Granger also has a political duty to neutralize a hostile opposition.

October31,2016

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Dear Editor,

President David Granger in his recent address to the National Assembly, redirected the nation‘s attention to the mismanagement of the country by the PPP/C administration, pointing to the financial, economic and social problems his government inherited, as major reasons why the coalition government has been unable to deliver more benefits to the citizens of Guyana.

In his address, the Head of State made a deliberate and calculated attempt to push back the growing perception that the APNU+AFC government has failed to live up to its promise of a better life for all. So effective was the President, that opposition leader Mr Bharrat Jagdeo was forced to state that the address was more in keeping with a new government making its first presentation after coming to office. In conceding that the President’s address was appropriate in a given context, the opposition leader was unwittingly admitting that the message was damaging to the PPP/C at a time when that party’s propaganda against the government was beginning to resonate among sections of the masses.

The rage and anger displayed by the Opposition Leader in response to the President’s address, suggested that Mr Jagdeo felt that he and the PPP have lost political ground. The PPP propaganda operatives and activists have since been singing from their leader’s song book. They have also resorted to their old tactic, which over the decades, has proven to be effective ‒ that is to invoke the Burnham regime and the ‘negative effects’ on the nation of the PNCR’s 28 year rule. This approach is the hallmark of the PPP’s party propaganda whether it is in opposition or in government. For the PPP that approach is fair game. But when that party got a dose of its own medicine from President Granger, who invoked the negative effects on the nation as a result of the PPP/C’s 23 years in office, which only ended 16 months ago, Mr Jagdeo and the rest of the PPP leadership are now shouting foul.

Mr Jagdeo’s contention that President David Granger’s speech was a “desecration of the House” is not only ridiculous, it also does not concur with our parliamentary history. Frankly speaking, the President did not say anything that was not in keeping with Guyanese parliamentary culture. What seems to have caught the PPP/C off guard was their failure to correctly read the mood of the President and to anticipate his response to their forewarned boycott of the parliamentary sitting. Mr Jagdeo’s ‘desecration’ claim is a political reflex action to his and the PPP/C’s tactical miscalculation. The defence of Carvil Duncan given his legal troubles, which caused the President to ask for his resignation from the constitutional boards/agencies he sat on, cannot justify the party’s decision to boycott the President’s address to the National Assembly. The Opposition Leader and his party would have been on stronger grounds if they had walked out in response to the President’s remarks. It is one thing for the opposition to walk out on the President in defence of what they perceived as unjustified attacks on the party’s reputation, but to attempt to defend a comrade who is embroiled in charges of an alleged criminal nature is politically difficult to sell, and opens the party to criticisms of abusing parliamentary privilege.

I have been following closely the polemic between the government and the opposition since the APNU+AFC came to power, on the issues of national unity, and the need for both sides to seek areas of cooperation. It is to his credit that President Granger, during his parliamentary address to the National Assembly and the nation once again took the opportunity to clarify his position as it relates to these issues and the need for ongoing dialogue with the parliamentary opposition. Not surprisingly, the opposition leader responded in his predictable way. In the course of his response to the President’s renewed initiative Mr Jagdeo made it clear that the chances of Guyana being lifted out of the state of morass in which it finds itself, will not be realized in the foreseeable future.

The President’s calculated political action which one newspaper described as his extension of the “olive branch” to the opposition, caused me to ponder. Objectively, he is on the right track since constitutionally, as President of the country he has the responsibility to rise above partisan politics. However, I do believe that while he has the constitutional responsibility as President and he is obliged to act within the parameters of those responsibilities, I will submit here that Mr Granger also has the political duty to neutralize a hostile opposition. It could be argued that, after having dealt the opposition a serious blow by reminding the nation of the PPP/C’s destruction of the country and of the birth of the criminal state under their watch, the President may have undone some of his excellent work by offering the “olive branch” to Mr Jagdeo. Given the fact that since becoming head of state he has made this offer to Jagdeo on many occasions, and this, in spite of the fact that Mr Jagdeo’s response has always been to be dismissive of Mr Granger’s initiatives, I am not sure that given the reasons Mr Jagdeo had advanced for the PPP’s boycott of the President’s address to the National Assembly and the nation that Mr Granger needed to go down that road. By doing so, he provided Mr Jagdeo with an opportunity to extricate himself from the embarrassing position he had created for himself. The Opposition Leader, shrewd politician that he is, seized the opportunity with both hands by saying the President can’t ‘cuss’ us out and at the same time ask for his and his party’s cooperation.

Having said the above I am aware that the President has a difficult job of navigating his politics in a nonpartisan way, but he must be attuned to the fact that in the context of relentless and hostile opposition which is using its clout to save some of those associated with it from prosecution for wrongdoing, very little room is left for normal politics more so patriotism. The political challenge in Guyana, therefore, is how to reconcile politically and at the same time bring to justice wrongdoers. The PPP/C decision to boycott the President’s speech in defence of Carvil Duncan highlights this reality.

Yours faithfully,

Tacuma Ogunseye

Original Post

What was the 51% of the Guyanese thinking when they Voted for these incompetent, brainless Clown. Krusty from the Simpsons who have been a better choice.  Are those people brain dead like their GNI supporters or is it the 51% slave minded???

skeldon_man posted:
ba$eman posted:

Well, what else can these shameless clowns say at this point.  They are proving to be failures a 2nd time around so they come with the most irrational positions. 

Yet the PNC supporters deny that niggroes are not racists.

The same criteria that you use to call "niggroes" racists applies equally to Indians.

At least the "niggroes" go through a veneer of ethnic inclusion as they have appointed quite a few Indians in top positions and as ambassadors.

What did the PPP do. By their own admission they had few blacks in top positions under the Jagdeo regime.  Their excuse being that blacks "weren't qualified".  This when they couldn't explain why there was this rampant exclusion of blacks from decision making positions.

And if the PPP continues to excuse their incompetence because of a man who died 31 years ago I think that APNU can use an excuse an incompetent and criminal regime, which was embedded with narco traffickers a scant 2 years ago.  Even the FATF congratulated later them on fixing problems inherited by the previous regime, and the World Bank also noted some improvements.

caribny posted:

There has also been way more criticism of APNU by its support base than we ever saw from Indians, most of whom slavishly stayed with the PPP even though that regime forced many into semi slavery in Trinidad and Barbados.

Their supporters are starting to see the evils and rampant theft and corruption in the PNC. They thought they voted for change not worse theft and corruption. They will start their revolution as soon as the starvation starts to hit closer at their doors. I don't think they will settle for dry coconut as in the previous PNC dictatorship.

The only solution is for the PPP and Roar to work together for the establishment of an independent sovereign country in Berbice for the East Indian people of Guyana, douglas who embrace their Indian heritage and allies of the East Indian people. Anything short is putting the human rights and political rights of our people at extreme risk.

The job of the Opposition is to keep the ruling party in check.  Every time they put their hands in the cookie jar, Jagdeo give them a lil slap and a lil push and a lil holler.  They better take good notes for when they are in the Opposition in 2020.  A strong Opposition is good governance. 

"The rage and anger displayed by the Opposition Leader in response to the President’s address, suggested that Mr Jagdeo felt that he and the PPP have lost political ground. The PPP propaganda operatives and activists have since been singing from their leader’s song book. They have also resorted to their old tactic, which over the decades, has proven to be effective ‒ that is to invoke the Burnham regime and the ‘negative effects’ on the nation of the PNCR’s 28 year rule. This approach is the hallmark of the PPP’s party propaganda whether it is in opposition or in government. For the PPP that approach is fair game. But when that party got a dose of its own medicine from President Granger, who invoked the negative effects on the nation as a result of the PPP/C’s 23 years in office, which only ended 16 months ago, Mr Jagdeo and the rest of the PPP leadership are now shouting foul."

 

WHATTAXXX!!!!!!

What a great piece by Mr Ogunseye

skeldon_man posted:
caribny posted:

There has also been way more criticism of APNU by its support base than we ever saw from Indians, most of whom slavishly stayed with the PPP even though that regime forced many into semi slavery in Trinidad and Barbados.

Their supporters are starting to see the evils and rampant theft and corruption in the PNC. .

Their supporters are independent minded people who if they see wrong they will say its wrong.

PPP supporters are dumb slaves who can only sing "ahbe pan tap, black man time done", and so condoned PPP atrocities even though there is scant evidence that they benefitted.

In fact the thousands of PPP supporters who fled into near slavery in T&T and Barbados, yet didn't say "boo" as Jagdeo was stealing left right and center shows who the real racists are. According to most of them a crime isn't a crime if committed by an Indian.

Bibi Haniffa posted:

Two negatives don't make a positive.  Or does it?  Ogunseye is a biased idiot.

So how does he differ from you. Jagdeo was no better than Burnham and yet you scream his glory and worship the ground that he works on. Even as several US ambassadors reported that he was a security risk due to his ties with narco trafficking interests. As a result they didn't share information with him. 

They warned Jagdeo that Greene was  a criminal in contact with gun smugglers, narco and human traffickers, and offered evidence of this. Jagdeo appointed a criminal to head the police force. No wonder crime was so high!

You say nothing to condemn his behavior.  Not even how he treated his "wife".

Bibi Haniffa posted:

The job of the Opposition is to keep the ruling party in check.  Every time they put their hands in the cookie jar, Jagdeo give them a lil slap and a lil push and a lil holler.  They better take good notes for when they are in the Opposition in 2020.  A strong Opposition is good governance. 

Yet when the government rids themselves of corrupt and incompetent PPP frauds Jagdeo screams "blackman a kill ahbe".

Bibi Haniffa posted:

The job of the Opposition is to keep the ruling party in check.  Every time they put their hands in the cookie jar, Jagdeo give them a lil slap and a lil push and a lil holler.  They better take good notes for when they are in the Opposition in 2020.  A strong Opposition is good governance. 

I cannot say I do not agree with you here. Unfortunately the lil slap coming from a pig thief warning about thievery does not go far. The PPP cannot be a strong opposition with Jagdeo. They need another voice and they unfortunately do not have any.

Guyana is on its way to losing a lot in the constituted government under Granger and the unfortunate thing is the PPP cannot stop it. They do not have the moral authority and an assortment of crabdogs in the crab pit cannot do it either.

I hope GHK and others constitute a new party that can be a middle ground and check both of these but that also is wishful thinking. The PPP did not see fit to call for constitutional change and the APNU like what they have so we are screwed.

caribny posted:
skeldon_man posted:
caribny posted:

There has also been way more criticism of APNU by its support base than we ever saw from Indians, most of whom slavishly stayed with the PPP even though that regime forced many into semi slavery in Trinidad and Barbados.

Their supporters are starting to see the evils and rampant theft and corruption in the PNC. .

Their supporters are independent minded people who if they see wrong they will say its wrong.

PPP supporters are dumb slaves who can only sing "ahbe pan tap, black man time done", and so condoned PPP atrocities even though there is scant evidence that they benefitted.

In fact the thousands of PPP supporters who fled into near slavery in T&T and Barbados, yet didn't say "boo" as Jagdeo was stealing left right and center shows who the real racists are. According to most of them a crime isn't a crime if committed by an Indian.

Looks like you like Barbados. My friend whose mother is a Bajan and Guyanese father said the island is notoriously famous for being the gay capital of the Caribbean. Lot of battie man there.

caribny posted:
skeldon_man posted:
ba$eman posted:

Well, what else can these shameless clowns say at this point.  They are proving to be failures a 2nd time around so they come with the most irrational positions. 

Yet the PNC supporters deny that niggroes are not racists.

The same criteria that you use to call "niggroes" racists applies equally to Indians.

At least the "niggroes" go through a veneer of ethnic inclusion as they have appointed quite a few Indians in top positions and as ambassadors.

What did the PPP do. By their own admission they had few blacks in top positions under the Jagdeo regime.  Their excuse being that blacks "weren't qualified".  This when they couldn't explain why there was this rampant exclusion of blacks from decision making positions.

And if the PPP continues to excuse their incompetence because of a man who died 31 years ago I think that APNU can use an excuse an incompetent and criminal regime, which was embedded with narco traffickers a scant 2 years ago.  Even the FATF congratulated later them on fixing problems inherited by the previous regime, and the World Bank also noted some improvements.

Niggroes only want desk jobs. Hard work is not in their DNA.

skeldon_man posted:
ba$eman posted:

Well, what else can these shameless clowns say at this point.  They are proving to be failures a 2nd time around so they come with the most irrational positions. 

Yet the PNC supporters deny that niggroes are not racists.

 One or two blacks on this site being constantly bombarded with the bullshit from the ignorant Coolie KKK bunch. If we were to go by this site there would be a clear consensus coolies are worse when it comes to racism. What a shame.

cain posted:
skeldon_man posted:
ba$eman posted:

Well, what else can these shameless clowns say at this point.  They are proving to be failures a 2nd time around so they come with the most irrational positions. 

Yet the PNC supporters deny that niggroes are not racists.

 One or two blacks on this site being constantly bombarded with the bullshit from the ignorant Coolie KKK bunch. If we were to go by this site there would be a clear consensus coolies are worse when it comes to racism. What a shame.

I don't believe there are any blacks on this site. We have Indians pretending to be blacks.  But you are correct, there would be such a perception. But what there is a reason why the Indians fear and hate Blacks and lash out in this manner, due to harassment, rape, killing and bullying experiences at the hands of Blacks in Guyana. 

The history of the East Indian people of Guyana will show that they were never accepted as full citizens of Guyana by other Guyanese. The only solution is  the establishment of an independent sovereign country which will come to pass one day.

cain posted:
skeldon_man posted:
ba$eman posted:

Well, what else can these shameless clowns say at this point.  They are proving to be failures a 2nd time around so they come with the most irrational positions. 

Yet the PNC supporters deny that niggroes are not racists.

 One or two blacks on this site being constantly bombarded with the bullshit from the ignorant Coolie KKK bunch. If we were to go by this site there would be a clear consensus coolies are worse when it comes to racism. What a shame.

Yeah! I publish "The Brown Crusader". Get a copy.

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