Philippine “vice president” Leni Robredo sucks even at sourgraping. It’s either that or she really needs to fire her PR team. Following a recently-released Pulse Asia survey on potential presidential candidates that could make a bid for the 2022 national elections in which Davao City Mayor Inday Sara Duterte emerged as the top choice, Robredo’s office issued a sourgrapy statement insisting that there is no sourgraping on the part of the “vice president” over this survey result…
[Office of the Vice President (OVP)] spokesman Barry Gutierrez said Robredo’s office is not “paying much mind” to the said early survey results since the elections are still “a long way away.”
And then, wait for it, Gutierrez adds further that, “the VP is still focused on working to help our Filipinos get past the crisis of COVID-19, and recover from the calamities of the past few months”. Bingo, right? The old “for the Filipino people” card in all its clichéd glory played yet again. The Opposition really need to come up with a more innovative playbook if they hope to be the old “winnable” political force of yore.
The irony in the OVP statement seems to fly way above Robredo’s pointed talking heads. The whole spiel around Leni Robredo working as a servant “for the people” quite simply no longer works. The fact is, Robredo and her fandom spent much of 2020 on a PR campaign that is underpinned by the concept of a politician being “of service” to ordinary people “on the ground”. If they could be bothered to reflect on (rather than be all defensive about) this recent Pulse Asia report as a measure of how effective all that posturing was, they’d at least take the important lesson staring them in the face and take stock of the non-results of all that effort and spin. Unfortunately, no lessons have been learnt by the OVP. The fact that Gutierrez would respond to Robredo’s dismal Pulse Asia numbers by insisting that she will continue doing the same thing proves their incompetence in the PR game.
The Opposition need to cut their losses and stop investing in a loser.
There is no way Leni Robredo will ever lead the Opposition to a legal political victory. This is likely the reason that the Yellowtards (Robredo’s party and the bloc within the Opposition rabidly loyal to the Aquino-Cojuangco feudal clan) are now in bed with the communists, are subscribed to their violent terrorist rhetoric, and are gleefully lapping up their dishonest Cold War Era “oust the president” ululations. Therein lies the crooked strategy of today’s Yellowtard-led Opposition:
If we can’t win power legally, we will seize power illegally.
It is interesting that none other than the Yellowtards themselves are busy chiseling away at the foundations of their very own 1987 Yellowtard Constitution. They see nothing short of the total collapse of Philippine democracy itself as their only hope for another shot at power. Perhaps this is their last chance seeing that Yellowtardism is in the throes of its dying gasps. This makes the Yellowtards even more dangerous and their alliance with the communists even more insidious. It’s time Filipinos stop putting up with this dishonest Opposition.
Leni Robredo by herself symbolises the rot at the heart of the crooked intelligence-insulting proposition the Opposition makes in its bid for power. The broader Opposition need to rethink this “leadership” Robredo presumes to exercise over their sorry lot.
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