Look Malcolm just Get-up and go

It’s from The Saturday Paper so they are obviously not trying to help the Libs, but it wouldn’t be the first time they got something like that wrong. The story is titled: Turnbull sought GetUp! help before spill. Via Tim Blair who has his own take on all this: GETUP! AND GO TO HELL which you might consider worth a look. But first read this:

The request from Christopher Pyne was simple but unexpected. Malcolm Turnbull’s leadership was in trouble, and he was hoping GetUp! might help do numbers for him.

It was the last Saturday of November in 2009 and the phone call was to Simon Sheikh, then national director of the activist group.

“He complained that conservative organisations, particularly the Australian Christian Lobby, were contacting MPs to advocate support for Abbott,” Sheikh says. “He asked if I could organise for people to email or call MPs in support of Turnbull.”

Pyne had specifics in mind. He offered to provide GetUp! with a list of about 10 undecided MPs, whose votes might be swayed by a lobbying campaign. Given the events of this week, it seems particularly curious in hindsight.

Sheikh and Pyne had established a reasonable relationship, although the MP had expressed his frustration that GetUp! did not sufficiently distinguish between moderate Liberals such as himself and the party’s conservatives.

My problem is that I can barely distinguish between what Pyne thinks of as “moderate Liberals” and the ALP.

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36 Responses to Look Malcolm just Get-up and go

  1. Marcus

    And for all Pyne’s reputation as a power-broker and numbers man … he failed!

    Just the first failure in a long line of failures since then. And he’s vowed to take over Nicolle Flint’s seat if his own gets swallowed up because a quarter-century of distinctly undistinguished service just isn;t enough, apparently.

  2. benaud

    The ALP are much more reasonable and free-market orientated than Turnbull and Pyne. Who are simply incompetent authoritarians.

  3. Christopher Pyne is like a laxative for the brain, he gives you the mental shits.

  4. My problem is that I can barely distinguish between what Pyne thinks of as “moderate Liberals” and the ALP.

    Sorry, Steve you are wrong. Pyne does not think. To do “think” you need to have that grey matter between your ears. Pyne only have great empty space between his ears!

  5. cui bono

    Thats a few more last straws. They’ll have no-one on the booths to combat Labor, unions, Greens and GetUp!

  6. Art Vandelay

    My problem is that I can barely distinguish between what Pyne thinks of as “moderate Liberals” and the ALP Greens.

    Fixed that for you.

  7. Texas Jack

    How much more proof of the Dunning-Kruger effect does the backbench need?

  8. Walter Plinge

    Not for nothing did Andrew Landeryou call him “Pissy Chryne”.

  9. cuckoo

    Surely we’ve reached the “Cats and dogs living together! Mass hysteria!” phase?

  10. Chris M

    Pyne only have great empty space between his ears!

    Well he has mince actually.

  11. Empire

    The poodle colluded with a marxist propshop.

    Surely grounds for expulsion form the party? Oh that’s right, the SA LP is socialist.

  12. Nick

    I’m waiting, just waiting, for the day that Pyne gets his just desserts.

  13. Nick

    Surely grounds for expulsion form the party? Oh that’s right, the SA LP is socialist.

    That’s only for people like Ross Cameron. Idiots.

  14. zyconoclast

    Why does this story remind me of C Pyne?

    C Pyne walks into the doctor’s office and says, “Doctor, I need to lose weight fast.”
    And the doctor says, “Instead of putting food in your mouth, try putting it up your arse.”
    Two months later Pyne comes in and says, “Doctor, it’s a dream come true. I’m half the size I was.”
    But the doctor noticed that Pyne was mincing around the room… and the doctor asks, “I noticed you were walking strangely. Is there something wrong ?”
    Pyne replies, “No there is nothing wrong, I’m chewing a Minty.”

  15. Up The Workers!

    We desperately need to cancel that $50 BILLION worth of seat-saving submarines that Prime Quisling Halal Mal the Head-Loppers’ Pal ordered.

    I’m almost certain that the mincing Pyne’s seat could be had for a mere 30 pieces of silver – same price he once sold it to Get-Up! for.

    Maybe Pyne might like to become a submariner himself – there is apparently a spare barrel in a Snowtown bank vault he could practice in.

  16. Tel

    We desperately need to cancel that $50 BILLION worth of seat-saving submarines that Prime Quisling Halal Mal the Head-Loppers’ Pal ordered.

    It will be interesting to see what PM Shorten does with that one in a few years.

    I put my claim that he will suddenly discover vast numbers of new union members all anxious to pay dues and not work overtime. At the same time the submarine contract will go up by about 25%.

  17. candy

    It certainly shows the depths of deviousness of Chris Pyne.

    It’s like he lives a double life.

  18. Craig

    The poodle mincer is going down at the next election. No doubt, his constituents will have worked him out and he will walk the plank, the traitorous prick.

  19. Up The Workers!

    Many of the opponents of S.S.M. have spoken against the Leftard abomination as a possible ‘slippery slope’ leading to polygamy and worse.

    In Pyne’s case, I suspect it has done the opposite.

    As an avowed advocate of S.S.M., could he possibly have partaken of S.S.M. already and married himself?

    His schizophrenic loyalties to both Labor(sic) AND the dregs of the former Liberal Party suggest that something is seriously wrong between his left and right ears.

    There are many varieties of fruitcake less nutty than this bloke.

  20. jupes

    As an avowed advocate of S.S.M., could he possibly have partaken of S.S.M. already and married himself?

    LOL

  21. Dr Fred Lenin

    Hey Pyne that’s called consorting with the enemy ,a capital offence <cancel the stupid sub deal ,take the consequences . “ Please don’t attack us untill 2060 or so ,then we will have an obsolete sub fleet to respond , to stoop to this level makes rudd look almost sane. And giliard an honest toiler . The Liberal party has to be destroyed it’s just as dangerous as the gangrenes and the union mafia party ,maggots one and all .

  22. And what is it with all these South Australian politicians? Is it the water?

  23. Tintarella di Luna

    And what is it with all these South Australian politicians? Is it the water?

    I think Maralinga had a lot to do with it.

  24. Turtle of WA

    The difference between the “moderate” Libs and Labor is 7%. This is calculated using their renewable aspiration idiocy index. Labor 50%, ModLibs 43%.

    Pynes theme song should be She’s a Mod.

  25. cynical1

    Pyne.

    Acts like Fredo Corleone.

    Looks like Miss Hathaway.

  26. egg_

    What is in the water down there in SA?
    Too much fertiliser from upstream?

  27. egg_

    bemused
    #2536865, posted on October 29, 2017 at 7:22 pm

    +1000

  28. Chris M

    And what is it with all these South Australian politicians?

    Corey is good. Assuming you are not a Gillard or SHY voter.

  29. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    And what is it with all these South Australian politicians? Is it the water?

    It’s representing a State which has expertise in two fields – serial killings, and inbreeding.

  30. Entropy

    The difference between Pyne and say, Plibersek is that Plibbers is at least honest about how she plans to screw us over.

  31. John Constantine

    If only they could import a large enough, progressive enough transformational voteherd, to replace the bogan tone of the existing one.

    Then the election winning, blackhanded force that is team tunbull could simply coast home to victory.

  32. AlanS

    And there are some who still dont believe Tony Abbot was whiteanted from within. Its bad enough to foment disloyalty within your own party, but to actually approach a mob like Get Up for support lends credence to the Black Hands insidious programme of denigrating a sitting prime minister. Also, the fact that Pyne handed over a list of names is a further pointer of the mans complete betrayal of the libseral party. One of the reasons a number of seats were lost in the last election was the Get Up campaign targetting conservative sitting members. He should be taken outside and lined up against the wall.

  33. NB

    The venerable news organisation, The Onion, has uncovered a vast conspiracy by the Democrats in the USA, reported here: Startling Report Finds Evidence Democrats May Have Attempted To Influence 2016 Election: https://politics.theonion.com/startling-report-finds-evidence-democrats-may-have-atte-1819908378
    I am not sure, of course, but I believe the Liberals in Australia might be considering something the same, though personally I don’t think they could ever stoop so low.

  34. Slayer of Memes

    I note Sinc and aussiepundit have been VERY quiet after (yet another) disastrous NewsPoll result for Malcontent Termite…

    22 in a row (24 if you count the 2 drawn polls), and now even his satisfaction rating is less than that of ShortOne…

    The Potential Greatness(tm) is OVERWHElMING…

    If only there had been people who could have foreseen what kind of PM Mal would have been before it happened…. you know, maybe predicated on his performance as Opposition Leader or something…

  35. JC

    The Potential Greatness(tm) is OVERWHElMING…

    If only there had been people who could have foreseen what kind of PM Mal would have been before it happened…. you know, maybe predicated on his performance as Opposition Leader or something…

    What should have done that’s different? In fact what would any of the Liberal Party have done that’s different, keeping in mind that with the exception of the LDP guy the rest of the cross bench in the senate are stark raving mad. And when I say stark raving mad, it’s not an exaggeration.

  36. Rob MW

    My problem is that I can barely distinguish between what Pyne thinks of as “moderate Liberals” and the ALP.

    Yep, its got me fucked as well. This Malcolm Shorten Di Natale chap seems to be a social experiment recommending an all in progressive fuck hence, Pyne…., was the experimental shoe horn, god bless his cotton socks.

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