Friday, September 28, 2007

Getting rid of a stubborn wart

Dalton McGuinty's ludicrous campaign strategy of trying to promote John Tory as "Mike Harris: The Sequel" (where's the beer and popcorn?) is unlikely to work, according to Ryerson marketing professor Rob Wilson - 'Grits look to Mike Harris for Political Gain':

He said negative attacks can be effective in an election campaign, but only if they ring true with voters.

"To cast John Tory as Mike Harris II, there's no resonance in that," Mr. Wilson said. "Harris cut education spending, Tory is talking about spending on religious schools. They're radically different."

But Liberal strategists likely think that the Ontario Lemmings can be easily fooled. And with good reason. Polls are indicating at least a Liberal minority, if not majority.


Even Dalton's broken promises are the fault of the P.C.'s!

Blaming his decision to introduce the health tax on the Conservatives, Mr. McGuinty yesterday sought voter support nonetheless.

"So now what I'm saying to Ontarians, 'You know what folks? Here we are, warts and all. We made a tough call. You make the decision,' " he said.

Within minutes, Mr. Tory had responded in kind.

"I think he'd better order in a very big shipment of that stuff you spray on a wart, because I think he's got a lot of work to do," he said.


Warts are stubborn though, aren't they? You think they're gone and they just keep coming back.

Come on, Ontario Lemmings! You know what to do. It might be painful, but it will only hurt for a few minutes.

On October 10, excise that wart once and for all!!!

For the love of Mike.


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Saturday Update: Great pic of the Big Wart here.


22 comments:

Anonymous said...

If only he was more like Harris. True conservatives would appreciate him more.

Anonymous said...

TangoJuliette sez:

Here you are folks. The REAL meaning behind what Fibber McGuinty is REALLY saying in his little weasel-bit. CAPS all mine.

Version ONE:

'You know what folks? Here we are, warts [LIES] and all. We made a tough call [BROKE A WHOLE LOT OF PROMISES AND GOT CAUGHT DOING IT]. You make the decision, [LET US TRY TO DISTRACT YOU WITH A RED HERRING, LIKE JOHN TORY'S FB SCHOOL FUNUNG CONCEPT.]'

Version TWO:

'You know what folks? Here we are, warts and all [TONS OF LIES]. We made a tough call. [WE LIED TO YOU THROUGH OUR TEETH, TOLD YOU ANYTHING OUR AMERICAN RESEARCHERS TOLD US TO SAY, THAT WOULD GET US ELECTED. AND HOO-BOY, DIDN'T IT WORK, THOUGH, EH BABY??!!]

You make the decision,' [WHILE I TRY TO FLUMMOX YOU ALL ONCE AGAIN, BUT THIS TIME IT'LL BE TRYING TO USE THAT "OLD MIKE HARRIS" BOGEYMAN. SEEMS TO USUALLY WORK. LOOKS LIKE IT COULD WORK AGAIN THIS TIME AROUND -- 'CAUSE IF YOU ALL TRULY BELIEVE THAT I'M ACTUALLY RUNNING AGAINST MIKE HARRIS, YOU'RE DUMBER THAN THE BAG OF HAMMERS I ORIGINALLY THOUGHT YOU MATCHED IN I.Q.]

tj

t.e.&o.e.


P.S.: I'm old enough to remember "Fibber McGee and Molly," an old-time radio show, long before TV came to life. McGee and McGuinty certainly sound similar to me.Hence: "Fibber McGuinty." aka, "Pouty Pinnochio."

Jason Bo Green said...

I think it's silly - John Tory is clearly more of a moderate than Mike Harris. I just roll my eyes.

I hope Tory does win, or at least hold McGuinty to a minority. I've had it up to here with the Ontario Liberals, and Hampton is clearly not able to be Premier.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

I linked to Christian Conservative in the first line of the post. Perfect segue.

cherenkov said...

It's interesting to see some of the parallels with the last election in MB. Doer painted McFadyen as Filmon II (Filmon privatized MTS, therefore Fadyen will privatize Hydro, etc...) In fact it was the NDP's primary strategy, since they didn't have much of a record to run on. Worked like a charm too...

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Worked like a charm too

Must be a lot of lemmings there too.

Anonymous said...

Dolton McLiar needs to go. If he gets a minority then he'll do whatever the NDP tell him to do - and that will be Expensive.

$600 'health' tax increases would be the very first order of business - taking away your right to do business would be next.

McGuinty's lies, broken promises, million dollar handouts, etc. do damage to Ontario, with the help of the NDP he could only do worse.

Sandy said...

Hi Jo -- I just put up a rant that closely relates to yours. I like your term lemmings! I must be feeling better. LOL

http://www.crux-of-the-matter.com/?p=368

All the John Tory campaign has to do is say something to the effect: "We'll look at the FB issue over the next four years (using the Bill Davis Commission) and then have a referendum at the time of the next provincial election."

They need to defuse this now, today!

Hello? Is anyone on the Tory campaign listening? You have the Samantha issue and you have the FB issue -- if you can't do anything about either, then you don't deserve to be in government.

And, you most certainly are no Mike Harris. I wish!

Joanne (True Blue) said...

McGuinty's lies, broken promises, million dollar handouts, etc. do damage to Ontario, with the help of the NDP he could only do worse.

That worries me too...

O.K. then. Tory majority!! Woo-hoo!!

Joanne (True Blue) said...

And, you most certainly are no Mike Harris. I wish!.

You've got that right, Sandy. But did John Tory actually say the word 'referendum'? I missed that press release!

Sandy said...

Joanne -- The referendum is my idea. LOL But, I think it is a good one that could defuse the whole situation.

Who is on the Tory campaign team? John Lasinger is usually on top of these types of things. It must be Tory himself who is driving it. There is still a bit of time -- here's hoping.

Anonymous said...

Now I know why they call you people the "Flogging Bories" you flog bash, trash and nasties to death. Yawn......

Joanne (True Blue) said...

The referendum is my idea. LOL But, I think it is a good one that could defuse the whole situation.

I think that's a great idea. Could be expensive though. A cheaper solution might be what I proposed: a free vote for each MPP after serious consultation with their constituents.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Lately we're equal opportunity 'Flogging Bories'.

valiantmauz said...

Have you ever considered that repeatedly referring to at least one third of the population as "lemmings" is counter-productive? Especially since the lemmings-over-the-cliff metaphor is based on a staged "documentary"?

Also, has it occurred to you that John Tory's PCs may not have traction because their policies aren't attractive enough to many voters? Whose fault is that, I wonder.

liberal supporter said...

Have you ever considered that repeatedly referring to at least one third of the population as "lemmings" is counter-productive?

Shhh! Don't tell them!

Anonymous said...

lemmings wouldn't listen anyway...

valiantmauz said...

Anonymous said...

lemmings wouldn't listen anyway...


Brilliant! How very astute! I bow before your deeply insightful, eloquent, and persuasive socio-political commentary!

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Also, has it occurred to you that John Tory's PCs may not have traction because their policies aren't attractive enough to many voters?

They definitely wouldn't be attractive to Puffins.

Anonymous said...

and they say cons can't laugh...

hahahahah

Möbius said...

Tory is not much different than McGuinty, other than he hasn't had much opportunity to mess up the province yet (and probably never will, with the campaign he's running). He's certainly no Mike Harris. Even the most liberal of my friends think that kind of attack is a joke.

Harris won two consecutive majorities. If he didn't step down for Ernie, he might have won another.

Möbius said...

"All the John Tory campaign has to do is say something to the effect: "We'll look at the FB issue over the next four years (using the Bill Davis Commission) and then have a referendum at the time of the next provincial election.""

I made the same comment here weeks ago, before the writ was dropped. Nope, Tory decided that, despite the near universal hatred for this policy, that he was right, not the other 70% of us.