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arroyo turns SONA 2009 into a 2010 election campaign speech

As the campaign unfolds and the candidates take to the airwaves, I ask them to talk more about how they will build up the nation rather than tear down their opponents. Our candidates must understand the complexities of our government and what it takes to move the country forward. Give the electorate real choices and not just sweet talk….

these are good words, specially on the side of asking election opponents talking about how to build the nation rather than tear down opponents. 

and yet, arroyo takes a jab at mar roxas one of the leading presidentiable candidates:

To those who want to be President, this advice: If you want something done, do it hard, do it well. Don’t pussyfoot. Just do it. Don’t say bad words in public.

and another jab at erap estrada, also a declared “undeclared” presidentiable who is also one of the leaders  in the polls:

I am falsely accused, without proof, of using my office for personal profit. Many of those who accuse me of it have lifestyles and spending habits that make them walking proofs of that crime….

We can read their frustrations. They had the chance to serve this good country and they blew it by serving themselves….

Those who live in glass houses should cast no stones. Those who should be in jail should not threaten it, especially if they have been there….

this one is a reference to jose de veencia. it is also  another arroyo tactic that has been done many times over – turn things around:

The noisiest critics of constitutional reform tirelessly and shamelessly attempted Cha-Cha when they thought they could take advantage of a shift in the form of government. Now that they feel they cannot benefit from it, they oppose it.

the lighting fast push for con-ass and several attempts at cha-cha speaks of arroyo wanting to benefit from its success not to mention it is widely believed cha-cha is being done for the purpose of arroyo extending her grip on power.

we have a SONA where arroyo says political candidates should stay on talks on building the country and refrain from putting each other down. and yet in this same SONA, she actually attacks 2 leading opposition presidentiables.

combine that attack on leading opposition presidentiables with hiding behind on who benefits with cha-cha plus  no categorical declaration that she will step down from power in 2010 leads you to conclude she has political ambitions beyond 2010.

this SONA is  more than a SONA, it is an election campaign speech.

 

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  1. harold angeles
    July 27, 2009 at 10:04 pm

    Proud to be a Filipino after the SONA…especially that we have a brilliant economist as a president…and not an actor who have not finished his COLLEGE, his PRESIDENCY, and lastly…his JAIL TERM-Toink.- 🙂

  2. Roderick Sibelius
    July 28, 2009 at 6:12 am

    Excellent SPEECH, I HOPE SHE WILL BE AGAIN PRESIDENT, PRIME MINISTET SO THAT WE CAN GO AND MALACANANG AND JOIN
    FOR the ‘Cha Cha’ Ballroom celebration – not JUWETENG
    GAMBLING celebration and just SHOWBIZ POLITICAL ACTING,
    WOMANIZING and ALLOWING MILITARY FORCE TO FURTHER COERCE THE MINDANAO SITUATION…

    This ECONOMIST as PRESIDENT is what we need, WE NEED TO VOICE OUT OUR SUPPORT AND VOTE FOR HER…

    …WHO MAY I ASK IS QUALIFIED RIGHT NOW AS A CANDIDATE FOR A TOP JOB?…WE ARE LUCKY SHE IS TRYING HER BEST FOR A TOUGH JOB…

    PGMA is GOD’s APPOINTED PRESIDENT ‘NOT THE ROMAN CATHOLIC god’s DEMONized CHURCH’ … we are talking here about the GOD OF ALL RELIGIONS AND CREATOR OF THE UNIVERSE…HE IS IN CONTROL OF EVERYTHING including THE POLITICS of this PLANET…

    ExtraTerrestial CIA {Cosmic InterGalactic Agency}

  3. stiff
    July 29, 2009 at 11:26 pm

    I agree,..!!nyc one..

  4. July 30, 2009 at 11:13 pm

    if PGMA SONA is 100% true & correct then it’s time us Filipino to embrace the beginning of the dawn break for our country

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