Whale Oil has highlighted a Young Conservative stand offering “Free Personality Test’.
Seems sensible to me, Conservatives already have a leader so they’re looking for a personality.
So you could imagine:
- the Labour stand having a ‘Free leadership test’
- the Act stand having a ‘Free Actoid test’
- the UF stand having a ‘Free member test’
- the NZF stand having a ‘Free Goldcard test’
- the ALCP stand having a ‘Free urine test’
- the Libertarianz stand having a ‘Freedom-lover test’
- the Mana stand having a ‘Free radical test’
- the Maori Party stand having a ‘Free water test’
- the National stand having a ‘Mistake Free test’
Posted by Pete George on October 4, 2012
Colin Craig was interviewed (again) this morning, this time on The Nation. Not sure why he gets so much coverage for a non-politician, I guess money talks.
But in his case he’s talking all over the place, as one argument gets demolished (Louisa Walls was factual and forceful) he moves on to another.
This morning he ended up pleading for his last hope, a referendum. No chance of that either. That was after his crazy contradictions and fallacies being exposed. Like…
- Marriage convention has changed quite a bit over the last few thousand years. It’s changed quite a bit in my lifetime.
- Marriage equality won’t have any effect on most New Zealanders, and certainly not most as Craig claims.
- “Most New Zealanders” appear to not support his arguments opposing marriage equality
- There is no obvious facts to support Craig’s claim “most New Zealanders” want some mythical version of marriage entrenched.
And Craig is hypocritical on two counts when he criticises MPs for not coming out and clearly stating their position on the marriage equality bill.
- Democracy – Craig wants a referendum but criticises MPs for not consulting and considering before stating their position.
- Openness – Craig is critical of MPs for not being open while he continues to avoid and deny the relationship between religion and his positions.
Craig will continue to get media attention because he makes controversial stories.
That attention might shore up a bit of Conservative support but it will work against popular opinion, especially on fringe Christian opposed issues like marriage equality.
Posted by Pete George on August 4, 2012
I’ve just heard Colin Craig talking about his opposition to marriage equality on Q + A.
Apart from the marriage equality debate itself, Craig’s stance has a disconnect. His arguments against marriage equality are almost word for word what I hear repeated by religious proponents of “traditional” marriage (traditional actually meaning recent religious marriage tradition).
Craig doesn’t mention religion in his anti-equality statements. He seems to always avoid mentioning religion in any of his media appearances, unless directly asked about his religious connections which he seems to downplay.
Craig may or may not have a soft connection with religion in his private life, I don’t think that matters.
But Craig seems to be obviously appealing to the conservative Christian vote. That’s his main constituency. He has recruited known conservative Christian candidates.
Shouldn’t he be more open and honest about the religious connection?
Is he being blatantly dishonest avoiding talking about religion in stances that are clearly and closely aligned with well known conservative Christian positions?
Posted by Pete George on June 10, 2012