Sunday, September 7, 2014

ON PETER DUNNE

Yes, he's a potential coalition partner for National but for me, United Future Leader Peter Dunne has completely lost the plot.

First there was his choice of Helen Clark as one of the two NZL politicians he admired the most (the other was Peter Frazer) and the second was his naming of Barak Obama as the o'seas politician he had the most respect for.

FFS.   Helen Clark was a control freak whose legacy was to hand over to John Key an economy out of control (and lets not mention the $840,000 she stole to fund Labour's 2005 election campaign) while history will look back on President Obama's two terms as a time of lost opportunities ... someone who talked the talk but failed to walk the walk.  

One might also suggest it was not overly bright of Dunne to exclude John Key from his list when he is only in Parliament because of Key/National's grace and favour.    Is he serious when he sez he rates Clark over Key?

But for me and the third strike and you're out was to see Dunne align himself with the likes of Harawiri, Minto, Harre and Turei in calling for a boycott, disinvestment and sanctions against the State of Israel and then compound the stupidity by having his Chief of Staff argue that this was a personal decision by Peter Dunne and was not United Future policy.   FFS, Peter Dunne is United Future in exactly the same way Winston First is New Zeland First.

Sorry Peter.   You may be coming back but, for me, your times up.
 

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Harawiri, Minto, Harre and Turei may all be calling for a boycott, disinvestment and sanctions against the State of Israel. But they are not the only people doing so. Israel is blatantly violating international law and human rights, and should be boycotted. Dunne is right about this.

Dunne is showing his colours as a failed Labour MP when he lauds Clark and Fraser. Both were left wing control freaks, which indicates his inclinations.

The biggest error was saying he admired Obama. The US president is even more of a lame duck than Carter was. He has no discernible foreign policy, has breached most of his own policy promises, and is the laughing stock of much of the world.

Psycho Milt said...

Is he serious when he sez he rates Clark over Key?

I expect so. Clark would certainly never have allowed herself to get into the position of having to claim she neither knew, nor could be held accountable for, the actions of her staff.

Clark will be well remembered by historians for paying down the country's net public debt and introducing Kiwisaver and the Cullen Fund. Key will be remembered by historians only for the uncovering of his dirty tricks operation by hackers. No, seriously - this event will be covered in political science lectures for decades to come, but nothing else about John Key's time in power will be worth mentioning. He had an ambition to be PM, he's fulfilled it, and that's about it. His current great popularity will be baffling to future generations, to the extent they're even aware of it.

The Veteran said...

PM ... that's your take, not mine.

Perhaps just perhaps Key's 'great popularity' can be explained in part by the quality of the Opposition.

gravedodger said...

Milt, Clark will equally be recorded as enjoying the best economic conditions in over half a century and left office with the country facing a decade of budget deficits from reckless expansion of non productive bureaucracy.

She will also be remembered for her retaining vital votes from challenging her administration, one ended in Gaol for fraud and the other is still center stage in complete denial he lied to the people and the Parliament over inappropriate election spending in excess of $150 000.

There might also be veiled reference to her using a paper thin majority and the connivance of the greens to evade judicial review of her Pledge card spend of over $800 000 that police declined to prosecute but Bernard Darnton proceded to prosecute ala McReady.

They all are revealed as having feet of clay but that is our glorious democracy that Churchill made two very relevent observations on;
It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried.
And,“The best argument against democracy is a five minute conversation with the average voter.”


James Stephenson said...

JK will be remembered by non students of politics as the who dealt with the GFC and the Christchurch earthquake and brought the country through with envious glances from across the ditch

Kat G said...

Anonymous, what international law and human rights exactly is Israel blatantly violating? The law of protecting its citizens and preventing itself from being wiped off the map (as per the BDS charter)? You are a misguided moron if you think Israel is violating human rights, after all it is the only democracy in the Middle East. Can't say the same about its neighbours but I don't hear you protesting about that!

Psycho Milt said...

JK will be remembered by non students of politics as the who dealt with ... the Christchurch earthquake...

It's been dealt with? When did that happen?

You are a misguided moron if you think Israel is violating human rights, after all it is the only democracy in the Middle East.

The sheer irrationalism this subject provokes never ceases to amaze me.

Angry Tory said...

brought the country through

though? Sixty billion dollars in the red?
Who on earth thinks NZ is "through" anything.

Key kept every single policy on the "Clark" setting, and his any innovations will be seen as moving even further to the left than Clark (settlements, Tuhoe, Gay Marriage, Maori Flag, NZ Flag... all leftist).

There's no need for a Labour party when all the important Clark Labour's policies have been kept so assiduously by National.

At some point, presumably an ACT/ Conservative coalition will be elected that will finally set to sorting out the mess of the Clark/Key governments: dismantling welfare, paying back the debt. But this won't be easy. NZ is worse of now than in '84 and '91 combined.

OECD rank 22 kiwi said...

Clark would certainly never have allowed herself to get into the position of having to claim she neither knew, nor could be held accountable for, the actions of her staff.

A whole bunch of prosecuted police dragged through the courts would disagree with you PM. What did did Clark say at the time about her speeding motorcade to that rugby game? Something to do with not noticing and nothing to do with her. Clark always did have integrity issues.

Anyhoo,Smile and wave's crowning achievement of six years Prime Ministering, 15% GST.

Psycho Milt said...

It never ceases to amuse me, the way you guys burn with anger over bits of trivia like that. Bottom line is, Key's staff running an arms-length dirty tricks campaign will be the stuff of university essays on NZ's political history for decades to come, but Clark's motorcade breaking the speed limit that time? Not so much.

Tinman said...

Veteran, Clarkula and Obama are very good politicians.

How else would they have managed to get re-elected while doing so much damage to their respective countries?

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Angry Tory


'Key kept every single policy on the "Clark" setting,"

God, you really do talk crap!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Well we'd better not see this foppish fool Dunne or any of the other losers who have signed up to this B.D.S. use their cell-phones, or undertake certain medical procedures anytime soon, or else they will have to be called out for what they are. Anti-semitic hypocrites.

Mrs Danvers

Jamie said...

1. Peter Dunce I would slap the stupid bowtie off your face.
2. Comrade Clark sold the skyhawkes. She failed in her duty and betrayed the people.
3. JK=STOOGE
4. What sorta Assh*le name is Anonomous
5. Hamas has fired 1000s of rockets, some aimed at the Negev City Dimona Nuclear Power Plant. It is a war crime to target nuclear power plants. None hit their target due to Iron Dome and God,I kid ya not, the Arabs complained that the "Jew God" changed the trajectory of the rockets.
6. Some of these rockets were fired from schools, hospitals, and UN Compounds. Another war crime under the Geneva Conventions, UNLOAC-Law OF Armed Conflict, ROE-Rules Of Engagement. That's right there be rules to the MURDA BUSINESS
7. The UN is infiltrated and compromised.
8. DO NOT BE NAIVE, DO NOT BE A SIMP, AND NEVER UNDERESTIMATE YOUR ENEMIES