I ask that because apparently John Baird, Canada’s Foreign Minister, does.
Mr Baird has been rightly praised for condemning Russia’s anti-gay laws and for taking on the social conservative REAL Women group for their condemnation of him doing so. His one day of praise, at least with me, is over for this quote he did today when asked to comment on whether his friend Tim Hudak of the Ontario PC party should have a leadership review or not:
Former MPP John Baird, now federal foreign affairs minister, said Klees and Hillier “should be focusing on the real enemy” instead of joining forces with “nervous nellies.”
Enemies? People of different political ideologies are NOT enemies,or they shouldn’t be, not in Canada, and certainly not anywhere else. That’s how civil wars get started and people get killed.
I of course am not suggesting John Baird or the CPC are going to start a civil war or cause internal bloodshed, but that statement tells you how Baird & the CPC do politics or view politics, when they consider their political opposition to be ‘the enemy’. In my opinion, it is why political discourse and debate in this country has sunk so low since the CPC gained power in 2006.