What’s that quote from Ghandi? “First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win.” I believe is the quote. C.R.U.S.H. (Canadians Rallying to Unseat Stephen Harper) has apparently jumped to the “fight” part of that equation with the Conservatives. Check out this snippet in the middle of another anti-CBC rant by the Conservative faithful in another Jane Taber “internal Conservative email”. We find this:
The CBC-bashing continues unabated as Tory strategists uncover more revelations of so-called Liberal bias at the network. Mary Pynenberg, the viewer who inspired a recent poll on women in politics, is not only a former Liberal candidate but is also a “radical anti-Stephen Harper group,” according to the latest internal Tory talking points…Ms. Pynenburg is also the vice-president of the National Women’s Liberal Commission and “a proud member of Canadians Rallying to Unseat Stephen Harper (CRUSH), a radical anti-Stephen Harper group,” the Tory missive says.
(h/t Dammit Janet!)
I’d like to thank the Conservative Party of Canada for the free publicity that results from this for the CRUSH group – a lot more then they could probably ever dream of getting for the paid ads they’ve run.
I’d also like to thank them for clarifying what they consider to be a “radical group” – apparently, that is anyone who opposes Stephen Harper and his agenda, as well as the the way he runs from Parliament when they try to hold his minority administration accountable. Got it… so basically about 2/3 of Canada’s voters are “radicals”.