At last the jelly has started to shiver. John Key and the far leftists and arrant racists who support him and who call themselves the National Party are embarking on their first big adventure since being elected. They’re whispering about partial asset sales.
To me its all a bit like the Charge of the Light Brigade. The Nats have been stuck in their hide out since the election, waiting for the time to break out. To make the ride across the plane of grape shot and rifle fire to the ideological freedom that exists over the horizon. They’ll never make it of course. The original Light Brigade had some courage and some training and some ability. The Nats are seriously wanting in all of these factors. With Johnny at their head it will be worse than a massacre. It will end in weak crippled surrender only a hundred or so metres from the break out point.
The left lie in wait, looking through their gun sights and licking their lips in relish. They know that all that has sustained the Nats has been the popularity of John Key. They know that popularity really only exists because Key has more or less functioned as a more likable Helen Klark. Their mainstream media cannons are primed and ready. The TV One and TV Three Newsrooms are fully locked and loaded. The Herald and the Dominion are stocked up with enough ammunition to last to the elections and further. NewstalkZB’s hit squads are champing at the bit. The Nats are looking down the barrel of a defeat that will make the blood and carnage of the Crimean war look like kid’s stuff.
Key is all set to put the telescope in between both eyes and state he cannot see the armada ranged against him, and lead the Nats to death and destruction. And therein is the reason the Nats will fail. First, they have no Nelsonian/ Churchillian leader. Second their mission is unclear. Third, they’re ideologically out of ammunition. Fourth, they haven’t done any groundwork.
Key has been seen singing idiotic songs and appearing like a grinning fool on talks shows run by Conservative hating Progressives in the US, but he has been noticeably absent from the ideological battle front. In fact the Nats have been so lame there really hasn’t even been a battle front. Undermined by Nick Smith and other fifth columnists they’ve been hog tied in the battle of ideas. Mumbling and incoherent they have wasted more than two years and completely failed to get any alternative message across. Without any attempt to persuade the population to think differently to what they did at the election, the Nats are launching their partial privatisation offensive cold.
Here’s what they should have done. They should have had a forceful and articulate leader out front over the last two years preaching and proselytizing some principle. Persuading people and undermining the rhetoric that they already know the left will be attacking them with. Here’s what they should do now. Have that same forceful and articulate leader set the terms of the debate and not allow the opposition and their media jackals to alter those terms.
It can be done. Below is a video of Chris Christie confronting a member of the liberal media. There are a lot of similar videos showing Christie’s technique in speaking truth to power. We need Chris Christie here in New Zealand. In John Key we’ve basically got an even more incoherent Jimmy Carter, only Key is going to go down a lot faster and deeper than even that useless little peanut farming Progressive.
With National though, there is nothing to be done. There is no way Key can transform into a Chris Christie. It will be a massacre. When the smoke has cleared the Nats need to remove their dead and re think their position. Its not hard. First, get an idea. Communicate that idea. Don’t apologise for it or let the left set the terms. Secondly get rid of John Key. He’s hopeless and he will take you nowhere. Get a real leader. One who can first of all articulate the idea you get as the first part.
What would I do right now? Wave the white flag and save yourself the bloodshed. Its futile. Go through to the next election, win it, dump the schoolboy Key and get someone with some balls and start all over again. Right now, I don’t reckon the Nats are capable of winning an ideological battle against a shoal of whitebait.
(I doubt the Nats read TrueblueNZ, but if they did, they could learn a lot from this one short sharp video)