The more I think about it, the more bizarre and outrageous it seems.
Stephen Harper going after Tom Mulcair, accusing him of promoting an invisible carbon tax.
Like Clint Eastwood went after an invisible Obama in the empty chair.
For let's face it, this is MADNESS.
And what I find even even more disturbing, if that's possible, is the lack of moral outrage in the MSM, and their failure to see the big picture.
For while they would tell us what we already know.
So, if the economy is the issue to watch, why is the government continuing with its attacks on the NDP over a non-existent carbon tax? Nanos says the "Conservatives are looking to define [NDP Leader] Thomas Mulcair in the same way they defined Stéphane Dion," referring to the way the Conservatives attacked the former Liberal leader and his Green Shift policy during the 2008 election campaign.
They won't call it what it is, a Big Lie. They won't question the fitness of the Cons to remain in office. And some like Andrew Coyne would even seek to diminish what they have done, by claiming they didn't invent attack dog politics.
This is not for one moment to excuse the Tories’ behaviour. Let me say that again: this is not to excuse the Tories. But there are no virgins in this whorehouse. To read some of the commentary of late, you would think that lies and personal attacks began with the election of the Conservatives — as if the Liberals had never run attack ads (“soldiers, in our streets”), or as if the NDP had never lied (as, for example, about their cap and trade policy). What is truer to say, these days at least, is that the Conservatives are better at it: more disciplined, more relentless, less daunted by shame.
Which while it may be technically true, fails to acknowledge the fact that no government in Canadian history has abused the truth, and our democratic system, as much as the Harper regime.
And comparing what they have done to what other parties did in the past is not only absurd, it borders on the insane. And only plays into the hands of the Cons, who are always claiming that the Liberals did what they are doing, so people think that all politicians are the same, and don't bother to vote.
Oh well. The good news is the Cons can get away with a lot of things. They can try to throw a carbon tax at Tom Mulcair like a big plate of spaghetti, and hope that some of it sticks. But they will not get away with calling Canadians morons.
These people will hear some noise and catch the gist: The NDP wants a new tax and Stephen Harper is against it.” Right. But there’s another gist to be proffered here. Stephen Harper says A; Stephen Harper now rails against NDP for also saying A. Sorry, but if that’s not an attack ad waiting to happen — punch line, “They think you’re morons” — we don’t know what is.
We'll make sure of that ...
By the time we're finished with Great
While we hold contests, like Easter egg hunts, to see if anyone can find his invisible carbon tax.
Golly. I just LOVE the punch line "They think you're morons."
But then there's this other one eh?
"Is Stephen Harper all THERE?"
And I like that one even better...
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