Reply to "How exactly is Volda Lawrence stoking “ethnic fear” by hatching an APNU plan (albeit crudely presented) to run Indo-Guyanese in Region 4 LDCs lost to the PPP?"

ronan posted:
 

your stuff about race appeal is counter-intuitive . . . nuff waste talking fuh talk sake

Jagdeo said "we gun tek back Guyana" and many, including Ralph Ramkarran, understood the ethnic implications.  Especially when Jagdeo screamed that "we" means rural Indians (notably not urban).

Volda says about the PPP using people "who look like you" and then says she gun only hire PNC people. Now who "looks like you" when the crowd as almost exclusively black?

I am surprised that you do not see in Guyana how both politicians aren't playing the same game of ethnic pandering to garner greater support from their ethnic base.

The reality is that Indians are now just over 40% of the vote and blacks around 32% and we can add those mixed identified people whose political behavior is like that of blacks. 

Fact is that neither add up to more than 50% so such blatant ethnic appeals do not work.  APNU just left room open for Jagdeo to pull his stunts.

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