BULLSHIT-O-METER HITS RED ZONE
Somebody really needs to help out the Liberal party.
At this point, a work experience kid could do a better job of strategy than what they’re doing themselves.
The latest opinion polls show Tony Abbott’s approval rating as preferred prime minister has dropped yet again. You’d think that would be a sign to both him and his party that their current strategy of simply saying ‘no’ to everything is no longer washing with the Australian public.
Turns out that’s not the case.
As soon as the polls came out, both Christopher Pyne and Julie Bishop jumped to their leader’s defence claiming that the drop had nothing to do with Abbott completely cocking up on on the 7.30 Report; nothing to do with the massive job cuts under NSW, Victorian and Queensland Liberal governments; nothing to do with John Howard coming out to sing the praises of Work Choices and nothing to do with the profound lack of Armageddon promised by Abbott when the carbon tax came into effect.
Nope, none of that was a factor.
We’ve turned on Mr Abbott because he punched a wall, or didn’t punch a wall, or the wall punched him. We’re not smart enough to look at his current political record and make our own decision, we’ve simply been duped by an evil smear campaign.
Did you know you were that stupid? It was news to me too.
It’s an assumption the Liberal party has been working on for some time now: that the Australian public are a bunch of dribbling fools who’ll believe any old crap if it’s said loud enough and for long enough.
That’s why they ran around before the carbon tax was even implemented saying we were suffering the effects of it. There were ministers actually saying that businesses were closing under the carbon tax months before it was introduced. That’s either flat out lying or the party is full of complete imbeciles who don’t understand basic things like how calendars work.
It’s also more than a bit ludicrous to defend Poor Tony when Poor Tony is quite capable of being a massive shit kicker himself.
This is a man who has shown time and again that he relishes a stoush, that he gives as good as he gets and delights in tearing down his opponents. This is a man who happily sat back while Bronwyn Bishop made a joke about the size of the Prime Minister’s nose. This is a man who, on the floor of parliament, called the Prime Minister a liar, retracted it, immediately repeated it, and then sulked about getting kicked out.
We are also talking about a party who have, at worst, encouraged hatred towards our Prime Minister and, at best, turned a blind eye to it.
There was a bit of awkward foot shuffling and careful language about hanging out with people calling our Prime Minister a witch and a bitch; a bit of looking in the other direction as Larry Pickering drew the most extraordinarily crude and insulting cartoons depicting our PM naked and in various sexual positions; a bit of buddying up to Alan Jones, even after he labelled her “Juliar” and continues his tediously over-worked line about putting her and every other woman on the planet in a chaff bag.
And yet it’s Poor Tony who is the real victim. Give me a break!
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