Stuart Nash

Labour’s leadership battle will look like 300

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Labour’s leadership battle is shaping up to be an epic re-run of the battle scenes in 300.

Blood and guts everywhere.

It’s going to be awesome.

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The maths on Napier

Commenters seem unable to see the obvious.

So here are the numbers in Napier.

Nash 14041
Walford 10308
McVicar 7135
Nash Margin 3733
McVicar – Margin 3402
Half of above 1701
Total Walford needed to win 5434
For Walford to win he had to win back Nash’s 3733 margin to start with.

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Labour’s Tony Milne Problem

The Labour Party has a really big problem.

It keeps selecting candidates that cannot win, even in seats that they should win.

The best example of this is Tony Milne in Christchurch Central.

Milne did the hard yards over the years, made all the right connections and was very, very close to former MP Tim Barnett.

The problem is that to win you actually need to be electable.

Milne was never electable. Unfortunately for Tony he has absolutely no presence. He is a midget that wears massive dark framed glasses and walks into a room and nobody notices him.

Check out Tony’s campaign video.

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Did Stuart Nash win Napier because of the Conservatives?

Did Stuart Nash win Napier because of the Conservatives?

The short answer is no.

The long answer is that with a majority of 3733 Nash would have almost certainly won whether Garth McVicar was in the race or not.

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Labour’s Leadership Problem

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Labour had a shocker of a campaign, which all started when they didn’t do any proper polling or focus groups on their leadership contenders last year.

Arts, Travel and Lifestyle Blogger David Farrar interrupted his hectic world travel schedule to do the kind of research Labour needed to do on Cunliffe last year and was consistently saying he had very high negatives and he would tank Labour’s vote.

For Labour to be relevant again they need to start by doing the kind of research our pinko mate did and find out who can actually connect with Middle New Zealand.

Cunliffe has proven he can’t.

Robertson has similar negatives, so it might be time for Labour to look at someone that actually can reach out to middle New Zealand.

 

Grant Robertson can’t lay claim to the leadership. He massively lost the party vote on the night in his electorate…coming a distant third.  Read more »

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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Joyce shouldn’t pull things out his arse

It’s a strange world we live in when Whaleoil and Whaledump agree:

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Better stick to running the campaign Steven, and leave the dark arts to people who know what they’re doing.

 

– Hacked from… good god, I don’t know… this is getting a bit meta really

Joyce Still Making Shit Up

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Readers have pointed out that Steven Joyce said that Whaledump would release emails showing Stuart Nash has been contacting me as if this is some sort of dodgy thing.

The big question is how Joyce would know what Whaledump is going to release? Does he have some sort of crystal ball that tells him? Or is he just throwing shit back at Labour to hope some of it sticks? Or are the tinfoiled hat brigade right and the government is spying on its citizens?

There is no easy out for Steven Joyce. He should either put up or shut up, or at the very least stop lying to the public about stuff he cannot know about.

Joyce Making Shit Up about Stuart Nash

 

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Steven Joyce has made allegations that Whaleoil is going to release information about Stuart Nash. Joyce says it is to balance things up. This should be called out for what it is.

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When Will The Centre-Left Call Time On Laila?

Laila Harre has lived a charmed life in New Zealand politics.

Her track record in the cold light of day is completely destructive and dreadful but wonderfully so to the left and the Union movement.  Apparently she was the “best MP Labour never had”.  Now she is nothing but their worst nightmare.

In 2014 her comic sideshow is crowding out valuable media time for Labour this election. Chris Hipkins, Kelvin Davis and Stuart Nash are over it. There’s no way David Cunliffe would be too happy either.  He just has to stop apologising for being a man and stand up and be one and stop the far leftie sideshow attaching to him like a festering scab.

Harre uses her faux ditziness and feminine charms to tame the men of the left and bring the men of the right to believing “oh she’s just lovely that Laila it’s (insert male unionist/far leftie) we have to worry about”.   This veneer is wearing thin.

There’s one thing about the far left that I find disgusting more than anything else. Their sanctimonious claims they care and have better morals than anyone on the far right.

Their entire platform is to paint us as the nasty aggressive win at all cost ones. This may of course be true but there’s something about being a right winger that I am extremely proud of.

Our political honesty.

I am involved in everything in life to win and for us to win the far left have to lose which means relentlessly pounding them and their crippled 3 legged high horse they ride in on.   I don’t believe that the hapless poor the far left need to keep poor to retain their voter base, have a divine right to keep reproducing or even keep their kids when they’re never going to be able to get themselves out of their own self-fulfilling poverty trap. I believe that adults who keep making bad choices in their lives because they are terminally stupid and know the taxpayer will bail them out need a lot more stick than more carrots.  I won’t change my mind in a discussion with anyone on these matters.

This honesty has been with the far left in New Zealand as well in opposing this view.  Until now they have practiced what they preach.  Sue Bradford is the only exception as she stuck to her ideological purity and told the man and his money to shove it.

Kim Dotcom has done us on the right a huge favour in buying busloads of the far left movement and making them his army of recreational playthings for a few months.  Dotcom has proven just how bad these nasty, filthy, sanctimonious envy-driven liars on the far left actually are.

And there’s nothing worse than a liar. Because people who lie are arrogant enough to believe everyone around them is stupid enough to believe their lies.

Imagine even the centrist Young Nats producing a video with a baying crowd chanting “Fuck Laila Harre” as John Key stood on stage whooping it up like a bloated lump of gangster white trash for the camera? For a starter Key and Sean Topham would be subject to a police complaint and talk of  a private prosecution. Harre would have extra security on her cushy middle class existence as she would perceive it a threat on hers and her family’s safety. She would be on Campbell Live blubbing it up for the cameras as sugar Daddy Kim Dotcom (and that is what he is) would use some of his hidden fortune to go buy her a nice new outfit from Smith and Caughey to cheer her up. They would also without a shadow of a doubt claim the GCSB is watching them and it’s all the fault of the Jews as they invoked a Free Hamas chant and burned a flag or two. That’s what the far left do in their spare time.  And  while his army are out campaigning for him to stay in New Zealand,  sugar Daddy Kim makes jokes on twitter about killing prostitutes.

Harre has always suffered from an extreme case of passive aggressive victim behaviour. Anytime she’s felt threatened she’s defaulted to the child like “the big kids are picking on me” defence as a form of attack to gain sympathy as a lot of outwardly demure but inwardly rat cunning women do. Until now she’s been off limits to a good schellacking by the right. In the most part because Matthew Hooton remains under her spell.

Harre’s failure to distance herself from a revolting video shot for the Internet Party and her laughing off of Kim Dotcom’s offensive tweets and behaviour means all gloves are off.

Up until taking Dotcom’s cash in an obviously orchestrated jack up to help the far left in New Zealand sanctioned  no doubt by Matt McCarten, himself a classic passive aggressive “woe is us” far leftie, Harre at least had some dignity and respect.

That respect included it from the polar opposite  extremes. The far left and right have had a begrudging respect for each other due to the lack of love for populist half measures. The respect comes from the ideological purity both sides are were proud of. The purity Chris Trotter will bore his younger students with ad nauseum over a cheap beer. This respect of ideological purity was the only way the 17 year old me could sit through a Jane Kelsey paper and enjoy it. Knowing she actually practices the utter repressive b.s she preaches made it easier. It is the only way Chris Trotter can sit in a room with a true right winger.

As much as I would never support a new tax in my life proposed by a Unionist or indeed Unions at all and view all taxation as theft I would never expect Harre to take money and support from a convicted criminal multi-millionaire German who bought and embellished his way into New Zealand. This is the man who not only employs unskilled foreign labour over local unskilled labour many whom would be Mana voters, he has the audacity not to pay the foreigners on time and flaunts his wealth around them as they stay unpaid. Harre has then been bought and paid for to tour the country at his side while inciting kids to classlessly chant “Fuck John Key”.

Harre is a bit too caught up in her new Star Trek world to know it but Kim Dotcom is doing that to her and quite nicely f***ing her respect among everyone in the public but her truest of believer right now.

In many ways you just want her to continue, it will only help National’s vote.