Top tweets about the ACT Party, its conference, and Jamie Whyte
This is a selection of some of the tweets about the state of the Act Party, its annual conference, its new leader Jamie Whyte, and his controversial statements about incest. The tweets below are in (rough) reverse chronically order – the most recent tweets are first. More will be added. [Read more below]
Don't know why people are attacking Jamie Whyte's incest comments. He is just appealing for the Game of Thrones votes.
Might have to read up on Jamie Whyte. So refreshing to have an intellectual man running for parliament. These commentators are such hacks.
Ok Ok, even I saw the irony in Alan Gibbs flying 33 kms to our conference to say that the govt shouldn't even be paying for roads.
#TwitterObservation Left's fear and loathing of ACT is way disproportionate to ACT's chances. But their fear of free society is depressing.
@MarkHubbard33 they need a bogey. Demonising Key isn't working for 'em
A party polling less than one percent announced a rabid rightwing policy. Why do we give a crap?
So what ACT is promoting is the exact same law passed by a Labour Government in the UK. Not really that radical. #rpt
I utterly reject Jamie Whyte's suggestion we asked a gotcha question. We could've made it worse for him. We were completely fair.
ACT to build more prisons with the money they save from gutting the RMAhttp://nzh.tw/11212225?r=iptw
Whyte's three strikes for burglary is in line with Libertarian thinking on crime and justice "if you damage my property, I reach for my gun"
Well Jamie Whyte’s Act didn’t take long to go from “classical liberal” to “insane populist sentencing gimmicks” … http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11212225 …
ACT promise more $ to IRD and serious fraud office. Intro corporate manslaughter legis and mandatory prison 4 tax evasion. #ofcourseimjoking
I'm a lot less worried about Whyte's views on adult incest and polygamy than about his views on RMA, crime and free market. #richmansparty
Won't vote ACT, but far more impressed w/ Jamie Whyte than with his detractors so far - smug and shallow are alive and well in NZ discourse.
Act Party transport pic.twitter.com/vZKp7cMqhZ
seriously delicious gluten-free lunch at the #ACT conference. thank god for those extra donations!
No such thing as a free lunch with ACT right? Think again: pic.twitter.com/i9xwSUqrqE
Media @oneforthedr stuck on incest questions to Jamie Whyte when right under their noses in Parliament 2 MPs r having relations w cousins
I may regret this, but can people tell me why they think we should amend the law to ban polygamous relationships?
ACT now offering family memberships
@actparty supporters have "put the phone back on the hook'' according to Richard Prebble. It's just a shame no-one has a land line anymore.
ACT wants to ditch its rep as a party of angry white men. Hmmm: pic.twitter.com/FgEhxKpli9
Classic ACT implosion ths wk: Prebble makes 10% traction w last-roll-of-dice, 'back-to-fundamentals' crap, b4 pontificating prof blows it :)
Prebble's speech pretty dry, limited laughs and cheers. Message essentially is tell your friends to vote Act.
ACT conference report: speakers are walking on stage cued by Sly and the Family Stone's "It's a Family Affair".
"Guess who's back? Back again. Prebble's back, tell a friend" - Richard Prebble's new theme song.
Jamie Whyte has spent the first 4 mins of his first speech explaining away the incest gaffe (ps it was the media's fault).
The ACT party conference had begun with everyone holding hands. I'm actually serious.
Philosophical reality: I think therefore I am. Political reality: Don't get your name in the same headline as the word incest.
Fwiw, Whyte dumb to answer questions on it, but correct: diff to find principled reasons for any ban on sex between consenting adults.
Good grief. Folk all bending over backwards to pat Whyte on the back, for what? Saying he'll do nothing about his philosophical positions?
Richard Prebble's first day back at work. "You came out in support of incest...? Okay. We managed Roger. We can work with this."
Although, given Act's current polling, chasing the incest vote might actually lift the party's popularity.
I just begin to get my hopes up about ACT getting 5+ MPs (which I want) and then they talk about cousin lovin' This country man.
@marcuslush ...do you disagree with Whyte? I suspect many will agree with him. But not many will have the balls to admit it.
Utmost respect to anyone who's willing to actually engage in discussion on incest, whatever their opinion.
Despite Whyte's efforts to drag ACT into Randland, I see their conference schedule still shows alignment with the Sensible Sentencing Trust.