I have refrained from commenting on this but I can't hold back anymore. This whole week the coalition and the media have been attacking CIDA Minister Bev Oda. The yelling and screaming from the coalition and the over the top personal smears from the media at Ms. Oda has become almost unbearable.
Turning down funding for KAIROS, a left wing faith based organization who are actually activists was the right thing to do. The process? Not actually pretty but the personal smears and outrage coming from the coalition and the media are uncalled for and sickening. I have never seen anything like this before. I thought there was a call for civility but the hate and venom coming from this vipers brood is anything but civil.
What's with the attacks on Conservative women anyway? I don't understand it. In the States the hate for Sarah Palin, Ann Coulter,etc. Here there was first Lisa Raitt, Rona Ambrose, Helena Guergis, now Bev Oda. There never were attacks like this on Liberal women. Why the double standard? It's nothing but spite and hate. It's amazing that any conservative women would put their names forward for office.
This controversy seemed to come up as three polls that came out stating the Conservative support was surging and the Liberal support was tanking. What Bev did happened two years ago why does it come up now? Coincidence or something sinister and calculated by the coalition, the pollsters and their media friends? One has to wonder. Something evil is a foot. It's no secret that coalition and the media hate PM Harper and his government and want them out. They will do anything at the detriment of reputations and the country. They don't care! I don't trust any of them anymore.
I grieve for my country at this time.There are so many more important issues that need to be dealt with and this is what is happening right now. It''s sad and pathetic. It has gotten so out of control in my opinion that the only way I see for things to change is through divine intervention. That's why we must pray for Bev Oda and the PM. Pray that they may find strength and wisdom to deal with this this situation. Pray that the coalition and the media back off the personal smears and start to deal with issues that really matter to Canadians for a change.
I recommend to you some excellent commentary on this is matter from Bluelikeyou, Crux of the Matter, and The Iceman
Update: (h/t to MaryT) A great post today by Steve Janke too.