This is a post from Whale Oil Beef Hooked;
Here is another photo of some protestors at the National Party Conference. They are ACT supporters protesting because National isn’t rightwing enough.
So you walk down the street and you have ACT supporters protesting that National isn’t right wing enough and Labour supporters protesting that National is too right wing.
Numpties the lot of them.
Have those ACT-oids considered that National has in fact done them a favour by moving to the centre and giving them breathing room. The latest Roy Morgan Poll sould suggest that this is the case.
And here was me thinking that ACT supporters were supposed to be smart. Let me tell you it isn’t smart to piss off your potential coalition partners, it isn’t smart to criticise National for making room after they almost nailed your ass in the last election because of the move to the right.
Contrast that with the Maori party who go home each week and get on with being effective advocates for their constituency that elected them instead of poking borax at your mates.
For starters, Whale Oil, the Nats are not my 'mates'. I came from a Labour background but realised, somewhere along the way, that the state was making every problem it touched worse. Sometimes not immediately, but always in the long run.
So I rejected leftist ideology. Now, to my deep dismay, National are picking up most of what Labour has delivered during the last 9 years. Fundamentally the party has given no indication it understands or will do anything about what are the root causes of the dysfunction that deepens and widens in this country.
I'm not interested in licking National's bootstraps for political gain. Then I would be guilty of doing exactly what they have done in respect of Labour.
Our group was pointing out was that National have sold out on their stated principles of individual freedom, private enterprise and competition, and personal responsibility. The Nats and their supporters do not have an adequate response to this criticism so instead they turn the issue into one about political expediency, and those dumb 'ACT-oids' not staying in their place wagging their tails in gratitude.
Frankly I do not know how they have the gall to don the mantle of intellectual and moral superiority when NZ has never before witnessed so many political flip-flops and contradictions over such a short space of time.
And what better way to communicate to the public that ACT is very different from National than to protest at their conference?
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