Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Subversive Leadership

From Powerline

Does this remind you of anyone in particular?

Obama's leadership model is the model of subversive leadership. Subversive leaders in democracies do not tell their citizens where they wish to lead their societies. They hide their goals from their citizens, because they understand that their citizens do not share their goals. Then once they achieve their unspoken goals, they present their people with a fait accompli and announce that only they are competent to shepherd their societies through the radical shift they undertook behind the public's back.


Anonymous said...

I wish you'd use the official Labour photo. I know its fake but it doesn't turn people to stone.

Anonymous said...

Excellent description of Roger Douglas, and then Ruth Richardson. And now Bill English (note all of the `we won't touch xyz [insert programme]'' from before the election now being touched).

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Anon 5.42

You must be mentally retarded.

The xyz {insert programme} about which you are bleating just happens to be 'being mentioned' BEFORE THE FUCKING ELECTION in case you hadn't noticed.

The Gnats clearly stated before the 2008 election to which you foolishly refer that they would flag major changes before the 2011 election and seek a mandate for them.

You should seriously consider drowning yourself.

Anonymous said...

No Adolf.

I refer to lies made before the LAST election by John Key:
1 - I will not raise GST.
2 - I will not touch kiwisaver.
3 - I will not touch working for families.

You are mentally retarded if you think that just because you disagree with these programmes that somehow doesn't make them lies. Selective memory mugh?

Anonymous said...

In light of these lies, we have to ask: can we trust these pre-announcements by Key? For instance, he says that he will only sell 49% of state assets. But is that a lie, like not raising GST? Probably.

Anonymous said...

And just for the removal of doubt: Pre-election announcement of John Key vs Post-election reality.


KG said...

You just got pwnd by Anon, Adolf. There comes a point where your spin and distortions on behalf of the Nats are a poor joke.
Is there anything Key and co could do to make you look at them objectively?

royaloaks said...

I will not sleep tonight after looking at that picture of Clark. That is evil personified.

Anonymous said...

This is a left wing blog these days. Yes Minister, more like.

Blind leading the blind.


Liarbour official photo aside, that is one of her more fetching shots!

WAKE UP said...

This country has yet to recover from electing that childless, dissimulating, ostensibly “happily married” Prime Minister.