Chalk up another victory for the environment and the hysterical over-reaction this issue has created since Al Gore produced his award winning fantasy flick “An Inconvenient Truth.”
The latest Canada poll results reveal the governing Conservatives have plummeted in the polls and their environmental policy is being blamed.
Believe it or not, the wishy-washy Liberals with their limp dick leader have now passed the Conservatives in popular opinion.
The Liberals, who had 13 years to establish and act on an environmental policy – but didn’t – have 32 percent support while the Torys have plunged six points in the past week to thirty percent.
In shameful Ontario it's even worse with the Liberals holding a ten point lead, 41 to 31.
I’m not surprised because it was just over a week ago when I heard the results of another poll that said the environment has clearly become the number one issue for Canadians.
What a joke.
The only reason most Canadians say the environment is the most important issue is because it’s easy.
When asked, it’s easier to sound like a hero and blurt out “the environment” than it is to take the time to actually learn about other issues.
The environment is sexy and makes you sound like you care even though you probably take no measures to help the environment yourself. You’ve seen Gores cool movie and it made you mad at all the polluters and you want to make a statement.
You pick up newspapers like the Toronto Star and listen to people like David Suzuki and when you’re told that Stephen Harper is an enemy of the environment it makes the choice rather easy when asked what party you support. You choose Liberal.
You don’t take the time to really understand what the Prime Minister is trying to accomplish or take the time to appreciate how he’s looking out for the best interests of your country. No, that’s too hard.
Instead you just read the headlines and take from it that Stephen Harper wouldn’t sign an environment deal in Bali so he must be that rotten guy that everybody says he is.
The environment! I can only shake my head and laugh.
It’s such a bullshit issue when it comes to political polling. It’s just so fluffy. It allows people who pay no attention to politics on a day to day basis to actually feel informed and important when asked about it.
And given the extreme left wing media influence in this country, especially in Ontario, people are led to believe the Prime Minister doesn’t care about the environment, when it reality he’s actually trying to do more for the planet than the previous government did in well over a decade.
And to all those people who don't buy into Harpers strategy, and then claim he doesn't have an alternative policy - save it - because he does. It's a plan with realistic standards that holds all major polluters accountable.
Stephen Harper wants a deal, but he wants the right deal for both Canada and everybody else. It’s the right way and the only way to attack this issue.
But he’s painted as an environmental villain and it’s played out in the polls and puts us right back where we started.
In "la la land" with the lyin' Liberals.