Thursday, February 14, 2013
"MPs from other parties have condemned Mr Prosser's comments as offensive and racist. Labour Party leader David Shearer said they could incite hostility against people in New Zealand and overseas.
That's an ironic statement from Shearer. He's effectively said: "I'm not a bigot, but don't say anything to upset the Muslim nut-jobs, because they might go ballistic and kill Kiwis"
Mind you, change 'Muslim' to 'Catholic' and he'd probably be a national hero by now, crowned by the same PC crowd currently demanding a ritual lynching of Prosser. We'll see over the next few years how serious the NZ Government is on freedom of religion
What is also interesting is watching this situation being turned into an opportunity to lynch David Shearer for Prosser's misbehaviour. Not that he's being criticised for the point I made above - no, the tweet went out from @MutchJessica at TVNZ razing Shearer for not coming out strongly and promising to fire Prosser if he was in the Labour party.
Prosser is a NZ First MP, but it's more fun apparently to make it Shearer's problem by giving him hypothetical situations to test his leadership skills. Shearer could have responded he'd ship any muppet asking such inane questions off to an Australian island detention centre for such cheek, but instead, he's apparently wimped out and hasn't answered the hypothetical question strongly enough for a Labour Party Leader.
Sharks are circling. And blood is in the water.