She bravely rallied NZ around the gate after the horse bolted

Sam Clench at leftist news.com: Jacinda Ardern showed Scott Morrison how to lead during a national crisis.

The Prime Minister seems to think it is his job, first and foremost, to reassure the country; to act as though everything is under control and there is no reason to panic …

Just like Churchill and Roosevelt, then. Mmkay. Tell us what real leadership looks like, Sam …

Ms Ardern faced her own crisis after the Christchurch terror attack in March. Fifty-one people were shot dead and another 49 were injured. Her country was reeling.

The New Zealand Prime Minister’s response was firm and decisive. A matter of hours after the attack, she made a blunt announcement.

“I can tell you one thing right now. Our gun laws will change,” she said.

Her gun reforms passed parliament less than a month later, by a vote of 119-1.

So in the 17 months after she assumed office, Ardern did nothing about gun laws until it was too late. Choice.


Yesterday at Catallaxy …

I have a theory about the hysteria over ScoMo taking too long to cut his holiday and fly back to Australia and “do something”. I call it the Jacinda Protocol, named of course in honour of that Kiwi wonder-woman, Jacinda Ardern, who, along with her trusty hijab and super cuddle powers, led her nation to a perpetual state of eternal harmony.

The Jacinda Protocol states: In the event of any emergency or disaster where there is noticeable loss, it is incumbent on the Prime Minister of the day to don the appropriate garb of the affected community and to administer official “hugs”.

ScoMo was not on site quick enough, dressed in yellow turnout gear and RM Williams boots and giving out government sanctioned cuddles and kissing away the boo boos. And because of that, thousands will now suffer unimaginable PTSD, all because Morrison wanted to catch one more wave. He could have single-handedly prevented immeasurable trauma just by wrapping his arms around someone and looking forlorn into the camera lens.

Nighthawk the Elder

 

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30 Responses to She bravely rallied NZ around the gate after the horse bolted

  1. Morrison is being attacked from all sides by the Left simply because it allows them to further their climate change agenda. Morison isn’t a fully baptised climate change evangelist.

  2. a happy little debunker

    So in the 17 months after she assumed office, Ardern did nothing about gun laws until it was too late.

    It is way worse – Adern allowed the Arms (Firearm Prohibition Orders and Firearms Licences) Amendment Bill (2017) to lapse – that would have implemented several of the 20 recommendation that ‘Inquiry into issues relating to the illegal possession of firearms in New Zealand (2016)’ found.

    She was also the chair of an executive committee which in 2018 ushered through amendments to the Arms Regulations 2002 – which allowed E-applications rather than actual presentations to the Police.

    She all but put the guns in the hands of madmen and then offers up free hugs when it all goes to shit.

    Makes me wonder if she hasn’t been taking her cues from the Greens and their universal approach to Fire Management – specifically fuel loads?

  3. Chris M

    Her gun seizure laws had a poor response (no criminals lost their guns yet) and the censorship laws made criminals of kids forwarding news clips. Nothing has improved. But it’s all just to look good in the mediaz anyway, so some success then right.

  4. Nighthawk the Elder

    Cheers C.L.

    As I mentioned in the post about the ferals, The Herald Sun comments were totally full of the “do something” brigade, because hugs and photo ops and cooking fake breakfasts and token gestures in a nod to autistic Swedish high school dropouts, is apparently leadership. Can’t wait for the candle light and colour illuminated city buildings vigil.

    I was taught however that leadership also means getting out of the way and letting those who have been trained to do so, get on with their assigned tasks. A good leader is one who knows when to step in and when not to.

  5. Ellie

    Choice. You know the kiwi lingo well, Bro.

    Though you need to speak it with a neigh!

  6. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I was taught however that leadership also means getting out of the way and letting those who have been trained to do so, get on with their assigned tasks. A good leader is one who knows when to step in and when not to.

    Ditto.

  7. Bruce

    Apparently Albo was at the Cricket in Sydney.

    While The PM was being harangued by some people “in the bush”

    How many of these vocal PM Harassers are ex-Big-Smoke “tree change” types who have no clue and NO interest in understanding how “the bush” works?

    How many hectares of Cannabis Sativa have gone up in smoke in the last week or so?

    No wonder the ferals are grumpy.

  8. Astrid van den Akker-Luttmer

    Well, better waking up late than never!

  9. Buccaneer

    It’s all just another Arderngasm, would not have made a jot of difference had Scomo been at the scene. St Jacinda is just the same as crooked Hillary or creepy Joe Biden, can’t do any wrong according to the collected leftists in the msm. Ironically, her opposition has more seats in the kiwi parliament than she does, a point studiously overlooked.

  10. Boambee John

    Bruce at 1659

    How many hectares of Cannabis Sativa have gone up in smoke in the last week or so?

    A fire near Ebor, on the tableland broadly west of Coffs Harbour was started by an “agriculturalist” seeking to protect a crop. It got out of control, he now faces charges both for starting a fire and growing an illegal crop.

    Karma!

  11. Cynic of Ayr

    I don’t know how many fire fighters are in the bush, but judging by the TV scenes, there’s hundreds of uniformed tuggers sitting in comfort in air conditioned officers everywhere, counting the fighters, and making sure no hose fittings go astray, and all the forms are filled out.
    Their main purpose is to print out maps for the Pollies to look at gravly.
    Like the bloke on Sky said, you can’t fight fires from Pitt Street.

  12. stackja

    Jacinda Ardern let tourist land on a volcanic island. Death toll 19. MSM criticism?

  13. Russell

    And what’s the big difference about NZ government?
    That right, they have no State governments.
    No confusion in the punters and voters minds about responsibilities.
    Talk about a media beat-up of Morrison for Somebody Else’s Problem.
    Maybe Queenslanders should do a job on him for having no Daylight Saving?

  14. Squirrel

    The most pathetic aspect of Ardern’s spin on the very belated changes to NZ gun laws was the silly comment that NZ had responded (in making an announcement….) to its disaster more quickly than Australia had after Port Arthur.

    Nothing about what had happended in the intervening 23 years, nothing about the fact that this was not NZ’s first shooting massacre, and nothing about the fact that there had been a long stretch of NZ Labour Government under Helen Clark – so it can’t all be blamed on those reactionary Nationals.

  15. Squirrel

    The most pathetic aspect of Ardern’s spin on the very belated changes to NZ gun laws was the silly comment that NZ had responded (in making an announcement….) to its disaster more quickly than Australia had after Port Arthur.

    Nothing about what had happended in the intervening 23 years, nothing about the fact that this was not NZ’s first shooting massacre, and nothing about the fact that there had been a long stretch of NZ Labour Government under Helen Clark – so it can’t all be blamed on the National party governments.

  16. It was actually those wascally LibertariaNZ and ACT voters and MPs that stopped St Helen Clark turning the joint into utopia.

  17. Up The Workers!

    Is Winston Abraham still running about in her hoofprints with the broom, shovel and bucket, cleaning up her mess like Old Joe Bidet used to do for Obama?

    It’s a Leftard thing!

  18. Nob

    Scott Morrison won an election.

    Ardern didn’t but gained power by a deal with former “right wing populist” (but he’s alright nowwwwww) Winston Peters.

    It was even worse than the Gillard deal with the Green unrepresentative swill.

  19. Enoch Root

    This attack on ScoMo is pathetic. Really.

    What was he suppose to do? I mean, for real… not the cuddles expected by the hysteric left.

    It is not a war, in which he would be commander in chief and expected to have the final word on many matters. It’s bushfire. And he is not even a firefighter. His job is to get out of the way of those actually dealing with it, and ensure enough resources are available. As far as this is concerned, it would take a daily phone call from wherever he was.

    People seem to think his presence is somewhat magical and would make a difference… if you think this way, please, grow up.

  20. A Lurker

    Perhaps Tony Abbott should be made a special advisor to the PM for the duration of these fires and this drought.

  21. areff

    Lurker: What a delicious idea. Alas, Morrison would need a bit of Trump about him to do that (and much less of Michael Photios’ hand up his butt making the mouth say ‘I believe in climate change’)

  22. duncanm

    A Lurker
    #3280104, posted on January 3, 2020 at 8:27 pm

    brilliantly evil, and practical to boot!

  23. Robber Baron

    Morrison deserves what he is getting because the thought he could deal with the media. He can’t. Nobody on the non-left can…apart from Trump.

    Trump ignored them.

    Morrison’s leadership is in tatters. Josh is grinning from ear-to-ear.

  24. Don’t worry, the Socialust slipper will be here on holiday soon. I expect she will have all the fires extinguished and have hugged 25 million people to death by the time she leaves.

  25. egg_

    Michael Photios’ hand up his butt making the mouth say ‘I believe in climate change’)

    Deck the hills with windfarms… tra la la la la…

  26. Robert

    Ardern didn’t just allow the “Firearms Prohibition Amendment Act 2018” (which would have removed the Christchurch firearms as they were registered) – SHE ACTIVELY VOTED IT DOWN! On 5th September 2018, Ardern voted against this legislation. There’s only one thing more contemptible, and that’s the mainstream media’s hypocrisy in deliberately censoring this fact from public view.

  27. Amused

    Maybe Queenslanders should do a job on him for having no Daylight Saving?

    We’re quite happy without that clock fiddling bullshit, thanks.

  28. Amused

    The leftists on my social media feeds have been asking how to get the NZ PM to Australia to be our PM.

    They get irate if you suggest a bale of nice lucerne…

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