"The root causes of terrorism is terrorists", said Pierre Poilievre three times on CBC Power and Politics yesterday.
Politics and its Discontents has clips up of both Steve and Poilieve's statements.
Neither statement has anything to do with terrorism at all of course; they were just manufacturing an attack on Justin Trudeau's "root causes" response to a terrorism question in his interview with Peter Mansbridge.
In 2004 journalist and author Ron Suskind related the following conversation with a senior Goerge W Bush advisor :
"The aide said that guys like me were ''in what we call the reality-based community,'' which he defined as people who ''believe that solutions emerge from your judicious study of discernible reality.''
I nodded and murmured something about enlightenment principles and empiricism. He cut me off. ''That's not the way the world really works anymore,'' he continued. ''We're an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you're studying that reality -- judiciously, as you will -- we'll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that's how things will sort out. We're history's actors . . . and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do.''
So, how are y'all enjoying the 'other new realities' Steve has created in his 39% empire ?