National is getting increasingly hysterical as its internal polling shows its majority slipping away and New Zealand First above 5%. The ‘positive campaign’ that never really was is out the window. It’s all out attacks on NZF now.
National is lashing out at the democratic notion that a government should need a majority in Parliament to pass legislation, saying Winston could trigger a snap election (if a National or Labour-led government needs him for a majority) because he wouldn’t sacrifice his principles like the Maori Party and ACT and support whatever Budgets the government puts up.
‘if you vote for NZF, government will grind to a halt and there’ll have to be another election, aahhhhh!!!!!!!!!!! Vote National: Bungling a Blighted Future’
The fact that a party that is polling so high is resorting to such hysteria just shows what a weak position they are actually in – how thin the wedge between complete victory and defeat is.
The problem for National is that the tattered Brand Key is what has turned people from National to NZF in the first place – scare tactics like this from Key won’t work.
Or, maybe he just needs scarier material. Twitter is helping out with this, for example, from David Slack:
“Help Key and Farrar out! They’re scaring us, but only a little. “A vote for NZ First is a vote for rectal probes by aliens. Daily.”
Invent your own anti-NZF scare line for National below: