Labour candidates competing for anti-Key statements

September 7th, 2013 at 10:00 am by David Farrar

First Grant Robertson borrows from Russel Norman:

, , Kim Dotcom?

I am in the middle of a leadership contest but what I do know is that the first two of those people have such similarities; it would be very hard to choose between them.

So Grant also thinks John Key is like Sir Robert Muldoon. I’mm not sure if he is demented or just playing to the audience.

But Shane Jones goes one better:

Labour leadership hopeful says he wants to string up Prime Minister John Key with a bungy cord around a “sensitive spot.” …

“I’m going to tie a bungy cord around a sensitive spot and then I’m going to get those callipers and cut them and then the mercenary of capitalism can suffer what he deserves – a dead cat bounce.”

Imagine if say John Key had spoken about Helen Clark like that. He would have been denounced by every newspaper and media outlet in New Zealand.

Speaking from the Marshall Islands this morning, Key said Jones’ intentions towards him “sounds painful”.

“If they want to spend their time taking about parts of my anatomy or my personality they are free to do so. I don’t think it will win them a lot of votes,” he added.

Key is pretty much the opposite of Muldoon when it comes to dealing with with personal attacks.

 

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40 Responses to “Labour candidates competing for anti-Key statements”

  1. Reid (15,531 comments) says:

    Let the fools focus on their nemesis because the more they do that the less they address the real reasons they’re tanking in the polls.

    Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha.

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  2. Redbaiter (6,478 comments) says:

    “Imagine if say John Key had spoken about Helen Clark like that. He would have been denounced by every newspaper and media outlet in New Zealand.”

    Are you saying every newspaper and media outlet in NZ is politically biased?

    What an outrageous allegation..!!

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  3. Linda Reid (385 comments) says:

    Not exactly inspirational politics from the Labour leader hopefuls. Nasty is a better word for what they are saying.

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  4. berend (1,600 comments) says:

    With this quote Shane Jones has at once declared himself unfit. It’s extremely scary that someone who is close to having the most powerful position in this nation talks about stringing people up.

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  5. jcuk (505 comments) says:

    It is idiots like these and the others that support them in the Standard and elsewhere that ensure I don’t vote Labour/Green despite being of socialistic intent.

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  6. Michael (880 comments) says:

    Are these potential leaders setting themselves up for a fall? They’ve gone hard left to win the leadership, but are going to have to go well to the right when they go up against John Key. The result will be many activists who are disillusioned and disappointed.

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  7. dishy (199 comments) says:

    Jones obviously had enough time to think up that pathetic idea, but not enough time to work out that callipers are used for measuring, not cutting. I wonder whether Workshop Man thinks Jones is the real McCoy.

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  8. 3-coil (1,184 comments) says:

    Poor old Shane is obsessed, if he’s not thinking about his own knob, he’s fantasising about John Key’s – Jones is one sick puppy.

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  9. beautox (406 comments) says:

    Come on Cunners – how about a Hitler comparison. You know you want to..

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  10. wat dabney (3,455 comments) says:

    Sounds like Jones has been watching too much of that extreme pornography, for which presumably he billed the taxpayer.

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  11. Right of way is Way of Right (1,125 comments) says:

    They just don’t get it, the personal attack style of politics is a real voter turn off, and people actually like John Key. Idiots. idiots all!

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  12. thor42 (772 comments) says:

    It really is like watching auditions for the position of captain of the Titanic.

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  13. Ross Miller (1,624 comments) says:

    Up until now I though that SJ presented as a voice of moderation against his two competitors trying to outdo each other with promises they know are both stupid and unaffordable. And then in one moment he goes and undoes it all when he attacks the man and not the ball.

    So, to respond Mr Jones. Please confirm you are not now charging off your viewing of hard porn movies to your MP allowance as you did to your Ministerial credit card but, more importantly, signing off that as expenditure as official and not owning up to the rort until you were fingered? Why did you allow yourself to be rolled by the Greens into trying to regulate as Minister the amount of water people could use when showering? How much did Bill Liu pay you for expediting his citizenship application? Please tell us too why you ran out on your wife and kids for a piece of young fluff and can you confirm that you are keeping your maintenance payments up to date and finally, why should anyone vote for a loser who has failed on three occasions to win and electorate seat and who is endorsed by that racist Hone Harawira who just happens to be your cousin.

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  14. Rightandleft (574 comments) says:

    I still can’t see how this leadership contest can possibly be helping Labour. When the general election comes whoever their leader is they will be constantly being put on the spot by journalists pointing out positions they took just a year earlier now being completely at odds with their current positions. Key will have a field-day in the debates and he’ll definitely have the edge in trustworthiness in voters’ minds.

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  15. Keeping Stock (9,788 comments) says:

    Redbaiter said

    Are you saying every newspaper and media outlet in NZ is politically biased?

    What an outrageous allegation..!!

    What RB said; well done sir :D

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  16. Paulus (2,296 comments) says:

    Typical Labour – nothing new in terms of meaningful, costed policy.

    Only pious platitude and uncosted games.

    Play the Man – usual rhetoric – will not work – why don’t they listen.

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  17. Graeme Edgeler (3,216 comments) says:

    Imagine if say John Key had spoken about Helen Clark like that. He would have been denounced by every newspaper and media outlet in New Zealand.

    This strikes me as unlikely to be true.

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  18. hj (5,692 comments) says:

    Concentrating on John Key is the wrong thing to do and just flatters John Key. They should specify goals and (as in the Americas Cup) what steps will get the country further ahead than National Realestate. A bit like making cheese the policy set will take work , consistency and time to get across. Unfortunately they will (like National Realestate) be selling platitudes.

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  19. BeaB (1,948 comments) says:

    And their constant repetition of John Key is what every brand manager dreams of. John Key. John Key.
    John Key. The name on all their lips.

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  20. gravedodger (1,426 comments) says:

    Fat lady sings later today but preliminary indications are that personal attacks are not working for KRud.
    Some are totalling up his incessant use of Abbott in every speach and Tony has overtaken KRudd in preferred Prime Minister polling, almost an unheard of manifestation for an opposition leader.

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  21. peterwn (2,935 comments) says:

    What Shane Jones suggested was used as a Nazi Gestapo torture in WW2 to try and make British spies, etc talk. It was not very effective as the victims passed out very quickly.

    The left wing, in trying to downplay this, are rather like John Burrett spinning that his kidnapping attempt was just a ‘game’ He and his two young rellies had built an underground ‘coffin’ in an Upper Hutt park to house the victim which was found by a council worker. The jury did not see it as a game – if the intended victim had been placed in it – he would not have survived very long.

    Grant and Shane should also realise, that if one of them becomes leader, John Key will throw these ‘claims’ back at them at some inconvenient moment.

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  22. Yvette (2,589 comments) says:

    Regarding the crude remarks of Shane Jones, Key could have so easily said “I knew paying taxpayer money to watch porn movies was not a good idea” so I admire his constraint in not doing so.
    Tends to hint at who is the 50 million dollar man and who is the gorilla – apologies to gorillas.

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  23. Pauleastbay (5,030 comments) says:

    Graeme Edgeler (3,047) Says:

    September 7th, 2013 at 11:15 am
    Imagine if say John Key had spoken about Helen Clark like that. He would have been denounced by every newspaper and media outlet in New Zealand.

    This strikes me as unlikely to be true.

    A very dsiengenuious comment there Graeme, you are much better than that, even the NBR wouldn’t have tolerated under graduate rubbish like this if it had been spouted by a National politician.

    If I were to talk about a work colleague like this in the work place my employment would be well jeapodised.

    These arseholes are meant to be capable of running the country. They are scum pure and simple.

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  24. thedavincimode (6,117 comments) says:

    eastbay

    You may have misunderstood Edgeler’s point. Or I did.

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  25. OneTrack (1,961 comments) says:

    Ge – “This strikes me as unlikely to be true.”

    What do you mean? That it is unlikely that a National party politician would say something like that about an opposition MP? That is probably true. The left are the real nasty parties, aren’t they. Lefty 101 – “tackle the man, not the ball. Keep our policies out of the news since we don’t really have any and the ones we do have are toxic.”

    Or do you mean that John Key wouldn’t have been pilloried by the LSM if he said something like that. If you do, you need to get out more. They would be wailing for weeks.

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  26. Pauleastbay (5,030 comments) says:

    dva
    dunno

    if it was likely to be true he would be agreeing with DPF the un to me is disagreeing with DPF

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  27. flipper (3,269 comments) says:

    Peterwn says….

    ***Grant and Shane should also realise, that if one of them becomes leader, John Key will throw these ‘claims’ back at them at some inconvenient moment. ***

    Absolutely correct.

    Sky News Aust. has just had a very experienced female commentator throw Rudd’s personal attacks on Abbott right in his face saying that he can take the blame for labour’s forthcoming thrashing, due to his “toxic personality politics from Day 1″.

    The reality of Jones is that his comments are no more than an extension of what Clark/Williams tried from 2006 thru 2008….and Labour tried again in 2011. The same “get Key” policy exists today, and it will see a repeat of the 2008 and 2011 results. The only issue that will matter in 2014 will be “The Economy, Stupid.”

    Long may “liarbor” and the Red Melon Commissars, continue their doomed crusade.

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  28. Urban Redneck (234 comments) says:

    What a disgrace this leadership race is.

    1 – Robertson, an unctuous simpering homosexual who has been nothing other than a trougher and paid political hack his entire adult life.

    2- Cunliffe, a pompous, over-educated egomaniac.

    3 – Jones, an arrogant double-dipper who thinks is perfectly acceptable for the taxpayer to pay him to toss off to grubby movies in his hotel room.

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  29. radvad (620 comments) says:

    Threatening violence while on the taxpayers dime, typical left wing thuggery. He should be charged with threatening physical harm.

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  30. Redbaiter (6,478 comments) says:

    Great summary Redneck. That one of these worse than useless charlatans might lead the country should be reason enough for anyone with a brain to shoot through to OZ and let the dumbfuck socialist children who would elect them sink in their own excrement.

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  31. Ian McK (237 comments) says:

    Gutless, good-for-nothing envious losers . . . what have any of the have ever done other than leech of taxpayers, either as public servants or politicians. These types are what has ruined Labour, along with their disgusting legislation.

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  32. nickb (3,629 comments) says:

    Funny that supposedly being a “$50m gorilla” is something to be ashamed of.

    I would far rather aspire to be a fat fuck from Mangonui who serially whacks off in hotel rooms on other people’s dime. That’s just me though.

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  33. nickb (3,629 comments) says:

    Let’s recall some of Shane Jones’ favourite movies (from a prior DPF thread)

    Hung Parliament
    Black Rod
    Foreign Affairs
    Chief whip
    The Honourable Member
    Erect Committee
    Private Secretary
    Ministerial Probe
    De-Briefing the Minister
    Yes! Yes! Minister
    Anti Smacking, Pro Spanking
    Loves Labour Tossed
    Withdraw And Apologise
    Mixed Member Proportional
    The bi-election
    The Thick Of It
    Parliamount
    Ejaculated from the house
    The State of Head
    Crouching Taniwha, Horny Dragon
    Debbie does Dannevirke
    Emissions Trading Scheme
    Rainbow Lay-bour

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  34. Sir Cullen's Sidekick (522 comments) says:

    Shows Pornsy Jonesy’s pedigree. Full stop.

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  35. Nostradamus (2,769 comments) says:

    Just by way of comparison:

    Slain girl’s stepdad on threat charges
    5:00 AM Wednesday Jan 31, 2001

    The stepfather of murdered Lower Hutt schoolgirl Karla Cardno has gone on trial for allegedly threatening to hunt down and crucify her killer when he is released from prison.

    Mark Middleton, aged 44, faces five charges of threatening to kill Paul Joseph Dally, who is serving a life sentence for the 1989 murder of the teenager.

    Charges were laid against Middleton after he made comments to journalists and police in August and September 1999 when Dally first became eligible for parole.

    Crown prosecutor Andrew Cameron told a jury in the Auckland District Court yesterday that Middleton had stated his intention to kill Dally during media interviews with Television New Zealand, the Dominion and the Wanganui Chronicle.

    During one interview, Middleton allegedly said: “If they let this guy out I’ll kill him. I’ll nail him upside down to a tree, I’ll cut his balls off and shove them down his throat. I’ll sew his mouth shut and I’ll kill him over three days.

    Mr Cameron also alleged that Middleton told a journalist he had been planning his actions for 10 years.

    “I don’t forgive and I don’t forget. There will be no mercy,” Mr Cameron quoted Middleton as having told a television reporter.

    Now, on one view, the circumstances are different.

    However, there are also striking similarities, such as how Shane Janes referred to a “dead cat bounce“. How is that any different in substance from what Middleton said, particularly given that charges where laid against Middleton after he made comments to journalists and police?

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  36. UpandComer (496 comments) says:

    This makes you realise how decent Shearer actually was. The poor bastard having to deal with that group of people.

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  37. Pauleastbay (5,030 comments) says:

    And politicians spend thousands of tax payer dollars getting reports written on violence and where it comes from. Well, It comes from fucking no hoper pieces of crap that are paid by the tax payer – some poor wet brain will say something like this to his wife tonight after she annoys him watching the football and end up in Court

    BUT

    A confirmed wanker says what he has said and the leftie suck holes titter away like school kids- tres amused

    Here we have a politician threatening physical harm to the Prime Minister ,actually talking about hanging and then incapacitating him by cutting the cord and nothing has been done. Bloody disgraceful.

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  38. balletgirl68 (2 comments) says:

    Wouldn’t Shane Jones comments almost be a threat to John Keys life? To think that he (Shane Jones ) aspires to lead a political party is really ludicrous. Imagine dealing with heads of state….. the thought makes me shudder! Such a creepy, crude, individual who cant seem to get his thoughts above the waist!!!

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  39. hj (5,692 comments) says:

    I watched a blue movie at a hotel. When I was checking out the receptionist stood back and said (loudly) “you watched a blue movie”. The cost put me off.

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  40. RandySavage (195 comments) says:

    Jones is a smug, arrogant waste of oxygen

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