Taking over most of the media was apparently not enough. They need an authentic voice.
Orbán is resorting to something he had never done before.
Orbán’s spin doctor has only one trick: hatemongering. It might not be enough this time, especially if he creates so many enemies that we run out of bandwidth to hate all of them.
All these pictures appeared on his all-important Facebook page.
Unlike Orbán, the new leader of the united opposition is an actual conservative. Whether he can keep the opposition together is anyone’s guess.
Instead of Budapest mayor Gergely Karácsony, the leader of the united Hungarian opposition is Péter Márki-Zay. What now for Orbán’s election campaign called “Stop Gyurcsány! Stop Karácsony!”?
Orbán has been posturing as Our Savior From High Energy Prices ever since his 2014 reelection campaign. He remained The Savior even after energy prices went way down and the price controls he introduced meant artificially inflated prices for consumers. They have never heard of their own rip-off and kept worshipping Orbán for it. But …
The true political priorities of 2021.
As Orbán’s campaign shifted into the realm of mindless election year spending, one has to wonder if it is just to win the election – or to leave an empty budget for his successor. Or both.
Orbán is dismantling the state apparatus and putting huge chunks of the country out of the reach of any future government. Is he preparing to lose in 2022?