Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Why The Harper Cons Must Pull These Porky Ads
As you know, I had a little fun yesterday with this latest Porky Action Plan ad, produced and directed by the Con Ministry of Propaganda and Disinformation.
Because it's so misleading, so obviously partisan, such a blatant attempt to brainwash Canadians with their own money.
I simply can't help myself...
For how else are you supposed to react to such totalitarian propaganda? Except laugh in the faces of those who made it.
But of course, it's not funny. It's just the latest attempt by the foul Con regime to corrupt our democracy. And even in this broken country, enough is ENOUGH.
Sarcasm can be a potent rhetorical tool, and on April 19, 2004, then-Official Opposition Leader Stephen Harper rose in the House of Commons to wield it. Condemning a Liberal government ad campaign that was reportedly going to cost $120-million as partisan pork, he acerbically noted, “This advertising, this information just happens to be the same as the government’s own election platform.”
The hypocrisy of Stephen Harper knows no bounds.,,
Ever since, the Harper government has indulged its unfortunate habit of using federal dollars for partisan ends – from ads touting a post-recession economic plan that continued to air years into the recovery, to the attack ads aimed at the country’s biggest telecommunications companies.
Even by those low standards, a just-launched series of ads trumpeting a child-care tax credit regime that has yet to be approved by Parliament – incidentally, a practice Mr. Harper threw in the Liberals’ faces in Question Period in November, 2002 – is an egregious misallocation of public funds.
Him and his Cons are repeat offenders.
It would be one thing if this were a new phenomenon, or at least a rare one. It is not. The opposition parties claim $600-million in public money has been splashed out on partisan ads over the past decade. The accuracy of that figure is open to debate; the principle at stake is not: A government must not be allowed to use public money to fund promotional ads for itself. Ever.
And with an election on the horizon, they must be stopped, and the ads must be pulled.
If the Conservative Party wants to advertise its election platform, let it foot the bill. These ads should be pulled. And then Parliament should imitate Ontario and ban the use of public funds for partisan purposes. Stephen Harper, circa 2004, would surely agree.
Just as I always like to remind people, the Cons were forced to pull another series of Porky Action Plan ads because they were FRAUDULENT...
You know, the worst thing is that in a way we have all been brainwashed into accepting what the Cons have been doing as NORMAL.
Until you ask yourself what other government in a supposedly modern democracy would try to brainwash its own people with their own money?
And what does it say about them and their Big Brother leader?
Or what does it say about those who could be bought so cheaply?
And the good news? We can and must use this sleazy campaign against him.
Polls show that Canadians HATE those porky ads with a passion. And we can use this latest scandalous campaign to help pull them off the air once and for all.
Expose that grubby Big Brother and his gang of Con artists.
And make this country clean again...
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