Turnbull on Q&A

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50 Responses to Turnbull on Q&A

  1. Nelson Kidd-Players

    Mal, or the ABC, Billie?

    (That’s probably a redundant question.)

  2. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Malcom’s not thinking of writing his memoirs, is he?

  3. Rafe Champion

    One of the nights I will not miss having a working TV.

  4. Ubique

    You’re a better man than I am, Gunga Din.

  5. Bushkid

    Is anyone actually watching this at all?

  6. Robber Baron

    I watched it. It will be a case study at universities for delusional narcisism disorders.

    Mal did not disappoint. Everyone apart from Mal destroyed his stellar government.

    He said “l” more often than Obama and Rudd combined.

    He truly is a small man. Dutton deserves a medal for getting rid of him.

  7. Shy Ted

    First question came from Australia’ answer to Michael Moore.

  8. Leo G

    Jim McClelland recognised MT as a natural:

    “He’s easy to loathe, he’s a sh!t, he’d devour anyone for breakfast, he’s on the make, he’s cynical, he’s offensively smug. He’s a good exploiter of publicity.”

  9. Cpt Seahawks

    No, not doing it. I’m off.

  10. PhillipW

    Quote of the night scrolling underneath: Where the hell was this Turnbull when he held office.

  11. H B Bear

    I wonder if they gave Lord Waffles a parking space? I think he is going to be spending a lot of time at Ultimo. Dr John goes back into well deserved obscurity.

  12. John Constantine

    Billion dollar a year Vanity project.

    Wonder what funding the chicoms will ration it to when they foreclose?.

    Comrades?.

  13. Elle

    I missed it. I was watching the Bachelorette and painting my toe nails.

  14. candy

    Just let him have a top job at the ABC, chairman or managing director. It’s too sad otherwise.
    Anyways, he’s a really good fit for the ABC and they love him. What would it matter?

  15. Boambee John

    candy at 2219

    Given his record, he should be able to destroy Their ABC in around two years.

    Then? Secretary General of the UN, of course!

  16. Big_Nambas

    anybody who still watches Q and A needs to get a life!

  17. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Given his record, he should be able to destroy Their ABC in around two years.

    Then? Secretary General of the UN, of course!

    I’ll bet good money Lord Waffles sees himself as the first President of the Australian Republic, installed by the Shorten Government.

  18. Megan

    So glad I had better things to do. My post Gillard new TV does not need being shouted to death like its predecessor. The Malefactor needs to be dropped into a deep, dark well covered by the cone of silence. (NADT)

  19. wal1957

    Krudd and Turdball should get together and have a nice cosy chat….

    Maybe they could then tell me which one of them is the biggest egotistical prick out of the two!

  20. Muddy

    Any truth to the rumour he plans to set up his own exclusive branch of Narcissists Anonymous?

  21. Oh come on

    Most oblivious Australian ever. He doesn’t realise that he’s the aberration, he’s the wrecker, his government was the disaster. Subtract Trumble’s nine villains and his government still would have been heading to certain defeat, because Trumble was a terrible Liberal PM. The electorate wants an identifiable alternative to Labor, not Labor-lite.

    But even transcending partisan considerations – Trumble can’t claim technocratic credentials. He was objectively a terrible PM. He would have been an awful Labor PM, too. He simply wasn’t up to the job. No more excuses, Trumble. Your government was shit and you were responsible.

  22. Oh come on

    Oh and Trumble wants to re-enter the private sector. If he has any success, what’s the bet that it’ll be via some subsidy-hoovering renewballs scam, or through one of those disgusting private sector firms that governments hire to issue parking fines or to provide ’employment services’ to the perpetually unemployed or somesuch.

  23. Oh come on

    Oh and Trumble wants to re-enter the private sector. If he has any success, what’s the bet that it’ll be via some subsidy-hoovering [email protected] scam, or through one of those disgusting private sector firms that governments hire to issue parking fines or to provide ’employment services’ to the perpetually unemployed or somesuch.

  24. Oh come on

    Oh yes. B-a-lls is now verboten.

  25. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Maybe they could then tell me which one of them is the biggest egotistical prick out of the two!

    Don’t know about pricks, but Krudd, Turnbull, and Gilliard would set new records for egotism..

  26. Cpt Seahawks

    I can’t believe waffleworth demanded a Qanda on a bloody Thursday. Then started it early by an hour.
    He is also a a c#\< s%?£ing prick.

  27. a happy little debunker

    I watched the first question – Where he declined to answer why he resigned, stating that he didn’t know & that it was for others to be held to account for HIS RESIGNATION.

    I quickly lost interest after that…

  28. Shy Ted

    Haha 31 comments. Reflects on the ABC and Trumble.

  29. egg_

    I watched the first question – Where he declined to answer why he resigned, stating that he didn’t know & that it was for others to be held to account for HIS RESIGNATION.

    A Narcissist’s Prayer

    That didn’t happen.

    And if it did, it wasn’t that bad.

    And if it was, that’s not a big deal.

    And if it is, that’s not my fault.

    And if it was, I didn’t mean it.

    And if I did…

    You deserved it.

  30. Interesting scandal in Japan.
    Medical schools have been accused of deliberately limiting the number of female students to thirty percent.
    The rationale is female doctors take long periods of leave and therefore reduce the level of medical care the community receive compared to male doctors for the same expenditure in training.

  31. hzhousewife

    Interesting scandal in Japan.
    Medical schools have been accused of deliberately limiting the number of female students to thirty percent.
    The rationale is female doctors take long periods of leave and therefore reduce the level of medical care the community receive compared to male doctors for the same expenditure in training.

    Sounds rational to me.

  32. stackja

    Tim Blair’s guide to Malcolm’s Q&A interview
    By Tim Blair, The Daily Telegraph
    November 9, 2018 12:00am
    Subscriber only

    Answer: “The only people who can answer that (why Mr Turnbull was dumped as prime minister) are the people that engineered the coup.”

    Translation: But not the millions of Australians who sank me in dozens of Newspolls.

    “In the 2016 election I campaigned on delivering jobs and growth.”

    In the 2016 election I cost multiple Liberal MPs their jobs and shrank the government’s majority to one.

    “One of the most important things as leader is to keep the party together.”

    Which is why I’m now a private citizen appearing on the ABC at 8pm on a Thursday instead of being prime minister.

    “It never occurred to me that those people would act in a way that was going to be so damaging to the government, to the party, and frankly to the nation. Stability is very important.”

    I have completely forgotten about knifing Tony Abbott.

    “I wish Scott (Morrison) all the best in the election. I really do.”

    I really don’t.

    “Maybe (the coup plotters) were worried we’d win the election. Maybe they were not worried we’d lose it. Maybe they were worried we’d win it.”

    Ah, but the strawberries, that’s where I had them. They laughed at me and made jokes but I proved beyond the shadow of a doubt, and with geometric logic, that a duplicate key to the ward room icebox did exist!

    (End impression of Humphrey Bogart’s Captain Queeg.)

    “I’m not miserable or bitter or resentful at all. I’m joyful.”

    I have these adjectives in the wrong categories.

    “If you have an Allen key, a post hole digger and a cement mixer you can build your solar farm in less than 12 months.”

    Malcolm has a new hobby.

    “Prime Ministers come and go.”

    I’m gone.

  33. iain russell

    He always was, and remains to the bitter end, an ABC pet and catspaw. Au revoir, enculé, MALPT dans l’enfer!

  34. H B Bear

    37 comments. Lord Waffleworth ÷ gone and forgotten. Less than Snowcone”s usual freakshow collective of sex clowns, trannies, Persian dwarves, frightbats and terrorists.

    Next – to destroy the Lieboral party.

  35. The BigBlueCat

    Watching it on iView … all I can conclude is that Turnbull is using the Gillard defence – “I did nuffink wrong”. Let’s not forget Turnbull did to Tony Abbott (rightly or wrongly) that which he is crying about now. Ain’t karma a bitch!

    He claims he can’t explain it … look in the effing mirror mate …. Turnbull’s poll numbers were worse than Abbott’s for longer; Abbott’s poll numbers were the reason Turnbull claims he rolled Abbott (and got a majority in the party room to agree with him). Malsplaining anything is a painful thing … for the listener.

    Can someone pass me a bucket???? The sooner we consign Turnbull to the dustbin of political history in Australia the better. He was never a true Liberal, but always a liberal. He would have been better suited to the ALP, where knifing sitting PM’s became a blood sport.

  36. Keith Forwheels

    Malcolm Turnbull will not stop until the current government is the opposition and his enemies are voted out of their seats on the way through, he will not tolerate anything less than this and will work tirelessly for the outcome.

    He is being allowed to completely reframe events and rewrite the history book – this is going unchallenged by those who should know better.

    Appeasement does not work, neither will ignoring and hoping he will go away, there is only one path forward which is to challenge the lies and call them out at every turn for what they are, no matter how uncomfortable it may be for fellow travellers or those who were happy to hitch a ride of political convenience.

    Concurrently, sitting serving LINO’s must be treated in the same manner. The miserable ghost is not in the media, he’s still lurking the cabinet room and the party room, no doubt getting WhatApp updates from the malicious, disaffected and inherently conflicted.

    LNP parliamentarians – you can fight on your feet or die on your knees, it’s that simple.

  37. Leo G

    A decade ago, Solomon Islanders were not surprised when a former logger in the Solomon Islands was elected as the new leader of the Australian Federal Government Opposition “in an unexpected snap internal party election that wrong footed the media and caught political commentators and critics unaware.”
    The clear feller fellah is finally felled.

  38. Bushkid

    Any truth to the rumour he plans to set up his own exclusive branch of Narcissists Anonymous?

    Nah, no chance. One thing turncoat hates is anonymity.

  39. Note that there is not one comment that supports or defends Turdball. A measure of the man.

  40. Tombell

    And the party room that barely got rid of this crepuscular nematode has installed Scomo the non sex clown. What a depressing gaggle of stand for nothing ( other than themselves ) twats.

  41. billie

    Are we now going to have Q&As for Rudd, Gillard and Abbott?

    If not, why not?

    I’m assuming of course, the ABC wants to be seen as fair in all the equality stuff actually has some substance, and they didn’t give it to Turnbull as a show of devotion.

  42. Mary

    My reasoning for watching a little bit, to feel justified for my bad thoughts about the idiot.
    This takes the cake. Posts, post hole digger and cement and you can build your own solar farm.
    Thank you Peter Dutton for getting the wheels moving to get rid of a PM who had no emotional attachment to the Australian people.

  43. Russell

    Sadly, Turnbull actually believes that “centre” is the place to be in Oz politics. Even sadder, he believes that he contributed to achieving that goal with his policy and stance on many issues. And his arrogance to think he should or could stay the leader in that role was his biggest blunder.

    Mathematically, Oz politics has always tended to the centre because we alternate from conservative to progressive government on a reasonably regular basis over a relatively short time period. It’s a bit like Alternating Current (AC) electricity verses Direct Current (DC) electricity. Both achieve energy transfer but AC is not polarised like DC.

    Turnbull’s leadership introduced a significant DC bias into the natural AC flow of political power. Electrically, such biases create so many problems with corrosion and saturation that have similar relationship outcomes as DC-biased politics in our community. He should have played his part as a proper conservative and allowed the normal swing of political power to maintain a centre average over time. He just doesn’t have the intellect to understand the mathematics.

  44. Squirrel

    If the Liberal Party’s private polling is (truly) so out of kilter with all the public polling, and actual election results – most notably on “Super Saturday”, perhaps they need to get new pollsters.

    On matters of style, quoting Francis “you may very well think so” Urquhart twice was interesting, and so very well judged for the Q&A studio audience.

  45. Steve

    I’d suggest Malcolm get a mirror to see why, but that comes with the very real risk that he’ll fall in love again.

  46. egg_

    Lord Waffleworth ÷ gone and forgotten. Less than Snowcone”s usual freakshow collective of sex clowns, trannies, Persian dwarves, frightbats and terrorists.

    Trumble was appearing as Sideshow Bob at Snowcone’s Big Top.

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