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Friday, December 02, 2011

Gen X Cunliffe vs Baby Boomer Shearer



So Phil Goff decides to leave the elevator after farting in it. The nicest Prime Minister NZ never had fell onto his sword this week after leading the Labour Party through 40 days and 40 nights of the desert only to find the GPS system was on the blink, leaving them somewhere south of Invercargill.

Phil steps down and the next leader of the Labour Party fights for the approval of the Labour Party Coven who will open goats livers to peer into the future to see which one of their anointed will they select to lose against John Key in 2014.

The workers Party of NZ will select between a Harvard educated Gen Xer, a Wellingtonian, a Maori Princess and the Labour Party's answer to fozzy bear, David Shearer.

Now Parker has decided to step down and support Shearer the contest is between Cunliffe and Shearer, what is a progressive to do?

As a Gen Xer, Cunliffe represents a generational change of leadership for the Labour Party, where as Shearer is a member of the bloated locust generation of Baby Boomer. Seeing as NZ has been gutted of any Gen X talent (as they have mostly fled overseas), watching a Baby Boomer mug a Gen Xer of a career advancement in this country is as NZ as alcohol damage to the liver.

Cunliffe has a generational difference in world view but even South Island farmers would vote for a candidate called Shearer.

Either candidate would be a great step forward from Goff, but seeing another Gen Xer deprived once again of leadership is almost enough to consider tickets to Australia.

As for Hard Right wing propagandist David Farrar supporting David Shearer as leader of Labour, that's a bit like taking recommendations from Darth Vader on human rights legislation

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13 Comments:

At 2/12/11 9:02 am, Blogger Psycho Milt said...

Of all possible reasons for preferring Cunliffe over Shearer, this has to have front running for dumbest.

 
At 2/12/11 9:34 am, Blogger LiberalLeftie said...

So funny, so very very funny. Good to see your still in your own delusional world where you're right and the public are wrong

 
At 2/12/11 10:06 am, Blogger Chris Trotter said...

Sorry to disappoint you, Bomber, but Mr Cunliffe is no Gen-Xer. He was born in 1963, which places him firmly within the 1946-1965 Baby-Boomer boundaries.

Real Gen-Xers were born in the 1970s and 80s - not the 1960s.

You'll just have to wait for Mr Robertson, or even Ms Ardern.

But, then, isn't making Gen-Xers wait what we BB's are getting to be so very good at ;-)

 
At 2/12/11 10:17 am, Blogger Tar and Feather The Bastards said...

the labour party is in the position it finds itself today because of one thing. Clark spat the dummy on election night 2008 and droped a bombshell by quitting. . . no contingency planning, just a giant fuck you to her collegues and the party faithfull in general. Goff never had a chance.

As to cunliffe - he comes accross as though it's all a joke, Made a total joe hunt of himself with duncan garner(?) on tv didn't know his lines or his figures. To be that unprepared in an election campaigne dominated by the cult of key was unforgiveable and on that alone he shows to me he hasn't the stamina or intellectual rigour to be a LoO or PM in waiting.

 
At 2/12/11 10:32 am, Blogger Owesome said...

Bomber, you are a childhood idol to me, and part of the reason I got involved in this whole mess in the first place.

But declaring a winner to the 2014 election three years early on the basis of your own disappointment in the voting public is really, truly, not helping.

Painting the centre-right to extreme-right voting bloc as an unstoppable juggernaut of consumption only plays into their hands and makes people drop out of politics. Instead, we need to look at results like the Chch Central electorate, where if just one more person, just one, felt like if they spoke up then their voice would be heard instead of dismissed, the makeup of parliament would be subtly but significantly different.

Key is busy trying to justify his existence in the face of the fact that more people didn't vote for him than did. I feel that a more productive use of a blogger's time would be examining what a mandate is and isn't, instead of sniping at potential Labour leaders and dooming them before they've even had a chance to be selected.

 
At 2/12/11 10:35 am, Blogger Owesome said...

Oh, also, the "line" between Boomer and Xer is, for me, kind of fluid; I've always identified more with Gen X than my 'proper' category of Gen Y because Xers were the "cool kids" growing up, the people I wanted to be like, and - like anyone rapidly approaching the dreaded Middle Ages - I constantly find myself looking at my supposed "millenial" or Gen Y colleagues and wondering, 'What the hell is that all about?'

TL;DR: Who the hell got to carve us up like generational layer cake anyway? Fucking Baby Boomers. Fuck those guys.

 
At 2/12/11 11:00 am, Blogger Mike said...

Cracks me up how you call Farrar 'hard right' but I guess from where you are he appears to be. From where I am he appears to be centre-left. One's perspective is relative to their position.

 
At 2/12/11 11:08 am, Blogger Bomber said...

@mik I also call him the bore of Babylon. It's very important for Farrar to sell hmself as lite right and moderate and comments like yours help him tremendously

 
At 2/12/11 6:07 pm, Blogger Bomber said...

@liberal leftie - re being wrong - as you well know LL the mainstream media polls were out where as the ipredict show I hosted called it right throughout the election.

 
At 3/12/11 8:45 am, Blogger Fern said...

On the news last evening David Cunliffe said he was a Gen-Xer. I guess he's not very good at counting.

 
At 3/12/11 10:09 pm, Blogger Kelzie said...

With a heavy heart and a sad resolve, I absorbed the results of the NZ 2011 elections.

Having set off early, in another country to place my vote on Saturday 26 Nov, I was full of hope and happiness. The trek, and it was, seemed like the fellowship of the ring odessey worth traversing. Only faxing votes was acceptable......wtf. Find a fax machine (that works) in a foreign country...good fucking luck.

As I filled in the ballot, I was overcome with emotion. Tears filled my eyes with the possibility of contributing to a decision that will evoke a change for the better for my home country. The removal of this inept, corrupt, embarrassing and completely unscrupulous government compelled me to make it count.

Apparently, many NZers didn't feel the same and I need to ask questions. What the fuck are you thinking? Are many of you fucking stupid? Do you really believe the nightly news reports and do you really think that investment banking piece of shit will do anything good for you and your family? How fucked up is this result and how ever did this happen. Do you people even understand the shitbox state NZ is in because of these arseholes. Did you all forget about the 1.6 BILLION fucking dollars stolen from you public coffers to give to some rich arseholes in the South who fucked up their PRIVATE investments. 1.6 BILLION ....FUCK!

Lets not let the mainstream media walk away untarnished. They can take an Oscar in the complicit assassination through the extensive and longstanding biased media coverage against Labour, Green, Mana and Maori. They can also take an award in the undeserved assassination of Phil Goff and his Labourship leadership which I would think deserve criminal charges laid. With a final award going to TV3 for the cocktail party 41 million nod from the public coffers for a reprieve on their lisencing (they are foreign owned). This shit just gets better and better.

The final catalyst in the sorry scenario is the NZ public who voted National. Read a fucking book (non fiction preferable....Noam Chomsky comes to mind or Michael King and get a hobby arseholes that isn't more more more for yourselves.

 
At 3/12/11 10:09 pm, Blogger Kelzie said...

With a heavy heart and a sad resolve, I absorbed the results of the NZ 2011 elections.

Having set off early, in another country to place my vote on Saturday 26 Nov, I was full of hope and happiness. The trek, and it was, seemed like the fellowship of the ring odessey worth traversing. Only faxing votes was acceptable......wtf. Find a fax machine (that works) in a foreign country...good fucking luck.

As I filled in the ballot, I was overcome with emotion. Tears filled my eyes with the possibility of contributing to a decision that will evoke a change for the better for my home country. The removal of this inept, corrupt, embarrassing and completely unscrupulous government compelled me to make it count.

Apparently, many NZers didn't feel the same and I need to ask questions. What the fuck are you thinking? Are many of you fucking stupid? Do you really believe the nightly news reports and do you really think that investment banking piece of shit will do anything good for you and your family? How fucked up is this result and how ever did this happen. Do you people even understand the shitbox state NZ is in because of these arseholes. Did you all forget about the 1.6 BILLION fucking dollars stolen from you public coffers to give to some rich arseholes in the South who fucked up their PRIVATE investments. 1.6 BILLION ....FUCK!

Lets not let the mainstream media walk away untarnished. They can take an Oscar in the complicit assassination through the extensive and longstanding biased media coverage against Labour, Green, Mana and Maori. They can also take an award in the undeserved assassination of Phil Goff and his Labourship leadership which I would think deserve criminal charges laid. With a final award going to TV3 for the cocktail party 41 million nod from the public coffers for a reprieve on their lisencing (they are foreign owned). This shit just gets better and better.

The final catalyst in the sorry scenario is the NZ public who voted National. Read a fucking book (non fiction preferable....Noam Chomsky comes to mind or Michael King and get a hobby arseholes that isn't more more more for yourselves.

 
At 4/12/11 12:46 am, Blogger pollywog said...

Baby boomer or Gen Xer isn't a number. It's an attitude !

 

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