Wednesday, May 09, 2012
The Harpo Hate Monster and the Liberals
Oh. Mein.Cabaret. It's showtime in Harperland. The Cons are screening their latest attack ad.
And this time the Harpo hate monster is going after the NDP !!!
But wait what's this? Despite the creepy Halloween theme, the critics are panning it. Not because it's clearly a product of Stephen Harper's deranged mind. And morally repulsive.
But because it's not SCARY ENOUGH !!!!
When Thomas Mulcair was elected NDP chief – and the Leader of the Official Opposition – it was widely assumed he would find himself in Conservative Party sights.
But the attack campaign that’s been rolled out by the Tories to bash Mr. Mulcair lacks the same sort of creative nastiness that defined their attacks against Liberal leaders when that party held second-place status in the House of Commons.
And to make matters worse, the Liberal blogger Impolitical concludes the ad isn't nasty enough. *Sigh* Because the Cons are happy with their NDP "chew toy."
While it's early in the life of this majority government term, it's looking like the Conservatives are happy with an NDP opposition. A new soft chew toy that they are happily batting around.
When in fact the truth is exactly the opposite.
The Cons aren't happy with the NDP, they're SCARED of them.
The second factor is that Harper’s Conservatives are worried that negative attacks might actually help the NDP unite the non-Conservative vote, something they are desperate to avoid.
Nothing would highlight that the NDP is now the main threat to the Conservatives like unleashing a negative barrage. Nothing would serve as a better rallying point for non-Conservatives.
And the reason they're scared is because Mulcair and his party are doing such a good job they are now the only ones who can save Canada from the Cons.
Unlike Bob Rae and his Liberals ...
Who are too focused, at least at this time, on just saving themselves.
And because the NDP is doing such a good job, and the Cons are so debased, trying to seriously slime anyone would only make them look worse. If that's possible.
Which makes what some Liberals are doing so pathetic. Hoping that the Cons will do their dirty work for them. Even if it means destroying our best chance of winning the next election.
Damn. I hate blind partisanship at a time when our country is burning. I hate how rating a disgusting Con attack ad is now considered normal in Canada. I hate how some people are disappointed because they aren't horrible enough.
And I have hated every attack ad the Cons have ever made, and I expect all progressives to feel the same way.
Oh boy. How low have we fallen. Harper and his thugs would drag us all into the gutter. Unite to defeat them.
Focus on the real enemy.
Destroy the Con monsters...