Friday, November 9, 2018

Netizen says the Liberal Party is unfit to govern and no longer needed



In a Facebook post, supporter of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, with a Facebook handle Roxie Grace Duterte said that Liberal Party is "irrelevant" in Philippine politics.
Roxie Grace Duterte and 8 candidates of Liberal Party for 2019 Senatorial election / Photo from Facebook

Unfit to govern

She says that the Liberal Party is unfit to govern and serve the nation, stating that she did not know any of the alternative policies and actions the Liberal Party has offered in order to contribute to the nation.

“It becomes clear that not only is the Liberal Party unfit to govern but even in the current presidential system where an opposition party needn’t even have a counter-program to the government, the Liberals are not even fit to oppose,” she said.

Always complaining without any alternatives or solution

Roxie Duterte said that she hears and sees the members of the Liberal Party complain and go up against the president but she feels like they have not offered any alternatives or solutions.
Roxie Grace Duterte / Photo from her Facebook account

She also states that the President himself has even insulted the opposition party, saying that they have not accomplished anything while they were still in power. This, Roxie Duterte says, is an indication that they have failed to be a proper political party and that they "have no contact with reality".

"If they are doing so poorly in a political system that is manifestly obsolete, imagine how poorly they would do in a federal-parliamentary system that more accurately reflects the political feelings of the nation," she said.

Read her full post here:

"Liberal Party as opposition becomes ‘irrelevant’ in PH politics..

“It becomes clear that not only is the Liberal Party unfit to govern but even in the current presidential system where an opposition party needn’t even have a counter-program to the government, the Liberals are not even fit to oppose,” the LP is far gone in their purpose as a party and as an opposition given that they lack any alternative solutions to what they view as radical strategies to wipe out crime and illegal drugs in the country.

Simply put, how does one act as an opposition if one does not have any alternative offers better than what the current government is implementing?
Candidates of Liberal Party for 2019 Senatorial election / Photo from Rappler

The President himself had previously mocked the outcries of the opposition against him by asking, “these are the groups, you know, that were elected during the last administration…ask them what they accomplished while they were in power?”

Not only is the LP acting like a whiny brat, they have also failed to heed the opinion of the very people they claim to serve.

“It becomes clear that the Liberals are less of a political party than a strange lifestyle for those who at no point have any contact with reality,” 

"This is why the Liberals are afraid of the political changes that will come with a new Constitutional settlement. If they are doing so poorly in a political system that is manifestly obsolete, imagine how poorly they would do in a federal-parliamentary system that more accurately reflects the political feelings of the nation."

Source: Roxie Grace Duterte