So "it's a PR war now," is it?
What that really means is the Conservatives are stoking and exploiting voter ignorance.
Have you seen this yet? I'm sure it's old, but since I avoid wingnuttery, I saw it for the first time on The National last night.
It's a Conservative Party website feeding their people talking points and directing them to local talk-radio shows. In other words, "Don't know what's going on? Just recite these simple lines!"
Also on The National, ignorant people expressing dismay and wonder at "childishness," "power grabs," and "overturning an election". That's what prompts Idealistic Pragmatist to ask, "And you guys make fun of the U.S. education system?".
How can it be an overturned election if every Member of Parliament who was voted in is still there? And this notion of "stop behaving like children," is just beyond ridiculous. In fact, a coalition government, where parties put aside their differences to cooperate for the greater good, is a sign of political maturity.
It saddens and angers me that something as democratic and multi-partisan as a coalition government - something that so many of us have longed to see - is being smeared with lies. But if the PR game is on, we can't refuse to play.
I assume by now you've all signed the petition supporting the coalition government. And if you haven't already, tell the Liberals and the NDP, (and the Bloc, while you're at it) that you support their accord, and their plan to topple the Harper Government.
Write a letter to your local newspaper; send the Progressive Coalition video to anyone you know who needs to be educated. Speak to people with the facts. Each one, reach one. If you write a letter or blog, each one, reach many!
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In comments, friend-of-wmtc JakeNCC alerted us that the Tories are rallying their people to contact the Governor General. Is that "done" - can we lobby the GG? I know we can, technically, because the email address is there, but is this kosher?
Contact info is here. I suppose an "I support a coalition government" email couldn't hurt, but on the other hand, it doesn't seem right. She's not an elected official; she's not supposed to be part of this fray. Although of course, she is part of it because we need her consent for any of this to happen.