DOWN TO THE DOCTOR’S: ACT’s last hope for survival
Libertarianz leader Dr Richard McGrath invites you down to his clinic for an inoculation against this week’s stories and headlines on issues affecting our freedom.
This week: ACT’s last hope for survival
- DOMPOST: “Brash Still Certain He Can Beat Hide” – ACT’s president backs Rodney Hide, but two MPs—including party co-founder Roger Douglas—prefer Don Brash as party leader…
THE DOCTOR SAYS: No two ways about it, Rodney Hide must go as ACT leader if the party wants to avoid obliteration in the coming election.
And the longer Mr Super-Shitty fights the inevitable the more obvious it is that he has no-one’s interests at heart but his own.
As leader of the Libertarianz Party, I have offered Don Brash our support, as per the press release below.
But that support has a proviso. It would be a mistake for Brash to promote the bigoted John Banks as a candidate in the Epsom seat. This crusty conservative, this failed mayor, this economic ignoramus—responsible for leaving Auckland ratepayers nearly one billion dollars in debt when he left mayoral office—has as much to do with the ACT Party’s founding principles as a dancing chimpanzee.
Or as Rodney Hide.
See y’all next week!
Bring Back Brash, Says Libz
Libertarianz leader Richard McGrath offered his enthusiastic support to Don Brash
in his bid to oust Rodney Hide as ACT leader.
"I welcome Dr Brash, a man of principle and courage, back into politics and wish
him well in his efforts to revitalise the ACT Party," he said.
"Rodney Hide has single-handedly destroyed in a few short years a political party
that promised much in its early days but has steadily lost traction because it compromised
its core values and alienated its supporters."
"Unless ACT replaces its leader, it will be toast at the next election," McGrath added.
"Don Brash offers ACT a slim chance of salvation in November, otherwise the party
will probably fold."
"The ACT Party should consider it an honour to have Dr Brash courting them, and
should immediately join him up prior to a showdown with Mr Hide."
Dr McGrath said Don Brash shares many of the values espoused by the Libertarianz
Party, namely a reduction in the size and scope of government, increasing privatisation of
education and welfare, and one law for all. Values that the ACT and National Parties were
once said to espouse as well.