Ummmm, should Todd Muller really be beating up on 2 Māori Cabinet Ministers?

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National leader Todd Muller slams three Labour MPs for ‘abject failure’ in government

The National Party’s new leader Todd Muller has taken aim at three Labour ministers who he says have a record of failure.

Speaking with Mike Hosking on Newstalk ZB this morning, Muller singled out Phil Twyford, Kelvin Davis and Willie Jackson for their poor performance while in government – contrasting them with his new team following a caucus reshuffle.

Muller rolled out his oft-repeated claim that the Government has “three heavy lifters and 17 empty chairs” but said it was not just a throwaway line.

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“You go through the rest of the Cabinet – Twyford, Jackson, Davis, just three off the top of my head – they have a record of abject failure.”

I’m not sure after replacing National’s first Māori leader, the MAGA hat fiasco & the whiter than white Party list blunder that Muller’s next target should be 2 Māori Cabinet Ministers.

He ah, doesn’t seem to like Māori much does he?

Please God, as one of his hidden talents, let Todd play the banjo.

Please.

Does Hooton regret leaving RNZ yet?

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  1. Mr Hooten will obviously regret this as time goes by when he is awake to realise just how hollow this National Party actually is.

    • The ancient Jewish sages had a saying, that eventually,… ‘evil devours evil’,… I read that when I was a kid in a book by a famous author writing a novel on the WW2 Warsaw ghetto uprising and the dilemma the Rabbi’s had when the young men in their community’s wanted to take up arms while the Rabbi’s counselled peaceful resistance…

      It stuck with me ever since and has been proven to be true time and time again,…it is rather stoic and much death and destruction can occur before evil is ‘devoured’, it is useful as an observation but no excuse for taking no action. It took the deaths of over 66 million people to overcome evil during WW2.

      But it is true ‘evil devours evil’,… or,- ‘give them enough rope and eventually they will hang themselves’.

      Hooten has been given that rope. He has supported John Key , Bill English to a point and definitely the evil Milton Freidmann’s far right wing ideology and brand of economics. And now Muller.

      It is now his turn to feel the burn.

  2. Let’s turn this around and say should he not judge them badly because they are Maori that would be more racist in my opinion.
    Over the last 150 years Maori have had a rough deal but that should not stop comments about their performance good or bad .
    Those that know him say Kelvin Davies is a smart person but he comes across as a stunned mullet in front of the camera. Willie Jackson was a good radio jockey getting people stirred up but a poor performer in Parliament .

    • Trevor S “Let’s turn this around and say should he not judge them badly because they are Maori that would be more racist in my opinion.” Spot on.

      But having said that, Ted’s criticisms are a bit rich coming from someone who many of us had never heard of before last week – guess he kept his lights hidden under his American (wow) memorabilia.

      • One could say Muller was a poor performing minister under National, why?
        Doesn’t matter, there is no evidence either way but I said it, so that makes it so!

    • …’Those that know him say Kelvin Davies is a smart person but he comes across as a stunned mullet in front of the camera. Willie Jackson was a good radio jockey getting people stirred up but a poor performer in Parliament’…

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      Well to be fair, Davis is not the same as the Double Dipper was as Deputy PM because he does not have the same portfolio as Finance Minister, – and in this govt , – Robertson does , thus he does not get the same sort of limelight. And it is probably prudent to maintain ones own counsel at times unless specifically asked for it. To be constantly seeking the attention and possibly undermining such a successful PM as we have currently is going to be counter productive.

      In Jackson’s case, sure he can be abrasive and flamboyant, – but he certainly does stand up for Maori issues, – and implacably. He is no timid wallflower and that is the sort of person we want to make sure voices are heard. We do not pay our politicians to not speak the truth and sometimes uncomfortable issues. There is definitely a place for people like Jackson in parliament.

    • Kelvin Davies also comes across as a stunned mullet face-2-face; I’ve met him twice.
      A very unimpressive person. If he’s as good as you say, ‘they’ need to use him behind the scenes. Not everyone is good in front of cameras or face-2-face. Kelvin would seem to be such a case in point.

  3. Well he’s not wrong about Willie or Davis. He could add Nanaia too.

    Of the 13 Maori Labour MPs. Theres only 2 I can think of thats worthy.

    • Time to fling names around to undermine Maori politicians. Pakeha Phil Twyford is left out after Muller’s finger pointing.

      How dare you add Nanaia, an astute hard working leader of Maori.

  4. The answer depends entirely on how well those MPs are doing their job, and not on their skin colour. Same goes for Pakeha, Pasifika or Asian MPs.

    But seriously, if Muller only noticed Twyford, Davis and Jackson then he’s not paying attention.

  5. 67% of my community are Maori up to 85% in some pockets are on some form of benefit 37% are single parent the average income is $22k per annum. The labour partys recovery package and policies responds directly to these needs. I know we dont see the real work Kelvin Willie Nanaia do. Thank you for listening

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