Well, well, well.
What do we have here?
Thirteen licenced firearms owners are on the ACT Party’s election list of 56 that was released on Sunday.
It could be a sign that leader David Seymour is going after disaffected New Zealand First voters, and he said that party has “let down their voters”.
ACT polled at 3 percent in the latest political poll, beating New Zealand First which was sitting at 2 percent. And, unlike leader Winston Peters, ACT has the luxury of a safe seat in Epsom.
“New Zealand First have let down a lot of people. I don’t think they deserve to be in any Parliament let alone New Zealand’s,” Seymour said.
The poll gives ACT four MPs, but that’s not the height of their ambition – Seymour said he wants “anywhere from six to eight” ACT MPs in Parliament.
“Passionate” gun lobbyist Nicole McKee catapults to third of the party’s list, and 27-year-old backroom ACT staffer Brooke van Velden has risen to deputy leader. Former deputy Beth Houlbrooke is demoted to 13th.
When you dance with the Devil in the pale moonlight, it isn’t the Devil who changes, you change.
ACT’s gamble to make themselves politically relevant again has imploded spectacularly.
Previously, ACT was a free market libertarian 20 sided dice geek glee club for University Undergrads flirting with Milton Friedman and Ayn Rand, but Seymour’s decision to try and win support from gun fetishists has inadvertently turned into an armed take over of his Party.
Poor Beth Houlbrooke who has been ACTs faithful number 2 for years in the wilderness has been spectacularly dumped down to 13 on the List to accommodate the new 13 gun nutters who joined ACT in huge numbers and effectively rigged the party rankings.
Hooten’s ex staffer Brooke van Velden has taken Deputy and locks into place Hooton’s Dirty Politics that we’ve all come to know and love…
The 27-year-old van Velden recently resigned from her role as a staffer for Seymour in order to contest the election. Prior to working for Seymour she worked for Matthew Hooton’s lobbying firm Exceltium, and was at number 3 on the list in the 2017 election.
…ACT have gone from a fringe party espousing failed free market economic philosophy into full blown gun fascism with all the toxicity that comes with that.
ACT are no longer a political movement, they are a political threat.
They’re a manifesto away from an active shooter event. This isn’t a Political Party, it’s an armed militia.
There isn’t enough contempt in the world to drown this philosophical abomination in.
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