It was a smear strate(r)gy that we saw the minions take out for a test drive a couple of weeks ago when they had Jason Kenney come to town and tell us that a vote for Justin Trudeau was a vote for hookers and heroin in your neighbourhood.
And, no, I'm not making that up:
...“He (Trudeau) wants to force communities to accept brothels,” (Jason) Kenney said. “We don’t think the values of most Canadians include having to put up with heroin injection sites imposed on their communities against their will, or to have brothels operating in their neighbourhoods against their will.”...
Why did they first trot this out briefly a couple of weeks ago and then let it go?
Well, it would seem that it gave them time to focus group/test it in the pocket markets (otherwise known as 'ridings' to the rest of us) where certain groups of 'new stock' Canadians live in Lotusland.
And, no, I'm not making that up either.
How do I know that?
Well, the following showed up in the print edition of Vancouver's Ming Pao newspaper yesterday:
Need more proof?
Well, how about a translation of the despicable, clearly Conservative-branded, ad courtesy the Globe's Mike Hager and his compatriot Andrea Woo's Dad:
There is also, of course, something that the minions count on...Which is the fact that the proMedia have a terrible, terrible time calling a spade a spade...Thus, pretty much everywhere you see whispered reports on this it will be about the 'anti-pot ad' which doesn't sound near as bad as what it actually is, right?
A wee digression....When I'm in full-on bloggodome mode as I have been over the last few days, I try to read and make notes at night so that I can then line up the posts on a timer the following morning before I go to work...This morning I was going to hold off because I'v got an early meeting before teaching day (which run Mon/Wed/Fri in the fall)...But when the clock radio flickered to life this a.m. the first thing I heard was the latest audio ad from 'Mr. Reasonable and Modulated' which made me so damn mad that I got up immediately and started pounding keys...Sheesh...Now I'm going to have to cut the shower short....Again.
Hey!...For all of us amongst the 70% who need a bit of an energizer this last week before the polls open for real...Head on over and read Merv Adey's latest....It's a good one.
I'll talk to you again (way before) tomorrow.....Ha!