December 11, 2007

Hyperbole of the Day

The PLP must be trying to turn around their record on the environment through recycling; recycling tired old election slurs that is.

Last night's rally had more hyperbole, to go with their Southampton candidate's 'they're neo-fascists who want to lock everyone up' nonsense.

Evidently it's contagious. This time the PLP's St. David's candidate is at it.

I don't know what's more worrying. That they actually believe this, or that they say it knowing it's patently untrue:

Earlier that night, Lovitta Foggo, PLP candidate for St. David's said a vote for the UBP was a vote for slavery and a return to the plantation.

"We must hasten to employ measures which ensure that our people and our children know that a UBP vote is a vote back to the plantation. It is a vote that will return the shackles to our feet!

Yeah. That's right. All those black UBP candidates want to enslave themselves. What nonsense. Shouldn't this immediately disqualify someone from holding public office?

Perpetuating this nonsense for future generations is extremely destructive for Bermuda. It's time for politicians grounded in the present not the past.

Posted by Christian S. Dunleavy