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Re: Haha Bolsonaro cunt
« Reply #30 on: September 01, 2020, 10:47:17 AM »
Not sure whether to believe this or not, but it looks like this cunt is more popular than ever.

https://www.ft.com/content/ea0a7e8b-1a38-4a36-88f9-f861d5cae346

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In the six months since Brazil was first struck by coronavirus, Latin America’s largest nation lurched from crisis to crisis — from the haphazard public health response to Covid-19 to federal investigations into President Jair Bolsonaro and his family and even warnings of a military coup.

Yet as the impact of the virus begins to level off — having so far killed more than 120,000 people and infected almost 4m — the popularity of the rightwing Brazilian leader has bounced to fresh highs, underscoring his political resilience as he prepares for re-election in 2022.

In a poll by Datafolha published last month, 37 per cent of respondents gave the Bolsonaro administration a positive approval rating, up from 32 per cent in June and the highest since the former army captain took office in January last year. Almost 50 per cent of those surveyed said they did not blame the 65-year-old president — who has criticised social-distancing measures, forced out two health ministers and fallen sick with Covid-19 — for the death toll. The ratings suggest Mr Bolsonaro would be poised to make the run-off in the country’s two-round presidential elections.

A cash handout programme for the poor, the president’s apolitical “outsider” appeal, an enthusiastic base and the weakness of the country’s opposition help explain this relative strength, analysts say.

“With politics being more and more discredited in society in general, his ‘non-engagement’ actually wins him points,” said Thiago de Aragão, a partner at Arko Advice, a political risk consultancy in Brasília.

Mr Bolsonaro’s economic team in April rolled out a programme that has distributed about $100 per month to millions of Brazil’s poorest — more than the normal income of many.

Costing about $10bn per month, the programme is inflating Brazil’s debt but is paying political dividends. Support for Mr Bolsonaro has soared among poorer citizens and in poorer regions such as the north-east — to 35 per cent this month — up from 22 per cent in December, according to a Datafolha survey. This is more than compensating for his dwindling support among wealthy Brazilians, who have tired of his acrimonious politics.

“Despite the corruption cases he is facing and the completely disastrous management of the pandemic, if he can win the vote of the poorest voters, they will tend to be faithful to him,” said Isabela Kalil, a professor at the São Paulo School of Sociology and Politics.

She pointed that the president — who had never shown interest in Brazil’s rampant poverty and inequality before the crisis — has claimed ownership of the stipend, even though it was Congress that passed the legislation.

Such effective communication is crucial to understanding his popularity, according to Aline Burni, a political researcher with the Center for Legislative Studies at the Federal University of Minas Gerais. The president has largely succeeded in shifting the blame for the coronavirus crisis on to political opponents, including mayors and governors, she said.

“He has been very effective in terms of use of direct channels with his supporters through Facebook Live. He has managed to create narratives and counter narratives that don’t appear in the mainstream media. He is in constant campaign mode, always emphasising his outsider credentials,” she said.

Mr Bolsonaro has also benefited from an improvement in his relationship with Congress and the Supreme Court. After cutting a deal with a powerful political bloc known as the Centrão that would prevent any possibility of an impeachment vote against him, the president has avoided confrontation with the nation’s institutions.

The administration has instead refocused on the economic agenda, including the discussion of an important tax reform and policies to overcome the pandemic-induced downturn.

The lack of a unified opposition has helped him, most notably in Congress where political parties have done little to hold the president to account for his handling of the pandemic.

“Covid plays a role in this lack of mobilisation from the opposition,” said Ms Burni. “Bolsonaro is out on the streets, but the opposition is not, mainly because they take social distancing measures seriously.”

Additional reporting by Carolina Pulice


Re: Haha Bolsonaro cunt
« Reply #31 on: September 01, 2020, 10:52:27 AM »
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“With politics being more and more discredited in society in general, his ‘non-engagement’ actually wins him points,” said Thiago de Aragão, a partner at Arko Advice, a political risk consultancy in Brasília.

Which is why Cummings laughs every time one of his ministers is caught lying.

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« Reply #32 on: September 01, 2020, 11:42:37 AM »
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« Reply #33 on: September 01, 2020, 11:59:04 AM »
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Re: Haha Bolsonaro cunt
« Reply #34 on: September 01, 2020, 01:03:58 PM »
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After cutting a deal with a powerful political bloc known as the Centrão

We are living inside the parody.

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