When a political candidate's campaign....in Canada.... is attacked like this.
Driving to doorknock a poll in Milton, I passed miles of trashed election signs – arterials accordion-folded into uselessness, hanging off stubby broken stakes or tossed in the ditch. As I mentioned the other day, my campaign is the only one which has any signs up across the riding, the product of hard-working crews of volunteers. Now, garbage.
Back in the campaign office a few hours later I went to update comments on this blog, and found it being assaulted with negative and taunting messages, all from the same IP address....Research showed them all coming from the headquarters of the Peel Regional Police.
What is going on? What craziness is this? Or should the question be... is anyone SURPRISED?
I'm not blaming the Conservatives for this sick vandalism, because we don't know who did it. But Stephen Harper and his RepubliCons have been working for years to turn politics in Canada into a jungle. With their neverending attack ads, their bullying, and their Big Lies. Now you don't just defeat your opponent you try to destroy them.
Now the flying monkeys are coming home to roost.
And the shadow of evil is everywhere.
Photo Tom Hanson CP
But is Great
After extending our mission in Afghanistan like a good fat chickenhawk, and arguing that we must stay the course, he suddenly changes his mind because it's costing him votes in Quebec. And now he is posing as a peacemaker. Huh?
The nasty little attack monsters that he raised in his own image cause a poopy stink?
No problem. He spanks one of them, reinforces his phony image that he's above that kind of dirty stuff. And now he's lecturing the Liberals....on how to behave. Wot?
His reckless orgy of vote-buying handouts and tax cuts, has left us on the verge of a deficit, as a global recession threatens to engulf us? Don't sweat it. Great Bingeaholic Leader says he's the man to keep us safe, because he knows what he's doing, and Dion might spend us BANKRUPT.
Stop!!! My head's exploding. Is this an Orwellian nightmare or what?
And you know what the really scary part is? So many Canadians believe this sinister bully's bullshit they seem prepared to give him a majority, so he can change this country beyond recognition.
I don't know why this is happening ? Are these Canadians stupid or naive, greedy or shortsighted...or just indifferent ? I don't know if it's too late to do anything about it.
But I do know some things.
I love Garth Turner's fighting words.
I mention these things not because I want any sympathy, but rather because it’s time we took this country back. Those who seek to gain or keep political power through threats, intimidation, smears, bullying and anonymous acts of vandalism need to be stopped.
Canada is worth fighting for. Bullies are bastards.
And it sure is a MAD world...