Thursday, June 12, 2014
Are the Hudak Cons Trying to Steal the Ontario Election?
I guess it makes sense. Tim Hudak is incapable of coming up with an original idea, for obvious reasons.
So he is always borrowing them from others.
He borrowed his economic platform from the Koch brothers. Mike Harris' old gang is running his campaign.
And now he's clearly taken his voter suppression idea from the Harper Cons.
The Ontario Liberals have filed a complaint with Elections Ontario alleging possible "voter suppression" after letters were sent from Tory campaigns in two ridings — one in London, the other in Ottawa — containing mistaken information about where to vote in Thursday's election.
Because he knows that the more he can suppress the vote, the better his chances of winning.
And he is no doubt hoping for a little help from this strange campaign.
Which was created by a Conservative political activist, Paul Synott.
For voters in Ontario and Manitoba, declining your vote is a valid option if you do not wish to vote for any of the candidates on the ballot. You must still show up at your polling place and register as if you were going to vote. After being handed your ballot, you simply return it to the Deputy Returning Officer and state that you are declining your vote.
Who although he claims his campaign is aimed at all three parties, asks people to target these "Top Ten" ridings.
And eight out of ten of those ridings just happen to be ones the Liberals or the NDP won in the last provincial election. But the Harper Conservatives won in the last federal election. So the Hudak Cons might reasonably hope could be winnable this time.
Which seems to me to be more than an unfortunate coincidence.
But here's what I don't understand. Why when we know how the Cons like to play dirty, are progressives apologizing for stuff as harmless as this?
Ontario Liberal candidate Steve Del Duca has issued an apology for a campaign flyer that features an image of PC Leader Tim Hudak laughing maniacally as he walks away from an exploding hospital.
When the image could be so much worse...
Considering that Hudak would demolish hospitals all over Ontario.
The Ontario Health Coalition calls the health platforms of all three parties “perfunctory and shallow,” but is especially concerned with the Tory plan to merge 146 hospital corporations, covering nearly 230 local hospitals, into 30 to 40 “hubs.”
Coalition executive director Natalie Mehra says PC Leader Tim Hudak’s plans are similar to the large-scale hospital restructuring that occurred under former Conservative premier Mike Harris, but would go much further.
While doing his best to privatize medicare, to pleasure his inner monster AND the Koch brothers.
But isn't that always the case eh?
Progressives just stand there and take it like punching bags. Instead of fighting back and giving the Cons a taste of their own medicine.
Or just telling it like it is, as the brilliant progressive blogger FFIBS does in this video...
Timmy won't laugh from FFIBS on Vimeo.
Because that is the REAL Tim Hudak.
And until we learn to tell it like it is, or fight back as hard as we can, we'll always be taking it like punching bags, or lying in a pool of our own blood.
Oh well. In a few hours I'll be heading out of the door to try to get out the vote in my riding.
And join other progressives in the desperate battle to try to defeat the most American candidate this country has ever seen.
For the sake of our poor, brutalized, broken and bleeding Canada.
Pray that we succeed...
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