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Does Stephen Harper approve of this message?


 

The Liberals have edited and rereleased their disputed ad.


 

Does Stephen Harper approve of this message?

  1. Ad with fabricated quote still on Sun News Network at 6.27 PM, Tuesday, April 19.

  2. Ad with fabricated quote still on Sun News Network at 6.27 PM, Tuesday, April 19.

    • I was under the impression that the quote in question was said by a colleague of Harper's at the NCC and the Globe and Mail had wrongfully attributed it to Harper – which is where the Liberals pulled the quote.

      Is that not correct?

      • Yes, that's correct, but he watches Sun News Network – they probably think the Globe and Mail is fabricated.

    • You deserve a citation for bravery — the only human actually tuned in to the Sun News Network at 6:27 p.m.

      • A free copy of 'Ethical Oil' is on it's way to him.

    • Given the production quality issues at Sun News, I have a feeling they'll still be playing the wrong ad for weeks after the election is over.

    • It's strange that the ad would be playing on SNN, doesn't seem like the very good targeting to me… Incidentally, I'm entirely unimpressed by the SNN personalities so far. I expect Mr. Levant to come across poorly, but even Adler, who should be better, looked like a fish out of water.

      • Doesn't seem strange at all to me. No point in preaching to the converted.

  3. I was under the impression that the quote in question was said by a colleague of Harper's at the NCC and the Globe and Mail had wrongfully attributed it to Harper – which is where the Liberals pulled the quote.

    Is that not correct?

  4. You deserve a citation for bravery — the only human actually tuned in to the Sun News Network at 6:27 p.m.

  5. A free copy of 'Ethical Oil' is on it's way to him.

  6. AHAHAHA Cons should have left well enough alone. This one sounds even worse for them!

  7. AHAHAHA Cons should have left well enough alone. This one sounds even worse for them!

    • That was my impression too. And it mentions "firewall letter" which might make some people who don't follow politics ask what the firewall letter is.

      • Agreed. Raises all new questions about Harp's loyalties.

        • You know what I find amusing? it's that all of you little echo chamber Liberals or former PC's or whatever the hell you call yourselves keep hoping, beyond hope that all of the crap that Wherry posts here is going to resonate with Canadians. Three weeks into the campaign and you've made not one iota of progress. Mike is still mired in the electoral mud and not one smear or hyperbolic ad is going to change it. Today he's on again about the confidence of the house giving him the right to form government. Regardless of what you think about the legitimacy of the tactic Canadians are going to choke on the Bloc being part of a governing coalition, formal or not. So keep on chirping. Keep on heaping righteous indignation on this blog, see where it gets you. BTW Em LOL!

          • Harper is facing another minority…down from the majority you said he had easily, just 3 weeks ago.

            5 years as PM and Harper isn't one bit more popular than he's ever been

            So stop predicting what 'Canadians' are going to do, because you haven't a clue, and never did.

          • Actually, according to the polls he is more popular than 3 years ago, your wishful thinking notwithstanding. And BTW I have not predicted so far that the majority would be easy, you must have me confused with someone else. (Although I'm certainly hoping for one, I can't wait to see your (figuratively speaking) head explode. Oh,and while we're on the topic of predicting what Canadians are going to do: get stuffed, my clue is every bit as sound as yours.

          • Actually no he isn't. He's facing another minority…maybe a smaller one than now.

            Polls do not translate into seats in our system, so he's gotten exactly nowhere.

            I'm not a member of a political party, so no explosions will happen….sorry.

            However I can see the reality of the situation more easily than you simply because I'm not a partisan….I just redirect people's gazes to the situation on the ground.

  8. Yes, that's correct, but he watches Sun News Network – they probably think the Globe and Mail is fabricated.

  9. That was my impression too. And it mentions "firewall letter" which might make some people who don't follow politics ask what the firewall letter is.

  10. Agreed. Raises all new questions about Harp's loyalties.

  11. You know what I find amusing? it's that all of you little echo chamber Liberals or former PC's or whatever the hell you call yourselves keep hoping, beyond hope that all of the crap that Wherry posts here is going to resonate with Canadians. Three weeks into the campaign and you've made not one iota of progress. Mike is still mired in the electoral mud and not one smear or hyperbolic ad is going to change it. Today he's on again about the confidence of the house giving him the right to form government. Regardless of what you think about the legitimacy of the tactic Canadians are going to choke on the Bloc being part of a governing coalition, formal or not. So keep on chirping. Keep on heaping righteous indignation on this blog, see where it gets you. BTW Em LOL!

  12. Harper is facing another minority…down from the majority you said he had easily, just 3 weeks ago.

    5 years as PM and Harper isn't one bit more popular than he's ever been

    So stop predicting what 'Canadians' are going to do, because you haven't a clue, and never did.

  13. Actually, according to the polls he is more popular than 3 years ago, your wishful thinking notwithstanding. And BTW I have not predicted so far that the majority would be easy, you must have me confused with someone else. (Although I'm certainly hoping for one, I can't wait to see your (figuratively speaking) head explode. Oh,and while we're on the topic of predicting what Canadians are going to do: get stuffed, my clue is every bit as sound as yours.

  14. Actually no he isn't. He's facing another minority…maybe a smaller one than now.

    Polls do not translate into seats in our system, so he's gotten exactly nowhere.

    I'm not a member of a political party, so no explosions will happen….sorry.

    However I can see the reality of the situation more easily than you simply because I'm not a partisan….I just redirect people's gazes to the situation on the ground.

  15. The soldiers on the streets ad did not work and this one won't work either. Canadians understand more about what the problems are in the health care field than Liberals give them credit for.

  16. The soldiers on the streets ad did not work and this one won't work either. Canadians understand more about what the problems are in the health care field than Liberals give them credit for.

    • How about an ad for " Prostitute at 24 Sussex Drive" . That should go over well with the church crowd.

    • Toronto during the G/8 and G/20 was close enough thank you very much. I believe, given Harper's past comments that he would send us down the American path in regards to healthcare!. I just don't trust him anymore.

  17. Given the production quality issues at Sun News, I have a feeling they'll still be playing the wrong ad for weeks after the election is over.

  18. It's strange that the ad would be playing on SNN, doesn't seem like the very good targeting to me… Incidentally, I'm entirely unimpressed by the SNN personalities so far. I expect Mr. Levant to come across poorly, but even Adler, who should be better, looked like a fish out of water.

  19. Its not like the ad has been all that successful – the Liberals are down since they started running it, while the NDP is up.

    And there is a great counter-ad out there. Stephen Harper talks about how the Canada's universal healthcare system is the only one he has ever used (not true of Layton*, and not true of Ignatieff obviously). How the Tories are committed to 6% increases, and that the only party in recent memory to cut transfers were the Liberals back in the 90s.

    *Somewhere there's a clip of this, but Olivia used a private health facility. When grilled on his hypocrisy, all Jack could say is "nothing but the best for Olivia."

  20. Its not like the ad has been all that successful – the Liberals are down since they started running it, while the NDP is up.

    And there is a great counter-ad out there. Stephen Harper talks about how the Canada's universal healthcare system is the only one he has ever used (not true of Layton*, and not true of Ignatieff obviously). How the Tories are committed to 6% increases, and that the only party in recent memory to cut transfers were the Liberals back in the 90s.

    *Somewhere there's a clip of this, but Olivia used a private health facility. When grilled on his hypocrisy, all Jack could say is "nothing but the best for Olivia."

    • Dont try to confuse them with facts, they just wont listen.

  21. Doesn't seem strange at all to me. No point in preaching to the converted.

  22. Dont try to confuse them with facts, they just wont listen.

  23. This is a brilliant ad to release the same day that Iggy's all over national TV denying the LPC is going negative in the campaign. Seeing this might just remind some voters about Iggy's coalition lie. The guy can't carry a tune for 2 days!

  24. This is a brilliant ad to release the same day that Iggy's all over national TV denying the LPC is going negative in the campaign. Seeing this might just remind some voters about Iggy's coalition lie. The guy can't carry a tune for 2 days!

  25. How about an ad for " Prostitute at 24 Sussex Drive" . That should go over well with the church crowd.

  26. Toronto during the G/8 and G/20 was close enough thank you very much. I believe, given Harper's past comments that he would send us down the American path in regards to healthcare!. I just don't trust him anymore.

  27. Yeah….See the coalition boogyman has kinda lost some bite. Seems it's actually legal and possible in a Westminster Parlimentary Democracy. Coalitions happening everywhere. I am a little tired of the BS on that one. So if Harper gets a minority and can't get the support of the house than someone else gets to try. Everyone in that house is elected by Canadians.

  28. Ya, well proroguing parliament is "legal and possible in a Westminster Parlimentary Democracy". That doesn't mean that people like it, or that it should be encouraged for that matter. Wouldn't you agree?

    And it's not even coalitions in general that I have a problem with. It's the fact that it will require buying the support of the BQ that really irks me. I can't see how anybody who would support a BQ roll in government can call themselves Federalists.

  29. Ya, well proroguing parliament is "legal and possible in a Westminster Parlimentary Democracy". That doesn't mean that people like it, or that it should be encouraged for that matter. Wouldn't you agree?

    And it's not even coalitions in general that I have a problem with. It's the fact that it will require buying the support of the BQ that really irks me. I can't see how anybody who would support a BQ roll in government can call themselves Federalists.

    • I suppose I just don't find the BQ that scary.

  30. I suppose I just don't find the BQ that scary.

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