When he was elected I thought John Key would grasp the opportunity to communicate a set of different political ideas to the voters. He hasn’t. In fact he’s done worse. He’s dragged us backwards. He’s allowed the country to be enshrouded even more in the long grey cloud of Progressivism.
He’s played a political hand for sure. Not a hand that changes NZ’s political position, but one that has made Key popular. Key has never faced up to the task of drawing this country out of the socialist swamp. He’s made himself popular, and with political perceptions as thin as plastic wrapper, he’s dragged NZ into a political vacuum that has done nothing to reduce the left’s long term advantage.
So we have a legion of John Key devotees who swoon over this hollow man as he takes them nowhere but back into a left wing ambush.
After so long under the thumb of Helen Clark and her extreme left colleagues, NZers badly needed to hear some fresh political rhetoric. I didn’t expect Key to be Margaret Thatcher or Ronald Reagan, but I expected him to at least try. Instead we just got populist waffle while the left regroup and prepare to take power again.
In fact I haven’t observed anyone in National doing much to try and alter NZ’s widespread leftist political psyche. This is I suspect because of Key’s weak as water leadership. There is definitely a force at work, but its found in the blogosphere, and in social media. People making an effort there have been betrayed by Key and National and their weakness.
I was prompted to write today because I read Key’s lame populist justification for endorsing the Labour Party’s attack on traditional marriage by means of the communist Louisa Wall’s Marriage Redefinition Act.
“I happen to think that New Zealand is a country which is open minded and it should look at people and judge them on their ability and what they bring to the community and the society, not on their sexual preferences,”
This is such a facile POV on what was such an important issue it convinced me once and for all that Key has to go because he just does not get it. Not only on social issues but on a commercial level as well.
Contrary to popular perceptions, he’s no business man. He’s never been at the coalface employing people and responsible for their wage packet every Thursday. He was merely a successful money trader in a large banking conglomerate.
He’s no deep thinker, as his statement above shows. He’s just your typical Progressive urban liberal without a damn clue. Easy meat for the plotting cunning lying duplicitous amoral Marxist bastards whose long term objective is to enslave us all for ever.
And if you’re still not convinced, have a look at what the political novice Colin Craig says-
“we’re conservative versus liberal.”
That’s right. That is exactly where the battle is. (Except Progressive is a more apt term than liberal.) Craig has only been in the game a few years and he gets it. Key has been in the Nats for 8 years or more and he’s still stumbling around in the dark politically.
Key may be popular, but if there’s no message to go with that support, then it is useless and pointless and an opportunity completely wasted. Key has to go, because as a political force he is weaker than weak.
To answer the title question, I don’t know if Key is the worst Nat PM ever, but he sure as hell is the worst in my political time.