The DA is in total crisis.

Do the DA need a new leader?

  • Yes

    Votes: 101 81.5%
  • No

    Votes: 23 18.5%

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thechamp

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By elections are a good way of giving yourself false hope, they'll be back by popular demand in the real elections.
 

Chris_the_Brit

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The DA refused to sack Maimane after the dreadful performance in national performance. Reminds me of the Conservative Party refusing to sack Theresa May after the 2017 election as well.

Political parties need to learn to be more ruthless.
 

Chris_the_Brit

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By elections are a good way of giving yourself false hope, they'll be back by popular demand in the real elections.
Actually many MyBBers didn't take notice of the strong FF+ performance in by-elections and were then surprised by its (relatively) strong showing in the 2019 elections. At the very least, by-elections can point to trends and it looks the FF+ is maintaining momentum in areas where you'd expect it to be strong. That dumbass DA youth leader who caused a social media storm about that North West teacher...people in that area aren't going to forget. I think it went 60% FF+ in the national election.
 
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R13...

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Exaggeration. And their losses can hardly be attributed to Maimane, he doesn't decide the party's policy direction even if he weren't just a puppet. Their policy positions with regards to race are the same as they were since Zille - it is just that for some or other reasons those got put on blast by the far right who stood to benefit from what fell off the tree when they shook it.

They wasted time trying to push De Lille out and dealing with Zille's moves to the right instead of capitalizing on the Zuma years in the ANC and got caught with their pants down when everything turned around with CR.
 

skimread

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With the more blatant corruption by the ANC without repercussion, capturing the PP, police all law agencies, it's become obvious that the DAs being the kid who tells on them is pointless. This is a lesson they haven't learnt and it is going to hurt them more. I am not surprised by the FF growth considering the threat of property seizures.
 

skimread

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They wasted time trying to push De Lille out and dealing with Zille's moves to the right instead of capitalizing on the Zuma years in the ANC and got caught with their pants down when everything turned around with CR.
Nothing has turned around with Ramaphosa. Zuma's deployments are everywhere making Ramaphosa a lame duck who can't act even if he wanted to.
 

thestaggy

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Serves them right.

1 - Handled the De Lille story like sh*t
2 - Dabbled in identity politics, alienating the white voting core and then flip-flopped around with it confusing the targeted black vote.

No clue.
 
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