Saturday, May 10, 2008

Conservatives Should Be Embarrassed

You really should. What a juvenile, petty, little rag of a website your party runs, it's a disgrace. How any partisan can condone the nonsense spewed out by the Conservatives brain trust is beyond me. Oh, I know the retort, some example of the Liberals doing the same, but really unprecedented in terms of degree, frequency and nastiness. I venture over to the Conservative website every so often, rarely do you see more pictures of the supposed leader Harper, than you do of Dion, rarely do you see any content, beyond grade two bashing. There is actually irony on the website, the content really speaks volumes about who is "not a leader".

Anyways, the latest foray into the gutter, apparently Stephane Dion wants to rule for 40 years, this is a bad thing
During a recent drop-in visit to a town hall meeting at Espanola, Ontario, St├ęphane Dion let it slip that, were he ever fortunate enough to grasp the reigns of power, he would be very reluctant to let them go.

“…I want to go into the next election, not to rule for four years, but for the next 40 years,” Dion told his audience (Mid-North Monitor, April 6).

We can only assume Mr. Dion’s musings were just another one of his trademark slips of the tongue. After all, considering all of the effort he is going through to prop up the current Minority Parliament and avoid facing even one election, it is doubtful he is particularly keen on winning the next ten.

The Conservatives tendency to misquote is becoming legendary, but I was able to find this relevant Dion soundbite:
“Canada needs someone who can address the concerns of families and workers. We have the best policies for, not the now, not for the next generation, but for the next 40 years. Canada can be a good citizen of the world.”...

That said, I want to go into the next election, not to rule for four years, but for the next 40 years. I want to create new jobs for Canadians, to make sure everyday Canadians have the best of life.

Slip of the tongue, or childish manipulation of the obvious? What Dion is really saying, he wants to implement policies that speak to a vision for the future, a desire beyond the immediate mandate, beyond near term self interest. Are Conservative supporters really so dense that they can't see what Dion really meant, or are they reduced to a literal interpretation of wording, to try and make just plain stupid conclusions? Does your audience have a 8pm bedtime, are you targetting the thick as bricks vote?

Yes, clearly Dion wants to rule for 40 years, and clearly putting that on the front page of your website is very relevant. All the party websites can be distasteful at times, but when it comes to pure crap, the Conservatives have no peer. On the positive side, if this is the best they can come up, what does it say about the supposed brainiacs at head office? What superstar concludes that is an effective line of attack, that will win over marginal supporters? You read this junk, is it any wonder that the Conservatives are stuck in the polls, people think they're "mean-spirited"?

9 comments:

Steve V said...

Cam picks up on the "grade two" theme. It starts at the top, he sets the tone.

northwestern_lad said...

Thanks for the ht Steve... what can I say??? I'm sick of this group. It's time for them to go.

Anonymous said...

They just don't have any class. They seem to appeal to simpletons.

The BT's probably think it's great.

sassy said...

Conservatives embarrassed - they don't possess enough basic awareness for that.

...targetting the thick as bricks vote is more likely.

WesternGrit said...

When all someone like Harper (and his fellow NeoCons) think of is ruling a dictatorial regime (that flows from their killing of freedoms in Canada - including federal FOI requests), then it logically flows that they will think everyone else also wants to rule for "40 years"...

Honest men say what they mean - clearly. Dishonest men hide their true intentions, or hide behind words that the common man cannot register...

Anonymous said...

Good post. They shouldn't let children run their website anymore.

I wouldnt even call it a slip of the tounge, everyone knew what Dion was talking about.

burlivespipe said...

Guess he's anticipating the hammering he'd take on the hustings when people are reminded about that taped interview that he refuses to elaborate on... the things being offered a dying man to vote with the CONs.
There is no degree to which Harper won't stoop and twist, and its incredibly hilarious to read the myopia coming from the tinfoil-hatters like Wolf. Give them their crayons and they'll think up some other juvenile pap for the masses, or sue you for suggesting there's something else afoot.

Woman at Mile 0 said...

Problem for Harper is Canadians are actually smarter than that. Just like Americians were too smart to buy Hilary 's gas task nonsense. I think the same old ...it was the Libs that done it to every question asked is reflected in the latest polls on Harper's character though. It's tiring and beginning to wear.

Steve V said...

It is wearing thin, in fact it's turning people off, especially women voters. I suppose the good news, they don't seem to get it, it's the only path they understand, and it may ultimately be their undoing.