I can’t work out what is the best part of this news story on Colin Craig’s latest hate brain fart that he hits his kid.
Is it the desperate spin that he’s saying these bat shit crazy things because he’s being – wait for it – ‘provocative’?
Is it the sad and cringe worthy spin poor old David Farrar has to try and give him because National need the Conservative Party by pathetically claiming, “It’s a pretty good way of getting it out there because it turns it from a boring policy debate to, ‘Oh my God, how dare he. He’s breaking the law, someone should call the police”, (you should be ashamed and embarrassed David).
Or is it Brian Edwards devastating comment at the end, “If you’ve got insane views and say insane things, probably media training will not do you much good.”
Colin Craig isn’t being ‘provocative’ – he’s being a far right religious zealot wedded to quack science.
National’s main strategy this year is to paint the Greens out to be the economic Khmer Rouge who will drag Labour towards a financial Year Zero, but that strategy falls to pieces when you line up the way crazier stuff that comes out of Colin Craig’s mouth. Key can hardly bellow about the extremism of the Greens when Colin is talking moon hoax landings, chemtrails, climate denial and wanting the legal right to hit his kids.
Despite the claims of some pundits that the election will be decided by the main parties, 2014 will be decided by the opposing ends of the political spectrum. The sharp increase in inequality means there is no longer a political centre, United Future’s inability to keep 500 members is symbolic of that. It will either be MANA or the Conservative Party that will decide who is the Government and it will answer what is the true nature of our country’s soul.
Are we socially and morally conservative or are we egalitarian socialist?