Would we be further ahead in the polls if we hadn’t laid back and thought of England when lefties attacked?
You may have noticed from the polls that even though Labour has some of the least liked politicians in the UK, such as Ed Balls, Mad Hattie Harperson + Liam “there’s no money left” Byrne, that the gap between them & us Conservative types in the polls is more like one of those touring car races where the drivers are knocking each other’s door mirrors off…. rather than being the polling equivalent of one of those old wet F1 races where Ayrton Senna would lap the entire field.
I place the blame on the early days of the coalition, where lefties on social media groups such as this and this (with followings the size of a small town) constantly giving us sh*t for things that were a legacy left behind by Labour.
Things such as the Spare Room Subsidy (or “Bedroom Tax” as they call it) + the ATOS assessments for disabled people that got too many pukka claimants for benefits caught up in the cross-fire in the attempt to crackdown on those trying to screw the system.
Then there was the way they tried to twist the policy proposal of replacing the human rights act I blogged about earlier…. making out that Conservatives wanted to scrap human rights entirely so we could perform Auschwitz / North Korean style human rights abuses.
Instead of ripping them to shreds for doing so like Americans such as Sarah Palin, Trey Gowdy or Judge Jeannine would (or for that matter Breitbart London gaffer James Delingpole) there seemed to be a tendency to “lay back and think of England” over it in an attempt to maintain the image of being at least more polite than the lefties. Since Yahoo Answers was first launched whenever it was (a question & answer website of the 4th most popular website in the world) I often had to do “Diego Maradona style one man stands” debunking leftie crap ‘cos no one else seemed to be stepping up to the plate to deal with it too.
Things seem to have improved somewhat since January 2014 when I made a New Years Resolution Tweet on a similar theme that kinda mentioned it, and there being such a thing as being too polite.
On top of the new stuff, there’s still no let-up in the other old stand-bys of the left for throwing s**t at Conservatives over things like the ditching school milk Thatcher milk snatcher one (even though labour started it, and to a greater extent) + closing coal mines (even though labour started it, and to a greater extent).