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How George Weah and Samuel Tweah screwed the CDC over

By: Paul Paulay Jackson- elpaulay@gmail.com               Paul Jackson
Contributing Writer

It is more than just a coincidence that only the letter “T” separates the name “Tweah” from “Weah”, or is there something more sinister to this political bromance between these two CDC stalwarts? It seems the CDC, through some of its powerful members have begun outsourcing its political conscience to the misdirection and gross misrule of President Sirleaf.

The Liberian people absolutely have nothing against two powerful political parties building consensus; or their leaders working together to better the country. But this cannot and MUST not be done at the expense of our hungry citizens, and the deplorable living conditions our poor citizens continue to live in. Just because Weah and Tweah, like President Sirleaf and her children can all afford to visit America for treatment when they get sick  or can afford more than three meals a day, do not mean the political struggle is over.

A few months ago, Mr. Samuel Tweah, in a verbally expensive opinion piece written on
The Coaliation of Concern Liberian Forums (CCL), appealed to members of the CDC and
ordinary Liberians to see wisdom in forging cooperation with our current political
leadership.

His piece, while rich in rhetoric, was not only the coming out
job-seeking party for some executives of the CDC, it was also a precursor to a
selfish  and wicked kind of political gamesmanship. Weah, not too long after Tweah’s
piece, quickly became a Unity Party operative and the clueless and usless pawn (aka
“Peace Ambassador”) used by Madam Sirleaf to lend legitimacy to her reign of
countless errors. Mr. Tweah for his part now enjoys an extremely lucrative
“consultant” position at the Finance Ministry.

With all these good tiddings from the President, who better than the loquacious and
“politically correct Tweah, could the CDC hierarchy send to vanquish  the truth and
destroy every meaningful social and political value  the poor and ordinary CDC
members have been trying to defend over more than five years now? And while the
average CDcian sees this as a “lown down dirty” political shame and betrayal, the
Acarious Grays and George Weahs of the party continue to insist that any thing
coming out of Tweah’s head, no matter how politically disturbing, deserves some
sort of universal acceptance by all party members. What a travesty?!

The politically savvy Tweah has now ushered in a new set of values and spawned new
standards of how political cooperation must be achieved by the CDC and the Liberian
people in general. It is now okay to join forces with the oppressors!

The days of disagreements are over, and maintaining a truthful and well orchestrated political
stance against a dysfunctional political establishment is now taboo, because it runs
antithetical to the sefish political and economic whims of a greedy few. As
long as the current government can absorb George Weah and members of his inner
circle, it is damn well okay to foster political cooperation, no matter how sordid
or grotesque the arrangement seems.

This is exactly the kind of political malaise and organizational malignancy that has
plagued Liberia since its independence – a malignancy that has tied the tongues of
many well meaning citizens, a malignancy that continues to visit cowardice on our
collective political psyche as a nation and a people.

This is exactly the kind of political malaise and organizational malignancy that has
plagued Liberia since its independence- a malignancy that has tied the tongues of
many well meaning citizens, a malignancy that continues to visit cowardice on our
collective political psyche as a nation and a people.

Thank God for the likes of Tiawon and Negablee Warner; great Liberian men who have
the fortitude and political balls to embrace hunger and hardship in a day and age where
where selfish political opportunism reigns supreme; men who can look Madam Sirleaf
fairly and squarly in the face and say: “Madam President, thank you for the job offer and
other bribes, but the plight of the suffering Liberian people is more important than huge
other bribes, but the plight of the suffering Liberian people is more important to
bank accounts and your patronage.”

For now, we say more power to political sycophancy! More power to avarice! More power
to the almost dead CDC. One day very soon, Madam Sirleaf, like many failed
Liberian Presidents, will be gone! One day, good women and men of conscience will
propel Liberia to greater and equal heights.

May God and our ancestors Bless Liberia!

elpaulay@gmail.com

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