Nasty Party

More #VotePositive from the Nasty party

Stu Nash is usually a top bloke, but even he’s been infected by the nasty party.

First naming (and presumably trying to ‘shame’) a National Party volunteer, and then mocking the bloke’s car!

So much for being the party of the downtrodden.

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Come on Nashy, you are better than that.

Don’t be like the rest of the nasty party. Go give the guy your apologies and show you are classy rather than class-less.

 

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When are we going to call this for what it is?

Are the media willfully blind?  (Yes)

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Last chance saloon for Labour’s anti-semitic candidate

David Cunliffe says that his anti-semitic nasty Rangitata candidate Steve Gibson is on his last chance.

Labour Party leader David Cunliffe says the party’s Rangitata candidate Steve Gibson is “on a last chance” for insults directed at Prime Minister John Key.

Gibson has apologised for comparing Prime Minister John Key to Jewish Shakespearean villain Shylock in a public Facebook comment.

Gibson said he apologised unreservedly for calling called Key “Shonky Jonkey Shylock”. Gibson also described Key as “a nasty little creep with a nasty evil and vindictive sneer”.

Gibson today said he was “unaware of the connotations” of referring to Key as Shakespeare’s greedy, money-lending Jewish character. ¬†¬† Read more »

More “vote positive” stuff from the Nasty Party

 

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Oh look! ¬†Legal eagle, trust specialist Greg Presland and the brains behind David Cunliffe was at it a few weeks ago, but look at Steve Gibson, calling John Key “Shylock”.

Shylock¬†is a fictional character in¬†Shakespeare‘s¬†The Merchant of Venice. A Venetian Jewish moneylender, Shylock is the play’s principal antagonist.¬†

Of course, none of the Anti-semitism that is coming John Key’s way has got¬†anything do do with party officials. ¬†I mean, Greg Presland jumped straight on top of that and said “Eh, we don’t do that sort of thing here.”

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Has Scott Simpson been to Dunedin?

My good friend Scott Simpson, my longest standing friend in caucus, appears to have shared his dark arts skills with Michael Woodhouse.

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National MP Michael Woodhouse slams the defacing of electoral billboards as “a thuggish and ignorant act of vandalism”, as opponents boast online about other signs to tag.¬† Read more »

So much for the “sledge pledge”, Clare Curran carries on with the Nasty party plan

David Cunliffe made a sledge pledge in line with his party’s “Vote Positive” slogan.

The Sledge Pledge has been ignored, in what can only be a slight against David Cunliffe’s leadership.

Yesterday it was Grant Robertson getting nasty on John Key.

And today it is Clare Curran proving Labour remains the Nasty Party.

It seems Labour leader David Cunliffe’s “sledge pledge”, in which he promised a “positive” election campaign, hasn’t got through to Dunedin South MP Clare Curran.

Curran has branded rival MPs nasty, homophobic and foul-mouthed in an interview with a student newspaper.

The article was published online on Sunday Рas Cunliffe was delivering a keynote speech.

“This election campaign is not about dirty tricks or dodgy deals; smear campaigns and a personality cult,” Cunliffe told delegates, including Curran.

Later, he told reporters the public was fed up with political debate centred on personal attacks rather than policy.

“We want to run a clean, positive campaign.” ¬† Read more »

Labour’s positive message didn’t even last a day

Labour promised a positive campaign:

David Cunliffe’s put his MPs on notice – no sledging of the opposition.

Labour’s leader’s to stay away from slinging personal dirt and run a positive campaign, targeting issues and policies.

David Cunliffe admits it won’t be easy for some veteran combatants like Trevor Mallard.

“It’s always a bit tempting in the parliamentary bear pit to respond and we will need to show some restraint and probably won’t be perfect.

David Cunliffe says the New Zealand public is frustrated by the theatrics during question time in Parliament and this is an attempt to improve the political tone.

That didn’t last long, less than a day.¬† Read more »

The nasty left, always rewriting history

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What page doesn’t exist?

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That was the Tamati Coffey tweet where he found it was lovely to talk about Tory scum.

Julie-Anne Genter Jan Logie wondered out loud who Bill English had to F%%% to get his 6th budget baby born.   At least she had the stones to let that Tweet stand.

But not Tamati Coffey – he’s going to try and pretend it never happened. ¬† Read more »

Labour: Concerned about things that matter

Photo:  Rebecca from Langholm, West Auckland / via Twitter & Stuff

Photo: Rebecca from Laingholm, West Auckland / via Twitter & Stuff

While real people are having to deal with lack of heating, blocked roads and even personal injury, the Labour Party shows you how concerned they are about real people: ¬† Read more »

John Armstrong on the Nasty party

 

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John Armstrong comments about the Nasty party.

One of the first things the new MPs entering Parliament following September’s election will quickly learn is the necessity of growing a suit of armour, one preferably of tungsten-like durability.

Sooner or later, they will find themselves subject to verbal abuse. Some of it will be witty, a lot of it will be weak, most of it will be within the boundaries of acceptable behaviour.

This year, however, has witnessed a departure from the norm. The day-to-day political banter has been infected by a sudden nastiness.

Twice in the past week, MPs have crossed the line between being tough and being outright distasteful. Read more »