Oh really John?

John Key had this to say over the weekend at the National party conference.

“The voters of New Zealand don’t concentrate so much on which term of Government you are in but about the results you can achieve for New Zealanders, the focus of attention you really have on the issues that really matter – the economy, law and order, health and education – what you are going to do for the voters and what your vision is for New Zealand.”

The Government had to earn the right to govern every day.

It was judged on on every decision it made, good or bad.

“We get judged on the way we handle the decisions, not on the complexity of them, certainly not by whingeing about how difficult they might be but by actually coming up with solutions then delivering on them.”

He said National had delivered stable and predictable Government and it had to remain committed to the task.

That is true, but here is where it gets interesting.

There is absolutely no room in my view in the Government for complacency, for arrogance or for mediocrity.

“If we keep delivering every single day, if we go into that campaign on 2017 energised with new policies and new approaches and new ways of tackling the issues that our country faces, I am absolutely confident we can continue to deliver the electoral success we have in the past.

“We have to earn the right to do that but this party is capable of doing that.”

So John, if it is true that there is no room for complacency, for arrogance or for mediocrity, then how come Paula Bennett (arrogance), Craig Foss (mediocrity), Chris Finlayson (arrogance),  Nick Smith (arrogance/mediocrity), Murray McCully (arrogance)n Maggie Barry (mediocrity/arrogance) and Nikki Kaye (mediocrity) are all still ministers in your government?

So John, you said there is “absolutely no room” for those things and yet there seems to be plenty of room. Perhaps you need to take some time and talk to a few former donors who are looking elsewhere and talking about it. You need to do this because the people who are advising you are sycophants and won’t tell you the truth. You’ve isolated yourself from those who will tell you the truth.

It’s not terminal yet, but you know and I know that your net approvals are sliding. If they slide by as much as last month again this month then you are in negative figures. The only reason you are still in a job is because the opposition are too stupid, too lazy and basically useless.

There is time to fix it, but you need to concentrate, get rid of the idiots and reward the hard workers and the diligent.

 

– NZ Herald


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