Occasionally I almost admire Fianna Fail.
No matter how bad the situation, they always manage to put a bit of spin on it. I don’t know how much of their own bullshit they actually believe, but I doubt if many of the public do, except maybe for the brainless die hard followers?
Fianna Fail used to be the single biggest party in the country. The only way to form an opposition was for the other two major parties to hope they gained more that half the vote between them. As a result of this, FF have dominated Irish politics since the founding of the state which is why we have the current state of backslapping, nudge nudge wink wink, brown envelope gombeenism that has destroyed the country.
The latest polls have placed FF in third place for the first time ever. Quite frankly, I will be raising a glass in celebration of this little milestone. The more that shower get their faces rubbed in the manure the better. It’s time they learned a little humiliation and lost some of that arrogance that has ruined us.
Of course Batt O’Keeffe has to put the positive spin on it. “It could have been worse” he said. Of course it could have been worse, and it fucking should have been, but it’s a long hard road to the election yet, unfortunately.
So what is it going to be when Biffo is interviewed about this?
My money is on “Well we had to make some very difficult decisions for the good of the country, and it is not surprising that we are not popular”.
A close runner is “We don’t pay much attention to opinion polls”.
The one we won’t hear of course is the truth – “We know we screwed the entire country up the arse, but we wanted to live like kings, so fuck the lot of you”.
There is one aspect of the poll that I find very strange.
How in the name of all that’s holy, did that shower of arse licking, yes men, fuck principles for the sake of power, Green Party manage to increase their support?
There are times when I am baffled.