Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Comment of the Day - 13 November 2012

The Dom-Post has yet another story about Labour's leadership this morning. But it is the sole comment left on the story so far that all Labour MP's need to read; check out what Rosie has said:


Now when long-time (eight elections = 24 years; almost as long as Phil Goff, Trevor Mallard and Annette King have been in Parliament) Labour Party voters are deserting the party in droves, Labour has a critical problem. The Labour caucus needs to listen to what people like Rosie are saying.

And frankly, we're not sure that something as simple as a change in leadership can halt Labour's demise. And interesting week beckons.

Rosie54 minutes ago
"MP's were not paying attention to the 'whispering' that was going on he said. Thats basically people who are sitting in front of their computers giving their opinions and it's continuing to drive discussion of it up".

Ok. So have they considered that these people are voters that they have lost due to the vacuum that seems to exist within the party and the decision to put Shearer in the leadership position? I don't think these discussions can be dismissed as "whisperings". They sound more like a collective howl of desparation from Labour voters and would be Labour supporters. Its offensive that the party isn't listening to the very people that would normally vote for them. Its also arrogant that they believe they can continue onwards with a leader who has no political experience and is out of touch. It's not personal, we just need a leader and party who can oust the disaster that is the National Government, (if they don't self destruct prior to 2014, although we can only live in hope) I won't be party voting Labour in the next election if Shearer is still there. Thats after 8 elections of voting Labour (and giving them the party vote after the introduction of MMP)From now its going to be two ticks Greens for me.
 
 

Rosie54 minutes ago
"MP's were not paying attention to the 'whispering' that was going on he said. Thats basically people who are sitting in front of their computers giving their opinions and it's continuing to drive discussion of it up".

Ok. So have they considered that these people are voters that they have lost due to the vacuum that seems to exist within the party and the decision to put Shearer in the leadership position? I don't think these discussions can be dismissed as "whisperings". They sound more like a collective howl of desparation from Labour voters and would be Labour supporters. Its offensive that the party isn't listening to the very people that would normally vote for them. Its also arrogant that they believe they can continue onwards with a leader who has no political experience and is out of touch. It's not personal, we just need a leader and party who can oust the disaster that is the National Government, (if they don't self destruct prior to 2014, although we can only live in hope) I won't be party voting Labour in the next election if Shearer is still there. Thats after 8 elections of voting Labour (and giving them the party vote after the introduction of MMP)From now its going to be two ticks Greens for me.

3 comments:

Keef (the Teef) said...

LPDS
Labour Party Derangement Syndrome.
You're suffering badly from it, KS.
You need a holiday.

Lofty said...

She gives a good account of the desertion reasons from the party, the points she makes have been raised time and time again, and yet the rainbow faction and the bully/nasty factions take no notice what so ever.

They lost my vote in the early 90's
and will never regain it.

H.Hughes (Howie) said...

"From now on it's going to be two ticks Greens for me."

I've heard the same thing!
From my National-voting friends.
Uncanny!