As the country swings between home hairstyle depression and incandescent murderous rage against mask-wearing, Newshub’s latest poll seals the fate of the narratives as we end 2021 more polarized than since the Springbok tour.
People trust Labor and are scared of Judith while being hit by David Seymour. At any other time this level of Skitzerphrenic political confusion would be enough for the doctor to check your meds, in New Zealand this is how MMP manifests itself.
There are of course winners and losers.
Jacinda + Labor – They saved New Zealand from massive hospitalizations and deaths, so what do they get for their tireless performance from Covid? An endless festival of hate of toxic bile has been vomited at them by Maori & Woke, claiming their response is racist genocide to Death Cult Capitalists shouting that Jacinda is a coward for not killing her citizens for the economy.
On top of that, there are religious lunatics who think Jacinda is the Antichrist, Qanon lunatics who think she is Nazi Germany, and Crystal Karen who thinks she is raping Gaia.
Yet, DESPITE all of this, the job is STILL at 42.7%. This tells us that despite all the rales and complaints, the community stands for work. Voters have decided that Labor’s flaws are still far better than National or ACT promises.
David Seymour & ACT – They are seen as the right-wing values party and Seymour’s continued performance is dazzling in Judith’s attempt to take reactionary votes away from him. Their increase to 16% masks a radical right-wing political polarization never seen before in New Zealand politics.
Remember the crazier ACTs …
- Cut and freeze the minimum wage
- Interest reimbursed on all student loans
- No Kiwsaver subsidy
- Cancel payment for winter energy
- Empty all legislation on the climate crisis
- more best start payments for families with newborns
- reduce social benefits
- no tax credit for research and development
- reduction of work for families
- Reduction of $ 7 billion per year in public services
- Abolish Maori sieges
- Abolish the Commission on Human Rights
… IT’S 16%!
Sweet Zombie Jesus.
The stratospheric rise in ACTs in the polls began – AS FUCK I FUCKED TO WARNING – when identity politics activists woke up in blood and engaged in their platform rampage and attempted to strangle freedom of expression.
Well done wokies, you gave him the ammo he uses against us.
Judith Collins – Now you could argue that Judith is a loser in these results, but she is not! Judith cemented the loyalty of her caucus by promoting the most incompetent clowns who know they would never occupy that rank under another leadership ticket and it is this Machiavellian positioning that has kept Judith as a leader. She urged Nick Smith to resign so that his exit would benefit him by bringing in Harete Hipango, a madman. Judith loves power more than a great white shark loves blood. Any hope that she will voluntarily leave is as misplaced as believing that Trump will represent Democrats in 2024.
Maori feast – Calling the vaccine deployment a “modern genocide” and comparing it to the Squid Games would be punished if it were another party, surprisingly, it was rewarded in this poll because radicalizing the AntiVaxxers with such emotionally manipulative language is acceptable when it fights the heteronormative cis male colonizer patriarchy etc etc etc.
National – At this point, National couldn’t get laid while wearing a banana costume in a monkey brothel. Replacing the leader is not a sufficient solution.
Greens – They lost their third largest political party to ACT, which is now double their size. How can the Greens be so desperate and alienating with their middle class identity politics? Will there be white men voting for them who are not neutered and who do not come out to Wellington? Chloe as a leader is their only hope for political relevance. Greens is that vegan app you downloaded in 2016 and never used.
Beneficiaries and poor – Workers could inject tens of billions into the speculative real estate market that has driven home prices up, but they can do shit for the poorest of us! A $ 5 per week increase in certain perks NEXT YEAR is a bitter slap in the face from a political party that sells its compassion as cheap as a drug addict in debt.
As the TDB has pointed out since the 2020 elections, the extraordinary rise in ACT is no accident, it is a break to the right and represents a chasm of difference between ACT and Labor / Green.
National is in a death spiral brought on by the demographics of age and a rural / urban divide that brutally amputates National of anyone on the right under the age of 60.
This gives ACT the undisputed support of voters who have little idea how extreme the politics of the ACT party really are.
National must win the center because it cannot continue to fight ACT for the reactive right while trying to win these voters in the center.
Unfortunately, in a Delta environment torn by hate that divides, there are no longer any adults in the room to call on.
Labor + Green will win 2023, but with ACT likely to eclipse National in 2022 amid the looming free speech fiasco, the battleground for 2026 will become the most ideological since Rodger Douglas and the fourth Labor government.
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