Comment of the day

From George:

I have held my tongue with reference to the appointment of Bridges and Bennett as the appointed leaders of the National Party.

I, like many, was devastated that Collins was not considered the best option. It has been well aired through the comments that the consequences of this selection will be immense. What has happened to the National Party I once called home? I have lost my political habitation. Politics doesn’t always deliver what I want. The latest COL is testament to that. But that came about by a collection of braindead idiots who sold out their collective integrity to hijack power.

I didn’t expect the National Party to show the same half-witted behaviour. What the hell were they thinking? Bridges is another Ardern in drag. Illiterate, inexperienced and ineffective. It appears National have chosen a nice young Maori man to compete against a nice, young, pregnant woman. The bloody fools. All they have done is completed the matching pair. They will be wearing matching t-shirts next.

You’re in opposition. You needed someone who is as far removed from the image of the nauseating Comrade as possible. And Judith Collins was that person. You have blown it.

The consequences of your appointment are far reaching. You have shed votes, donations and respect. But the biggest loss is the squandering of the talents of Collins. You might not want her, but we do.

Judith, National have shafted you. You need to get out, and soon. Independence and/or a new right-wing party are there for the taking. We need you to bring us back from the doldrums. You may be too modest to acknowledge that, but there are tens of thousands of us looking for a home. There is little doubt in my mind you would breach the 5% threshold, then you can negotiate with National on your own terms. Bridges vs Collins? Now there’s a no contest if I ever saw one.

What do you think?

Is a new party even possible? Personally, I think that is a bridge too far. The history of third parties in New Zealand is pretty dire.

Is it better for Judith Collins to wait until Bridges inevitably fails?



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