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FairstoodtheWind

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An incredibly poor performance from SF in the recent election. The party ended up with a 6.38% share. The party's traditional heartlands in the border counties didn't really rise for them either. (Cavan/Monaghan 11% Louth 9.3% Donegal 11.4%). A total of 93,000 votes. This is a considerable reversal from 2011 where they pulled out 13.7%. (Cavan/Monaghan 20.6% Louth 20% Donegal NW 32.2% Donegal SE 28.2%)

Alot of factors were against them from the outset. A relatively unknown candidate where perhaps some of the party's big hitters (who are they these days?) wanted to sit this one out. Facing into an incumbent who was incredibly popular was always going to the a road to nowhere. FF and FG recognised that they'd be hard pushed to beat Higgins.

Casey showed there was a discontented vote that were prepared to bloody the nose of the Consensus. Surely this was the market that SF should have been able to capitalise upon? Are the issues that SF run on well covered by the mainstream parties, that the Overton Window is so to the left that SF have no distinctive voice.

What now for the party? Will they recover and exceed their performance in the coming elections? I see some of their commentators dismissing this election as a write off due to Higgins, but in other elections it will be back to normal.

Or are the excited voices on social media correct that SF's peak has been reached and we are in the early stages of their permanent decline.
 

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According to the exit poll from Red C:
17% of males said they'd vote for them,
12% of females said they'd vote for them.
Putting women out in front hasn't helped them.

11% of top earners will vote for them
19% for the working class.

These figures discount the 24% who replied "don't know" to the question over who they intend to vote for.
Turn out was 44%.

I wouldn't say they are over, but it would be possible to start edging them out.
All the parties are moulding into a mono-block offering nothing different.

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The irony is that it was mostly Shit Féin that pushed for this silly election with its foregone conclusion. Millions of euro spent on nonsense, while tens of thousands are homeless. Shit Féin thought the Middle Class Libtards would reward them for pushing infanticide - instead, 94% of voters just ignored them. Let's hope that's a sign that the likes of Catherine Noone also won't be getting the reward for child murder than she's expecting.
 
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Sinn Féin have been pushing the #girlpower crap since Mary Lou was elected. The feminist victimhood industry is the preserve of middle class women in the main, and not very relevant to most people outside of this bubble. The media love her because she is indistinguishable from the other PC robots in Leinster House but she couldn't have less in common with what the Yanks would call "ordinary folk".
 

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Sinn Féin have been pushing the #girlpower crap since Mary Lou was elected. The feminist victimhood industry is the preserve of middle class women in the main, and not very relevant to most people outside of this bubble. The media love her because she is indistinguishable from the other PC robots in Leinster House but she couldn't have less in common with what the Yanks would call "ordinary folk".

Of course not, she was born and bred in leafy Castleknock and went into Fianna Fáil dreaming of a fast track to wealth and power. She only left them because they refused to put her forward as a candidate.
 
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THE CLOCK PUT BACK FOR SINN FEIN.

THE CLOCK PUT BACK FOR SINN FEIN.

Sinn Fein only scored a pathetic 2,408 votes in the whole of the Carlow-Kilkenny constituency despite having a good candidate. Malcolm Noonan scored that on his own, for instance, in the 2016 general election.

Indeed this horrific Sinn Fein vote must represent a glimmer of hope to Malcolm and the other minnows in the Kilkenny Dail elections.

Fine Gael’s Pat O’Neill would destroy Kathleen Funchion at this rate, even Carlow FF senator Jennifer Murnane O’Connor would have a great chance now of grabbing the third seat for Fianna Fail. The three seats are on the cards now for either party with this Shinner collapse here.
 

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The irony is that it was mostly Shit Féin that pushed for this silly election with its foregone conclusion.
Millions of euro spent on nonsense, while tens of thousands are homeless ......
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They probably should not have bothered with this election. But we needed to get rid of blasphemy.

But it really shouldn't have to cost 15 million every time we vote on something!!
After all, millions of us buy lottery tickets every week and that system seems to work pretty cheaply.
And it's cryptographically fairly secure too. It has to be!


Maybe in future online only referenda should be looked at to save money?
If successful this might also open the door for more consensus based voting on issues other than the constitution.
i.e. direct democracy as opposed to faux proxy based democracy.

15 million more wasted on top of 55 million on Michael D over the last 7 years plus another 55 million presumably over the next 7
125 million is quite a few hospital beds, houses or frontline staff!

We should get rid of the presidency and just send one of our overpaid underworked TD's on a budget ryanair ticket to a cheap hotel
on occasions when it's unavoidable.
 

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They probably should not have bothered with this election. But we needed to get rid of blasphemy.

But it really shouldn't have to cost 15 million every time we vote on something!!
After all, millions of us buy lottery tickets every week and that system seems to work pretty cheaply.
And it's cryptographically fairly secure too. It has to be!


Maybe in future online only referenda should be looked at to save money?
If successful this might also open the door for more consensus based voting on issues other than the constitution.
i.e. direct democracy as opposed to faux proxy based democracy.

15 million more wasted on top of 55 million on Michael D over the last 7 years plus another 55 million presumably over the next 7
125 million is quite a few hospital beds, houses or frontline staff!

We should get rid of the presidency and just send one of our overpaid underworked TD's on a budget ryanair ticket to a cheap hotel
on occasions when it's unavoidable.
No, It may be in the future but as of now there is no 100% secure method of doing so....pencil and paper it will be for another decade probably.
 
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