Poor David Farrar, he can’t write a post without getting accused of hypocrisy these days. It must have to do with that rancid stench he emanates whenever he gets on his high horse to lecture others.. Here is Rob Salmond at Polity.
MMP is designed to give voters two votes. It is no surprise voters will vote tactically in a way to maximise the chance of their party making it into Government…
I’ve got no problem with that, but the hypocrisy of denouncing tactical voting as a dirty deal, yet advocating it yourself is, as always, more hypocrisy.
Ha – nice try.
There’s only one political leader out there saying: “Tactical voting is a good idea for my supporters, and long may it continue, but it is a dreadful crime by others.” That leader is John Key.
David Cunliffe’s position is different, and it is one I agree with. Here is his/my position:
National made the rules. We prefer different rules. For now, we play to their rules. Simple.
If you thought rugby should be a 14-a-side game, but the rules say it is 15-a-side, you’d be a mug not to send out the 15th guy, right? Well that is exactly what National thinks Labour should do, and they reckon sending out the 15th player is despicable! Hypocritical!
With all their sanctimony, National come off as spoiled brats, peeved that the other team also plays to win. There is only one group of hypocrites here. They wear blue.