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Sinn Fein appealing to the lowest common denominator

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  • 24-05-2012 7:44pm
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    Closed Accounts Posts: 34,809 ✭✭✭✭


    Consistently they seem to target their propaganda at the weak and/or uneducated. I remember during the Lisbon treaty they had a billboard in Tallaght stating "remember 1916", which had sweet fck all to do with anything.

    Today I saw the following sign and it really annoyed me because it seems that a lot of educated people seem to be swinging in the Sinn Fein direction using the excuse of 'there's nobody better'. But ffs, talk about bullshít campaigning!

    I really hope these tools never get into power.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 12,078 ✭✭✭✭LordSutch


    You do realise that boards.ie is infested with shinners? Expect to be shot down in flames for even suggisting such a thing Smash!


  • Registered Users Posts: 28,184 ✭✭✭✭drunkmonkey


    Support Works!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 88,978 ✭✭✭✭mike65


    Hang on they are using the partitionist soccer (foreign games!) team to drum up support? ;)


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 37,214 ✭✭✭✭Dudess


    They've got their right-on, "we love the gays" thing going on too. :)


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,483 ✭✭✭Fenian Army


    smash wrote: »
    Consistently they seem to target their propaganda at the weak and/or uneducated. I remember during the Lisbon treaty they had a billboard in Tallaght stating "remember 1916", which had sweet fck all to do with anything.

    Today I saw the following sign and it really annoyed me because it seems that a lot of educated people seem to be swinging in the Sinn Fein direction using the excuse of 'there's nobody better'. But ffs, talk about bullshít campaigning!

    I really hope these tools never get into power.
    It has to do with ceding sovereignty, you know the thing the men and women of 1916 fought and died for?

    the bitterness is strong with this one I see. Better get used to the idea of the shinners being in power.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 672 ✭✭✭Battered Mars Bar


    Sinn Fein is a party that has a very strong following with the under 25 age group. They're far removed from the troubles so I don't see where the goading from the people who supported FF during the boom years comes from :rolleyes:


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 12,395 ✭✭✭✭mikemac1


    Sure that's the garrison game!

    I take no interest in that


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 34,567 ✭✭✭✭Biggins


    Bullshít campaigning v's scare-tactics = who wins?

    We don't!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 46,938 ✭✭✭✭Nodin


    LordSutch wrote: »
    You do realise that boards.ie is infested with shinners?.......!

    "infested"...lovely use of language there.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 37,214 ✭✭✭✭Dudess


    LordSutch wrote: »
    You do realise that boards.ie is infested with shinners? Expect to be shot down in flames for even suggisting such a thing Smash!
    I'm not a fan of SF but admit it... threads like this make you wet yourself with excitement eh? ;)


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,483 ✭✭✭Fenian Army


    Dudess wrote: »
    They've got their right-on, "we love the gays" thing going on too. :)
    :confused:


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 15,515 ✭✭✭✭admiralofthefleet


    mike65 wrote: »
    Hang on they are using the partitionist soccer (foreign games!) team to drum up support? ;)

    and some of the players are only there cause their granny lived next door to someone who worked with someone whos cousin had a pint of guinness once


  • Registered Users Posts: 925 ✭✭✭Plates


    mike65 wrote: »
    Hang on they are using the partitionist soccer (foreign games!) team to drum up support? ;)

    Next thing you know they'll be backing the Irish Cricket Team :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,547 ✭✭✭Agricola


    Well you either have big business parties like FF and FG scaremongering the population into believing we will all die in the ditch if we dont give "confidence" to the investors, or you have SF spouting populist leftie crap about how the elites all hellbent on crippling the country. Parties appeal to their respective demographics with their respective brand of bullshít


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,889 ✭✭✭Spudmonkey


    Whatever about the economic literacy of the incumbent government the thought of Sinn Fein running the show scares me.

    Preaching one thing in the South while doing the opposite in the North.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 34,567 ✭✭✭✭Biggins


    Plates wrote: »
    Next thing you know they'll be backing the Irish Cricket Team :D

    More balls? :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,875 ✭✭✭✭Zebra3


    smash wrote: »
    Consistently they seem to target their propaganda at the weak and/or uneducated. I remember during the Lisbon treaty they had a billboard in Tallaght stating "remember 1916", which had sweet fck all to do with anything.

    Today I saw the following sign and it really annoyed me because it seems that a lot of educated people seem to be swinging in the Sinn Fein direction using the excuse of 'there's nobody better'. But ffs, talk about bullshít campaigning!

    I really hope these tools never get into power.

    Did you vote yes to Lisbon for jobs? :rolleyes:


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,477 ✭✭✭Hootanany


    I think the sign is very clever & frugal two for the price of one poster.
    Cheer on your country & a referendum poster. Just imagine when they get into power the swinging cuts to all the PS PERK & pension I say bring it on.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,512 ✭✭✭Ellis Dee


    I am well-educated and not at all weak and have always supported Sinn Fein and voted for them. I'm not going to change, either.:D

    And I don't feel at all that I need to apologise to anyone, least of all the national cringe brigade and the Section 31-spawned tossers with all the political sophistication of Jedward's retarded cousin, for that. :rolleyes::rolleyes:


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,483 ✭✭✭Fenian Army


    Biggins wrote: »
    More balls? :D
    McGuinness is a huge fan of cricket fwiw


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,533 ✭✭✭Jester252


    So wait the if we vote no we support Ireland in Euro 2012
    So how do we support if we vote yes? :confused:


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 37,214 ✭✭✭✭Dudess


    Ellis Dee wrote: »
    I am well-educated and not at all weak and have always supported Sinn Fein and voted for them. I'm not going to change, either.:D

    And I don't feel at all that I need to apologise to anyone, least of all the national cringe brigade and the Section 31-spawned tossers with all the political sophistication of Jedward's retarded cousin, for that. :rolleyes::rolleyes:
    Objecting to Warrington and Enniskillen makes someone like the above? :confused:


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,547 ✭✭✭Agricola


    Jester252 wrote: »
    So wait the if we vote no we support Ireland in Euro 2012
    So how do we support if we vote yes? :confused:

    Germany obviously


  • Registered Users Posts: 925 ✭✭✭Plates


    As long as someone is looking out for the "ordinary people" of Ireland we'll be ok. ;)


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,483 ✭✭✭Fenian Army


    Domo230 wrote: »
    Sinn fein are increasing their power and honestly that scares me.
    Yes the other parties are full of incompetence and corruption but some of the sinn fein party seem to be on a whole other level of psychopathy.

    It reminds me of when people first voted in the Nazis (yea an extreme example and godwins law I know) because the country was in a bad shape economically and they wanted a new option. It didn't hurt that they could also drum up the old wounds of ww1 (the troubles anyone?) in order to gain even more support.
    you have to be taking the piss


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 34,567 ✭✭✭✭Biggins


    Domo230 wrote: »
    ...It reminds me of when people first voted in the Nazis (yea goodwins law I know) because the country was in a bad shape economically and they wanted a new option. It didn't hurt that they could also drum up the old wounds of ww1 (the troubles anyone?) in order to gain even more support.

    When people are thirsty in a desert, they might be tempted even to drink the sand!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,483 ✭✭✭Fenian Army


    Dudess wrote: »
    Objecting to Warrington and Enniskillen makes someone like the above? :confused:
    You forgot to mention Jerry McCabe and Jean McConville, slipping up there.

    I object to the things you mention, just because someone supports SF it doesn't mean that they support those things.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,405 ✭✭✭Lone Stone


    I like sinn fein, they dont come across as sneaky devious corrupt bastards. Which is odd given the background of the party.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 725 ✭✭✭Varied


    Dudess wrote: »
    Objecting to Warrington and Enniskillen makes someone like the above? :confused:

    Both tragic losses and the perpetrators should be caught.

    However I am a Sinn Fein voter and I think people need to actually read into things before spouting the usual "nordies in our country" bull****.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 46,938 ✭✭✭✭Nodin


    you have to be taking the piss


    When you've been here long enough, you'll see that as mild.


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