Thursday, June 30, 2016

The Roving Reporter : Canadian Parliament Showers Love On Obama

Before a rapturous Canadian House of Commons on Wednesday, President Barack Obama grappled with the cascade of grim and chaotic news — with Orlando and Istanbul, Brexit and what he called an "increasingly strained" international order that is "riven by old divisions and fresh hatreds."

But Obama also used the speech — the first to be delivered in the Commons by a U.S. president since Bill Clinton in 1995 — to talk up the "extraordinary alliance" between Canada and the United States.
"In a world where too many borders are a source of conflict, our two countries are joined by the largest border of peace on Earth," he told the assembled lawmakers and others, adding that a shared and enduring commitment to a set of liberal values was behind that bond.
"No matter who we are, where we come from, last names, what faith we practice, here we can make of our lives what we will," he said. Referring to pioneers and prospectors, immigrants and refugees, Obama then quoted a civil rights icon.
"Deep in our history of struggle, said Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Canada was the North Star, the Freedom Road that links us together."

And Canada loved it.

House members burst into applause repeatedly, and at this line — among others — there was a standing ovation: "Our relationship is so remarkable because it seems so unremarkable, which is why Americans are surprised when our favorite American actor or singer turns out to be Canadian."
It was Obama's third round of public remarks Wednesday during a series of talks dubbed "The Three Amigos Summit" by Canadian media, and as he concluded, the building erupted in a chant unlikely to be heard south of the border:
"Four more years! Four more years!"
Obama shook his head, waved and sat down, a wide grin across his face.

The Roving Reporter     G.


  1. Hi HB
    Your post is good and yes we love Obama. We are very sorry to lose such a good man as a friend and ally. We loved Clinton too. The world is better for having been influenced by Mr Obama. They just don't realize yet.
    You are a good reporter . I think we should raise your salary.
    Love Bfly

  2. Hello my Lady,
    Most Americans love Obama , you will always hear the bad things , the media reports the bad news because that make more money .
    I admire all 3 of these guys , they want the best for their people and countries .
    Now , I am quilty for getting angry at Trudeau . WHY?
    When he tried to calm things down and brushed against the lady , he apologize to her and the House , he apologize for 2 three days .
    It was not his intention to bump her , it was an accident , the media made it seem as if he beat the crap out of her . I yelled at the TV and told Trudeau that was enough .

    I do not think you will lose Obama as a friend or ally , he will be around like Clinton .
    Thank you very much my lady and yes I do need a raise , I will settle for fore honeypot . laughing my butt off.
    Hugs HB