Thursday, May 28, 2009
We all knew what the plan was all along, didn't we? The Conservatives have had one plan and one plan only.
Their ideal scenario would be to be rid of the CBC entirely, but they don't have the courage to take such an issue face on...bad PR don't you know. So instead, they have been cowardly in their refusal to provide funding, hiding behind fictitious Heritage increases and denying bridge financing that would have at least prevented some of the carnage we are now seeing.
I saw recently that Stephen Taylor thought the Liberal line used in some previous advertising was old, stale, irrelevant. That line had to do with not recognising Canada when Harper was through with it.
The line is neither stale nor irrelevant. In fact, it's perhaps never been as poignant as it is at this moment in time.
I have no idea whether or not the Liberal party is at this moment in favour of an election, but I can tell you that with each passing day and the news that is coming out, I'm ready.
Much of the damage being done by this group of incompetent ideologues is reversible, but in my opinion, we are now at the point that some of these reversals are going to take some time and that time lost will have an impact that can't really be measured.
The intangibles...the loss of hope, the focus on everyone fending for themselves, the pitting of group against group and region against region...all of these things and many more take a long time to reverse and their effect permeates beyond the obvious, only to become clear much further down the road.