Friday, March 14, 2014
Pierre Poilievre and the Invisible Video
Uh oh. I see Pierre Poilievre's war on the Chief Electoral Officer Marc Mayrand has suffered another humiliating setback.
And his career is deflating faster than even I had predicted.
Yesterday, his office dug up a YouTube video to try to show why the Cons must muzzle Mayrand.
Suggesting that the ad he aired to encourage young people to vote, was biased against Big Oil...
Only to have Elections Canada reveal today that the video never aired.
Elections Canada says a video ad the Conservative government cited as the type of advertising campaign it wants to prohibit the elections agency from using under the proposed new election law was never actually aired.
The ad—a 25-second video that contrasts urban pollution and emissions to an evergreen forest as it urges youth to “vote, shape your world”—was created for Elections Canada but cancelled in 2007 by the newly installed chief electoral officer that year, Marc Mayrand.
Can you believe that eh? First the Cons came up with the invisible criminals, in their ghastly crusade to try to jail as many Canadians as possible.
Now they're using invisible videos to try to destroy our democracy.
So soon after Brad Butt came up with his wild story about the invisible fraudsters...
And so soon after this outrage.
That had the entire Con choir singing "It's My Party, and I'll lie if I want to."
As Bullet Train 2015 thunders down the tracks toward the washed-out bridge high above the canyon floor of Canadian politics, what’s that song coming out of the Harper Express? No, it can’t be. Wait, yes it is! They’re singing It’s my party and I’ll lie if I want to.
Apologies to Leslie Gore. I like that song. But the version coming out of a Conservative MP in the House of Commons doesn’t make anyone want to dance — just throw up in the parking lot.
And trying to make us believe that voter fraud is a huge problem in Canada, when it too is INVISIBLE.
There is absolutely no proof of widespread voting fraud in this country to justify the legislation — unless, of course, Pierre Poilievre gets special dispensation from on high to tell us more about the robocalls.
And the only invisible fraudsters running loose out there are Poutine and his Con gang.
Great eh? I don't know about voting, but when the time comes to denounce the Cons, remember to bring photographic evidence, a valid I.D. and a letter from your doctor pronouncing you sane, or the cops will think YOU'RE crazy.
And the good news?
When the NDP starts holding its public hearings into the voter suppression bill, Poilievre is going to be made to look like a fool over and over and over again.
Like Brad Butt already is...
The bill intended to bury our democracy is going to end up burying the Cons instead.
And like Butt, Poilievre is also going get his ass kicked from coast to coast to coast...
Because Mercer's right. A Parliament that would allow the Cons to get away with this crime against democracy isn't much of a Parliament.
But it is an issue than can really hurt them.
So it's up to us to make sure those two Con clowns don't get away with it.
And neither does their leader...
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