‘Go back to Kirribilli’: Morrison heckled by angry residents in Cobargo.
Some local residents were unhappy to see the PM on his visit.
“So many people here have lost their homes,” one woman said to Mr Morrison on Thursday as she refused to shake his hand before he grabbed it.
“We need more help,” she told the Prime Minister as he walked away.
The woman attempted to follow Mr Morrison, but was stopped by Bega Valley councillor, Tony Allen.
“You’re an idiot! Who votes Liberal around here? Nobody,” a man yelled.
“You’re not welcome you [expletive],” someone yelled as the Mr Morrison walked back to his car.
“Go back to Kirribilli. We might burn that down! I don’t see Kirribilli burning after the fireworks!” another man shouted.
As Mr Morrison hopped into his car, a woman turned to the camera to say that the town had been “forgotten”.
“This is not fair, we are totally forgotten about down here – every single time this area has a flood or fire, we get nothing,” she said.
“If we were Sydney, if we were North Coast, we would be flooded with donations and emergency relief.”
In a separate incident, Mr Morrison tried to shake a firefighter’s hand but was rejected.
“I don’t really want to shake your hand mate,” the firefighter told the PM.
If the fireman can’t do his job without behaving like an adolescent for the cameras, maybe he belongs in the kitchen helping the ladies make sandwiches. What we’re seeing during this fire crisis is two Australias: the old Australia whose firemen and voluntary combatants go about their difficult work very willingly and proudly – blaming nobody and not looking for attention. The new Australia, however, is a country of emotional whiners, cargo-cultists, hysterical witch-hunters and smirking media slanderers. The last-named group – journalistic fire-bugs – has deliberately propagated incendiary loathing of Scott Morrison.
Why? Because their phony narrative of Unprecedented Catastrophe must have the (conservative) villain they think it deserves. Meanwhile, the Labor and Greens politicians whose fetish for unkempt scrub has now caused the destruction of hundreds of properties – and killed people – watch on. Their first thought is always the same: “How can we use this to promote ‘climate change’ and wedge the LNP in urban electorates?”