Leader before Party before Country
Posted by clubsodaandsalt on January 7, 2010
So the UNC is apparently about to have an election, and we’re meant to pretend that the result will matter, despite the fact that KBP has been a Panday lackey for years. Whatever – let’s pretend. The fun part is that the illusion of a competitive election process has led to a lot of people registering to vote:
Over the past month, there have been 10,000 new applications for membership in the United National Congress, says party vice-chairman Vasant Bharath.
But it’s not all good news! You see, these new voters might just be part of a dastardly conspiracy!
He added that the recent NACTA poll, from his understanding, predicted that Siparia MP Kamla Persad-Bissessar would win the UNC leadership by a landslide because of the support from former COP members.
So, to summarize, the reaction to thousands of people deciding to come back to the UNC fold is not, “This is excellent! The party is growing,” but instead, “OMG! This means Panday might not win!!!!” It’s pretty revealing of the mindset of people who run politics in Trinidad – party before country isn’t craven enough for them, they even put the cult of personality of their “leader” before the good of their party.