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My predictions about Spastics’ League

In Uncategorized on 15/08/2018 at 11:26 am

First why Dr Tan Cheng Bock will not make a difference even if he’s dumb enough to try to herd spastic cats like Mad Dog, Lim Tean and Meng Seng*.

In False Hopes: Coalition of the Spastics, I reported that a usually sensible TOCer, Augustine Low, wrote

That said, could Dr Tan beat the odds stacked so heavily against him?

No doubt he is no Mahathir, but then Lee Hsien Loong is no Lee Kuan Yew, and there are no Ministers of the calibre of Goh Keng Swee, Toh Chin Chye and S Rajaratnam.

Every now and then, something miraculous does happen.”

The cybernuts were roaring in support.

There was this troll by one Adrian Tan on TOC’s FB wall:

Well what happened in M’sia wasn’t only the work of Tun M. He gave the final nudge. But the hard work had already been done by others like Anwar, the Lims etc.

In 2008, the then Oppo coalition deprived BN of its two-thirds majority and in the next GE (2013 I think) won the popular vote but did not win the majority of parly seats.

What have Dr Chee, Lim Tean and Goh Meng Seng done to win voters over? They are now sucking up Dr Tan because he has the support of a lot of people who vote PAP. But Dr Tan’s fans know that Dr Chee and Meng Seng fixed Dr Tan in PE 2011, by supporting two RI opportunists.

And that’s assuming he wants to lead the Coalition of the Spastics. He hasn’t said he will. He said

Right now, the 7 parties have asked for my help. They are not the only ones who have spoken to me. I think I must help but in what capacity, I have not decided.

And its not as though he has a lot of respect for Mad Dog, Lim Tean, Goh Meng Seng etc. The only praise they got was

To be fair, many from the 7 parties stood in past elections because they believed they acted in Singapore’s best interests.

He never said they were acting in “Singapore’s best interests”, only that

To be fair They have guts. They have put themselves out there.

He then added:

But I think some may also need to stand down and serve from the backroom if it is for the good of the country.

And there’s more

I believe that the men and women I met yesterday, were more than willing to make way for better men and women who would stand in their place. They have guts. They have put themselves out there.

He damns them with his faint, almost non-existent praise.

This damnation is deafening because he praised someone who didn’t attend the meeting

I know men like Paul Tambayah is a 1st rate human being and doctor who cares for the country. I find it hard to label him otherwise.

Sorry, for the digression, back to predictions about the Spactics’ League. I also predict that this stunt by the Coalition of the Born Losers to co-op Dr Tan’s halo will backfire when TCB comes out to say, ‘I can’t get them to agree on anything.’

[T]he mission determines the coalition.
Donald Rumsfeld, when he was America’s defence secretary at the time of the invasion of Afghanistan in 2001
Going by this, Mad Dog must have tot that the mission of the Spastics’ League is to provide comic relief and help the PAP retain power: Born Losers’ League can govern meh?
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* With the exception of the SDP, the rest of the parties in the Spastics’ League are Indian chiefs without Injuns.
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  1. Displacement of the incumbent whether in 1st world or 3rd world, whether democratic or autocratic depends largely on how fucked up the plebs’ lives are … the bread & butter issues …. existential concerns for their children etc.

    M’sia had that in spades over the last 10-15 years …. never-ending rise in cost of living compounded by weak currency & poor employment prospects for the average graduate — non-grads had it worse. The feeling of the current & next generations being worse off than the previous generation.

    I used to know some SME bosses who setup M’sian companies & hired fresh engineering grads for S$1K. The jobs that these grads did were essentially for projects based in S’pore costed using S’pore prices & with S’pore profit margins. For tasks that couldn’t be done off-site, these SME bosses would bus them in (forget about even budget flights LOL) on 3-month “training pass” from MOM. And put them up in Hotel 81 and the like.

  2. I agree with you wholeheartedly. It’s good that WP and SPP stayed out of this – they knew very well what entails based on past experiences of trying to work with the other opposition parties.

    To be honest, the opposition is too splintered. And it doesn’t help when we have new parties being setup every few years.

    Even for Malaysia’s pakatan harapan, there’s only an amalgamation of 3-4 parties.

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