‘13 votes and yuh a gloat!’

Tuesday, February 04, 2014    

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HUGH Buchanan's pronouncement that it is his 'stabilisation' of the St Elizabeth South West constituency which led to the resignation of the Jamaica Labour Party's Dr Christopher Tufton as constituency chairman and caretaker has been largely greeted with criticisms by Jamaica Observer online readers, with some describing him as arrogant. In a Sunday Observer story, Buchanan stated that winning the seat in the 2011 general election by a mere 13 votes was key to getting Dr Tufton "out of the constituency". Buchanan said that the legacy of his late father Danny, who served the constituency for several years, and that of his mother led to his defeat of Tufton and the former MP's decision to quit. Here are some edited comments:


What conceit! Gosh! Let your success be measured by the work you are doing. Just like the leader who thinks the job is done when the campaign is over and the election results are in (her declaration in China of beating Holness at the polls).What a mentality!


13 votes and yuh a gloat! Seriously!


Yeah yeah, this is trivial. Here we go again, another person majoring in the minor. Is this what voters want?


@EARLYBIRD: He has what they want and will be giving it to them. Lef' 'im, you ambitious losers! Go and campaign somewhere else for that 13 already have changed to 13,000, so count your blessings somewhere; else don't waste your time.


Get a grip of yourself! The essence of your deliverables since "winning" the elections could have covered a few lines. Change the tiresome old-school political speak and create the means through which people will empower themselves. Roadmap for development of the constituency, please!


Pride goeth before destruction and a haughty spirit before a fall.


What we want to know is, are the people in your constituency better off now?. Do they have houses? Are they being lifted up out of poverty? Are they being properly educated? Are you planting the seeds for a thriving agricultural industry there? Are you inspiring the people to use what they have to produce and create a manufacturing sector? We don't care who won the election, and boastfulness won't help here.


Young 'Danny Buck', you are doing a great job given the circumstances. You have turned around the constituency. The people of SW are happy with you.


Isn't it that constituency that is giving St Elizabeth a bad report? Are you one of those who believe that DOWN IS UP and UP IS DOWN?


Mr MP, I have read the entire article and I have not found where you named one thing you have accomplished. If the people are smart they must treat you [more] harshly than what they did to your predecessor.


Why do these PNP leaders continue to brag and boast about their victory at the polls? Was that their only objective when they entered the race? Don't you all think that the honey phase has long been over and it's time to get to work?

By your own admission you are riding on your father's and mother's coat tail so humble yourself young man and go ask your prime minister for a copy of your job description and get to work.


"...Let another praise thee, and not your own mouth; someone else, and not your own lips". It's called being humble.


You won by 13 votes! Your arrogance is staggering! Humble yourself, youth, before you are humbled in the next election.




Mr Buchanan, sir: You have won the election by 13 votes. The way things look is that both of you could/should be seen as the constituency representatives. So please, sir, don't get ahead of yourself.


Just another arrogant youngster.


Really? Get off that high horse and grow up.


Immature and inelegant.


These politicians are so cocky.





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