Monday, September 8, 2008

The Tories start off the election lying, which I guess is fitting

While the new conservative ads feature the soft spoken Harper farting out puppy dogs and kittens, the real Tories showed up on Election Day One at their new multi-million dollar campaign headquarters in Ottawa.

Their idea is to hold early 6 am news conferences from their new command center where they can set the daily news agenda for the media's election coverage.

So they bring out two of their most arrogant attack dogs, Jason Kenny and Lawrence Cannon who summon the press corps to release their "latest in a long series of ads attacking Liberal Leader Stéphane Dion".

Except no one bites, as in free media sound bites of the ads (of course Global National might).

Kenny did get to throw in some more of his outright lies, I mean the guy just makes this shit up.

Their tag line for the day is that the Liberals will reverse popular policies.

The Liberals will raise the GST, take back the $100 a month child care (which actually covers about a day and half of daycare if you could find a spot) and roll back popular Tory policies.

What popular Tory policies? 

Certainly nothing to do with health, the environment, food safety, woman's rights, aid to the poor and homeless, airline safety, arts funding, decriminalization of anything (one of my favorites) ...

Only the CBC and CanWest showed up and the reporters went after the two Tories with questions of their own on gas prices, tax policy and reports of the conservatives attempting to prevent some of its candidates from talking to the media.

However Dion was forced to answer their attacks and his message was simple the Tories are lying. 
"I call on Mr. Harper … to not try to win an election by lying, and to be honest for once," Dion said at a campaign appearance in Saint-Lambert, Que. "He's afraid to debate honestly, but for once he will have to do so."
Don't hold your breath Mr. Dion, lying is just good politics to these assholes. 

References: About the their conference from Macleans here, lies about Dion from CBC here and Dion's response to the lies from the Gazette here.


Beijing York said...

I certainly hope Canadians don't accept this ruse. They need to be reminded of the Conservative failures on a daily basis (I like your list by the by).

The voters that scare me most are the suburban ones who have yet to feel the pinch of an economy in decline. That's exactly who Harper is targeting in vote rich Quebec, Ontario and BC.

Supposedly, Conservative cheer leaders are claiming that the following ridings are of particular interest:

The key “Battleground 2008” Ridings

British Columbia

Vancouver Quadra, Vancouver Island North, West Vancouver-Sunshine Coast-Sea
to Sky Country, Fleetwood-Port Kells, Newton-North Delta, Burnaby-Douglas,
Esquimalt-Juan de Fuca, Richmond, Pitt Meadows-Maple Ridge-Mission, North


Parry Sound-Muskoka, Glengarry-Prescott-Russell, St. Catharines, Hamilton
East-Stoney Creek, Brant, Thunder Bay-Superior North, Oakville, Thunder
Bay-Rainy River, Huron-Bruce, London-Fanshaw, Ottawa-Orléans, Simcoe North,
London West, Barrie, Kitchener-Conestoga, Halton, Peterborough,
Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing, Burlington, Mississauga South.


Louis-Hébert, Ahuntsic, Beauport-Limoilou, Brossard-La Prairie, Papineau,
Charlesbourg--Haut-Saint-Charles, Hull-Aylmer, Honoré-Mercier,
Saint-Hyacinthe-Bagot, Pontiac, Jeanne-Le Ber, Laval-Les Îles, Gatineau,
Chicoutimi-Le Fjord, Brome-Missisquoi.

noamzs said...

Harper may be a liar, but the Liberals are not doing a very good job of defending themselves. The best defense is a good offense, and they better go on the offensive soon if they hope to even do okay in this election.