BU If The Next General Election Was Held Tomorrow, Who Would You Vote For; DLP or BLP?

Austin’s 2012 Q1 Blog Poll

Austin

The people of Barbados spoke loud and clear in the last election for change they could touch and feel, however in 2012 Bajans still find themselves “touching” and “feeling” in the dark created by the current DLP administration.  Their vote came after hearing all the “right stuff” as detailed in the DLP manifesto. However what was lost in the excitement of the historic moment was an analysis of whether the promises in the DLP manifesto could actually be fulfilled. At this point in 2012 the answer appears to be clear, honest and a disappointing “NO”, but don’t take my word for it go review the DLP manifesto and see what was accomplished to date “not much at all”. The blaming of the global recession for all our challenges in Barbados as a reason to “not act”, “not lead”, “wait and see”, in defence of Bajan families got weaker by the minute in 2011, now it gets weaker by the second.

Forgetting politics for a second (just a second) the fact of the matter is that our “ROOT” crisis as a nation is one of “POOR LEADERSHIP”, sad but true.   The current PM is a great Barbadian as history will show, but he is not the natural leader, at a time we need a natural leader.


The question that “STILL” comes to mind is whether “today” the people’s choice of a DLP administration to bring about desired chance was a good choice, again the answer has been proven to be “NO”, just as it was last year.

Whether you like it or not the BLP has put Barbados back on track historically at key moments, we are at one of those “moments NOW” and we simply need the BLP running this country again.

I’m not a political strategist but the BLP had healed it’s internal wounds, produced quality candidates, taken on a visible people first oriented campaign, and has demonstrated compassion for the struggles of the average Bajan family.

0 thoughts on “BU If The Next General Election Was Held Tomorrow, Who Would You Vote For; DLP or BLP?


  1. The SS DLP….dying like Neblett Goat……she listing more and more each day……When Mary awakes and I was just told SOON..it go B Cat Piss n Pepper….and no FINGERING go work this time boy !


  2. The nation bnewspaper not only understands what contributes to advertising sales but is well aware that the pschye of the bajan mentality yearns for salicious reading fueled by juicy gossip half truths innuendo and a false perception .never mind “THE TRUTH”


  3. @ac | March 15, 2012 at 8:52 AM |
    The nation bnewspaper not only understands what contributes to advertising sales but is well aware that the pschye of the bajan mentality yearns for salicious reading fueled by juicy gossip half truths innuendo and a false perception .never mind “THE TRUTH”

    This has always been the case. What’s new? It certainly did not start from January 16, 2008. As David (BU) pointed out to you, the same newspaper was accused of helping to bring down the then administration and supporting the DLP along with the other rag next door.

    They are in the business of selling newspaper not telling the Truth.. The “TRUTH” in newspapers died with Burton Hinds, if you get my drift.

    If you want to hear the Truth, go and read the DLP manifesto. “I will NOT Lie, Cheat or Steal!” Why not take a look at the Advocate and the CBCTV?


  4. Big tangent…
    Mary Redman expects a concrete solution to AX by the end of the term? Really?


  5. @miller
    “Owen Arthur has already accepted blame for all the mistakes and maladministration that took place during his tenure.”
    Really!What a joke! Why he then refusing to take blame for the role he has played in the CLICO mess which started before Jan 2008?
    Why the flimsy excuse that the Supervisor regulating CLICO told him in 2006 that there were problems arising and he said that he could not do anything.(Policy holders and poor pensioners,please highlight ,thank you)
    That almost sound like “I wish that I was there at cabinet when the highway contract was discussed”. Doesn’t It?


  6. @ ! | March 15, 2012 at 9:58 AM |
    Just as expected!
    So yes, the BLP must carry some of the blame for the CLICO fraud. But what about the DLP? Specifically, David Thompson and Freundel Stuart who made public assurances that all was well and that CLICO was a well managed and financially sound company. Of course you are not prepared to examine that side of the equation in order to solve the problem.


  7. @miller

    “If you want to hear the Truth, go and read the DLP manifesto. “I will NOT Lie, Cheat or Steal!” Why not take a look at the Advocate and the CBCTV?”………….

    miller you are a boss! LOL.


  8. I keep saying that the Dems on this blog are in the early and middle stage of alzheimer’s disease.

    How can they continue to heap scorn on Owen Arthur when their dead king on January 20, 2009 said that the Barbados company operations have nothing to do with its parent company and that the company was sound and well managed. He had so much confidence in the company that he took up TEN MILLION DOLLARS of taxpayers monies and put into the company.

    And you Dems want to tell us that the dead king was not intimately involved in the management of this company?? OMG, he dead too soon. He would now have to defend: “I will not lie, steal or cheat”.


  9. And what about BNOC BLPities not talking about how underOSA they use the BNOC as a cash cow reaping all the benefits and lefting it broke and now we the taXpayers are footing the bill for their recovery. All the BLP can talk about is CLICO address what sinckler said About the near collapse of BNOC. under OSA and the BLP.


  10. So m.iller you are telling the electorate that”ETHICS” in journalism doesn matter The Fourth estate is what the people depends on for getting the TRUTH but istead the journalistic ethics have been layed prostrate upon the political altar and delivered to the people as GOSPEL.


  11. Deloitte,”We will tell you what happen to the money, but first you have to pay us eight point seven million dollars and nine cents.”
    This is getting more comical by the minute.


  12. The new BLP excuse is oh we took money from CLICO but not as much as the DLP.
    If the CLICO money was sooo bad, why take any at all, BLP hypocrites!


  13. You hypocrite! I will not lie, cheat or steal. All the while the dead king was stealing, thiefing, lying and helping Parris rape the policyholders. Tell me though !, how does Leroy and Fay Parris, Mara, Jeffrey Brewster, Denise Mongerie and Terrence Thornhill sleep at night knowing that through their greed, so many people are smelling hell. Dems are priceless!


  14. !
    Remember when OSA was taking money from Clico, David Thompson was their attorney. Had Mr Thompsn come out after being elected to P.M and declare his hand, things would look better for the DLP. However, he ccame out and tell Barbados Clico was safe.I’m sorry he’s not here to deal with this himself, but God knows best.


  15. Congratulations to Senator Kerry Ann Ifill and the new Senator Verla Depeiza – two of the brightest and most honest women you will ever meet!


  16. @ ac | March 15, 2012 at 1:04 PM |
    “So m.iller you are telling the electorate that”ETHICS” in journalism doesn matter The Fourth estate is what the people depends on for getting the TRUTH but istead the journalistic ethics have been layed prostrate upon the political altar and delivered to the people as GOSPEL.”

    I am saying that telling the Truth matters. But do NOT go looking in a newspaper for the Truth whether it is the Nation, Advocate or Barbados Today. You should read, decipher, analyze and use your intelligence to form an opinion or ethical position on what is written. The editorial of any newspaper reflects the bias or political leanings of the publisher. Not the Truth. Neither do the various ads nor the horoscope. The only things totally reliable in newspapers are the obituaries and remembrances.

    Neither should you look in Parliament for the Truth. This is the biggest lie factory in the place with the Church and courts not very far behind. Now when a man could get up and brazen-facedly say that a special report of the greatest political import both locally and regionally has yet to been seen in any form you know that the science of producing terminological inexactitudes has been taken to another level.
    Now it is one thing to avoid or duck a question by not answering or by giving a response that is obfuscating or convoluting to offset the issue and spin the story but it is another matter of ethics to express total denial of something the whole country knows about. This ‘cock crowing Peter-like’ behaviour denial of the Truth would not wash well in the laundry of public opinion.


  17. miller what you are saying that the “Truth” is only accepted by those who perceives it as the “TRUTH” meaning that if one agrees with the messenger and with the source then without a doubt that must be the truth .Therefore since you have very little respect or belief in the PM his response must be a LIE. Now you go figure and take a step back and for everything you have said in the above response your vision is clouded by the lens with which you are looking through!


  18. @ac | March 15, 2012 at 8:25 PM |

    Let me repeat for you my position on the Truth will a little expansion.

    You should read, decipher, analyze and use your intelligence to form an opinion or ethical position on what is written. In addition you must not believe everything you hear. Trust your eyes and your conscience. People would do and say anything to get out of “tricky” situations. Judge people by their deeds (actions) not what they say or promise.
    Has that help? Am I “pellucidly” lucid enough yet? Or am I further obfuscating the already confused and aggravated “ac”?


    • I would like to put the contribution, from a CLICO associated company that was paid to Owen Arthur when he was prime minister, into perspective. I firmly believe that the contribution by cheque was a set up designed to embarrass Arthur and the BLP as it eventually did. I believe that the real master tactician, David Thompson, was behind the move to donate the money by cheque in order to have evidence to use against the BLP. As a former political operative, I have been campaign manager and election agent and can assure you that campaign contributions are normally made in cash. Only a greedy fool or a neophyte would accept a campaign contribution of that nature by cheque.


  19. @ ac | March 15, 2012 at 8:25 PM |

    Let me give you an example of TRUTH.
    Here goes: “Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.”
    Sounds familiar!
    When you stop lying on, sullying the character and integrity of, and rubbishing the invaluable contribution to the nation by the Rt. Honourable Owen S. Arthur then similar respect, decency and trust would be accorded to your ‘can-do-no-wrong’ man. Respect has to be earned not demanded. And that is the Truth! We have a deal or no deal?


  20. i really don;t care who tell off who. my response is that a story of the magnitude of Clico and the ramifications felt throughout the Carribbean should have relevant and “Truthful” facts given to the people and not half truths and innuendo left tossing and turning in the window by Fourth Estate in this case the NATION NEWSPAPER. and PM Stuart rightfully told the Nation in more words than one what he thought of that type of reporting of which i totally agree.


  21. @ ac | March 15, 2012 at 11:04 PM |

    Hypocrisy! Oh, hypocrisy! How thy reign supreme!

    If your man of business with high integrity and presumably commonsense has the right to castigate the Nation newspaper for ‘withholding’ the relevant and truthful facts’- to use your words- why can’t other people enjoy that same right to haul your man of business over the coals for misleading the national talk shop and the public at large, especially the CLICO policyholders?
    Getting up in the biggest talk shop and making pronouncements is not the same as gassing off in a rum shop. The same way that the Nation newspaper is, by your understanding, misleading the readers by not presenting the facts and revealing the ‘Truth’ a similar charge could be levied at the same person who got up and made it clear that CLICO was a well managed company and there was nothing to be concerned about and nothing to fear from a man who is of estimable character and not a leper to be ostracized. On what basis was this claim made? On facts, on Truth, on what then, gut feelings?
    So if you want the fourth estate to step up to the plate, then start with the third Estate. The fourth Estate can only report what is going on in the other Estates and it is up to the likes of you to determine whether what you read, hear or see is the ‘Truth’ or makes sense via your prejudicial lens.


  22. miller did you not tell me i should not belive anything i read Well i took your advice and have decided not to belive anything as the TRUTH” which i read in the NATION NEWSPAPER and that goes across the board that involves stories about CLICO . i hope you take your own advice!


  23. @ ac | March 15, 2012 at 11:56 PM |
    “i hope you take your own advice!”

    You mean about CLICO? Yes, because I was quite aware of scheming of the parties involved since the 1990’s. But luckily, you who were once in but came out before the big scam or not you would be singing a different tune on this blog. As I told you before you should judge people by their actions and not by their words. Remember what comes out of a man’s mouth defiles him not what goes in (but can kill him).


  24. Minster Of Housing Michael Lashley exposed the BLP lies in Parliament on Wednesday.Check this out:
    The BLP was proposing that any houses built at Lancaster in St. James would have started at $214 000.
    The DLP government has set a price range of $85 000 – $ 175 00.
    This is the same BLP that is running around the country and on this blog talking about how expensive the houses are. BLP hypocrites! The BLP really think Bajans are stupid.


  25. Austin

    Although this is an unofficial blog poll the results are still telling … say what you want the BLP will WIN the next general election.

    “get ready to come out of the DARK and into the light :)”

    Results so far:
    DLP 18.38%
    BLP 71.32%
    Other Party 2.21%
    Don’t Know 8.09%

    On a lighter note, despite our differences … we ALL (DLPBLP) at the end of the day LOVE barbados and want what’s best for bajan families. However many of you DLP supporters are just wrong to support the poor performance of the current DLP government.

    Putting Country First Means Voting BLP in the Next Election !!!!


  26. @Austin
    Any idiot like you can put out a poll. We remember BLP consultant Dr. George Belle assuring Barbadians that there was a reverse swing and that the BLP would win in 2008.
    Here we go again, 2012 and another BLP lackey up to the same tricks. You are the 2012 version of Belle with less academic qualification of course.
    Bajans have a lot more sense than you think boss.Bajans have family in the US, UK,- We are not blind.
    Wake up Austin. The BLP aint going nowhere with this piss poor group of BLP candidates.
    Voting fa Wuk fa Wuk and Muscle Mary and crew is not putting country first . They and many others in the BLP will certainly be thinking of themselves first and not Barbados.


  27. @ac
    If these foo foo polls are anything to go by….the DLP has slipped even further in ratings since David’s last polls 18 % to the BLP’s 71 % since the JM Report…one wonders why the elections should HAVE been called EARLIER….when chances seemed better….


  28. Onions that POLL has already be condemned to the graveyard of LIES and DECEIT punishable only by laughter as the DLP ites would not participate in such a fraudulant POLL.


    • Why do we waste time arguing about an unscientific poll?

      Even the CADRES scientific polls are argued against when the results are known.

      Just beware that the BU family has not been proved wrong in our election picks to date.


  29. Caswell Franklyn | March 15, 2012 at 10:35 PM |

    Only a greedy fool or a neophyte would accept a campaign contribution of that nature by cheque.
    **********************************************
    I checked wikipedia for the definition of the term neophyte.

    It is indeed comforting to know that the results of the poll so far indicate that we will not be having a neophyte as our next PM!!
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    A neophyte is a beginner.

    In the context of Christianity, the term often refers to a:
    1.New convert to the religion, in the Catholic and Orthodox Churches an adult convert is considered a neophyte for one year after conversion. Roman Catholic neophytes are considered full members of the Church, but may not act as sponsors for others planning to join,
    2.Newly ordained priest,
    3.Person who recently took a monastic vow.

    Neophyte may also refer to:
    Neophyte (botany), a plant species recently introduced to an area (in contrast to an archaeophyte, a long-established introduced species)
    Neophyte (band), a Dutch group that produces Gabber/Hardcore music
    Neophyte (comics), a character from Marvel Comics
    Neophyte (series), a series of freeware videogames from Alien Software
    Neophyte, a character in Warhammer 40,000
    In fraternities, it is a person that is a new convert or member of a secret fraternal organization, a beginner or novice member of the organization, or a recent convert (rookie/freshman) to the fraternal organization.
    Neophyte Redglare, a character in Homestuck


  30. @ ac
    We see the emotional response and feel the pain.What I find is so surprising however, is that you have yet shown any signs of accepting the obvious and …which by now, should be seen manifesting in your responses…ac girl WAKE UP ..its a foregone conclusion….you should be preparing yourself ..even DUCKING out gracefully…..YOUR LEADER APPARENTLY HAS…pension secured n all !
    Attitude speaks of >>>Couldn’t care 2 hoots.


  31. why the insensivity to the criticsm of the poll!just like any other issue her on Bu has its pros and cons and B”S and D”S . my idea of a POLE is a good oldfashioned “Stripper Pole” it always work for me See the YA:!00% NAYSwell they did not bother to VOTE!

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