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Wednesday, 13th December 2017

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ONLY ONE WINNER

.. and it’s not Turnbull

Larry Pickering

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.

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It was a low day in Oz politics when Julie Bishop and Malcolm Turnbull decided not to risk Abbott and Hastie winning the WA seat of Canning in a by election on that Saturday. They won anyway but it was too late, the treachery of the Libs' Left had played out with another first term PM mercilessly dumped to salve the ego of one person.

Media scribes have suggested that Tony Abbott can now regain the Prime Ministership. That’s mischievous rubbish! But make no mistake, had he not been murdered, he would today be burying Shorten for good and counting a manageable majority.

Media thought an athletic PM a non sequitur and that biting an onion and winking was a terminal fault. But Abbott copped it sweet, he never complained.

Turnbull and Bishop could not have carried out their killing of Abbott without the viciously partisan support of the Left media, but hey, what goes around....

Abbott must have slept last night with a wry smile on his face. He had killed off the Rudd/Gillard nightmare and despite the Senate he had stopped the boats and destroyed Labor's damaging mining and carbon taxes. Abbott was on the way to a comfortable 2016 win.

Turnbull has taken all of Abbott’s record 2013 landslide and trashed it... nothing left, good people gone forever, just to satisfy Turnbull’s unhealthy, lustful, egocentric craving for The Lodge... a craving he has nursed for decades. 

As said here ad nauseum, the window for a DD election closed in September last year when Abbott was gearing up to rid the Senate of its rancid, obstructionist rubbish with his own DD. Instead he was knifed earlier than was planned, before he could win that by-election of Canning, and show once again his ability to overcome insurmountable political odds. 

Abbott was a proven winner, Turnbull is a proven failure. But Lib sanity was lost in a pool of blood on a Party room floor.

To call a DD election to follow a third-term May budget takes a special type of fool, and yesterday proved the folly. Turnbull not only allowed the Libs to be savaged by a grub like Shorten, he doubled the obstructionist Senators he was attempting to get rid of and gave the worst of them another six year tenure! Bloody hell, you're good Turnbull.

The Coalition Nats increased their representation because some voters saw them as the only alternative to voting for Turnbull. Surely the Libs now realise that a further Turnbull experiment will lead to a nasty split and multiple terms for Labor.

Yet somehow among the carnage there is a thread of good ol’ Aussie common sense that didn’t give Shorten a term as PM, that killed off Oakeshott and Windsor, that elevated Pauline Hanson and other Parties that are concerned with the failure of multiculturalism and that will finally rid Australia of a fool like Turnbull.  

We aren’t silly, we got exactly what we wanted... a spanking for Turnbull but not such a belting that would have delivered us Shorten. It was a fine line to tread but we managed to do it once again. 

The only time that elections do not reflect Aussie common sense is when they are taken out of our hands on Party room floors.

The average voter believes a successful merchant banker like Turnbull should have the wherewithal to govern. Not necessarily so! The role of a merchant banker is to gamble with other people’s money to profit from other people’s stature and successes... Turnbull to a tee.

Don’t despair, it’s all good!  I think.



Comments

It's looking like the coalition will wind up with 75 seats. Bob Katter will probably agree to give Turnbull the extra seat that he needs to form a government. I don't think that Cathy McGowan will play ball with Turnbull because it was Labor and Green preferences that got her over the line.

It's looking like the coalition will wind up with 75 seats. Bob Katter will probably agree to give Turnbull the extra seat that he needs to form a government. I don't think that Cathy McGowan will play ball with Turnbull because it was Labor and Green preferences that got her over the line.

It's looking like the coalition will wind up with 75 seats. Bob Katter will probably agree to give Turnbull the extra seat that he needs to form a government. I don't think that Cathy McGowan will play ball with Turnbull because it was Labor and Green preferences that got her over the line.

It's looking like the coalition will wind up with 75 seats. Bob Katter will probably agree to give Turnbull the extra seat that he needs to form a government. I don't think that Cathy McGowan will play ball with Turnbull because it was Labor and Green preferences that got her over the line.

It's looking like the coalition will wind up with 75 seats. Bob Katter will probably agree to give Turnbull the extra seat that he needs to form a government. I don't think that Cathy McGowan will play ball with Turnbull because it was Labor and Green preferences that got her over the line.

"But Abbott copped it sweet, he never complained." Admirable, yes, but he took it too far. He let Labor/Green lies linger instead of calling them out. His stupid election eve "no cuts" promises were essentially kept, except a very minor change to the ABC. I say stupid because he didn't need to make them. He had the election in the bag. So why did he allow the left to get away with saying that he'd ripped $80 Billion out of the heath budget. He should have started every press conference, every doorstop with "first of all I want to clear up this Labor lie of.. etc etc". That should be the lesson for any Conservative leader anywhere, never let the lies of the lying left go uncorrected. Keep at it until the media (even the ABC) submits. Fight them, hard, fast and continuously.

BD43, that's complete rubbish. Thousands upon thousands of ordinary decent wage-earning people work hard as public servants. They're not the mass of faceless big salaried bureaucrats you should be aiming at.

Gerry Adams and his mate McGuinness are murderers, low life trash. Both should have been riddled with bullets and left to rot decades ago.

Well, watched Q&A against my better judgement. The closing comment by Paul Kelly on the economy and intergenerational debt was the only real take away message that should resonate with all Australians. Had either major party made this case in unambiguous language to voters we would have an elected government with a clear mandate to fix both the economy and social inequity by getting the nation working again. Instead we have sludge.

They are what Marx called the "useful idiots" easily manipulated to hatred and rage...the media , Turnbull , Labor and co cynically played with the minds of the Australian people re the Prince Philip PMs choice award.....what a pity ...especially for QLD because I believe this whipping up of hysteria so close to the election played a huge part in the fall of the Newman govt and the return to Labor.

What's happened to ALA?

BD43... you may well be right here.. it's all too much to comprehend and actually accept... I loathe all this mystery of all those fiends who wish to just 'take over' ... i.e., he NWO and others...as for public servants including those of the parliamentary persuasion and also including the prime minister of this country... they most often lose sight of the fact that they are there to represent their constituents and do the bidding of those people. Many parliamentarians have an inflated idea of their own worth and see themselves as 'the saviour' of their electorates... it's past time, perhaps, that they get their own act together and listen to their constituents.

Yes, who actually knows and appreciates the value of the PoE programmes and awards? Pity people don't open their ears and eyes before they open their mouths!

My own theory is that NWO had it in for TA. NWO Turdbull was just another knifer in the ranks. Those who aspire to the lowest common denominator (like my ex-son-in-law) usually have a public service mentality and have never actually created wealth in our society. Yes, we need public servants BUT when will they come to understand that they are exactly that - Public Servants. If you ever come across one it is almost as if it is a gift to you, their masters, if they actually deign to answer your request.

Good ol Aussie Post Black Duck. I'm not a fan of DL. I hope you are in the safe from carjackers in East Malvern. I hesitate going out at night even though I've got a sturdy 4WD. Hubby wants to surround me in the best composite material. ;-)

Malcolm can't fall on his sword, it's still stuck in Tony Abbott's back.
(Mark Steyn).

Sandy57, Your dad certainly had a good way with words!

K8, just messaged LD's to say that their HTV mailer reached our mailbox in East Malvern today. Hope they weren't paying for the delivery service!!

Peta Credlin to head up a brand new Conservative Party and get ready for the next election? Yes!! Better still!? She waits for a new bi-election ...as there usually is soon after a major election ....and immediately joins the Libs or Nats and get selected for that bi-election. Wham ! Bam ! Slam ! Thank you Mrs New Peta Credlin Real Ozzie PM. 15 million Aussies support her. The 'others' are moving back overseas!!

The fight against the Islamic scourge is doomed with Pauline Hanson. She doesnt have any indepth knowledge of the Quran and its followers. To inform and win over the undecided public, we need intelligent and well spoken people to put across the arguments, but just wait to Pauline has another "please explain" moment and makes the anti Islam followers look like dopey morons