National Party leader Judith Collins has doubled down on her decision to travel from Auckland to Wellington during lockdown and without being tested to attend Parliament in a clash with Breakfast presenter Indira Stewart.
Stewart questioned Collins on her decision to attend Parliament in person despite the nationwide lockdown and whether she was tested before she flew.
But Collins, who did not take a test, said she had been in isolation for two weeks, was fully vaccinated and used the contact tracer app. Stewart pressed her further on the decision, and Collins began raising her voice.
“Why is this all about me today?” she said. “This is ridiculous.”
It’s the outrage Olympics game, the Woke use it all the time.
She takes offense at some tiny slight and then strikes with that tone of self indulgent anger that arouses frightened people to notice her while trapped in our collective self impatience.
No one knows what’s going on but they do understand the tone, it resonates with their own fears and it calls to us.
It’s the punch rather than the reflection.
Judith does it to get noticed, draw attention and manipulate people’s fears and she’s very good at it.
The National Party have no philosophical values, they are cowards whose venal self interest corrodes all who come into contact with it.
As the Right see people flee towards the State, their small Government mantra and free market dogma can’t survive Covid.
With no intellectual beliefs worth arguing, National have imploded from having the capacity to articulate what they believe and have instead become a guttural snarl of Judith Collins.
Not one word of a debate, just a nails on blackboard sound of seething resentment and small town bigotry. A banjo twanging over open wounds.
It shows Judith is prepared to manufacture dissent to be politically relevant.
Judith won’t just play to our lesser angels, she’ll give them a formal dinner and a waltz.
That’s pretty grim
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