The latest attack ad from the Conservative Party of Canada's propaganda machine takes a page from ISIS.
Okay, not a page, but images from the militant group's often gruesome videos.
You know, if he manages to kick Prime Minister Stephen Harper out of 24 Sussex Drive and leap frog the NDP's Tom Mulcair in the coming federal election.
Today (June 26), Cory Hann, director of communications for the Conservatives, sent the following email to party supporters:
On Tuesday, ISIS terrorists drowned, shot, and burned alive three groups of prisoners.
That same day, Justin Trudeau promised to stop all bombing missions against ISIS in Iraq and Syria.
When Trudeau was pressed by a reporter on when he'd support military action if he wouldn't support bombing a terrorist regime as ghastly as ISIS, he called the question "nonsensical."
That's not proven leadership.
Prime Minister Harper knows that ISIS is a genocidal death cult that must be forcefully opposed. And he has made Canada a leader in the international coalition against them.
Justin Trudeau has proven once again that he is just not ready to take on the serious job of leading Canada on the international stage.
Worse, he will undo all the hard work our Conservative Party has done to make Canada a moral leader in the world.
The world is a dangerous place – and the threat of terrorism is a present reality, not some future possibility. Justin Trudeau would ease up on terrorists who have named Canada as a target.
I know this sounds crazy – but click here to see it for yourself. Then let us know you agree that Justin Trudeau’s just not ready for the serious job of protecting Canadians.
The Conservatives are inviting people to electronically sign a statement that summarizes the above anti-Trudeau message.
Jeremy Broadhurst, national director of the Liberals, followed up with an email to his party's supporters (and this journalist, who subscribes to party mailing lists):
Not much the Harper Conservatives do can shock me anymore.
But this week they sunk to a new low even I couldn’t believe, and as LPC National Director, it's my job to make sure you know about it.
You and I know the Harper Conservatives will do and say anything to attack Justin Trudeau, and now they are using actual footage from ISIS propaganda videos to score cheap political points.
Unlike the Harper Conservatives, I’m not going to spread ISIS propaganda footage – but you can imagine how disturbing it is.
Stephen, Justin Trudeau will bring real change to Canadian politics, and Harper will go to any length to stop that from happening.
It’s up to you to put a stop to that style of politics – will you donate now to help end the Harper decade?
The Liberals are hoping their members will be mad enough to donate $3 or "what you can" to the party warchest.