Saturday, May 27, 2017

Jeremy Corbyn Is Catching Up To The Vile Right Wing Party Screwing British Working People


Remember back in April when Theresa May was leading Jeremy Corbyn 50-25%? Corbyn has been slowly gaining ground over the last few weeks and a new poll out Friday from YouGov shows the gap closing further: 43-38%. A few days before those numbers came out, The Independent did some extremely interesting reporting on why Labour is surging, primarily because the media is finally giving Corbyn impartial coverage. Forget for a moment that Labor's establishment "Blue Dogs" and "New Dems"-- the Conservative wing of the Labour Party-- has been undercutting and sabotaging Corbyn relentlessly and let's concentrate on The Independent's observation that the "poll bounce coincides with general election broadcast rules kicking in. The public are finally seeing that Corbyn is not the person he has been portrayed as." Political hacks in the Labour establishment and their friends in the media are about as excited about Corbyn as Democratic Party shitheads like Wasserman Schultz is about Bernie-- and just as vicious and destructive.
There are two reasons for this [surge]. Firstly, the public tends to only engage with politics during a general election campaign. Very few people follow all the twists and turns of Westminster in their day to day lives. They might pick up the odd bit of information, often through the prism of a right wing tabloid press which usually sets the agenda, but as we near 8 June and people have to make their minds up about who to vote for, a lot more attention will be paid to what the parties are saying. This is why a link to Labour’s very popular manifesto went viral on Facebook last week.

It is also interesting how Labour’s poll bounce coincides with general election broadcast rules kicking in. The public are finally seeing that Jeremy Corbyn is not the person he has been portrayed as in sections of the right wing press, although some broadcasters still insist on using the pejorative term “hard left,” which is somewhat at odds with polling that indicates the public supports the policies in the Labour manifesto.

Labour under Jeremy Corbyn isn’t hard left-- it’s mainstream.

This is one reason why Theresa May has avoided debating Jeremy Corbyn. Another is that parroting pre-prepared lines doesn’t get you very far in a debate format. Conservative strategists are caught between the necessity of using May’s popularity to detoxify their party’s brand in the north of England, but also knowing that her popularity is based on a perception borne out of carefully choreographed public appearances.

Jeremy is the only leader whose approval ratings have improved since the election was called, jumping 11 points. But approval ratings don’t tell the whole story. Pollsters ask for a judgement on whether the leader is doing a good job, which is effectively asking people to second guess what everyone else thinks about a politician. Much more interesting is YouGov’s net positivity rating, and Jeremy’s has gone from -19 to +22 within the space of a month, with 57 per cent either liking or really liking him. This is one reason why more people would consider voting for Jeremy Corbyn compared to alternative Labour candidates.

One of Labour’s challenges in the coming weeks is to win over Ukip voters who have switched to the Conservatives, which is the primary reason for their current lead in the polls. This task is much easier because Jeremy won the second leadership contest and, as a result, the party accepted the result of the referendum.

Another priority will be mobilising young voters. What has been impressive is Jeremy’s capacity to appear on stage at Wirral Live and not look out of place, and his ability to attract the support of key influencers such as actor Danny DeVito, Geordie Shore’s Scotty T and grime artists including JME and Lowkey, whose powerful tribute went viral [below]. Labour is way ahead among 18-24 year olds, so turnout will have a big impact on the outcome of this election, and the Conservatives will be concerned that many older voters may switch to Labour or not vote at all because of their disastrous social care plans, which are borne out of a reluctance to tax the wealthiest and big business just a little bit more.

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At 5:47 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, but would Corbyn tell the drumpfsterfire to go fuck himself? If he does, I'm all in.

May was the first foreign leader (after putin) to lick the orange-utang's asshole. That, alone, makes her shit in my book.

At 6:57 AM, Anonymous Hone said...

Who can we get in the USA to be a young Bernie-like, Corbin-like guy to run for President? The Dems need to put up an appealing, progressive candidate. Will they? Nancy Pelosi and Debbie W-S need to go.

At 7:10 AM, Blogger DownWithTyranny said...

Hone, we're trying to help build a bench with congressional candidates made up of people like you describe-- like Katie Marshall and Matt Coffay in North Carolina. Check out how they're working to hold their Republican incumbents accountable here.

At 10:53 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hone and DWT, that is not going to happen.

There are probably hundreds of decent to very good people that would consider running for any number of seats but refuse to bend over for the DNC/DxCC donors' demands. Thus, they don't run.

Holding republican incumbents accountable? That's not even a thing in R districts and states where the voters will vote for hitler with a bifurcated tail over any D ever. Never mistake voters who yell about their reps killing grandma with those voters being open to a democrat/p. They aren't. Never will be. Such is the power of religion. And if you don't think being a republican today is a total cult, you're hallucinating.

They can be beaten in some places. Places where colleges and universities exist. But that would take decent to good Ds running. And YOU, DWT, daily illustrate that the DxCCs thwart every good one they can.

So Hone and DWT, under current leadershit, your desire for good candidates will continue to be frustrated. You have to excise all of the D leadershit. All of it. The entire DNC and all of the DxCCs need to go. Everyone there now has to be repudiated, exiled and forbidden from ever having a party card ever again.
Right now there are only 2 ways to do that. Get good people into entry-level seats now and wait for the leadershit to die; or just stop all voting for democraps and wait until their donors quit flushing money their way. And, btw, vote for Green or Socialist or others in the mean time (to make it plain to donors that you're through with the corrupt democraps).

The former can't happen under current structure. The latter would work faster, but it would result in unknown horrors in the mean time. Unknown horrors worse than what we have now? unknown.

At 11:34 PM, Blogger koi singh said...

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