Labourites on the Internet - a thread

Eventualities

Well-known member
Joined
Apr 16, 2018
Messages
2,158
So, over on the 'Labour and Repeal' thread, a unexpected questioning of the theme came in the form of someone objecting to the assertion that Brendan Howlin apparently needed a full company to oversee the running of his gaff.

'Labour made mistakes in government', however, has been their script across forums, Twitter arguments and Facebook comments.

'Made mistakes'. They accidentally targeted young people, the working-class and the infirm for soul-destroying austerity, by mistake, you see.

Anyway - a number of apparatchiks on Twitter are arguing the same line, with Labourites quote-tweeting objections to said line from smaller accounts to the inner circle of Labour/RNU Twitterers, like PopulistWatch and DubLoony, interesting topics in themselves. AodhBC in fact lists people that disagree with him online as an intimidation tactic. Site fave Dermot Lacey is especially bad for insulting people without any substance.

With this in mind - can we piece together a rough topography of Labour boot-boys on the internet, and maybe find some logic in their decisions to alienate ordinary leftists while pushing for a united left?
 


RelentlessApathy!

Active member
Joined
Feb 16, 2018
Messages
177
Anyway - a number of apparatchiks on Twitter are arguing the same line, with Labourites quote-tweeting objections to said line from smaller accounts to the inner circle of Labour/RNU Twitterers, like PopulistWatch and DubLoony, interesting topics in themselves. AodhBC in fact lists people that disagree with him online as an intimidation tactic. Site fave Dermot Lacey is especially bad for insulting people without any substance.

With this in mind - can we piece together a rough topography of Labour boot-boys on the internet
You just did above...there aren't that many of them left, I'd say you missed two or three other than the ones you mentioned.



and maybe find some logic in their decisions to alienate ordinary leftists while pushing for a united left?
They can't give up on their own self righteousness, can't stop arguing and justifying what they did during the recession. As the yanks say, if you're arguing you're losing, thus Labour are condemned to be eternal losers. The only hope left for Irish Labour is to hire Kelly Anne Conway.
 

Eventualities

Well-known member
Joined
Apr 16, 2018
Messages
2,158
You just did above...there aren't that many of them left, I'd say you missed two or three other than the ones you mentioned.
Some research has been done on PopWatch - he's a slum landlord in Dublin, which makes for a great fit for 'Labour' - but what of the other two? Or a lot of the cllrs and ex-TD assistants?

They can't give up on their own self righteousness, can't stop arguing and justifying what they did during the recession. As the yanks say, if you're arguing you're losing, thus Labour are condemned to be eternal losers. The only hope left for Irish Labour is to hire Kelly Anne Conway.
But you can't defend the indefensible. And at least the Lib Dems apologised, somehow making Labour even worse.
 

storybud1

Well-known member
Joined
Oct 25, 2011
Messages
6,531
Follow the money trail blazers like Gimiemore (never had a real job in his entire life) but ends up a millionaire like the moron in the Aras, and yet the media ignore so called socialists living it up ?

There is a sick relationship between selling "victimhood" and reality via the media who need this crap to sell ads, the race to claim the high moral ground is always a fooking laugh, especially when the millionaires are trying it on,

It's like they finally learned how Religion worked so well for so long ,,
 

Eventualities

Well-known member
Joined
Apr 16, 2018
Messages
2,158
Follow the money trail blazers like Gimiemore (never had a real job in his entire life) but ends up a millionaire like the moron in the Aras, and yet the media ignore so called socialists living it up ?

There is a sick relationship between selling "victimhood" and reality via the media who need this crap to sell ads, the race to claim the high moral ground is always a fooking laugh, especially when the millionaires are trying it on,

It's like they finally learned how Religion worked so well for so long ,,
At least the god squad had the basics of storytelling, what these lads are up to makes zero sense.
 

Levellers

Well-known member
Joined
Apr 30, 2011
Messages
14,291
Dermot Lacey has to be the worst example of Labour. Hatred of the poor, anything irish and giving a free pass to criminals.
 

Travis Bickle

Well-known member
Joined
Aug 4, 2017
Messages
1,294
So, over on the 'Labour and Repeal' thread, a unexpected questioning of the theme came in the form of someone objecting to the assertion that Brendan Howlin apparently needed a full company to oversee the running of his gaff.

'Labour made mistakes in government', however, has been their script across forums, Twitter arguments and Facebook comments.

'Made mistakes'. They accidentally targeted young people, the working-class and the infirm for soul-destroying austerity, by mistake, you see.

Anyway - a number of apparatchiks on Twitter are arguing the same line, with Labourites quote-tweeting objections to said line from smaller accounts to the inner circle of Labour/RNU Twitterers, like PopulistWatch and DubLoony, interesting topics in themselves. AodhBC in fact lists people that disagree with him online as an intimidation tactic. Site fave Dermot Lacey is especially bad for insulting people without any substance.

With this in mind - can we piece together a rough topography of Labour boot-boys on the internet, and maybe find some logic in their decisions to alienate ordinary leftists while pushing for a united left?
I am a former Labour party member.
I find it odd that genuine adults stick with a team/party regardless of their actions. How anyone can stick with a party for life despite what they may or may not do is fascinating. Look at the FF/FG sham artists.
I think Roisin Shortall was right to leave. I drifted away at that time myself. Labour would need have a complete overhaul and a good look at itself before I'd consider giving them my support again.
It's just not good enough to be the token 'left' party that will jump in to bed with anyone. it's not 'better in, than out', what's the point of being in government if you sell out your principles. They were disgusting teamed up with the Tory party, (FG).

People can criticise 'the left' all they want, but it shows actual genuine political beliefs not to be constantly fudging and spinning lies to keep bums on seats like the FG/FF coalition, that's your right wing block of scummers right there. I'd suggest the lefts biggest downfall is sticking to principle over popularity, despite what any FF/FG'ers might say about populism, there's nobody more populist than FF/FG. Look at Repeal, the left have been pushing for that for decades.
Also the public hold Labour and the actual left to a higher moral standard. We expect FF/FG to be greasy rats, so when it turns out to be so, there's not too much shock factor that shows in over all support. If someone on the left has money or education they're written off. One in four TD's are landlords ffs. But 'Better the scumbags you know' we'd cite come election time.
 
Last edited:

Plebian

Well-known member
Joined
Feb 20, 2011
Messages
9,254
So, over on the 'Labour and Repeal' thread, a unexpected questioning of the theme came in the form of someone objecting to the assertion that Brendan Howlin apparently needed a full company to oversee the running of his gaff.

'Labour made mistakes in government', however, has been their script across forums, Twitter arguments and Facebook comments.

'Made mistakes'. They accidentally targeted young people, the working-class and the infirm for soul-destroying austerity, by mistake, you see.

Anyway - a number of apparatchiks on Twitter are arguing the same line, with Labourites quote-tweeting objections to said line from smaller accounts to the inner circle of Labour/RNU Twitterers, like PopulistWatch and DubLoony, interesting topics in themselves. AodhBC in fact lists people that disagree with him online as an intimidation tactic. Site fave Dermot Lacey is especially bad for insulting people without any substance.

With this in mind - can we piece together a rough topography of Labour boot-boys on the internet, and maybe find some logic in their decisions to alienate ordinary leftists while pushing for a united left?
Are you saying that Labourites ( as you call them ) are pushing for a united left?

As I see Labour they are what they are, how they behaved in Govt ( as a socially-liberal and Trade Union connected wing of FG ) is how they naturally are and that's their business. There's room for all kinds of parties in Irish politics.
 

making waves

Well-known member
Joined
Mar 2, 2010
Messages
19,412
You don't know a thing about Dermot Lacey and everything you've heard about him was made up by his political enemies.
Fortunately these days Lacey and the rest of 'New Labour' are utterly irrelevant.
 

HYENA

Well-known member
Joined
Jan 21, 2011
Messages
2,998
Expect the next generation of wannabe Labour TDs to emerge from Kings Inns and from UCD and look for a future as judges, programme managers, appointments to State Boards, Dáil Assistants, all for the price of a feigned concerned for the Working Poor that their grand dad claimed.
 

Travis Bickle

Well-known member
Joined
Aug 4, 2017
Messages
1,294
Expect the next generation of wannabe Labour TDs to emerge from Kings Inns and from UCD and look for a future as judges, programme managers, appointments to State Boards, Dáil Assistants, all for the price of a feigned concerned for the Working Poor that their grand dad claimed.
To be fair that's more the case with FF/FG. If you want to feather your nest you'd be best suited joining up with the big sharks.
 

HYENA

Well-known member
Joined
Jan 21, 2011
Messages
2,998
So the young Springs, Costelloes, and all the other Entitled Labour Families were left unprovided for? A little leech is still a leech.
 

Travis Bickle

Well-known member
Joined
Aug 4, 2017
Messages
1,294
True but such criticism is heavily weighed towards the left. It's like the Chris Rock bit about wealth and being few wealthy blacks. Somebody shouts 'Oprah' and he agrees to a point but suggests all most wealthy black people need is a kid with a drug problem for all that to go, 'I'm talking about real wealth, the white people who own the colour 'blue'.
Fianna Fail and Fine Gael are wrapped into the states business like a weed.
 

Boss Croker

Well-known member
Joined
Feb 18, 2005
Messages
352
Website
www.shergar.com
AodhBC in fact lists people that disagree with him online as an intimidation tactic.
Youve ************************ all sense of humour if you think @AodhBC is a Labourite apparatchik. All his tweets about them - especially about Howlin - are just huge sendups and a parody of the OTT, gushing kind of talk you get in the real Labourite tweets, especiall from their press office. He constantly sends up O Riordain's boring earnestness as well.
 

hiding behind a poster

Well-known member
Joined
Mar 8, 2005
Messages
48,981
How's the jerking going, lads? Still all facing each other?
 

ymmek

Well-known member
Joined
Oct 2, 2007
Messages
3,056
Expect the next generation of wannabe Labour TDs to emerge from Kings Inns and from UCD and look for a future as judges, programme managers, appointments to State Boards, Dáil Assistants, all for the price of a feigned concerned for the Working Poor that their grand dad claimed.
Maybe they will seek entry to the Slab Murphy school for for start ups.
 


New Threads

Most Replies

Top