They couldn't beat them, so now they're joining them.
In a report out of Ottawa, the Winnipeg Free Press says the federal Liberals have started sending out highly partisan, taxpayer-funded flyers to constituents in Conservative-held ridings.
The move comes after the Liberals didn't get anywhere with complaints about the Tories doing the same thing in Liberal ridings.
"We've started doing them," said Winnipeg South Centre Liberal MP Anita Neville. "We couldn't let them continue to do it without a response."
Ms. Neville has been complaining bitterly for years that constituents in her riding are regularly bombarded with mailings from Conservative MPs attacking her party leader and Ms. Neville herself.
Ms. Neville and other Liberals have complained repeatedly to the House of Commons about the mailings, but when those complaints didn't result in any action, the Liberals decided to join in.
You have two choices it would seem. Claim the moral high ground, while you get taken out at the knees, dignified but down. Or, you realize that you can't let these bottomfeeders get away with their relentless partisanship, so you respond in kind. It ain't pretty, but given the lack of accountability, the fact that all the complaints apparently go nowhere, you fight fire with fire. I say GOOD, even though it's objectively a BAD development. About all I would ask at this point, the Liberal platform offers to ban these type of flyers when they take office. Until then, when in Rome...