Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Did the Liberals Stage a Political Crisis for Partisan Gain?

If people are curious to know why more and more Canadians are tuning out the liberal mainstream media and listening to what bloggers are saying, this story is a good example.

On December 7th, liberal Prime Minister Paul Martin used a Montreal conference to suggest that the United States didn’t have a global conscience on the environment. In addition to other bold Anti-American comments Martin made last week, it now seems the liberals were working behind the scenes to antagonize our number one trading partner to spark a phony political crisis.

The result of Paul Martin’s Anti-American language was a strong rebuke from American Ambassador David Wilkins, who said in a speech,

“It may be smart election-year politics to thump your chest and constantly criticize your friend and your No. 1 trading partner, but it is a slippery slope, and all of us should hope that it doesn’t have a long-term impact on the relationship.”

The friends of the liberal party in the liberal mainstream media were all too willing to print stories that trump up the tough talk coming from Paul Martin. Liberal friendly newspapers like our city’s own Winnipeg’s Free Press published articles that showed the liberal leader as someone who was unrepentant. They portrayed Martin as a leader with firm resolve in standing up to the Americans and protecting Canadian interests.

Now, thanks to the work of two Conservative bloggers, Stephen Taylor and Kate McMillan, evidence suggests that the liberals deliberately provoked last week’s phony war of words.

The proof comes in the form of liberal television ads which started appearing on the liberal website on December 5th. The ads feature ordinary Canadians (liberals) talking about 30 million plus reasons to vote liberal. One of the ads features these liberals talking about how wonderful Paul Marin is for standing up to George Bush and protecting Canadian interests.

The Anti-American ad, however, was not posted to the liberal website until December 16th, seemingly as an after thought to the battle of words that was raging last week. However, when comparing the Anti-American ad to the ones that first appeared on the liberal site December 5th, it becomes obvious that the Anti-American ad released December 16th, was made on the same day.

What this means is that the liberals created an Anti-American ad (on or before December 5th) at least two full days before our liberal Prime Minister set out to provoke the United States.

It is absolutely despicable that our liberal leaders would deliberately set out to sour the biggest trading relationship in the world, simply to score a few cheap political points in an election and now we have proof that suggests this is exactly what happened.

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