Ummm. Does National just not like Māori?
I ask because to date, all National are promising if they win in 2023 is to strangle off Māori political representation at Local Council level, protect property speculators and dismantle any new Māori Health agency.
Look, protecting property speculators and bashing Māori has been a policy platform that has paid National dividends in the past, but it just seems so 1890s.
I don’t think bashing Māori and worshipping speculators is enough anymore to win an election in NZ, we are too intellectually laid back to have our racism as blatant as that. We prefer our racism to be couched in soft logic, the way Don Brash does it. Actively dismantling Māori representation and destroying a Health policy Māoridom have been crying out for will start conflict that National will never see the end of.
All National have is piss and vinegar, for those who call the Prime Minister ‘Cindy’, this will be a vote winner.
For everyone else, it will be an ugly bigotry they will not want to associate with.
At this rate, National will be lucky to get 25% in 2023.
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