Saturday, April 19, 2014

Goff should run for Epsom

If the Labour Party is not telling truckies to truck off out of the fast lanes, or holding hands with terrorists, then like five year old children, they're crying and bleating about electoral boundary changes:
Snobbery and a false rumour that a boundary change would take some homes out of the Auckland Grammar zone and affect property values are believed to be factors in the strong opposition by voters in the well-heeled Epsom electorate to being moved into the more working class Labour electorate of Mt Roskill.







I never saw Peseta Sam Lotu-IIga crying over spilt milk in Maungakiekie.  He'll probably just get on with the job of convincing people why they should vote for him ahead of some union lackey.  But Goff should know better:
Not being arrogant, but I would like to think that perhaps I could not simply match John Banks, Richard Worth and Rodney Hide, but I could perhaps do a better job.
Goff could match his "non-arrogance", and show the people of Epsom he could do a better job than David Seymour, (who will win the seat) by standing in Epsom as the Labour candidate.

But he won't do that, because people would vote for him.  And that wouldn't be the tactical thing to do for left voters who try to usurp electoral mandate by voting tactically for the National candidate.

Go on Phil, show us how good you really are or claim to be.  Wash your hands of Arafat and show New Zealand a millionaire Labour MP man living on 20 acres in Clevedon can win Epsom.  

5 comments:

Angry Tory said...

boundary change would take some homes out of the Auckland Grammar zone

sounds like a damn good plan to me.

Labour hates Grammar.

So if you're in a Labour electorate, by definition, you should be out-of-zone. Your kids will get a "high-equality" education at Otara High School:
(http://www.corrections.govt.nz/about_us/contact_us/our_locations/otara_service_centre.html)

Angry Tory said...

David Seymour, (who will win the seat)

the only bright spot in an otherwise pathetic slate of candidates nationwide.

I mean, when the fucking daily (commie) blog castigates Key for borrowing 60 BILLION -
and all ACT can talk about is RMA and incest...

the only other bright spot is that when NZ's property & employment crash comes at last - There's no way Key will be able to borrow enough to keep welfare.

Key had a choice - especially given the GFC & Christchurch. Do the responsible thing and phase out welfare over say 5 years --- so that by today, the Dole, DPB, Super, state houses, state schools, and state hospitals and GP subsidies would have been a thing of the past!. A 5-year phase out would have let everyone adjust.

instead Key kept on flushing billions away on welfare, and almost every damn billion -- every cent wasted on Dole & DPB was borrowed money --and still is borrowed even today.

And did John "state school, state hose" Banks point this out? Hell No! To busy setting up more state schools...

Edward the Confessor said...

"the only other bright spot is that when NZ's property & employment crash comes at last.."

ROFL. Poor Sinner's been predicting and looking forward to this for years, as such an event would supposedly usher in his conservative utopia. He's like Linus van Pelt waiting for the Giant Pumpkin. This year though eh Sinner?

Psycho Milt said...

... that wouldn't be the tactical thing to do for left voters who try to usurp electoral mandate by voting tactically for the National candidate.

This usurpation of the electoral mandate by Epsom's Labour supporters is in such shocking contrast to the integrity of its National supporters who'll vote tactically for the ACT candidate,

If only Labour had the democratic values of the National Party. National would never dream of standing a candidate in Epsom and then asking its supporters to vote for someone else...

Anonymous said...

Dear author, I need to correct you, your statement should read Seymour will be given the seat. There is a big difference between earning it against competition and just getting it by default. It would be interesting to see who Key chose if the Conservatives stood someone strong in Epsom against David Seymour. Seymour is a very average speaker and a touch too overconfident for his ability from what I have seen so far. 1% loses to 3% in the party vote seat conversion so loyalty wouldn't be high up the list for John Key.