In Oct 1993, the very angry voter annihilated a Conservative Party by reducing its previous 156 seat majority down to just TWO MP’s. It is time to do it again!
— Patricia Moon (@nobledreamer16) September 7, 2015
The Twitter world erupted in a purely juvenile frenzy late last night due to the CBC Marketplace video linked in the above tweet. In spite of the vulgarity, the creativity of those oppposed to the Harper Government came out in full force, united against #peegate. Then came #CPeeC, #PeeMHarper #PeeParty #UrineinTrouble and so on. With graphics guaranteed to split your sides. Why on earth would mature people stoop to such raucous behavior?
The answer is that on all levels, the Harper government demonstrates how lucidrous it is that they have managed to stay in power for 10 years and equally strongly, why everyone in Canada has to choose intelligently on October 19. #VoteABC is really, really important!
On one level, this last little charade has made Canada the laughingstock of the world. Here’s the NYT at 1:33 pm this afternoon (updated to add the already put-down scandal regarding another candidate Tim Dutaud). The AP also picked up on this late last night/early this morning. #Peegate was trending at #2 in the US before I finally made myself go to bed at 2 am.
— Luke Savage (@LukewSavage) September 7, 2015
Then there was the #SyrianRefugeeCrisis, symbolized by the picture of little Aylan Kurdi; a truly horrible and gut-wrenching thing to see. While the media reported all kinds of angles, the (Canadian) Twitterworld jumped on an interview on CBC’s Power and Politics with The Hon. Chris Alexander, the current Minister of Citizenship and Immigration. Rosemary Barton completely destroyed Mr. Alexander, no other way to describe it.