Mr Wrong

Written By: - Date published: 7:51 am, October 9th, 2012 - 32 comments
Categories: john key, Minister for Photo-ops - Tags:

No wonder Key’s losing his credibility. He just keeps on getting it wrong.

And that’s just some recent ones that spring to mind. Here’s a few older ones:

 

 

*actually, he said that a graph of rising poverty looked like National’s poll ratings. Nice, eh?

32 comments on “Mr Wrong”

  1. vto 1

    .
    what else would new zealanders expect from a snake oil salesman?

    • aerobubble 1.1

      Yeah, the guy obviously spent his time as a broker honing his spin sh*tster skill set.

      In recent news.

      Anti-union Hobbit movie set to hit Cinemas.
      Dot-com data, where is it, why did Key’s dept give it to foreigners, what is
      Key negotiated back in Hollywood?
      Insurance Industry, set precedent, they don’t have to pay out for years.
      NZ debt crisis turd blossomed into a manufacturing crisis and our economy is
      beating the world at them moment head line – have you never noticed how they
      do that. Say the opposite of the truth by manufacturing the framing consent (only
      with the incompetence or open support of the media class).
      NZ has a debt crisis that is now causing a manufacturing crisis, you see as
      our economy has shrunk, so demand for US dollars (to take out profits)
      has declined exposing the real reality, that to maintain foreigner ownership
      those foreign owners must buy our NZ dollars at the bottom of the market
      (i.e. pay the interest on debts on the balance sheets in NZ dollars).
      Our economy is so rotten and corrupt that young skilled locals are rushing
      for the airport, they can see that getting caught here is dumb, invisible chips dumb.

  2. the sprout 2

    To be fair to john, he does have a limited set of options that hampers his responses:

    1. Smile and wave
    2. I can’t remember
    3. Lie

    • aerobubble 2.1

      But still keep the sneering smile that he knows all the risks like any good currency broker.

  3. PlanetOrphan 3

    Should write a childrens TV show about it ….

    “The stupid Mr Key and his delusional little world”

    It could run after Mr potato head for some lite relief

  4. Enough is Enough 4

    He is wrong about his chances of re election as well.

    He is going to be solely responsible for the decimation of the once proud National Party come 2014 (or probably sooner).

    His lies have caught up and passed him now. I don’t know one person who doesn’t think he is a crook and corrupt. Not one.

    Just like Act in 2011, the National party will be destroyed. All because Key forgot what his job is.

    • freedom 4.1

      Back in 2008, a devout follower of the Big Blue N was pitying me for my anti-Key rants. Friday just gone, I had that same man stare me straight in the eye and say “sorry for [their] part in voting in the duplicitous lying moneytrader who has assisinated New Zealand”

      My only hope is he and the others who are admitting the mistake are now willing to take action and demand better. How they do this will vary but we better see something soon, or like the hollow men they welcomed they will be exposed as hypocrites and slaves.

      • tc 4.1.1

        Yes we used to have some heated dinner conversations with folks who fell for the BS as none had lived through Bolger/Shipley/Muldoon.

        Funny now the topic never comes up and if it does they rapidly change the topic, give then credit for being smart enough to see the BS especially when they revisit their home country where cameron’s dishing out the ghost of thatcher.

        The sad thing is most who vote don’t think that deeply, or think at all.

    • bbfloyd 4.2

      johnny sparkles hasn’t forgotten what his job is for a minute… It’s just that reality is starting to sink in for enough people that the laws of critical mass have started to kick in..

  5. framu 5

    youve left off standard and poors downgrade

    theres probably heaps more too

    • tc 5.1

      Tranzrail shares, no GST increase, cycleway etc mate the list is as long as his Keynocchio nose has figuratively grown.

      The thing is being a money trader the lying is a well honed skill that’s paid him handsomely.

  6. Colonial Viper 6

    A big round of applause for Mr John “Spray and Walk Away” Key.

    • elyorro 6.1

      Key reminds me of the joke; Is that a one-eyed cat walking toward me, or a two-eyed cat walking away?
      (and the later is also the Telecom logo but could be the Nats unofficial new one)

    • framu 6.2

      ooh – thats a good one – its so… “urine-y”

  7. Ed 7

    Comments from Key that are stupid tend to disappear from website front pages. There are no links to many of the Key quotes above – which is likely to lead to some not believing they were ever said at all.

  8. shorts 8

    I’ve always thought of him as Mr Right
    which inherently in my view makes him wrong

  9. Red Rosa 9

    Comment on the ETS from the NZ Farmers’ Weekly – hardly a radical journal

    http://www.nzfarmersweekly.co.nz/article/9588.html

    ‘fiasco…about equal to the Dotcom saga.’

    No wonder the government books are in the red, when pollution subsidies like this roll on in the $00’s millions annually.

    Note the references to the PCE’s comments.

  10. karol 10

    It looks like Winston Peter’s press release  this morning is now a breaking story – another Key lie/misinformation revealed?

    The Prime Minister confirmed in reply to a written question from New Zealand First that his office knew about Dotcom in July last year.
    “In July 2011 one of my staff was advised by Hon Simon Power’s office by phone that Hon Power was declining an OIO [Overseas Investment Office] application from Kim Dotcom.
    “This information was not conveyed to me as it was routine,” Mr Key said in his written reply.

     
    RNZ, Stuff and other news outlets have picked up on it.  And from I/S
     

    The Kim Dotcom fiasco just keeps on giving. John Key has told us all that the first he knew of Kim Dotcom was the day before the raid, when the police told him. This despite half his Cabinet – Simon Power, Jonathan Coleman, Maurice Williamson, and of course John Banks – knowing about it. But now Key has been forced to admit that the knowledge extended as far as his own office:

     
     

    • freedom 10.1

      cue the PM
      -As I am hardly ever in the office I am pretty relaxed about it and if there was anything important someone would tell me about it as it is not my job to interfere with operational matters in the office of the Prime Minis- ohh

    • gobsmacked 10.2

      It took 2 years for Watergate to bring down a President – from burglary to resignation. Gradually the story got closer and closer to the White House, and ultimately to Nixon himself.

      This is unfolding the same way.

      Each new piece of information about Key/Dotcom implicates the PM more and more. Now it has reached his own office. We can logically conclude that if Key has been telling the truth (a big “if”, of course) then he has set in place a system of deliberate deniability. Even if his staff did not tell Key at the time (2011), then (1) they had to tell him after the raid on Dotcom in early 2012 … and (2) he then had to tell the public. If (1) happened, then (2) did not, and he has misled the country for months.

      But if (1) did not happen, that can only be because his office is dysfunctional, or because they wanted to keep the news from their boss. The deniability strategy is looking more and more untenable.

      • freedom 10.2.1

        “It took 2 years for Watergate to bring down a President ” and the only reason it did eventually succeed was the sustained and constant pressure formed by the integrity of journalists and the pro-democracy decisions made by editors. This is something contemporary MSM would need a dictionary, primary colour flow charts and single syllable words to understand.

        -and then …. the fact this broke through the Washington Post has always been kind of wierd considering the WP’s position in the NWO but let’s not open up that can of worms 🙂

    • mike 10.3

      “Mr Key’s involvement in the whole fiasco stinks like a sweaty Hobbit’s armpit in summer,” says Mr Peters.

      Go dat sound bite Winnie!

  11. Wairua 11

    You guys are so down on Key that he will end up with my sympathy vote.

    What sane person would want to be an Aotearoan PM in current conditions ?

    Key’s Hollywood schmoozing may not be effective – Avatar2 has reportedly been offered better terms in China, which could mean studios in Hong Kong and Yunan.

    Can *any* NZ PM compete with the film-making equivalent of foxconn ?

    Does Shearer’s negotiating experience at the Fortune-500 supported International Crisis Group prepare him for this one ?

    • bbfloyd 11.1

      A sane person would have at least tried to actually govern… This national party has never been in the frame regarding democratic governance….This national party has quite happily tried to sell our childrens future to the highest bidder…..for personal gain..(Future positions/honours/personal wealth)….

      Johnny sparkles is not there for US! He’s there because people who wanted to get at our assets, and what wealth we had managed to generate needed a front to distract us from their activities…

      Vote for him out of sympathy if you want… It’s your free choice…. whether that is really your reason, or whether this is just your excuse to vote how you would have anyway is no concern of others…. you’re free to be as asinine, and dishonest as you like… not sure what the attempt at a guilt trip was for though… or did you really think that people would be that gullible?

    • tc 11.2

      Seek counselling before you harm yourself and others.

      Shearer’s negotiation ability isn’t the issue here, our sellout PM’s is. Try and stay focused especially behind the wheel.

  12. vto 13

    Here is another immediate question for John Key…

    “How much truth is there to the rumours and whispers that the government is unable to meet its daily financial obligations (pay its bills), supported by actual late payment for the likes of GST refunds, Chch rebuild commitments, etc?”

    This particular smoke and fire scenario deserves heavy and instant scrutiny.

  13. McFlock 14

    Whatever it takes” update:
       
     it’s now 

    “”We will go away and assess that proposal and I wish I could click my fingers and get someone to tell me we could do this easily and simply and safely but all I can tell you genuinely is that the advice we’ve had doesn’t add up to that.
    ”We can’t put at risk the lives of other people going into the mine unless we’re absolutely sure that that’s a safe thing to do.”
        

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