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Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Liberal feigned outrage at the "Harper government"

Remember back in March when Michael Ignatieff was howling with indignation that the Conservatives were using the term "Harper government" in federal publications and on Government of Canada websites?
Federal Liberals are moving swiftly to capitalize on public outrage over Conservative attempts to rebrand the government of Canada as "the Harper government."
They've produced a radio ad that will begin running Saturday in Quebec, expressing shock at the Tories' effrontery in equating the government with Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
"Like you, I am profoundly shocked," Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff says in the ad.
"It's totally unacceptable. The government of Canada is not the government of Mr. Harper, it's the government of citizens, the government of all the citizens of Canada."
Imagine my surprise then, that while reading through the Liberal Party of Canada's platform, I found the current federal government consistently referred to as "the Harper government". Out of curiosity, I counted the number of times the supposedly contentious phrase appears in the document: thirty two.

Like you, I am profoundly shocked. It's totally unacceptable. The government of Canada is not the government of Mr. Harper, it's the government of citizens, the government of all the citizens of Canada.

The Liberals are masters of feigned outrage. As George Burns once said; "Sincerity - if you can fake that, you've got it made."


Roy Elsworth said...

and thats a bad thing Becauseeee?

deBeauxOs said...

Let me see.

Cons do something Contemptible.

Cons get called on it.

Opposition parties remind voters that Cons are the Contempt Party.

Where's the dishonesty there?

Roy Elsworth said...

tell mewhat they did contmeptable bye putting a not in a draft copy of a letter to kiros is not contemptable. it was all a setup. for 1 thing and it was a simple mistake which bevoda explained later. 2 the comittee was a majority of socialists. who hate harper and were trying to make political points. 3 peter miliken was retiring anyways so he gave into the liberals to help them. as a parting gift. they can remind the people all they want but informed people know it was trumped up charges they didn't even have real evedence just pat martin and Maginty being bullies
if you want contempt of parliment then those liberals should have been in contembt for stteling from the ei fund but because they had a majority committee they saved each others butt. but nice try anyways.

Anonymous said...

Contempt of parliament by a coalition majority in a kangaroo court for the opposition not liking the Govt. budget figures, backed up by Liberal hack Kevin page and Liberal speaker Millekin. All brought to a vote to bring down the the coalition parties looking for POWER.Now they are using the figures of the Govt. for some items they voted against in their platform budget .There is nothing this group of rat pack losers won't do to rule this country into a hell hole.