Wednesday, July 29, 2015
When Progressives Fire Back At the Con Attack Machine
As you know, I wasn't too impressed by the latest Con attack ad aimed at the NDP. And I'm sure Tom Mulcair wasn't either.
Because when Stephen Harper accuses you of being as corrupt as he is, that could be dangerous. You could die LAUGHING.
But then I also hate the never ending Con attack ads aimed at Justin Trudeau.
Because every time I see this ghastly geezer on TV I feel like screaming.
Or throwing a rock, or a mouse, at the screen.
So I'm happy to see our side firing back with this new ad from Engage Canada...
Because it's definitely got the right atmosphere, and unlike the Con ads it's rooted in reality...
The Cons have lost their pants, and as even the Con columnist L. Ian MacDonald is forced to admit, there's no way Stephen Harper and Joe Oliver can spin themselves out of a recession.
Remember — Oliver forecast a small surplus of $1.4 billion that was based on raiding the contingency reserve for $2 billion... In the April budget, the consensus forecast on the price of oil was $54 a barrel; three months later it’s around $47. That shortfall alone could tip the surplus into a deficit.
Not when the situation just keeps getting worse and worse.
And the hits just keep hitting. This week, the Conference Board of Canada reported its Index of Consumer Confidence fell 4.1 points in June to 98.6 — a drop that wiped out half the gains of the previous two months.
The economy and fiscal management are the Conservatives’ signature issues, the heart of their brand. A recession, a deficit and declining consumer confidence all at once — these are not the kind of burdens you want to take with you into a difficult campaign.
So yes, let's keep those attack ads coming. Let's hit them where it hurts.
Let's make the economy that once lifted their boat.
Be the issue that rips a hole in them.
And sends them to the bottom...
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