I spotted this comment at Frank Richie’s blog. Classic.
FRANKLY ITHINK THIS IS JUST ANOTHER CONSERVATIVE MINDED BLOG HERALDING THE INEVITABLE LIKEWHALEOIL.IFU DON’T HAVE A CONCISE PROPER SET OF POLICIES STAY OUT AND BUTT OUT.OH YES ALL GOVERNMENTS ALL HAVE SHADES OF THE HUMAN GENRE NOW SO GET USED TO IT THEY ARE HERE AND THEY WILL STAY ARE THEY ANY DIFFERENT HELL FLAMBOYANT BETTER THAN THOSE LAMBRAIN RIGHT WING ZEALOTS WHO WILL TAKE UR TAX AND USED 4 NOTHING ANOTHER YEAR OF HARDSHIP,STRIFE,MAYHEM,POVERTY,DEPRESSION STARTS NOW.BRINGONTHE TWO HEADED RED GREEN MONSTER AND TO HELL WITH THESE FASCISTS BXSTARDS.
Frankly, anyone who writes that badly, nor who calls others fascists, has no business looking down on Whale Oil!
Also curious how “continuing the policies of the previous Labour government” becomes “hardship, strife, mayhem, poverty, [and] depression”. Go figure.
(And of course, bonus points for the I’M A CRAZY PERSON all caps typing.)
Later on, there’s this gem.
Sorry, but promises to slash welfare, cut health and education budgets, shift school funding to unregulated schools, introduce prison labour, keep selling assets, endow multinational corporations with local legislative power – whether you are thinking socially or fiscally, none of these things are ‘centre left’. Keep smirking if you like, but your bubble is smaller than you think.
National has at no stage “promised” to slash welfare, health or education. That’s absurd.
They have supported charter schools, a program which allows the poor options that would otherwise only be available to the rich.
Prison labour has been around for years, they part-sold some assets after winning a mandate to do so, and have given no corporations legislative power.
This, ladies and gentlemen, is the intelligent discourse that comes from Labour’s activist base.
Enjoy your years in opposition fellas.