Wednesday, June 18, 2014

POLITICS GONE CRAZY

Politics has certainly gone crazy.    I suspect the vast majority of National/ACT Party voters are praying that the Leader of the Labour Party retains his job.   Conversely, I suspect the vast majority of Labour Party voters would like to see the Leader of the Labour Party quietly throw the towel in.

It is a given that Labour MPs in marginal seats and those with low list rankings will be seriously worried whether they have a job come 20 September.    The word from the beltway is that Trevor Mallard is putting it around that, given the chance, he can minimize the likely electoral damage with his attack dog style of leadership.   

Any bets?

7 comments:

Psycho Milt said...

No bets, but a couple of thoughts;

1. If Nat propagandists are universal in proclaiming they hope Cunliffe retains his job, while doing their level best to see that he loses it, Labour would be morons to ditch him.

2. The Nats certainly are better at the game of politics than Labour, and journos who see politics as a game are certainly lapping it up, but that's not a compliment to either of them.

The Veteran said...

PM ... I wrote this b4 the Fairfax Ipsos Poll came out. That result is simply devastating for Labour as the sampling was undertaking prior to the latest revelations.

Neither Parker nor Robertson would want to sup from what is a poisoned chalice.

Mallard, for all his many and undisputed faults, could be the interim option although in Cunliffe's lexicon he would become a 'Scab'.

EtC must be beside herself.

Luv blood sports.

Noel said...

I'm not sure that this has as much impact as some are predicting.
The Dominion Post had most ticking the " I never trusted him anyway".
It's just increased Joe Public's perception that the special category immigration is a farce.
Money from a bank account roundabout that continues after residency with any company established hiring further immigrants instead of Kiwis.
All promoted up by politicians who influence the process whilst those not in the category can only enter only after ticking all the boxes or a Judicial Review.
Scrap it and we wont be bombarded with this political bullshit.

Noel said...

I'm not sure that this has as much impact as some are predicting.
The Dominion Post had most ticking the " I never trusted him anyway".
It's just increased Joe Public's perception that the special category immigration is a farce.
Money from a bank account roundabout that continues after residency with any company established hiring further immigrants instead of Kiwis.
All promoted up by politicians who influence the process whilst those not in the category can only enter only after ticking all the boxes or a Judicial Review.
Scrap it and we wont be bombarded with this political bullshit.

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Yes, I've thought for some time Mallard might step up to the plate.

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

I can't remember either in Australia en election campaign as bizarre as this one. The closest might be 1972 in Australia when the Libs had in Billy McMahon a leader who makes Cunliffe l00k polished.

BTW Vet, you little stable of vacuous trolls is remarkably quiet.

Shell shocked or still waiting for instructions?

The Veteran said...

Fols ... getting more bizarre by the minute. Now the announcement by the crim.com Party that they are supporting Cunliffe to retain the Labour Party leadership.

That's one endorsement I would run a mile from.

With friends like these etc