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Thread by @Vic_Rollison: "Just heard news announcement that Georgina Downer plans to run again, where she used her inherited status as a member of the political estab […]"

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Just heard news announcement that Georgina Downer plans to run again, where she used her inherited status as a member of the political establishment to prove she’s destined to win Mayo. These people just don’t get it do they? They don’t see why this defines gross self-entitlement
Being born into privilege is not merit Georgina. You may have merit for all I know, but the fact that you choose to run on your family’s ‘dynasty’, ‘legacy’, ‘entitlement’ shows you don’t understand how leadership must be an earned position. Maybe go away until you work this out.
I know there is money to burn in your family, but I’m actually doing you a favour by suggesting you’re throwing cash away thinking another election will change the result. I volunteered at Woodside and a voter said to me ‘we don’t want someone to just buy this seat’.
Go volunteer in your community. Talk to some people who earn the minimum wage and ask them why they are so outraged that you oppose this basic measure to keep them from falling into poverty. Leave the gated mansion and ask residents about climate change.
Find out why you managed to spend so much money plastering the Downer name all over the electorate but your vote went backwards. Leave your IPA bubble for a few weeks and try to work out the reality of a normal family’s life in Mayo.
Stop patronising voters by having your father talk down to them - telling them they must be ‘not from around here’ if they dare question your family’s entitlement. Your father has lived in London and you’ve been in Melbourne. Mayo owes your family nothing. Nation building! Ha! No
Australians have no issue with wealth - we applaud people who work hard and make a success of their lives. But what we don’t like is when people born into privilege spend their lives kicking the ladder down so others can’t aspire to similar success.
You were born into privilege and have used your privilege how? To oppose any policy that open opportunity for those who aren’t lucky to be born into wealth like you. You chose to be a mouthpiece for the IPA. That’s your legacy Georgina. Own it.
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