Friday, March 9, 2012
Pierre Poutine: the smear within a smear
When this faux scandal started, I didn't know what to think. Maybe some idiot did something dirty to "help" the CPC? How was I to know? How was anyone to know? All we had were baseless accusations and mass generated complaints from the left's smear engines.
I focused on the absurdity of the crime. On twitter I cracked jokes about the weakness of the left wing mind. I recommended a higher protein diet which would not only strengthen the resolve of a robocall victim but also increase the resistance to left wing arguments to begin with.
Then we found out who ordered the robocalls. Pierre Poutine. Now I am strongly suspicious that is a setup by the left. A rogue operative who was tuned in enough to order a sophisticated voter suppression campaign would buy a burner phone with a pseudonym that further harms the good name of the CPC? It doesn't add up.
The CPC is hypersensitive of the smears they are already accused of. They would never make an insulting affront to Quebec culture this way. Pierre Poutine from Separatist Street indeed. No other party would be as damaged by this name as the CPC. The burner phone was meant to be found. Else why use a burner phone?
"Aha! The Quebec Haters!" That is the reaction Pierre Poutine was intended to incite. Pierre Poutine is a smear within a smear. This faux scandal is a Russian doll of dirty politics practiced by the left everywhere.
Think it through. Imagine you were a rogue election spoiler. Once this thing blows up, they are going to find the phone. You could choose a generic name that means nothing. Joe Smith from 2012 Young Street Ontario. Whoever did this, tried instead to put smoke in the gun. They used a name which suggests the Torys; the arch enemy of the Separatists. If he/she wanted to pin it on the NDP he/she would have used maybe Jack Layton (and the NDP would correctly make this exact argument).
That is why I don't buy this whole thing. It's too cute by half, as they say. Pierre Poutine, if he was really pro CPC, would be paranoid in the extreme of getting caught. A person this crafty just isn't going to leave hints to his identity unless it was intentional misdirection.
Furthermore the moniker Pierre Poutine implies some projection as well. The person who did this is external to the CPC. A person internal to the CPC would know how important it is to win Quebec (someday). An external person unintentionally projects their imagination onto the CPC. I'm sure they imagine rooms filled with cigar smoke where men with their feet on the furniture laugh about poking Quebeckers in the eye. That's the narrative. It makes no sense that the CPC would play to it.
The timing also bugs me. Why now? Why not immediately after the election? Why not in January? I think I know why not. The honeymoon is over. The enemy waited until the Government screwed up on its own. Bill C30 had true conservatives calling out the CPC. That played out so now its time for Robocall.
Without a shred of proof the left deployed their well oiled smear engines in an attempt to delegitemize the duly elected government. Andrew Coyne leading the parade. Media and Politicians slandered with impunity. Never ask for perspective from legacy media. It's sensation that sells, so they think.
Which is the bigger scandal? Some unidentified rogue player in the election attempted to misdirect a few thousand voters? Or is it that some rogue player, the media, and the left wing parties jumped at the chance to fraudulently overturn a free and fair election. One that they just happened to lose? Tell me, where are cries of "my God" for the more likely and more despicable scenario?
All these massive complaints facilitated by external entities like Avaaz just happen to arise at the same time, almost a year after the fact. There are many little inconsistencies and illogical assumptions in this faux scandal that just don't add up. They don't add up the way the left wants them to. They add up to something else: a calculated smear attack.
Vikileaks was perpetrated by a Liberal Party staffer but he was given the info by the NDP. Neat trick eh? Played them for patsies. Devised the attack but got the Liberals to do the dirty work. Liberals despise the CPC as much or more as I do them. Liberals also have nothing to lose. So they went and did it.
It could have been the Liberals or it could have been the NDP. It could have been an external entity or it could have been Elections Canada itself. Elections Canada who has the means and mandate to actually make robocalls on Election Day and change voting locations may have been hijacked for the deed or may just be incompetent.
I don't know who is behind it but I know in my gut that the mark for this faux scandal the CPC is very unlikely to be the culprit.
People seem to catch on faster than the sophist intelligentsia will ever give them credit for. They've built a whole industry out of telling people they can't possibly think for themselves. All too often they are the ones who don't think for themselves. There's that projection again. They assume we are dumb as they are. On the bright side, the smart people have tuned out. They have cried wolf so many times that nobody cares. Detachment from these leftard politicians and media lackeys is about the smartest thing a thinking person can do.
Unfortunately when politicians from any party act in despicable ways it taints them all. It comes back on the Government anyway. This is exactly what Pierre Poutine was aiming for in the first place.