The endorsement Winston didn’t want

November 24th, 2011 at 1:05 pm by David Farrar

They’ve now tried to cover up their endorsement of Winston, but the fact is they did endorse him and it is just too good not to mock.

Some Labour supporters have been saying they may tactically vote for Winston to bring him in, as that is their only chance of forming a Government. If they do, I hope they enjoy this reminder of their fellow voters.

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9 Responses to “The endorsement Winston didn’t want”

  1. ben (2,385 comments) says:

    Is it possible to tactically vote for Winston if he isn’t standing in an electorate? Doesn’t a Labour supporter’s party vote for Winston basically deprive Labour of whatever number of seats Winston gets, for no Labour + NA First gain overall?

    A vote for Winston is of course wasted if NZ First does not make the threshold.

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  2. Pete George (21,798 comments) says:

    ben – it’s a big tactical risk.

    If the NZF natural support for this election is say 4%, then 1% of Labour voters will get 5% worth of seats. But of course 4.9 wastes votes. And – if half of the 4% see no hope for NZF and tactically vote for say United Future to get them more seats as a more certain way of having a balance to National then the Labour tacticals are wasted.

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  3. anonymouse (651 comments) says:

    @ben, It the threshold that this is all about, NZ first need to get to 5%,

    While yes it is simply a transfer of one vote from Labour to NZ first,
    If for example NZ first get 3%, all that vote is wasted which then reduces the number of votes National need to govern alone ( or with support). If NZ first get over the 5%, all of that vote is retained and National need an additional 1 or 2% to govern.

    IMHO getting NZ First over the 5% is Labour’s only realistic (and I use that term in very qualified terms) chance of governing ( or more accurately preventing National from governing)

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  4. hj (5,674 comments) says:

    How many Winston + National Front posts is that DPF?

    Note that the Greens are also accused of racism by Nationals buddy-buddies:

    Property Council chief executive Connal Townsend said debate about the future ownership of the 16 Crafar dairy farms appeared to have tapped a racist vein, when the real issue was New Zealand’s willingness to value its own landholdings and provide certainty to people who can commit capital, generate local employment, and encourage economic growth.
    “The Green Party co-leader, Dr Russel Norman’s reported called for changes to overseas investment rules so foreign interests can only lease New Zealand property sends a terrible message to the global community that this country is off limits to much-needed capital.”
    Mr Norman’s sweeping comments ignored the reality that New Zealand operates in a global capital market and desperately needs investment. “This debate risks damaging this country’s attractiveness to foreign investors across all sectors, including commercial property.
    “The review of the Overseas Investment Act 2005 is an opportunity to de-politicise the process for determining consent applications. Ministerial involvement in investment decisions needs to be limited so that applications for foreign investment can be considered on merit.”
    Property Council argues the Overseas Investment Office needs to be restructured and appropriately resourced so that applications can be considered [rubber stamped] in a timely manner.
    http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1007/S00062/overseas-investment-necessary-for-new-zealand.htm

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  5. David Farrar (1,808 comments) says:

    The Greens and Labour are more xenophobic than racist.

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  6. jackp (668 comments) says:

    Uh, guys and gals, sorry to intrude on your parade…

    http://horizonpoll.co.nz/page/187/more-intend-to-vote-labour-gains

    And David, don’t you think you’re reaching when you keep associating Winston Peters with white supremists???

    Oh and another thing, say Hi to your boss John Key and give him my sentiments when Winston marches back into Parliament. (I can’t wait to see his face)

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  7. side show bob (3,660 comments) says:

    Is jackp posting in the same broom locker as ste3e. No on second thoughts he may be where the cleaning chemicals are kept. I would get some fresh air jackp, you’re delusional.

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  8. hj (5,674 comments) says:

    The Greens and Labour are more xenophobic than racist.
    ….
    The question is are New Zealand First supporters racist? Certainly some are but so could any parties supporters be. Instinctively everyone feels more comfortable with people who look like them as plenty of studies have shown. China is emblematic of foreign and of a horde. People who felt comfortable with the New Zealand lifestyle might well resist what they see as a second colonisation where section sizes shrink, house prices rise and the roads become clogged with traffc.

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  9. Tauhei Notts (1,509 comments) says:

    Didn’t that Bradley Ambrose have some association with those dickwit supremacist groups some years ago?

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