by: Obert Madondo | Published Dec. 19, 2013
The possibility of “waking up in 2015 to Justin Trudeau as Prime Minister” of Canada really unnerves Stephen Harper and the Conservatives.
That much is clear from the Conservatives’ latest campaign-style propaganda video, release Thursday.
The video attempted to frame the 2015 election and narrow our choices of prime ministerial candidates to two: Harper and Trudeau. By so doing, the Conservatives only revealed that poll-leading Trudeau is causing them sleepless nights already.
“The election is less than two years away – and the stakes couldn’t possibly be higher,” said Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre in an email urging party supporters to watch the video and donate.
Then the next miss… The video depicts Harper as the Conservative Party of Canada. Harper is the video’s sole focus. Justice Minister Peter MacKay, makes only a fleeting appearance. No other Conservative MPs are in focus.
The trouble is, Third World dictators and other tyrants always portray themselves as their ruling parties – and as the country they rule. They cultivate a cult of personality. They survive through lies. Tyrants relentlessly inflate their achievements.
The Conservatives’ video would have us believe this outrageous suggestion that Harper and the Conservatives inherited a broken country when they took over from the Liberals in 2006.
“Seven years ago we set out to rebuild Canada,” says the male narrator in the video.
No surprises here. Last April, the Conservatives tried to persuade us to believe that their anti-Trudeau campaign was part of “democratic debate.”
Come 2015, Harper is going down!