Spanking the "hypersensitive" KMT





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Uploaded on Jul 26, 2008

On July 24, 2008, people had been "picking on" Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) (Chinese Nationalist Party [KMT]) for 3 whole days! Ma says that their expressions had changed since before his inauguration when he was promising them the world (and more!).

On that evening's edition of Talking Show (大話新聞), KMT spokes-whiner Chen Ming-yi (陳明義) uses an ironic choice of words to reply to a caller, and the caller smacks him right back.

The caller, a Mr. Wei from Kaohsiung, had joined in the discussion about Ma Ying-jeou's characterization of Taiwanese people as "cynical." Here is a translation of the exchange.

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MR. WEI: Ma Ying-jeou's policies are giving Taiwan away to China. Does Ma care whether the Taiwanese people live or die? Therefore, Ma finds it easy to call the Taiwanese "cynical" or sei lai ko (it sounds sort of like "washing underwear" [洗內褲] in Taiwanese)?

(Laughter from the Talking Show panel about Mr. Wei's pun)

MR. WEI (continuing directly): Chen Ming-yi, I have a suggestion for you. Since you're here on this show, why don't you act a little more "humbly" and accept criticism from callers. Don't just sit there and protect your "boss" (Ma Ying-jeou), because people can tell whether you are speaking honestly or not. If you want to be like that, just don't come to the show.

CHEN MING-YI: Mr. Wei, I'm not here to protect Mr. [sic] Ma Ying-jeou. I just think that talking about this subject for three days straight is quite enough.

MR. WEI: What do you mean "enough"?! How long did you guys (the pan-blues and their supporters) rag on Chen Shui-bian?! You guys attacked A-bian 24 hours a day every day for eight years! Even during "midnight snack time," you guys attacked him! When our neighbors' ditch [the one that either they themselves or the local government should keep clean] was clogged, they acted like even that was A-bian's fault.

(More laughter from the Talking Show panel)

MR. WEI (continuing directly): So how can a ka hsiao [a Taiwanese insult at about the same level as calling someone a "bozo"] like you act like such a crybaby when the citizens complain about something for just 3 days? If you're going to be like that, just stay away.

CHEN MING-YI (off-screen): What gives you the right to call someone a "ka hsiao"?
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At this point, host Cheng Hung-yi (鄭弘儀) is moving on to the next caller.

Mr. Wei from Kaohsiung didn't let the KMT intimidate him! Toss some facts in their direction, and watch them whine!

Read the full and better-edited version of the above here:


A group blog on Taiwan politics:

Ma approval ratings hit new low point, poll shows

TVBS poll from mid-July (PDF file)

Screenshot of Ma's newer 27% rating

Video of the discussion surrounding the image linked above:

Tags: Taiwan 台灣 KMT 國民黨 Chinese Nationalist Party 中國國民黨 Talking Show 大話新聞 Ma Ying-jeou 馬英九 Chen Ming-yi 陳明義 Typhoon Kalmaegi 卡玫基颱風 Taiwan Matters 台灣時事


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