Time to stop living in denial!
What the results show
(a) One out of every five Rompin voter who supported BN in May 2013 no longer does so in May 2015. BN lost 20 percent in total votes.
(b) Permatang Pauh voters still have not abandoned the Pakatan objective – ABU ABU ABU – despite the obvious disarray in the opposition bloc.
Pakatan people only want blood, is what Shamshul Anuar, a regular commenter in this blog said looking at the P44 results last night, and he is absolutely correct. They see red.
“See red” is an idiom meaning the person is enraged. Isn’t that what the opposition’s Politics of Hate is all about? Making people angry and resentful. With them, rationality no longer works so please don’t expect them to be reasonable.
Jangan dok bagi alasan lagi
I really don’t see how Najib’s consultants can try to spin even the Melayu totok choosing to turn their back on BN although the talking heads did give it a feeble shot.
(a) BN’s winning majority in Rompin was slashed by 40 percent after losing 6,244 votes. And ‘low turnout’ is not acceptable as the excuse because support for PAS, in comparison, had remained quite intact.
(b) In Permatang Pauh despite all the troubles besetting Pakatan, the status quo was maintained, i.e. PKR and Umno retained their same share of the voter pie as in 2013 albeit the size of both their slices have shrunk.
And in spite that Wan Azizah is an elderly (63 years old) recycled candidate who is uninspiring and not to mention most irritating – with her fluttering geisha fan – she nonetheless obtained a thumping victory.
Know your enemy
This is basic Sun Tzu.
(a) What is the DAP mentality? Ultra kiasu
(b) What is the PKR mentality? Feudalistic
(c) What is the PAS mentality? Taksub, pemimpin diorang maksum (video itu “besi”)
The nature of the beast
(a) Bapa borek anak rintik – Supporters of the ultra kiasu DAP are fanatics who recognize no boundaries of decency in their behaviour.
(b) As for PKR, think all the outrageous omega stories that they’ve created such as Anwar is being poisoned with arsenic, Bangladeshi phantom voters flown in by the plane loads, the Earth is gonna move under your feet on 16 Sept 2009, etc.
(c) PAS followers? Sigh.
Selagi ada bulan dan bintang di langit, they will be staunchly anti-Umno. But hope springs eternal.
It’s beginning to look more and more within the realm of possibility that Umno will capitulate and bribe the Islamists with hudud (a move that Tun is strongly against).
Waiting for Pakatan to break up?
(a) The BN boys are desperately wishing and hoping that PAS can be chiselled away from its two strange bedfellows. That remains to be seen but even if PAS did break away, they’re still not gonna be joining the BN.
After all, PAS put up a jolly good fight against Umno in Rompin which is a BN blue ribbon seat. And PAS people still voted Pakatan in Permatang Pauh, all the opposition fratricide notwithstanding.
(b) The BN boys are also banking that with Anwar now locked up, Pakatan will be leaderless.
What Permatang Pauh showed last night is that even with Anwar out of sight, Umno failed to capitalize and make inroads on voter confidence.
BN is backsliding, Pakatan moving its chess pieces
Wan Azizah’s win yesterday was emphatic and Pakatan will be celebrating their bragging rights for a long time to come (just like how they kept going on and on and on about Chua Soi Lek’s sex video). They’re ultra kiasu, remember.
The Pakatan supporters have returned Wan Azizah to Parliament in order for the missus to be her hubby’s proxy.
Former Info Minister Zam has warned that if Pakatan come to power, the first thing they will do is spring Anwar from jail. Then they will stuff Dr Mahathir and Najib into Anwar’s cell.
Malays distancing themselves from Umno
Pakatan is admittedly weakened without Anwar at the helm but nevertheless, Anwar’s absence has not made BN any more popular with the electorate.
You can’t get away from the fact that BN lost close to four thousand (3,894) votes yesterday compared to what it got in the 2013 general election.
The previously white areas for BN both in Rompin and Permatang Pauh have turned gray due to the ambivalence of the Malays over the present Umno leadership.
Meanwhile, the last shadow of a doubt has been removed that the Chinese have truly burned their bridges with BN.
Stop squawking like so many headless chickens and giving all kinds of spin for the two by-election results. Just man up and admit that BN gave a poor showing.
The ‘in denial approach’ no longer cuts any ice.
BN voters want the BN chairman to step up to the plate and take charge. This means declare war. He has to be a war general and lead the troops.
What we want to hear is that the current Umno leadership has got enough spine and the iron will to defend Putrajaya and more importantly, the wiles for the job.
Show firm leadership, please!