Stuck in the mud ? The “bozo coup” that was announced saturday (the military pushing for a “Frankenstein Coalition” between Democrat Party and defectors from the current majority) was based on something important : surprise effect.
Like Shock and Awe, or the Blitzkrieg.
This is why the Democrat Party announced sunday a motion for monday in order to reconvene the Parliament and to proceed quickly to the election of the new Prime Minister. Very quickly.
But unfortunatly, the operation seems to loose momentum. Apparently, Parliament will take time to check the motion…then the motion will be sent for royal approval… That would lead us to the next week.
The Democrat motion to convene a special House session has been submitted. The Pheu Thai Party is also planning to submit a similar motion of its own. House Speaker Chai said it would take about three days to check the signatures before the Democrat motion can be presented to HM the King.
As of now, the House session may take place as late as next week. It promises to be a very long, anxious wait for Abhisit. Our latest information has it that only 21 Newin faction MPs remain committed to the Democrat alliance. (Nation)
The more they wait, the more the “bozo coup” weakens. The more there is a risk for the defectors… to defect again ! The higher is the risk for the medias and the people to start to think a little bit about this montruous mating, its causes and its consequences…
And we all know that thinking… is bad, isn’t it ? 😉
[personal note. I think my opinion is obvious : this ridiculous political trick (to force a fundamental change of coalition by using a few… defectors) is scandalous and is an insult to all voters (from both side). With such trick, the thai democracy is nothing but a political whore.
If Abhisit wanted to keep an ounce of legitimacy and credibility, he should refuse such horrible kitchen trick. The bottom line is : even if the plan succeeds, it’s unlikely that such “Frankenstein Coalition” could work successfully on the long term… So what’s the point ? So it’s not even a coup, a serious one, I think the expression I’ve forged is really accurate : bozo coup, a coup by the clowns for the clowns. Wake up Thailand ! End of rant.]