This isn’t a Honeymoon, it’s a 3 month tour of the most romantic places on earth staying at 5 star hotels with endless data and open bars.
Labour’s extraordinary jump up by 7% cements many things into place like winning 2023, 2026 and almost every generation who isn’t Boomer locked out of homeownership.
This is Neokindness in full effect.
Labour & Jacinda – They have all the power and no plans whatsoever to use any of it. From a supporters point of view, it’s like waking up on Christmas Day only to be told you are Jewish.
If you ask the average Kiwi who voted Labour this year to name just one Labour Party policy, I would put money down on the vast majority of them answering with, ‘Jacinda saved NZ?’
When your policy platform is seen by the vast majority of people as ‘saving our lives’, you have built an emotional 20 lane multi level motorway of never ending blind loyalty
The psychology of the NZ electorate has fundamentally shifted. All the female voters Labour lost to Key have all come home to Labour for Jacinda.
Jacinda could strangle kittens and supporters will blame the kittens for being too soft.
Labour can get away with tinkering at the fringes and the hungry angry desperate mob will be too polite to contradict them.
Property Speculators – Can’t believe their luck that a Labour Government is practicing trickle down theory by flooding the market with cheap money so property owners can speculate more. The Banks are laughing all the way to themselves. It’s a grotesque obscenity to Egalitarian NZ.
ACT – What’s most interesting is that ACT haven’t dropped. I appreciate I’m the only pundit banging on about this, but ACT’s rise is not just a dissatisfaction with National, it’s an actual bolding of hard right polarisation. ACT will start to gnaw into National rump vote because they will be seen as the Right Wing Values Party. Depressing as it is, the ever expanding Incel Gun Owner electorate is larger than we think.
Judith Collins & National – The National Party campaign was a train-wreck dumpster fire that collided with a school bus that exploded next to a pet store.
Simon Bridges fell foul of the sudden solidarity created by Covid and National were caught flat footed by a crisis that only became worse by more free market deregulation.
No one wanted to hear about the State being cut back when everyone was running to the State for safety.
It highlighted the utter vacancy of National Party ideology, all they kept coming up with was privatisation!
Their ever changing position on the border was farcical and that’s after you had to accept a former President of the Party leaking privileged information to a National MP who then leaked it to the media, another MP sending sext texts, another Party Offical smearing their own candidate, and the Todd Muller coup ignited by cowardice.
National don’t know what they stand for and because of the total lack of talent, Judith is safe for scope more years. They will just slowly bleed out to ACT now.
Renters – Can go fuck themselves, property price speculation is all that matters.
Working class Cannabis Smokers – Can go fuck themselves, but all the middle class kids like Bruschetta and Apple can get their middle class party drugs tested at their expensive summer music festivals this summer so YAY.
Beneficiaries – Can go fuck themsleves because ‘stability’ is only achieved by providing property speculators with $100billion of cheap credit, not lifting benefits.
Climate – Can most certainly go fuck itself because with Labour having that level of support they can pass meaningless Climate Emergencies and do nothing afterwards.
The ultimate proof to this pudding will be the first 100 days policy platform, if nothing meaningful happens legislatively during that period, it won’t happen. You have a window of 100 days to force change before the Wellington neoliberal bureaucratic elites shut transformative change down.
The idea that Labour + Greens could have such enormous support and still do nothing meaningful on welfare increases, the climate, housing, worker rights, public broadcasting, mental health, prisons and poverty could erode faith in the system more than a dozen Donald Trumps ever could.
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