The attacks begin

Bob Rae was an idiot say the Cons

Out of all the quotes you will see and hear about the problems of the 1990 NDP government you should read this snippet from Tim Armstrong.

This weekend will see the NDP fight the trolls. One such troll might have inserted a Nazi Meme into a candidate’s facebook page. The candidate denies ever putting it there so that’s that then?

The BR received this email from the Ford campaign minutes after the release of the latest poll on Thursday:

"publisher, we knew this would happen. 
The media, the pollsters, they don’t  want us to win. 
So they’re making up numbers to write stories about NDP momentum.
Forum released a poll saying the NDP is at 47%, with us at 33%.
Their own data shows this is a lie.
Buried on page 11 of their report it says the raw numbers are this:
PC: 40%
NDP: 36%
They “weighted” the NDP up 11 points.
The pollsters and the media are ganging up to try to keep us down.
They are scared of what happens when the people get a voice.
Because it doesn’t fit their narrative.
But publisher, don’t worry.
We’re going to win this election.
And we’ll get this province back on track.

  1 comment for “The attacks begin

  1. Deborah OConnor
    May 27, 2018 at 9:39 pm

    I certainly remember all the jokes in 1990 about the NDP being touted as the Clampetts and just like the Beverley Hillbillies. It didn’t help that the Treasurer, Floyd Laughren, hailed from Northern Ontario. Sure, they had lots to learn and handled the recession that fell on everyone’s head shortly after they were elected quite well.

    I was working in the Community Consultation side of their Fair Tax Commission when it hit the fan and remember when one of our early training sessions included a speech from Mr. Laughren, who was running as fast as he could to come up with strategies to mitigate the damage and stay on the course  they had set during the election. Clearly adjustments had to be made, but contrary to past governments, the NDP still raised the welfare rates so those victims wouldn’t take most of the hits. The same kind of thinking led to the infamous “Rae Days”, designed so all civil servants shared a little bit of the pain without lay-offs.

    They weren’t perfect, and made mistakes, but thanks to the reactionary forces who mounted a never-ending campaign of lies, they never had a chance.

    I’m proud of that government, and hope today’s NDP gets their chance to do even better.

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