The attack ads are coming. Looking at the twitter feed on Tom Mulcair, the attacks are all over the place:
- The NDP wanted to abolish the Senate for years, but Mulcair only talks about it to win cheap votes.
- Mulcair said he'll scrap Bill C-51, but he doesn't really mean it.
- The federal minimum wage doesn't effect everyone, so Mulcair shouldn't talk about it.
- Mulcair says he's for decriminalizing marijauna, but not legalization, so he's as bad as Harper.
- Tom Mulcair and Jack Layton are not, in fact, the same person.
- The Liberals and Conservatives voted on a secret panel to accuse the NDP of misspending.
- Tom Mulcair worked for an English language rights organization in Quebec.
- Conservatives wanted Tom to join their party, and he rejected them, proving he has no principles.
- Someone tried to bribe Tom 20 years ago, proving he has no principles.
- Mulcair used to be a Liberal, proving he has no principles.
The same Liberals who thought it was negative and mean to talk about their party's policies are now embracing full on toxic deranged attack politics. Tell the truth about Liberals and watch their partisans go full sllimeball.
All of these attacks are pretty desperate. But undoubtedly, the other parties are trying to weave a few of them into some combination of "DON'T TRUST THE NDP". Punctuate it with the usual "don't trust the NDP with the economy", plus a little "Mulcair is secretly a separatist".
Should the NDP (supporters / organizers / leaders) get ahead of this? How?