Last edited by pfkf; 8th March 2010 at 08:27 PM.
Alas, the government's competence is irrelevant - they do have a mandate, and Kenny doesn't. Otherwise, we'd be talking about a failure to respect the decision of the electorate, and we wouldn't want that, now would we?
Never let the best be the enemy of the good.
jesus what a load of bullsh1t
Look - I'm as pissed off as anyone with the current gobsh1tes running the country - but the fact is that current governemnt won a majority in dail Eireann - FF 78 - Green 6 - PD(ex) - 2 - chuck in the independents (one of which since joined FF) and there you have it - what is known throughout the world as a democratic mandate
Kenny came close but he lost. Blueshirts are really, really bad losers but as George Hook told them recently they need to stop being bad losers. Ahern beat Kenny - end of story. He could never beat Ahern adn he never will
Now he needs to stop this delusional sh1te and think up ideas about how to get out of the current mess like Dukes did back in 87. If he does that people will respect him instead of seeing him as a cynical political opportunist unable to accept defeat.
Kenny's complete and utter inability to admit he lost the last general elction is the source of these nonsensical statements
Bit like Gilmore last week calling for a GE
Should we have a general election every year until FG/Lab actuallly manage to win one?
The blueshirts need to stop their pathetic posturing and cop themsleves on
The government was elected i.e. they have a mandate. Maybe someone should explain basic political concepts to Enda Kenny. This government may have many problems, may have lost all touch with the electorate but that's not what Kenny apparently said. It is this lack of ability to be concise, direct and accurate which reinforces the idea that he may be a superb public representative but Taoiseach material he is not.
Those who think they know it all upset those of us that do.........
what ever else you can say about it , it is a democractic result, and biffo does have the mandate to govern.
i want FF out as much as the next guy but lately politicians across the board are coming out with some unbelievable twaddle. somebody should coach enda that is not their mandate he should be attacking, its their competance and actions.
both of which seem to be non existant.
There is a limit to the 2007 mandate
Mr Cowen promised competent economic management which he is not delivering.
The foundations he laid under the economy as Minister for finance have crumbled.
The basis on which Fianna Fail build the economy over three terms of Government has proved to be the rock on which our economy is now imploding.
The institutions of the country some of which had a history of success for over 200 years are on the brink of bankruptcy.
Our Taoiseach never set his candidacy before the electorate other than as TD and has not set out any programme for recovery let alone to set such before the people.
The people will pronounce on this Government in June if the country is still in business by then.
Our National Broadcaster mock the cabinet each week as the "drinks Cabinet" implying a serious drink problem within.
One of the coalition partners has imploded and ceased to be.
Meanwhile those from whom the State must borrow all of the money required to pay the public service look on at the circus with raised eyebrows and a premonition of certain doom.
How long can it last.?
Dan Sullivan. I was back but we still couldn't all have a vote. http://www.danielsullivan.ie/blog/
Why exactly was Cowen heir presumptive to Aherne anyway? Besides touring one department to another without making any memorable impact what has he ever actually done?
ff, labour, greens and pds (and even sf if you count the north) have all gone into government after elections in the last 17 years. So i suppose Kenny is an expert to talk about not having mandates - his party's last one was 1982!
An election now would be at best a distraction and at worst a disaster as every interest group will make their demands. If if thinks the FG has led over the last few years perhaps he should sit back and enjoy power without responsibily.