“YOU'VE GOT TO HAND IT TO THEM”
said Turnbull on boats success
Four-time Walkley Award winning political commentator and Churchill Fellow, has returned to the fray over concern that the integrity of news dissemination is continually being threatened by a partisan media.
Who the hell is “them” Malcolm? A Freudian slip that went unnoticed but there is little doubt the man with the shocking record as Lib leader wants another crack and the ABC is determined to see he gets it. But first it must hunt down and kill a wounded Abbott.
If you think Fairfax and the ABC are anti-Abbott now, just wait until the next Federal election. And there lies the conservative dilemma... keep him and lose 30 seats to Shorten or discard him and have a fighting chance.
So why the Left’s incandescent hatred of Abbott? Well, there are two reasons and the first is they have never forgiven him for killing off their Gillard, they never will, and it approaches the level of hatred the Left media had for Kerr when he killed off their other hero, Gough Whitlam.
Of course the electorate on both occasions felt otherwise, but why should media’s Left ever need to cater for, or even acknowledge, public sentiment?
The second reason has to do with “global warming”. Turnbull thinks Armageddon is nigh and Abbott thinks it’s all bullshit. Unless the Left can assist to shoehorn Turnbull into the Lib leadership Australia will not sign the UN’s IPCC last hurrah agreement on climate change in Paris later this year. But first they must get rid of Abbott.
The Left media, as usual, has got it all wrong, Turnbull may have the pollsters on side but not the Party. His philosophy is anathema to all that the Libs stand for and he has a better chance of replacing Shorten than Abbott.
The backbench revolt was from the Right, not the Left and, despite the media wet-dreaming in their red and Green jocks, there wasn’t a Turnbull supporter to be seen as he wandered lonely to the Party Room.
Erstwhile conservatives like Turnbull and Fraser need to make atonement for their real-world sins and they will eventually shuffle across to the globally warm bosoms of Sarah and Christine where reality has no meaning.
And as for Abbott? Sure he has made a series of ill-advised moves but it’s tragic that that a man who rescued Australia from Gillard and Rudd be discarded so soon as a liability.
If he can’t escape the Left media’s enfilade of biased missiles now, what chance would he have in any election?
Those who know nothing of politics will repeat the slick sound bites of the ALP to indicate to their peers that they’re abreast of current affairs. Unfortunately it is they who will decide the next election and there are no slick sound bites coming from the Right.
Abbott will certainly go down as a great fighter, but the Liberal Party may well go down with him?