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Who will you vote for this election?

National
44
65%
Labour
9
13%
ACT
10
15%
Maori
2
3%
United Future
2
3%
Progressive
0
No votes
Mana
1
1%
 
Total votes : 68

Postby Mad Murphy » Tue May 24, 2011 9:12 pm

S T E A L T H wrote:Party vote National, John Banks for Epsom.

Labour will NEVER win an election again until a tidal wave washes across their benches and gets rid of all the walking dead that sits there now (ie Goff, Mallard, Cosgrove, Ruth Dyson etc). They would also do well to remember their roots and realise that they are a party which was founded to represent the blue-collar workforce, rather than the bohemian urban deadwood, lifetime beneficiaries, queers, and solo mothers of 6 on the DPB.

It's really a pity that Labour's become such a circus, a strong opposition is essential in a proper democracy.

Couldn't have summed it up better. Labour seems DOA this election. All they've got is mediocrity and personal attacks.
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Postby Bling » Tue May 24, 2011 9:56 pm

Who voted for Mana? Didn't know Titewhai Harawira was on the board.
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Postby shihad » Tue May 24, 2011 10:14 pm

i feel unrepresented but will vote act so hopefully they get one bill through that will liberal up the place. f*&k this authoritarian bullshi1t
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Postby Al » Tue May 24, 2011 11:19 pm

solitaire wrote:Nope, I don't think the government should be contributing anything, but the lefties would have a field day if they removed all government input, so the $1000 kick start is the lesser of two evils :wink:


This is true, the government shouldn't be contributing anything, however the current government is still an over spending, over taxing behemoth like the last one. Only the colour of the cabinet door has changed.

ACT will do very well out of this next election, I don't particularly like Brash (I'd much prefer Stephen Franks to be leader) but their core policies and libertarianism will probably pull a lot of the disillusioned National voters who were let down by Key not dismantling big government. National kept all the Labour policies they attacked for nine years AND implemented a useless ETS scheme that they were against when they were in opposition.
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Postby solitaire » Wed May 25, 2011 11:22 am

Al wrote:ACT will do very well out of this next election, I don't particularly like Brash (I'd much prefer Stephen Franks to be leader) but their core policies and libertarianism will probably pull a lot of the disillusioned National voters who were let down by Key not dismantling big government. National kept all the Labour policies they attacked for nine years AND implemented a useless ETS scheme that they were against when they were in opposition.
I liked Key's move to involve the Maori party, not because I approve of the seperatist policies that a lot of them push, but I think is was a clever move to build a bridge.

I do feel that not enough has been done to do the things you mention above.
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Postby shihad » Mon May 30, 2011 5:33 pm

solitaire wrote:
Al wrote:ACT will do very well out of this next election, I don't particularly like Brash (I'd much prefer Stephen Franks to be leader) but their core policies and libertarianism will probably pull a lot of the disillusioned National voters who were let down by Key not dismantling big government. National kept all the Labour policies they attacked for nine years AND implemented a useless ETS scheme that they were against when they were in opposition.
I liked Key's move to involve the Maori party, not because I approve of the seperatist policies that a lot of them push, but I think is was a clever move to build a bridge.

I do feel that not enough has been done to do the things you mention above.

I see where your coming from with building the bridge and i guess thats how people will perceive it but we have to remember the maori party doesnt represent all maori.
the thing i hate sorry dislike about the the maori party apart from only its very existence being a form of racism (my opinion) is they have no principles they would go into a coalition with hitler if it ment they were in power and could push 1 bill through.I would be all for national not going into coalition with the maori party however this will not be an option.john key will push his centralist government with his watered down legislation that will achieve nothing for another round but with a bit of luck act with steal more national voters.
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Postby rollaholic » Mon May 30, 2011 8:37 pm

you are damned if you do, and you are $&#$% in the arse if you dont.

national and the ETS, ACC, etc etc

labour... well do i need to say more. i used to be a pretty solid supporter, but someone said it right about the people they are currently appealing to.

im probably going to vote national because at least john key comes across as somewhat competent. how the hell phil goff got to where he is is an absolute mystery to me.
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