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Senseless scurrilous attacks on our Prime Minister serve only to make him more popular
By The Thinking Citizen
The competition is on, among the PAMites for the position of leader of the party. We know that so far two (2) members of the party’s executive have signified their interest in becoming leader.
Maybe later on we would hear that the owners of the party have entered their own candidate into the competition. That is not unlikely, for as things are the owners are not likely to be willing to give up completely to other people the control and direction of the party.
Political observers are of the view that neither the one nor the other of the two (2) competitors from the party’s executive would make a better and more successful leader than Mr. Lindsay Grant.
The two (2) competitors from the party’s executive, the Hon. Shawn Richards and the Hon. Eugene Hamilton, have shown by their track record, that if selected as party leader, they would be unable to lift the party from the pit of decadence into which it has fallen to a new height of moral and ethical excellence.
Neither the Hon. Shawn Richards nor the Hon. Eugene Hamilton stood up in public and protested the action of their party which led to the expulsion of five of the party’s political candidates.
It is well – known that neither Mr. Richards nor Mr. Hamilton publicly rebuked the Democrat newspapers and the PAM leader for openly defending and supporting Mr. Donley Saunders, a PAM activist, who was convicted in the High Court after a fair and proper trial on the charge of “Fraudulent Conversion.”
Kim Collins and Tameka Williams have been withdrawn from competing in the 2012 Olympic Games in London by the local Olympic Committee. The PAMites and their accomplices are cussing and abusing the local Olympic Committee and our Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Dr. Denzil for the right royal fiasco that Collins and Williams created in London.
Both of the two high – ranking PAM members in question have never been heard publicly to condemn and criticise immoral and unethical behaviour undertaken by the other leading members of the party.
Richards and Hamilton have failed to condemn Mr. Lindsay Grant for his unworthy and unethical behaviour at the meeting at the Marriott Hotel with a total stranger. Instead they have chosen to absolve Mr. Grant of all blame and responsibility and have blamed Dr. Douglas for Mr. Grant’s failure to exercise good judgement.
Why would the PAM party want to saddle itself with Shawn Richards or Eugene Hamilton? The two leaders have been shaped in the same mould as Lindsay Grant and as far as leadership is concerned they would provide only more and more of the same old same old.
The owners of the party may wish to put up one of their favourites as a candidate in the competition for the top post in the party. He or she could conceivably be a better candidate than those already in the competition. We do not know.
Some political pundits have commented that it might be better for PAM if the party were to select a new head in a person who so far has not had a close or active involvement in the internal workings or affairs of the party.
Such a person would undoubtedly bring new blood to the party as well as a fresh perspective. The current political ideology of PAM is such that it impels all party members to blame Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Dr. Denzil Douglas for all the errors and wrongdoings committed by other people and politicians including the leaders, activists and propagandists of the People’s Action Movement (PAM).
We need to get away from this type of negative, out – moded, old style kind of politics. The country cannot afford it. Much precious time is wasted in raising, countering and debating non – issues.
PAM spends much too much time and effort in blackening the name of our country abroad. St. Kitts – Nevis has been acclaimed regionally and internationally as pre – eminent among CARICOM country.
It is hoped that the new leader of PAM, whoever that person may be, would stop the sense – less practice of blaming our Prime Minister for the folly and mistakes of others. Neither should the new leader seek to continue to blacken the name of St. Kitts – Nevis abroad.
It has been said over and over again, by people who know, that sense – less, scurrilous attacks against our Prime Minister and the ruling Labour Party serve only to make the Prime Minister more popular among all classes of voters in both St. Kitts and in Nevis and makes the Labour Party more attractive and invincible.
We should always remember that when we throw dirt some of it sticks to our hands. In other words, we dirty ourselves as well, when we throw dirt.