MEET YOUR FUTURE PM AND FIRST LADY
...and there’s not a damned thing you can do about it
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.
Impossible you say? How could the electorate ever conceive of promoting such a flawed character as Bill Shorten to Australia’s highest Office? Well, it will, and not even the Labor Party can do a damned thing about it.
Only Tony Abbott can defend the bridge to Rome from an Etruscan onslaught, only he can stop a union led autocracy of crooks and criminals from gaining government... but Abbott ain’t no Horatius.
Kevin Rudd left a trail of ruinous bungles behind him, not the least of which were the boats’ and pink batts’ debacles, but there is so much more to come from this man’s lethal legacy.
Bill Shorten used his Right faction numbers to oust Rudd and install Gillard only to use those same numbers three years later to oust Gillard and reinstall Rudd. But Rudd was still smarting from his inglorious dismissal and swore that a sitting Labor PM would never ever be dislodged in future.
Of course Uncle Kev was counting on defeating Abbott himself in the ensuing general election but instead he finished up handing his onetime assassin, Bill Shorten, a deposit on the keys to The Lodge.
In his brief second stint as PM, Uncle Kev petulantly changed ALP rules, ensuring it would be virtually impossible to oust an ALP leader, let alone a sitting Prime Minister. This was achieved by giving the ALP rank and file (around 30,000 members) 50 per cent of the vote and Caucus (ALP parliamentarians) the other 50 percent.
This meant that each Caucus vote was worth around 450 members’ votes. Okay, so the contest was between Albanese and Shorten with Albanese winning 18,000 (or 59.9%) of the rank and file votes with Shorten only able to muster around 12,000.
[Let’s ignore the fact that the mailing addresses of blocks of ballot papers were altered by the office of NSW General Secretary, and Shorten supporter, Senator Sam Dastyari. Home addresses were changed to the post office box of disgraced Auburn councillor Hicham Zraika, who was suspended from the Labor party for six months after branch-stacking charges were brought against him. However, any missing postal votes would not have been sufficient to alter the final result.]
Shorten had already collared almost 56 per cent of the Caucus vote, giving him victory by less than three per cent, despite the fact that the Party as a whole rejected him in favour of Albo!
Uncle Kev, in the process of trying to entrench his own tenure, had unintentionally installed Shorten in perpetuity. Why in perpetuity you might ask? Well Uncle Kev had a few more tricks up his sleeve. You see, it now requires 60 percent of Caucus votes to even bring on a leadership spill. Better still, if the leader happens to be the PM it requires a massive 75 per cent, a sufficient buffer to have kept even Julia safe!
So the next time the Government changes, as it often does, Shorten will inherit The Lodge no matter what his crippled credentials. A carbon tax will be reimposed, the corrupt UN’s global warming hoax will top the agenda and the boats will start arriving at Christmas Island again.
Rampaging unions (that represent a mere 17 per cent of the workforce) will be running the joint and Shorten’s criminal mates in the NSW Right’s mafia faction, which include Bob Carr, Richardson and the many friends of Eddie Obeid, will re-emerge as the new mob.
Is it any wonder the Coalition is nervous about Abbott’s ability to stave off a change in government?
Actually it's just a matter of time.