Harden up

May 5th, 2009 at 2:02 pm by David Farrar

Both Tane and Irish Bill at are aghast that Russel Norman has criticised the candidate for Mt Albert as not progressive enough.

I’ve got just four words for them – Harden the fuck up.

Oh my God – how dare the criticise Labour’s candidate. This can not be allowed.

Try being a National supporter. ACT has sniped at National and National candidates for years. Hell Rodney called John Key as more left wing than John Key Helen Clark on some issues. ACT have called National Labour-lite for months on end. They said vote National and you get Labour’s policies.

Do we cry like little pussies because our coalition partner has a swipe at us, and tries to establish their own brand. No we don’t. We understand smaller parties need to do these things.

ACT tried to win Jim Bolger’s seat off National in 1998. Did we sob how unfair it was? No we just got on with the job. ACT came bloody close also.

Russel Norman is going to try and win Mt Albert. No -he is not going to try and just build profile – he is going to try and win it. The Greens rationale is they need the seat more than Labour does.  So get used to it.

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26 Responses to “Harden up”

  1. KiwiGreg (3,234 comments) says:

    i’m giving you 10 demerits for using the word “fuck”

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  2. stephen (4,063 comments) says:

    Hell Rodney called John Key as more left wing than John Key on some issues

    Aw yeah?

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  3. James (1,338 comments) says:

    “Hell Rodney called John Key as more left wing than John Key on some issues

    Aw yeah?”

    Yep! and he did so again just last week on Q+A…..;-0…..honest as the day is long that Rodney!

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  4. Patrick Starr (3,674 comments) says:

    Always funny to see Toad over there bagging the Nats – and over here bagging Labour. I wonder if he’s told any of his mates at the Standard that he passed your suggestion on to Norman to stand?

    http://www.kiwiblog.co.nz/2009/04/greens_and_mt_albert.html#comment-553789

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  5. stephen (4,063 comments) says:

    I was just wondering about John Key being more left wing than John Key! I’m guessing he meant Clark or something.

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  6. Ruth (178 comments) says:

    Russel Norman is going to try and win Mt Albert. No -he is not going to try and just build profile – he is going to try and win it.

    So he should – how refreshing to read that! Losing and lacking the ambition to go all-out to win in politics has become rather fashionable in some circles.

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  7. Le Grande Fromage (145 comments) says:

    To be fair criticizing the Labour candidate for Mt Albert is not a wise thing to do whether it be for his progressiveness or the colour of his tie.

    From what I’ve heard he is not against hiring in private muscle to go all “south Auckland” on your arse.

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  8. gd (2,286 comments) says:

    Tell me more Le Grande Fromage. Are you suggesting the new candidate may partake of the tactics of a certain Williams person during the 05 election and that Mt Albert South may find a flurry of new enrolments of persons with (cough) exotic names the spelling thereof can be for the purpose adjusted by the rearrangement of the odd letter here and there and that this may well led to the oft popular Socialists cry of Vote early and vore often?

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  9. Tuija (218 comments) says:

    “Try being a National supporter”
    What and sell my soul ?

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  10. unaha-closp (1,157 comments) says:

    Do we cry like little pussies because our coalition partner has a swipe at us, and tries to establish their own brand. No we don’t. We understand smaller parties need to do these things.

    But the Greens have had themselves branded as “enviromentally aware” for years and that has got them an easy 5 – 7% of the NZ wide polls. Any “We’re left-wing” vs. “No, we’re left-wing” debate that the Greens contrive to have with Labour will mean a loss of their previous brand. Votes wise a ditching of “green-ness” in favour of “left-wing cred” means a drop of NZ-wide support for the Greens to the levels of the Jim Anderton Progressives.

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  11. Kimble (4,426 comments) says:

    “What and sell my soul?”

    You can keep your soul, but your bleeding heart has to be traded in for :

    : a 20 point IQ enhancment.
    : a corneal transplant so you can see both sides of the story.
    : a sense of proportion and fairness.
    : the ability to consider things outside your comfort zone.

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  12. Ross Miller (1,686 comments) says:

    Tuiga said “What and sell my soul”. But you did old son … to a Party with no conscience, morals, ethics or standards.

    A Party prepared to raid the public purse buy themselves an election.

    A Party prepared to overlook corruption at the highest levels.

    The list goes on and on and on and ………

    You might have sold your soul to Labour but the really sad thing is that you were ripped of in the process.

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  13. Bevan (3,923 comments) says:

    “Try being a National supporter”
    What and sell my soul ?

    Well you did to, just to a different party. The only difference is, you got ripped off. :-P

    Ross, ya beat me to it…

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  14. Grizz (244 comments) says:

    “You might have sold your soul to Labour but the really sad thing is that you were ripped of in the process.”

    Kullen and Klark have abandoned the sinking ship. Giving new meaning to “take your money and run”

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  15. Manolo (13,518 comments) says:

    It would be interesting to see the figures, but I suspect readership at The (sub) Standard must be at an all time low. Is the NZ version of Pravda in its final throes?

    It’s been a joke all along that their scribes are Green supporters. Tane and company are socialist Labour hacks and unabashed unionists.

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  16. OECD rank 22 kiwi (2,743 comments) says:

    Game on.

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  17. clintheine (1,570 comments) says:

    Oh and ACT have loved every minute of trashing National for their weak attempts to be “right wing”, but I do admire their attempts to get in on the game with us :) The Greens are doing the right thing, Labour are up shit creek if they think they are untouchable.

    If Goff loses this byelection he must be toast… and with the Greens wanting to be the main opposition party he has it coming at him from all directions. Kinda like Tuijas sordid weekend activities :)

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  18. RainbowGlobalWarming (288 comments) says:

    ‘Irish’ Bill and ‘Tane’? The only thing they harden up about is telling other people what to do.

    A duo of half educated imbeciles who triangulate nicely with ‘i.p.rent’ boy.

    Does that make them a stunted menage a tois?

    Certainly 3 short prongs anyway.

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  19. OECD rank 22 kiwi (2,743 comments) says:

    I believe the boys from the VDS have been “soft” since November last year. All the blue pills in world aren’t going to get them to harden up anytime soon.

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  20. clintheine (1,570 comments) says:

    The Standard – A bunch of boys using fake names expressing themselves…. reminds me of the Village People.

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  21. RainbowGlobalWarming (288 comments) says:

    Chaps, leather, inner city clubs.

    Right up the standard boys (alley).

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  22. Murray (8,844 comments) says:

    Russell Norman has decided that the greens are not going to be labours bitch anymore.

    Interesting.

    BTW Clint, thanks so much, now I have “Mucho Man” stuck in my head.

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  23. dave strings (608 comments) says:

    KiwiGreg

    To understand the importance and appropriateness of the word “fuck” in modern English, please visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6D7rWLzloOI
    but stay with it to the very end or you will not understand how very serious this lecture is.

    Happy learning

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  24. clintheine (1,570 comments) says:

    You’re welcome Murray – the mystery behind the militant secrecy behind the Standards authors and the way they angrily deny their real identities makes you understand why. Lprent is the construction guy, Tane is the Indian….

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  25. Murray (8,844 comments) says:

    oh.the.humanity

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