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“One of the best books of the year.”
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- National Post
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The NDP candidate in Nepean – a guy named Sean Devine – retweeted on October 4 the graphic below, actually comparing the Conservatives to the Nazis, complete with swastikas and all that. It is still up on his Twitter feed.
As before, it is Liberals who brought this to my attention, not Conservatives. Liberals want to win, but they won’t stoop as low as certain NDP candidate are (increasingly) doing. Just gross.
I am at a Justin Trudeau rally – as media! Son One is a Trudeau maniac, and asked me to take him. So I am at the back with a notepad, ever-observant for the first Adler-Kinsella segment on SiruisXM 167 tonight!
Trudeau has some very impressive candidates here – James Maloney, Ahmed Hussen, Arif Vitani and others. The event is at the Cadillac Lounge on Queen West and is well-attended. Pic below and more to come.
Son One is somewhere in there.
UPDATE: Trudeau is losing his voice. He stuck to his well-known talking points, however, in a brief speech – taxing the richest one per cent, railing against “divisions,” Liberals are the only party that provides “a progressive voice,” lots of references to the “real change” stuff, and so on – and the crowd liked it.
The place wasn’t packed, but it was well-attended, I’d say. Lots of young people. I said to a couple candidates in attendance (one who worked for me in a McGuinty war room, one who worked with me on the Ignatieff effort) that if young people come out en masse to vote, Harper loses. If they don’t, he wins. That’s what it comes down to, in these final days.
I’m feeling good, better than New Democrats feel. Picked up our Raptors tickets, ate at the Patrician, sent off the (final) book, got set for the first SiriusXM show, cleaned up before my Mom and cousin and others arrive, our great friends Ian and Jill are getting married, and I’m still married to a genius feminist supermodel. Not bad.
All that I have to pass along is this: Months ago – when the NDP were on top – I and many others could not figure out why the Cons were not aiming their well-oiled attack machine at Tom Mulcair and Co. I expressed puzzlement that to CPC friends.
Said one senior CPC guy: “We need Trudeau 10 points lower than he is at the moment.” I didn’t understand that then, but I do now: the CPC never lost sight of the fact that the Liberal brand – notwithstanding the missteps of its various leaders – has staying power. It was their main threat.
I still think we are looking at a Conservative minority. Their core vote votes more often, and is made up of what David Cameron’s guys call “Shy Tories” It’s a growing constituency that hides from the pollsters, but comes out of hiding on election day.
That said, I give big credit to both the CPC and LPC war rooms. The former never lost sight of their real target – and the latter never wavered from pushing the “change” mantra. The NDP? Well, the NDP aren’t turkeys, but they can be forgiven for feeling like turkeys on this 2015 Thanksgiving weekend.
The NDP candidate in Oshawa, Mary Fowler, apparently thinks so. She promoted the crap below on Twitter.
She did that a few weeks ago, so we checked again just before I posted this, to see if she had changed her mind. She hadn’t. So: her ongoing and enthusiastic approval of this sort of thing – to be clear, a picture equating Hitler with Harper – is a bloody disgrace.
And, an interesting side note: it was Liberals who sent this to me, not Tories. They may disagree with Harper, but they think the NDP candidate in Oshawa needs to be making a full retraction and an apology, immediately. And they’re right.
You can contact Mary Fowler here. Let her know what you think.
I will be the first contributor on the first show on Tuesday – and then regularly appearing twice a week after that. I’m pretty excited about it – and I’m delighted that my friend is back on the airwaves, too, emanating from his new home in beautiful North Vancouver.
Links to our show will be posted on this here website on a regular basis. Charles and I welcome your participation, and of course hope that you will tune in regularly. Here we go!