The Dim-Post

April 28, 2009

Breaking news: irrelevent idiots throw pointless tantrum

Filed under: Politics — danylmc @ 10:00 pm

Watching the Labour Party match wits with Farrar is like watching a band of drunks try and play tennis against Serena Williams without racquets. How did it ever come to this?


  1. I can’t help but think of TPM’s ‘bitch-slap’ theory of politics.

    Comment by Mike — April 28, 2009 @ 10:27 pm

  2. Oh noes, they want to privatise the army?

    Comment by Jake — April 28, 2009 @ 10:55 pm

  3. What would you do in this situation, Danyl?

    Seems like it might be time for another one of your brilliant ‘what Labour should be doing’ posts.

    Comment by Mark — April 28, 2009 @ 11:21 pm

  4. Racquets Danyl, racquets. UNless you meant something more sinister…

    Comment by insider — April 28, 2009 @ 11:30 pm

  5. What would you do in this situation, Danyl?

    I’d realise that this is a bad story for Labour and it’s annointed candidate and try to kill it by refusing oxygen, not make inflammatory statements about dirty tricks and smear campaigns that turn it into a serious political story.

    Comment by danylmc — April 29, 2009 @ 6:22 am

  6. By way of example, Goff could have said ‘David is an international expert on these matters and he has written a lot of papers and articles on conflict and development issues, many of which I agree with and a few of which I do not. I think the people of New Zealand and the voters in Mt Albert should be more worried that the Prime Minister and the Finance Minister disagree about the state of the economy than where I stand on a paper David wrote ten years ago.’

    Comment by Danyl Mclauchlan — April 29, 2009 @ 9:29 am

  7. Maybe they could have said something along the lines of “National and John Key’s dishonest attempt to discredit one of eight potential Labour candidates shows the Government’s eyes are off the ball when they should be focusing on jobs and the upcoming budget.”

    Comment by pete — April 29, 2009 @ 10:04 am

  8. i wonder if Labour are in for an extended time in the political wilderness. the middle class identity politics lobby, now that it has achieved much of its agenda, will fragment. the unionists over at The Standard have galloped into the past with their class war rhetoric and the big moralising issue of the day – the environment – has many suitors.

    Comment by Neil — April 29, 2009 @ 10:06 am

  9. pete, how does that stuff “discredit” Shearer?

    Comment by StephenR — April 29, 2009 @ 11:58 am

  10. Yes, very much an own goal by Annette “its the moon” King.
    They sure are missing Heather S.

    Comment by Captain Crab — April 29, 2009 @ 12:45 pm

  11. it’s remarkable DPF should rattle Labour with such a minor issue. I get the sense that National may do better than expected and that issues such as the super-city will, despite the currently accepted wisdom, play out in their favour. Also Meg Bates would be a stronger candidate than Shearer.

    Comment by Neil — April 29, 2009 @ 3:51 pm

  12. I agree that reacting to the content in partisan blogs is spectacularly dumb, and just creates a problem out of nothing. Deal with it when someone serious, or Paul Henry, asks you about it directly (Dim at 6 would be a good way to react).

    I mean God. There’s a video on You-Tube which seriously claims that Obama is actually Osama Bin-Laden. I don’t see Robert Gates putting out a press release to refute it and blame the Republicans (this proves it’s true of course).

    Comment by Guy Smiley — April 29, 2009 @ 6:20 pm

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