This time Lynn is demonstrating the very First Past the Post arrogance of a dinosaur Party like Labour. Labour’s game plan is to cannibalise NZ First and Green vote and MANA vote so that they are the only opposition with a dream towards 40%
Kelvin won Te Tai Tokerau because Key, Farrar, Slater, Winston Peters and the Maori Party vote all ganged up on Hone to kill MANA off. The cheering in the Labour Party HQ when Hone’s loss was announced was a reminder that Labour doesn’t play well with others.
The Left still can’t seem to count and Labour are a first past the post dinosaur that will always find 51% impossible to achieve. In short, Labour needs allies when they don’t want any. Lynn froths about real voters refusing to engage in MMP tactics, he forgets about United Future and ACT who have used these tactics since MMP came into effect. His claim is left voters prefer tribalism to winning elections. Based on the bitter venom Lynn spits and his interpersonal skills which resemble a cancerous tumour, he’s probably right.
If Labour carry off their civil war against the other opposition parties they may win Government in 2017, but it will be a diet version of National. Labour winning for the sake of winning just so that they get to manage things slightly less worse than National isn’t much of an inspiration.
Meanwhile poor kids still go to school hungry, inequality soars, we are going to war while Key is running rough shot over the entire country.
The Left in NZ would prefer to eat the children of their allies than fight the soldiers of our collective enemy.
PS – Turns out Lynn’s wee rant might look even less connected to reality if the first poll out of Northland is anything to go by.