Politician – Shaughnessy For Congress http://shaughnessyforcongress.com/ Fri, 18 Nov 2022 04:13:11 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://shaughnessyforcongress.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-4.png Politician – Shaughnessy For Congress http://shaughnessyforcongress.com/ 32 32 Nepal’s Next Generation Faces Older Politicians in Upcoming Polls https://shaughnessyforcongress.com/nepals-next-generation-faces-older-politicians-in-upcoming-polls/ Fri, 18 Nov 2022 04:13:11 +0000 https://shaughnessyforcongress.com/nepals-next-generation-faces-older-politicians-in-upcoming-polls/ Kathmandu: With just two days left before the crucial federal parliament and provincial assembly polls, Sobita Gautam, a young activist from Nepal, has waged an aggressive door-to-door campaign in her constituency of Kathmandu- 2. Gautam, 27, is running for election to enter the House of Representatives, the lower house of Nepal’s federal parliament, which has […]]]>

Kathmandu: With just two days left before the crucial federal parliament and provincial assembly polls, Sobita Gautam, a young activist from Nepal, has waged an aggressive door-to-door campaign in her constituency of Kathmandu- 2.

Gautam, 27, is running for election to enter the House of Representatives, the lower house of Nepal’s federal parliament, which has 275 members. She is in competition with Onsari Gharti, leader of the ruling party CPN (Maoist Centre) who is also a former speaker of parliament, and Maniram Phuyal, leader of the main opposition party CPN (UML).

Although she is still a baby in Nepal’s mainstream politics and her little-known Rashtriya Swatantra party is struggling to establish itself in mainstream politics, she sees her big prospects in the elections.

Gautam, a lawyer and former television journalist, introduces herself as a youth leader. She says her candidacy represents all those young people who want significant reforms in national politics.

“I believe people will vote for young people this time because they are tired of old politicians and their dirty business under the guise of politics,” Gautam said in a recent TV interview. She believes that youth participation in mainstream politics will accelerate political transformation and social change in the country.

Gautam is among hundreds of young Nepalese trying to enter mainstream politics through elections to the federal parliament and provincial assembly due to be held on November 20. Although young people make up 40% of the country’s total population, their representation at the political-level of manufacturing is minimal.

Nepal is heading for federal parliament and provincial assembly elections for the second time after the country adopted a republican constitution in 2015. The upcoming elections would be another major step in consolidating the democratic republic and federalism.

Sagar Dhakal, another young aspirant, is running for office against none other than the country’s outgoing prime minister, Sher Bahadur Deuba. Dhakal is waging a vigorous door-to-door campaign in the far western district of Dadeldhura, where Deuba has won elections consecutively at least five times. There are reasons why Dhakal decided to show up against Deuba this time. It was 2017, Dhakal went viral after he swapped barbs with Deuba on a talk show hosted by BBC Media Action. Dhakal, the invited participant, asked Prime Minister Deuba why Nepal lacks prime ministers or presidents who graduated from world-renowned universities like Oxford in the UK.

Enraged by Dhakal’s question, Deuba showed erratic behavior. Deuba, the main speaker at the event, gave a blunt answer: “How could we get Oxford University here overnight?” Dhakal was in the national spotlight after this event.

Later, Dhakal went to Oxford to get a master’s degree and returned home. The young man is again in the spotlight as he faces Prime Minister Deuba.

“This is not my constituency, but this is where I am contesting the election against a person who has become prime minister five times,” Dhakal, an independent candidate, was quoted by Al Jazeera as saying.

Dhakal said the young people who aspire to lead national politics should continue to break the hegemony of old politicians with their lofty vision. “In fact, people under 40 should lead mainstream politics,” he said in another interview.

Although the periodic elections are a battle between old and new, conventional and alternative political forces, the upcoming elections in Nepal suggest that people from different walks of life are also in the fray.

Local elections held in May this year may have motivated many young people to run as independents or as representatives of political parties, according to observers.

For example, 32-year-old Balen Sah, a rapper, won the mayoral race in the metropolitan city of Kathmandu as an independent by defeating his powerful rival candidates from the major parties – the Nepalese Congress and the CPN-UML. Similarly, Harka Rai won the race for mayor of Dharan sub-metropolitan city in eastern Nepal while Gopal Hamal became the mayor of Dhangadhi sub-metropolis in far western Nepal. Rai and Hamal were independent candidates.

The rise of independent politicians is seen as a sign that mainstream parties like the Nepalese Congress and CPN-UML are losing their grip on their constituents, observers said.

“Young people are in the fray in this election this time with the firm belief that people are fed up with old politicians and want political and social transformation by removing them from mainstream politics. Recent polls at the local level also suggest that people are frustrated with mainstream politics,” Yuba Nath Lamsal, political commentator and former editor of state daily The Rising Nepal, told India Narrative.

Other popular faces are also in the running by forming different political parties. For example, Ramesh Kharel, a former police officer, is running for election in Kathmandu-1. He founded the Nepal Sushasan Party only last year and fights for good governance and the fight against corruption.

“I believe the old guard should step out of politics and the new should have a chance to lead the country,” said Kharel, who is in electoral competition with Prakash Man Singh of the ruling party and Rabindra Mishra of the Rashtriya party. Prajatantra, during a TV interview last week.

Yug Pathak, another activist, is running for election with CPN UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli is from East Jhapa district in an independent capacity.

According to the Election Commission of Nepal, a total of 360 candidates have filed for 15 seats of member of the House of Representatives in three districts of Kathmandu valley, and among them 128 are independent candidates, representing 35.55% of the number. number of applications. . Similarly, 340 candidates filed for 30 seats in the provincial assembly in these three constituencies. Among them, 119 are independent candidates, or 35%.

According to the commission, a total of 2,412 candidates — 2,187 men and just 225 women — are vying for 165 of the 275 seats in the House of Representatives, the lower house, under the first-past-the-post (FPTP) electoral system. The remaining 110 legislators will be elected under the proportional representation (PR) system.

Read also : In Nepal, the ‘democratic left’ fights ‘regressive’ forces in crucial national elections

(Santosh Ghimire is India Narrative’s Nepal correspondent based in Kathmandu)

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Unnecessary business comments from a politician who should know better https://shaughnessyforcongress.com/unnecessary-business-comments-from-a-politician-who-should-know-better/ Tue, 15 Nov 2022 18:44:25 +0000 https://shaughnessyforcongress.com/unnecessary-business-comments-from-a-politician-who-should-know-better/ ALTHOUGH I don’t want to give more publicity to George Eustice’s comments on the Australian trade deal, he seems to be looking at the deal from a very narrow perspective – his own perhaps? On whether Eustice was lying in the House yesterday – or last year when he praised Australia’s trade deal – I […]]]>

ALTHOUGH I don’t want to give more publicity to George Eustice’s comments on the Australian trade deal, he seems to be looking at the deal from a very narrow perspective – his own perhaps? On whether Eustice was lying in the House yesterday – or last year when he praised Australia’s trade deal – I will leave that up to others. Instead, I would like to dispel some misconceptions that a number of blindly patriotic farmers and some blatant EU collaborators seemed to believe.

  1. The UK is not a big exporter of agricultural products, but we do export other goods. The UK’s top ten exports are (in order of value): Tariff code 84. Machinery; 71. Precious and semi-precious stones and metals; 87. Vehicles; 27. Mineral fuels and oils; 85. Electrical machinery; 30. Pharmaceuticals; 90. Optical equipment; 88. Aircraft and spacecraft; 39. Plastics; and 29. Organic chemicals.
  2. No agricultural product is among the UK’s top ten exports. Tariff Code 22: Beverages, Spirits and Vinegar(i.e. whiskey and gin), is the UK’s 12th most valuable ‘agricultural’ export category, while the UK’s next agricultural export is tariff code 29: Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; pastry products (i.e. cookies) down the list in 29th place.
  3. Australia on the other hand, its 10 biggest imports are almost exactly the same as the largest in the UK exports(again in order by value): Tariff code 84. Machinery; 87. Vehicles; 85. Electrical machinery; 27. Mineral fuels and oils; 30. Pharmaceuticals; 90. Optical equipment; 71; Precious and semi-precious stones and metals; 39. Plastics; 73. Articles of iron and steel; and 94. Furniture.
  4. More importantly, in all but two of these tariff codes, Australia imports almost all of its requirements.
  5. In the UK-Australia trade agreement, Australia granted the UK full and immediate access to its markets for all UK products except certain steel springs and certain cheeses. This means that all UK companies that manufacture the products listed in point 1. will be able to sell them to Australia, duty-free and quota-free as soon as the trade agreement is finalized.

So why is Eustice now claiming the UK-Australia deal is a failure? Especially since it hasn’t even started yet? He appears to be concerned about potential UK food imports from Australia – even if the British population depends on imported food.

In his speech to the Commons, Mr Eustice – who comes from a farming family – told MPs: “We actually didn’t need to give Australia or New Zealand the liberalization full of beef and sheep meat. It was not in our economic interest to do so. And neither Australia nor New Zealand had anything to offer in return for such a large concession.

So when it comes to Eustice, for the UK getting wider and easier access for the export of machinery, vehicles, electrical machinery, pharmaceuticals, optical equipment and plastics is worth nothing – in relation to granting advantages to the import of beef and lamb?

It is also important to point out that the UK has not fully liberalized trade in beef and mutton under the Australian or New Zealand trade agreements and that UK imports of both of these products will face high tariffs and tight quotas for up to 16 years. I’m surprised Eustice doesn’t know.

But Eustice must also understand that the real benefits of trade come from:

  • import goods that your country cannot produce at all;
  • import goods that your country cannot produce in sufficient quantity to meet local demand; and,
  • import goods that other countries can produce more efficiently than your country

When it comes to beef, the UK is in the second group. We cannot produce enough beef to meet local demand. We do export some beef products, but it’s often cuts of meat that people in the UK don’t eat or like.

Eustice’s former department, DEFRA, publishes extensive records of UK agricultural production and trade. According to DEFRA‘s Agriculture in the UK 2021, Table 8.2c, the UK produced 891,000 tonnes (dressed carcass weight equivalent) of beef in 2021, of which 132,000 tonnes were exported and 321,000 tonnes were imported. So the total beef consumed in the UK in 2021 was 1,080,000 tonnes – but UK farmers only supplied 70% of that.

As for lamb and mutton, from DEFRA Agriculture in the UK 2021, Table 8.4c, the United Kingdom produced 277,000 tonnes (dressed carcass weight equivalent), exported 81,000 tonnes and imported 59,000 tonnes. Thus, of the 255,000 tonnes of lamb and mutton consumed by the British population, British farmers supplied 77%. Lamb is seasonal, so the UK imports lamb from New Zealand when UK lamb is not in season. Eustice must know that the UK has been importing lamb from New Zealand for 140 years and New Zealand lamb already has a very generous quota of over 120,000 tonnes which is rarely filled and has not nothing to do with the new trade agreement.

The reality is that if farmers were to worry about competition, then UK beef producers would have to worry about Irish beef producers who supply 75% of UK beef imports, UK lamb farmers should be concerned about UK chicken farmers, as chicken has largely overtaken lamb as the UK’s main source of meat, while New Zealand lamb farmers should fear Australian lamb farmers who may try to get a small piece of New Zealand’s captive market for out-of-season lamb in the UK.

Basically, all this competition will benefit UK consumers who will be able to choose which beef, lamb or mutton they want to buy. A competitive market will give them much better choices and better prices.

George Eustice should note that the U-turn seems to be the death knell for British politicians. He should have stuck to his original position – trade with Australia will benefit UK whiskey and gin producers and UK biscuit makers, our two main agricultural exports – as well as many other non-food industries .

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Ayutthaya gold theft suspect is a former local politician https://shaughnessyforcongress.com/ayutthaya-gold-theft-suspect-is-a-former-local-politician/ Sat, 12 Nov 2022 06:24:49 +0000 https://shaughnessyforcongress.com/ayutthaya-gold-theft-suspect-is-a-former-local-politician/ Ayutthaya gold theft suspects involved in the 2 million baht (55,000 USD) raid on a bullion store in a shopping center in the Sena district were arrested by the police during the night. In news that will shock many readers, one of the suspected thieves turns out to be a local politician. Investigators from Region […]]]>

Ayutthaya gold theft suspects involved in the 2 million baht (55,000 USD) raid on a bullion store in a shopping center in the Sena district were arrested by the police during the night.

In news that will shock many readers, one of the suspected thieves turns out to be a local politician. Investigators from Region 1 Provincial Police and Ayutthaya Police swooped down on two of the suspects around 8:45 p.m. Friday. A third was captured in the early hours of Saturday.

Further information was promised at a press conference later in the day.

The robbery at Yaowarat M Gold at the Lotus Mall in Sena took place around 11 a.m. on November 4.

One suspect – a former local politician – has previously been questioned as a suspect in other serious crimes, but managed to evade or avoid prosecution. The short politician was questioned by police about his involvement in drug cases in 2018. It is unclear why police declined to name the suspect, as is normal practice in such cases.

Police are trying to recover the stolen gold – 39 necklaces weighing a total of around 890 grams. It is believed that the suspects have already sold their loot outside the city of Ayutthaya. Eagle-eyed Thaiger regulars will quickly notice that this is not the actual gold taken in the robbery.

A lone assailant jumped over the windows of the deserted shop and quickly swept gold necklaces and other jewelry from their trays into a shoulder bag. He then ran out of the store as quickly as he entered it and fled on a motorbike. The whole robbery lasted less than a minute.

Major General Pol Pheeraphong Wongsamarn, deputy chief of Region 1 of the provincial police, said there were already plans in place to search four locations in the district on Saturday for further evidence to link the suspects to the flight.

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4 Indo-American Politicians Elected to US House and Many More in Midterm Elections https://shaughnessyforcongress.com/4-indo-american-politicians-elected-to-us-house-and-many-more-in-midterm-elections/ Wed, 09 Nov 2022 10:29:16 +0000 https://shaughnessyforcongress.com/4-indo-american-politicians-elected-to-us-house-and-many-more-in-midterm-elections/ Four Indian-American politicians from the ruling Democratic Party, including Raja Krishnamoorthi, Ro Khanna and Pramila Jayapal, were elected to the US House of Representatives on Wednesday and scores of others won across the country in state legislatures during highly polarized midterm elections. Indian-American entrepreneur-turned-politician and Democrat Shri Thanedar has become the first Native American to […]]]>

Four Indian-American politicians from the ruling Democratic Party, including Raja Krishnamoorthi, Ro Khanna and Pramila Jayapal, were elected to the US House of Representatives on Wednesday and scores of others won across the country in state legislatures during highly polarized midterm elections.

Indian-American entrepreneur-turned-politician and Democrat Shri Thanedar has become the first Native American to win Michigan’s congressional election, beating Republican candidate Martell Bivings.

Thanedar, 67, currently represents Michigan House’s Third District.

In Illinois’ eighth congressional district, 49-year-old Raja Krishnamoorthi won re-election to the fourth consecutive term by a comfortable margin. He beat his Republican opponent Chris Dargis.

In Silicon Valley, Indo-American Ro Khanna, 46, defeated fellow Republican opponent Ritesh Tandon in California’s 17th congressional district.

Chennai-born congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, the only Indian-American female lawmaker in the House of Representatives, defeated her GOP rival Cliff Moon in Washington state’s 7th congressional district.

Khanna, Krishnamoorthi and Jayapal are seeking their fourth consecutive terms.

Ami Bera, 57, the longest-serving Indian-American politician, is seeking his sixth term in the House of Representatives from California’s 7th congressional district. The result has not yet been announced.

Indo-American candidates have also won seats in state legislatures.

In Maryland, Aruna Miller made history by becoming the first Indian-American politician to win the race for lieutenant governor.

Miller, 58, a former delegate to the Maryland House, was on the lieutenant governor’s ticket with Wes Moore – the Democratic governor-elect.

However, Indian-American Sandeep Srivastava lost from Texas’ third congressional district to former Colin County judge Keith Self.

The emergence of a large number of young Indo-American candidates reflects the growing desire of this small ethnic community which is only one percent of the 33.19 crore US population.

Ahead of the Nov. 8 election, Democrats and Republicans reached out to American Indians. The Washington Post newspaper said Friday that Indo-Americans can play a big role in some of the hotly contested races.

“Ahead of midterm elections that could be decided by wafer-thin margins, Democrats hope to capitalize on some of the optimism felt by American Indians, a growing and increasingly vital bloc of voters.” , writes the daily.

The midterm elections will have a significant impact on the direction of the nation, as well as the fate of the person and party in power in the White House.

Currently, the Democrats are in the majority because of the tiebreaking power of Democratic Vice President Kamala Harris, who is ex officio President of the Senate.

The result will influence the rules of the game for the 2024 presidential campaign, and in particular the chances of Donald Trump running again.

(This story has not been edited by the Devdiscourse team and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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Pakistani politician breaks down in tears after intimate video with his wife goes viral https://shaughnessyforcongress.com/pakistani-politician-breaks-down-in-tears-after-intimate-video-with-his-wife-goes-viral/ Sun, 06 Nov 2022 09:10:33 +0000 https://shaughnessyforcongress.com/pakistani-politician-breaks-down-in-tears-after-intimate-video-with-his-wife-goes-viral/ A Pakistani politician broke down in tears on Sunday after an intimate video featuring him and his wife went viral. The case came to the fore after politician Azam Swati, Senator of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) made this startling claim in front of the media. Speaking to the media, Swati claimed his wife received the objectionable […]]]>

A Pakistani politician broke down in tears on Sunday after an intimate video featuring him and his wife went viral. The case came to the fore after politician Azam Swati, Senator of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) made this startling claim in front of the media.

Speaking to the media, Swati claimed his wife received the objectionable video on her phone. Some defendants sent him the video showing the couple in a compromising position.

Addressing a press conference, an emotional Swati broke down in tears as he told reporters about his ordeal and said his wife informed him last night that someone had sent him a video from an unknown number.

He revealed that the video was made when he and his wife visited Quetta.

Watch the video here:

Azam Khan Swati, 75, is a loyalist of former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan and leader of the Tehreek-e-Insaf party. He was arrested last month by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) but was later released on bail for a tweet criticizing General Qamar Javed Bajwa.

After his release on bail, he alleged that he was robbed, ridiculed and tortured in detention.

“Because the daughters and granddaughters of my country are listening, I can’t say more,” the senator said, bursting into tears. He blamed elements within the establishment for his troubles.

However, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) said the video was fake and photoshopped.

“After the senator’s press, a proper investigation is needed and he should formally file a request,” he said in a statement.

On the other hand, former Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan condemned Swati’s alleged torture through a tweet.

Taking to his Twitter account, Khan, who was recently injured in a shooting incident, wrote: “I would like to apologize on behalf of Pakistan to Ms. Swati, a very private, non-public tahajut guzaar lady , for the pain, the anguish and the feeling of the humiliation that she must undergo.”

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Alleged fraud: EFCC transfers politician from Kogi to Lagos https://shaughnessyforcongress.com/alleged-fraud-efcc-transfers-politician-from-kogi-to-lagos/ Wed, 02 Nov 2022 20:34:34 +0000 https://shaughnessyforcongress.com/alleged-fraud-efcc-transfers-politician-from-kogi-to-lagos/ The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission airlifted the Nigerian People’s New Party candidate for Kogi State Assembly, Ismaila Atumeyi, to Lagos. Atumeyi was arrested by the EFCC in Abuja on Tuesday for alleged bank fraud. He was accused of hacking into a commercial bank’s system and defrauding over N1.4 billion. A statement from EFCC Media […]]]>

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission airlifted the Nigerian People’s New Party candidate for Kogi State Assembly, Ismaila Atumeyi, to Lagos.

Atumeyi was arrested by the EFCC in Abuja on Tuesday for alleged bank fraud.

He was accused of hacking into a commercial bank’s system and defrauding over N1.4 billion.

A statement from EFCC Media and Publicity Officer Wilson Uwujaren on Wednesday said the suspect was flown to Lagos on Wednesday morning for further investigation.

The statement read in part: “Atumeyi was flown to Lagos in the early hours of Wednesday, November 2, 2022 as further investigation into the scam.

“He is being billed to be questioned by another team of officers from the Lagos Commission command.”

Atumeyi and two others, Joshua Dominic and Abdulmalik Salau Femi, a former bank employee, were arrested by the EFCC for allegedly hacking into a commercial bank’s system and defrauding the institution of over N1.4 billion. .

The EFCC had in a statement on Tuesday November 1, 2022 disclosed that it had recovered 326 million Naira and USD 140,500 from Atumeyi in a sting operation from his hideout at Queens Estate, Gwarinpa, Abuja, while 470 000 dollars had been recovered from Abdulmalik in Lagos.

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Russia’s first trans politician Yulia Alyoshina resigns over LGBTQ laws https://shaughnessyforcongress.com/russias-first-trans-politician-yulia-alyoshina-resigns-over-lgbtq-laws/ Mon, 31 Oct 2022 10:35:54 +0000 https://shaughnessyforcongress.com/russias-first-trans-politician-yulia-alyoshina-resigns-over-lgbtq-laws/ Activists say Russian politicians’ attempts to expand “gay propaganda” laws and bills to wipe out LGBTQ+ media are having a devastating impact on queer people in Russia. (Olga Maltseva/AFP via Getty) Russia’s first trans politician, Yulia Alyoshina, has made the “difficult decision” to retire due to the country’s expansion of its “LGBT propaganda” law. Alyoshina, […]]]>

Activists say Russian politicians’ attempts to expand “gay propaganda” laws and bills to wipe out LGBTQ+ media are having a devastating impact on queer people in Russia. (Olga Maltseva/AFP via Getty)

Russia’s first trans politician, Yulia Alyoshina, has made the “difficult decision” to retire due to the country’s expansion of its “LGBT propaganda” law.

Alyoshina, who headed the Civic Initiative party office in the Altai Krai region, announced on Thursday (October 27th) that she would quit politics.

This follows Russian lawmakers backing a bill to expand an existing ban on the promotion of “LGBT propaganda” to children to include people of all ages.

In a telegram post she wrote“Today the State Duma (lower house of the Russian parliament) adopted in first reading the draft law banning LGBT propaganda.

“I have never engaged in such propaganda, but I don’t know how to continue to carry out public political activities, being an openly transgender woman.”

“Ahead of My Time”

In the post, Alyoshina explained how her trans identity made it difficult for her in politics.

She explained that she was banned from attending parliamentary sessions in her region and was denied registration as a candidate for the Barnaul City Duma.

“I entered politics planning to fight for the rights and freedoms of all citizens, regardless of ethnicity, orientation or even political opinion; and I fought for them. But I think I was a bit ahead of my time. Alyoshina thinks.

Fines and deportations

The new bill, which passed the first reading unanimously in the lower house of the State Duma, prohibits any event or act purporting to promote homosexuality – online, in movies, books, advertisement or in public.

Under the new legislation, citizens could be fined up to 400,000 rubles (£5612.78) for promoting ‘LGBT propaganda’, according to Reuters.

Meanwhile, legal persons could be fined up to 5 million rubles, while foreigners found guilty would incur deportation from the country.

Russia’s crackdown on LGBTQ+ expression has seen Heavy fines imposed on TikTok earlier this month after it was discovered he was “promoting” LGBTQ+ content to under-18s.

PinkNews contacted Yulia Alyoshina for comment.

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ODM politician Norah Bosibori says Winnie Odinga’s attitude cost Raila’s presidency https://shaughnessyforcongress.com/odm-politician-norah-bosibori-says-winnie-odingas-attitude-cost-railas-presidency/ Fri, 28 Oct 2022 10:38:41 +0000 https://shaughnessyforcongress.com/odm-politician-norah-bosibori-says-winnie-odingas-attitude-cost-railas-presidency/ Norah Bosibori Ochieng said Winnie Odinga rubbed off negatively on people in Raila Odinga’s campaign Bosibori said Winnie overestimated her abilities adding that she sometimes had to delegate Winnie has previously said that she is seen as arrogant due to her assertiveness in the line of duty. Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party politician Norah Bosibori […]]]>
  • Norah Bosibori Ochieng said Winnie Odinga rubbed off negatively on people in Raila Odinga’s campaign
  • Bosibori said Winnie overestimated her abilities adding that she sometimes had to delegate
  • Winnie has previously said that she is seen as arrogant due to her assertiveness in the line of duty.

Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party politician Norah Bosibori Ochieng has accused Winnie Odinga of costing Raila the presidency of Odinga.

ODM politician Norah Bosibori during her interview. Photo: TUKO.co.ke/King’ori Wangechi.
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In an exclusive interview with TUKO.co.kethe former Dagoretti North contestant says the ODM frontman’s latest daughter overestimated her abilities.

Bosibori said Winnie’s attitude to make sure her father’s needs are met rubbed people the wrong way, costing the campaign.

“She had a cognitive bias of overestimating her abilities. You can’t be master of everything. You have to delegate no matter how good you are. So her condescending attitude must have rubbed some people the wrong way.” That’s when she had to undermine a lot of people to get her things done. It cost the campaign because if you can’t listen then people let you do what you want,” the politician said.

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However, in an interview with Nationyoung Odinga felt that she had been called arrogant due to her assertiveness in her duties.

“I’m not sure. But what I do know is that I’m a pretty confident and professionally solid woman. And I’m aware that I’ve been called arrogant because I’m assertive,” she said.

She explained that most members of the campaign secretariat looked up to her child and had difficulty accepting her authority.

“Most people around my dad still saw me as a baby and refused to acknowledge that I’m now a grown woman. It’s really an attitude problem,” she added.

Winnie returns to Twitter

After her father’s defeat in the August election and subsequent Supreme Court case, Winnie took a break from Twitter after doing a online rant.

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However, a week ago she came back saying there was a different system between an election campaign and an election day.

“Back on Twitter after a while, and my mentions are a mess. I see you’ve spoken. Just know that there’s a whole different system between an election campaign and an election day. If I’m handled the latter, I’d be tweeting this from the wedding venue!” she says.

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Reviews | What Abraham Lincoln Can Teach Politicians in a Polarized Time https://shaughnessyforcongress.com/reviews-what-abraham-lincoln-can-teach-politicians-in-a-polarized-time/ Tue, 25 Oct 2022 22:12:00 +0000 https://shaughnessyforcongress.com/reviews-what-abraham-lincoln-can-teach-politicians-in-a-polarized-time/ Comment this story Comment The new biographies of Abraham Lincoln inevitably invite the question: Why the world needs another? Only Jesus of Nazareth is said to have been the subject of more books, and he had an 1,800 year head start. However, we can rightly say that it is a golden age, rich in works […]]]>

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The new biographies of Abraham Lincoln inevitably invite the question: Why the world needs another? Only Jesus of Nazareth is said to have been the subject of more books, and he had an 1,800 year head start. However, we can rightly say that it is a golden age, rich in works that illuminate more than it repeats, the age of the encyclopedia Michael Burlingamepolitically acute Sidney Blumental and multifaceted Harold Holzeramong others.

Lincoln sustains such interest because his life is the cast of an unusually elusive and complicated character amid the drama of America’s greatest crisis, which still reverberates to this day. In the final study of this life, biographer Jon Meacham gives us a Lincoln for the moment, when the sculptural figures of American myth are indicted at the bar of 21st century standards. “And There Was Light: Abraham Lincoln and the American Struggle is a book-length answer to the tangled question of the Civil War President’s relationship to slavery.

“This book,” writes Meacham, “represents Lincoln’s struggle to do good as he defined it”—that is, to pursue the “ultimate extinctionof slavery, as he put it – “into the political universe that he and his country inhabited”.

This political universe has uncomfortable but illuminating parallels with our own. Lincoln’s era was one of passionate intensity, loud voices and closed minds, demagogues who exploited public opinion and conflict-averse officials who trembled with fear.

Lincoln knew from childhood, Meacham demonstrates, that slavery was wrong and scoffed at America’s founding rhetoric. He was not satisfied, however, with being morally correct. He wanted to be an effective force for change. And he understood that ending slavery would require immense force and power – both political and persuasive – which he pursued deliberately, shrewdly and tirelessly.

The story is driven by the sheer improbability of it all. This man who sought historical immortality got his start in a family known mainly for its abject poverty and sexual promiscuity. He had no education to speak of. He was simple to some eyes and downright ugly to others. The greatest orator of his time spoke in a drawling, high-pitched, creaky voice. He was an incompetent and socially awkward suitor.

In a democratic republic, the force that cannot be ignored for long is the roar of public opinion, a brute beast easily awakened but difficult to control. Lincoln sincerely respected public opinion, unlike those politicians who believe the secret to success lies in learning to feign genuine consideration for the people. He was of the people; he knew what it was like to be despised, underestimated, deplorable. He knew the latent possibilities of ordinary humans as well as their manifest limits.

There’s plenty to praise in Meacham’s delightfully original book. I’ll pick just one of these gems, as it illustrates the timeliness of the author’s approach to the unfathomable depths of his subject. He reminds us that Lincoln came of age in a country “troubled by debates about democracy and public life.” The technology of political clamor advanced rapidly as newspapers multiplied and the telegraph shortened distances. “Getting involved in the government of society and talking about it”, observes the French visitor Alexis de Tocqueville, is “the only pleasure that an American knows.

In this context, Lincoln’s first address to the temperance society in Springfield, Illinois, takes on new significance. Other biographies mention this 1842 event as another rung in Lincoln’s rise. But in Meacham’s account, Lincoln speaks of our times as well as his own. Fair conferences are not a means of winning people over to a cause. “To be harassed and condemned; being told they were totally wrong” was for Lincoln “a path not to reform but to intransigence,” writes Meacham. “If you wanted to win a man to your cause,” he said quotation Lincoln,”first convince him that you are his sincere friend.

“On the contrary,” continued the young frontier politician, “suppose you dictate his judgment, or command his action, or mark him as a being to be shunned and despised, and he will withdraw into himself.” The “head and heart” of the person one wishes to change becomes as impenetrable as “the hard shell of a turtle”.

This insight into human nature guided Lincoln down the tortured path of emancipation. Until the last sentence of his last monumental speech, Lincoln acted with malice towards none, with charity towards all. If that made him less than a perfect scourge of human prejudice and cowardice, it made him a more effective politician. Lincoln got results.

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Parents of murdered daughter plead with French politicians not to exploit their daughter’s death https://shaughnessyforcongress.com/parents-of-murdered-daughter-plead-with-french-politicians-not-to-exploit-their-daughters-death/ Sat, 22 Oct 2022 15:31:34 +0000 https://shaughnessyforcongress.com/parents-of-murdered-daughter-plead-with-french-politicians-not-to-exploit-their-daughters-death/ Published on: 22/10/2022 – 17:31 The parents of a French schoolgirl whose gruesome murder shocked the country on Friday urged right-wing politicians to stop exploiting her death for political gain. A 24-year-old woman from Algeria with a history of psychiatric disorders was charged with grated and murder last week of the 12-year-old girl, identified only […]]]>

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The parents of a French schoolgirl whose gruesome murder shocked the country on Friday urged right-wing politicians to stop exploiting her death for political gain.

A 24-year-old woman from Algeria with a history of psychiatric disorders was charged with grated and murder last week of the 12-year-old girl, identified only as “Lola”.

Investigators have established that the woman had overstayed a student visa and failed to comply with a notice issued in August to leave France within 30 days.

Conservative and far-right parties have used the case to accuse the president Emmanuel Macronof the government for failing to enforce immigration laws, arguing that strict enforcement of deportation orders could have prevented the murder.

But her parents, who met Macron earlier this week, pleaded with politicians on Friday to stop exploiting their daughter’s murder, after her photo was displayed at a far-right protest in Paris the day before.

In a statement sent to AFP on Friday, they called for an immediate end to “any use of their child’s name and image for political purposes” so that they can “honor the memory of their child in peace, respect and dignity”.

Photos and drawings of the girl have been widely posted on social media, with far-right activists using the case to berate the government for its record on illegal immigration.

Degraded mosque

On Thursday, activists from far-right parties, including Marine Le Penof the National Rally and Eric Zemmour‘s Reconquest took part in rallies in Paris in tribute to the victim, holding up photos and portraits of her.

On Friday morning, worshipers at a mosque in Pessac, near Bordeaux, in southwestern France, discovered it had been defaced with slogans referring to the case and denouncing the government.

And the police opened an investigation after one of their agents gave graphic details of the case in an interview with the television channel BFMTV. The interview, filmed in a way to conceal his identity, aired on Friday.

Dominique Sopo, president of the anti-racist group SOS Racisme, has already denounced the “gross indecency” of what he described as political exploitation of the affair.

Alexandre Silva, the defendant’s lawyer, called for an end to “misinformation” around the case.

Speaking on the sidelines of a Brussels Friday’s summit, Macron said the family needed “the nation’s respect and affection.”

“Lola” is to be buried Monday in Lillers, in the north of France.

(AFP)

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