I feel like I should be reporting more on the robocalls scandal, but I have to admit, so much of it is RHETORIC now, that I can’t bring myself to add to it.
In truth, I don’t think it was a Grand Conservative Conspiracy to Destroy Canada’s democracy, I do find it incredibly concerning.
Not because I think Mr. Harper was involved, or even that it went anywhere that high up, but because really, this is a symptom of a larger problem - that this was even allowed, that someone even thought for a moment it was okay (and I do not for a moment think that any of the contracted companies decided to do this on their own) is a sign of the Conservative Party culture. And that is something Mr. Harper and the other Conservative Party leaders have direct responsibility for. They created a campaign where someone, somehow, thought it was okay to to do this.
And of course, that’s not a thought for rhetoric. Words like ‘destroying our democracy’ is a thought for rhetoric. Slinging mud is for rhetoric, pointing fingers and big passionate words. And when the rhetoric dies down and the investigation comes to a close, Stephen Harper will still be our prime minister, and the Conservative Party will still be what he made it.