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Polity: National hypocrisy about hypocrisy

Written By: - Date published: 10:11 am, February 3rd, 2014 - 38 comments
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To say that National’s shit stirring has degenerated to misogynist absurdity last week would be an understatement. Especially when it is Judith Collins expensively ravaged visage doing the smearing of faeces. But Polity politely asks the second obvious question…

Judith Collins holds forth to Hamish Rutherford:

…she [Metiria Turei] is the one who spends a tremendous amount on clothes and talks to us about child poverty. I think she’s a hypocrite.

OK, got that? Expensively dressed ladies are not allowed opinions on child poverty.

Quick, someone tell Paula Bennett!

38 comments on “Polity: National hypocrisy about hypocrisy”

  1. Craig Y 1

    Does anyone else find the graphic of an armed Judith Collins on the main page scary???

  2. greywarbler 2

    Let’s unpack this a little further. How are you supposed to be dressed when you want to say something that is hypocritical? This is an attack on human rights and free speech. What things are expensively dressed ladies, and what about the wimmin, allowed to say? Help they’re being oppressed or is it suppressed.

    And what is the word or term to describe a politician who is in the governing party and supposed to be concentrating on the job in hand, but who is actually idly looking through the window and sussing out what the other girls are wearing. Get back to your job girl, get down to study and pass the examination of your endeavours with flying colours Collins, or you won’t progress upwards to Head Girl. And straighten that tie, and pull your uniform down below your knees.
    You know the rules, kneel down and your uniform should be touching the floor. Trollop!

    • greywarbler 2.1

      Dear greywarbler – (Note to self. Can’t wait any more. Have to go and do something else. Maybe you will learn not to use trigger words that get you into moderation. I’ll just repeat my comment so it doesn’t drop off the branch as it’s been there since 11 a.m. Bye for now. G.)

      Let’s unpack this a little further. How are you supposed to be dressed when you want to say something that is hypocritical? This is an attack on human rights and free speech. What things are expensively dressed ladies, and what about the wimmin, allowed to say? Help they’re being oppressed or is it suppressed.

      And what is the word or term to describe a politician who is in the governing party and supposed to be concentrating on the job in hand, but who is actually idly looking through the window and sussing out what the other girls are wearing. Get back to your job girl, get down to study and pass the examination of your endeavours with flying colours Collins, or you won’t progress upwards to Head Girl. And straighten that tie, and pull your uniform down below your knees.
      You know the rules, kneel down and your uniform should be touching the floor.

  3. fender 3

    I thought Bennett denied there was such a thing as child poverty, hence the reluctance to measure such phenomenon. She does wear some fancy looking clothes but that reminds me of song lyrics by Rodriguez : “…and don’t try to enchant me with your manner of dress, ‘cos a monkey in silk is a monkey no less…”

    • freedom 3.1

      to be fair to her
      Benerort only ever denied that there is a measure of child poverty

      “there is no measure of child poverty ha tee hee guffaw ” is an accurate quote i think

      • Crunchtime 3.1.1

        There’s no way to be fair about that.

      • Tracey 3.1.2

        yes. Clever though, cos if you cant measure it there is no way to measure if it has fallen, risen or remained the same because of anything you did.

  4. Tracey 4

    So people who have wealth cannot speak about those who dont. This logically extends to making policy that impacts them. Thats all of parliament disqualified then.

    Turei has to be in rags to represent anyone with less wealth than her? Is that what is being said? So national represents only the wealthy cos of the expensive clothes its mps wear?

    Where are all the dupes who claim national doesnt do mud slinging and personality politics?

    BLiP

    Add another lie to your list. Pm claims the greens are nasty bullies in parliament. Talk about transference

  5. greywarbler 5

    Can my 11am one come out of moderation. I think it is quite good acshually so let someone else pass an opinion and put me right!

  6. captain hook 6

    National are on the skids so people should look at these weird tactics as the diversions that they are. And Ms Turei should not let the fat tarts from the tories get under her skin. They sort of look like all in wrestlers in drag if ya know whaddimean.

  7. greywarbler 7

    Here is a quote that Paula Bennett should keep in her mind if she can find a space. It’s from Confucius thru Brainyquotes.

    In a country well governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of.
    In a country badly governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of.
    Confucius

  8. captain hook 8

    anyway the question is if Anne Tolley lives in a high poverty area then what the hell is she doing about it?

  9. Tiger Mountain 9

    Scroll down in linked article to the new look Bennett, http://www.nzherald.co.nz/politics/news/article.cfm?c_id=280&objectid=11194422

    The frailty of us humans comes though somewhat on the photo at top of this post imo, big hair and barely articulated bullshit. She is Pull yer Benefit indeed. Mike Treens post about the disparity between unemployed and the people getting some sort of social security (Karol’s re-naming is important) shows the blubbered down Rebstock trainee for what she is.

    http://thedailyblog.co.nz/2014/01/30/billions-of-dollars-stolen-from-the-unemployed/

    • greywarbler 9.1

      TM
      I hadn’t thought of that connection Bennett and Rebstock. What a role model. Follow me, and the world is your oyster. Unless she was allergic to shellfish Bennett would be in like a dog to its dinner bowl.

  10. fambo 10

    Judith Collins looks a bit like that lady on Coronation Street who just a few weeks ago accidently killed her son Frank

    • greywarbler 10.1

      I think it is time for another nz political satire, we have the material, we have the technology, we have the people with ‘beehive’ hair, we have the location Bowen Street (could call the series Bowin’ Street). There is plenty of good material, build up to quality of Sunday 11am Radionz Down the List, thanks Dave Armstrong
      .(on his site this for latest – Dave Armstrong @malosilima 2h
      Breaking news: TVNZ announce new fashion show starring Collinsy and ToryAnna “What Not to Wear (if you don’t own 7 properties)”

  11. BLiP 11

    Why are people even buying into this narrative? The argument is about child poverty and the fact that the John Key led National Party has done nothing about it. Instead, we’re getting a fashion shoot featuring Basher Bennet, Chopper Tolley, and Crusher Collins.

  12. KJT 12

    Only last week the, continued, line, from some of the right wing astro turfers on this very blog, was.

    “The left are all bludging beneficiaries voting themselves more money from the hard working successful right”. sic

    Make your bloody minds, up.

  13. Conquestored 13

    We have to forgive the narcissists of their intolerance and lack of knowledge… actually on second thought, no we don’t, they are insane…

  14. irascible 14

    The belief system articulated by Collins and Tolley is one deeply held by Nat MPs regardless of their sex. In the 1980s I was visited by one, John Archilbald Banks who, campaigning for Whangarei, informed me that as a Labour supporter living in Kamo I was lowering the property values of the street I lived on by $10,000 and, for that matter, as a Labour voter I should be living in Otangarei where I’d be more at home.
    He seemed to believe that Labour voters should be ghettoed into the state housing areas of the city so the “tone” of the suburb was elevated by people like him.
    Hence, I’m not surprised by the comments made by Collins and Tolley- they both come from the same selfish breed.

    • greywarbler 14.1

      irascible
      That indicates massive arrogance and disrespect for people who aren’t wealthy like Banks. Coming from someone who was said to be a lay preacher at church somewhere in his earlier years, it is hypocrisy almost beyond belief. Too much for ordinary NZs to cope with, they wouldn’t believe it.

      But you just have to read the information reported here for a while, and read Blip’s lists for a while, to get battle-scarred and hardened and then you can objectively grimace and sigh. And you know, not just believe it’s out there.

  15. Saarbo 15

    I red this yesterday quoting Eleanor Catton

    “I was less depressed that he said it, more depressed that it didn’t mean anything,” she says, and mentions Judith Collins tweeting the Booker (or as she put it, Brookers) was “a prize given for the most unreadable novel”.

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/culture/9680567/Lighting-the-way-for-Luminaries-adaptation

    OMG, how backward/uneducated/illiterate is Judith Collins???

    Is she typical of all National Party MP’s? Well she is one of their Senior MP’s.

    Farrrr…reason number 4066 on why national need to fuck off in 2014.

  16. ropata 16

    the media lick john key’s arse because he’s a zillionaire banker
    then they go nuts over turei wearing nice things

    what the hell is this.
    go back to journo school you vain gossip mongers.

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