WOULD YOU FEED THIS LOT?
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.
I brought up the possibility of a double dissolution a couple of weeks back, to the sounds of silence, but now it is beginning to gain momentum. Even media’s Left has suddenly realised no government on earth can continue in this way. A flawed electoral system has struck a fatal blow to democratic process.
If a little man from Mars lobbed in Canberra and was shown how our political system works, fair dinkum, he would hightail it back to Mars for a stiff scotch.
It is staggering that any government of any colour can be elected to Office in a landslide of mandates only to be prevented from passing its legislation by a handful of mutton-headed, imbecilic, brain-dead bogans who fluked a few Senate seats with anomalous preferencing.
Never has there been such a bunch of egotistic twits prepared to grandstand their way to the limelight at the expense of a national recovery... and Bill Shorten heads the perverse recalcitrant swill.
It is he alone who has gifted the power of God to a dumb gang of turkeys including a destructive, arrogant Tasmanian devil.
It was Shorten’s Government that trashed the House and now he won’t allow anyone in to do an exit clean. If he decided to act responsibly, the minor parties, Greens and Independents would be rendered powerless and Jacqui Lambie would be far too busy pruning her bush to be blackmailing Prime Ministers.
A petulant Shorten has ignored the election result and effectively elevated the trash to the high Office of Government simply because he hates Abbott more than the trash!
But there are signs the Abbott Government has had enough. A bundle of Bills has been thrown at the Senate with an attached note saying, “pass ‘em or else” and that can only mean one thing, a double dissolution is in the air.
Ominous messages are coming from seniors Pyne and Morrison, and for the first time Julie Bishop, that suggest a showdown is imminent... elected governments, whether Left, Right, good, bad or outright useless, must be allowed to govern and it appears this one has decided to crash, or crash through, with the first stage of a double dissolution.
The next stage is when or if, after three months, the Senate rejects the bundle of Bills for a second time.
Only then can every seat in both Houses be declared vacant and a fresh election called. If the Senate still refuses to pass the Bills a joint sitting can be called for, but that’s unlikely.
It can’t happen until April or May of next year anyway, but the prospect is likely to scare the scarf off Lambie and the mortar off the Brick... both were looking forward to a comfy six years’ undeserved self indulgence.
Pressure will also be applied to both of them from other Senators likely to lose their cushy red seats. Halved Senate quotas will apply in a full Senate election and that will favour the idiot minor contenders but such is the public’s anger that the current bogans would never see the inside of Parliament House again. And neither would their ornery former leader, Cloive.
A huge problem for Abbott, if he doesn’t act now, is that the current group of intellectually challenged Senators will have another three years to go, even if he wins the 2016 election, and two terms of this insufferable madness may be too much for any government to take.
Abbott is no gambler but if his final attempt to negotiate a way out fails now, he may not have a choice. His current unseasonal polls will be of little significance. Aussie voters who asked him to govern 15 months ago will ensure he can govern this time, even if they violently disagree with him.
If the Machiavellian Whitlam and his bunch of crooks were able to pull off a double dissolution, it should be a piece of cake for Abbott.