Dwindling red buffalo

From Manager, April 1, 2014
A red shirt man: Tu… Let’s go catch some in Udon. Hundred of thousands are still there. [Tu is nickname of Red Shirt leader Jatuporn.]
On the newspaper: Khunchai’s wife won two hundred thousand votes.
Caption: Now the red buffaloes are becoming rare.
[Refers to Arporn Sarakham, a wife of Udon Red Shirt leader Khunchai. She won a Senate election in Udon Thani. This was a happy development for the core Red Shirt leadership that is still loyal to Thaksin. The movement has recently had to contend with leadership squabbles and criticism of the government that has cut into Red Shirt support at the grassroots.
To refer to a person as a “buffalo” is an insult meaning they are stupid. Here it is used to refer to the Red Shirts.]

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