There, fixed it for you

Written By: - Date published: 12:15 pm, October 26th, 2011 - 23 comments
Categories: election 2011, labour, national - Tags:

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23 comments on “There, fixed it for you”

  1. Craig Glen Eden 1

    They deserved to be, nice work I want a whole heap of these.

  2. Lanthanide 2

    Labour is kicking off their TV ads today:

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/5854431/Labour-unveils-election-campaign

    Sounds promising.

    • Lanthanide 2.1

      And now a rubbish article about what John Key thinks:
      http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/5854431/Goff-absent-from-Labour-billboards

      “He’s the skipper of Labour, just like I am the skipper of National,” said Key. “You would expect whoever your leader is to be the person that’s there supporting the candidates.”

      Labour said it was running a policy-based, not a personality-based, campaign, but Key said people voted on policy.

      So if Key thinks people vote on policy, why does Goff need to be on the billboards?

      Having said that, we’ve seen Clark up on the billboards since 1999 (and 96?). I think Goff should probably have appeared on one of them at least.

      • Uturn 2.1.1

        Goff is most definitely on the Mt.Roskill billboards, as he should be. As for hiding away, the man has a eagle-eyed stare that seeks out interactions – just to make sure you don’t have something important to ask or say. It’s quite unnerving and a million miles from hiding.

  3. felix 3

    Nice one!

  4. Andrew 4

    No authorising statement. I would take it down

    [lprent: You’re welcome to complain.

    I rather enjoy eviscerating people with words. But suffice it to say that you are a pig ignorant fool who has absolutely no real understanding of what the legislation says we may or may not do because you appear to be too stupid to read the legislation. However just for your sake I have added a totally redundant Authorisation statement so I could describe how I intend to deal with idiots like you in the future. ]

  5. Richard 5

    Very good. Labour really should pick this up and throw it right back at the Nats.

  6. Irascible 6

    Helen was on bill boards by herself with the Labour logos. Candidates billboards were more often merely the candidates’ name and Labour.
    In all campaigns Labour has campagned on policy over the image and puffery we have come to expect from NACTional and Key.

  7. Love it, nicked it!

  8. Craig 8

    Wouldn’t “Dead End” or “Wrong Way” signs be more appropriate for the Nats?

  9. Lanthanide 9

    This is the basis for National’s first TV ad. Or at least, the original version of it.

    Just saw it on TV1. It’s got an empty road with a cheesy voice over talking about how the choice is clear and how we’ve had a bad year. The two guys slowly move into the picture from the bottom left and bottom right. At the end, the banners at the bottom Vote Labour and Vote National show up and the voice over tells us to vote National.

    I actually think this is pretty poor, since they left off the “This way to stop” and “This way to go forward” parts. So all we have left is Labour associated with “Stop” and National with “Go”.

    But Labour have already associated themselves with the colour red and the word “stop” with their Stop Asset Sales branding… So it seems to me that a lot of people will get that echo when they see this ad.

    • Carol 9.1

      I guess they are aiming at a general notion of Labour “nanny state” stops you from doing stuff, and Nats trying to associate themselves with freedom. So 1990s’ neoliberal, though.

    • Colonial Viper 9.2

      Saatchi and Saatchi losing their edge

      Captain Panic Pants wont be happy

      Ad will be pulled asap

    • The Voice of Reason 9.3

      It’s on their website. Pretty lame, but then so’s the website. And the leader, for that matter.

  10. Armchair Critic 10

    Don’t the originals look jut like road signs? Have NZTA ruled on their legality?

  11. M 11

    Wonderful corruption of an ad by a corrupt government.

    It was heartening to see a car decked out today with a Labour flag much like the AB thing on many cars – will have to see where I can lay my hands on one.

  12. Jack 12

    Could also be “STOP the economic downslide” and “GO down the toilet”.

  13. Jenny 13

    For the powerful corporate lobbyists, with their personal security passes giving them unlimited access into our beehive styled cuckoo clock – There is no such thing as bad weather, just different kinds of good weather.

    Also comes in blue

    There, fixed it for you.

  14. Jenny 14

    Despite the dawning of the true awfulness of this government to many people, Labour tries desperately to lose this election.

    “There, fixed it for you”

    Sectarian to a fault, Labour has long been desirous of ruling alone, or not at all.

    As several political commentators have written during the past year, “Labour is sleep walking to defeat in 2011”.

    Or as Labour Party supporter and political commentator Chris Trotter much more pointedly put it.
    “Labour would rather keep control of the losing side, than lose control of the winning side”.

    This regressive policy announcement at this crucial period, signals that Labour does not want to be in the position to form a government at this time, and as such is a deliberate poke in the eye of their potential coalition support partner, the Greens, who again will be locked out of government policy making for the foreseeable future.

    (I wonder if the Greens were even consulted about this Labour Party bombshell?)

    There can be little doubt that the next National government will be so awful that Labour will be returned in a landslide and therefore will be able to continue their lockout of the Greens.

    As Trotter and others have admitted, this has been Labour’s strategy for some time.

    It has only needed to become more blatant, when finally, it begins to look like National and it’s right wing flanker parties won’t have the numbers, vs Labour and it’s left flanking parties.

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