Saturday, January 10, 2015
The Day Stephen Harper and his Cons Were Forced to Run For Cover
Yesterday I wrote about how Stephen Harper's grubby Cons were trying to use the tragedy in Paris for their own foul purposes.
By setting up a website to whip up their rabid base, and beg for money to use to smear the opposition.
But I'm happy to report that now that their scummy scheme has been exposed, they are running for cover.
The Conservative Party of Canada has removed a "Donate Now" button from a web page which highlighted Stephen Harper's comments about the deadly Paris terrorist attack, after critics called it crass.
The page on the party website, titled Standing Up Against Terrorism, featured the prime minister's reaction to the horrific shootings at the Charlie Hebdo satirical magazine and noted that Canadians can count on Harper and the Conservatives to ensure their safety.
While still lying like only they can.
The button was later removed to ensure people understand the web page was never meant to raise money, said Cory Hann, the Conservative party's director of communications.
"This was not, and is not, a fundraising campaign," Hann wrote in an email. "This was to inform Canadians about the prime minister's strong remarks yesterday against the despicable terrorism in Paris," he added. "That said, to avoid any confusion we have had our web editor remove the button from this particular page."
Even though, as the NDP's Charlie Angus points out, nothing has really changed.
"I was actually sick in my stomach when I saw that the response to this horrific bloodshed and killing from the Conservative party was to make some money off it," Angus said in an interview.
"So now what they're doing is they're collecting your information, if you want to be really angry about this, and then they'll send you a fundraising request afterwards," he said. "They are using for their own political advantage the deaths of innocent people in other countries."
And despite what the Cons claim:
Hann noted that it's common practice for the Tories and other parties to include donate buttons on their websites.
The Liberal and NDP statements cannot be even remotely compared to what they did.
Because unlike Harper, Justin Trudeau and Tom Mulcair are decent Canadians, so it doesn't matter whether they had a donate button or not.
Their statements only reflect our collective grief and appeal to our noblest instincts. While the Con's shabby fundraiser only appeals to the lowest. It's just more crass propaganda aimed at glorifying their depraved leader.
And this is still true:
Stephen Harper cannot be trusted to ensure our safety, because he is counting on fear to help him win the next election.
And he is no Great Strong Leader...
Just a grubby, cowardly Con who would take us into his deranged darkness.
No champion of democracy. On the contrary its mortal enemy.
And still the greatest single threat to Canada and its values this country has ever known...
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