Shearer vs Cunliffe: The Nation and Q+A current affairs review
Any pretense by the right wing blogs that Shearer is the man to fight Key have been shattered in the last 24 hours by The Nation interview.
While some on the left seem to happy to allow David Farrar to select the next leader of the Labour Party, their breathless endorsement of Shearer looks pretty high and dry in the wake of his performance against Cunliffe in the debate.
Look, I love David Shearer, think he'll make an incredible Education Minister, but sweet Jesus, his performance on this debate was shockingly woeful, that performance makes it crystal clear that he is not ready to take Key on from day one and that the Labour Party Coven are about to make a terrible mistake in his selection.
If they fuck this up, they'll spend the next 3 years staring down another defeat and everyone will know it once the leadership starts.
Cunliffe as a cusp Gen Xer represents a generational change for the Labour Party, the age difference between Shearer and Cunliffe is the generational difference between an iPod and a new model iPad.
And we don't live in an ipod world any longer.
The Labour Party Coven must look at who can beat Key in 2014, based on this performance on the Nation, that answer is Cunliffe.
After helping National get elected, Q+A are now looking at the Labour Party leadership. When will Q+A be hosted by David Farrar? Thank God it's the last one for the year, I haven't seen anyone from Q+A admit their bullshit mainstream media political polls were wrong.
Wasn't baby boomer wannabe and Q+A producer Tim Watkins awful on Pundit blog this week?
Cunliffe vs Shearer debate is on, Cunliffe is far quicker on his feet, and as a cusp Gen Xer, Cunliffe has the generational edge.
Gen Xers are the generation that will have to clean up the mess the baby boomers have created, and Gen Xers are sick of listening to a generation who gained their education for free and used their wealth to property speculate Gen Xers out of owning their first home. It's time for the bloated locust generation of the baby boomers to move out of the way for the next generation of leaders to start making the changes.
Q+A have admitted that the global economic situation is in meltdown, congrats, that's a point Tumeke was making 3 years ago.
How is this current affairs? I bet NZ on Air shovels more taxpayer money into this.
WestPac is on when it was Westpac who were claiming this year would be amazing for the NZ economy.
Oh the laughter, I love watching rich people squirm as the realization that this is a genuine crises of capitalism becomes more and more apparent. The Washington neo liberal consensus is in collapse, it's as simple as that.
Nice to see Q+A finally understanding that.