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Judith Collins: The obnoxious right

Written By: - Date published: 3:06 pm, December 11th, 2013 - 29 comments
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Seems that Collins likes to call others bullies, but doesn’t mind being simply abusive and derogatory in her own language.

Then she gets stuck in again: both men are numpties with bells on.

Hey Judith have you done anything of such significance for New Zealand? Do you think the National government gave the fingers to the Commonwealth and broke the Gleneagles agreement? If you were anti-tour as you claim why would you want to be associated with the party that perpetrated that hypocrisy?

Wouldn’t that make both Bolger and McKinnon much bigger numpties who supported the government that ran a system of racial segregation and oppression of around 40 million people in their own country?

And actually Minto a hero for standing up to it? Or would it destroy your political career to acknowledge that Minto was beloved and brave in leading that protest and deserves recognition for it in his own country?

Stuff was headlining this as ‘Collins trolls twitter’ or some such inane post-‘Crusher’ meme. Tim Watkin takes up the challenges and only gets a diversion and a dogmatic response.

Let’s call it what it is:  more insults fly from the obnoxious right who like to play the man and not the ball, especially when the facts are inconvenient. It’s not surprising that the Collins faction has been associated with Cameron Slater. The modus operandi of this dismissal by Collins of both Cunliffe and John Minto has is similar to that of Slaters blog.

Fortunately not all of the the public image of John Minto is made from press reports of recent years and the comments of cabinet ministers. Many people were there and they haven’t forgotten. You bet we knew where we were in 1981.

MJ

29 comments on “Judith Collins: The obnoxious right”

  1. Anne 1

    It’s been strongly rumoured that it was Judith Collins who adamantly opposed John Minto being included in the delegation to Mandela’s funeral. Other senior ministers apparently agreed to his inclusion. It’s a measure of Key’s lack of fortitude (?) that he acquiesced to her opinion and not his ‘other ministers’.

    • Arfamo 1.1

      Bet he’s shit-scared of her. He’s probably worried that if he crosses her she’ll scratch his eyes out. And tweet rude things about the clothes Bronagh wears.

      • lprent 1.1.1

        Reminds me. I have an appointment at MOTAT some time soon. My great nephew an ardent fan of the site (he has a some kind of permanent term pass) and I’m getting dragged along.

        But how I was convinced that I’d have to toddle along (at a childs pace) is that they have Crusher’s lonely flattened vehicle there as an exhibit… I just have to get a few photos of this prime example of stupid law.

        😈

      • amirite 1.1.2

        nah, it’d be more like something like a coup…the usual Nats’MO

    • North 1.2

      Who even knows that ShonKey Python or anyone else of that band of twisted social-engineers ever had a discussion about Minto going along with the Prime Mournister ?

      The claim that it was “considered” sounds like a lot of Crosby Textor bullshit to me.

  2. Delia 2

    She could always tell herself she is a professional person and should act like it and to use John Key’s words “Just grow up”.

  3. Rogue Trooper 3

    This, has the potential to be a salacious thread, say no more. 😀

    • Puckish Rogue 3.1

      Oh my…(said in the voice of George Takei)

      • Rogue Trooper 3.1.1

        There’s Klingons on the starboard bow, starboard bow…
        However, it’s worse than that Jim, she’s dead Jim, dead Jim, dead from the face down.

        • emergency mike 3.1.1.1

          Holy crap I sought out that tune on youtube just last night… She’s alive Jim, but not as we know it.

          • Draco T Bastard 3.1.1.1.1

            Star trekking, across the universe, only going forward, still can’t find reverse…

            That song perfectly characterises National.

      • Colonial Viper 3.1.2

        Excelsior :)

  4. amirite 4

    I’ll only say this: the long term side effects of Botox (ab)use are not known.
    The only thing known is that it can’t turn a trout into a snapper.

  5. One Anonymous Knucklehead 5

    Arise, Sir Judith Collins.

    Best supporting actor for her cameo role as a greengrocer’s daughter.

  6. Will@Welly 6

    Judith Collins – the poor mans Helga out of “allo ‘allo” or every Tories fantasy of a dominatrix. As for justice, Judith’s pretty rough, and Key, well it’s obvious, he’s oblivious.

  7. Mooloo magic 7

    It is conceivable she will one day be the Prime Minster, that thought is terrifying, imagine the vitriol in which she well attack people who don’t agree with her. Scary thought hopefully her nasty demeanour will make National unelectable.

  8. Hayden 8

    Hey Judith have you done anything of such significance for New Zealand?

    Well, she managed to approve the first “pokies for convention centre” deal with SkyCity, then somehow get it blamed on Labour. I don’t know if that’s what you’re looking for though.

    • Rodel 8.1

      Hayden- a good comment ..’Hey Judith have you done anything of (such) significance for New Zealand?’
      or ‘ Hey Judith have you done anything?…anything! ?
      I’m trying to think of an answer-but can’t really think of anything .
      Please anyone who can give an answer.

      Actually when the same question is posed about any Nat politician I have difficulty thinking of anything positive. …..
      Oh yeah…improved education system….oh yeah lower taxes for wealthies…oh yeah Mr English sold us shares in our own electric companies and our own airline..oh yeah, we got rid of the only public TV (7) that we ever had in our country…oh year hospital waiting lists have been.resolved..poverty has been re..re..designated?…..oh yeah our PM achieved fame and ‘ showcased New Zealand on the Letterman show…that’s all good. oh yeah I got a free honorary PhD in cynicism.

      Oh f**k it merry Xmas everybody..even you ‘orrible righties.

  9. Tigger 9

    She’s not nearly as funny as she thinks she is. Wrong target, wrong time.

  10. vto 10

    she is an old trout.

    which is a disservice to old trout… if you ever seen one…

    trollop is as trollop does

  11. rhinocrates 11

    She’s a petty, spiteful, vindictive, nasty piece of work all right, more interested in smashing her enemies than doing anything good – even worse than Shipley. In other words, potentially Labour’s biggest asset if they exploit her enough.

  12. MJ 12

    I think most of the commentators here might have completely missed the point.

    This wasn’t a slag Judith Collins off thread or let’s see if we can be more obnoxious than Judith Collins and Whaleoil thread.

    This was a let’s point out that the man she has slagged off did an incredible brave and decent thing and doesn’t deserve this bagging from a cabinet minister who allegedly believed in his cause at the time.

    It also wasn’t a let’s build up the tough, rough ‘Crusher’ meme anymore- or the controversial shoots-from -the-hip calls-a-spade-a-spade trolls-the-lefties meme either.

    It was let’s call this behaviour for what it is: obnoxious. That one of our elected representatives wants to be involved in petty derision as a stand in for debate and also someone who has no grace or dignity.

    Let’s not prove ourselves to be even more obnoxious, but rise above that. If what Anne says is true then the National members should speak out and send Collins packing to Radio Live to replace Willie and JT or to a guest writing spot on Slaters blog.

    Once again her ‘clever’ tweets deriding Minto and Cunliffe are what they are: obnoxious and undignified.

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