IT'S WISE FOR THE LIBS TO BE BACKWATCHING
...even if it's too soon to start counting
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.
The Libs believe their current crew is electorally acceptable... well not all the Libs believe that and many in the Labor Party don’t believe it either. But like it or not the Conservative crew is too few in number to challenge Turnbull just yet, and Turnbull knows it.
Abbott’s poor polling was the reason Turnbull gave for knifing him and now that Turnbull’s polling is as bad or worse than Abbott’s, it’s just a Turnbull resolve to steady the ship, talk shit and keep vomiting big words. But is that really enough?
Dutton weighs the odds
Clearly he thinks it is, and while we all argue over gay marriage and how many cartridges fit in a lever action shot gun, the debt and deficit keep floating off in the distance in untethered helium balloons.
Turnbull needs to grasp a nettle along with his poorly endowed scrotum, and start steering Australia out of an abyss that possibly includes the loss of our AAA credit rating. But don’t expect a merchant banker likeTurnbull to understand our dark economic future, merchant banking is merely punting with other mugs’ money.
There’s the “R” word, and possibly even the “D” word lurking the Canberran backblocks and every lever available to Treasury is already hard on the metal. There is nowhere that interest rates can move even if the RBA wanted to move them. And even if they chose to, no-one would take any notice or even care.
The banks will do exactly what they want and if it all blows up in their faces they can expect a Government underwrite as usual while they continue to foreclose on hundreds of thousands of broke homeowners.
What happened to the GST and negative gearing debates? And what happened to debt reduction plans, let alone any deficits? Well, you see, after knifing Tony Abbott our sagacious brand new PM decided to pull on a ridiculous double dissolution election.
Now, as I said at the time, it takes a special kind of idiot to see any sense in that scenario with a brutal May budget needed BEFORE the poll date and the certainty of getting even more bogan bums on Senate seats!
Is it any wonder Aussies are more interested in how the Yanks will survive another idiot who has lit a fire underneath every dysfunctional Arab nation on earth while coddling Turkey and picking a fight with Putin. Bloody hell!
A much improved Pauline Hanson’s One Nation is set to swamp the odious Greens and flood State elections but she can only play a preventive role right now and she’s a long way from wielding an axe in the Lower House where one is needed.
That is unless Conservative forces combine to get this joint back on track.
But each time I suggest coaligning to ALA and a few Libs I get shot down in flames with accusations about who stole whose policies. Does it really matter who stole what if the policy is sound? And anyway Hanson needs to get a decent economist elected along with the ideologues.
I’m getting too depressed, so I will finish this here and concentrate on dodging tonight’s ABC programs.
Malcolm Turnbull is an avid ABC watcher so there could be another Royal Commission into something formed by morning.