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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Portraying a ‘reluctant’ Cha-cha dancer


Constitutional changes have always been rejected by the general public, mainly on account of suspicions that the changes are to be used for the political benefit of the Malacañang resident.
It stands to reason that if the incumbent President and his Liberal Party mates want Charter change (Cha-cha) to come about, then reverse psychology may just be the answer, meaning Noynoy and the LP may well want Cha-cha, but make it appear that they are against it, to get the public to accept the Cha-cha route, through Congress, on the unconstitutional fourth mode to amend the Charter, with claimed guarantees that only the economic provisions and military defense provisos will be touched.

Think about it: If Noynoy is really against amending the Constitution, as he claims he does not believe that amending the economic provisions will bring about more investments and progress, why then did he agree to have this proposal from the congressional leaders studied by a legal and economic team?

The answer is fairly obvious. If his team says these provisions should be amended, as Cha-cha may well be what Noynoy and his LP pals want, for them to reign forever and ever, he then can claim that even as he does not want amendments, his team says it is good for the country, and he still keeps his “image” of a reluctant Cha-cha dancer, even if he really wants a change. Besides, it is Congress, and not he, that would be coming up with this so-called Bernas fourth mode.

It would be no different from his “reluctant” presidential candidate pose he assumed in 2009, when all along, even during the wake of his mother, Cory, the plan to run for the presidency was already on.

Remember Kris Aquino, during her mother’s wake, tactlessly saying that whatever it takes, she and Noynoy would do it as they have the influence, and she certainly wasn’t referring to the burial rites..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/index.php/commentary/item/2317-portraying-a-‘reluctant’-cha-cha-dancer


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