Sunday, December 2, 2012

Stand by for the outrage...

John Tamihere is back in the Labour fold, and is immediately on the offensive; the Herald on Sunday reports:

John Tamihere is back. And it seems nothing has changed. This time he's calling one of National's women MPs "fat".
The former MP who in 2005 suffered a calamitous fall from grace has been allowed to become a member of the Labour Party once more.
But he's vowing not to tone down his opinions or toe the party line. As if to prove his point, in an interview over a beer in a Henderson restaurant yesterday, Tamihere says he intends to be as outspoken as ever.
"People have got to get over themselves. There are some really fragile, brittle people in the Labour Party. When you give them a bit of a rev-up they get broken and bitter and twisted and hold it 'til the day they die."
He should know. He landed in hot water in 2005 after he made inflammatory comments about Jews and women, or "front bums", and criticised gay MPs.
So is he homophobic?
"That's your view. I'm welcome to my views too."
He says he is simply expressing his opinions. "I've never gone out on any hate speech issue at all. Am I opposed to gay marriage? Yes I am. But why should I shut up about that? Who says? Who says you or any faction in the party should be able to step over me and say 'shut up, you're not allowed to open your mouth on that'."
So, in the immortal words of fellow Westie MP Paula Bennett, we ask whether his return to politics will force him to "zip it sweetie".
Tamihere laughs a big belly laugh. "Not for that bloody fat girl up here, I'm going to tell you that right now."

Stand by for the outrage from the likes of Margaret Wilson and Sue Moroney about JT's comments being demeaning to women. Stand by for Trevor Mallard to be deeply offended.

Oh, wait; John Tamihere is one of their mob now, so that's all fine and dandy. The New Zealand Labour Party; practising double standards since, like forever... 

23 comments:

Cloe said...

One of National's women, fat?

John's far more discrete than he used to be, sticking as he is here, pretty close to the facts.

Edward the Confessor said...

The National Party has no double standard. It's consistently misogynistic. Why isn't Murray McCully Minister of Women's Affairs though?

Penny said...

"that bloody fat girl"

Poor Paula!

She'll be feeling very deflated by John's barbed comment.

Bunk said...

What a wonderful example of humanity JT is. Just watch him open his mouth and the excrement just flows out of it. He will fit snugly back into the daily flow with Labour.

Edward the Confessor said...

That's right Skunk. The Nats on the other hand are universally charming. Especially that nice Mr Brownlee. WHen he's not throwing old people down stairs or gratuitously insulting foreign governments that is.

Keeping Stock said...

Seasonal goodwill goes only so far Edward; final warning. Refer #2 above

Keith said...

"Just watch him open his mouth and the excrement just flows out of it."

No warning for that un-Christian comment?

Double-standards for Double Bunk.

FlairFlax said...

I wasn't charmed when Judith Collins called out "Pervert" in the House.
I was disgusted.
Judith Collins, the epitome of National Party etiquette.

Double Bunk - because two is always better than one said...

Hi Keith. Not sure what is un-Christian about what I said but I could produce a censored version for sensitive souls such as your self.

Over on another thread one if your ilk is advocating and promoting the sale of crack by the way.

John T. said...

National, the nasty party.

Edward the Confessor said...

"Not sure what is un-Christian about what I said..."

Yeah, Jesus was always saying that people he disagreed with had feaces coming out of their mouths. Don't you read the bible?

Keeping Stock said...

Back on topic please ladies and gentlemen. I turn my back for a moment, and look what happens!

And John T; just imagine the outrage had a National MP, candidate or aspirant called Nanaia Mahuta "that bloody fat girl"; Tamihere has become too used to being able to say what he thinks on the Radio without there being fallout.

Bunk said...

So Edward do you think the anti semitic and other clap trap spewing from John Tamihere is acceptable? (and dont go finger pointing back at National - answer it straight up).

Edward the Confessor said...

Anti-semetic? Quote please.

At least he's not John Banks eh? Imagine having that lying weirdo in your government. Wait, you don't have to!

Bunk said...

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10119675

Nice sidestep re Banks. Now, answer the question - about John Tamihere (not about anyone else).

Edward the Confessor said...

ROFL seriously? How was that seven year old article evidence of ant-semitism? Stupid certainly, but not as dumb as forgetting whether or not you supported the Springbok tour.

Bunk said...

Rolling on the floor laughing at the holocaust a low point - even for you

Edward the Confessor said...

I'm laughing at you, Bunk, you. You're unintentionally hilarious.

James K. said...

We all enjoy Bunky for his inadvertent entertainment value. the beauty of his humour is, he doesn't realise he's doing it.

Danni diVeto said...

The cyber bullies of the left resent the popularity of this blog.

Their own blogs are echo chambers of narrow focus, bitterness and resentment, as one might expect from reading their comments here

Giggles said...

Funny. They seem to me to be having a good laugh here. I wonder what makes you think they are bitter, Ms DeVito?

Bunk said...

They are bitter because the poor pets are not in power - which National is and long may it continue. The interesting thing is that schmucks like ETC are so one eyed in their view that when presented with evidence they either sidestep it, ignore it(heard of the Jewish Council Ed? or does their offense not matter to you and Labour?) or get nasty. Because when it is all said and done they have nothing else to give.

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