Golly. Sometimes it's the small things that tell you so much about the slow collapse of the Con Regime.
Like the sad fate of Stephen Harper's 1812 extravaganza.
Great Royal Jelly Leader was hoping he could whip Canadians into a patriotic frenzy, by bombarding us with more ads than we could duck.
While he sold us out to foreign interests.
But now it seems the Cons are in full retreat.
The Department of Canadian Heritage abruptly cancelled a planned public unveiling of six competing designs for a prominent new monument to the War of 1812 on Parliament Hill.
Running for cover, trying to hide that blaring boondoggle from the public, despite all the money they have spent on it.
Despite grappling with a deficit that has prompted deep spending cuts in many areas, Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s government has given the celebrations high priority. It’s spending $28 million over three years on dozens of national and community events.
But who can blame them eh? When Canadians have clearly decided that's not the hill they would like to see their tax dollars die on. They would rather celebrate the anniversary of the Charter of Rights. The one Harper ignored.
And now have even stronger opinions about the Porky Action Plan.
Four years after the Conservative government launched its first Economic Action Plan advertising, a new poll suggests that Canadians have become jaded to the continuing barrage of radio and TV commercials. More than half of those surveyed this week reacted negatively to the ads, calling them either political advertising, a waste of taxpayers’ money, or “junk.”
Which is really bad news for Great Hoggy Leader.
Because unfortunately for him, the Cons have wrapped their entire economic platform up in that bacon flavoured bullshit, and made it such a big part of their image, that from now on every time they bombard us with another of those ghastly ads, they'll only be hurting themselves. Shooting themselves in the
If this is truly a “conservative” era, as advocates are wont to declare, then the era has not shown up in a significant and permanent shift in popular vote in federal elections for this party iteration of the conservative cause.
History will soon be tapping conservatives on the shoulder, reminding them that, whatever the comforts of today, the most lethal of political adversaries worms its way inevitably and inexorably into the country’s consciousness: “time for a change.”
And, speaking of smaller things and junk, so much for Con bloggers. Because when I started blogging years ago this was the most popular political site.
But now it's practically a dead zone. When I checked this evening the last post on the first page of Progressive Bloggers was filed a few hours ago. While the last post on the Blogging Tories was filed two days ago.
And here's the best part. One BT blogger thinks she knows why.
The ones who aren't dead or senile are too busy watching Sun Nooz TV !!!
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Or did, until she apparently thought better, and deleted her post.
Which had me rolling on the floor laughing. Because that is embarrassing.
And of course for once she's right eh?
This is the fate of the conservative movement...
Born crazy, doomed to die ridiculous.
Because slowly but surely the Cons are being marginalized, forced to the wacko fringes like their teabagger cousins in the U.S. Their message is falling on deaf ears. Their old, white, rural base is shrinking. The economy is tanking. One scandal follows another. Canadians are getting tired of Stephen Harper and his ghastly gang.
And now that the Cons are losing the propaganda war they won't even be able to properly deploy their attack machine. Because they can say what they want. But only the morons who watch Sun News will believe them.
And their ads should look as ridiculous as this blast from the past...
Which should make it so much easier for the rest of us to destroy them.
Golly. Isn't that a happy thought to end the week?
Throw another juicy pork chop on the barbie eh? Tell Laura Secord to bring desert.
Have a great weekend everybody !!!!!
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