A brief reminder for everyone depressed by the msm polls

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Folks, this is the reality…

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…don’t  believe the mainstream media hype that Key will win by a landslide.

The advanced voting since the last election also tell a different story from the one the MSM is claiming, almost 30 000 more votes than this time last election!

Vote NOW!

19 COMMENTS

  1. Thats good to see Martyn.

    So the non-voters really won the last election. Maybe there should be a non-voter political party, and they could cast their vote by staying home and not voting, and they can have all the non-votes!

    Opinion.

  2. I certainly don’t believe the msm hype. This is going to be an incredibly close election – unless, of course, the non-respondents in the polls are actually shy National voters. In spite of my running the risk of getting lots of thumbs down again, it is becoming increasingly apparent that Dirty Politics has done a lot of damage to Labour. They need to increase their vote based on good policy and supporting narrative. They have the first but are lacking on the second. Labour needed to grow through and defeat the media attacks on their policies and with Dirty Politics stealing two weeks of electioneering they have very little time left. I know that the timing of Hager receiving the emails meant that he couldn’t release the book in advance of the election but the fact that it was released during the highly charged emotional environment of an electoral campaign means its central argument is lost within the partisan mindset. If I was a right wing voter I’d be so pissed off that Hager is trying to influence the way I vote that I would make sure I vote contrary to Hager’s desires. As someone on the left of politics who would dearly love to see the demise of the neoliberal policy regime I’m still pissed off with Hager for employing a right wing style of politics with the intent of destabilising the current regime – even through exposing their appalling corruption. We need to win this through a superior intellectual narrative. Hager’s book is an essential contribution to our democratic discourse but I feel that the timing has done no favours to any of us on the left. Now we need to blow apart National’s regressive tax proposals.

    • National voters are neither shy nor undecided. They always get to the polls on time. The 2011 non-voters hold the swing, and that is where this election can be won or lost for the left. It’s not a matter of presenting good policy – Labour has presented good policy, but the msm has not relayed that. It’s a matter of the uncertain jumping down off the fence and mobilising themselves.

      • I point you to the British election of 1992 when Labour were ahead in the polls throughout the campaign but John Major won the election for the Tories. The psephologists put it down to people being too embarrassed or ashamed to say they were going to vote for the incumbent government. In the world of psephology this is known as a ‘shy voter’. My paint point was actually that the election is going to be very tight (as you suggest) unless…(see above). Oh for a world were people actually read a comment properly before engaging with it. I stated that Labour does have good policy but they do not have a correspondingly strong enough message to support said policy. It’s also a pointless exercise blaming the corporate media for not allowing you to present your policies properly – the msm will always be biased in favour of the right – that is the nature of democracy – and why communism bans elections and a msm. Elections are now decided by the middle class vote and the poor have become the left behinds. The left needs to articulate a vision that counters the right’s narrative that poverty is related to a lack of personal responsibility. We need to articulate that civilized society is based on social responsibility also. We’re not doing this well enough. We’re still trying to appeal to extrinsic values of what presenting what you will personally gain by voting Labour. We cannot win on that ground because ultimately we’re trying to articulate a politics that incorporates extrinsic values.

        • Dear Daily Blog. I requested that you deleted this email due to misspelling and bad grammar. Alas, it wasn’t deleted. Could you set up the system so that ones can delete ones own comments if they read back badly. Also, do we really need to give a reason why we want a comment deleting?

      • I point you to the British election of 1992 when Labour were ahead in the polls throughout the campaign but John Major won the election for the Tories. The psephologists put it down to people being too embarrassed or ashamed to say they were going to vote for the incumbent government. In the world of psephology this is known as a ‘shy voter’. My main point was actually that the election is going to be very tight (as you suggest) unless…(see above). Oh for a world were people actually read a comment properly before engaging with it. I stated that Labour does have good policy but they do not have a correspondingly strong enough message to support said policy. It’s also a pointless exercise blaming the corporate media for not allowing you to present your policies properly – the msm will always be biased in favour of the right – that is the nature of democracy – and why communism bans elections and a msm. Thankfully, hegemony is always unstable and we can get our message through if we’re smart enough. Elections are now decided by the middle class vote and the poor have become the left behinds. The left needs to articulate a vision that counters the right’s narrative that poverty is related to a lack of personal responsibility. We need to articulate that civilized society is based on social responsibility also. We’re not doing this well enough. We’re still trying to appeal to extrinsic values through presenting a menu of what you will personally gain by voting Labour. We cannot win on that ground because ultimately we’re trying to articulate a politics that incorporates extrinsic values.

        • The Natz and the media have plotted,
          To render the populace besotted,
          Overstepping the mark,
          They didn’t count on Rawshark,
          And the media heads are a-fumin’
          So like Collins is Key,
          And to you and to me,
          Hagers words will be pricking our conscience.

  3. Advanced voting just opened here in Raglan today and people are literally queuing up!

    I really would have thought there weren’t enough people here to cause a queue when there is two weeks to get it done so there you go.

  4. Key will win by a landslide in two weeks time and probably sneak home again in 2017. Thank god for that too, he is just so smiley and lovable.

    I look forward to his subsequent knighthood following his releection for a fourth term in November 2017.

    All hail Lord Key!

    • The dark lord availeth a tremour,
      Through guile, deceit , and through demeanour,
      When good men lay down , they forfeit the crown,
      Of democracy , good will and valour.

      So who ‘ere we turn in this, our dark hour,
      When unethical knaves rise to the fore?
      We turn to ourselves, to exercise more,
      The freedom of right and the law.

      And thunderously banish for er’ these shores ,
      The dark lord and his neo liberal mates,
      For we, the people , of this grand and fair land….
      Will never , NAY NEVER !!! BE SLAVES !!!

  5. Its not on any of the other links there either – gone!

    And in the post above – it should have read FJK banker ‘types’ – and Opinion.

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