Why I can't vote Green this election
So the Greens disrespect Auckland by giving them nothing in representation even though Auckland provides the Greens with the bulk of their party vote AND NOW the Greens say they can cut a deal with John Key??? The transformation into a lite lime so soccer mums might vote for them is almost complete - someone needs to tell them green + blue = a yucky bruise color!
Other than an insulation deal Labour gave them, what have the Greens achieved other than a bike track for the hybrid SUV mountain biking clique that was supposed to create 3000 jobs but actually created less than 150 jobs? Where are the other 3850 jobs Green Party?
What the Greens have actually said is that if you want to ensure your vote doesn't inadvertently go to prop up John Key and his anti-environment, anti-union, anti-beneficiary party, then you must party vote Labour or Mana as they are the only two parties WHO WILL NOT do a deal with National.
I won't even start on Russell Norman's comments re Mana....
I believe in everything the Greens have ever said and done when it comes to policy, they are one of the few Party's who recognise the importance of our environment and have provided the solutions, but changing your stance from never working with National to saying you would while they are about to cripple the Welfare State, privatize more prisons, dig up more coal, decimate our legal system so only the wealthy can afford it and pass tax law in the interests of the rich makes the Greens look prepared to sell out for a green enough price.
Other than Metiria (who is one of the best leaders this country has) don't the Greens start to look like a bunch of provincial blue bloods who don't have any ideological loyalty?
I'm old school, loyalty matters. It's deeply disappointing that the Greens don't share that value by announcing they can work with National. When you dance with the Devil, the devil doesn't change, you do. Ask the Maori Party.