I would never call the ALP a Leftist government. Though I would go so far as to say they are left of Centre, which is a quite good position for the times. Slightly left of centre can promulgate legislation that the Far Right would not dream of. For myself, I proudly admit that I am further left than that. I am in the middle of left. The far left is too fanatical for my liking.
Having stated clearly where I stand politically, you may also need to know that I am a swinging voter. I vote for the Party that best serves Australia and Australians. I am not a rusted on anything. If I were totally disgusted with both the two party preferred Parties, I will then vote for the Greens, unless they are leaning too far left. I don’t go along with anything that is fanatical. That is not to say that I am a moderate, though I may be in some instances. If the Greens are not getting my vote either, then I vote for The Natural Law Party. The last time I voted for them they only got around 900 votes. When I am disgusted with everyone I vote Informal.
I would not vote Lib, even if Tony Abbott was deposed. I think Malcolm Turnbull would be a good Prime Minister, however, he would never get my vote as he came to my village and said that if he was ever elected PM, he would flood my village and my only road to town to make a dam. There is a back dirt road that goes in the opposite direction, making my journey to town ¾ hour longer. Let’s suppose he never said that and I think he would make a reasonable, if not good PM. His Team is appalling. Ok, Joe Hockey, let me pick him apart please. He has round shoulders. He slumps. He is overweight. He is jovial, (nothing too wrong with that, but he reminds me of Santa). His maths isn’t great, so I definitely do not want an eleven Treasurer. He has a very poor memory. He can be severely irrational, sarcastic and incorrect at times. He trades on the fact that whoever is interviewing him will go with the flow. Thumbs Down.
Now Julie Bishop, I remember thinking how striking she was when she first entered Parliament. A good looking woman, confident and poised, but when she’s rooting for her man and her chance at Deputy PM; she spews venom. I doubt she realises, but at this time, her face contorts into an ugly form that would frighten children in broad daylight. This I will say about her though; if she were elected into Parliament and she had good people with her, she would quite likely be a very good politician in government. Unfortunately she only has morons at her side. Thumbs Down.
Christopher Pyne the whine. This man is clearly in danger of his life at times when it’s his turn to spew forth venom at the Prime Minister or her Cabinet. You can see his face redden and veins stick out on his neck. His eyes go wild, flashing and gnashing of teeth, all for effect for the media, and the public who may watch. Honestly, I think he practices in front of the mirror. Does he ever say anything nice? Thumbs Down
Talking of red faces. Barnaby Joyce’s face is always red. I’m sure it’s not sunburn. He is definitely an angry man, so maybe from anger or rage. Do you ever listen to anything he says? Sometimes the man does not make sense, yet reporters do not pick him up for it. They just let it go and embark on a new subject. His oratory skills are very poor and I haven’t seen any evidence of what he has done unlike most of the Independents. Thumbs Down
I’ve already said that Malcolm Turnbull would probably make a good PM. He is intelligent, well educated, knows how to run a successful business and until the last three years, always thought was reasonable. I have written to him several times and he has always replied, so thumbs up for that.
Others in the Lib Team are Eric Abetz, George Brandis and Scott Morrison I will call crocodiles, they try to devour anything that is not LNP. 3 Thumbs Down.
I’ll just say a few words about some of the Independents. I like Tony Windsor a lot. Every time he speaks he makes sense. He doesn’t let anyone boss him around. He knows what his region needs and he got most of it for them. He gives his vote to the side that is doing the right thing. And that is only after he has heard both sides in full. I think he is very fair and honest. Has a great sense of humour too. Thumbs Up for Tony.
Rob Oakshott: I have no idea what he has done for his electorate. Not even sure which it is, but I think he takes his job very seriously. I think he is also honest and fair. You can tell he thinks before he speaks, not like Abbott who says things very deliberately, but not well thought out. MSM see him as an ally of the government and treat him like shit, as they do to Tony Windsor. Thumbs Up to Rob.
Independent Senator for South Australia, Nick Xenophon, has called for an inquiry – with judicial powers – over allegations made by John Singleton involving trainer Gai Waterhouse and her bookie son Tom. Has joined calls for Federal Government to rethink its grant-based wage increase to childcare workers, labelling it “ill-conceived and unfair”. Launched The Statewide Gambling Therapy Service has worked in partnership with the Vietnamese Gambling Help Service to develop a therapy program tailored to suit people of Vietnamese background who are experiencing problems with gambling. He has campaigned strongly on Poker Machines. Unfortunately hasn’t been very successful on account of the deficit. If the country was in surplus, he would have got his way. I’m not giving him a Thumbs Up or Down at this point.
Andrew Wilkie, independent Federal member for Denison. He was formerly an army officer and then intelligence analyst. In 2003 Wilkie resigned from his position in the Office of National Assessments, an Australian intelligence agency, over concerns that intelligence was being exaggerated for political purposes in making the case for Australia’s contribution to the 2003 invasion of Iraq under the Howard government.  Since then he has been active in Australian politics. He was a Greens candidate for both the federal Division of Bennelong in the 2004 federal election and for the Senate in Tasmania at the 2007 federal election. In 2010 he ran as an independent candidate for the state seat of Denison at the Tasmanian state election, narrowly missing out on the final vacancy. Later in the year, again as an independent candidate, he ran for the federal seat of Denison at the federal election and won. He finished third on first preferences but was able to win the seat after the distribution of preferences Wikipedia. I’ll give him a Thumbs Up for blowing the Whistle, but not sure about his political aspirations being achieved.
Bob Katter. Ha ha, honestly, he is always good for a laugh, but I have heard him say some sensible things. The trouble is he is quite ridiculous at times and people tune out to him because they assume he is all BS. His voice is somewhat irritating, but you have to give him credit for getting to where he has. As for serving his electorate, yes I think he is doing that, and as an Independent, that’s all that matters. Robert Carl Katter (born 22 May 1945) is an Australian federal politician, a member of the Australian House of Representatives since March 1993 for the Division of Kennedy, and the leader of Katter’s Australian Party. He began his parliamentary career as a member of the National Party of Australia, but left the party in 2001 and continues to hold the seat as an independent. On 3 June 2011 Katter applied for registration of Katter’s Australian Party with the Australian Electoral Commission. Katter will sit as the only federal parliamentary member of his new party when it is formally registered. Prior to his election to federal politics, Katter was a member of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland, from 1974 to 1992, representing the seat of Flinders, Queensland for the National Party. Katter was a Minister in the Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen-led National Party government, holding various portfolios between 1983 and 1989. Wikipedia
The ALP did not get my vote at the last election. I was furious that Kevin Rudd didn’t get to finish his term. Was saddened that he was humiliated, but did not think he was a good Prime Minister. He appeared to be efficient, work, work, work, but what was he achieving? The gaff he made in China as Foreign Minister really put the nail in the coffin for me. Considering he has heart problems, I think he should retire or go into State Politics. Thumbs Down.
Julia Gillard has really earned my respect, not only as a person, a woman, but also as Prime Minister. She has poise, is dignified, courteous and genuine. She is capable of answering questions directly and completely. She is not opposed to putting people in place when they are out of line. I think she is doing a great job under very difficult circumstances. The morons out there who defile her and denigrate her apparently do not understand the workings of a Hung Parliament. They are either very stupid or very rich. The very rich do understand, but ignore it as a factor.
The PM has never lied to my knowledge. When she said that there would never be a Carbon Tax under her Prime Ministership, she said it assuming she would be Prime Minister in her own right. Perhaps in hindsight she could have said, “If I have to form government with a Coalition or with Independents or both, I may be forced to bring in a Carbon Tax”. Shall we all blame her for not saying that? Please remember that you cannot break a promise if you have not used the word ‘promise’. A lie is something you know to be not true when you say it. A lie sets out to deceive. No one in the right mind, ha ha ha ha, (yeah right-wing minds do) could say that Julia Gillard set out to deceive. What would be her point? Only the very ignorant think that Julia Gillard has lied. They are wrong, just like they are about so many other things. Eleana
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