Former Labour MP Bill Sutton has written a letter to the editor which Toby Manhire, to his credit, has called out as noxious.
National MPs should be careful who they select as leader, otherwise this nasty witch gets to be Deputy PM
My commenters climbed in on her:
Isherman: It’s a pretty painful 8 minutes of viewing, but for anyone who doubted the sheer lack of class from some of the opposition in the Urgent Debate today on Keys resignation, doubt no more.
Hookerphil: What a horrible person she is
Michelle: 17 seconds was enough for me and l bet John Key will be glad when he no longer has to listen to that voice and gutter talk
It must be coming up to election time again because the Nasty party is out in force.
Annette King seems to be leading it this year.
And Labour wonder why they keep losing elections and their vote share is at a 90 year low. Read more »
Scot Addams of Dilbert fame may have taken a few years longer to reach the same conclusion as we have at Whaleoil, but he’s finally figured out the glue that holds together the left in politics.
I’ve been trying to figure out what common trait binds Clinton supporters together. As far as I can tell, the most unifying characteristic is a willingness to bully in all its forms.
If you have a Trump sign in your lawn, they will steal it.
If you have a Trump bumper sticker, they will deface your car.
if you speak of Trump at work you could get fired.
On social media, almost every message I get from a Clinton supporter is a bullying type of message. They insult. They try to shame. They label. And obviously they threaten my livelihood.
We know from Project Veritas that Clinton supporters tried to incite violence at Trump rallies. The media downplays it.
We also know Clinton’s side hired paid trolls to bully online. You don’t hear much about that.
They steal, hack, deface, threaten and use blackmail. Standard leftie TISO tactics. Read more »
Left-wing trolling merely serves to reinforce the impression that Labour is the nasty party.
Phil Quin describes the Labour acolytes and their trolling in the recent Wellington local body elections.
In the months leading up to the election, a number of Young Labor activists organised themselves into a troll army. Seemingly without relent, they inundated Twitter, Facebook and Reddit with vile, invariably baseless, personal attacks on Nick. Far worse, they aimed their vitriol at Porirua, where Nick had been serving as Mayor. Porirua, they claimed days before the city received a AA rating from Standard & Poors, was broke (false). Rates had skyrocketed under Nick’s leadership (false). Services had been slashed (false). Nick closed Cannons Creek pool (go there for yourself; he didn’t). Most revealing was their constant, condescending refrain that Nick was somehow selfishly “abandoning” the city, as if Porirua residents are incapable of taking care of themselves. A heady blend of dogwhistling and white man’s burden bollocks.
Now, please don’t get me wrong. These thousands of nasty tweets and posts and comments did not shift a single vote. The vast majority of voters wouldn’t have had a clue what was being said in social media swamps, and are smart enough to ignore it if they had.
As reported on Whaleoil, Chris Bishop is contesting Hutt South against Trevor Mallard and is doing so well that Trevor’s return to parliament next year is hardly a certainty.
A journo was rating various political figures’ Twitter habits and found that Bishop was one of the more entertaining, informing and effective communicators.
As part of that article, the journo reported Bishop’s tweet proving the NZ Labour party had petulantly blocked him, petulantly, from following their Twitter feed.
I know – it already sounds like lemon-sucking sore losers acting like kids. But, Trevor Mallard manages to up the ante:
Sue who? A tweet by a relatively unknown MP might have gone unnoticed by most people if it was not for one thing. It ticked all the boxes on Labour stereotypes. Sue Moroney tweeted a picture of the losing flag design flying outside an expensive looking house and commented: “Just “is you’re a flash bach owner doesn’t mean you get to decide our flag”.
Moroney’s opponents labelled it mean-spirited and nasty. But that was not what did the real damage. It’s what it supposedly said about Labour that will hurt the most – Nanny State, telling people what to think, anti-rich, anti-success. Take your pick.
The Nanny State label stuck when Labour was last in power and introduced a raft of changes, like the anti-smacking law. Five leaders later and Labour still can’t shake it off. The likelihood of it doing so is slim, for the simple reason that it’s not unique to New Zealand. Worldwide the “Nanny State” label is shorthand for parties of the Left. National, in Opposition, was quick to exploit those stereotypes by tagging things Labour did as either too “politically correct”, or Nanny State gone mad. It even appointed a spokesman for political correctness, to police the excesses.
Stereotypes abound about National as well, of course – the party of the rich, friends of big business, environmentally unfriendly, socially uncaring. Again, take your pick.
Sue Moroney epitomises the Nasty party.
She is just plain awful and the reason why National MPs want her to stand against them…so they can increase their majorities.
She has taken to Twitter to post a picture of some random person’s house flying the Lockwood flag and decided to attack them for it.
The Labour Party rightly has the reputation of being the Nasty Party, and no one more so than Tamati Coffey.
It can’t be long now before Andrew Little or Nigel Haworth realise the massive political liability they have on their hands.
Tamati is a train wreck. Hiding behind the title of ‘spokesperson’ he has none of the accountability, albeit minor, that comes with being an MP.
Aussie Labor has its nasties just like New Zealand Labour, but watch the video above as Labor senator Katy Gallagher accused Communications Minister Mitch Fifield of ‘mansplaining’ to her. She got spanked for her smug arrogance.
A government minister has accused a Labor senator of hypocrisy after she claimed he was ‘mansplaining’ to her.
A standard parliamentary committee hearing erupted into a fiery exchange between Labor’s Katy Gallagher and Communications Minister Mitch Fifield on Thursday.
Senator Gallagher accused the minister of mansplaining to her in an answer about cabinet process on social services legislation. Read more »