web analytics

Key’s campaign super weapon

Written By: - Date published: 8:38 am, November 22nd, 2011 - 11 comments
Categories: accountability, election 2011, john key, leadership, making shit up, national - Tags:

 

hattip: William Joyce

11 comments on “Key’s campaign super weapon ”

  1. Very good, the inability to lose gracefully and find excuses for everything is a feature of the authoritarian “passive/aggressive” personality, a strong strain in NZ’s petty bourgeois ‘me first/blame others’ culture. Key/Henry are classic exemplars of this sociopathic personality type. #groinstrain

  2. Afewknowthetruth 2

    In a sense Key is right.

    During its 9 years in power Labour set up all the preconditions that resulted in the present economic and environmental meltdown.

    On the other hand, National has made everything worse.

    The only ‘brigher future’ might be that which could eventuate once the globalised economic system, set up by money-lenders and corporations, crashes completely.

    On the other hand, the global environment is on the cusp of catastrophic collapse (loss of biodiversity, abrupt climate chnage, acidification of the oceans etc), as a consequence of the globalised economic system.

    The only strategy that might work -the Cuban solution- doesn’t get a mention in mainstream culture, of course.

    • shreddakj 2.1

      All the preconditions? Like paying off government debt? Sorry, the current financial situation has nothing to do with the previous Labour government.

      • Craig Glen Eden 2.1.1

        National didnt have to sign up to anything Labour had done policy wise, but the focus groups told them if they didnt they would loose the election. Its time for National to front up and admit they chose to swallow the dead rates no one made them do it.

        National always looking to blame some one else for their poor policy performance..

        • Jim Nald 2.1.1.1

          These days, when I hear Key and English, I think about my former boss.

          He would be quick to blame others – everyone else in the organisation, ie all those below him .. or, as a last resort, look upwards and blame the board members and chair. And he was even swifter at taking credit for the ideas and work that came from us!

          Incidentally, he is a staunch National voter who lives in Epsom and has always revealed himself keen to drum up support for ACT.

    • Well the Cuban solution looks like the Chinese ‘solution’. At least we can then focus on China where our fate will be decided. China is facing the most concentrated contradictions of C21 capitalism, and the Chinese working class may yet bear out Marx’s prophesy.

      • Georgecom 2.2.1

        The ‘Cuban situation’ solved some of the immediate problems following the collapse of the Eastern Bloc in the early 1990s. The Cuban situation isn’t that rosy in 2011 however. The state is starting a fairly major process of worker redeployment (stated aim of 500,000 workers) as well as opening up some parts of the economy and other tentative liberalisation (buying and selling of homes and cars). Several large hurricances 3 years back and the ongoing global economic stagnation is hurting the Cuban states pocket quite badly, hence the shake up.

        Things there are not dire by any means however neither are they that rosy and robust. Just returned from a month in Cuba so I have some idea.

    • yeah exactly.
      Even Bill English said National inherited a sound economy from Labour, which was one of the few true things he’s said since taking office.

      • mik e 2.3.1

        Mankey Got a stinkey nappy on
        National the party of personal responsibility Yeah Right [wing nut job]

        • Bored 2.3.1.1

          Just got home, hard days yakkah….mail box, a card….glossy picture of Bronny and Johnny….”a brighter future”….I’ll show you buggers brighter say I reaching for the fag lighter…evil voodoo thoughts of strange bad karmic burns on the teflon coated ones face…give you a bloody good photo op yer bastard….oh Bronnie dear, apologies but if you are as venal as to attach yorself to this ones money…..burn you bastard burn!!!!!!

          Fekkin errrrhh!!!! Bloody glossy stuff wont take light, wont immolate the undesirables…shit oh dear. Who will rid me of the turbulent John???????????????

          AAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Deadly_NZ 3

    And on a completely different tack. What’s with all the Nat Tele ad’s saying John Key and National. Are they then saying that he is bigger than the party and if/when they lose, the National party will implode in sympathy.

Recent Comments

Recent Posts

  • Economic boost for Southland marae
    The Government is investing $9 million to upgrade a significant community facility in Invercargill, creating economic stimulus and jobs, Infrastructure Minister Grant Robertson and Te Tai Tonga MP Rino Tirikatene have announced.  The grant for Waihōpai Rūnaka Inc to make improvements to Murihiku Marae comes from the $3 billion set ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 hours ago
  • Celebrating the Entry Into Force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons
    [Opening comments, welcome and thank you to Auckland University etc] It is a great pleasure to be here this afternoon to celebrate such an historic occasion - the entry into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. This is a moment many feared would never come, but ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 days ago
  • Supporting disabled people to stay connected
    The Government is providing $3 million in one-off seed funding to help disabled people around New Zealand stay connected and access support in their communities, Minister for Disability Issues, Carmel Sepuloni announced today. The funding will allow disability service providers to develop digital and community-based solutions over the next two ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 days ago
  • Voluntary saliva testing offered to quarantine workers from Monday
    Border workers in quarantine facilities will be offered voluntary daily COVID-19 saliva tests in addition to their regular weekly testing, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins said today. This additional option will be rolled out at the Jet Park Quarantine facility in Auckland starting on Monday 25 January, and then to ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 days ago
  • Next steps in firearms buy-back
    The next steps in the Government’s ambitious firearms reform programme to include a three-month buy-back have been announced by Police Minister Poto Williams today.  “The last buy-back and amnesty was unprecedented for New Zealand and was successful in collecting 60,297 firearms, modifying a further 5,630 firearms, and collecting 299,837 prohibited ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 days ago
  • Jobs for Nature projects target iconic ecosystems
    Upscaling work already underway to restore two iconic ecosystems will deliver jobs and a lasting legacy, Conservation Minister Kiri Allan says.  “The Jobs for Nature programme provides $1.25 billion over four years to offer employment opportunities for people whose livelihoods have been impacted by the COVID-19 recession. “Two new projects ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • 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
    5 days 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
    5 days 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
    7 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
    7 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
    1 week 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
    2 weeks 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
    2 weeks 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
    2 weeks 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
    2 weeks 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
    2 weeks 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
    2 weeks 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
    2 weeks 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
    3 weeks ago