Friday, January 21, 2011

grit ads

It seems the grits have put their pennies together to produce some ads. I am sure they won't be able to buy many actual TV spots. Their strategy is to get their media minions like the cbc to do the job of spreading their message. The grits are really going left in this new ads. They are the "progressives? I thought that was a dipper buzzword. Probably will not make too many blue grits very happy.It will be interesting to see if the dippers will respond in kind.
They are also attacking the F-35 purchase, something the grits initiated. I have been saying all along that I don't expect an election until 2012, but I have been wrong before. I am wondering if the Tories are also using these latest Truth ads to deplete grit resources even more.
iffy is fighting odd issues these days.


OTTAWA — The Liberal party has launched a series of television ads that attack the ruling Conservative government's position on stealth fighter jets and corporate tax breaks.

Two different advertisements will be broadcast across Canada and were unveiled Friday morning.

The fighter jet ad condemns Prime Minister Stephen Harper's plan to spend $16 billion.



Update More from Gerry Nichols ,Christian Conservative and BLY.

13 comments:

maryT said...

No money has yet been spent on the jets, and will not be spent for several years. But, millions have been spent, and will continue to be spent trying to get some useless subs, purchased by the liberals 13 yrs ago running. Were the maintenance costs included when they made this purchase. Did they realize it would be 13 yrs, and one death, and still counting before they could be used.
Liberals don't have a lot to talk about when it comes to our military. Does iggy know about that purchase and the costs.

Joe said...

I watched the fighter jet ad and was a bit flummoxed. Back when the liberals first started opposing the purchase the price was in the neighbourhood of $35 Billion. Now, according to the ad the price is $16 billion. I think we have a terrific PM if he can cut the cost of needed fighter jets by 54% in the course of a few months. Vote Harper. Get the job done!

Anonymous said...

poll at Globe and Mail
on performance of Prime Minister Harper
needs everyone to vote
fh

proud-canadian1 said...

Give the NDP the elimination of the HST on home heating and we have no election till 2012!

wilson said...

Dipper demands are just plain stupid enough that it is easy to conclude they are not sincere.

So what about those Canadians who heat their homes with electricity?
And should we include airconditoning, seeing as the winter will be long gone before the election campaign?

Liberal ads are boring,
due to the fact the Libluvin media have been all over the F35/corp tax cut issues for weeks,
the 'Harper's Canada' thing for 7 years now.

Mike Brock said...

"They are also attacking the F-35 purchase, something the grits initiated."

This isn't exactly true. What's true, is that the Liberal Party paid a fee to become informed partners, and grant Canadian companies access to technology and subcontracting deals related to the development of the two competing prototypes.

That's not the same thing as committing to a purchase. Governments will often "buy" their way in to have access to military subcontracting in the United States. This is not new, and has never meant there was an intention of procurement.

So while I'm certainly no Liberal Party supporter, I take issue with this characterization as it's very dishonest.

Mike Brock said...

"They are also attacking the F-35 purchase, something the grits initiated."

This isn't exactly true. What's true, is that the Liberal Party paid a fee to become informed partners, and grant Canadian companies access to technology and subcontracting deals related to the development of the two competing prototypes.

That's not the same thing as committing to a purchase. Governments will often "buy" their way in to have access to military subcontracting in the United States. This is not new, and has never meant there was an intention of procurement.

So while I'm certainly no Liberal Party supporter, I take issue with this characterization as it's very dishonest.

been around the block said...

LOL!

The Liberal ads are half as short, half as smart, and half as effective as their CPC counterparts!

The Liberal$ are bankrupt in every way.

To answer the female voice over's question, "What was he thinking?" -- about the fighter jets: Prime Minister Harper was thinking about the safety and security of Canadians, about defending our borders, and about supporting our military, which was chronically underfunded for years by the Liberal$.

A nation's security is one of the main responsibilities of any government.

That's what he was thinking.

wilson said...

"What was he thinking?"

How Chretien cancelled the heli contract and purchased 4 British subs, that 12 years later are unoperational, but one.

How the LPC is the last place to go for expertise on military purchases.

Roy Eappen said...

What about this Mike?

http://www.jsf.mil/program/prog_intl.htm

Mike Brock said...

That is what I was talking about, Roy. The JSF program participation had nothing to do with procurement.

From Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joint_Strike_Fighter_Program

"In 1997, Canada's Department of National Defence signed on to the Concept Demonstration phase with an investment of US$10 million. This investment allowed Canada to participate in the extensive and rigorous competitive process where Boeing and Lockheed Martin developed and competed their prototype aircraft.[7]"

Furthemore, Canada's participation in the JSF Program was under Technology Partnerships Canada, and we never committed to any procurement (http://www.ploughshares.ca/libraries/monitor/monj02f.html -- Article from 2002).

"In remarks prepared for the February announcement of Canadian participation in the next stage of the JSF program, then-Defence Minister Art Eggleton 'made it clear that Ottawa isn’t prepared to commit to buying the JSF planes'" (Globe and Mail 2002, p. A16).

... so, like I said: the statement is wrong.

Mike Brock said...

The Liberal Party invested $150 million into the JSF development program, because they expected that Canadian firms would get about $200 million in contracts related to JSF development.

And the Liberals were clear all along the way, in their statements, that the participation was for economic benefit, not for military procurement.

Australia, too, was involved in the JSF program long before committing to any procurement of aircraft. And, like Canada, is a Level 3 participant. However, Australia has yet to commit to any procurement.

Denmark is also a Level 3 partner, but is currently considering the JAS 39 Gripen as an alternative to the F-35.

So... being part of the JSF program does not equal intention to buy.

wilson said...

None of those details matter Mike.
The new Liberal ad strongly IMPLIES the LPC would cancel the purchase of the F35s

after all
'Stephen Harpers Canada buys jets' 'what was Harper thinking'
gee, not in a Michael Ignatieff Canada, eh.

BTW, Michael Ignatieff's Canada has a flag that resembles a beer can label, and a military he calls Herbivorean Boyscouts.

I Support Lord Black