Desperate people can’t think about the future – Labour

OMG! Labour have really jumped the shark now.

labour are spinning desperately and trying deperately to explain just why Labour’s turnout was so bad despite their massive union and Parliamentary Services funded Get Out The Vote effort:

“Low-income people can’t think about the future, let alone about voting in a by-election, when they are being forced to focus on just surviving.”

Desperate people can’t think about the future, so Labour will do their thinking for them? Or perhaps they should just give up and let Labour control their every thought and vote?

It gets worse though. Su’a William Sio compares struggling families to rats.

“The policies of this Government are designed to keep those who they see as the rats running round in circles for a morsel of cheese,” Su’a William Sio said.

Well the policies of this government are the same as the last so at least S’ua William Sio has clarified just exactly what labour thinks of the people in Cannons Creek who overwhelming supported Kris “Forrest” Fa’afoi as the member for all of Mana.

You really need to compare their weasel excuses for their pathetic win on the weekend with comments made by Phil Goff at the time of the Mt Albert by-election.

In this clip from TV3s Mt Albert coverage, Goff says Shearer’s increased majority was because Labour was ‘listening’.  There was no reference to low turnout… and no references to his claims that by-elections are not about the ‘parties’ or ‘the Government’. Certainly there were no references to voters being “rats” or even “desperate”.

It seems the only people who are desperate are the paid flunkies of Labour trying to pain a destruction of a safe seat by Goff’s hand-picked candidate as some sort of huge victory.


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