"NICE WORK SLAGGING OFF YOUR ELECTORATE".
"YOU'VE HAD TOO MANY FREE LUNCHES ALREADY, YOU FAT BOGAN"
"STAND DOWN YA CLOWN"
These are just some of the vitriolic comments by Broadwater voters who are starting to discover the truth behind the 26 year old selected by the LNP for this seat. The original candidate was dumped during the campaign when he was arrested for drink driving, and the first replacement was found to routinely attend "swinger's events", apparently not allowed in Newman's LNP. Verity "Bogan" Barton was then scraped off the bottom of the LNP Gold Coast barrel. And with apparent zero vetting, her public comments are now being seen as more evidence of the political gutter that Queensland has descended into.
Our own member for MacKenzie, Gavin "Don't Rape Me" King has however been silent on the growing list of ignorant comments made by Barton, in part because they are very similar to the King's comments on women, Chinese "ethnic clans, freaks, and weirdos", and his continued Facebook and Twitter blatherings.
However King has also been silent on critical "people" issues, with his silence now quickly eroding his public support from an election barely three months ago.
King has been conspicuously quiet on the LNP-hidden Trinity Inlet dredging report, the gutting of state money for the EP, the CBD, Cook Highway upgrades, and the Cairns Base Hospital. Stripping vital funds from Tourism Queensland. All issues that on which, before the election, he promised he wouldn't be silenced. With the public around town this weekend beginning to refer to him as "Gave-In King". And this past weekend, a huge outcry of shame has been directed at King for his silent support of LNP attacks on the most vulnerable in our community - the disabled and their carers. Community ratbaggery at its lowest.
In an attack led by Cairns Cr. Rob Pyne, King's been called out for his intellectual dishonesty and incompetence in withdrawing the promised $6.50 subsidy for wheelchair users of taxis, and now the refusal of Campbell Newman to participate in the Commonwealth National Disability scheme along with the conservative premiers in NSW and Victoria.
And alongside this indignity, we have the Member for Barron River Michael Trout, in a blatant conflict with his own and family business interests, demanding more State government money for horse vaccines. Kick the disabled, but spend up big for the privately-owned horsey set. It's like a bad dream.
"Hey dickhead, didn't you hear your boss Campbell? We're broke, mate. No borrowing more cash for horse welfare". But Trout too has been silent on the abuse of the disabled in his electorate. What a shameful situation!
Meanwhile, King, now enraptured by his new bigmouth soulmate Verity Barton, has rushed to "LIKE" her Facebook page, which is now filled with continual attacks by her now disenchanted electorate. King is now mentoring her on "social media" management - which in both their cases requires liberal use of the "delete" button. Both have remained silent as ordered by their LNP masters, while the disabled in their communities are the next victims of the Campbell Newman - the LNP Social Reengineering of our state government. A reengineering built on the "huge lie" that Queensland finances are akin to Spain.
It's clear what little soul Gavin King possessed as a journo has been sold-out on for $100K per year in LNP pieces of silver.