Now, while many might give the PMO the benefit of the doubt concerning the calls, there is obviously no question that conservatives where behind the calls. It was a large organized effort that could only have benefited the CPC so based upon the simple principle of que bono, obviously some conservatives somewhere were behind it.
And since we know the CPC to have violated election laws before on more than one occasion, and since they have demonstrated a systematic effort in this regard, it is unreasonable to suggest that Conservatives were not behind the calls.
But what disturbs me most is the continual "prove it" mentality of the PM and his claims that the opposition is undertaking a so-called smear campaign. While in criminal matters we obviously adhere to a innocent until proven guilty principles - we should surely be holding our government to a very high standard. There is something unseemly about a government that has systematically broken and ignored the laws in the past as well as used all of its power to smear and discredit any opposition to taunt the citizens of the country by saying "na-na-na boo-boo" you can't prove anything, so there." Based upon a the preponderance of evidence that is the past, we have every reason to believe that a large national undertaking designed to benefit the Conservative Party of Canada in an election was undertaken by them. In fact, I think at this point if you don't think they were behind it, then you are hopelessly naive.
|Harper sounds more like this everyday.|