TURNBULL’S SURVIVAL PLAN
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.
With Tony Abbott becoming more proactive by the day and with the gay Greens determined to delegitimise marriage, the middle ground has become vacant real estate.
Australian politics has been cleaved into a polarised Left and Right like never before, with white hot anger on one side and what is an unattainable, asexual, “Gay Green World” minority of wind-chimers on the other.
Not since Arthur Calwell, over a half century ago, has a politician been physically attacked by a voter. And now "Yes" voters are desperately trying to distance themselves from the violence they said homosexuals would suffer, but in fact it is now they who are clearly the violent culprits.
Survivalists like Turnbull, Frydenberg, Morrison and Brandis, along with crass, opportunistic corporates, have opted for the safe, “let’s all have a hug” path. But people with IQs above their boot size who understand what the minority is up to know this path is full of unseen potholes.
A typical judicial liar without a moral GPS
More moves than Nadia Comaneci
No Heaven for Scott. An Evangelical supporting a Yes vote?
“Yes” or “No”, Turnbull can’t lose. He is politically and sexually agnostic when it comes to his own survival and to be honest, no matter how many Libs want him gone, (and that list is growing fast) he is safe for now, and probably up to and past the next election.
I've never been near a sheep, sir!
Turnbull’s manna from heaven came with the High Court’s refusal to hear seven Parliamentarians’ possible dual residency cases until late October thereby ensuring rulings won’t be made until late December or even until the new year. This makes a challenge in the near future impossible without risking bringing down the entire Government.
He has another insurance policy in the precariousness of a one seat majority. If Turnbull is rolled he will certainly exercise his vindictiveness by departing Parliament, in the same way he has done before, leaving a new PM with no choice but to recall the Speaker just to maintain that one seat majority.
But there would not be one of those cross-bench idiots you could sell the Speakership to who understands Standing Orders, let alone administer them, leaving the Parliamentary process in a state of bedlam. Gillard was lucky she was able to co-opt Slipper, who did know the Orders, but was an embarrassment to all except Gillard.
In the meantime this is Turnbull’s plan and it’s actually quite a good one: Media are intent on highlighting the Two Party preferred vote in every poll. Yet the more important poll is Turnbull versus Shorten where Turnbull has always held a healthy 10 point or more lead.
Of course this lead is not an appreciation of Turnbull but a condemnation of Shorten, who is polling Gillard figures and would be easily beaten by any mentally retarded chimpanzee.
Turnbull’s plan is to stay as close to Shorten as ideologically possible, even if he disagrees with him. As long as there is no point of ideological difference, and as long as Turnbull promotes himself presidentially and devoid of Liberal Party ties, he cannot lose.
What Party was that again Mal?
That’s the way he campaigned in the last election… it was all about Turnbull where the Liberal Party emblem and colours were rarely seen.
He wants a Turnbull v Shorten election where there are no policy differences to choose from, the only difference will be between him and Shorten, and polling has always shown he will win that race.
Meanwhile Mal can helicopter his way around the Snowy with his idea of pumping water back up hill so he can send it down again in case someone in Cooma needs his shaver recharged. That idea was canned in the 80s but it won't do Mal any harm if he "appears" to be doing something to negate the effects of wind and solar subsidies damage!
Unfortunately his grand plan will mean the demise of the Liberal Party. But Turnbull has no love for his Party of second choice anyway. The Labor Party didn’t want a bar of him for good reason and he finished up turning to a Party of Menzies’ creation, yet Turnbull despises everything Menzies stood for.
Turnbull stands for nothing except Turnbull and he will be harder to get rid of than a severe case of genital herpes.