Monday, October 05, 2015
Why Progressives Urgently Need to Expose Stephen Harper's Lies
I think I can safely say that in all my life I have never seen a person lie so often and so blatantly as does Stephen Harper.
For years he claimed that the NDP had a "job killing carbon tax" even though they didn't.
He seems to have no shame. He can't help himself.
Now in his latest attack ads aimed at Justin Trudeau he is once again blatantly strangling the truth.
So I thought I would run both those ads, and see if you can spot the Big Lies...
Right. The Con claim that the Liberals would scrap child care cheques is false...
Or absolute baloney.
The Prime Minister's Office did not provide any evidence of Liberal or NDP MPs calling for the end of the UCCB. For these reasons, Harper's claim that his political opponents have repeatedly promised to get rid of the child care benefit is "full of baloney."
As for this other ad, it also hijacks the truth, like Harper is trying to hijack the election...
And it too is full of baloney.
There is no truth to the Conservative assertion that the NDP and Liberals would scrap pension income splitting should they form government. Both parties have explicitly said they would keep the measure.
For these reasons, the claim that opposition parties would do away with pension income splitting is "full of baloney."
Both ads couldn't be more blatant or more disgusting. But what worries me is that Harper and his Cons might get away with it, as they have so many times before.
And since we know that the Cons will be bombarding the air waves in the last two weeks of this campaign with those lies and others...
That could be incredibly damaging.
For at a time when many Canadians are finally making up their minds who to support, if families with kids think they are going to lose their cheques, and pensioners believe they will lose income-splitting, many could vote for the Cons, and we could lose the election.
And what frustrates me is that the progressive parties have so far failed to effectively counter those lies, neither in the debates, nor in their videos.
When all they need to do is put out a more sophisticated version of something like this...
Which not only instantly corrects the record, but also helps expose Stephen Harper as a pathological liar.
So that instead of helping him, his lies can help destroy him.
And the good news? It's still not too late for the parties to do that. And we can all play our part.
By making our own videos, or spreading this post or the baloney meter links, or just by talking to our friends and neighbours.
We can all help expose his lies.
And make his nose grow...
As others have done before...
And hammer home this message:
A leader who lies all the time about everything is morally corrupt, and unfit to remain in office.
And the truth will not be safe, and neither will our Canada, until he is defeated.
Straight outta here, and bye bye Pinocchio...
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