Comment of the Day

Jacinda Ardern

George is at it again

Jacinda Ardern has found 27,000 of the missing million. “About 27,000 voters made the effort to vote last election but their ballot papers were disallowed because, for instance, they were not on the electoral roll”. She criticises the government for not taking up the recommendation of The Justice and Electoral Select Committee which suggested that enrolment could take place at the polling booth on the day of the election. She continues: “Refusing to make these changes disenfranchises people. That’s hardly a reputation the Government will want”.

Well this piece of dribble makes as much sense as suggesting that the Government, by having provided three free meals a day for every child in NZ, is creating poverty by not providing supper. Millions of dollars are spent over every medium in every language promoting the responsibility of enrolling. If the subject can’t responed to this, then how can their vote be informed? One would suspect that they may vote Labour, a party which emulates their IQ.

Get this Jacinda. It is quite likely, through the consequence of attrition, you may have the misfortune of leading your mob. Your many leaders have, and will continue to vanish into the compost heep of irrelevance because they continued to believe that their irrational statements will persuade rational voters. You too, it appears, have inherited this flaw.

Give Jacinda some credit here; at least she’s not attacking Key, destroying tourism, trade or business in general!

What I do like is the inference that those invalid votes were predominantly for the left. After all, what’s the point of even raising the issue?

 

 

 


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  • rantykiwi

    The cow in the photo appears to be painted to match the make up of Labour. The traditional red faction, a smattering of green, the yellow-bellied ones who are too spineless to stand up for their own principles, the gay pink lot, the purple royalists, and the blue representing those who really would love to jump ship to National. God knows how she’ll ever manage to lead such a mish-mash of misguided souls.

    • Rick H

      She has a blue shirt on, though.
      Just saying.

  • andrewo

    Oh look!
    An artificial cow…

    • Miss Phit

      And a fibre glass one too.

  • RobT

    Oh! And what about picking them up from their hangouts, shouting them smoko, and giving them a wee pressie…just to make them all feel oh so special?
    I know, I shouldn’t give her ideas!

    • Ruahine

      Try Queen Street next year. Plenty of possible supporters sitting and laying on the footpath getting in pedestrians way and annoying retailers trying to make a living to pay taxes to fund the welfare payments.

  • XCIA

    I guess she surmises that because the 27,000 were too thick to cast a valid vote, they must be Labour supporters.

    • ex-JAFA

      Or it may be based on them being criminals, having failed to register to vote as required by law.

      • XCIA

        Kelvin to the rescue then ;-)

  • RightofSingapore

    Register at the polling booth? Don’t officials need time to check the person registering is who they say they are and are a Permanent resident or citizen and all that stuff?

    • biscuit barrel

      And thats is a problem how. No need to show id when enroll beforehand, why change

  • Keanne Lawrence

    Cheers George with the usual word economy getting to the guts of the matter. Registering at the polling booths? Must be out of the party handbook since we have already seem there a lot of air between the ears even when the hair is swept back.

  • Rick H

    but their ballot papers were disallowed because, for instance, they were
    not on the electoral roll”. She criticises the government for not
    taking up the recommendation of The Justice and Electoral Select
    Committee which suggested that enrolment could take place at the polling
    booth on the day of the election.

    Excuse me?
    If a person went into a polling booth to vote, but wasn’t even enrolled to vote – – –
    – – -Do you think that person would have the brains to be walking in there carrying all the Proof of ID, birth certificate, etc, which if “on the day enrolement” was ever allowed, would require of a person before casting a valid vote?

    No, I don’t either.

  • Oh Please

    Yeah, but 25,000 of them were Daljit Singh.

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