Saturday, 2 April 2011

Did Con candidate's supporters vandalize

Ryan Keon, Liberal candidate in Nepean-Carleton, with collected campaign signs that have been defaced.

his opponent's signs with cross-hair target symbols?

If it weren't Contempt Party RightWingNutJob zealots who committed these illegal and criminal acts, who would? Who could possibly benefit from such a stupid action that has been decried in the US?

BTW, the ReformaTory candidate is incumbent Pierre Poilievre.


Alison said...

Pierre Pollievre, anti-democratic creep, why am I not surprised this happened in his (hopefully former) riding.

Zorpheous said...

Wow, the con vandals usually wait a few weeks before they start the cowardly night attacks on signs.

ck said...

Even the young most zealous of separatists who tend to hate the Liberals have never stooped this low and never on so many signs here in Montreal.

I'm pretty sure Polievre and his troops are probably all ga ga giddy about the whole thing somewhere. I've always said they're that evul!

JJ said...

Something about this doesn't pass the smell test.

Brainless as some of them are, even the dumbest CPC supporters aren't dumb enough to do this kind of vandalism, with crosshairs no less, after the tragedy in Arizona. The crosshairs, the silly slogans - the whole thing strikes me as cartoonishly overdone.

Remember when John "Tubesock Holocaust" Pacheco was running for the FCP a few years back in the provincial election? It was the same general locale, Ottawa West-Nepean, and some of his signs were also vandalized. Just sayin'.

In these types of situations, the first thing I ask myself is: who benefits from this? Things are never what they seem.

deBeauxOs said...

It was likely done without Poilievre's knowledge - just a bunch of bored young testosterone-and-bigotry-fuelled yahoos with no impulse control and a MASSIVE number of spray paint cans (hint to Ottawa Police).

Funny how those yahoos are usually found on the RWNJ side of the political spectrum, though.

JJ said...

@deBeaux: "Funny how those yahoos are usually found on the RWNJ side of the political spectrum, though."

Can't say I disagree with that, or the rest of your comment for that matter.

If I were making an assessment of who looks good for this, "young" would be one of the first descriptors that would come to mind. Young, over-enthusiastic, misguided. Beyond that, the jury's out IMO: the whole thing is just too pat.

That said, I think it would be an excellent gesture of goodwill & political civility if all the other parties running candidates in the riding were to throw in a little dough to help this guy recoup his losses.
No, I'm not holding my breath.

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