Friday, June 29, 2007

Air (of superiority) Mail

It’s no secret that the Liberals are hurting for cash. Their most recent fundraising report filed with Elections Canada was the worst ever for the Liberal Party. In the first three months of 2007, the Liberals took in only $530,000 – $4.6 million less than the Conservatives and over $700,000 less than the New Democrats.

Compared to the same period in 2006, donors were 34% fewer and donations were 60% less. This, combined with polls showing Dion roughly as popular as Pepsi Blue, is leaving some to say that if the Liberal Party was a stock, the order would be “SELL, SELL, SELL”!

Which brings us to this latest fundraising letter that has been circulating from Dion . . .

Leaving aside its dubious accuracy given how little Liberal MPs have done in the House of Commons, the slogan “Bringing results to the People” is pretty much dripping with condescension.

“The People”? Take careful note of the capitalization. Try to miss the elitism; the well constructed stratas that put them there and the rest here; the overriding sense that announces with no apology, “we’re the Liberal Party of Canada and you’re, well, not.”
They are also proud that they "brought" the "results" to the people . . . not "delivered" or "got" but “brought” – as though bequeathed from on high.

That’s right Canada (for no rational reason whatsoever) the arrogance is back!

p.s.: send cash

1 comment:

janfromthebruce said...

don't send them money. They might have to get creative and do something - like create policies that they plan to follow through on. That would be different.