Nasty Party

Someone else wakes up to the fact the left are the Nasty Party

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 »

Phil Quin on trolling

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.

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Trevor Mallard reacts under pressure

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:

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Political stereotypes

Tracy Watkins looks at political stereotypes:

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.

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Nasty party at it again

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.

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Labour’s Candidate of Hate and Nasty

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.

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Smug Aussie senator poured back in her bottle

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 »

Andrew Little goes full retard on Twitter

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again…politicians should not use Twitter…especially nasty politicians like Andrew Little who has gone full retard on Twitter attacking Phil Quin.

Andrew Little made claims regarding how Labour would handle the TPPA when it is signed…basically ignoring it and abrogating our obligations. Phil Quin called him out on Twitter for comments about China, which isn’t part of the TPPA, and Little reacted.

He is stating as a fact that signing up to the TPP prevents parties from restricting land sales to, among others, Americans, Australians and “the Chinese”.  He is simply wrong on the final count because China is not a signatory to the TPP.  In fact, the entire rationale behind the agreement is to provide a counterweight to Chinese economic power in the Asia Pacific region.  Unless by “the Chinese”, he is referring to ethnic Chinese citizens of Singapore or Malaysia, for example, he is talking nonsense – either from ignorance or cynicism, or a blend of both.

When I pointed this out on Twitter, Little responded with a series of abusive tweets.  Par for the course, I’m afraid. He’s a bit of a grumpy bum, let’s be honest.    Read more »

Green Party East Coast candidate goes super nasty in a Gisborne Herald article

The tears of impotent rage are still flowing from the Green Party after the voters gave them such a spanking Sue Bradford would also want to make it illegal.

When commenting in The Gisborne Herald about how the voters walked away from the left in droves on September 20, East Coast Green Party candidate Gavan McLean had this to say:

How do we explain the extraordinary lack of support for those who care? It’s not just the number of non-voters; not just the media, some almost falling over in their lean to the right; not just the demeaning circus of shouting matches called “debates”, or the subsequent navel-gazing “Who won?” editorials; not just National’s dishonesty and adoption of the rhetoric of altruism — of which more later; not just fear of disunity, within a party or a coalition of parties (a fear that is undemocratic in a mixed society).

On the face of it, the voters declared themselves callous and cowardly, which is how history will view this election. How can otherwise intelligent and caring people so thoroughly misrepresent themselves? Of course, many are complacent — life is good, she’ll be right — but the refusal to face the future or even fix immediate problems reflects not real contentment, but deep insecurity. This is a childish reaction, as in the childish song by Sia:

“I’m gonna swing from the chandelier, I’m gonna live like tomorrow doesn’t exist . . .

“But I’m holding on for dear life, won’t look down, won’t open my eyes.”

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These people vote

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More nastiness from the left.

Until these people decide to act like proper citizens they need to be exposed for wishing death on people for the sole reason that they don’t agree with their political viewpoint.