Harper's questioning the Liberal Human Rights Record has the Left up in arms, Mike Brock Fires backApparantly the Liberal media is up in arms about Stephen Harper pointing out the failings of the Liberal Party's human rights record, when they attempt to trumpet it at every possible opporunity. Apparantly we're racists, bigots, intolerant, facists (pick your favourite lefty slander towards conservatives and insert here). My reaction is "they would say that wouldn't they", after all the Liberal Party of Canada and its cronies have never been known for letting facts get in the way of a good argument. But Mike Brock has a stinging rebuke, and I couldn't have said it better myself so I'll leave it to Mike.
Let’s see: Paul Martin campaigned on lies about the Conservative Party; he claimed we were planning on buying multi-billion dollar aircraft carriers, planning on embarking on some neo-fascist takeover of the world in cahoots with George W. Bush, and that we were going to essentially remove the underpinnings of Canada, resulting in some unimaginable and damaging shift in Canada's history that would be irreparable. Now he claims that we are plotting to use the notwithstanding clause of the charter to overturn a supreme court ruling which hasn’t even happened, and that we’re on a mission to curtail the rights of minorities while converting Canada into the planet's first Catholic totalitarian state's. Cheap politicking? How dare they accuse of that, when they've got the subject cornered a-la Warren Kinsella and David Herle?
So we point out their record on human rights, and we note that it was Brian Mulroney who offered a formal apology to Canada's Japanese community, after Pierre Trudeau outright refused to do so, and we're a bunch of cheap politicking racists. The rationalization abilities of the left in this country have no boundaries.