Welcome back Damien

May 2nd, 2009 at 10:58 am by David Farrar

The Chief Electoral Officer proclaims:

The Chief Electoral Officer has declared Damien Peter O’Connor from Westport to be elected to Parliament from the New Zealand Party list.

Damien is liked by most people in Parliament, regardless of party. I doubt he will win back West Coast-Tasman in 2011, and it will be interesting to see how he is placed on the 2011 list.

At the moment in the House, Labour is reduced from 43 seats to just 41 seats. O’Connor will bring them back to 42 when he is sworn in on Tuesday.

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15 Responses to “Welcome back Damien”

  1. Redbaiter (13,197 comments) says:

    NZers might all be so much safer while Nick Smith has swine flu, but the reappearance of O’Connor cancels out Smith’s absence 100 fold.

    Damien is just another misguided leftist stooge. While his type have held political and social ascendancy NZ has slipped from existing as a wonderful little country that was the envy of the world, to an inwardly collapsing and deeply divided society plagued by violent crime and dependency and self hate.

    Such a contrast to Singapore, which during the period of our socialist inspired decline, has through pride and social unity turned itself from a mosquito ridden mangrove swamp to a wonderfully modern monument to success.

    Its citizens enjoy freedoms NZers can now only reminisce and dream about. Freedom to walk the streets at all times of the day and night. Tax freedom day comes in Singapore on March 4th. In NZ, its May 21st.

    It is so sad to see the likes of Mr. O’Connor returning to parliament.

    What we need is Lee Kuan Yew. The shame is, Mr. Lee has as much chance of being on any NZ party’s list as pigs have of piloting space ships around the sun.

    What depths we have sunk to.

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  2. homepaddock (429 comments) says:

    Labour’s diversity improves – Damien O’Connor is a middle aged rural male of (I think) Irish descent and the only one in Labour who’s been a farmer.

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  3. Redbaiter (13,197 comments) says:

    A lemming is a lemming, no matter what his history.

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  4. Tuija (220 comments) says:

    Whatever maybe said out Damian His replacement electorate MP Chris Archinvole is a complete twat by any measure
    The guy is a total joke I heard him speak at a candidate meeting A badly informed racist caricature of a of a 1950′s tory MP
    If a twat like that can get into parliament then anyone can

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  5. Jack5 (4,231 comments) says:

    Tuija can you give some examples please of why you regard Auchinvole as a racist? Which candidate meeting you refer to would also be helpful.

    And can you elaborate on why you think Auchinvole resembles a 1950s Tory MP? A lot of us don’t know what they were like? Are you speaking from personal experience of them?

    hyvästi Tuija.

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  6. Tuija (220 comments) says:

    Goodbye Tuija.?
    Yes he was replying to a question about genetic engineering which he obviously new nothing about at all
    And his reply was something along the lines of “Well we don’t want it (GE) in NZ
    But it would be oK in places where they grow bananas because the blacks don’t work very hard”
    There was a a gasp and then a stunned silence from the audience His idea of electioneering was to go into west coast bars and buy drinks for the locals, very poplar but probably unethical for a candidate
    I say 50′s MP because he seemed to be a hang em high women are best placed in the home brigade
    I can see him as chairman of some mid canterbury golf club sort of thing
    I think the meeting btw was in Motueka
    In short the man is a fool

    hei hei Jack5

    [DPF: I don't believe you. Sounds like a smear to me. If an MP said that, it would made the media. In future do not repeat such smears]

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  7. Simon J Taylor (29 comments) says:

    And his reply was something along the lines of “Well we don’t want it (GE) in NZ
    But it would be oK in places where they grow bananas because the blacks don’t work very hard”
    There was a a gasp and then a stunned silence from the audience His idea of electioneering was to go into west coast bars and buy drinks for the locals, very poplar but probably unethical for a candidate
    I say 50’s MP because he seemed to be a hang em high women are best placed in the home brigade
    I can see him as chairman of some mid canterbury golf club sort of thing

    I’ll bet that that wasn’t his exact words (or even meaning). And “women best placed in home”? … and “Mid -Canterbury golf club”? You really are digging yourself into a deeper hole each time you post.

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  8. Jack5 (4,231 comments) says:

    Tuija hei:

    If that’s what he said that’s pretty bad.

    I’ve read his biography on the Parliament page, and he seems a fairly community minded person, and a churchgoer etc. His background as an army officer would make him fairly conservative, I guess. Perhaps 50s Tory then, but not everything about that sort of person was bad.

    However, I don’t agree that there’s anything wrong with buying Coasters a beer. Whoever sold their vote for a beer?

    I think you and he both oppose GE in NZ. I disagree with you both. GE, at least applied to plants, is just a fast and deeper way of selecting and proliferating breeding, which has been going on since humans began farming 11,000 or more years ago. With so many people, so much pressure on resources, and so much fertiliser and weedkiller etc being sprayed around, it might even help the environment.

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  9. GJ (329 comments) says:

    Damien is a lot better than many others in Labour so I am not sad to see him return.

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  10. Redbaiter (13,197 comments) says:

    “You really are digging yourself into a deeper hole each time you post.”

    He’s (the poster using the name Tuija) a moron and a child. I dunno why people bother with his worthless crap.

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  11. Tuija (220 comments) says:

    Simon I called Auchivole a racist
    jack asked me for an example
    I gave him an example
    which the meaning was taken from was exactly what was said
    Now for some reason you refuse to accept that
    At this stage the general thing around here is to offer to have a lie detector test isn’t it
    a moron and a child. I dunno why people bother with his worthless crap
    That coming from you of all people RB

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  12. lilman (676 comments) says:

    I met the man when he was in parliment even though he agreed with our arguments and he was the minister for rural affairs he refused to act on our behalf as citizens.
    The man is a coward ,nothing less,we are the poorer for having a person of his character in the house.
    What type of man would skulk back into the public purse after being voted out reinforces the sterotype that prostitution takes on many forms.
    I say again “Nothing but a coward”.

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  13. clintheine (1,560 comments) says:

    Tuija, were you at that meeting in Motueka when this exchange of words took place?

    I reckon if we had to pick a Labour MP to come in apart from Shearer then O’Connor isn’t too bad, he is on the right of the party and easy picking if the party lurches to the centre. If Labour had a front bench like the legends of the 80′s then NZ is heading back slowly in the right direction!

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  14. RainbowGlobalWarming (295 comments) says:

    tuija is another incarnation of sonic the goat f*cker

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  15. Jack5 (4,231 comments) says:

    Tuija at 3.49 Saturday posted of the alleged comments by Auchinvole: “…I think the meeting btw was in Motueka.”

    Sorry Tuija, I think your reply shows you weren’t at any such meeting. With your politics you wouldn’t have shadowed Auchinvole around every meeting, and there’s no way you would forget where the meeting was (at least in which town) if you had attended. So I can’t accept your allegation of racist remarks by Auchinvole has any substance.

    Also I thought from your pen name you may be Finnish. I now don’t think you are, so my apologies to the Finnish people.

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