TURNING BACK THE ALP, ONLY WHERE IT’S SAFE TO DO SO
...but it’s not safe for Bill to do so!
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.
It’s a Whitlam style “crash-or-crash-through” gamble on a high risk boat policy in an attempt to succour the electorate’s middle ground. Shorten is attempting to out Abbott Abbott with a ridiculous 50% RET, much like his nonsense 5% company tax cut proposal that one-upped Abbott’s 1.5%. What a joke this bloke Shorten is!
Discussing on-water activities cannot be avoided at this week’s National Conference as a furious Left closes in on Bill. He has spent all his remaining capital on a last race long-shot.
Shorten still doesn’t understand how Abbott stopped the boats and many in the Coalition are still scratching their heads and Labor's Left doesn’t care how because on-shore processing with a cost of a thousand drowned was a price it was always prepared to pay.
Its ability, along with the Greens, to dismiss the thoughts of hundreds of wide-eyed little children silently clutching their helpless mothers as they descend to the ocean floor is inexplicable.
But now it’s a massive lurch to Labor’s Right that will leak blood on the floor of the Conference... and it could be all Bill’s.
Stand by for a few days of feverish factional fisticuffs.
Shorten has also slipped a disc with a triple backflip on carbon tax, but his ETS (read carbon tax) was an obvious sop to the Left ahead of his new “boats” policy.
But again Bill lacks political comprehension. You see, Labor’s loss of trust was never about the carbon tax itself, it was all about lying about the carbon tax, and Abbott is suffering from similar unabashed pre-election lies.
Rudd said he would have a carbon tax, Gillard said she wouldn’t, Rudd then said he wouldn’t, then Shorten said he wouldn’t and now Shorten says he will... they are kidding aren’t they?
Both Abbott and Shorten still feel the electorate will forgive bald faced lies. Well, it won’t, it never will. If you can’t believe what is promised before an election WTF is the point in having an election?
Right now Abbott is about as popular as a fart in a two-man lift and Shorten with his loaded nappy is even more odious. Both are about to face voters where two leaders have never been so universally despised, and the funny thing is that neither really understands why.
Delegates to the ALP Conference will be confronted with a leader who has not only knifed two of their sitting Prime Ministers but now stands for a boat policy they can never agree to.
They could kill two birds with the one stone by replacing Shorten as soon as possible and that proposition has never been more likely than when Caucus next meets.
Shorten’s problem is that he is of the ruthless Right and he gained the ALP leadership over the Left’s more popular Albanese with a rash of Left appointments to the Front Bench.
Those Left appointments are about to prove his worst nightmare as his control of Right faction numbers disintegrates.
The Greens are livid at this “turn back” business and will now benefit by a shift away from Labor in the inner leafy suburbs. But so what! Greens will never vote for the hated Abbott so Labor will sit back and cop the usual preferences anyway... no change!
The most likely change is a Labor epiphany that the decomposing Shorten can never lead them back to government.