Regarding what James Bourne has written: The incoming government lacks the numbers to pass legislation unopposed, throwing all of their election promises into doubt. Of course it is a foregone conclusion that the ABC and the rest of MSM will never see this as a broken promise, oh no.
Let me make this quite clear: Julia Gillard did not at any time break a promise and I will tell you why. When a person makes a promise, the word ‘promise’ has to be used. At no time did she ever use that word. A politically intelligent person understood why she was unable to keep to her original statement of ‘no carbon tax’. Only the unintelligent that were hell bent on bringing the government down AND the first female Prime Minister, considered that a promise had been broken.
Are you Fran Kelly et al going to hold Tony Abbott and the rest of his pathetic front bench to account when all HIS promises are also broken? Remember the ones that were written in blood, those promises that have been cremated?
Key among them is the abolition of the carbon tax—legislation that Tasmanian Liberal Senator Eric Abetz promised would be drawn up within the Coalition’s first month of government. James Bourne
Eric Abetz, has told RN Breakfast that Labor’s support is not only needed, but expected, in order to repeal the carbon tax. And he says the Coalition is no longer as committed to reversing the law in its first four weeks in office. What a nerve this man has! How dare he say this after all the Coalition did and said about Labor and Julia Gillard. Why should Labor support something they are against? Tony Abbott at one stage said “NO” to everything. It was only at the end when he realised it was doing him harm that he changed his tune, not because he thought the policies were good, but because he realised saying “NO” consistently was doing him harm. This is pathetic behaviour and now this same pathetic man is our Prime Minister, the first one that I am ashamed of to be representing us on the world stage.
If there is one thing we have learned from Labor it is that if you rush things through, you might get the headline but you then repent at leisure…James Bourne This is hardly true of Labor. It reflects the behaviour of Kevin Rudd when he usurped the position of leadership in the ALP. Ok he had the numbers in Caucus, but think about how he acquired them. He acquired them through attrition. He wore people out by his antics, leaks and tantrums. Julia Gillard was a poised, intelligent, cool, polite, fair, charming, steady, steadfast politician, none of which could be said for Kevin Rudd.
Senator Eric Abetz: I still invite the Greens to consider that their belligerent campaigning, saying that they would stand in the way, saw the Green vote halve in my home state of Tasmania, and head south in every other state. Of course no one in Opposition in the past has ever been belligerent. The reason the Green vote headed south along with Labor’s was because of Rupert Murdoch’s relentless attacks on everything green and good. Then there was also Fairfax’s bias, Gina Rinehart and her tirades against the Greens and ALP and lastly ABC’s strong bias in always interviewing the Opposition at every turn and praising them to the hilt making every reasonable person sick. Never pointing out when they were clearly wrong, but when interviewing a Labor MP they harassed them unmercifully.
Erik Abetz: ‘There’s plenty of time for the Greens and Labor to come to the conclusion that it would be appropriate for them to assist the government on such and emblematic issue…like we did with…the Fair Work legislation after WorkChoices. We accepted we’d got it wrong, and we assisted the government in their changing the regime.’ The operative words here are ‘we got it wrong’. Labor will never come to the conclusion that they got it wrong. Why? Because they didn’t. We urgently need to do something about Climate Change. Massive bushfires first week of spring. The temperature here has been 32 degrees C, 3 days in a row and I live in a forest in NSW. I have lived here for 34 years and never been afraid before now. The Coalition accepted that WorkChoices was wrong because the public hated it. They never thought it was wrong and still don’t.
Erik Abetz: ‘Whether we’re going to put something in within four weeks or six weeks after the election—I don’t think the Australian people will be too exercised about that,’ Excited? What does he mean by that? Does he mean that he assumes the people who voted for the Coalition won’t mind any number of broken promises? Or is he saying that they will mind, just as they were being told they minded by shock jocks and MSM when Labor was in power?
Erik Abetz: ‘If there is one thing we have learned from Labor it is that if you rush things through, you might get the headline but you then repent at leisure, and have a lot of other headlines that are very derogatory and deservedly so.’ Well from my constant listening and watching the news, Labor never did get the headlines regarding policies. What they got was a constant barrage of insults, lies and innuendo. The amount of times some Coalition front bencher used the word ‘lies’ regarding Labor is too numerous to count. Tony Abbott is an admitted liar, but no one, other the reasonable seem to care. Do you see how brainwashed the public are. All those who voted for the Coalition will very soon see the error of their ways and then how will MSM get out of that? Oh of course! They will blame Labor.