Tamihere on Labour front bench

October 7th, 2012 at 6:13 pm by David Farrar

on Q+A:

PAUL Yeah, but we’re now 2012, as I say. I mean, do you think David Shearer’s got to really reshuffle that front bench? I mean, you can’t honestly look at that front bench and think they’re performing well as an Opposition.

MR TAMIHERE That’s true, but he’s also got to look to 2014 for the list. 

PAUL It’s critical, because this week – you take this week. Bad week for the government. Should have been. More Dotcom coming left, right and centre at the Prime Minister.

 MR TAMIHERE You’ve got me. There’s no doubt—

 PAUL Wilkinson’s reversal on Mike Tyson.

 MR TAMIHERE Front bench is not firing.

 PAUL No.

 MR TAMIHERE Across the whole line, whether it’s health, welfare or education, and those are the biggies.  …

I’m surprised Tamihere named specific portfolios where he claimed Labour front benchers are not firing. That will not endear him to , and .

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64 Responses to “Tamihere on Labour front bench”

  1. Jimmy Smits (246 comments) says:

    That will not endear him to Maryan Street, Jacinda Ardern and Nanaia Mahuta.

    Yes, isn’t it a shame that someone from the Left is judging Ministers on merit and not out of their own interests.

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  2. Viking2 (11,367 comments) says:

    Did i hear the words “front bums” again?

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  3. toad (3,674 comments) says:

    …where he claimed Labour front benchers are not firing

    Guess it’s better he’s talking about “front bench” rather than front bums!

    Not to mention his abandoning his pet cats, who subsequently had to be put down.

    If Labour rehabilitates this guy, there will be thousands of votes from erstwhile Labour voters who are women and animal rights supporters moving to the Greens.

    As far as I am concerned, someone who moves house and leaves their pets behind to die is the lowest of the low – even worse than John Banks, who at least cares about animals.

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  4. Pongo (371 comments) says:

    There is not a snowballs chance in hell of JT being selected. Be funny if he did as you can imagine years and years of his public statements coming back to bite him in the arse.
    We had to turn his show off at work with his angry ranting and raving after he lost the very lucrative social welfare contract for early start, have a quick squizz at early start providers on the charities website and see how much surplus cash they generate. One of them has managed to accumulate over950k in a savings account, Paula Bennets department should be hung out to dry with this taxpayers largesse.

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  5. Kevin (1,122 comments) says:

    Wake up. Of course liebour can’t fire when national is busy introducing all labours policies.

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  6. Reid (16,213 comments) says:

    If Labour rehabilitates this guy, there will be thousands of votes from erstwhile Labour voters who are women and animal rights supporters moving to the Greens.

    Whereas there’ll be thousands of others moving back to Liarbore after having stayed away because they couldn’t stand the sisterhood.

    And who cares if people like that go to the Gweens? That’ll raise the IQ of both camps.

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  7. Johnboy (15,903 comments) says:

    “even worse than John Banks, who at least cares about animals.”

    True even we of the right care about animals…even amphibians..not a lot mind you..just a little! :)

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  8. barry (1,317 comments) says:

    If he stood – hed walk in.
    Lets face it (Im assuming hed be standing for labour) labour are a bunch of loosers at the moment. I dont think hes planning to stand to be an MP, hes planning to stand to be PM, or at least leader of the labour party.
    I think many of the public are starting to get pissed off with those who have a go about ‘front bums’ – the front bums need kicking out and they need someone in there with ‘balls”…

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  9. hj (6,836 comments) says:

    Me called Chris Carter a “tosser”. Good call.

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  10. hj (6,836 comments) says:

    He called Chris Carter a “tosser”. Good call (also).

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  11. adam2314 (377 comments) says:

    What is wrong with being honest and saying what he thinks ???

    HONEST !!.. Now there is a word that has been missing in politics for how long ??

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  12. adam2314 (377 comments) says:

    Honest..

    Print Lagardes List.. A cry from the Greek Parliament.. Will never happen .. :-)

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  13. toad (3,674 comments) says:

    @Reid 6:58 pm

    Whereas there’ll be thousands of others moving back to Liarbore after having stayed away because they couldn’t stand the sisterhood.

    You misogynist prick!

    Do you really hate women holding positions of political power that much? Then what about Jenny Shipley? Didn’t hear you bleating then.

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  14. Johnboy (15,903 comments) says:

    The bleating really started when the second “female” PM took over toadie! :)

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  15. Griff (7,319 comments) says:

    Second female pm JB did we have more than one? There was Dame Jenny Shipley, then a harpy named hellun

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  16. Johnboy (15,903 comments) says:

    One must use the term “female” in the broadest possible sense these days Griff.

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  17. Kevin (1,122 comments) says:

    Typical of your ilk tosd. if you criticise any women for their opinions you’re a sexist. If you criticise a non-white your a racist. Take you bigoted crap somewhere else toadie.

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  18. Redbaiter (8,309 comments) says:

    “You misogynist prick! ”

    Jezuzz you lefties are so predictable. React just like the good little brainwashed Marxist robots you all are.

    Press this button and you get “mysoginist”..!!! press this button you get “racist”..!! press another button and you get “homophobic”..!!!

    Fucking pathetic.

    Nobody had a problem with Margaret Thatcher.

    But then she wasn’t a brainwashed commie stooge like most of the so called women on your side of the political spectrum.

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  19. toad (3,674 comments) says:

    @Kevin 9:22 pm

    You really don’t get it! Criticising women or non-whites for their opinions is fine.

    It is when you start associating that with something predetermined by their gender or ethnicity you become a bigot.

    Which you have just revealed yourself as, my darling Kevin.

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  20. Johnboy (15,903 comments) says:

    Denis did Red.

    “Thatcher agreed with his wife on most political issues, though he was strongly against the death penalty, calling it “absolutely awful” and “barbaric”, while she favoured it. ” :)

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  21. Zapper (1,015 comments) says:

    Well said Kevin. People like this “toad” character are fucking pathetic. If you change your vote from anyone but a white male, you’re a bigot of some kind. Which makes him the biggest self-loathing bigot there is, and just the sort of scum that is killing the west.

    I channeled RB there I think. Don’t agree with everything he says, or his method of engagement, but whoever he is, he is one of the smartest commenters in the blogosphere.

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  22. Kevin (1,122 comments) says:

    Mrs Clark also supported Helen while she was pm.

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  23. Zapper (1,015 comments) says:

    Apologies RB, I typed that before I saw your comment. I almost look like a plagiarist

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  24. Redbaiter (8,309 comments) says:

    “It is when you start associating that with something predetermined by their gender or ethnicity you become a bigot.”

    So what’s the penalty going to be for thought crime by incorrigibles like us Toad when you finally get the totalitarian state you lust after??

    Probably that old fall back your kind used in Cambodia right, being suffocation by plastic bag over the head.

    (no money for bullets)

    Zapper- No need to apologise tiger.

    It’s all cool.

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  25. toad (3,674 comments) says:

    @Redbaiter 9:27 pm

    Nobody had a problem with Margaret Thatcher.

    I did, ‘baiter. Not to mention the majority of people in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland that the English monarchy still colonises.

    ‘Baiter, you should have had a job as a poll tax collector in Glasgow during Thatcher’s regime – might have given an appreciation of the public contempt for her policies outside the City of London.

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  26. Zapper (1,015 comments) says:

    Not surprising though is it toad. The City of London basically fund all those other regions so rightly got sick of the bludging

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  27. Redbaiter (8,309 comments) says:

    BTW, I agree with most of the comments above.

    Toad with his mix of Stalinism and Marxism is utterly repugnant and it grieves me deeply to see such a disgusting communist mindset abroad in our western democracies.

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  28. toad (3,674 comments) says:

    @Zapper 9:41 pm

    So you support plutocracy rather than democracy?

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  29. Redbaiter (8,309 comments) says:

    “I did, ‘baiter.”

    Nyah nyah.. misogynist, sexist, bigot..!!!

    BTW, I’m all for a poll tax.

    I’m sick to death of paying my tax and also paying tax for all the losers who vote for the watermelons and Labour.

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  30. Johnboy (15,903 comments) says:

    I thought you lefties regarded paying tax as a pillar of the socialist society toadie.

    Are you now saying that it is unfair and unjust?

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  31. adam2314 (377 comments) says:

    and so you go on… Slagging each other with your heads in the sand.

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  32. Griff (7,319 comments) says:

    toad

    You support apartheid rather than democracy one man one vote
    Because that what your party’s policy with the treaty is

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  33. Zapper (1,015 comments) says:

    toad, JB rightly points out your hypocrisy above.

    Is income redistribution good or bad?

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  34. toad (3,674 comments) says:

    @Redbaiter 9:44 pm

    Toad with his mix of Stalinism and Marxism is utterly repugnant…

    Little do you know. I was actually more aligned with anarchism before I joined the Greens.

    I have read much by Marx – in short, agree with most of the analysis, but disagree with most of the proposed solutions.

    And I can’t think of anything Stalin ever did that I support, apart from opposing Hitler.

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  35. Kevin (1,122 comments) says:

    Greens pretend to be anti globalisation but are for world government out of the limp dick UN. WTF?

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  36. Johnboy (15,903 comments) says:

    Che Toad…..! :lol:

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  37. Kevin (1,122 comments) says:

    Green Party loves criminals. How does that help the workers and poor?

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  38. toad (3,674 comments) says:

    @ Zapper 9:50 pm

    Is income redistribution good or bad?

    Good.

    Aside from the Wilkinson/Picket study, you really don’t want the Great Unwashed throwing incendiary devices through your window, do you?

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  39. Zapper (1,015 comments) says:

    So you’re saying I should pay more tax to avoid being bombed?

    I guess not surprising that is your position given your criminal activities during the election campaign.

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  40. Griff (7,319 comments) says:

    The Toad and the Psychic Hotline

    A toad telephones the Psychic Hotline and is told, “You are going to
    meet a beautiful young girl who will want to know everything about
    you.”
    The toad says, “This is great! Will I meet her at a party, or what?”
    “No,” says the psychic. “Next semester in her biology class.”

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  41. Kevin (1,122 comments) says:

    Government is now over 50% of GDP and we’re at the bottom of the OECD. 50 years ago government wes about 25%,of GDP and we we’re number 3.

    In all the decades of rabid socialism, wealth redistribution through benefits for everything not one single economic or social indicator has improved but newt still supports more government and more wealth redistribution.

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  42. Redbaiter (8,309 comments) says:

    BTW, just so readers understand my references, the Pol Pot regime had a policy of re-education, whereby workers were forced to attend classes where they were indoctrinated with communist political theory.

    Anyone who resisted these re-education programs, and kept their own minds, were only tolerated for a short time. If any of the “teachers” reported anyone as not responding to the “re-education” methods, they were designated as enemies of the regime and taken out into the killing fields and executed initially by a bullet to the head, and then as the economy collapsed and bullets became unaffordable, by suffocation with reusable plastic bags.

    Such is the political heritage of the left, and its only one reason why they’re against the teaching of history in schools.

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  43. Johnboy (15,903 comments) says:

    That’s cause we are all richer than he is Kevin! :)

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  44. toad (3,674 comments) says:

    @Johnboy 9:46 pm

    I thought you lefties regarded paying tax as a pillar of the socialist society toadie. Are you now saying that it is unfair and unjust?

    Only if a tax redistributes wealth from the poor to the rich (which is what a poll tax does).

    As does GST to some extent, although that is now so embedded in our tax structure that it would be hard to dismantle and raise an alternative revenue source.

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  45. Johnboy (15,903 comments) says:

    Toads people would only use biodegradable plastic bags though Red! :)

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  46. Kevin (1,122 comments) says:

    Oh a threat from a toady. Yes NZ is probably going to go through it like South Korea did but hopefully we will emerge strong on the other side.

    I free equal societies do better that why I’m so obsessively in favour of equality and against the iwi elitist scam. Toad is not. Money where mouth is toad.

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  47. Redbaiter (8,309 comments) says:

    “So you’re saying I should pay more tax to avoid being bombed?”

    Yes he is saying that, at the same time as he scolds us for being what he perceives as “misogynist”.

    There is no bottom to the depth of the moral sickness of these leftist would be tyrants.

    Why everyone must pay at least some tax- If any part of society pays no tax, then there is no cost to that part of society in asking for more and more services from the state, or those who do pay tax.

    The non-taxpayers have no skin in the game, and are not therefore hurt by rising taxes. They will therefore vote again and again for politicians cynical and power hungry enough to promise them more and more from the public purse, and there is no shortage of these kind on the left of the political spectrum.

    It’s just one more way the left pervert democracy.

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  48. Johnboy (15,903 comments) says:

    Shucks Toadie you are only saying that cause GST was a socialist instigated tax initiative surely?

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  49. Kevin (1,122 comments) says:

    He he get might yet become uninforcible. In which case a tax strike by the workers might help.

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  50. Griff (7,319 comments) says:

    Why do leftys threaten violence if their demands are not meet? Happens time and again if you don’t give Maori this and that they will revolt, if you don’t give the poor this and that they will revolt. The only revolting thing is the fucken greedy lefty’s them self s

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  51. toad (3,674 comments) says:

    @Zapper 10:02 pm

    I guess not surprising that is your position given your criminal activities during the election campaign.

    Glad for you, Zapper, that you thought well enough to not back-reference / link that comment to me.

    And also glad for you Zapper that I am not a vindictive person.

    Otherwise, I would sue your arse off.

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  52. Zapper (1,015 comments) says:

    Toad no doubt is sipping on his chardonnay, discussing with other “elite” socialists just how great they are for supporting the “great unwashed” (his quote). Do you pay voluntary tax Toad? If not, I assume you have no problem with your house being bombed?

    I made the mistake of rading McCarten’s herald column today, and took some heart from the comments. He got torn apart for his errors, which is good to see in such a socialist rag. Deliciously ironic that a tax cheat continually calls for higher taxes.

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  53. Redbaiter (8,309 comments) says:

    Do you feel the momentum rising against you Toad?

    Suck it up boy.

    It’s going to get a lot worse.

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  54. Griff (7,319 comments) says:

    Toad is suing :lol: pity you use a pseudonym is it not retard there is no person named toad !!!
    Why don’t you fuck of to lefty land if you don’t like being told that defacing others property is not a good piece of political work.
    It is true that members of the greens done that. You are the voice of the greens when you post on here retard so if the truth hurts wear it.
    Hows the students paid to collect signatures rip off going ?

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  55. Zapper (1,015 comments) says:

    You would sue me for commenting on the admitted activities of your party? Do you have much of an understanding of law? You would actually stand in a court and claim to be defamed by someone who knows you only as toad?

    It’s almost tempting to go back through your comments to see whether you live by these standards.

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  56. toad (3,674 comments) says:

    @Zapper 10:20 pm

    Toad no doubt is sipping on his chardonnay…

    Nah, actually drinking $22 dollar a cardboard box plonk Zapper. I’m no wealthy prick pretending to be what I am not.

    And I pay the tax I am assessed for. Which IMO is not enough, because I can still have a good lifestyle while paying more to support those who at the moment do not.

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  57. Johnboy (15,903 comments) says:

    Send me your spare cash Toadie and I will double it and donate it to the poor.

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  58. toad (3,674 comments) says:

    @Redbaiter 10:23 pm

    Do you feel the momentum rising against you Toad?

    Oh, it always does rise here, my darling ‘Baiter. Good night and sweet dreams.

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  59. Zapper (1,015 comments) says:

    So why don’t you pay voluntary tax if your assessed tax is not enough in your mind?

    I also find it interesting that you use the term “wealthy prick”. So anyone who is wealthy is a prick. How dare they work so hard, contribute more in tax in a week than you pay in a year, create jobs etc etc.

    Streuth.

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  60. Zapper (1,015 comments) says:

    Good luck johnboy, he’s an epic hypocrite.

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  61. Johnboy (15,903 comments) says:

    Nah Zapper he’s no hypocrite he just talks shit.

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  62. Zapper (1,015 comments) says:

    So he does pay tax above what he is required to? That’s good news, I respect him for living what he preaches. I’d love to know just how much extra he pays.

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  63. Paulus (2,598 comments) says:

    Not a snowball’s hope in Hell, John.
    The rainbows alone plus the feministas will not have bar of you.
    You insulted the precious ones and will not be rehabilitated.
    Try Winston though – he is corrupt also in another sort of way.
    He could do with your help – crikey look at the others in his party.
    But can you piss,when pissed, on trees – that’s the initiation.

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  64. ChardonnayGuy (1,197 comments) says:

    I see that Tamihere agrees with the National Party and ACT’s stance over charter schools. And he’s trying to convince a sceptical *Labour Party* that he’s on side. Spare us…!

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