Should right thinking FF voters give No. 1 to FG to keep Labour out next Election?

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The above is something I am seriously considering doing myself. I see no future for FF, they don’t even have a decent leadership contender waiting in the wings. While the media are spinning that the next government will be a Labour / Fine Gale coalition, I see no reason for this to be the case. If former FF voters can accept that we need a strong centre right government running the country at this time as opposed to the tax and spend socialism of Labour would a Fine Gale overall majority government not be preferable?

I do not believe the alternative that would be offered by a Labour led government will do anything but compound the current economic situation the country is in. The image of Joan Burton outside our Dáil marching with the public service unions is something that I cannot shake from my memory and destroys any faith that could be placed in Labour to deliver on public service reform. On the same note Pat Rabbit on the six one news this evening was back to higher taxes with his “those who can pay more should” line, does he not realise taxpayers have little resilience left to further tax increases that would surely finish off our economy?

On the other hand FG seem to have the will to tackle the Public Service, and aren’t shouting the outdated socialist slogan of “tax the rich”. They have produced a document which could in the long term save the state up to €5 billion a year if implemented; however I cannot see Labour supporting them on this if they hold the upper hand.

Therefore I would ask should we vote FG at the next election regardless of former allegiance to FF and ensure we have a government that will tackle this crisis?
 


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There are no right thinking FF voters. If there were FF would never have been elected.
 

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Saw the thread title and immediately checked to see if it was in the political humour forum
 

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Certainly an interesting argument, but it won't work because so many FFers would rather die than vote FG. Possibly literally.
 

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Certainly an interesting argument, but it won't work because so many FFers would rather die than vote FG. Possibly literally.
Historically this may have been the case, but I think there are a big section out there now under 50 years of age for whome civil war politics has no baring and that would be largely concerned with policy instead.
 

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The above is something I am seriously considering doing myself. I see no future for FF, they don’t even have a decent leadership contender waiting in the wings. While the media are spinning that the next government will be a Labour / Fine Gale coalition, I see no reason for this to be the case. If former FF voters can accept that we need a strong centre right government running the country at this time as opposed to the tax and spend socialism of Labour would a Fine Gale overall majority government not be preferable?

Who are this "Fine Gale" party you keep speaking of?

Do you even have a vote here?
 

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FF, FG, Labour are all Scum.
 

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At this stage there's no such thing as a right thinking Fianna Fail voter.
 

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Anyone who is centre-right and doesn't vote FG is giving labour a bigger say in the next government. Voting FF at this stage is a wasted vote.
 

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If former FF voters can accept that we need a strong centre right government running the country at this time as opposed to the tax and spend socialism of Labour would a Fine Gale overall majority government not be preferable?
What was rightwing about FF? They had no wing or ideology or idea whatsoever, beyond "what'll get us votes."
 

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Anyone who is centre-right and doesn't vote FG is giving labour a bigger say in the next government. Voting FF at this stage is a wasted vote.
+1
 

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This is exactly what I am going to do. It is anything but Labour now. ABL. It was always said in my house that a government is only as good as its opposition. So to let the other parties off the hook with this crisis is wrong, who was watching FF and their antics...nobody , one big cosy cartel.
 

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This is exactly what I am going to do. It is anything but Labour now. ABL. It was always said in my house that a government is only as good as its opposition. So to let the other parties off the hook with this crisis is wrong, who was watching FF and their antics...nobody , one big cosy cartel.
+1
 

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I hate Labour with a passion because of their Big Government, tax-and-spend, Dublin 4, Left-Liberal, PC-elite. I fear they will call the tune of the next government irrespective of whether they lead it. Yet a FG-Labour govt seems inevitable, so I have to think carefully how to use my vote to minimise Labour's power in the next govt. I despise FG's slavish support for a Federal Europe but welcome more conservative views on immigration and Turkey from figures like Creighton and Varadkar, and FG's support for public-sector reform. I hope the Immigration, Residence and Protection Bill passes before the election as Labour will tear it up. I'm going to vote either FG, Indo or SF and will transfer to everyone except Labour. That is how to slow the Gilmore-Gale's destructive-capacity.
 

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The above is something I am seriously considering doing myself. I see no future for FF, they don’t even have a decent leadership contender waiting in the wings. While the media are spinning that the next government will be a Labour / Fine Gale coalition, I see no reason for this to be the case. If former FF voters can accept that we need a strong centre right government running the country at this time as opposed to the tax and spend socialism of Labour would a Fine Gale overall majority government not be preferable?

I do not believe the alternative that would be offered by a Labour led government will do anything but compound the current economic situation the country is in. The image of Joan Burton outside our Dáil marching with the public service unions is something that I cannot shake from my memory and destroys any faith that could be placed in Labour to deliver on public service reform. On the same note Pat Rabbit on the six one news this evening was back to higher taxes with his “those who can pay more should” line, does he not realise taxpayers have little resilience left to further tax increases that would surely finish off our economy?

On the other hand FG seem to have the will to tackle the Public Service, and aren’t shouting the outdated socialist slogan of “tax the rich”. They have produced a document which could in the long term save the state up to €5 billion a year if implemented; however I cannot see Labour supporting them on this if they hold the upper hand.

Therefore I would ask should we vote FG at the next election regardless of former allegiance to FF and ensure we have a government that will tackle this crisis?
Right thinking FFers number about 25 :lol:
 

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Three words "Taoiseach Enda Kenny". You have your answer.
oggy said:
Saw the thread title and immediately checked to see if it was in the political humour forum
He said right thinking Fianna Fail voters, not the gob************************es who would vote for Fianna Fail no matter what.
 


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