(Sorry about the duplication with Sinclair’s post – I didn’t notice until I posted)
This government is starting to resemble a scene from Downfall. … This government appears to be unravelling on a daily basis. If this is what it’s like after three days of election campaign, what would another three years of a Labor government do?
Mark Dreyfus on Pyne’s comments above
These immature and offensive comments have no place in Australian political debate. There is no place in Australian political debate for a comparison of any Australian government with Hitler’s Third Reich. These comments are deeply hurtful to holocaust survivors, they are deeply hurtful to any right thinking Australian.
Hint: if you think that Pyne’s comments are apt, you’re not “right thinking”.
Abbott’s wildest claim is that he is running a ”truth campaign”. Leaving aside the Goebbellian cynicism of labelling a scare campaign a ”truth campaign”, I think it shows Abbott’s contempt for the Australian electorate.
When asked about his own comments comparing Tony Abbott’s campaign to Goebbels, Dreyfus says
That’s a quite different thing, it’s a very, very specific and targeted comment about the propaganda techniques.
Do you think our new Attorney-General will treat everyone equally under the law?