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Thursday, December 22, 2005
Putrid Campaign Ad Watch: Coming Attractions
Stephen Taylor displays some documents allegedly out of the Liberal camp--Newsflash: Leak from Liberal war-room previews upcoming negative ad campaign against Harper? I wonder who's leaking this stuff? Anyway, if these are real, the one displayed here makes the phony speech by Martin yesterday, I-am-hurt-by-Harper-suggesting-I-want-the-Bloc-to-win-and-I-would-never-do-that-to-him, even funnier. Anyway, I thought the Liberals had copyrighted the expressioin "in bed with the Bloc"--a phrase that just rolls off the lips of Paris Stronach--she can't help smirking when she says it, as if she believes she is repeating a nursery rhyme.
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Mike Duffy talks to Duff Conacher from Democracy Watch about Liberal Party members returning back to work for the government over the holiday break.
Posted by: DJeffery | 2005-12-22 12:51:59 PM
Any one having trouble with SDA site?
Posted by: Colin | 2005-12-22 1:17:20 PM
I received a pamphlet today from the local Liberal candidate, whatever his/her name is. I threw it out before I had a chance to see his/her name. Quite frankly, it doesn't matter because s/he will never, ever, EVER win here in Calgary.
In response to this "ad", why is it so bad to reopen the constitutional debate? Is weakening the federal gov't really all that bad? Well, it is if you are a rich white Ontarian. They can't live without the Army to shovel its snow in winter.
I love the line "We need a prime minister who believes in Canada." Given the information presented above that, it could apply to any of them. What Martin and his rich friends seek is to protect the federal govt that keeps them rich. I see it in my best interests to oppose them.
The best historical analogy is from the 1850s in the US. Martin and his kind are the Democratic Party in the 1850s, deprived of its Northern supporters, dedicated to preserving slavery within the Union. They face off against the broad-based Republicans, led by Harper, who are dedicated to "free soil", halting the westward expansion of slavery, but in the process asking questions about slavery that the South doesn't want to answer. In this case, it ended in Civil War, but in Canada's case, who can tell.
Posted by: Scott | 2005-12-22 3:10:30 PM
The Liberals learn nothing; they're now paying their campaign workers directly from the public purse. It shows how morally and fiscally bankrupt they are to do so during an election campaign. Adscam II during a campaign; how broke they are!
Posted by: DJeffery | 2005-12-22 3:10:41 PM
Where are the "Separatist Chicken" photos? Where are the photos of SSMartin's nose/mouth blowing CO2 when the "Separatist Chicken' confronted "I loooove canada" Martin? Alas, is it all a figment of SSM's imaginary nation?>>>
By DAN DUGAS
OTTAWA (CP) - Look, up in the sky. It's a bird, it's a plane! No! It's Separatist Chicken, and it's after Prime Minister Paul Martin.
When Martin arrived at a Christmas reception Thursday at a restaurant in Gatineau, Que., he was greeted by a fowl sight - someone dressed as a chicken. The chicken held up a sign in French that read "Martin - debate," an obvious shot at Martin's refusal to debate Bloc Quebecois Leader Gilles Duceppe on federalism.
Martin told Duceppe during the Vancouver debates that he'd meet him on any street at any time to discuss unity. But Martin turned down a TV station's offer to hold a debate.
Martin has accused Conservative Leader Stephen Harper of having crossed the line of political decency by saying the Liberal leader prefers a separatist government in power.
An unrepentant Harper's response was "I can take a punch."
That elicited a rapid response from Martin speech writer Scott Feschuk.
"A line must be drawn. And Stephen Harper has crossed that line with his most outrageous statement of the campaign."
>>>>>>>>>>> jokesss? from upchuk here<<<<<<<<
Posted by: maz2 | 2005-12-22 4:18:58 PM
See Cretien and Parrish chastize Paulie for pissing his pants on the income trust and the upcoming negative campaign.
Posted by: Duke | 2005-12-22 8:42:42 PM
Holocaust picture runs in Liberal attack ad
Just another reason to not vote Liberal. They are cavalier with the memory of those who perished in the Holocaust. You'd think that the party of Elinor Caplan would be a little more discriminating. I always thought that the Liebrals represented the rich and privileged in society (aka White Ontarians), but it's clear that they are willing to scrape the bottom of the barrel to stay in power. Well, they have to with their record.
Mr. Harper had this to say:
"To use that photo to imply Mr. Duceppe and I would share some kind of agenda other than obviously opposing the holocaust is disgraceful," fumes Harper, "but I think we're going to see, you know, you're just beginning to see a corrupt party, doesn't have a record to run on and this is the kind of stuff they are going to do."
If any Albertan sees a Liebral, remind them of things like this. They never had a chance in Alberta to start with, but their own party is undermining them even further. What a country!
When can Alberta secede?
Posted by: Scott | 2005-12-23 12:48:46 PM
Of course they won't use this ad now. Too bad. It would have exploded in their faces once it got out that they were taking a photo of an appearance at the Holocaust museum and using it in a negative ad.
Posted by: MD | 2005-12-23 4:10:51 PM
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