which taiwan political party do you side with?

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which do you side with?

KMT
6
27%
DPP
11
50%
other (explain your ideology and why the 2 main political parties fails to meet it)
5
23%
 
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Re: which taiwan political party do you side with?

Postby Taffy » 01 May 2012, 12:02

finley wrote:Personally I think a democracy isn't a democracy until people realise the whole thing is a sham and start mocking it.

I thought that was the point of the PFP, no?
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Re: which taiwan political party do you side with?

Postby ChewDawg » 01 May 2012, 12:55

Taffy wrote:
finley wrote:Personally I think a democracy isn't a democracy until people realise the whole thing is a sham and start mocking it.

I thought that was the point of the PFP, no?


I'd trust the PFP with its mainlander elites and technocrats more than these fools, idiots, taikes, and charlatans. :lol:
This should be used as an advertisement for the circus coming into town and not a political debate!!!! :D

I wouldn't trust these dimwits [with the possible exception of Hsu] to change the tires on my car, sell lotto tickets on the side of the street :D , or run a peanut stand in a rural area. :D If this is the best they can do, the KMT is going to be in power for a long, long time. :lol: :lol: :lol: I truly think a retarded ostrich could do a better job.

Tsai was heads and above better than this sorry lot.

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Re: which taiwan political party do you side with?

Postby fanglangzhe » 02 May 2012, 15:45

A few years back, over 90% of posters on this forum were strong DPP and TI supporters. It seems that proportion has declined a bit. In fact, it seems the amount of fervor and passion that used to be so obvious in the 'taiwan politics' forum in general has diminished a wee bit. What gives?
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which taiwan political party do you side with?

Postby headhonchoII » 02 May 2012, 15:50

That trend just mirrors the overall trend in society here.
The most noticeable thing about the recent presidential elections? The absolute lack of fervor and interest on the streets. People are really sick of politics here and I think it is probably a good thing that they are more cynical and less easy to persuade with emotional appeals.
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Re: which taiwan political party do you side with?

Postby GuyInTaiwan » 02 May 2012, 15:54

ChewDawg wrote:or run a peanut stand in a rural area.


Isn't that their economic platform?
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Re: which taiwan political party do you side with?

Postby fanglangzhe » 02 May 2012, 16:04

headhonchoII wrote:That trend just mirrors the overall trend in society here.
The most noticeable thing about the recent presidential elections? The absolute lack of fervor and interest on the streets. People are really sick of politics here and I think it is probably a good thing that they are more cynical and less easy to persuade with emotional appeals.


But strangely enough, posters on this site are still more DPP/TI supporting than the voting public in Taiwan at large, a point that has been mentioned before elsewhere in this site. That may not change for a long time to come.
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Re: which taiwan political party do you side with?

Postby GuyInTaiwan » 02 May 2012, 16:14

fanglangzhe wrote:
headhonchoII wrote:That trend just mirrors the overall trend in society here.
The most noticeable thing about the recent presidential elections? The absolute lack of fervor and interest on the streets. People are really sick of politics here and I think it is probably a good thing that they are more cynical and less easy to persuade with emotional appeals.


But strangely enough, posters on this site are still more DPP/TI supporting than the voting public in Taiwan at large, a point that has been mentioned before elsewhere in this site. That may not change for a long time to come.


They are both political parties. I am deeply suspicious of any politicians. Therefore, I am deeply suspicious of both the KMT and the DPP.
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Re: which taiwan political party do you side with?

Postby headhonchoII » 02 May 2012, 17:14

I'm not sure, I think there is a more nuanced view of the political parties these days on this site. Many of us would like to see Taiwan as a fully independent and recognised nation in the world and why not as it would be a great thing indeed. Whether we believe that can happen anytime soon is another story.
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Re: which taiwan political party do you side with?

Postby Feiren » 02 May 2012, 19:10

headhonchoII wrote:That trend just mirrors the overall trend in society here.
The most noticeable thing about the recent presidential elections? The absolute lack of fervor and interest on the streets. People are really sick of politics here and I think it is probably a good thing that they are more cynical and less easy to persuade with emotional appeals.


The number of DPP voters has not changed significantly although Chen Shui-bian did great damage to the cause. Still, the desire to keep Taiwan independent and free is widely shared and the number of people who'd like to see a more just society is also increasing. The tide is turning.
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Re: which taiwan political party do you side with?

Postby Dog's_Breakfast » 03 May 2012, 16:30

Is it necessary to even have political parties? What are they good for? OK, I'll answer my own question - "Winning elections." Tribalism is a powerful force.
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