Gloves are off! President Rodrigo Duterte is now launching a full attack on Partido Federalismo presidential candidate Bongbong Marcos who is running in tandem with Lakas-CMD vice presidential candidate Sara Duterte, the president’s daughter. As expected, Opposition partisans are watching this unfolding saga closely with many of them now latching on to every bit of ululation Duterte utters about Marcos. This after spending the last five years in a shrill fit of pointing out that nothing that comes out of the mouth of Duterte holds any truth. Chalk another one up for renowned crooked inconsistency of the Yellowtards!
Over the last several days since propping up sidekick Bong Go as his preferred presidentiable, President Duterte has been out arms flailing sputtering various nebulous factoids about his man’s formidable Number One rival. At one point, Marcos is, we are told, a “pro-communist”. Then in his latest cluster bombing run, he is supposedly a cocaine user. Whatever the case Duterte says he is also baffled by Bongbong Marcos’s consistent popularity claiming that the former senator had not really achieved much.
Is Duterte a credible judge of Marcos’s character? It depends on what timeframe within which one considers that question. Back in 2018 Reuters reported that “Duterte could resign if Marcos Jr becomes VP”…
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Duterte’s spokesman, Harry Roque, said the president had a “real, genuine wish to step down” if a qualified leader could replace him. Marcos was among those he would prefer, Roque said.
“If there’s development and he will win the protest and he becomes the vice president, yes, he will make true his word,” Roque told a regular news briefing.
In a statement, Marcos expressed his gratitude to Duterte for showing faith in him, but said the president should finish his term.
It was all nice and peachy between the two men back then with Marcos exhibiting his usual grace in his response to that…
“I urge him not to leave the presidency as our people still need him for the betterment of our lives and our country,” Marcos said.
On that note, it is worth noting that Marcos is not known for any sort of negative campaigning. It is ironic then that Duterte who had once been on the same boat as the Marcoses in being subject to the mononamic vilification campaigns of the Yellowtards and communists is now himself engaging in the very same practice. Turns out Duterte is not above the very sort of dishonest rhetoric that lost the Yellowtards an entire nation over two national elections.
What can be worse than the Yellowtards? Turns out worse parties do exist. At least the Yellowtards are consistent in their shrill Martial Law Crybabyism even if they may change colour from time to time. One now wonders in light of recent events where all this puts the true “DDS” — the ones who themselves are guilty of the same bowing to cults of personality that the Yellowtards have long been criticised and ridiculed for. Thus the whole trouble with loyalty to personalities rather than consist critical thought on the back of sound and stable principles.
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