Saturday, August 12, 2017

On Jacinda vs Bill

Somewhat lacking in my own opinion about the overnight sensation that is the new Labour leader, I am borrowing this one:


Kiwi Betty said...

Very good letter, and I agree with all of it. Suddenly Jacinda is a media sensation
and policy and skill has taken a back seat. I don't really believe the new polls though, just seems fake to me.

macdoctor said...

I confess to already being well over the media's bad attack of Jacindaphoria...

Don W said...

NZ has gone from a country where people relied own their ability and skills, where they had faith in their own initiatives to survive, they had guts, to a country where people are now reliant on flakey politicians for their survival. People it seems, are constantly waiting for nanny state to solve all their problems, it is pathetic and gutless.

Anonymous said...

"Borrowed extensively to maintain benefit payments"

In other words: squandered a once-in-a-generation opportunity for real reform.

Redbaiter said...

"In other words: squandered a once-in-a-generation opportunity for real reform."

Exactly right. The occurrence of the GFG could have been a game changer for NZ, but the opportunity to make those changes was as you say squandered by the weakness of John Key.

A man who always put his quest for personal popularity before anything else, most often the good of the country.

The crisis we are facing now, namely the likelihood of having to endure the extreme left policies of Labour, is all of Key's making. He would not fight the culture war, and he hardly fought the political war.

Now we will get a good dose of what we deserve for our slavish support of such a political charlatan.