Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Liberal strategy is brilliant. Wrong, but brilliant.

Many fellow bloggers have commented on the Liberal plan on guns. Many are denouncing it. And for good reason.

However, from time to time, you just have to step back, look at the situation thoroughly and admire your opponents' smart strategies.
Politically speaking, the Liberal plan on suing US gun-manufactures as their response to the summer shooting in Toronto is nothing short of brilliant. Here's why

1. It fits right in their planned Anti-American election campaign: As we have seen during their caucus retreat before Parliament resumed, the Liberals are planning to use the current anti-American sentiment among Canadians to their favor. And as with many other things, Anti-Americanism trumps common sense nowadays with the Canadian Electorate. So this will no doubt be an advantage to them.

2. It helps divert attention away from the failures of the Gun Registration: The Gun registration was meant to help stop the shooting that we have witnessed in Toronto. But as most of us already knew, criminals don't register their firearms with the government, just like they don't deposit their Cocaine Cash in banks. The pursuit against the Gun Manufacturers will defiantly shift the debate of crime from "the failures of our Justice system" to "The reason why we have gun crimes".

3. Counter the Conservative Party's crime task force report: "Doing Something" and "Being tough on crime" are two conservative positions which the Canadian public can indeed support.
This is something that all Tories, Red and Blue support. (The biggest voice in parliament for tougher crime legislation comes from Peter McKay).
Poll after poll on the matter of crime and punishment shows that Canadians overwhelmingly believe in tougher crime legislation. (Some polls even suggesting support for Capital Punishment). And with the Conservative Crime task force report to be due soon, it helps counter it with a proposal "doing something" on crime. And like I said in point 1, Anti-Americanism trumps all reasoning among the majority of Canadians. So a winning issue for the Liberals overall.

5 Comments:

At Wednesday, 26 October, 2005, Blogger Scott A. said...

Like I already said, it's win-win for the Liberals with this approach.

 
At Wednesday, 26 October, 2005, Blogger The Arabian Knight said...

Exactly. I don't know how we can counter this.

 
At Friday, 04 November, 2005, Blogger aliandra said...

Why are Canadians and Canadian politicians so obsessed with anti-americanism? Is it to distract from the country's real problems?

 
At Friday, 04 November, 2005, Anonymous Friend of USA said...

Yes Aliandra it's exactly that, to distract from real issues.
And sadly too many people believe the anti american hype the left biased canadian MSM is spreading day in day out...

 
At Thursday, 15 July, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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