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‘These are values that New Democrats are proud to share’


Thomas Mulcair’s statement on the re-election of U.S. President Barack Obama.

On behalf of Canada’s New Democrats I extend heartfelt congratulations to Barack Obama, for his re-election as President of the United States of America.

President Obama knows that a nation can achieve more when its citizens work together to lift each other up. He also recognizes that sustainable development is crucial to ensuring a brighter future for our children and grandchildren.

These are values that New Democrats are proud to share.

Our countries are true neighbours and our peoples are true friends. I look forward to working more closely with the President to build a fairer, greener and more prosperous World for all.


‘These are values that New Democrats are proud to share’

  1. Awww damn, I was hoping Mulcair would mention his theory about how Obama faked Bin Laden’s death and hid the body and all that. Maybe Tom’s waiting till they meet in person to spring that zinger on him.

    • Did the voices in your head tell you about his “theory”, or was it SunTv?

      • Mr. Mulcair initially stated he wanted proof that Bin Laden had been killed before he would believe it. He has since subscribed to the position that he was killed. Mr. Bean is engaging in a bit of hyperbole, but it is somewhat based on a true (and not necessarily unjustified, if odd) story.

        • Ah, no.

          • Actually Orson is correct. Mulcair made this claim the day after the last federal election on Evan Solomon’s show on CBC. SunTV had nothing to do with it. It was a rather bizarre interview, but no fault of Mr Solomon, who relished Mulcair’s conspiracy theorizing and played the clip again and again.

          • Actually, no. He questioned the existance of photos and whether or not he was killed lawfully or not.

          • A bit too clever, Lenny. If I follow your logic: They did kill Bin Laden, but then forgot to photograph his body.

            On what basis does Mulcair base this claim? And how does Mulcair avoid the implication that Obama is therefore a liar?

          • My “logic” and the basis for Mulcair’s claims have nothing to do with this. You (along with the others) claimed Muclair said he didn’t believe Bin Laden was dead. That’s patently false – he said nothing of the sort. Stop trying to muddy the waters.

          • it appears i type corrected. A careful parsing of mulcair’s words does only allude to the existence of photographs and whether they would indicate that bin Ladin had been killed legally or illegally.

          • If you’re a CPC supporter you could get your card revoked for an honest admission of error like that.

  2. I hate to break it to Mr. Mulcair, but I doubt Obama has much time for him. Despite being from the party that does not include a complete bucket of batshit insane (Tea Party), Obama is still quite conservative and probably doesn’t share a lot of Mulcair’s views on the importance of people and sustainable development.

    • This is a very odd post and seems to fly all over the political spectrum.

      • I’m not really a fan of Obama’s record (Guantamo Bay, drone strikes, bailing out Wall Street instead of Main Street). He’s a conservative, through and through, and I don’t think he and Mulcair share a lot of common ground. Maybe his second term will prove me wrong. I certainly hope so, anyway.