Saturday, March 03, 2012
The RoboCon Scandal: Now Can We Call Them Klowns?
Well I can only imagine the scene in the Con War Room tonight. The hum of shredders, the mumbled prayers, the muffled screams. The sight of Vic Toews dressed in a bloody butcher's apron.
As the hunt continues for those accused of the ultimate Con crime. No, not stealing an election.
The far more serious crime of making both Stephen Harper AND Dean Del Mastro look like blithering idiots.
The prime minister and his parliamentary secretary, Peterborough MP Dean Del Mastro, claimed in the Commons that the Liberals were the only party that used American calling firms.
“We’ve done some checking,” the PM said, and “we’ve only found that it was the Liberal Party that did source its phone calls from the United States.”
But documents show 14 Conservative campaigns enlisted the telephone services of an Ohio company called Front Porch Strategies.
Or Con klowns. Or WORSE.
A source connected to Front Porch tells CBC News that all the calls from Ohio to Del Mastro’s riding during the election were programmed to show the telephone number of his local campaign headquarters, masking the fact the phoning was being done from Ohio.
Front Porch’s calls to 13 other ridings on behalf of Conservative candidates operated in the same way, the source said.
But who can blame the Cons eh?
If nothing else, the role of Front Porch in the last election offers a rare glimpse into the ties between the Harper Conservatives and right-wing Republican political operatives south of the border.
For trying to cover up the fact that the only difference between the HarperCons and the RepubliCons is the name. And that the Harperites are about as Canadian as a three dollar bill.
Which leaves only these burning questions: Why did they lie in their pathetic effort to smear the Liberals? Did they think we're idiots, and they were too smart to be caught?
While some party tactics have been the subject of serious debate, especially the "in-and-out" election spending debacle, stealing an election is a completely different matter. The Tories have worked too hard, and struggled for too long, to simply throw away their good name and reputation in one swift, selfish grab for the prize of a majority government.
Or did those creepy Cons make a terrible mistake. Forget that we're the smart ones, and they're the dummies?
And now they're just DESPERATE.
Hmmm... I tend to believe the latter. And I just LOVE our new slogan eh?
Call the RoboCon thugs who tried to steal an election what you will.
Just never ever call them Canadians...
And now we return you to the Con War Room.
For more exciting action...