to make themselves understood in their own language. Photo : Cplc Yves Proteau
June 19, 2004 : During patrols in and around Kabul, it is very important to keep your guard up. Private Patrick Gagnon and Pte Jean-Yves Matte demonstrate that principle in the rear of their vehicle. Photo by MCpl Yves Proteau
Considering the recent Canadian elections, I think it's safe to assume that Canada wants to remain an ideological province of France.
When the Canadians start to get serious about taking their place in the world (and no, sending a unit or two to Kabul isn't gonna cut it), then I'll start to respect them more.
LOL! So true. I'm sure he thinks that time is short, so why waste it on those whiners! I'm glad he's spending his precious time with the wonderful people who welcomed those stranded on 9/11. They were the epitome of hospitality!
...and we can do better.
The Canadian Parliament is pretty much a joke.. Meeting with a joke is not funny.. Bush must be serious..
Hi again NorthOf45. We have had some good exchanges in the past. With you in mind, I am making sure to distinguish between the socialist scum and the rest of you good neighbors.
God bless you owl unlike most here who made up their mind already.
Since you brought up the recent elections ... did you bother to compare the results to the those of the election in 2000? The shift has started ... I just wish it would proceed faster.
I would not for one minute minimize the good that the Harper meeting could have. Like the US, Most of Sask, Alb, and Ontario are pretty conservative already.
Bush and Rove may be able to take Harper under their wing to establish some sort of power dialogue between Canada and the US.
If you can't establish a formal cooperation between the US and Canada, you can set Harper up to be the guy that needs to be dealt with in all matters requiring US cooperation.
That would be a start.
I see absolutely no reason why the President should submit himself to abuse by a bunch of idiotic uber-liberal Canuckleheads. President Bush refused to address the NAALCP for the very same reasons.
Screw Canada!!! I hope the President takes the opportunity to tell Paul Martin that our Nortern Border will close 5 minutes after Air Force One hits American Airspace. Maybe then Canuckistan will come to terms with the fact that they are the biggest Security Threat that our Country faces. When they decide to defend themselves, and join our side in the War on Terror, we can talk about re-opening our common border.
Until then, they can eat all of that softwood that they are cutting and dumping on our markets.
Very cool pictures! Thanks!
BTW, I didn't know Canadians were now wearing digital camo!
Apparently the protests totally fizzled. Nobody showed up.
you should create a thread for this and show freepers that we are helping out despite our Liberal anti-military stance.
You can find more on http://www.militaryphotos.net/forums/
"You will note that he always insures that he does not do anything to dishonor the presidency."
Waaaaaay off subject - but I read it in a book last night. Bush takes his "wearing a suit in the oval office" policy so strong that even late at night in his casual clothes, if he needs to go down the stairs to the oval office just to get some documents he forget he'll put on his suit and tie!
LOL - I would not be surprised.
We need to enjoy this time with a president who so honors his office, his country and so understands the heartland of America.
God has blessed us with this man.