Sunday, June 17, 2018

WHAT HONEYMOON

Yep, I'm tribal National but not ever in my wildest dreams did I think that just eight months into the CoL taking the treasury benches elements of the media here would be speculating that this could very well be a one term government.

"Its taken them three minutes to look as shabby, arrogant and as broken down as a third term government suffering rampant hubris and pleading to be put out of its misery."

Ouch and double ouch and I thought 'he' was one of  'theirs'. 

16 comments:

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Just imagine how much damage they could have done with a four year term.

gravedodger said...

Two edges to that sword AF, what if they fluke a second term, that will be Six loooong years.

The fairy dust and outright bribery being dished to their gormless supporters leaves that as a real possibility imho.

Paulus said...

Sadly we will still have them through every nefarious methods for the next 2 1/2 years.
Do you not think the our Princess will do everything along with Peters to stay in power.
Absolute Power still corrupts and that is what we will have.

The Veteran said...

Paulus .... the answer is probably yes on the basis that turkeys don't vote for an early Xmas but with this caveat ... the Greens have real internal problems. They need to demonstrate their independence to their people much as Peters did in pulling the plug on the 3 strikes repeal proposal. The Waka Jumping Bill is opposed by many in their constituency and, were they to withdraw support, that would certainly set the cat among the pigeons.

Anonymous said...

It's unfolding pretty much as expected. Winston's real legacy is enabling the worst govt in our entire history, with seven percent of the vote and no seat. Gotta love MMP, the electoral darling of the elite! Sadly, we are lumped with MMP forever more, and the CoL govt until they implode. Three years? Hell no.

Ron

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Ron, would you care to set out the circumstances in which Ardern would be forced to an early election? My understanding is it would need either Greens of NZ1 to vote with National for a motion of no confidence. Maybe I'm wrong. Hope so.

The Veteran said...

Adolf ... essentially right. The Government has 55 members (46 Labour and 9 Winston First) and enjoys a confidence & supply agreement with the Greens who have 8 members) = 63 members in the 120 member parliament. The Opposition has 56 members + 1 ACT = 57 members.

Essentially it would need either Winston First and/or the Greens to fracture with 4 members going independent and prepared to vote with the Opposition on a no confidence motion. 3 defections might also be enough as that could result in a stalemate with the Government unable to pass important legislation in which case the G-G might want to call the PM in for a chat.

On balance unlikely but ......

Snowflake said...

Yep, you’re still butthurt. And a sore loser, with emphasis on the loser, as it’s obvious how sore you are. You gonna stay blubbing for the next three years or actually come up with some policy?

The Veteran said...

Snowflake ... and you're an idiot who won't respond when challenged. That was the media not me ... I'll say it again s l o w l y so you might understand ... the media said that, not me.

As for policy ... no need to announce while your mob continues to shoot themselves in the foot and mouth on a daily basis but the decision to scrap Labour's disastrous ban on oil and gas exploration, panned by many as virtue signalling of the worst kind, has been welcomed by all right thinking New Zealanders.

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Veteran. It's impossible to deal with these people. Snowflaake is but an illierate version of David. They both come from the same stable. David runs the race (always losing) and Snowflake shovels the shit.

Snowflake said...

The media? Really, I don’t think even Danyl himself would describe himself as “the media”. Is that the best you can do? You have no policy then, other than doing nothing. You’re whining is also repetitive and #sad. You could at least be bitter, vicious, asinine and dishonest like Adolt. He’s one of life’s winners!

The Veteran said...

Ms Flake ... how then would you describe Stacey Kirk, Patrick Gower, Granny Herald, Audrey Young and Hamish Rutherford and others ... you're running a poor second to King Canute.

Snowflake said...

Yawn. They’re all also speculating on the ability or otherwise of Soimon to lead his way out of a paper bag. It’s their job to produce clickbait. You’ll pick and choose the shit you wish to try to amplify. What you should be doing is highlighting the fantastic and innovative policy the Nats are coming out with. Oh wait...

The Veteran said...

Nah ... they're all talking about the clusterf**k 'your' government has become in just eight months but keep on keeping the faith ... your blind loyalty is touching (if a tad pathetic) as we move into the winter of our discontent ... another day, another strike.
What else have we to look forward to ... the outcome of the Police investigation into the sexual assault on teenagers at the Labour Party Youth Camp ... waiting, waiting ...
so much happening, so much to choose from.

Psycho Milt said...

Ms Flake ... how then would you describe Stacey Kirk, Patrick Gower, Granny Herald, Audrey Young and Hamish Rutherford and others ...

I'd describe them as political opinion writers for commercial media, which means:

1. They treat politics as a kind of sport, in which their job is to provide commentary on which side is playing a better game. There's no disputing that National is much better at the game than Labour, and the Greens don't really even play the game - my issue is with whether that's what actually matters (hint - it isn't).

2. They do the above for commercial media companies fundamentally opposed to left-wing government, which tends to mean fundamentally opposed to paying left-wing opinion writers to peddle their views.

Labour-led governments have been opposed by commercial media since the first one back in the 1930s, and for the same reason the media opposes the labour movement in general. It's a given and the left mostly accepts that it has to work with that given, but it does mean that pointing out to us how all the media commentators say our government's rubbish is greeted with "Well, duh - they would say that, wouldn't they?"



Psycho Milt said...

What else have we to look forward to ... the outcome of the Police investigation into the sexual assault on teenagers at the Labour Party Youth Camp ... waiting, waiting ...

Still clutching at those straws, huh? Even if the perp in this case was connected with the Labour Party to the extent that a certain Northland "Prominent New Zealander" was to the National Party, if the case goes ahead name suppression will most likely mean it would be as illegal to make something out of it as it was with "Prominent New Zealander." Points for trying, though.