So National have begun a new strategy in their battle for power in 2014. And it’s just blatant attack politics, no substance necessary.
They intend that if they’re becoming less popular, they’ll take Labour and the Greens down with them. Vicious attacks that lower the tone – and show that they’re getting desperate already.
So we had John Key in the House in response to a serious question about National failing to improve exports or stop a housing bubble replying “Labour’s a joke”. And when the Greens question Treaty “deals”, they drew stinging lines about being a disgrace.
The epitome was yesterday at the conference with a speaker going on and on about the Greens propping up Labour to continue in govt for 9 years, and we can expect more of that… despite the Greens never even having confidence & supply… and National being propped up by someone under investigation by the police and a hairpiece.
It’s nasty, it’s negative, it will do our whole political system no good, but it seems it’s the only strategy National can come up with as the tide of public opinion sweeps from them along with asset sales.