And now it's blaming Harper's Tories for the same sex marriage motion defeat.
"... The wording of the motion added to its rejection as it included acceptance of same-sex 'marriages' that have already taken place under the current law."You can't be serious. Is the author actually trying to write away the defeat as being Harper's fault? Was it Harper's fault that not enough pro-trad marriage MPs were elected and re-elected in the last election? Was it Harper's fault that many in the trad marriage movement seemed to push for this vote?
"It is widely acknowledged that the measure was not a serious attempt to reopen debate. CanWest News reporter Janice Tibbetts captured that message in two lines of her coverage. Tibbetts wrote: 'Prime Minister Stephen Harper, the man who promised to bring the contentious same-sex marriage issue back to the Commons, was absent from the chamber and had no plans to defend traditional marriage as debate opened Wednesday on whether to revoke Canada's same-sex marriage law. The Commons was virtually empty, with about 20 of 308 members showing up.'
Similarly, it seems that the folks at LifeSiteNews were also very eager to blame Harper for the defeat of social conservative Dianne Haskett's campaign in London North Center.
It's time for a wake up call in the social conservative movement in this country.
If you don't admit YOUR OWN mistakes you will never win.
Let me say that again - if you don't accept your own faults and try to learn from your OWN mistakes you will never win.
Remember whenever you point a finger at someone, there is always three fingers pointing straight back at you.
The trad marriage movement in this country should have counted the numbers. They were plainly obvious that they didn't have what it took to win.
That doesn't mean that can't change. The natural thing to do would have been to stall. Harper's pledge was a vote to re-open debate that would settle the issue once and for all.
The trad marriage should have done two things: stalled, but kept Harper's feet to the fire. Stall until another election that won't be far from now, and organize like nuts to try to affect the outcome to change the equation in the house. The whole time they would have to keep Harper's feet to the fire that a vote would eventually come.
It just makes me sorrowful for this country, because I don't see social conservatism going anywhere as a movement until the mentality of many social conservatives change.
We have to learn from the enemy. We have to learn and adapt. That's the only way to success.