Yeah that will fix it

July 23rd, 2014 at 11:00 am by David Farrar

The Herald reports:

The Labour leader also said he would have reconsidered taking a holiday in the recess if he had known how bad the polls were. His red scarf would get fewer outings after comments were made about the regularity with which he wore it.

“I, like everybody else, need to stick closely to the core issues and I will be extremely careful about those little things, such as the scarf, that can become distractions.”

Yes, wearing a red scarf less often in public will fix things. Genius.

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26 Responses to “Yeah that will fix it”

  1. dime (9,866 comments) says:

    Cunliffe is void of any social skills. I dont know if that makes hi a sociopath or what but he is one strange mofo

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  2. mister nui (1,027 comments) says:

    That’s right dime. My partner who is not really a labour voter, or in anyway politically inclined, stated “why would anyone vote for him, he comes across as angry and almost talks down to the camera”.

    His manner when in front of the tv cameras is terrible, he almost has an aggressive/confrontational bent that he is trying to hide, with that godawful twisted smile.

    He is not relaxed at all. Although, I would have to question who in this world would be relaxed with Greg Presland climbing up their coit….

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  3. Pete George (23,479 comments) says:

    Cunliffe also said he and “his team” were going to work hard on sticking to their message and keep repeating it. That means he plans on repeating the same old lines over and over and over. And try to avoid saying anything of any interest.

    That will really inspire voters to flock back to Labour.

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  4. Rich Prick (1,682 comments) says:

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  5. Richard Hurst (845 comments) says:

    David Cunliffe=John Keys certain path to victory.

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  6. GPT1 (2,118 comments) says:

    The Red Scarf was pretty annoying to be fair. Will make the next 60 days slightly easier to not have the try hard scarf on our tv screens every night.

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  7. mister nui (1,027 comments) says:

    Maybe he can give the red scarf to Duncan Garner, match his red-hued spectacles and tie….

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  8. redqueen (556 comments) says:

    Labour: concentrating on the big issues, as always.

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  9. s.russell (1,621 comments) says:

    Why are Labour people complaining about Cunliffe’s holiday? Every time he opens his mouth in public he costs the party more votes. They ought to be encouraging him to take a longer break: about two months would be best.

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  10. RRM (9,838 comments) says:

    He could try acting like a leader and competent, high-performing guy capable of running something big, e.g. the government….?

    Instead of trying to win hard left activists, losers and smelly people back from Mana with communist ideas and unionist rhetoric?

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  11. Unity (531 comments) says:

    He’s getting worse as time passes. I almost cringe when I see his face on TV and find myself waiting for the next apology or inane comment. He just does not have what it takes and certainly doesn’t look the slightest like a potential leader. I’m almost starting to feel sorry for the Labour Party. Goodness knows why!!

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  12. Bad__Cat (140 comments) says:

    It’s much easier for him to pretend that it’s the red scarf than to admit the truth; that people just don’t like him, don’t trust him, and aren’t going to vote for him

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  13. Chthoniid (2,044 comments) says:

    When a party has lost this much poll support, the leader will be put under intense scrutiny.
    That is the reality.

    I am astonished that with Cunliffe’s longevity in politics, he seems to be operating in complete denial of this issue. He has to respond effectively. He is not.

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  14. Bob (496 comments) says:

    Cunliffe didn’t know how bad the polls were? Doesn’t he buy newspapers and watch TV news like the rest of us? Everybody else in the country knows how bad they are.

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  15. jonnycomelately (19 comments) says:

    He certainly made my skin crawl when he said “I’m going to let people in”.

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  16. thedavincimode (6,712 comments) says:

    cunners isn’t thinking very laterally here.

    He hasn’t realised that he would enjoy public acclaim if he only wore the red scarf stuffed in his mouth.

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  17. thedavincimode (6,712 comments) says:

    He was very funny in question time – trying to order the Speaker about: “I want you to tell [Key] … ” Pfft – posturing arrogant fuckwit.

    What we will do without him? He’s far funnier than Goof or the fish man ever were.

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  18. Paulus (2,608 comments) says:

    Like the media currently, who are being very sympathetic I am beginning to really feel sorry for Cunliffe.
    He is being stabbed in the back by those who are supposed to support him, but quietly are tearing him and the party down – total disloyalty and destruction – taken from the Marxist theory of destroy and rebuild in the new image.
    We need a strong Labour Party in New Zealand, but Cunliffe is not the answer. The Labour Party since being destroyed by Helen Clark, will never recover in the foreseeable years being riven by internal strife by factional groupings rabid feminists, homosexuals of differing varieties, Unionists and Academics of all hues.
    People like the Green Left wing Taliban will go all out in the current circumstances’ to take over the votes which Labour have shed.
    They have ideals to destroy New Zealand in their way.

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  19. Longknives (4,691 comments) says:

    Only Ponsonby Road try-hard ‘Hipsters’ wear scarves…(and Chris Cairns)

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  20. Left Right and Centre (2,971 comments) says:

    Switch from red scarf to red lipstick. He’s sorry for being a man so mix it up a bit with some girly-girl. Red for Labour. Sexy.

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  21. backster (2,152 comments) says:

    I don’t suppose he could be enticed to wear it into a bull ring.

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  22. G152 (305 comments) says:

    Its Goneliffe

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  23. Slipster (150 comments) says:

    Sometimes I really wonder if he’s for real.
    But I doubly wonder if the people who vote for him are for real.

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  24. thedavincimode (6,712 comments) says:

    LRC might be onto to something – red lipstick instead of the scarf. Add the fishnet stockings and that’s his election step change right there!

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  25. Steve (North Shore) (4,547 comments) says:

    Does he really think that we believe him when he says he did not know how bad the polls were?
    This man thinks he is going to lead the country? This man has a high IQ?
    This man is full of shit I reckon

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  26. wreck1080 (3,885 comments) says:

    “Cunliffe is void of any social skills. ”

    I think Cunliffe probably is an OK kind of person to speak with on a personal basis. But, he does not seem to have public awareness skills. eg, the inability for him to see that saying sorry for being a man is quite ridiculous. Although, we know what he meant but it gives his opponents a chance to ridicule him.

    Don Brash was quite similar — the walking the plank photo being a classic.

    i think he is now panicking to a certain degree.

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