As Moose and Squirrel has pointed out with examples on her blog, the “progressives” can be extremely distasteful and consumed by a blinding hate.
We as conservatives and especially in the Blogging Tories circle should be very concerned with anything resembling satisfaction with a political adversary’s death such as Jack Layton’s today. There should be no patience or justifications for things such as this (see here) which taint what I consider “our” site.
I’ll repost the comment left by fellow Blogging Tory, Russ Campbell:
“On the day of a man’s death, one would think we could be charitable enough to avoid speaking badly of him, if only for the sake of his family and friends–I find nothing hypocritical about that.
I would think, also, that even among hard-nosed conservatives, we would have enough charity to say a kind word or too, or otherwise to shut up about the man.
De mortuis nihil nisi bonum
And it isn’t “critical thinking” that we ask to be suspended, it’s lack of compassion.”