AK Party asking about finances this time
In previous elections, it was the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party) that made the promises and it was the opposition parties that would ask, “Where is the financial source for that?”
Have you noticed? It has turned upside-down. In this election, the opposition parties are making promises and the AK Party is asking, “Where is the source?”
Moreover, as the AK Party asks where the financial source is, the almost forgotten topics of the palaces, shoe boxes, precious watches and planes comes up.
I don’t know what history will record but my record is that Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has proved to be quite a beginner in the field of politics.
Meanwhile, the mode of the three parties on their pledges is as follows:
The AK Party’s mode is, “Do I need to promise anything?” The main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) says, “This time, let us give the macaroni and the coal ourselves; let’s see then what happens.” The Peoples’ Democratic Party’s (HDP) mode is, “Pack two shorts and some jeans and come.”
While the AK Party says, “They do not have the seriousness and the experience of being the state, being in a ruling position; they are exaggerating their promises,” the CHP says, “Even we could not have managed to drop a paragraph from the manifesto on the road to the publishing house.” Meanwhile, the HDP asks, “What do you call a state, dude?”
The AK Party mode is, “They are trying to lure the voters with macaroni and coal allowances, but we will eliminate poverty.” The CHP, on the other hand, says, “If we cannot, again, receive votes with these pledges, then we should shut down the business.” The HDP’s voice says “Young people, we will put 200 in your pocket every month, how about that?”
The AK Party is worried, “They will damage the seriousness of the state,” while the CHP wonders, “Should we have promised two keys?” The HDP shouts “Hop and hop. Those who do not hope are the sultans.”
The AK Party is scolding Finance Minister Mehmet Şimşek, saying “Instead of asking another’s party where the source is, find us the craziest project, quick.” The CHP, on the other hand, is enjoying “what a nice feeling it is to be asked where the financing comes from.” The HDP says nobody is asking them where their source is and asks them to ask.
Two hateful words
Accreditation: When you pronounce this word, it gives a gliding feeling on your tongue but actually it is a word of the powerful and I have hated this word for about 20 years. This word was made up so people don’t have to say, “We are being openly unjust to you and are discriminating against you.” This word should be abandoned from all dictionaries.
Deportation: This word has been invented because “Go, go away,” sounds rude. The intention is the same but if you say it like this it creates the impression that a very polite action is about to happen. From this point of view, it is strongly hypocritical; it is hateful in that sense.
Some people and some surveys show the HDP has around 13 percent of the votes. Actually, this is harming the HDP. For this party to cross the threshold, it needs the perception that “the HDP is on the edge of the threshold” until election day. As a matter of fact, this is also the truth.
The AK Party has been left behind in election pledges but it is still active in the field. The AK Party’s female candidates are organizing house calls. Do not forget that home chats are the secret vote-generating factor in politics.
Political parties do not know how to use the television. They do not have a strategy, plan or preparation. They cannot think of engaging their best speakers regularly on talk shows.
Dear candidates, using social media does not mean pouring tons of messages over the public every day. Your messages should be short and precise otherwise you will be a bore. When you are a bore, then people block you.
If I were the opposition, I would have wished President Erdoğan appeared in more rallies.