Just in the last week we had plenty of evidence that National are rubbish.
They are rubbish at jobs, with unemployment climbing again.
They’re rubbish at housing – 102 houses built out of a target of 39000?
They’re rubbish at keeping their word – Zero hour contracts could be here to stay.
The list could go on and on. They’re rubbish at the environment. At protecting democracy (hello ECAN). At understanding education. At negotiations. At recognising the impact of climate change. At planning for the future. At basic compassion. National are rubbish at everything.
Except politics. National are very, very good at that. Not politics in the good sense of leading and managing a country. Politics in the sense of winning elections. National are good at blowing with the focus group wind. National are good at spin and populism (sucking up to All Blacks and having a larf about pissing in the shower). National are good at amoral dirty politics and shrugging off responsibility.
That National are so good at politics is very damaging to the country.
Huh. I now realise that Danyl Mclauchlan has said pretty much all this already, only better. Oh well.