web analytics

Cult of “personality”

Written By: - Date published: 8:36 am, February 9th, 2015 - 56 comments
Categories: john key - Tags: ,

I sometimes wonder if it bothers any of the free-thinking rugged individualists of the political right that they are expected to line up like sheep behind John Key. Repeat after me – “I’m a Key person!”. Baaaaa! The latest bout of this cult of “personality” was on show at yesterday’s Big Gay Out…

Seems that Key was booed on stage, and perhaps his stickers didn’t fare any better…

https://twitter.com/HayleyHeartbrk/status/564308020306251777

Glad someone found a use for them.

56 comments on “Cult of “personality” ”

  1. What’s going on under Key’s T shirt?

  2. Lanthanide 2

    This is the first year I recall the coverage of Key at BGO saying he was booed. I find it hard to believe that he wasn’t booed every other year, but for some reason that was never mentioned by the press?

  3. North 3

    See, it’s not just Fizzy Anus who’s in love with the genus honest john.

    Man…….Fizzy will be pissed !

  4. adam 4

    I liked the greens sticker, and they did a god job of getting great coverage with people.

  5. framu 5

    from the JK booed link

    ” “mostly Labour and Green””

    WTF is a reporter doing using JKs trade mark slander in the opening line?!

    • Murray Rawshark 5.1

      We don’t have reporters. We have the FJK PR department.

      • One Anonymous Bloke 5.1.1

        Indeed. ‘Apparently’ the ‘reporter’ didn’t find the time to talk to anyone doing the actual booing.

        • framu 5.1.1.1

          rather telling isnt it

        • alwyn 5.1.1.2

          From the linked story we see

          “Famous Auckland drag queen Miss Ribena said most of the crowd were “Labour and Greens supporters”.
          Despite the positivity on display on the day, Ribena spoke of the homophobia that the gay community still faced.
          “There’s a lot of people coming from the outer suburbs, like South Auckland, to abuse people on K road and Ponsonby,” she said.
          “The council should do something about that.” ”

          So it was someone other than the reporter that described the people there being Labour or Green supporters.
          I have no idea whether “Miss Ribena” is famous or not but she isn’t the reporter or John Key is she? Apparently the reporter did talk to someone there didn’t she?

          On the other hand where are all the Green and Labour supporters howling her down for that appalling slander about the people from South Auckland? And what are the Council supposed to do about her complaints? Is K-Road going to be declared a no-go area for people from Mangere? Racially segregated suburbs perhaps, or would that be gender segregated?

          • Murray Rawshark 5.1.1.2.1

            The cult is strong in you.

          • framu 5.1.1.2.2

            “Indeed. ‘Apparently’ the ‘reporter’ didn’t find the time to talk to anyone doing the actual booing.”

            The reporter spoke to someone – but still didnt talk to anyone else it seems – and oh looky – its someone handily repeating the favourite go to slur of our PM

            and in case you didnt spot it – the two bits of quoted txt are different – so its a bit hard to specify where that slur came from – but we do know its one of keys favs dont we.

            its still shit journalism alwyn (good to see you think all south AKrs are brown though – how racisty of you – 🙂 )

            So i will take your point on that original quote – but as for the rest of it, is there anything else you want to get OTT about?

          • Anno1701 5.1.1.2.3

            “outer suburbs, LIKE South Auckland”

            pay attention………..

          • One Anonymous Bloke 5.1.1.2.4

            Yes, Alwyn: not anyone actually booing then.

            “Hi, can you tell me why you’re booing the Prime Minister?”

            “I’m a Labour Green supporter”.

            What Murray said.

          • North 5.1.1.2.5

            You do have a muddled mind darling…..

    • Richard 5.2

      Actually it wasn’t John Key who made that comment. But don’t let the facts stop your outrage…

      • framu 5.2.1

        actually that points been raised and answered

        im so outraged! (/sarc)

        do you have anything to add richard besides assumptions of my emotions?

        or are you just gonna sit there and regurgitate the same point alwyn made while ignoring my replies to him?

  6. alwyn 6

    “good to see you think all south AKrs are brown though – how racisty of you “.

    How on earth do you come to this conclusion from what I said?
    As far as the “slur” you attribute to John Key. Can you show me some examples of him saying anything like that and would you really regard it as a “slur” to be identified as a Labour, (or a Green), supporter anyway?

    • framu 6.1

      ” Racially segregated suburbs perhaps”

      and

      elanor catton – cmon, dont play all coy, you know the PM just loves to trot out the “theyre green party supporters” line

      but regardless – its still shit journalism

    • North 6.2

      What’s making you try SOOOO hard Alwyn girl @ 6 ?

      Truly darling, not EVERY petal’s obliged to go into wither just to make the ThePonceKey look fabulous.

  7. shorts 7

    given its not election year can’t the political parties & media just bugger off and leave people to have some fun with their community events without the need to score brownie points?

  8. “Look who it isn’t – the it man, baby.”

  9. BLiP 9

    According to Failfax . . .

    . . . Key acknowledged that when he first came to this event nine years ago National had “one per cent of the support of the gay community”.

    “But we’ve turned that around. I voted for gay marriage,” he said . . .

    . . . is that true? As far as I can remember, John Key wasn’t in the House when the vote was taken.

  10. BLiP 10

    Turns out he wasn’t there but did actually vote for the passing of the legislation.

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10878241

  11. fisiani 11

    The most popular Prime Minister ever perhaps. Of course he got a few boos from jealous people. Tall poppy syndrome. You people cannot handle the truth. Angry Andy would have has gritted teeth and rictus smile. Honest John is very comfortable as is New Zealand.

    • Kevin 11.1

      …and so say the great majority of us.

    • Tracey 11.2

      LOL you are one of the funniest satirists here

    • McFlock 11.3

      “perhaps”???

      That’s a good sign for the left, fisihawhaw.

      You were far more certain of your leader a couple of years ago

      • fisiani 11.3.1

        I actually wondered if MJ Savage was actually more popular then Honest John but that was in the days before polling of leaders so hard to say. Honest John is easily the most popular PM in the last 50 years.

        • McFlock 11.3.1.1

          good for you, that you’re beginning to have second thoughts about Key.
          50 years? That includes Clark, Kirk, and bits of Lange and Muldoon. Tall order.

        • tricledrown 11.3.1.2

          Fishy anal PonceKey fanboy.
          Key the leader of Conartists and Crims.
          Woodhouse police Minister claimed his grandfather fought in WW1 Can be trusted yeah right!
          Key claimed he was in charge of setting up Merrill Lynch branch in Ireland.
          Key said he was going make New Zealand a financial hub like Ireland.
          Since then Merrill Lynch used Insider Trading and a massive Ponzi scheme in Ireland leaving Ireland bankrupt.
          Key was deeply involved in this,since Irelands economic crash caused by Keys company Key has not mentioned Ireland once!
          Merrill Lynch have been bailed out twice but they have never offered Ireland 1 cent of reperation for their criminal acts!

        • ghostwhowalksnz 11.3.1.3

          So it must be time to be ‘shorting’ him then. There is no upside left.

    • North 11.4

      You do know he’s cheating on you Fiz ? Smarten up that face slap girl !

      Someone told me there’s a dungeon in Hamilton…..Waikato not Ontario.

    • swordfish 11.5

      “The most popular Prime Minister ever perhaps”

      No more popular as Preferred PM than Helen Clark at her height. In fact, I’d say marginally less popular.

      I’ll have to track down the figures, but I suspect his Performance Approval ratings are lower than Clark’s (in the pre-2005 period) too.

      Here’s some interesting stats from the latest 3 News Reid Research Poll that you may have “inadvertently” overlooked, Fisticuffs.

      Does Andrew Little look like a better match for John Key than previous Labour Leaders ?

      Entire Sample Yes 55%
      National Voters Yes 48%

      Almost half of your fellow Nats rate Little quite highly, Fisi. And that almost certainly includes much of National’s softly-aligned swing-vote. They’ve let ya down again, haven’t they, Big Fella.

      (Oh and, yeah, I’d say Mickey Savage, King Dick Seddon (and possibly both Norman Kirk and Peter Fraser) were more popular). None of which is to deny Key’s remarkable resilience.

      • fisiani 11.5.1

        I would be first to agree that Andrew Little looks a better match than previous Labour leaders. That is patently obvious when you compare him with The Cunliffe, Shearer, Goff and Clark. How does that an any way mean that Nats rate him quite highly? Do you have comprehension problems? None of the Nats would switch their vote from Key to Little. It’s a meaningless question designed to give the Left a glimmer of hope.

        • swordfish 11.5.1.1

          They clearly rate Little highly as a competent and effective Leader, Fisi. Do please try and keep up.

          • fisiani 11.5.1.1.1

            I would also have said Little was a better match but still do not rate him as a competent and effective leader. No National voter does. You do have comprehension problems. For instance he could have spoken about anything this week but has already blagged on about foreigners taking Kiwi jobs in a poor imitation of Winston Peters and now panders to Maori separatism myths which are doomed to delay settlements. Not exactly the actions of a competent and effective leader.

            • One Anonymous Bloke 11.5.1.1.1.1

              Pity the authoritarian follower discussing qualities of leadership.

            • swordfish 11.5.1.1.1.2

              55% say Little’s a better match for Key than previous Labour Leaders
              54% see Little as a Capable Leader (the highest rating for a Labour leader since Clark)
              I’d suggest it’s more than reasonable to see a high Capable Leader rating as denoting a widespread view that that leader is both competent and effective. Anything else is pure semantics.

              Like I say, Do try and keep up, Fisticuffs.

        • tricledrown 11.5.1.2

          Fishyanal when the perverbial hits the fan over the Key cover up!
          Even National will no longer support a leader who condones criminal activity by helping giving the perpetrator any level of respectability!

  12. Tanz 12

    Good job on Key. Can’t stop laughing. That’s gratitude for you. Hope he is happy he betrayed his key conservative voters/ex voters.

  13. AmaKiwi 13

    Our political system is the cult of the personality, whether Key or Clark or Bolger, etc.

    The people NEVER decide the issues. We vote for a party whose leader will be our de facto dictator and whom we hope will deliver the results we want on some issues.

    In the last election I voted for Cunliffe, but I said often, “My dictator will be better than their dictator.” I have no doubt Cunliffe would have been a dictator and Andrew Little will be, too.

    We have to take decision making away from the corporation owned club we call “Parliament.” How? The only counter force I can see is the people deciding through binding citizen initiated referendums.

    If you have another idea, I’m all ears because over the years our dictators have done some horrendously stupid things which the people KNEW were stupid but the people were smart enough to know they were powerless to prevent.

    Lefties, want to win the next election? Start creating the cult of Andrew Little.

  14. Sable 14

    Mindless marketing for mostly weird or not so bright people. Shame the rest of us have to pay the price for their blind loyalty to Shonkey.

Recent Comments

Recent Posts

  • Worsening housing crisis must prompt action
    A growing public housing waiting list and continued increase of house prices must be urgently addressed by Government, Green Party Co-leader Marama Davidson said today. ...
    7 hours ago
  • Twenty highlights of 2020
    As we welcome in the new year, our focus is on continuing to keep New Zealanders safe and moving forward with our economic recovery. There’s a lot to get on with, but before we say a final goodbye to 2020, here’s a quick look back at some of the milestones ...
    3 weeks ago

  • Jobs for Nature funding will create training and employment opportunities
    A major investment to tackle wilding pines in Mt Richmond will create jobs and help protect the area’s unique ecosystems, Biosecurity Minister Damien O’Connor says. The Mt Richmond Forest Park has unique ecosystems developed on mineral-rich geology, including taonga plant species found nowhere else in the country. “These special plant ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 day ago
  • Pre-departure testing extended to all passengers to New Zealand
    To further protect New Zealand from COVID-19, the Government is extending pre-departure testing to all passengers to New Zealand except from Australia, Antarctica and most Pacific Islands, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins said today. “The change will come into force for all flights arriving in New Zealand after 11:59pm (NZT) on Monday ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 day ago
  • Bay Cadets learn skills to protect environment
    Bay Conservation Cadets launched with first intake Supported with $3.5 million grant Part of $1.245b Jobs for Nature programme to accelerate recover from Covid Cadets will learn skills to protect and enhance environment Environment Minister David Parker today welcomed the first intake of cadets at the launch of the Bay ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • Cook Islanders to resume travel to New Zealand
    The Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern and the Prime Minister of the Cook Islands Mark Brown have announced passengers from the Cook Islands can resume quarantine-free travel into New Zealand from 21 January, enabling access to essential services such as health. “Following confirmation of the Cook Islands’ COVID ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • Supporting communities and landowners to grow employment opportunities
    Jobs for Nature funding is being made available to conservation groups and landowners to employ staff and contractors in a move aimed at boosting local biodiversity-focused projects, Conservation Minister Kiritapu Allan has announced. It is estimated some 400-plus jobs will be created with employment opportunities in ecology, restoration, trapping, ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • Border exception for some returning international tertiary students
    The Government has approved an exception class for 1000 international tertiary students, degree level and above, who began their study in New Zealand but were caught offshore when border restrictions began. The exception will allow students to return to New Zealand in stages from April 2021. “Our top priority continues ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • Tiwai deal gives time for managed transition
    Today’s deal between Meridian and Rio Tinto for the Tiwai smelter to remain open another four years provides time for a managed transition for Southland. “The deal provides welcome certainty to the Southland community by protecting jobs and incomes as the region plans for the future. The Government is committed ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • New member for APEC Business Advisory Council
    Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has appointed Anna Curzon to the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC). The leader of each APEC economy appoints three private sector representatives to ABAC. ABAC provides advice to leaders annually on business priorities. “ABAC helps ensure that APEC’s work programme is informed by business community perspectives ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Govt’s careful economic management recognised
    The Government’s prudent fiscal management and strong policy programme in the face of the COVID-19 global pandemic have been acknowledged by the credit rating agency Fitch. Fitch has today affirmed New Zealand’s local currency rating at AA+ with a stable outlook and foreign currency rating at AA with a positive ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Additional actions to keep COVID-19 out of NZ
    The Government is putting in place a suite of additional actions to protect New Zealand from COVID-19, including new emerging variants, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins said today. “Given the high rates of infection in many countries and evidence of the global spread of more transmissible variants, it’s clear that ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • 19 projects will clean up and protect waterways
    $36 million of Government funding alongside councils and others for 19 projects Investment will clean up and protect waterways and create local jobs Boots on the ground expected in Q2 of 2021 Funding part of the Jobs for Nature policy package A package of 19 projects will help clean up ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • New Zealand Government acknowledges 175th anniversary of Battle of Ruapekapeka
    The commemoration of the 175th anniversary of the Battle of Ruapekapeka represents an opportunity for all New Zealanders to reflect on the role these conflicts have had in creating our modern nation, says Associate Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Kiri Allan. “The Battle at Te Ruapekapeka Pā, which took ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • Better care for babies with tongue-tie
    Babies born with tongue-tie will be assessed and treated consistently under new guidelines released by the Ministry of Health, Associate Minister of Health Dr Ayesha Verrall announced today. Around 5% to 10% of babies are born with a tongue-tie, or ankyloglossia, in New Zealand each year. At least half can ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • Prisoner disorder event at Waikeria Prison over
    The prisoner disorder event at Waikeria Prison is over, with all remaining prisoners now safely and securely detained, Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis says. The majority of those involved in the event are members of the Mongols and Comancheros. Five of the men are deportees from Australia, with three subject to ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • Pre-departure COVID-19 test for travellers from the UK and the US from 15 January
    Travellers from the United Kingdom or the United States bound for New Zealand will be required to get a negative test result for COVID-19 before departing, and work is underway to extend the requirement to other long haul flights to New Zealand, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins confirmed today. “The new PCR test requirement, foreshadowed last ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago