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I would have thought the left connection was tenuous at best. Yeah, its nice watching the left eat themselves, but I would have thought there was as much chance of this being from the right as from the way left.
The implicit contradictions in the video are:
(i) “Labour values are my values.” vs. “Beneficiaries painting their rooves isn’t bloody fair.”
(ii) “We need to value teachers.” vs. “Put bad schools and teachers on notice.”
(iii) “Affordable homes for everyone at $300,000 each.” vs. “Actually… they will cost $450,000 in Auckland.”
This tells us that:
(i) Labour values include sickness benefits for the able-bodied.
(ii) Valuing teachers should include valuing bad teachers.
(iii) Yeah, Labour don’t understand numbers.
In any case, the Facebook page does not seem to generate a wave of enthusiastic sympathisers and supporters, the attempted “wit” in the videos and comments is rather amateurish, and it appears it may be an average guy or girl, a fair bit disillusioned with Labour and their leader.
Given past experiences with such sensation seeking persons, it is quite likely that some more light will be shed on that one eventually. I would not overrate this, but it just adds to other “issues” that David Shearer faces.
On TS hefty debate was recently about changing some rules and introduce more “courtesy”, after one or two MPs suddenly showed up there over the last couple of weeks. That did also not go down too well with those favouring the forum for the ability to let off steam and speak rather freely, although of course, some commenters here will claim to have gathered different experiences.
The idea is great. Make a better one and run them in the next election campaign. Do the same with some of the Greens, Mana, NZ First policies and then a mash up of them all so the public can see what a left coalition will look like.