Why does DAP fan, Mr Yeoh, not include Kedah and Kelantan in his missive? No, I am not playing the "racial card". By leaving out these two states, does it mean these two states have gone to the dogs, his expression?
Yes, his convenient justification, he's from Penang and staying in Selangor and therefore he could not safely make a report for Kedah and Kelantan.
The fact of the matter is the federal government would never let any state "go to the dogs".
In days of old when elections were free and fair and "now it is not", a favorite opposition tactic was to tell voters to vote BN for state but vote opposition for parliament. It means the opposition recognised that BN would naturally take care of the voters at the state level and the opposition would serve them in parliament.
Which ever idiom, devil or angel, is best described by that tactic.
The "devil" who had always taken care of voters at state level with "angel" voices in parliament. "Angels", knowing full well they could never form the federal government. Hence, "angels" or devils you don't know, capable or not, to govern the country.
Fortunately then when elections were free and fair and "now it is not", it did not have a domino effect, which would have happened if voters had fallen for the ruse, like it did in 2008 when voters sent a clear message to an ineffective Tun Badawi administration.
Oon Yeoh can pontificate all he wants about his beloved DAP-ruled Penang and Selangor (see how only DAP aggressively defends the Talam issue) but I can also say, these two states would have definitely have gone to the dogs or even worse, had Pakatan Rakyat taken over the state government without the foundations laid by previous BN state governments.
A moot point no doubt.
But the undeniable fact remains. Solid administrative, social and economical foundations were laid by the BN state administrations, that even if a new political party that is neither pro-BN or pro-PR, were to take over any of these two states, these states would not go to the dogs.
DAP fanboy is as cocky as the DAP leader, Lim Guan Eng, when he arrogantly remarks,
Ironically, given that the incumbent in those two states is PR, the idiom would apply in PR's favour. The so-called devil that you know, in this case, would be PR, which has governed these two states for the past four years. The angel, meanwhile, is BN, which was decimated in those states, to the point that it is no longer recognisableWhen cockiness and arrogance gets the better of you, you lose all sense of rationalisation.
It is no irony then, for the kind information of Mr Oon, "given that the incumbent in those two states is PR, the idiom would NOT apply".
Literally correct, the "devil that you know, in this case, would be PR, which has governed these two states for the past four years" but the BN is the angel the people DO know, BN being the previous governments in Penang and Selangor.
Mr Oon, the idiom is "Better the the devil you know than angel you DON'T know" but in your cockiness, you fail to see your own blunder.
Not surprising, being typical traits of DAPsters.
When all is said and done, Mr Oon Yeoh is the true devil. A DAP devil in disguise.