Monday, November 09, 2015
Rona Ambrose and the Nastiness of the Cons
As I said the other day, I think it's going to be really hard for Rona Ambrose to move herself and her Cons out of the darkness and into the light.
When among other things, she was prepared to put her foul ideology before the lives of thousands of drug addicted Canadians. Which is almost impossible to forget.
And after the way Stephen Harper and his foul regime brutalized the people and the values of this country for so many years. Which is almost impossible to forgive.
But I see that hasn't stopped Ambrose from claiming that from now on the Cons won't be so nasty.
Newly named Conservative interim leader Rona Ambrose says her caucus will leave the former Harper government’s “nastiness” behind and opt for more “constructive, effective” work as the Official Opposition.
“I think you can be constructive, I think you can be strong, but you don’t have to be angry,” said Ambrose. “I do think that my colleagues have sent the message loud and clear that we want to be effective and constructive but leave the nastiness behind.”
Which is all fine and good. Except that like all the other statements the born again Cons are making these days, one word seems to be missing. The word SORRY.
For surely if the Cons now admit that they did nasty things they should apologize to their victims?
For there were so many of them. So many who lost their jobs, so many who were muzzled or intimidated, or lived in fear in his ghastly Harperland.
Harper never said sorry for anything, and neither will the Ambrose Cons. Because like their depraved leader they're only sorry they lost.
But if they ever did, they could start by apologizing for what they did to poor Rémy Beauregard, the gentle, decent human rights campaigner, and the President of the organization Rights and Democracy.
Who they bullied into an early grave...
The Cons appointed a group of ideological fanatics to the Rights and Democracy board, who proceeded to go after the organization for funding some groups who had dared to criticize Israel's appalling human rights record.
And they went after Beauregard like a pack of rabid hyenas. They tried to smear him, they accused him of running the organization into the ground.
Until in January of 2010, he came home from a brutal meeting, wept in his bed that night, and died of a heart attack the next day.
But even that didn't stop the Cons.They tried to tailor an audit to make Beauregard look bad. But when it was finally released almost a year after his death it cleared him.
It shows what Beauregard’s defenders have long asserted: that the agency was run without scandal, and without unusually lax management, even before his arrival; that he was taking clear steps to improve its management; and that specific claims against him and his staff from Gauthier and others hold no water. In short, that Rémy Beauregard died while fighting back against an unfounded witch hunt perpetrated by scoundrels who today stand unmasked and humiliated.
But the guilty were never punished. We never found out who stole those computers in Beauregard's office while his staff were attending his funeral.
Two board members quit. The president died in his bed. A widow mourned, the staff revolted and accusations flew. Now, a break-in at the Montreal offices of Rights and Democracy. It's the latest twist in a political drama that grows more unusual by the day.
Montreal Police confirm that property was stolen from the offices of Rights and Democracy between Friday and Saturday evening last week. Two laptop computers belonging to staff members were taken. One of the laptops belonged to the organization's media liaison.
We never found out which PMO operatives ran that foul operation, that helped send a good man to an early grave.
Just like we'll never have a complete list of Stephen Harper's many victims...
So yes let's move on, and let the Cons try to move on too. Move out of his darkness and into the light.
But let's never forget those victims, or stop demanding the truth.
Never forget that Harper and his depraved regime were the nastiest government this country has ever known. Or that they never said sorry.
And never ever forgive what they did to poor Rémy Beauregard...
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