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Sask Party Ad attacks Mulcair

Brachina
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http://www.globalregina.com/saskparty%2Btakes%2Baim%2Bat%2Bndp%2Bleaders... It aims at both the Sask NDP wouldbe leaders,,which is one thing, but it takes aim at Mulcair which is both pathetic and cheating. These ads are payed for by corporate dollars, which is illegal at the federal level. The attacking party is provincial, but one of the targets is federal. How would the Tories like it if Andrea went after Harper via Hudak or the Liberals using Union dollars? If this is allowed, then maybe she should. I could see the Ad now, comparing the Liberals proguing parliament to Harper doing the same.

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janfromthebruce
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Brachina wrote:
http://www.globalregina.com/saskparty%2Btakes%2Baim%2Bat%2Bndp%2Bleadership%2Bhopefuls%2Bwith%2Btv%2Bad/6442743434/story.html How would the Tories like it if Andrea went after Harper via Hudak or the Liberals using Union dollars? If this is allowed, then maybe she should. I could see the Ad now, comparing the Liberals proguing parliament to Harper doing the same.

just two peas in the same pod! Kiss


alan smithee
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Saskatchewan is a poor man's Mississippi...Who cares what they think or do?....They don't matter.


knownothing
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alan smithee wrote:

Saskatchewan is a poor man's Mississippi...Who cares what they think or do?....They don't matter.

Are you being serious?


Brachina
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I hope he's not.

modernsteam
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alan smithee wrote:

Saskatchewan is a poor man's Mississippi...Who cares what they think or do?....They don't matter.

Oh, yes they matter! Saskatchewaneans are wonderful people! Great Canadians came from Saskatchewan: John Diefenbaker, and my 12th Grade math teacher, the latter who could teach a geometry lesson with two - count'em - two - wooden pointers with rubber tips, going simultaneously. Talk about multi-tasking, that was it, fer shirr!


janfromthebruce
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My Canada includes Saskatchewan - geez - Tommy Douglas just rolled over in his grave!


6079_Smith_W
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Actually, it is dumbass haters of all persuasions who make themselves irrelevant.

And the Harperites don't seem to mind going after their own in Alberta; I am starting to think this has less and less to do with ideology and more and more with mindless tribalism.

 

 


jerrym
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alan smithee wrote:

Saskatchewan is a poor man's Mississippi...Who cares what they think or do?....They don't matter.

Saskatchewan was the where the Regina Manifesto established the CCF program in 1933 and where it first came to government in 1944, a quarter century before it did so anywhere else, as well as where the CCF/NDP have governed for more years than anywhere else. Every part of Canada is important, but Saskatchewan will always have a special place in NDP hearts.

 


Brachina
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Boy this thread got derailed :p .

6079_Smith_W
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I don't know; I think you got it right. 

I mean the provincial election was barely a year ago, and I somehow doubt this is all to do with the NDP leadership. I think if is far more selling into the Harperite and American strategy of permanent campaign/attack, and that it is also a way to hit the NDP federally and provincially 

I just heard another anti-Mulcair radio ad this afternoon making the accusation that we will pay more for gas and higher taxes because of "his carbon credit" system. That one was paid for by the Harperites.

 

 


alan smithee
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My comment about Saskatchewan was harsh....I realize it is the province of Tommy Douglas but in 2012,this province is American Republican right.

I don't know what happened to this province but what it is now certainly would have Douglas spinning in his grave.

Saskatchewan is as progressive as Mississippi.

Sorry if I offended anyone.


janfromthebruce
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Well Alan, my sister in law and her extended amily would not agree with it being Amer Rep right. There was some pretty close races in Sask, federally but first past the post winner take all doesn't show how that shakes down in the "final tally".


Ippurigakko
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I can see Mississippi and Sask are somewhat similar, Manitoba like Louisana or Arkansas? BC like Florida, Ontario like California, Quebec like New York, Atlantic like USA east coast, three territories like Alaska and Alberta is more like Texas.

 


alan smithee
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janfromthebruce wrote:

Well Alan, my sister in law and her extended amily would not agree with it being Amer Rep right. There was some pretty close races in Sask, federally but first past the post winner take all doesn't show how that shakes down in the "final tally".

 

I guess that's the problem with our 'democracy' ... Unquestionable majorities with less than 40% of the vote? ... Makes the American model look good.

Admittedly,I never been to Sask ... I can only go by what most Saskatchewaners vote for these days and I just do not see anything progressive coming out of there.

I wholeheartedly apologize to each and every progressive in Saskatchewan....They exist,they're just invisible.


6079_Smith_W
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Sorry, but I wouldn't make those kind of gross generalizations even about people in Mississippi.

I don't know what your point is, or how this  is in any way progressive, but I can tell you you don't know what the fuck you are talking about.

How about listening to what Brachina said at #9, or just leaving it alone, instead of doubling down on your "solidarity".

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And sorry, but was that supposed to be an apology? Again, maybe you should quit while you are behind.

 

 

 


alan smithee
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Ippurigakko wrote:

I can see Mississippi and Sask are somewhat similar, Manitoba like Louisana or Arkansas? BC like Florida, Ontario like California, Quebec like New York, Atlantic like USA east coast, three territories like Alaska and Alberta is more like Texas.

 

It was a comparison to emphasize Saskatchewan as backward and rednecky (Which has been proven not to be completely true)


alan smithee
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6079_Smith_W wrote:

Sorry, but I wouldn't make those kind of gross generalizations even about people in Mississippi.

I don't know what your point is, or how this  is in any way progressive, but I can tell you you don't know what the fuck you are talking about.

How about listening to what Brachina said at #9, or just leaving it alone, instead of doubling down on your "solidarity".

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And sorry, but was that supposed to be an apology?

Look at Saskatchewan elections....They're NOT progressive...end of story....no apologies.

 

 

Look at Saskatchewan elections....They're NOT progressive...end of story....no apologies.

 

And you can have the Prairies for all I care.

 

Btw....Saskatchewan has 14 MP's....13 of which are Conservative.....The only province with more (in ratio) is Alberta,and they are most definately backward.

They're no longer the province of Tommy Douglas...In fact,if Tommy Douglas was to start his career today,he'd be run out of the Prairies.

 


6079_Smith_W
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You know, whoever it was who invented nationalism was a smart cookie; you never know who is going to fall for that ignorant, xenophobic shit.

I mean, to get back to the actual topic, I could play the blame game and say it is just a party financed by Albertans using an American playbook (via our Toronto-born prime minister) and the record of some Quebec politician to slag our local candidates. It's true.

But that would just be whiny, and wouldn't really do anything about the actual issue, would it?

Because frankly, this has the stink of the Harperites all over it. They didn't do all that well next door during their election, but who can blame them for trying it again here. And using the SaskParty coffers to finance their own propaganda campaign? Well, that's just like them to do as much as they can under the table, and on other peoples' dime.


6079_Smith_W
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And while we're subjecting this part of the world to everyone's personal sniff test:


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