More free advice to Rogelio Figueroa and his soon-to-be-undone PPR party: Pick your battles wisely or your opponents will pick your bones gladly.
The example at hand is Rogelio leading a Light Brigade charge against the local Independence "Party," alleging that the PIP committed fraud in re-registering itself for the coming elections.
Educational pause: Parties that do not receive at least a 3% level of voter support--like the Independence "Party" does with recent regularity--must compile 100,000 signatures and have them certified by the State Electoral Commission in order to receive public funding and ballot space.
The PPR fought a long hard battle to overcome the many obstacles--some of which were and are bogus--in order to register itself. Instead of recognizing the process for what it is--dirty infighting with public monies--and staying away from it, Rogelio leads his band of Fools into a head-first confrontation with the only party that could conceivably help it break the stalemate.
For you see, the PPR has yet to receive its alloted funds--no surprise there. What is a surprise, and a mockery of smart thinking and planning, is the attack on the PIP as an extension of demanding the monies that are the PPR's by right.
No, I take that back: It isn't a surprise. It's simply near-sighted and a thus a perfect example of the PPR's political "strategy."
Sit down, Rogelio, and let Me enlighten you: The PIP was not your enemy. Never was. But you made it that by challenging their right to co-exist in the swamphole We call politics. What you wanted was money: What you got was shot down in court, no public monies and a once-proud, now-vacuous party jumping on the "Let's stomp the PPR" bandwagon.
What you did was stupid. Rather than pick a fight you could win and thus enhance the survival of your party, you picked the wrong fight, aimed at the wrong target, chose the wrong battlefield and topped off the whole stupid orgy of Foolishness by being slapped with the punishment of paying the PIP's legal costs.
You make the Earl of Cardigan look like Napoleon.
You abandoned the unassailable high ground of "We earned and deserve this funding" for the low crawl of "I want want he wants." Maybe you won't pay a cent of legal costs, but you and the PPR will pay for this and other similar mistakes. Because if you continue to act like a long-established party--like a fetid stable of Fecal-Filled Fools--you will simply make it easier and easier for the voters to ignore you and for the opposition--now unanimously united against you--to scatter your ashes to the wind.
And unlike the Light Brigade, no one will write a poem in praise of your stupid death.
The Jenius Has Spoken.