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National – Conservative coalition

Written By: - Date published: 10:38 am, September 3rd, 2012 - 24 comments
Categories: conservative party, election 2014, national - Tags: , ,

Some time next year, as it starts to dawn on the Nats that their potential 2014 coalition parties look like a parade of zombies, they and their pundits will start talking up the possibility of a coalition with Colin Craig’s conservatives. When they do, I look forward to reminding them of the class of politician they are getting in to bed with:

Conservative Colin not impressed with ‘gay’ John

Conservative Party leader Colin Craig thinks John Key is “too gay” for his Helensville seat and has said so in 20,000 letters to residents.

Pamphlets arrived in locals’ mailboxes this week, urging them not to back Labour MP Louisa Wall’s same-sex marriage bill. They were accompanied by a signed letter from Craig. It gave prominence to a comment from a disgruntled local: “Colin, you should stand here because John Key is too gay for Helensville.”

I’m depressed that here in 2012 any politician would “say” anything so rock solid stupid. I’m astonished that they would do so print. 20,000 times. Vote National – Conservative in 2014? Not quite a match made in heaven…

24 comments on “National – Conservative coalition ”

  1. captain hook 1

    they might call themselves conservatives but in fact they are crypto-fascists hiding behind religion and spurious theology.

    • aerobubble 1.1

      The crypto-fascists don’t want to lose the one seat rule, so the only viable way Key gets
      elected if he drops the rule, is with the Conservative Party. But wait, their part of the
      crpto-fascist right, why not salt their own pot, all publicity is good publicity, most
      will have forgotten the gay outburst by the time of the election, especially if Key passes
      some pro-gay legislation. So its all just doggy doo, turd blossom, trying to build
      consent amongst National party stalwarts to keep the one seat rule, despite the
      graveyard identity fraudster, and the whole farce of utter tossers in one seats, Hide,
      now Banks.

      And why do Bankers have so much say when they’ve taken such huge bailout
      welfare from governments? I thought bennies should suck it up and shutup.

  2. fnjckg 2

    “At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and HATE each other, and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people.

    Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold,…

    (the Craigs of this world are unfortunate, but not unexpected-Matthew)

    • Bored 2.1

      a few verses later……. “How dreadful it will be in those days for pregnant women and nursing mothers!” …..the spirit of Matthew in Otara resides.

  3. Colonial Viper 3

    Tea Party: The American Taliban

    Great clip from The Newsroom. Might as well apply it to Colin Craig.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vH1gJESvfbc

    PS there are some good people involved with the Conservatives, but I think Craig is a 10th order nutbar.

    • fnjckg 3.1

      may be some of Jeff Daniel’s best work
      (bite anywhere else?)
      and
      saving up for a tablet; mobile, fast and cheapish will be helpful
      the universe has dropped some strange things in my lap; hope it can stretch to one of those

    • tc 3.2

      Great show, warts and all stuff from Sorkin and Sam Waterson is loving that role…..if only it was real.

      Craig’s a serious nutbar, this is the bloke who thought personal pods would solve akl transport issues…..our very own monty burns, he should form a party with Banksy.

      • Mr Burns 3.2.1

        This Craig fellow is growing on me already. Is he very rich? Does he advocate for the destruction of trade unions and a reduction in the minimum wage?

        • rosy 3.2.1.1

          I like how his wiki page says he’s ‘currently a millionaire’. I guess if you make your money in commercial property there’s no telling when it’s going to evaporate.

    • Kotahi Tāne Huna 3.3

      Speaking of the Tea Party…

      “…be proud to be a decent American rather just a wanker whipping up fear.”

      Michael D. Higgins, President of Ireland.

  4. Bored 4

    Would for a modern St Francis to rebuild the church of the Christian “right”. Even should they not reject him, even if they adopted his message then no sooner had its freshness worn thin then corruption would again set in. Francis followers got absorbed into the material mainstream, the temporal triumphed again. The Craigs of this world are tainted by the duality of materialism and faith: faith justifies the former. Eyes of needles and camels abound.

  5. Carol 5

    Craig is just taking ever opportunity to get some media attention for him and his reactionary party. Cynical attention-getting.

  6. The Baron 6

    Oh yup, it’s only National that does this sort of petty political opportunism…

    Have you forgotten the what, BILLION different quotes that could be thrown around about Winston Peters? Forgotten how essential NZFirst is likely to be to a Labour led Government, on current poling?

    You’re living in one hell of a glass house here, R0B. Is now the time to start throwing these stones?

    • Carol 6.1

      Are you saying that Craig is part of the National Party? Or that the Nats run Craig’s/The Conservative’s PR for them?

      • Colonial Viper 6.1.1

        Maybe Key will offer Craig a prime Ministerial portfolio? Is that the level of desperation National has?

        • Te Reo Putake 6.1.1.1

          Maybe? Definitely!

          Given that Banks, Dunne and Turia all got Beemers for signing on the dotted line, I can’t see Key, or whoever it is leading National into the next election, being able to offer anything less than a Ministerial appointment to Colin Craig. The tricky bit will be offering him a portfolio where he can’t do any harm and won’t be on the news every night embarrassing National. Maybe Revenue Minister? That’s likely to be vacant after the next election.

        • mike e 6.1.1.2

          a cup of tea anyone

      • The Baron 6.1.2

        What? How do either of those things make sense given what I have said?

  7. Roy 7

    If there is one politician with a creepier smile than John Key’s, it is Colin Craig.

  8. xtasy 8

    He, he, he, I am starting to like Colin Craig, despite of his narrow minded bigotry, and his bizarre views on morals, marriage and what comes with it.

    This man is setting himself up for really dividing the NZ politiscape even more. He is working hard and chipping aways on a perceived “gay” Key. How entertaining this is.

    What I find disgusting about NZ political law is that a member can represent an electorate without even living in it. Key is a prime example, and goofy Goff yet another.

    It is time to “force” candidates to live amongst the ones they claim to represent, whether it is the bellwether regions, the red-neck rural areas, the poor and disadvantaged suburbs in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and so forth.

    Get real, buddies, get out and amongst the unwashed you claim to represent, please.

    So Key can go and live in high end Parnell, shy away from the “unsavoury” poor, homeless and other ilk, and live “in style”, aye?

    Stop this crap, get him evicted from his mansion and maybe rent a room at Dotcom’s mansion, at the going accom rate most of Aucklanders face. Cut his MP salary to the unemployment benefit, as that is where he should be put, and see how he can “survive”.

    Colin must get a life too, maybe I am starting to feel a bit gay now, I will propose to him tomorrow, offer him to share my gay bed and have a really cosy, warm hugging session with the love neglected religious zealot.

    Wow, why do I write this crap, I ask?

    • Roy 8.1

      Colin Craig says being gay is a choice, which implies that he is bisexual and could swing either way, so who knows, he may accept your proposal. Perhaps you could whisper in his shell-pink sometime that some people have no choice, they are right up the end of the spectrum, either very gay or very straight.

  9. A closet gay of Jewish descent. Interesting whakapapa.

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