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Greens bullying FF
galway | environment | opinion/analysis Friday July 02, 2010 22:01 by donkylemore - self
..recent acts passed by an unwielddy government
The notion is as absurd as it is reflective on how cravenly this Junior coalition partners will act do to stay in power.
The bravado of Mr Gormley defending the suggestion that the Greens are '''bullying'' FF is absurd in the extreme .
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Denis Healey once described Geoffrey Howe's attempt to bully him with rhetoric as "like being savaged by a dead sheep". This metaphor is often misattributed to C.J. Haughey but Haugheys own Fianna Fail party might just as well apply it to their Green bedfellows and their prancing, gesticulating, wafflingsand hissy fits and power plays. Fianna Fail are old hands at this taking a small party to bed, doing them over sweetly and watching the electorate obliterate them later as they take on all the negative energy of Fianna Fails scheming. The Greens must surely have noticed what has become of the PD's? Who?
Anyone who perceives the Greens as bullying Fianna Fail is falling for well presented theatre. Anyone who thinks that the Fianna Fail hardcore vote will believe it or will shift allegiance because of it is wasting their time. In fact the whole political game as it is operating is a waste of time.