Chee keeps on walking
Dr Chee has been the secretary-general of SDP since
19993 1993 , after the defenestration of Chiam. A few years earlier, LKY had “handed” power over to GCT. Since that “change” the PAP has nad one other change of secretary-general in 2004 (from GCT to Ah Loong) and the WP has had one change (Low replaced JBJ in 2001). And just recently, Low was challenged for that post. He won.
The PAP is talking of another change of leaders in the next few years.
Meanwhile Chee “Keeps on walking” like Johnnie Walker*. Barring LKY, no-one has been secretary-general of a leading political party longer than Dr Chee.
Chee gone mad and self destruct after being disowned by his own clan who preferred candidate from other race?
Masala , anyone?
Time for RI doctors, Wee Nam and Paul to try some new medication?
Better still what about calling in another RI doctor, Dr Ang Yong Guan, to talk Dr Chee into quitting politics? He should remind Dr Chee that only after Ms Le Pen defenestrated her dad that she and other National Front leaders were able to start convincing swing voters that the National Front was no neo-Nazi party.
But cheer up Young Democrats
With a playing field tilted against oppo parties (free but unfair elections) and worse having the odds stacked further against the SDP, by being handicapped by the antics Mad Dog Che, his old guard and people like Teo Soh Lung, it’s impossible to win over that last chunk of the swing voters to bring the SDP to the magic number of 50% +1 in any electoral contest*. The young (and older) professionals who have been flocking to the SDP since GE 2011 might be in deep despair at their inability to change things.
But be of brave heart. They should remember that:
“In the last days of December 1916, a small group of Swiss university students had an evening meeting and an exiled Russian politician living in Switzerland gave them a talk on the coming revolution. He said, ‘The revolution’s bound to come. You younger people will live to see it. We older people (he was in his forties at the time), we shan’t see it.’ Ten months later this same man, his name was Lenin, was dictator of one of the greatest empires in the world,” AJP Taylor, historian, said in a lecture on Btritish tv many yrs ago.
Joe Slovo said that being a revolutionary was being optimistic that change was coming but realising it might take longer than one’s life-time.
Joe Slovo (23 May 1926 – 6 January 1995, full name Yossel Mashel Slovo) was a South African politician, an opponent of the apartheid system. He was a long-time leader of theSouth African Communist Party(SACP), a leading member of theAfrican National Congress (ANC), and a commander of the ANC’s military wing Umkhonto we Sizwe.
All the PAP can hope is to rely on the likes of Mad Dog Chee, Teo Soh Lung, Goh Meng Seng and Roy Ngermg to discredit alternative views in the eyes of the swing voter.
*Remember that since Loh took over the WP in 2001, he and others rebranded the WP so that swing voters are prepared to vote for it. After Dr Chee became leader in 1993, he has led the SDP into the wilderness with his Mad Dog antics. Only after GE 20o6, did he try to make himself and the SDP respectable. He failed and is now blaming the Chiams.
Hey who led the revolt against Chiam? Who screamed and yelled at our PM? Who wanted to contest Punggol-East? Who went on a hunger strike? Who started a civil disobedience campaign? Who said “Character is permanent”? None other than Mad Dog Chee.