At Back Benches last night

September 25th, 2008 at 7:17 am by David Farrar

Further to the the two stories yesterday from lifetime voters who will not vote this time due to ’s condoning of Peters’, I had an interesting encounter at the Backbencher last night, after .

A gentleman came over to me and asked if I was David Farrar. He was in his 50s I would say. When I responded that I was he said he wanted to tell me something but put it in context.

He told me how he hates the National Party and would never vote for them. In fact his exact words were “I would rather take out a knife, cut off my cock and stuff it down my throat than vote for National”. He also went on to say he does not agree with any of my political views, which he finds repugnant. In fact he joked (I hope he was joking) that if I was crossing a road and he was in a car, he would speed up.

After having got that out of the way, he then went on to say how disgusted he is with Labour over Winston Peters (and ironically Winston was in the room as he had turned up to watch Back Benches), that their tolerance and implicit condoning of his activities verges on corruption, and how they need to be thrown out of office for a couple of terms.

Voting to defend Winston was a step too far even for Jim Anderton. And it seems for a growing number of lifeling Labour voters.

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26 Responses to “At Back Benches last night”

  1. rightofleftcentre (77 comments) says:

    If diehard Labour supporters such as this are thinking this, what are the rank and file in the Labour Party thinking while they witness the destruction and humiliation descending on them? What is Goff thinking? In fact what is any Labour MP who has honesty, humility and self-respect thinking?

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  2. Danny-boy (102 comments) says:

    I would rather take out a knife, cut off my cock and stuff it down my throat than vote for National … if [DPF] was crossing a road and [Labour supporter] was in a car, he would speed up.

    Those Labour supporters are all class.

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  3. Sushi Goblin (419 comments) says:

    Not much of a gentleman though was he. Nevermind, if he recognises the corruption and evil in his team, and that they need to be thrown out of office, perhaps the upset Labour voter will do either two things:

    1. Stay at home on election day
    2. vote for the Maori Party which won’t help Labour but is not a vote for a centre-right party either.

    The angry voter should not do anything to his cock.

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  4. wreck1080 (3,881 comments) says:

    This guy sounds like a loser actually. His mother should have cleaned out his potty mouth.

    [DPF: I did not have any problem with his earthy analogies]

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  5. alex Masterley (1,510 comments) says:

    Goff is probably thinking, “…thank christ I am out of the country while this shit is going down!”

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  6. Nefarious (533 comments) says:

    I hope you were gracious enough to offer the poor chap a knife.

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  7. pushmepullu (686 comments) says:

    Anderton voted against it? Holy shit there might be life in the old slag heap after all!

    Probably just jealous that Winston has displaced him as Helen’s wife.

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  8. davidp (3,580 comments) says:

    >if I was crossing a road and he was in a car, he would speed up

    This might not be political. You haven’t been out with his teenage daughter by any chance?

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  9. David Farrar (1,889 comments) says:

    Anderton abstained.

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  10. Murray (8,847 comments) says:

    My grandfather was a miner, tunneler, railway worker his entire life – with a couple of years off to tour the Med – and a labour party man of the kind you met DPF.

    If Clark were crossing the road in front of him he’d speed up.

    Then reverse back, go over her again a few times and then get out and shoot her a couple of times just be sure.

    He had principles that way.

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  11. fishbowl (36 comments) says:

    But what would this bloke do when he actually got to the polling booth… Will he vote for anyone else but Labour ?

    [DPF: he made it pretty clear he would not be voting Labour]

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  12. petal (705 comments) says:

    Helen doesn’t mind. She’ll be safe in Europe in a cushy job soon. She has the ETS on her resume now, all she needed to get the job.

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  13. Scott (1,779 comments) says:

    I agree with the above. The man sounds like he needs help. David you do meet the strangest people?!

    [DPF: People are over-reacting to his earthy comments. He was polite and interesting. His comments were to make the point that he is in no way a Tory or National Party supporter and that in fact he disagrees with National on almost everything. That made his denouncing of Labour all the more powerful]

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  14. Inventory2 (10,290 comments) says:

    The golf club I play at is very much the “blue-collar” club in our city. Talk quite often turns to politics over the course of a round, and refreshments which inevitably follow. A large proportion of the guys I have played with lately have been long-time Labour voters, but only a couple will vote Labour this time around, and even they are not really sure about it. One guy in particular, a journalist of long standing told me has has voted Labour his entire working life – 40+ years – but no more. He has had a gutsful.

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  15. big bruv (13,718 comments) says:

    Jesus DPF, you have a high tolerance level for fuckwits and losers.

    I think he would have got as far as telling me he would have run me over before I told him to fuck off.

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  16. stephen (4,063 comments) says:

    fishbowl, he might’ve finally found an excuse to vote for the South Island Party…

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  17. 3-coil (1,215 comments) says:

    To “put it in context”… it wasn’t Georgina Beyer was it?

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  18. Lee C (4,516 comments) says:

    You see that is why the VDS was devised, because Labour knows that the floating voter and voter apathy will destroy them. So their strategy is to try and galvanise and minimise this kind of thing by attempting to write Key as a bogey-man figure. But it isn’t about Key. It’s really about lack of vision, lack of policy, arrogance, staleness and corruption all firmly the fault of Helen Clark, Michael CUllen, Mike Smith, and Heather Simpson.
    That is what will lose the election for Labour.

    ps “Anderton abstained”

    that sounds more like my wife!

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  19. rightofleftcentre (77 comments) says:

    This thread makes me feel better already – first time I’ve felt like laughing on this issue :)

    The Beyer comment – priceless – and she’d have been the first to laugh!!

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  20. first time caller (384 comments) says:

    Sorry off thread… but Alex – you refer to Goff being out of the country…something else I ponder is that Cunliffe has been extraordinarily quiet of late …what’s up with that?

    Are they both trying to distance themselves to a tarnished govt?

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  21. helmet (807 comments) says:

    DPF was the guy’s name Phil Goff?

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  22. Danny-boy (102 comments) says:

    Come to think of it, if he was a Labour supporter, wouldn’t he already be emasculated?

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  23. LC (162 comments) says:

    No Danny you were thinking of lobotimized..

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  24. Peter C (40 comments) says:

    So David, he said he wont vote Labour. Any idea what he will do? Stay at home or vote for someone else, and if so, who?

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  25. ross (1,437 comments) says:

    So, David, are you saying the guy you spoke to was Jim Anderton? That’s the way I read your comments.

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  26. Wanderer (30 comments) says:

    Exactly my thoughts FTC. It seems Goof and Cunliff have taken a back stage in this elections as they do not want to tarnish their reputations (or whatever is left of them) with all the negative and personal attacks.
    They need all the help they can get to redeem themselves as leaders after this current corrupt lot have left.

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