web analytics

Epsom voters: Please kill Act – you know you want to…

Written By: - Date published: 12:45 pm, November 25th, 2011 - 21 comments
Categories: act, activism, election 2011, political parties - Tags:

For the last few elections Act has been grimly hanging on to life with the charity of the voters of Epsom. This really is the time to wipe the yellow stain off the reputation of their electorate.

Stain? Well it is quite clear that the Act party were unsuited for actual power. Rodney Hide the perk-buster in opposition turned out to be a bit of hypocrite on the subject when lust got in the way. He then turned on Auckland and tried to gerrymander a super-shitty on us that massively favored candidates that could spend enormous amounts of money. Even then they still lost the city to the left because they were so politically incompetent that voters turned out in large numbers to show what they thought of Act.

Epsom voters certainly helped provide us with entertainment in this parliament by being responsible for Act being there. Apart from Rodney, we had a MP who stole a dead childs identity. Some barely concealed bullying. And a Act caucus that disintegrated so much that none of the existing MP’s are standing for list positions. In fact it is hard to think of anything the Act party managed to achieve in their term in government apart from disintegrate.

Act’s current top candidates are two political zombies whose main track record is that they get rejected by the voters multiple times. They still rise to try to feast on the body politic. Please please give Don Brash and John Banks a merciful political death. It is hard to see them shambling around like shadows of their former selves.

Even the National voters in Epsom must be tired of being responsible to the existence of this tired and intellectually defunct party. For the sake of your neighbors in Auckland, please vote Goldsmith – he is after all your National candidate.

And in my opinion, anyone who is a Labour or Green voter in Epsom should help the National voters out and help terminate the twitching corpse of Act by voting Goldsmith. Vote like my niece will be. Holding her nose, she will vote Goldsmith for a better political system without Act. I’m pretty sure that my sister will as well.

Goldsmith might be a sycophant put in by National to lose. But he deserves your support. Who knows? He might be a better MP than Richard Worth(less) was. Only John Banks could be a worse representative of Epsom.

21 comments on “Epsom voters: Please kill Act – you know you want to… ”

  1. Lanthanide 1

    “In fact it is hard to think of anything the Act party managed to achieve in their term in government apart from disintegrate.”

    ACT’s stance on the ETS forced National to get into bed with the MP. This move could be what save’s National’s bacon after this election.

  2. Jimmy 2

    Que Kiwiblog/whale oil rant in 3, 2, 1…..

    Don’t you know strategic voting isn’t fair if the left do it?

    • Ari 2.1

      It’s spelled cue, in this case, or queue in the other case.

      I don’t think it’s wrong to strategically vote, but I’d rather we had an electoral system that minimised the need to do so.

      • Fermionic Interference 2.1.1

        remove the coat tail condition of MMP and reduce the threshold to 3% bloody simple.

  3. Tiger Mountain 3

    Hear hear..
    a last gasp ACT mailer arrived today, (in the Far effin’ North), a 1st year graphics student would be embarrassed, bilious yellow etc. and it portrays a photograph of the Key/Banksie cafe fiasco as a good thing. Law’n ordah! too.

    How the mighty Freedmanites have fallen. A merciful release is well justified.

  4. Graeme 4

    For the greater good, all left leaning voters in Epsom must vote Goldsmith……its a vote for change.

  5. randal 5

    no wories lprent.
    binky has had his day strutting round the hustings with his particular brand of venom.
    new zealanders need somone new and not some tired nasty vicious old hack.

    • fender 5.1

      Couldn’t agree more, keeping Banks and Brash out of parliment is vital. My dislike for those two dinosaurs fills me with an urge to do a Micheal Laws outburst, but no I won’t sink that low.

  6. jaymam 6

    Would you like a nice picture to illustrate the story?

    Banks pic taken by me last Tuesday, Brash from the Listener I think.

  7. Eliot 7

    Unfortunate that Banks has anything to do with Act. They have messed up a real chance to keep the nanny state to a minimum by having him involved, a social conservative with a bad rep. The sad thing is, most people have no idea of Act policy, or the fact that they are meant to be the most liberal party that has a chance of representation. Their own fault too. Pretty sad day for libertarians if there’s no Act in govt.

    • Colonial Viper 7.1

      ACT policy is to rail against rorts in Government, then take your girlfriend around the world on one.

      That and legalising marijuana.

  8. randal 8

    sorry elliot.
    libertarians talk up a big game but they never get elected and if they even get a slice of it they turn into demented right wing paranoids overnight.

  9. Treetop 9

    Would be nice for it to be the last Act for Act today and curtains tomorrow. At least they will get an audience.

  10. Insider 10

    Act became National’s bitch although Act was formed to give National backbone. They deserve to die in a ditch for that alone.

    If National did a deal with Act, what about the Maori Party? Why didn’t Labour savage them? They deserve it, especially considering many Maori Party voters gave their party vote to Labour!

  11. Tiger Mountain 11

    Fair enough point Insider. I can’t speak for Labour but in electoral terms it may come down to tweaking MMP. I don’t mind the extremes and minorities being represented proportionally as long as the system can allow them to get there independently on the basis of their support.

    “Savaging” of the Māori Party has been delivered by real world events. Identity does not trump class in a class based society.

  12. Steve Wrathall 13

    ” it is hard to think of anything the Act party managed to achieve …”
    -end to compulsory Student unionism
    – 3 strikes (already working)
    – 2025 taskforce
    – slowing down the ETS juggernaut while the rest of the world bales out
    – pushing the debate on raising the super age (even Goff agrees!!)

    Not bad for 5 MPs you describe so charitably

    Think of what the top 5 on current list could achieve.

    • Colonial Viper 13.1

      – Undemocratic leadership coups arranged by National
      – Backstabbing all the women in their caucus
      – Dumping the rest of their caucus by fiat
      – Resurrecting an undead neoliberal Don Brash
      – Successfully raising the issue of legalising marijuana then smacking it down again


      • One Anonymous Bloke 13.1.1

        And now desperately seeking electoral life support in much the same the way Rand spent her final days mooching off the state.

Recent Comments

Recent Posts

  • New Public Housing Plan announced
    The Government has released its Public Housing Plan 2021-2024 which outlines the intention of where 8,000 additional public and transitional housing places announced in Budget 2020, will go. “The Government is committed to continuing its public house build programme at pace and scale. The extra 8,000 homes – 6000 public ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 hours ago
  • Prime Minister congratulates President Joe Biden on his inauguration
    Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has congratulated President Joe Biden on his inauguration as the 46th President of the United States of America. “I look forward to building a close relationship with President Biden and working with him on issues that matter to both our countries,” Jacinda Ardern said. “New Zealand ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 hours 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
    2 days 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
    2 days 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
    3 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
    6 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
    7 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
    1 week 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
    1 week 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
    3 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
    3 weeks ago