Well it seems that the master of tactics, or strategy, depending on your view, may be learning the lesson of 'unintended consequences'.
You see, though his spokespeople deny it, his office officially launched the negative ad campaign yesterday. Yes I know, it's been written that this is all about the party and not the government, but that's nonsense. Kory Teneyke and Dimitri Soudas were the ones who announced the campaign to the media, period, end of story.
Here's the fun part though. Contributions to the Liberal party are flowing in as a result. One source said that they'd had the best response ever from the e-mail I referred to in my previous post and Marlene Jennings had this to say tonight:
The Conservatives may have actually done us Liberals a favour by running their negative ads as it's helped our fundraising! Money is starting to pour in as Canadians are rejecting Harper's old-style politicking.
She went on to state what many of us know to be true and that is that people aren't interested in the nonsense anymore.
Conservatives should be using their energy to get the infrastructure financing out the door to maintain jobs and create new ones. They should be making employment insurance accessible to the tens of thousands of Canadians who've lost their jobs or will shortly and who won't qualify for E.I. Under the current rules instead of spending it conducting focus groups and making useless negative ads!
Indeed they should be, but here we are, again. Watching the Conservatives do the only thing they know how to do well and that is attack in an effort to maintain power and divert attention from their failings.
It won't happen often, but tonight I say, thanks Steve! Who would of thunk that you'd be such an asset in filling our coffers?
If you heard someone denounce the nonsense today, send them here.