OMG. I see Great
Now he wants to go after Iggy.
The Conservatives are preparing a series of attack ads targeting the Liberal leader by going through hundreds of hours of video clips of his speeches and interviews, according to the Canadian Press.
They hope to glean more fodder for their campaign by mining a lifetime of Ignatieff's musings from his career as a public intellectual.
Hmmm...I wonder how he's going to do that?
Will he attack Ignatieff for being a hawk on Iraq?
"It [referring to calling a Minister "Idiot"] was probably not an appropriate term, but we support the war effort and believe we should be supporting our troops and our allies and be there with them doing everything necessary to win." - Stephen Harper - Montreal Gazette, April 2003
Nope. I don't think so.
Will he go after Ignatieff for spending so much time abroad he doesn't love Canada as much as Harper does?
"Canada appears content to become a second-tier socialistic country, boasting ever more loudly about its economy andsocial services to mask its second-rate status, led by a second-world strongman appropriately suited for the task."- Stephen Harper in his article "It is time to seek a new relationship with Canada," December 12th, 2000.
Er....no...definitely NOT. But what a prophetic statement eh?
Will he accuse Count Iggy of being an aloof intellectual who can't relate to Canadians suffering the effects of a brutal recession....aggravated by the Cons?
"In terms of the unemployed, of which we have over a million-and-a-half, don't feel particularly bad for many of these people. They don't feel bad about it themselves, as long as they're receiving generous social assistance and unemployment insurance."
- Stephen Harper, Montreal. June 1997
He can try. But since Canadians know him to be as empathetic and cuddly as a frozen fish....or a cold hearted psycho.
So what is Harper going to do? Attack Ignatieff for being a hawk on Afghanistan? Um... maybe.
But only if he wants Canadians to call him Great Cut and Run Leader.
Which leaves Harper with only one avenue of attack as far as I can see. Accuse Ignatieff of pretending to be a Liberal.
Just like he is.
Because that's the REAL problem isn't it? Harper is the Last of the BushCons who like them has run out of history. The recession is KILLING them. They can't even act like Cons because their rotten stinking brand has been RECALLED. Iggy may or may not be a piggy...but he is a Liberal in Liberal times. Harper knows that him and his piggy Cons will soon be BACON.
And that's why he's so DESPERATE.
Golly. I love double-edged swords .....or chainsaws. Especially when they are wielded by slimy attack BushCons with slippery hands.
Anyone wanna play the Quote Game?