LETTER: Hopefully we are smart enough to see through politics of fear

Creating fear in others in order to cover up your own is a standard bar room technique. Al Qaeda for Bush, ISIS for Harper. Go figure.

One reader says Stephen Harper brings to mind George W. Bush

The Editor,

As soon as Stephen Harper used terrorism in his platform, he lost my vote. Not that he ever had it anyhow but it did confirm my assessment of him.

He reminds me of George W. Bush, the U.S. president who, in 2004, reacted to his growing unpopularity by using terrorism to win an election against all odds.

I’ve heard it said that Canada lags 10 years behind the U.S. so we’re right on schedule. And Harper is fear mongering, despite the passionate denials pouring out of the mouths of loyal Conservatives. How stupid do they think we are?

Creating fear in others in order to cover up your own is a standard bar room technique.

Al Qaeda for Bush, ISIS for Harper. Go figure.

The questions is, will it work for the Conservatives on Oct. 19? Are we doomed to play out the 10-year copy cat syndrome yet again?

Or are we smart enough to see the ruse for what it is? Are we smart enough to recognize Harper’s desperate fear of losing this election?

Are we smart enough to rid ourselves of a prime minister who is willing to sink to any level to save his own skin? Have Canadians learned nothing from our wonderful neighbours to the south?

These are the questions we need to ask ourselves on election day.

Maureen Kerr, Surrey

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