On things I wasn’t mentioning

I’m highly opinionated on all things political but didn’t mention the election much because of the fact that the majority of my family don’t see the world the same way I do.

BUT I was pleased as heck to see this analysis of Newtown’s votes. I don’t actually live in Newtown but pretty close and I’m sure our voting pattern would have been quite similar.

What does suck about this picture is that between living in an area such as this, and working where I do, and being the eternal optimist, I was lulled in to a false sense of security. Sucky.

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12 thoughts on “On things I wasn’t mentioning

  1. I was wondering if we’d see an election run down from you! Voting from London I too was lulled into a false sense of security – I knew people wanted change, but this wasn’t really how I pictured it! Maybe time to move to Newtown..

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  2. I walked the line this year. I’m not liberal enough to walk the left wing, and not conservative enough for the left wing, so I stayed neutral and didn’t vote.If it’s any (tiny) consolation, I don’t think you could get a more left leaning right-winged government if you tried.

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  3. “if it’s any (tiny) consolation, I don’t think you could get a more left leaning right-winged government if you tried.”Erm, I think that will depend on how close the relationship to ACT is! ACT is the most right-wing political party in the world with any power (apparently).

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  4. Well, that is indeed true about Act, however what real influence they will have remains to be seen.Perhaps if the Greens hadn’t ruled out any relationship with National they may have polled higher and the story would be slightly different.

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  5. Interesting that… because if the Greens hadn’t ruled out National then they would have potentially lost my vote 😉Right… on to my next controversial post: religion. heeeeeeheheThanks for all the comments guys.And hey to the few that delurked for it! 😉

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  6. justhay, the Greens went through a long process of consultation with every single member to come to their position on a coalition with National. In the end, members just didn’t support it.

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