I don't understand how the posters on this board can act like the NDP is better than the LPC when the NDP has stooped to this level. Remember Ignatieff's Red door blue door moment?
How did that work out for him?
So far I've blamed all of the NDP's sins this election on Tom Mulcair. I'm beginning to believe I was mistaken. The argument this flyer is trying to make is system-wide. People in multiple ridings have reported getting door knocks from NDP candidates and volunteers pushing this narrative - including in CPC/LPC swing ridings where the NDP is a distant third. Tom Mulcair said it in an interview yesterday. There are flyers. This isn't Tom Mulcair making a petty jab. This isn't some ill-considered radio ads. The entire party is complicit in this lie.
I am beyond disgusted. I don't believe for one minute that Jack Layton would condone this. I don't even recognize the NDP anymore. The NDP, this election, has acted 100% like the Liberal party of old, right down to the hubris.
And you know what...I bet most of you are going to laugh this off. "It's fine, it's just a little white lie, only the NDP can save the country so if the public is misled it's just for their own good."
Well, consider this: during the Mike Duffy trial, Nigel Wright testified that he thought the "Duffy paid his own expenses" line was a "good lie" because the most important thing was to protect the CPC brand, because the CPC knows what's best for Canadians even if Canadians don't.
So maybe I was wrong. Maybe the NDP isn't mimicking the LPC. Maybe it's the CPC the NDP really looks up to.