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Definition: hypocrite — one who preaches one thing and practices the opposite, or we could use the old axiom “practice what you preach.”

This definition and axiom are classic examples of the actions of the Conservative government.

What an attitude to project to the young people of Canada, where bullying is already a major, major problem.

If the Conservative Party of Canada cannot win an election based on their policies and legislation without attempting to destroy the character and reputation of another, it tells us a lot about Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his government.

The premeditated release of television ads pertaining to Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau are reprehensible and we have now reached another new low in politics.

Canada is now to be flooded with junk mail at the taxpayers’ expense, further showing us how low they can go. In my opinion, because of their bullying tactics, the Conservative government will lose thousands of votes across Canada in the next election.

Paul Withers

St. John’s

Organizations: Conservative Party of Canada

Geographic location: Canada

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  • Eli
    May 03, 2013 - 22:23

    Harper ain't the first, nor will he/she be the last, to con his/her way into politics. The rewards are what count, and there are many. Ask Dunderdale for openers.

  • Ron Tizzard
    May 02, 2013 - 08:42

    Politically Incorrect, you are absolutely correct i.e. we only get the leadership we ask/vote for! While it's an impossible notion or suggestion to imagine it happening through time in significant numbers we all need to keep an up-to-date list of Political verbal junk, empty promises, whimsical, facade-like remarks...lost five minutes later...and we, the public, endorse these behaviors every time we vote over and over agian the same DISINGENUOUS CROWD...of any stripe. We really do need to keep personal diaries/report cards on our MHAs.....lest we forget through time. POLITICIANS LIVE OFF THE REALITY THAT PEOPLE TEND TO FORGET, PRETTY QUICKLY! WE DO...NO ARGUMENT HERE! SOLUTION...KEEP NOTES, IF YOU REALLY CARE...which politician said what, most importantly promised what, and the date. Politicians live off the fact that people do forget, very soon after promises are made....over, over, and over again. Why should we accept these 'feeding off the bottom variety of political ethics!!!!

  • Petertwo
    May 02, 2013 - 06:48

    Looking out the window I noticed some movement in my peripheral vision, down and left. There was a Junco perched on a rock with a cut worm, grasped by it's head, in the bird's beak. I had to chuckle, the poor bird had ambition for sure, they have only a very small beak. Then it started up, it had had a bit of a rest, it smashed the cut worm down on the rock, left, right,left right, really going at it. Stopped for a wee while and then started again, I wonder what the cut worm had done to get the bird so mad at it. Suddenly, out of the end of the cut worm some dirt and insides flew out, the Junco gulped and down it smoothly went into it's gullet, cleaned and tenderised. Amazing and a privilege to see, then I thought just like us, we get slapped right and left and then swallowed when duly tenderised into some party's political gullet, digested and eventually passed out when all the extraction is done! Left, right, left, right, then splat, that's us!

  • Ed Power
    May 01, 2013 - 14:12

    I'm guessing that whatever school "A Business Man" attended didn't offer classes on political science.... or ethics and morality for that matter. When he finally outgrows his Monopoly board - and moves out of his mother's basement - he just might find a home in Russia, China, Uzbekistan or Zimbabwe; where his standards of morality and ethics would be a nice fit with the local "Business Men". Just be careful, Mr. "Business Man", those guys are real Robber Barons, and they don't play nice with children.

  • Jay
    May 01, 2013 - 12:27

    Political parties should remember that attack ads are not a guaranteed win. Remember the attack ads against Jean Chretien. These were a big reason why the conservative party was destroyed after Mulroney stepped down. Harper should be very careful.

  • a business man
    May 01, 2013 - 11:55

    Honestly, I don't care what they do. The Conservatives implement economic policies that allow me to increase my wealth. As a result, I support their attack ads, their political decisions and their legitimate use of resources. At the end of this day, I will vote for this party no matter what they do, because this party governs in a way that allows me to make money. Period.

    • SD Redgrave
      May 02, 2013 - 18:24

      I've stopped counting the number of times you've told us you don't care about anyone but yourself. This officially makes you the problem we don't want. Take a break from you're ridiculous comments and make some money. You're going to need it to buy some friends. Real businessmen and women apply their skills in their community for the good of everyone. What do you do shot? Give us a demonstration.

  • david
    May 01, 2013 - 10:36

    Yay! More completely blind, partisan BS. Yawn.

  • saelcove
    May 01, 2013 - 09:34

    The fiberals the cons and the ndp do it i believe we have a right to know, but there has to be a better way,

  • Politically Incorrect
    May 01, 2013 - 06:57

    Why do they do it? Because it works; over and over again. We only get the leadership we ask for.