COULD TONY GET OFF WITH JACQUI?
...yes, but only in the right circumstances
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.
Most people (except those at the ABC and Fairfax of course) are slapping their foreheads in disbelief at how Shorten can possibly outpoll Abbott. Shorten as PM is the stuff of nightmares and horror movies and if it ever happened I’m out of here and off to New Zealand. Hang on, hang on, I take that back... better make that Afghanistan.
I mean, fair dinkum, Shorten would make Gillard look like Mary MacKillop and Rudd, Menzies. Australia run by a Cabinet of CFMEU thugs and AWU crooks is just too painful to think about.
Okay, polling can be outrageously inaccurate simply because it’s all about the question. Take the latest gay marriage poll, it asked: “Should gay people be allowed to marry?” 60-40 in the affirmative! Fair enough, I’d answer yes to that poll question too.
So politicians on the Green/Gay Left declare that the people have spoken, the evidence is clear, let’s get on with it and let’s pass the legislation.
But hang on a minute, if the question had been more truthful, like: “Should the powerful gay lobby be allowed to render the Marriage Act non-gender specific?” 60-40 in the negative for sure!
Pollsters don’t always publish the question that was asked, but they publish the poll results they, or whoever contracted them, were seeking.
That’s why the Gay Lobby doesn’t want plebiscites or referenda that would allow for a period of open debate, because the truth of what they really have planned would then be outed.
So, back to the Shorten/Abbott polling enigma. Okay, let’s allow for some bias (apprehended of course) in polling. The latest 25 or so polls have Shorten ahead, that’s cause for concern as not all polling is dishonest, and it certainly reflects a credible trend.
Regardless, the Abbott-hating Left is determined to make the looming by-election for Canning a death sentence for Abbott and if the Libs fail to hold the seat by a healthy margin, Abbott will indeed be put to the sword. Fairfax and the ABC are salivating at the thought.
But why is Abbott such a hated man? Is it his persona? His awkward walk? His staccato, repetitive delivery? No, it comes down to one thing: He destroyed their beloved Julia in a tirade of ruthless misogyny... or so they say. The truth is that Julia was an abomination of a Prime Minister and it was actually Shorten who finished her off.
Despite his appalling record of thuggery and dirty deeds, Shorten remains the Left’s pin-up boy. It’s a matter of comparison for the wider bogan electorate, that small percentage of politically unaware donkeys who decide all elections.
When compared to Abbott, Shorten looks sort of okay to the average bogan.
Ninety per cent of us can never decide an election simply because we are part of an established and accepted voting bloc... we mean nothing!
It’s all about comparisons. So to the accompanying cartoon; let’s say Abbott was marooned on an Island with one palm tree and Jacqui Lambie.
For the first couple of years Abbott would find the palm tree far more sexually attractive than the cosmetically challenged Jacqui. But eventually Jacqui would slowly appear to be a voluptuous, irresistibly sexual female and Abbott would appear to Jacqui to be an irresistible, horny Adonis.
This would certainly happen because Jacqui and Abbott to each other were only comparable to an inanimate palm tree.
A woman can only be attractive if she can be compared to someone who is unattractive, or plain ugly. Someone can only be tall if there are some shorter people around, fat if only there are skinny people, smart if only there are dumb people.
But when there is no-one else there to compare Jacqui to, she will eventually become the yardstick, the only woman in existence, because there is only a wilting palm tree for comparison... and the same applies to Jacqui’s perception of Abbott.
So maybe in ten years’ time both Jacqui and Abbott are rescued with three “beautiful” kids in tow and it’s not until they get back to civilisation that they realise they and their kids are extremely aesthetically challenged, or flat out ugly, and they are a carbon copy of the Addams Family.
Is Shorten acceptable because those polled are only asked to compare him to Abbott? If this is true then Abbott needs to go for the sake of his Party in the same way and for the same reasons he asked Bronwyn Bishop to go. But he won’t!
Prime Ministers Whitlam, Hawke, Gillard, Fraser, Howard and now Abbott all hung on ‘til the bitter end, at the expense of their Parties.
If Canning by-election results are even close then 30 of Abbott’s backbenchers are looking at a long dole queue. They will ensure Abbott is gone, either honourably or kicking and screaming.
...and that’s a shame because he’s probably a nice bloke!