Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Very Droll, Very Clever and Spot on

Comment of the week. From another muddy thread over at Kiwibog

  1. georgebolwing (231) Says:

    I note that Labour seem to have abandoned the strategy of trying to paint the PM as an evil, society-destroying, grandmother selling neoliberal disguising as a friendly, mildly conservative, middle-of-the-road pragmatist and now are painting him as a friendly, mildly conservative, middle-of-the-road pragmatist how doesn’t do anything.

    This seems odd, since he is friendly, mildly conservative, middle-of-the-road pragmatist, who has convinced the population that he only does mildly conservative, middle-of-the-road pragmatic things, in a friendly manner. Thus Labour is accusing him of not doing enough of the things that he is popular for doing.

    I also note that the more people to the right of Key (including many on this blog) wail at the PM for being a friendly, mildly conservative, middle-of-the-road pragmatist, the more it reinforces the view that he is a friendly, mildly conservative, middle-of-the-road pragmatist.

    To quote Barak Obama, Labour is heading for an old fashioned shellacking at the next election. I think it is now more likely than not that National will be able to govern in its own right, but Key will continue to court the Maori Party, United Future and what is left of ACT, since he will want to continue to be seen as a friendly, mildly conservative, middle-of-the-road pragmatist.

2 comments:

DS said...

Great comment, thanks for posting it.

Support for 'doing things' that a small number of folk think need doing to prevent some imaginary NZ Armageddon is largely confined to shouters on the internet. Polls agree with me.

Key will go down in history as a much-loved PM. And I too predict the election will be a walk-over.

Anonymous said...

I know he is genuinely considerate and popular but being much loved won't save our sorry arse. I would rather he was honest about how broken we are so we can start to plan to fix it.

If Goff really wants to govern this shambles with more tax and welare he is mad, really mad. See what a career of troughing will do?