The good news for Liberals: they have a way to make fun of that new CPC ad.
The bad news for Liberals: that old Manitoba campaign ad worked – my very good friend Hugh (sadly) lost.
“Warren Kinsella's book, ‘Fight the Right: A Manual for Surviving the Coming Conservative Apocalypse,’ is of vital importance for American conservatives and other right-leaning individuals to read, learn and understand.”
- The Washington Times
“One of the best books of the year.”
- The Hill Times
“Justin Trudeau’s speech followed Mr. Kinsella’s playbook on beating conservatives chapter and verse...[He followed] the central theme of the Kinsella narrative: “Take back values. That’s what progressives need to do.”
- National Post
“[Kinsella] is a master when it comes to spinning and political planning...”
- George Stroumboulopoulos, CBC TV
“Kinsella pulls no punches in Fight The Right...Fight the Right accomplishes what it sets out to do – provide readers with a glimpse into the kinds of strategies that have made Conservatives successful and lay out a credible roadmap for progressive forces to regain power.”
- Elizabeth Thompson, iPolitics
“[Kinsella] deserves credit for writing this book, period... he is absolutely on the money...[Fight The Right] is well worth picking up.”
- Huffington Post
“Run, don't walk, to get this amazing book.”
- Mike Duncan, Classical 96 radio
“Fight the Right is very interesting and - for conservatives - very provocative.”
- Former Ontario Conservative leader John Tory
“His new book is great! All of his books are great!”
- Tommy Schnurmacher, CJAD
“I absolutely recommend this book.”
- Paul Wells, Maclean’s
“Kinsella puts the Left on the right track with new book!”
- Calgary Herald
The NDP ignores Trudeau, the CPC one is mainly about him. The Dipper spot tries to be positive, the CPC spot is less preoccupied with all that, but isn’t very mean. The Liberal one, appended at the end? It’s okay.
All three, however, strongly suggest the election campaign is underway.
First, Team Orange:
The Blue Crew, meanwhile, have leaked their latest offering…but no one has a link except John Ivison. Interesting strategy.
Anyway, what John tells us about the ad reflects what many hacks already know about the research: no one dislikes Justin Trudeau – it’s just that no one thinks he’s ready to be Prime Minister. (In focus groups, anyway.)
The structure of the ad – diverse group of Canadians passing judgment on the Liberal leader – recalls the Muttart-era “Entitled to my entitlements” diner spot, which was seared on our collective consciousness through a gazillion repetitions back in 2005-2006.
The Harper part sounds like what I had figured would always be his 2015 writ narrative: “Hey, look. They said I’d wreck the place, and do all kinds of radical stuff, and I didn’t. We got through some tough times, we’re keeping folks safe. Oh, and Justin? I like him, too. He’s just not ready.”
If anyone gets a link, please send along. I couldn’t find it anywhere (beyond John’s column, that is). But I suspect that, when I see it, my assessment won’t change too much.
UPDATE: And here it is! (Thanks, folks.)
UPDATER: Um, oops.
UPDATEST: And here is the Liberal ad. Same sort of diversity/middle class/family stuff we see in the other ones. Not bad, but not great.
That’s right, pedophilia. In their April issue, Sears and his fellow neo-Nazis published an article that made light of the sexual abuse of children. By any reasonable standard, that’s a crime. Why isn’t Canada Post – or the government that oversees it – doing something about this?
“Warren Kinsella, a lawyer and author of Web of Hate, a look at the extremist right in Canada, said he and other residents of the east end have started a website called www.Canadiansagainstprejudice.com to oppose the message of the newsletter.
The site lists Your Ward News advertisers and asks if they know what kind of newsletter they are supporting.
Canada Post did not respond to a query prior to The CJN’s deadline, but the Toronto Star quoted a Canada Post spokesperson as saying that Your Ward News did not meet the standard for “non-mailable matter.”
The cops will do what they do. In the meantime, those of us who live in the community aren’t going to wait.
If you want to help us, email me at email@example.com.
[UPDATE: I’ve moved this forward because of the comments – you have to read the comments. And, hopefully, people at Queen’s Park read the comments, too.]
[ANOTHER UPDATE: I have heard from a very responsible and ethical National Post reporter, one I can vouch for. She wants to hear from some of the folks who have been commenting on this post. What you have been revealing is newsworthy. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.]
To all long-suffering staff in the office of the “Ombudsman” Kid Kodak Marin: you can post here anonymously. No one will ever know your name, me included.
Comment, in particular, on the despotic reign of Andre Marin - lots of people at Queen’s Park come on this web site, many times a day. They will read what you write. It will help.