Sunday, July 17, 2011

Two Wrongs Don't Make A Right

Here are some interesting comments from Andrew Bolt's blog. Interesting not for the predictable content but for the underlying dimwittedness of both commenters.

Andrew, I spoke to our local federal MP about a different matter to the carbon tax, however being the Liberal minded person I am I had to mention it. She is a sitting Labor federal MP. And she said to me, off the record that the carbon tax is the craziest idea her government has ever come up with, she added, I don’t why they are going ahead with it, I can’t understand their logic. Then she said, there are many who are quietly objecting to it however there was not a lot she could do. I will not mention her name publicly as that would be terrible for her as she is a good person, and she worked hard to get elected and was better than the Liberal candidate they put up in the area. So one thing for certain Labor is not united in this crazy scheme.
Mark W of QLD

All Right Already isn’t so sure about the goodness of such an MP:

No, she is not “a good person”. Any elected representative who publicly supports an irrational policy though privately considering it crazy (whether from motives of party-solidarity or tribalism or for any other reason) or who publicly condones incompetent government whilst privately condemning it or who “worked hard to get elected” but, once elected, fails to represent electors is not a good person.

[T]here was not a lot she could do[.]

On the contrary, she could, for a start, say publicly what she thinks.

In Queensland (supposing Mark W. of Queensland was speaking of a local MP in Queensland) only two of the Labor MHRs are female: Mrs Yvette D’Ath (representing Petrie) and Ms Kirsten Livermore (of Capricornia). I have written to both these representatives, and I shall report any response I receive.

Mark W has consigned his 'good person' to political death. He should have found out there were only two female Labour MPs in Queensland before he hit his keyboard.

Alright Already clearly doesn't understand the difference between party politics and anarchy.
Adolf looks forward to his receipt of two replies telling to ***** off and mind his own goddammed business.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh the basis of this article no one in the National party qualifies as good persons either then for supporting the drongo legislation they have slipped through parliament since 2008.

Ackers said...

I would have thought the blog itself was predictable for being so dim witted Adolf. The blog commentors are also predictable for being barking mad much like their cohort in stupidity, the people who infest Piers Akerman's blog.

mawm said...

Both bloggers make their point.

Mark of QLD has shown the duplicity of the elected official. She has been elected to represent the interests of the voters in her electorate…..and not that of the Party.

All Right is correct in calling it what it is and has done his bit to expose it. She no longer has any place representing her electorate.

But I suppose, Adolf, being such an avid National supporter you must be used to the the party looking after itself before the wishes of the electorate.

Yet another own goal. ; )

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Well, I never expected to hear from two other dimwits, but there you go.

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

FFS Mawn, when are you going to grow up?

Party candidates are elected on their party's manifesto and are expected by the party m,embers who vote them inot power to show loyalty to the party. Of course, they represent their respective parties. The only ones who don't are those three idiots in Australia who campaigned against a carbon tax and now support Gillard. Did you not notice they DON"T have a party?

You must be an ACT party member, are you?

mawm said...

You see Adolf, politicians, and their apologists, obviously have forgotton that primarily they are representatives of the people. Agreed that MMP and list MP's have changed that - now they represent themselves. Manifesto/smeshto…..it is not worth the paper it is written on.

I expected better of the National Party.

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Mawn, obviously you have forgotten we have moved on from the nineteenth century.

mawm said...

That is really a shame. Government of the people, by the people and for the people had a nice ring to it.

National Socialism in NZ! History has a way of repeating itself: I'm surprised that you, of all people, support it.

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

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