Clare Daly is a Teachta Dáil delegate for Dublin, Ireland. Note that I have never heard the words Teachta Dáil before, and so any explanation of what it is may be inadequate. As I understand it, Teachta Dála is the “lower house” of the Irish parliament. A delegate is similar to being a member of parliament in the U.K. and delegates are also characterized as a “deputy.” Ms. Daly seems to be addressing “Teachta,” and she is blistering Barack Obama – calls him a “war criminal” and “hypocrite of the century.” While I’m not generally interested in spending time on what foreign entities think of us, Daly focuses on Syria and Teachta allowing the U.S., as directed by Obama, to furnish arms to Syrian rebels – arms that perhaps come through Shannon, Ireland. There is much more, and in the last minute, she speaks fondly of Americans but Michelle Obama, not so much. There’s more – the rest of the story, or the rest of a story…can’t validate any of it.
Update: A readers tells me Daly is addressing the “taoiseach,” Enda Kenny, who’s the head of the parliament.
Daly is said to be a 25-year member of the Socialist Party who just left the party, moving to the United Left Alliance (ULA). According to the Kevin Doyle Blog, Anarchist Lens, dated January 2013, Daly is/was in a “relationship” with a member of the ULA who pleaded guilty to corruption (no need to go into it here – just an interesting side story).
Socialists and actual Socialist political parties are a part of every day life in Europe. We are just now getting our first real dose – American style, which if given just a tad more time to seed, will sprout the European brand.
Clary Daly, Teachta Dáil
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