From Brisbane to Canberra and across the country, Australian Labor Party officials are keen to persuade the population of the outrageous negativity of Campbell Newman, Tony Abbott and all those other Liberal/National Party parliamentarians.
Anna Bligh’s efforts border on slander, but are not justification for limiting Bligh’s freedom of speech. She can slander all she likes, but whether the public will take to these attacks remains to be seen.
But, of course, we should be content that our Labor governments are being positive. They are practising ‘positive negativity’, not like Tony Abbott and Campbell Newman who, apparently, are just negative.
So when you see Labor attack ads on Coalition figures, you are watching enlightened and positive messages. Apparently.
When Tony Abbott criticises a Government program, however, he is being ruthlessly negative. As anyone should know, the Rudd and Gillard governments have carefully calibrated each and every policy to be cost-effective and to deliver the maximum possible benefit to the Australian people. Anyone who doesn’t accept this truth is just being negative.