It’s election season in Ontario, and this means two things: 1. We’re having an election soonish. 2. Each major party is releasing asinine attack ads about each other, and it’s pretty funny. Why do political parties feel that it is enough to make unsubstantiated claims about each other in a bid to get elected? That’s the equivalent of a teenage girl spreading rumours about another girl she considers competition for prom queen. (Is that still a thing?!) I wish political parties would stop chirping each other and start telling us what their plans are. And by plans I mean actual plans, not Hudak’s promise to cut eleventy billion dollars in taxes while adding 8 trillion jobs. Come on man!
But most of all, I hate that Facebook knows I’d vote for Kathleen Wynne if by some astonishing turn of events, I do indeed vote. I want to let her know, however, that she’s squandering any support I have for her with her stupid stupid ads. Exhibit A:
That’s a very bold claim. How did she arrive at those numbers? Did they record him plotting in his underground lair? Thanks for the info, guys.
They nailed the target demographic with this one. NOT. Just because I go to bed at ten and watch Golden Girls doesn’t mean I am a senior citizen. Does Kathleen Wynne have a plan to help me be employed securely? Because that would be a nice start.
What does this even mean? If I had clicked this link, I’d put money on it leading me to a Liberal Party zombie attack plan. Only Kathleen Wynne has a plan for the zombie apocalypse – other leaders have no plan. This is exactly the kind of vague and menacing ad that makes election season fun. I wonder what this is on the NDP site then. They claim it’s a plan, but Kathleen Wynne knows better.
I’m not trying to pick on the Liberals though. The NDP and PCs have been just as boneheaded–if not worse–in their campaigns.
Some genius thought it would be nice to remind Canadians that all our hockey teams suck and have ended their season with this gem. My favourite part of this is that Wynne is red like the devil. The subtext reads “Put Wynne back in hell where she belongs.” It’s so creepy.
In a move that reached the all-time pinnacle of desperation, today the NDP and PCs each bought ad space on the entire covers of popular newspapers so they could print fake headlines and made-up stats. My favourite is the NDP’s informative chart on the cover of Metro:
Really? Did they run that poll on their website? How incredibly idiotic–don’t put that on the front page of a newspaper (though calling Metro a newspaper is generous). The NDP may be hurting itself more than helping–how does the working Canadian’s party have enough cheddar to buy TWO newspaper covers? I’m not going to say because of unions, but it’s because of unions. Yet I’m willing to be that unions representing employees in the industrial sector are not well-represented on the NDP’s bankroll. But I digress…
I worked on an NDP campaign in Alberta, and I don’t recall planting any fake polls on the covers of newspapers. These fools are making the PCs look awesome by comparison. And that’s no trivial feat!