Saturday, February 18, 2012

Live by the sword

The Conservatives are up in arms over the Vickileaks twitter feed and all I can ask is how does it feel to be on the receiving end of a dirty trick?

Since 2004 the Conservatives have been getting bolder in using dirty tricks as part of their political strategy, the latest being the disinformation campaign that was launched in Irwin Cotler's riding a few months ago.  At first they were a little more circumspect as they remembered what happened to the Federal Progressive Conservatives after their highlighting of Jean Chretien's face in an ad campaign in 1993.  That ad campaign probably contributed to the eventual destruction of that party and the Conservatives knew it.  However, as they realized they were not suffering any negative political fallout from these tactics they became much bolder.

Did the Conservatives really believe that their political opponents would not notice this and begin copying these tactics?

Personally, I have to say that it is about time someone started doing it.  The constant wingeing and complaining about Conservative tactics without retaliating was starting to irritate me.

I have stated here on several occasions that conservatives in North America are playing for keeps and that they will resort to any tactic that they believe will advance their agenda.  I have also stated here that it is about time progressives began to stop trying to play fair and start playing to win.  As much as we would all like to believe people respect you when you turn the other cheek it is a false belief.   

So to Conservatives everywhere I say that you are the ones that let this particular Djinni out of its bottle so stop complaining when it comes back to bite you.


Blogger Rotterdam said...

February 18, 2012 6:55 PM  
Blogger Carmichael said...

Ottlib, you may have noticed that all the "really smart" people disagree with you.

And by "really smart" I mean "the people who lost the last election and are poised to lose the next".

People like Warren Kinsella, for example, Canada's James Carville he's been called, you may have heard of him.

Kinsella, like Carville, is convinced that losing is better than fighting the enemy in terms the enemy understands.

Kinsella, like Carville, is pwned by the enemy. Carville because he's married to one of them (WHAT???!!!), how does that work exactly.

Kinsella because that's where his paycheque comes from (which he desperately, frantically needs us to ignore, which stupidly we do). As has been said, "It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it!"

Both, it should be noted, have lost more elections that they've won in the past 1o years or so.

Yet somehow they are considered to have opinions that that should be considered to be important.

Their prestige is managed by the same firm that manages the Conservative reputation as competent fiscal managers.

Both should be ignored and cast out.

February 19, 2012 1:56 AM  

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