Just read a post over at Far and Wide [Tories Surge]. This paragraph, in particular, caught my attention:
The opposition must frame this government as a slick machine, who's only motivation for popular policies is power. Legislation is not presented from a set of values, but as a means to the majority end. It is crucial that the opposition attach cynicism to the Tory plan. Arguing details about policy is futile, in the face of this mountain of manipulation. The discussion must differentiate between good government and good politics.Did I just step into some kind of weirdo change-of-role machine, or is it just a case of deja vu?
Where have I seen this before?
Replace "Tory" with "Grit", and you have the election strategy for defeating the Liberals in 1997, 2000, and 2004. I think it was in reference to the current government being a "machine" that tipped me off.
That all said, Steve V points out a drawback that I seem to also recall Tories having a frustration with:
Apparently, we are Conservaberal borg.
Admittedly, this tactic is a longshot because it presupposes a voter who is engaged enough to follow the argument through the maze of propaganda.
[Let's see how many heads I can explode with this post]
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