the latest digi-poll has bad news for the greens..
not the 4% over-all rating..but the indication of the dismal levels of support the party has in auckland..1.5%..!
party leader rod donald claims the greens have low polling in auckland because aucklanders don’t understand the greens transport policy(!)..yeah, right..
hey rod..listen up!..there are possibly some other reasons for your ratshit poll ratings up here in the megalopolis…
how about the fact of the invisibility of the green mps/leaders up here between elections..?
with the exception of fitzsimons flicking up and down the motorway to and from farm/airport, (which dosen’t really count, eh?)..auckland dosen’t exist for the green leadership..(you could count on one hand the number of visits up here from donald/fitzsimons etc..)
um, rod/jeanette..we do notice this fact , eh?
we had four auckland mps at the start of this parliamentary term..now we have one..they have all moved away from auckland..um, we did notice that too, eh?..
as far as we are concerned..green party mps/leadership just studiously ignore, and stay away from auckland …except when they get all hysterical and demanding just before elections…
(how about the sysiphian chore of a $3,000 levy on each of 26 auckland electorates, with fuck all troops on the ground..hey green leadership..fuck off..!..come up and raise the money yourselves..
you haven’t got a pool of energy to call on up here, you have a puddle..and responsibility for that can be sheeted home firmly to you..(if you neglect things, they die, eh?)
part of this problem is the fact the partys’ infrastructure is moribund and creaking..and not just with age..the qualifications for office in the green party is that you have always been there..and smooched/smooch the right butts..actual competence dosen’t seem to really come into it..(that and the heavy south island/wellington make-up of the party beaurocracy..)
party infrastructure and energies in auckland are basically not there..
(there was a much hallowed party development person appointed some years back..
you could count her visits to auckland on one hand in the ensuing years..)
the greens are a wellington/sth island based party essentially, who have neglected auckland, to their cost..and this is now coming back to bite them in the bum..*donald seems to have no problem at all though to make regular visits to the likes of nelson..maybe he needs some advice on priorities, eh?..and not just focus his attentions/energies on where he feels comfortable..
we are told labour mps and ministers will be fanning out around the land to get the message out…maybe the greens should focus on auckland during this time..it is past urgent!..
if the greens lose/get thrown out, it will be largely down to their neglect of the biggest pool of voters in the country..go figure..
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