Fianna Fail


#121

Poor Jack Chambers will choke on his coco pops this morning reading that


#122

A great move for both parties. He’s gonna make FF great again.


#123

A rat joining a sinking ship.


#124

:smile:


#125

Saw a stat earlier that 47% of FF voters voted for Casey while it was only 17% for FG.

Similar data to show FF voters voted against repeal the eighth and blasphemy and also correlated with continued poor FF showing in Dublin in recent years.

Maybe FF’s future isn’t the centrist party of old with those sort of past-voters heading to (and staying with) FG


#126

The right place for him.


#127

Exciting news about your man Casey, cc @chocolatemice.


#128

Seems to me like Martin is trying to drag them forward and not let them just revert to being the party of stupid backward fuckers like @Bartholemew_the_Ladd, while trying to maintain the base vote. They’re fucked if they’re going after Casey’s voters.


#129

https://www.fiannafail.ie/become-a-member-of-fianna-fail/


#130

I’ll be joining myself now.


#131

It says a lot about FF that Casey is best prospect they’ve had for getting in government for years.

He’s the candidate for their natural old base in the 60s and 70s, small landowners, The Irish working class that calls itself middle Ireland. He talks to them more directly than new FF. FF’s problem is that when the small landowners’ kids joined the professional ranks they stopped voting FF and even started hating them, especially if they moved to the city. I don’t know how FF can fix that.

David McWilliams yesterday talking about how urban and rural Ireland merged was a very good article.


#132

I got as far as the cartoon of Sliothair Mom and put the paper away.


#133

Yeah - Martin has a more modern inclusive vision but that’s not much good if his voter base don’t really buy into it and other voters find that other parties offer it more appealingly


#134

Yeah they’re stuck between two stools.


#135

You’d wander why the poor cunt is even half arsed with the whole show tbh.


#136

It really is a win win for Champ. A high profile new recruit and a future leader in waiting as well.


#137

Martin isn’t ignorant enough for the average Fianna Fáil voter.


#138

#139

He got more votes in limerick county than Collins ever will


#140

George Lee was a good vote puller too. Party politics is a different game.