I have heard on several occasions in the last few weeks from the MSM that Conservatives will be happy that the Long Gun Registry failed to be scrapped.
Who do they cite? Which MP specifically said that losing this vote will make him happy? Is there a staffer at least that thinks this? Is there any kind of recording or evidence anywhere of any kind that proves this?
No. None. This simply isn't true.
The MSM circulates lies in black and white on a daily basis. Don Martin repeats this lie twice in his column titled: Tories thrilled by NDP’s rumoured saving of the gun registry in the National Post. I've heard it elsewhere. I've heard it from other journalists too and I think it was originally uttered as a joking strategic outcome metaphor from a pollster.
Don Martin says that Conservatives "are secretly pinching themselves with delight" due to the failing bill. He also says that "Deep in the bowels of Conservative party backrooms, gleeful laughter can be heard from a government celebrating a defeat."
Since when Don Martin? I could believe you'd skulk around deep backroom bowels, but narrating some fiction that Conservatives are happy about losing is just too far. The rest of the piece is so thick with metaphorical storytelling that it takes several minutes to deconstruct his actual meaning and how it relates to his reality.
Elections are war. Newspapers, pollsters and even some pathetic parties are election profiteers. They are the ones who are laughing while taxpayer's money swirls the drain. They are the ones giggling and cheering, not the government and certainly not the voter. How many sports arenas would the cost of an election buy? That's all OK with them. Just another day at the office and nobody is laughing but the election profiteers.