You know there are some things in life you never think you will do. Â Climb Everest is one, swim the Cook Strait is another. Â But I really never thought I would:
- Defend Trevor Mallard.
Yesterday Trevor SMOGGED out badly in probably his worst gaffe to date since entering into the
asymmetrical war cycle race with myself.Â As a Labour Member of Parliament, the week after the Rufus Paynter affair while it is all a wee bit tense in the caucus and among the louder membership he posted this on this Facebook and tweeted to his loyal and faithful supporters:
Now to most of us on the right it is common sense. Â We all agree and would share it on our Facebook wall in a second if our local MP posted it. Â It is the most honest thing Trevor has ever put his name to. Â He doesn’t like beneficiary bludgers any more than his colleagues from 1984, Sir Roger Douglas and Richard Prebble.
Trevor Mallard yesterday was a) a realist, b) a pragmatist and c) a brave endangered soul speaking truth to power. Â Mallard is a “roofist”.Â He believes Rufus Paynter is real and is actually a sickness beneficiary up on that roof rorting the system when he should be working.
But for a Labour MP the above constitutes beneficiary bashing to the general (declining) Labour membership. Â It is demanded that you keep quiet if you are a roofist. Â Rufus Paynter is not real and even if he was he is a legitimate beneficiary who needs more support.
Dare to question there are people refusing to work who are able to are the Labour “roofists”. Â This is why it is such a bad SMOG. Â Roofism splits in two his own membership and people in his electorate. Â One that doesn’t exactly represent the “right end” of the country in employment and income statistics. Â They let him have it and he deleted the post and tweet. Â This then spewed out on to Newstalk ZB and over the news bulletins. Â At this point even I was feeling sorry for Trevor. Â Especially after David Cunliffe’s very obvious warning shots yesterday.
And this from Mickey Savage
This from some random Labour member
Thing is, these were the polite responses. Over at
The Strandard Lynn Prentice’s hate blog all the Camp Cunliffe team were continuing their now ritual at least weekly flogging of Trevor.
I am getting pretty pissed off.
Ritual blog floggings of Trevor Mallard are MY job.
I cannot keep up with their level of hate over there. Â It is all consuming. Â I cannot hate Trevor Mallard as much as
The StrandardÂ Lynn Prentice’s hate blog. Â They hate the man more than anyone in the National Party except Paula Bennett and Crusher. Â I think even a random poll of Camp Cunliffe members would find John Key more popular than Trevor Mallard. Â They blame him for everything that is wrong in the Labour Party. Â The polling, the strategy and what Duncan Garner writes. Â What do they thing he is? The Leader?
Even I do not believe Trevor is drunk when he posts or a fatty calcified deposit on the arteries of the left.
So shame on Trevor Mallard, it is our job in the centre and far right to question why beneficiaries keep being paid for not working and questioning their “entitlements”. Â The left cannot comment unless it is sympathy and the promise of a larger payday. Â Even if your Leader agrees and is a Chief Roofist.
And shame on
The Standard Lynn Prentice’s hate blog and Camp Cunliffe.
It is MY job to bash Trevor Mallard. Â Know your role.