It’s one of the most depressing things about living in Harperland eh?
The way Great Monstrous Leader commits one democratic atrocity after the other, but gets away with it by claiming he’s the best leader to manage the economy.
And so many Canadians still swallow that fraudulent myth, hook, line, and SINKER.
When in fact Stephen Harper has the poorest economic growth record of any Prime Minister since R.B. Bennett, back in the dark days of the Great Depression.
And as Lawrence Martin points out, the opposition isn’t doing enough to blow that Con myth to smithereens.
Newly released global competitiveness rankings from the World Economic Forum place Canada at a dreary 14th. On the trade front Canada now has a billion-dollar deficit. Our current account deficit of three per cent of GDP makes Canada the worst performer in the G8 in that category.
The country’s manufacturing base is being further eroded while government policy gives full-blown priority to the resource sector. The middle class in shrinking. Our productivity rate is lousy. Depending on whose statistics you believe, inequality is either getting worse or hardly improving.
And yet, the Conservatives continue presenting themselves to Canadians as good stewards of the economy. The fact that they’re still getting away with it testifies more to the inadequacy of the opposition parties’ messaging talents than anything else.
So Great Buffoon Leader is able to continue to pose as an economist, while acting as a tool of Big Oil, and brainwashing Canadians with his grotesque Porky Action Plan ads.
Which although they are massively unpopular do serve a purpose:
“I think the message behind the Economic Action Plan was primarily political, that is, to show Canadians that the government is doing a good job with the economy.”
Nicholls says the Harper government will likely tweak the spots to make them appear fresher in the next two years, but the ads will continue “to work at a more subconscious level: Conservatives-economy-good.”
By associating the Cons with images of a feel good economy, and helping cement the myth that they’re good money managers. When in fact their insane petro-state policies are tearing the country apart, and leading us to economic disaster.
It’s depressing, but there is some good news buried in that heap of manure.
For the day the opposition gets its act together, and comes up with an ad campaign that combines this slogan:
THE WORST ECONOMIC GROWTH RECORD SINCE THE GREAT DEPRESSION.
THE WORST RECORD IN EIGHTY YEARS!!!!!
With this general idea…
And a not so gentle reminder that the Cons are trying to scam us with OUR money.
They will blow the myth right out of the water.
And sink Stephen Harper…
Because if you look at every single poll, the only thing keeping him afloat are his phony economic credentials. And when they go, he goes.
Yup. It’s time progressives took off their gloves and attacked the Cons as savagely as they would attack us. Or even more brutally, because they deserve it eh?
Time to attack their economic record.
And hit them where it HURTS…