Hone hasn’t learned

Those who don’t learn from their mistakes are doomed to repeat them:

The Mana Movement is planning for the 2017 election and Kim Dotcom could be involved, leader Hone Harawira says.

Mr Harawira lost his Te Tai Tokerau seat to Labour’s Kelvin Davis and Mana’s alliance with the Dotcom backed Internet Party only gained 1.26 percent of the party vote in September’s election. . .

The election result gave me faith in democracy and one of the best illustrations of that was voters in Te Tai Tokerau who voted Davis in as their MP.

By doing so they saved us all from the electoral rort that Harawira, Dot Com, Laila Harre and their fellow travellers tried to inflict on us with their unholy and hypocritical alliance under the Internet Mana Party banner.

Harawira’s willingness to work with Dotcom again shows he doesn’t understand that.

He will find it much harder to campaign without the salary and allowances he had as an MP and party leader in parliament.

He’ll be further handicapping himself if he enlists Dotcom’s help again.

8 Responses to Hone hasn’t learned

  1. jabba says:

    I suspect Dotcon will be in the US by the next election

  2. fredinthegrass says:

    Now what would make you think that jabba!!!!!!
    Here’s hoping…….

  3. RBG says:

    However National did inflict an electoral rort on New Zealanders in Epsom. Besides, other than having a gloat, why the hell should you care if Hone makes a bad decision?

  4. Mr E says:

    Let me guess RBG. Only bad news for National is news?
    Ever thought that you could be visiting the wrong blog?

  5. RBG says:

    No way Mr E, not unless Homepaddock censors anti-National comments. Anyway, if I wanted to read bad news about National I wouldn’t come here expecting to find it. This blog appears to be part of the National machine, it is one of those that frequently ran the ‘lurch to the left’ and ‘Cunliffe is trickey’ memes this year. Homepaddock denies being a party mouthpiece, so I assume she makes original comments that just happen to be oddly similar to those in other right wing media.

  6. Paranormal says:

    RPG – when voters are given a choice, it’s open and honest, how can that be a rort? Only when the left loses as a result I suppose? It must rip your undies when the right effectively use the lefts dodgy MMP system against the left. I guess it’s ok when its Wigram or Coromandel…

  7. Mr E says:

    RBG,
    You seem to ignore the title… ‘A rural perspective with a blue tint’
    That seems pretty black and white to me.
    If you come here expecting anything less, I think it reflects badly on you not this blog and author.

  8. Dave Kennedy says:

    I actually agree with many comments here. I think Kim Dotcom had a negative impact on Internet/Mana’s vote and I agree that Ele is clear about who she is representing in this blog.

    The National Party ran a really smart campaign and should be recognised for that, it may not have been an honest one but it was successful. It is important to have simple clear messages and have them go out as wide as possible. It was very effective when Slater published dirt on an opposition MPs and have it replicated by several other blogs. Many people do find Slater tacky and offensive and are more likely to accept something when it is presented on Ele’s blog.

    I also feel sorry for Hone, he is actually a genuine champion for his people and I have seen first hand what he and his wife have achieved for education etc in his home region through hard work and few handouts. He fought hard against the tobacco industry while an MP and his Feed the Kids bill is a worthy one. I hope Kelvin will work as hard for the people of the north as he did.

    The interviews with party leaders during the campaign were quite revealing, Hone was the most humble and self-deprecatiing. I don’t always agree with him and he sometimes makes unfortunate comments but he was one of our most honest and upfront MPs.

    http://www.radiolive.co.nz/Five-Mau-Minutes-Mana-Party-leader-Hone-Harawira-in-the-back-seat-with-Alison-Mau/tabid/504/articleID/52955/Default.aspx

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