Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Ordinary New Zealanders

Looks like Labour's lacklustre low profile campaign is about to get underway with emphasis on ORDINARY mediocrity. The pathetic and oft repeated use of the phrase 'ordinary New Zealanders' augers well for NACTionalMP who now need only launch with 'Dare to be Better' or something, anything more inspiring than ORDINARY.



How ironic it is that you will struggle to find any genuinely 'ordinary' New Zealanders in amongst Labour's sorry bunch.

Plenty of poofters, political studies graduates, union organisers, party relics and assorted jail bait but ordinary New Zealanders? People who have held down a real job, in real New Zealand, living on a real income, paying real tax, raising a real family?

Naaaaah, Labour has become the ordinary party of the unreal, consigned for the next twenty years to a process of slow necrosis, punctuated by the odd spasm of unnatural nervous energy usually seen in the moments preceding death.

17 comments:

Psycho Milt said...

You're falling into that trap of imagining that your own area of endeavour is "real" and the people you don't like are - what, exactly? External to reality? Non-existent? What does "real" mean in this context, other than as a marker for people you don't have a problem with?

For what it's worth, I agree Goff's "ordinary New Zealanders" concept is crap. In fact, it's the crappest political concept since a certain Dr Brash was peddling "mainstream New Zealand" a few years back. Key's lame "hard-working New Zealanders" would be a serious contender, but his delivery is too colourless to make top of the heap. Once again Labour wins the wrong competition. On the plus side though - at least Goff, unlike Brash, has thus far had the good grace not to make explicit for the journos who exactly his crap slogan is meant to exclude. Maybe he'll get round to it, but until then Brash is still the King of crap.

pdm said...

pm - shame Brash didn't win in 2005. NZ would have been better for it.

Anonymous said...

pdb - Brash did win in 2005.

He was cheated by Labour's overspend and the Maorimander!

democracymum said...

Interestingly I think that Labour have decided to use this strategy after seeing that John Key's image of being a real kiwi bloke, works well with the voting public.

Sadly for Labour JK's image is real and in their case just a pretense.

Perhaps they should be known as the extra-ordinaries

dad4justice said...

Not "extra - ordinaries" democracymum, but rather a bunch of freakish extraterrestrial moonbats.

WAKE UP said...
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WAKE UP said...

Sorry, too many typos ... here we are:
"You're falling into that trap of imagining that your own area of endeavour is "real".
No, MILT, what he's saying is; this collection of detritus is seriously unqualified for the job they are pretending to. I wouldn't fly with an unqualified pilot, and piloting a country (a Real job) requires experiences beyond this lot. Some of them might once have had some sense of possibility, but being Mothered by Helen soon put a stop to that.

Psycho Milt said...

Sadly for Labour JK's image is real...

The perfectly ordinary, everyday multi-millionaire currency trader?

No, MILT, what the's saying is; this collection of detritus is seriously unqualified for the job they are pretending to.

If Adolf was saying that, he'd be very foolish, and I don't believe he is. Goff is quite possibly the most qualified man to be PM in the country. He's certainly way more qualified than Key is. Gee - do you think the job might not be like a pilot but actually about something more than qualifications and experience?

pdm said...

Actually this comparison came to mind as I read the comments.

John Key is a natural boy next door type like say Dan Carter. You would be happy to have either of them in your home or at your barbecue.

Goff is like Graeme Henry. Knows he is in a job he doesn't deserve and pulls all sorts of stunts to justify it. No one wants either in their home.

WAKE UP said...

Well MILT, while I might agree some with your "The perfectly ordinary, everyday multi-millionaire currency trader?", this:"Goff is quite possibly the most qualified man to be PM in the country" just blows the discussion out of the water into la-la land.

Like Jim McLay following Muldoon, Goff's sell-my-soul-to-Helen years have left him a man without an identity; he's still reeling.

Your comment on Goff being "most qualified" reminds me of George Gilder's: "Taught that qualifications alone count, and qualified as no previous generation has been, these people have no idea how people live, or why" (paraphrased).

Many of us haven't forgotten Goff's idiot intransigency over the Peter Ellis case either. The man hasn't the balls to be PM. As I said, Helen took care of that.

Psycho Milt said...

John Key is a natural boy next door type like say Dan Carter. You would be happy to have either of them in your home or at your barbecue.

In other words, it's a matter of personal preference and yours is for Key. Fine, but your personal preference is nothing more than that.

Your comment on Goff being "most qualified" reminds me of George Gilder's: "Taught that qualifications alone count, and qualified as no previous generation has been, these people have no idea how people live, or why" (paraphrased).

Perhaps you shouldn't have focused your criticism of Goff on his being "unqualified," then?

I'd be interested to know how exactly Key has demonstrated the "balls" to be PM, Wake Up? He seems to have had the job handed to him on a plate due to National having no other talent in their ranks, and since taking office he's tried to be all things to all people. Can you point to a single bold stand that could have cost him his parliamentary career? The kind of thing you're ridiculing Goff for not doing?

David said...

No Milt, He was elected by a majority of New Zealanders who consider him to be a genuine nice guy who has one well in his life, and has decided to enter politics. What his business was is secondary to his image and is taken as a positive in that he must have been good at what he did.

The descriptor "multi-millionaire currency trader" is symptomatic of envy and spite and epitomises everything that people despised Labour for when they threw their sorry asses out in the last election.

WAKE UP said...

No MILT, I'm actually on record as saying I wish Key would decide what to do. What I'm saying about GOFF is that he's so marooned now that he dosn't even know what the game is.
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ps: arguing over the literal meaning of "qualified" is mere semantics - cheap shot; I know you understood my point, which was that selling your soul to Helen DISqualifies you for (real) life.

Psycho Milt said...

The descriptor "multi-millionaire currency trader" is symptomatic of envy and spite and epitomises everything that people despised Labour for when they threw their sorry asses out in the last election.

Actually, the descriptor "multi-millionaire currency trader" is a simple statement of fact. If you're looking for an example of spite, you can't go past any right-winger's description of Phil Goff.

Anonymous said...

You're mistaking spite for lack of respect.
How would you describe Graeme Hart? Once was tow truck operator and now corporate jet owning billionaire and by all accounts still a mainstream nzer.

Anonymous said...

He was elected by a majority of New Zealanders who consider him to be a genuine nice guy who has one well in his life,

No - he was elected by a majority of New Zealanders who though he'd have the balls to make NZ productive and successful

* to wipe out unions
* to wipe out the Labour party
* to finish the greens
* to get rid of nanny-statism
* to get rid of the RMA and ECA and EFA
* to get really tough on crims
* to wipe out bludhers
* to give teachers authority in their classrooms
* to let us give our kids a good SMACK when they need it.

That's why Key was elected.
That's why he's such a disappointment.

WAKE UP said...

"If you're looking for an example of spite, you can't go past any right-winger's description of Phil Goff."
And if you're looking for an example of why we know Goff's a straw-clutching idiot, you can't go past his complaining about bureaucratic salaries outstripping even the Prime Minister's salary (nice of him to be so concerned about Key's income stream) - as if this has just happened overnight, since Labour's nine loooong years. What a sad, lost man he is.