If you want a good quick summary of how incestuous and ridiculous Thai politics is, enjoy the read below, great piece by K. Songkran
So let me sum this up correctly if I may. We’re being asked to support this great revolt against the Thaksinisation of Thailand by placing our faith in protest leaders who:
a) were responsible for mentoring and introducing Thaksin to Thai politics.
b) had an intimate business relationship with Thaksin, before turning into a serial side-switcher.
c) copied all of Thaksin’s political tactics and policies while they were last in government.
Source: Bangkok Post