Senator Sam Speaks

From the SMH, Senator Sam says:

I find the inferences that I am anything but a patriotic Australian deeply hurtful.

Note the weasel language.  He says it is hurtful.  He doesn’t say that it is wrong.

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46 Responses to Senator Sam Speaks

  1. tgs

    I can’t believe MT has announced a banking royal commissions while this story plays out. Does he have any political instincts whatsoever?

    He should be milking this gift for as long as it keeps giving ffs.

  2. v_maet

    He should be referred to the high court for breaching section 44 of the constitution.

    But that would rely on the members of the Malfeasance Turdball team to have any desire to fight the labor party.

  3. I find the inferences that I am anything but a patriotic Australian …

    inferences?

    I thought there were some accusations, am I wrong?

  4. meher baba

    tgs: “I can’t believe MT has announced a banking royal commissions while this story plays out. Does he have any political instincts whatsoever?”

    Isn’t that good politics? Announcing an embarrassing backdown (about which he has no choice) while the press gallery is somewhat distracted by another controversy.

  5. tgs

    Hmm, perhaps that’s another way to look at it – fair point.

    That assumes that there was literally no other option though, which I’m not sure I agree with.

  6. tgs

    *no other option than calling a Royal Commission I mean if that wasn’t clear.

  7. struth

    tgs: “I can’t believe MT has announced a banking royal commissions while this story plays out. Does he have any political instincts whatsoever?”

    Until we really understand that Sam and Malcom are on the same side, (career elitists) and really believe it, we aren’t going to get anywhere.

  8. Leo G

    Not a tall patriotic is Sam, I hear.

  9. meher baba

    Re Dastyari: some politicians crash and burn at the first controversy (Sussan Ley comes to mind as a recent example) while others seem to be teflon-coated.

    I reckon Dastyari will come back from this, but the fact that it was not one, but two media scoops that brought him down suggests he has enemies on more than one front. So he might be in more trouble in the long run.

  10. meher baba

    tgs: “That assumes that there was literally no other option though, which I’m not sure I agree with.”

    Well, enough politicians on Turnbull’s own side seemed ready to side with Labor, the Greens and the cross bench to get a bill to establish the Commission through both houses before Xmas. So Turnbull really had no choice other than to jump before he was pushed.

    Labor’s decision to back this completely unnecessary and counterproductive waste of taxpayers’ money on the salaries of judges and lawyers, is indicative of how far they have fallen in terms of economic policy from the 80s and 90s. Keating and Hawke wouldn’t have supported such an inquiry in a pink fit. It will be predominantly a whingefest from a bunch of people who were undoubtedly ripped-off but, because they were quixotically chasing high rates of return for their entire life savings without the slightest consideration of risk, were always likely to be fleeced by someone or other.

  11. BrettW

    Definitely should be asked to resign. Note how 5 months after stuff was revealed last year he was back in his leadership role again.

    If he is still a Senator at next election watch for him to still be top of the candidates list. If he is Coalition need to go hard and basically repeatedly mention the Communist spy line.

    What us interesting is that the information being mentioned about their conversation in the Chinese guys house can only have cone from intelligence sources. Somebody is clearly not happy and has leaked.

  12. A Lurker

    I can’t believe MT has announced a banking royal commissions while this story plays out. Does he have any political instincts whatsoever?

    Turnbull’s political instincts are to destroy the Liberal party by whatever means necessary. Turning a blind eye to Dastyari’s activities are just a means to an end.

  13. sabena

    “I can’t believe MT has announced a banking royal commissions while this story plays out. Does he have any political instincts whatsoever?”
    Short answer no-he has demonstrated this continually.
    As to Dastyari and weasel language,of course weasels know weasel language best.

  14. Roger

    He should be milking this gift for as long as it keeps giving ffs.

    He should be attacking Shorten for his role in this affair.

    Re the banking RC, factor in the QLD election result as an explanation.

    The next Federal election will be won or lost in QLD, where voters just turned against the opposition LNP despite an incompetent Labor government. The Liberals appearing to run interference for the big end of town was not a good look.

  15. Tom

    I can’t believe MT has announced a banking royal commissions while this story plays out. Does he have any political instincts whatsoever?

    This clown is so clueless he makes Billy McMahon look good. Worst PM in Australian history.

    Leftards can’t do politics because they think people are inherently stupid and they know better. Satan delivered Trumble’s knowall arrogance in a B-triple.

  16. tgs

    Well, enough politicians on Turnbull’s own side seemed ready to side with Labor, the Greens and the cross bench to get a bill to establish the Commission through both houses before Xmas. So Turnbull really had no choice other than to jump before he was pushed.

    Yeah, potentially true in the short term. If he wasn’t so bad at managing his backbenchers and coalition partners though surely this could have been nipped in the bud ages ago.

    A competent leader wouldn’t find themselves in that situation, I reckon.

  17. tgs

    Re the banking RC, factor in the QLD election result as an explanation.

    Interesting point.

  18. H B Bear

    This clown is so clueless he makes Billy McMahon look good. Worst PM in Australian history.

    Waffles has got to go close. Homo marriage delivered via Abbott’s mechanism isn’t much of a legacy. All that Potential Greatness, where did it go? Hint- it was never there.

  19. Pickles

    And Anna Bligh will be front and centre defending the Bastard Banks. That will look real good in Qld as they all love her heaps. I know we need banks but hope they get a pasting the diversity global warming loving social justice warrior pricks.

  20. stevem

    I find the inferences that I am anything but a patriotic Australian deeply hurtful.

    I don’t find that turn of phrase unusual in any way. The the left feelings are so much more important than facts.

  21. v_maet

    Surely Taqiya Dastyari has referred those who allege misconduct to the AHRC given rthe allegations are offensive, insulting, humiliating and intimidating

  22. Rabz

    I find the inferences that I am anything but a patriotic Australian deeply hurtful.

    He’s neither patriotic nor Australian, so I’m failing to see what the issue is.

    Other than he’s a corrupt treacherous low rent z-grade midget dirtbag who should never have been let into the country in the first place.

  23. rickw

    Treason should be punishable by hanging.

  24. v_maet

    [email protected] 1:06pm

    I believe there is a flag pole on top of parliament house that already comes with rope.

  25. mh

    Dastyari is a good guy. Remember?

    Sinclair Davidson
    #2547331, posted on November 8, 2017 at 9:51 pm

    Just to add my 2c – Dastyari is a good guy. More importantly he has fulfilled the constitutional requirements to renounce his foreign citizenship. So please lay of him.

  26. Tel

    I find it very hurtful and distressing that I cannot even trust the people in my own government.

  27. jupes

    Just to add my 2c – Dastyari is a good guy. More importantly he has fulfilled the constitutional requirements to renounce his foreign citizenship. So please lay of him.

    Wow. Just wow. Dastyari is a traitor.

    He received money from a foreign power to side with their foreign policy against Australia’s policy. He informed an agent of a foreign power that Australia’s security agencies were monitoring his phone.

    Who gives a fuck about renouncing foreign citizenship when he is actively undermining Australia’s national interest? Sacked from the Senate … No, The Persian Dwarf should be shot or at the very least spend the rest of his life in jail.

  28. A Lurker

    Who gives a fuck about renouncing foreign citizenship when he is actively undermining Australia’s national interest?

    Let’s not stop with Dastyari, I’d argue that all of the Greens, and most of Labor and the Coalition are likewise culpable.

  29. Blair

    Fair suck of the sav. Sam simply made a few errors of judgment.

  30. cuckoo

    The Persian Dwarf also doesn’t understand the difference between ‘infer’ and ‘imply’. That and his performance as himself in The Killing Season should be hanging offences enough.

  31. mh

    Fairfax held on to the story of treasonous Sam Dastyari until the Queensland polls had closed.

  32. Mother Lode

    I find the inferences that I am anything but a patriotic Australian deeply hurtful.

    Every flim flam feels that way when they are caught out.

    The pain is not loss of dignity though, but loss of future opportunity.

  33. Just to add my 2c – Dastyari is a good guy.

    Tip #1 – don’t put that on your resume

    Tip#2 – delete the post.

    A good guy like our potentially great PM?

    On another subject, I’m running a basic course in “Judgment of Character”. Feel free to enroll.

  34. H B Bear

    On another subject, I’m running a basic course in “Judgment of Character”. Feel free to enroll.

    An excellent stocking filler. Maybe Frances can get one for Dad?

  35. Rufus

    Inference has a stronger meaning. If the premises are true (what dastardly did) and the inferences correctly applied, then it necessarily follows that the conclusions must be true (that he’s a duplicitous grub, morally and constitutionally unfit to sit in the Senate).

    This is why the inferences are deeply upsetting to Sam, they lead inexorably to the truth and the public exposure of his true self. Sam’s not upset about what he did, he’s upset they he has been caught and worse still, seen for who he really is.

  36. Maybe Frances can get one for Dad?

    Nah. He failed the course (twice).

  37. Sydney Boy

    Fairfax held on to the story of treasonous Sam Dastyari until the Queensland polls had closed.

    Fact check: TRUE

  38. Digger

    I am of the firm opinion that Dastyari is nothing more than a traitor and should be forcefully removed from the Senate if he doesn’t resign or Shorten doesn’t sack him.

  39. classical_hero

    What dirt does Shanghai Sam has on Doomlord, for him to say things like that? Sam has never been a good person.

  40. Leo G

    Wow. Just wow. Dastyari is a traitor.

    Such an inference is too hurtful for Sam to contemplate.

  41. Squirrel

    If Dastyari has any reasoned/thoughtful/constructive/contrarian views about Australia’s relationship with China he should show some respect for the people who voted for him, and the rest of us who help to support him, and make those views public and explain and defend them to all who are interested.

  42. I would like to have half an hour in an enclosed space of my own design with the sleazy slimy arrogant and duplicitous piece of shit and then have a 10 minute break for a cuppa and a tidy up. After that I’d have a leisurely half hour with the odious prick that is the front man the alp then his deputy and so on, following the same routine. 12 hours on 12 hours off until complete.

  43. The Mongrel

    Remember, s44 has more than one bough from which to hang a traitor.

    44 Disqualification
    Any person who:
    (ii) is attainted of treason

  44. nemkat

    Roger
    #2570928, posted on November 30, 2017 at 11:40 am

    The next Federal election will be won or lost in QLD, where voters just turned against the opposition LNP despite an incompetent Labor government. The Liberals appearing to run interference for the big end of town was not a good look.
    Maybe.
    The Banking Royal Commission is an issue in rural Qld, LNP did okay there.
    The Liberal Party got smashed in Brisbane, where it isn’t an issue.
    30% of ALP PrePoll and Postal votes have preferenced LNP over Greens.
    Greens vote is also increased, but preferencing LNP over ALP static at about 16%.
    I’d say Turnbull and the Black Hand is a huge issue for Liberal voters all over Australia, and the present Government will be out the door by 5 past 6 on December 16.

  45. Rabz

    The Persian Circus Midget is not an Australian, therefore he cannot be a traitor.

    No politician can exhibit all of the three traits below:

    #foreignerswhores&quislings

    The midget meets the first two only. He’s an enemy fifth columnist and should be summarily hanged, given we are in a state of war (and have been for almost two decades).

  46. Ralph

    Sam’s finished. He was so keen to raise a dollar for the ALP that nothing else mattered. Fundraising is at the heart of who he is and I reckon he loved the idea of milking the Chinese for a few more dollars (even if the ALP didn’t really need it) that he just didn’t see anything wrong with what he was doing.

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