Saturday, August 09, 2014
When Even a Blogging Tory Dares Call the Harper Cons Thugs
The Blogging Tories isn't the Con aggregator it once was. It has fallen a long way since the days it once dominated the Canadian political blogosphere.
With only five posts in the last 24 hours by early this afternoon, compared to thirty-three for Progressive Bloggers.
And it remains the home of the kook, the crank, the anti-Muslim bigot, and the climate change denier.
But you know things are changing when one of them has dared take aim at Stephen Harper and his ghastly Cons.
It’s getting pretty hard to admit to being conservative these days. Conservative principles have become so degraded and demeaned by our current crop of politicians at both the federal and provincial levels as to be almost unrecognizable.
The petty, mean-spirited harangues coming from their supporters seldom rises to anything even closely resembling informed opinion or rational thought. It’s on par with the kind of nonsense you see coming from extremist groups on all sides of the political spectrum and seems, to me, to more closely resemble extremist hate than political debate or discourse.
Criticize the way the smear artists in the PMO are going after Justin Trudeau...
Surely it is a sad thing to feel so threatened by one vacuous individual that you lose all confidence in your own record and policies and feel the only way to get reelected is to constantly attack him rather than promote your own views and accomplishments.
The Harper Smear Team seem to think that the majority of Canadians are too stupid to think for themselves and to evaluate both Justin Trudeau and the current government. We must have Conservatives constantly hammering away at every breath Justin Trudeau takes to convince us to vote the right way.
Warn where that hideous smear campaign is leading the Cons.
This relentless smear against Justin Trudeau is having exactly the opposite effect from what they intended and support for conservatism in this country is dropping like a stone tossed from a tall building.
A recent poll shows that the Trudeau Liberals have widened their lead to 16 points over the governing Harper Conservatives. Forum has the Liberals at 44% and the Conservatives at 28%. Of more concern is that the same poll shows that Justin Trudeau has a 13% higher approval rating than Stephen Harper and as it stands today, the Liberals could form a majority government.
And sum it up this way:
At the rate Harper and his thugs are going, we’ll be lucky to hold on to Official Opposition status after the next election and that, my friends, is not just a squandered opportunity to move this country forward – it’s almost criminal.
And all I can say is good for the Bear. For summoning up the decency and the courage to say it like it is.
And of course where's there's smoke there's fire. For if a committed Con blogger feels so strongly about what the Cons are doing, you can be sure there are many others out there who feel the same way.
The writing really is on the wall.
Progressives and other decent Canadians really are winning the war for the future of our country.
And if I was Stephen Harper, I'd be really, really worried...
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