Turei, co-leader of the Green Party, will no doubt blame racism when she is charged with benefit fraud, it is her answer to everything. She clearly doesn’t know what racism is because no one has been racist, if anything, things she has done have been racist, but she has a history of using racism accusations to make her look like the victim. The fact that she broke the law is beyond her comprehension, she will no doubt blame being Maori as the reason for any charges against her.
Let’s look at her history. Anne Tolley said that Turei lived in a castle and wore designer clothes. Turei called racism. Nothing of the sort. It really irks me when politicians claim to be working for the poor whilst living the high life. If you were working for the poor you would not be spending all your money on a fancy house and designer clothes but would be supporting various charities. Put your money where your mouth is Turei. She is wearing a $2,000 jacket. How many raincoats could that provide to the ‘poor’ kids she claims are going to school with no raincoats? I can’t afford a $2,000 jacket. The most expensive dress I ever brought, my wedding dress, didn’t even cost as much as her everyday jacket. A woman for the poor – I don’t think so. She is living the lifestyle of the rich and is an absolute hypocrite. She claims that Maori can’t get good jobs yet she is a MP, proving Maori can get any job they aim for. National party can wear designer they stand for work hard, achieve and enjoy. You can’t ask to take more from hardworking families and give to the lazy whilst wearing a $2,000 jacket – step up woman and be an example of giving, not an example of hypocrisy. Tolley is absolutely correct in her comments that Turei is welcome to come to work in $2,000 jackets but in doing so she has no rights to lecture on poverty and understanding the plight of others. If she really understood their plight she would not be so extravagant.
When Judith Collins backed Tolley in saying that Turei was a hypocrite for wearing designer clothing and lecturing on poverty she too was called racist.
Her clothing choice also upset the Act Party when she went against parliamentary dress code standards to wear a t-shirt with words on it. Clearly she doesn’t think rules apply to her.
Most recently Turei has been calling NZ First Party racist http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11888053, the leader of the NZ First Party is Maori. Between Turei co-leader of Greens, Winston leader of NZ First, Flavell and Fox – both Maori – co-leaders of The Maori Party, we have a high per capital quota of Maori leaders, so I think we need to quit with the using Maori as an excuse to not achieving. Clearly it can be done and racism is not a barrier in NZ. She called NZ First racist because of their policy on immigration yet they have a close working relationship with Labour and they have a similar immigration policy. Winston Peters is right in his comment that it is the Greens who have racial separatism policies. Andrew Little is stuck in the middle as if he wants to be in government he is likely to need both the Greens and NZ First support http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11888165.
Turei has also called TVNZ racist http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/298945/pm-defends-%27racist%27-tvnz-survey.
I think the real racist here is Turei pulling the race card every time someone has a difference of opinion with her. Whenever she encounters conflict she pulls the race card instead of debating the issue like a mature adult.