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Oudtshoorn. 31 December 2011. 09h45. I’ve had it with Helen Zille’s woebegone wail of not being able to serve where the DA does not rule.
It’s the worst possible marketing!!
It sounds very much like “Vote for me or sod off until you do!” (Mine manners and vocabulary is scintillating this morning, what!? Coruscating, even? In both senses of the word – adjective and verb?)
Mention to a financial advisor that your broker did not return a phone call, and out comes the pro forma broker’s note and an enthusiastic “Sign here, my good sir, and let moi show you how!”
Not: “Well, you chose that idiot; you suffer, you dumb twit. Five years from now, when you’re ruined, you can come talk to me again!”
Here’s some twitter talk of this morning…
Zille in reply to a call for help (one of many!):
I would like to but only Prov + local govt can. DA not in Govt in NW. “@gaomogapi: @helenzille pls fix northwest potholes out of goodwill.”
@helenzille Helen, your “The DA can’t help u, ‘coz the DA doesn’t rule where u live” is defeatist; indurate; bratty. And bad marketing.
Many people complaining to Zille may very well be people who voted DA, but live in ANC provinces and towns. The fob offs are insulting, even dressed up in the cheap tuxedo of “wish I could help…”
The DA seems to be content to trust its marketing to the ANC.
Reverse reverse reverse bush psychology?
Methinks the voters are not that obtuse.
In Oudtshoorn the DA is “monitoring” the carnage, hiding behind “the three tiers of government”.
The DA should consider that disgusted voters are going to the polls again in 2014. Disgusted with the venal ANC. Disgusted with the pharisaic DA.
True leaders always find a way. They never hide behind processes and rules. They act.