Barnaby byelection forum

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  1. Jannie

    Is Barnaby going to be elected on time to save Turnbull. Will Barnaby be enough?

  2. Suburban Boy

    Readers will be relieved to learn that, contra the BOM, Melbourne has not been washed into Port Phillip Bay.

    Yet.

  3. Ubique

    Readers will be relieved to learn that, contra the BOM, Melbourne has not been washed into Port Phillip Bay.

    Only 20mm since 0900 hrs this morning, most of it since 1630 hrs. Still, it’ll be more than enough to remind Victorians that billions of their hard-earned was wasted on a Flanneranian desalination plant.

  4. chrisl

    HEY mister tally man….

  5. stackja

    http://tallyroom.aec.gov.au/HouseDivisionPage-21364-135.htm
    Projected two candidate preferred (TCP) for New England (NSW)
    21 of 103 polling places returned and 2.88% votes counted.
    Candidate Party Votes Margin This election (%) Previous election (%) Swing (%) Status
    JOYCE, Barnaby The Nationals – – 75.56 66.42 +9.14
    EWINGS, David Labor – – 24.44

  6. A Lurker

    SMYTH, Tristam – Liberal Democrats – 42 votes so far; 0.61% ; -0.71 swing.

    Looks like the Lib Dems aren’t far enough left to appeal to the Socialists, and too far left to entice Conservatives.

  7. stackja

    JOYCE, Barnaby The Nationals 4,891 66.20 +10.51
    Candidate Party Votes Margin This election (%) Previous election (%) Swing (%) Status
    JOYCE, Barnaby The Nationals – – 74.33 66.42 +7.91
    EWINGS, David Labor – – 25.67 33.58 -7.91

  8. zyconoclast

    I sick of this fake Barnaby, whose only aim in life is to protect the Prime Minister.

    I want the real Barnaby

  9. zyconoclast

    Meow-Ludo Disco Gamma Meow-Meow Really Wants You To Care About Science

    Has form attempting to elected to impossible seats.

  10. Rabz

    Sheesh. It’s Astro Labia, Zyco

  11. Charlie

    Watching the channel 9 news and they cross to live coverage and there are 2 muslims standing between Trumble and Joyce. Fucking disgusting. You can’t even go to Tamworth to escape the goatfuckers. The open borders cucks have let this country be overrun.

  12. Charlie

    I meant to say standing behind, not between.

  13. Rabz

    But Meow-Meow’s credentials and political perspective extend beyond his interesting name. He is a molecular biologist, entrepreneur and futurist who believes in the pairing of scientific research and technology, according to his candidate page on the Science Party’s website.

    LOL. So in other words, it’s a brainwashed illiterate innumerate ahistorical anti-scientific imbecile.

    Nothing like truth in political advertising.

  14. Bruce of Newcastle

    Science Party’s website.

    Last I looked there they were full on hysterical global warmies.
    Quelle surprise given the vast flood of climate money.
    Apology to them if they have become empirical realists, but I doubt it.

  15. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    The PM is addressing the Nationals’ victory party

    “Thanks to the people of New England, we are getting the band back together,” an estatic Mr Turnbull told the cheering crowd.

    “This has been a stunning victory.

    “[It is] the largest swing to the government in the history of by elections in Australia.”

    Breaking, from the Oz.

  16. Oh come on

    Well, that didn’t take long.

    What a pathetic spectacle. The PM claiming salvation in the victory of the leader of another party.

    No, Malcolm. We all still loathe you.

  17. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Well, that didn’t take long.

    What a pathetic spectacle. The PM claiming salvation in the victory of the leader of another party.

    No, Malcolm. We all still loathe you.

    Harsh, but fair.

  18. Bruce of Newcastle

    “Thanks to the people of New England, we are getting the band back together,” an estatic Mr Turnbull told the cheering crowd.

    ALP covers band? At least the original had Peter Garrett.

  19. Motelier

    Go Malcolm Stumble.

    Revel in your newfound popularity and call a snap election catching Tits the Shorten off guard.

    I Ferkin Derya.

  20. Oh come on

    Turnbull reminds me of Hitler in the dying days of the war, banking on his wunderwaffe to turn the tide at the last minute.

  21. Crossie

    What a pathetic spectacle. The PM claiming salvation in the victory of the leader of another party.

    No, Malcolm. We all still loathe you.

    I wonder if Barnaby might have done even better without Malcolm at his side.

  22. Nerblnob

    Anyone who refers to nonspecific “Science” with capital S is an unscientific wanker who posts I Fucking Love Science on Facebook.

  23. Turnbull is Garth to Mr Joyce’s Wayne

  24. Baldrick

    This is excellent news. Trumble will take credit for the victory because he introduced homo-hoedowns and everybody now loves him. He will continue to lead the Stupid.Fucking.Liberal.Party to their biggest ever electoral defeat at the next federal election.

  25. H B Bear

    Was Waffles seen during the campaign or has he just jetted in once the swing was known?

  26. Y

    I Ferkin Derya.

    Hahaha, I’d forgotten about that.

  27. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Was Waffles seen during the campaign or has he just jetted in once the swing was known?

    FWIW, I would say he’s just jetted in, once the size of the swing was known.

  28. a reader

    Can’t believe that Meow Meow dude got 1000+ first preference votrs. da fuq

  29. H B Bear

    Can’t believe that Meow Meow dude got 1000+ first preference votrs.

    A lot of those bumpkins probably thought they were voting for a cat.

  30. stackja

    JOYCE, Barnaby The Nationals 45,265 64.28 +12.10
    Projected two candidate preferred (TCP) for New England (NSW)
    95 of 103 polling places returned and 54.85% votes counted.
    Candidate Party Votes Margin This election (%) Previous election (%) Swing (%) Status
    JOYCE, Barnaby The Nationals – – 73.21 66.42 +6.79
    EWINGS, David Labor – – 26.79 33.58 -6.79

  31. Pickles

    Don’t know what the biggest primary vote in a by election is but foresee Barney will best it. Will come back swinging a very big stick. So say the tea leaves.

  32. John Constantine

    Their turnfailure is furiously mapping out in the fuhrer bunker of his mind how to deploy the Barnaby inspired Steiner’s army to roll back his enemies.

  33. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Their turnfailure is furiously mapping out in the fuhrer bunker of his mind how to deploy the Barnaby inspired Steiner’s army to roll back his enemies.

    Sounds like a fitting subject for a “Downfall” video.

  34. John Constantine

    We are putting the band back together.

    This is the quote from the turnbull debacle project.

    Remember that the Blue’s Brothers ended in smoking ruins and multiple life jail terms.

    Finally their turnfilth has got a prediction correct.

  35. Pickles

    Remember that the Blue’s Brothers ended in smoking ruins and multiple life jail terms

    This is a bad thing?

  36. BrettW

    Good on Barnaby. Now watch the National distance themselves from Turnbull whilst exerting more influence of him.

    One thing I don’t understand. If they are in a Coalition how come Nats don’t get to vote when there is a leadership spill on ? They have a vested interest in who the leader is as it affects their prospects as members.

  37. Armadillo

    If they are in a Coalition how come Nats don’t get to vote when there is a leadership spill on ?

    They do.

  38. Amused

    One thing I don’t understand. If they are in a Coalition how come Nats don’t get to vote when there is a leadership spill on ? They have a vested interest in who the leader is as it affects their prospects as members.

    Because then they’d have to let the Liberals vote for their leader.

  39. Armadillo

    I’ll rephrase that. They have a huge amount of influence. If the Nationals withdraw their support, the Liberals are dead. They are probably the only thing stopping the entire country going “full on leftie”.

  40. John Constantine

    How could there be a victory without turnbull having a photo opportunity feast with Waleed during the campaign?.

  41. John Constantine

    Has their turnbull lectured the voters of Barnaby’s electorate that:

    “Our diversity is our strength”

    Yet?.

  42. John Constantine

    How many Bollards of diversity have been installed to protect the people of Barnaby’s electorate?.

  43. They are probably the only thing stopping the entire country going “full on leftie”.

    The Nationals ARE “full on leftie”.
    Just in a countrified way.

  44. MV snap
    It was the Country party who changed to the Nats immsmc to broaden their appeal. Free enterprise with a safety net so no one gets left behind. Something for everyone. Why not Mr Joyce for PM if not for the fact that the majority of Australians live in cities and wouldn’t know beef from a bull’s foot, as the old saying goes.

  45. Richard 2380,

    I’m a little disappointed, and lonely. At the lack of libertarians in the New England electorate. Last time I looked the LDP 400+ votes half a percent. What is it with people and big government, I mean you could have parked your vote with Barnaby if you must (as I did) but at least drive it around the ballot first. I am Truly disappointed at the give me give me give me give me mentality. I look at my six-year-old and think to myself, sorry son.

  46. a reader

    MV…they might be leftist economically but they’re not leftists when it comes to social matters. ANd whilst the economy is critically important, social matters are just as important

  47. Yes social issues are important. Any clown who thinks they are entitled to a free ride or wants to be special or different outside of their immediate family and friends should be shunned.

  48. Ubique

    The big disappointment is that the loathsome, bloated, pusillanimous, puce-faced, sludge-guts, sellout Windsor, the Vidkun Quisling of Australian politics, was to cowardly to run against Barnaby.

  49. Ros

    The battle over the meaning of New England continues at the Australian with the usual claims that it is the height of stupidity not to support Malcolm. Swee had has enough.

    “If Turnbull remains, we will get Shorten. Anyone who supports Turnbull is actually supporting Shorten. If you do not want Shorten, you need to get rid of Turnbull and replace him with someone who has Shorten’s measure.”

  50. John Constantine

    Their turnbull has a succession plan:

    Hold on long enough that shorten becomes electable.

    (Although, getting a consoling kiss and cuddle from Prime Minister kristinamania would suit his little looting heart down to the ground)

    Better kristinamania than Abbott.

    Comrades.

  51. John Michelmore

    Bad luck there were no candidates to actually contest this electorate agaist useless BJ. The Nationals are part of the problem, they are nt the solution to the woes of the Liberal Party.

  52. Suburban Boy

    To continue the Downfall meme:

    The New England by-election is Turnbull’s death of Roosevelt. For the embattled leader in his bunker (and the leader’s many sycophants) it looks like a sign that victory is still possible. But it will ultimately make no difference at all to the fate of the leader.

    Time to test that capsule on Blondi, MT.

  53. Tel

    How many Bollards of diversity have been installed to protect the people of Barnaby’s electorate?.

    Once you get out in the country, it’s a long way between bollards.

  54. Tel

    Anyone who refers to nonspecific “Science” with capital S is an unscientific wanker who posts I Fucking Love Science on Facebook.

    Science mean’s I always believe what this guy in a white coat told me is true.

    Because white lab coat. Science.

  55. Rohan

    I see the LDP are going places. They’re 12th in a field of 18 candidates with 0.57% of the primary vote. The good senator must be stoked.

  56. miltonf

    Did Latho really join the LDP?

  57. entropy

    I posted this in the wrong thread:

    Barnaby won because:
    He is a personable chap
    The massive conga line of non resident outsiders contesting the election only for the often stated aim of shafting their Barnaby
    The national party spent the week subtly reminding everyone they are not the same thing as the Turnbull Coalition Team.

  58. Marcus

    Well, I don’t think Antony Green usually does comedy but this is pretty good:

    21:03 – Not sure many Labor people will be out talking about the New England result. A strong victory for Barnaby Joyce and the Nationals. Despite 29% of voters who voted for Tony Windsor in 2016 being free to vote elsewhere, Labor’s vote has risen from 7% to a poor 11.5%. I know New England is real tiger country for Labor, but 11.5% is still poor. At least they outpolled Meow-Ludo Disco Gamma Meow-Meow.

  59. nemkat

    Looks like the ALP ran dead and Windsor didn’t field a candidate.
    Suspicious folk may wonder whether the oily Joyce made a few deals.
    Iirc correctly, he was in panic mode early on, even suggesting an omnibus Referendum to become a Republic, recognize Aborigines in the Constitution, and whatever else it took to get Shorten on board to strike out S.44..

  60. miltonf

    I’m certainly not the Joyce enthusiast I used to be.

  61. A Lurker

    21:03 – Not sure many Labor people will be out talking about the New England result. A strong victory for Barnaby Joyce and the Nationals. Despite 29% of voters who voted for Tony Windsor in 2016 being free to vote elsewhere, Labor’s vote has risen from 7% to a poor 11.5%. I know New England is real tiger country for Labor, but 11.5% is still poor. At least they outpolled Meow-Ludo Disco Gamma Meow-Meow.

    I’m in the New England electorate. The majority of the candidates were a bunch of Socialists trying to elbow each other in order to get to the front of the queue to eat at the taxpayer funded money trough.

    Mind you, a simple calculation of all the votes going to Labor+Greens+other assorted Socialists, are still a good 40,000 behind Barnaby.

  62. PB

    “Thanks to the people of New England, we are getting the band back together,” an estatic Mr Turnbull told the cheering crowd.”
    There actually was once an American Band called New England.

  63. The body language in the pics of turdball and Mr Joyce shows a victor cheering like he has drank poison having to stand next to a me-too PM desperate for any sort of leg up.

  64. egg_

    I sick of this fake Barnaby, whose only aim in life is to protect the Prime Minister.

    Had Windsor had got back in prior, the electorate likely wouldn’t be polluted with windmills, as he wouldn’t have the pull that Green-cuck Baaananaby has.

  65. egg_

    “Thanks to the people of New England, we are getting the band back together,” an estatic Mr Turnbull told the cheering crowd.”

    RMS Titanic’s band?

  66. Neil

    Mind you, a simple calculation of all the votes going to Labor+Greens+other assorted Socialists, are still a good 40,000 behind Barnaby.

    Labor got 11% of the vote in yesterdays election and i suppose it was similar when Windsor was MP. But Windsor sided with Gillard to help her form govt. I doubt the electorate would have agreed with that. After that election we got thousands more boat people which exploded to 4,000 in July 2013 alone

  67. Dr Fred Lenin

    Thank Gaia Joyce won it will save malcolm ruddbull and ensure a victory for the progressives in the next election. ]The combined alp mafia /gangrene coalition will be free to destroy Australia ,and complete the work of comrades rudd giliard and ruddbull to make Australia a province of the unelected untidy nayshuns communist fascist dictatorship . He acamadics will be played ,all their lying indoctrination come to fruition .

  68. Habib

    Barnacle’s a decent enough chap, I’ve had a darb and snifter with him a couple of times, however he’s shown he’s easily corrupted by the lure of leather, and while privately knowing a lot of policy is complete bollocks and economically destructive, goes along anyway. Weaker than Salvation Army beer.

  69. Texas Jack

    Joyce was never going to lose New England. The Nats turned it into a local plebiscite on Barnaby v S44 and he was able to wear his hat and drink some beers and ignore the various unseemly rumours. Turnbull painting it as a victory for the Turnbull Coalition is more than a laugh, but George Christensen turning to jello probably makes him think he’s just won the lottery.

  70. Tel

    Do the Nationals get the standard public campaign finance payout on all of Barnaby’s first preferences?

    He could have done pretty well out of his NZ dad.

  71. Tel

    … and while privately knowing a lot of policy is complete bollocks and economically destructive, goes along anyway.

    That’s always been the National Party way: total cynicism and willingness to game the process on the basis that everyone else is also. Country people don’t dislike city people, so much as having no respect for them.

  72. entropy

    Love how the love media are trying to paint this and the latest newspoll as the Turnbull turning point. It reminds me of the Gillard years.

    Even with the Shanghai Sam brouhaha the LNP can’t manage better than 47% TPP.

  73. JC

    Where the hell is Tony Windsor after the result… the poisonous douchebag.

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