And from a political calculation, only through the Coalition for Change can they rise from the threat of decline. #kbanews
DUE to ambitious, selfish, arrogant, and dishonest behavior, the Democratic Party has stumbled. The current situation of the Democratic Party is truly pitiful. They are begging to join either the PDI-P or Gerindra Coalition, all while hanging their heads in shame for leaving the Coalition for Change. However, the conditions for requesting a vice-presidential slot have already been removed.
If the Democratic Party joins the PDI-P or Gerindra, its fate will deteriorate further, even becoming a source of embarrassment: they will continue to feel inferior, be marginalized, and become the subject of ridicule.
If SBY does not promptly apologize and retract the accusation of “betrayal” against Anies and Surya Paloh in particular, and the Coalition for Change in general, the future of the Democratic Party will be game over. The Democratic Party will become an inferior party, or perhaps even a political vagabond.
SBY’s modus operandi, appearing as the oppressed and betrayed, is no longer trusted by the people, as it was, in fact, the Democratic Party that acted arrogantly, imposed itself, and mistreated Anies and the Coalition for Change by “manipulating” the unattainable 20% threshold requirement without the Democratic Party.
They then insisted on AHY for vice president and threatened to explore other options to leave the coalition if their demands were not met. Isn’t this an arrogant attitude?
The Democratic Party is unlikely to fit in with Ganjar and Prabowo because both of them are photocopies of Jokowi, while the Democratic Party has always advocated for change and acted as an antithesis to Jokowi.
There is only one way for the Democratic Party to survive and avoid becoming a minor party: rejoin the Coalition for Change.
The conditions are as follows:
First, abandon arrogance and pride.
Making decisions in a state of anger and accusing others of betrayal only demonstrates foolishness and arrogance. The Democratic Party thought it was indispensable and the key to Anies being able to run for president.
But suddenly, Anies and Surya Paloh switched to choosing Cak Imin, causing the Democratic Party to feel betrayed and portraying themselves as victims, even accusing Anies of betrayal. Upon investigation, it turns out that their motives were for personal gain (AHY) and not for the sake of the nation and the state, unlike Anies.
Second, they must immediately retract the accusation of betrayal against Anies and Surya Paloh and apologize to them publicly in the media.
What SBY has done is defamation and false accusations. Only by apologizing and rejoining the Coalition for Change will SBY, AHY, and the Democratic Party’s image be restored.
Third, clarify sincere intentions to form a coalition for change, namely for the benefit of the nation and the state by wholeheartedly working together to bring about change.
Insincerity will tarnish any struggle, especially if there are hidden motives or personal ambitions behind it. The interests of the nation and the state must be the primary goal. When AHY becomes vice president or even president is a matter of timing and cannot be prevented. Time will tell.
Fourth, assist Anies and Cak Imin in winning the contest with the capabilities possessed by the Democratic Party.
All the potential the Democratic Party has must be optimally utilized for the victory of the Anies-Cak Imin pair. The key phrase is to fight optimally without expecting results for the party’s benefit.
Fifth, be wholeheartedly committed to the Coalition for Change and firmly close the door to parties from other coalitions.
Don’t play both sides. Be ready to go all out with the parties in the Coalition for Change.
Only the Coalition for Change genuinely welcomes and embraces the Democratic Party. Because the Coalition for Change does not strive for power and pragmatism, but solely for the sake of the people and the nation of Indonesia. And from a political calculation, only through the Coalition for Change can they rise from the threat of decline.
Sholihin MS, Social and Political Observer