National's Strategic Stupidity, Ctd

David Farrar highlighted the enemies of National opposing changing the electoral system yesterday. I asked the question why are National letting their enemies dictate the electoral system?

Right now National are high in the polls and caucus is toeing the line because they all think they are going to make it into cabinet. Labour are so useless under Goff that National are high fiving, patting each other on the arse, calling each other by their names with a “y” on the end and carrying on like a rugby team that has just won the final by a blow out score.

Hubris is normal for political parties in power, and National seem to be perfecting the art of hubris in the first term. They have not worked out that by not saying anything on MMP they are destined to to be the natural party of opposition. They may be safe now, but in 2014 who are going to be their coalition partners?

ACT are doing their best to tear themselves apart through lack of competence. The Maori Party’s raison d’être was the Seabed and Foreshore, which is no longer in play, and their leaders are coming up to retirement age. United Future is more like Independent Past with no chance of winning a seat beyond Ohariu.

National’s high fives, pats on the arse and man hugs are the hollow self congratulations of a semi final win. No one cares. If you don’t win the final you have failed, and National have failed to take into account they will be the Natural Party of Opposition, having to face a Labour/ Green Coaltion from the opposition benches if MMP wins.

Getting New Zealand to vote for change is not hard. John Key and National need to say “Vote for Change”. New Zealand will follow what John Key tells them. Man up John, and start doing the hard yards, other wise high fives could turn into naked man on man wrestling in 2014.

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