Thursday, September 26, 2013

Counterproductive

It has been interesting to watch the current overhyped campaign to denigrate Labour leader David Cunliffe over alleged indiscretions in his CV.

Jeezers George on a bicycle people, is that all you've got?

Do you seriously think this infantile crap will resonate with Waitakere Man?

At worst he can be accused of gilding the lilly a bit.  So bloody what?  Who really cares?  Apart from a few centre right bloggers, that is.  I suggest very few people in the real world care one jot.  This foolish campaign will come back to bite the centre right on the arse.  It lowers us to the level of the Clark and Williams' regime.  The one the voters threw out because they were sick of and sickened by their pursuit of John Key.

They will react the same way to this unseemly pursuit of David Cunliffe.

Take a leaf out of the Australian Liberal Party's handling of Rudd.

Just keep your mouths shut and let him do the job on himself.

  • So far Cunliffe has announced policy positions which will rip a quarter of the value off every New Zealander's home. 
  • He has promised a return to Muldoonist central control of  banking - guaranteed to destroy the assets and incomes of Middle New Zealand.
  • He has shown himself within the Labour caucus to be an authoritarian dictator.
There are many more substantive issues on which to attack him.
So why persist with these ridiculous personal attacks when such attacks have been shown in Australia and New Zealand to be totally counterproductive?

They are the stuff of the Left and they should be left there.

Voters are not stupid.

7 comments:

Exclamation Mark said...

As much as I think Cunliffe deserves a kick in the cobblers for this, I think you are right.

Liberty said...

Adolf you are wrong. Cunliffe wants to be PM with what appears to be a dodgy CV.
The public should know he is only a charlatan. As the Lefty media don't have the balls
to inform the public. It is up to the Blogs.

Edward the Confessor said...

"Cunliffe wants to be PM with what appears to be a dodgy CV."

And Obama's birth certificate is fake too eh, Liberty?

It's great to watch all the right wing nutters go birther on this. It's established once and for all Hooten's lack of nous and credibility.

Liberty said...

Obama's birth certificate not fake. It only silly opinion from a few misguided rednecks.
The only similarity your silly argument has with Cunliffe.
Is Cunliffes disciples are also misguided.
Still you follow like obedient little sheep. Until the next chosen one
Is anointed. At the present rate of Labour keeping its leader is about 16months.

Edward the Confessor said...

"Obama's birth certificate not fake. It only silly opinion from a few misguided rednecks."

Cunliffe's CV not fake. It only silly opinion from a few misguided rednecks.

Liberty said...

I didn't say Cunliffe CV was a fake. I did say it appears dodgy . Just like paintergate, Cardgate and a number of over seedy little scandals the Clark administration was infamous for. Nothing has changed. Six yrs later Cunliffes antics are just a chip of the old block. along with has-been minions.

Edward the Confessor said...

"I didn't say Cunliffe CV was a fake. I did say it appears dodgy"

It's very hard to know exactly what you're trying to say as you're using amorphous, wooly terms like "dodgy". This indicates you're confused and flailing about, not sure what you mean, but going for the smear anyway. You're obviously very afraid of Cunliffe and the polls have you spooked.

What I think you mean is that aspects of his CV are fake. That's been proved false. Unless you're saying the proof has been faked, which is birther territory.