You might have caught a while back that interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose promised her party would use a “new tone” now that they were in opposition, implying the nasty personal smear attacks were a thing of the past.
Apparently, Conservative MP Candice Bergen didn’t get that memo when she posted this to Twitter last night.
They really are taking this election result hard. You can also see it in the Conservative supporters on social media. Take for example this CTV/Nanos poll today that showed a large majority – nearly 74% – of Canadians felt that Justin Trudeau had the qualities of a good leader. According to Conservatives, that poll was either rigged because Nanos was a biased Liberal, or 1000 people don’t equal the country (just ignore the fact that same pollster was one of the most accurate with accuracy in polling the Oct 19 election result).
The Conservative-leaning media aren’t having a very good time of it either. As one of my fellow progressive bloggers also said on Twitter (an NDP’er), “The same media outlets that advocated Harper’s reelection are now also calling for the continuance of Harperist foreign policy. No surprise”
I’ve never seen such a hue and outcry demanding a government overturn some key planks in its election platform, that it ran and won on not even a month into its mandate.. and Parliament hasnt even sat yet in the first session of this government.
I’ll either be amused or horrified the next 4 years reading these folks, but there will be plenty of material to blog about.