The Liberal Party: Going downhill fast

Last week, NSW’s Photios-aligned Arts Minister Don Harwin appointed Tim Flannery to the board of the Australian Museum. Days later, Olympics skier Zali Steggall announced the climate careerist would be aiding her independent bid to oust Tony Abbott from Warringah, a campaign that has already seen ex-Turnbull staffer Alice Thompson join the race.

Both the pseudo Liberal opponents to Abbott are campaigning on the climate change issue, where there are bucketloads of funds, courtesy of the subsidies received by renewable energy “investors”.  Protecting those ill-gotten gains from a possible “newly woke” future government is worth bankrolling election campaigns.  The climate alarmist candidates also have support of other luvvies like Kerryn Phelps and Jan Caro

With friends like Steggall and Thompson, and climate campaigners like Photios and his wife and Harwin ebeddded in its machinery, just what sort of a party have the Liberals become?

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50 Responses to The Liberal Party: Going downhill fast

  1. Muddy

    A party of zombies that contribute nothing.

  2. calli

    just what sort of a party have the Liberals become?

    Unelectable.

  3. Exit Stage Right

    LNP & ALP.
    One and the same, The Greens not far away.
    The Australian Electors have been dudded as both the majors ensure that their pre-selected candidates all sing from the same song sheet.
    Every Australian politician should be investigated for investment in so-called renewable energy schemes and the conflict of interest that entails with legislators.

  4. wal1957

    …self-serving swill?

    Much like the Liebor Party!

    The Liberal Party in Australia exists only on paper!

  5. candy

    Opens borders and wind farms everywhere is Ms Steggall’s idea of paradise.

    It does seem elitist, but there again Warringah may be more of a Wentworth suburb now? TA might be better off representing the more working class areas, where energy bills and overpopulation are significant issues.

  6. Bruce of Newcastle

    Can’t they work it out that the left is stacked out already?
    Greens, Labor, fake independents and now the Liberal Party – the political spectrum is so heavily weighted to the left the whole of Parliament House is likely to tip over*.

    The Liberal Party is committing particularly messy suicide by chasing those same voters, yet half the country has no one to vote for in the Reps.

    As for the global warming issue, it isn’t actually happening in the real world – because the IPCC climate scientists are wrong. Most of the temperature swings we have seen in the last century or so are due to natural variations in the Sun and the oceans, which have reversed course over the last two decades. CO2 may have an effect but it is too small to harm anyone.

    This week is very cold in the US and Europe for that reason.

    Why is the Liberal Party colluding with the Greens and Labor to cause such great harm to Australia? The blackouts in Victoria last week, the closing of industry and even shops who have to pay sky-high electricity prices, is testimony to this harm.

    (* Note to lefties, this is what is known as “satirical hyperbole”, just in case you misunderstand.)

  7. Cassie of Sydney

    Come the March state election….it is Latham and Leyenjhelm in the upper house…donkey in the lower. The federal Liberal party is a disgrace but the NSW Liberal party is unspeakable.

  8. One ScoMo doesn’t make a Spring

    Last week whilst on leave I had the opportunity to listen to some radio and watch a bit of TV. I thought 12 months ago the climate tide may be turning however I am sad to say our media has doubled down on climate change and carbon emissions. Friends of mine who only have a passing interest in politics just accept this as reality now. The main broadcast media are unrelenting in their stories and they always start from the presumption position of the science is locked in.
    I fail to see anyone who can stand up, make a clear argument against and be rock solid against the wave upon wave of media histeria against said individual.
    But hope springs eterenal.

  9. John Constantine

    Climate change is simply the current excuse for looting public funds and empowering the elites over the proles.

    Modern day slavery supplies ‘Gone with the Wind’ style mansions to their turnbullites and their ilk, while Big Australia supplies tens of millions of bespoke house and yard slaves to pick through.

    Once climate change is lost as an excuse, our quisling elites will not give up their grasp of power, they will use excuse after excuse, then go full Tyranny with chicom style crowd control.

    Simply refusing to brexit and shutting down the American government shows us that power will have to be prised from their CDH.

    Comrades.

  10. I saw Channel 7 interview Abbott last night about the challenge and the way they presented him was disgraceful, especially towards the end where they had to repeat in rapid succession his comment about the tunnel.

    But what happened to his other competitor Susan Moylan-Coombs, she ticks all the boxes required by the Left: https://tinyurl.com/ybqv25uo?

    The independent says she will pressure Mr Abbott on climate change policy and Indigenous affairs.

    “I am a mother and I care about the future of my children and the environment that we’re going to leave behind for them,” Ms Moylan-Coombs said.

    The new candidate supports a move to 100 per cent renewable energy.

    “I don’t understand why we can’t move into a space of renewables. I feel that we can be 100 per cent renewable in this country,” she said. “We have all these wonderful natural resources, why do we keep having to pull coal out of the ground?”

    Ms Moylan-Coombs has pitched to not just take over Mr Abbott’s seat, but his role as special envoy on Indigenous affairs.

    The self-funded candidate supports a First Nations’ voice in Parliament.

    “I have an ability to understand the unique need of First Nations people in this country,” she said. “If we genuinely had a voice and a seat at the table to be able to truly inform what is required then I think we have a chance.”

    Removed from her family as part of the stolen generations, the new candidate forged a broadcast media career, becoming head of production at dedicated Indigenous affairs channel NITV.

  11. John Constantine

    Add up the wages earned by australian politicians past and present, put that total against their consumption spending and current wealth.

    Give them thirty days to refund the difference as proceeds of corruption, or explain in detail where they found the money.

    Comrades.

  12. Boambee John

    Removed from her family as part of the stolen generations, the new candidate forged a broadcast media career, becoming head of production at dedicated Indigenous affairs channel NITV.

    Who knew that the sainted Nugget Coombs was secretly engaged in stealing aboriginal children from their families? His tombstone must be vandalised by Antifa, get to work there m0nty. They are your mates, after all.

  13. candy

    I may have this wrong, there might be two Zali Steggall ski champions, but I think Ms Steggall grew up in France and represented French junior skiing team.

    It’s an elite life she has been fortunate to have thanks to her folks or granddad.

  14. Shy Ted

    And Zali Steggall gets her first instalment of $1.2b of free advertising courtesy of Frank Elly this morning. She’ll be lucky to get a bronze.

  15. Tom

    Haha. People aren’t stupid. Now, when they’re told someone is running for office as an “independent”, the know instinctively the candidate is a de facto member of the Greens. Like Cathy McGowan. Like Kerryn Phelps.

    Zali Steggall is prototype Greenfilth: white, rich lawyer now spruiking for the stupidest and most hypocritical tribe ever born, the communists of the 21st century Australian loony left.

    Her loss in Warringah will only be the start of it. Watch her become a member if the Filth in the Senate or the NSW upper house and start climbing the Filth leadership totem pole.

  16. mundi

    Tim Flannery is the quintessential example of what happens when government takes control of acadamia and research.

    A man who in his entire career has not done a single thing that has bettered the life of a single person on this continent is often upheld as the great scientists with hurlean contributions to Australia.

    This is man who has spent his whole life sucking down tax payer funds to research a oddities so mundane that no one in their right mind would ever waste 1 cent of their private funds upon it in the face of much more pressing issues to deal with.

    Let us not forget that Tim believes Australia, one of the least populated places on earth, that produces 10x as much food as it eats, is overpopulated in an unsustainable way.

    Imagine what he thinks of the rest of the earth. Here is a guy who would seemingly support the genocide of billions on earth to achieve “biological stability”.

    These are the peopel the Liberals now support and promote.

  17. min

    I would like interviewers ask what the chief Scientist said under oath . Finkel or Flannery more important however neither has qualifications in climate science.

  18. So who gets precedence? A white, female, ex-Olympian; or a Black, female, Stolen Generation child?

  19. miltonf

    Very much a revolt of the-bogans shouldn’t have nice things-elites. Fascinates me how many of these ultra leftists attended exclusive high fee schools. They obviously believe the post national gated community elites will include them. As for wrecking the Australian economy, I’m not sure if they’ve fully thought this through or if they have they don’t expect to be adversely impacted. I think there are cool with wrecking Australian society as they see themselves apart from it.

  20. miltonf

    Bruce I think you are right about the LP chasing Green and new class ALP voters who would never ever vote for them.

  21. Cynic of Ayr

    Susan Moylan-Coombs…
    “I am a mother and I care about the future of my children and the environment that we’re going to leave behind for them,” Ms Moylan-Coombs said.

    The question Coombes – and quite a lot of other people – is, “What would the future be like for our children, with unlimited technological Power? Hot Fusion? Cold Fusion? Something from way out there? We’ll never know, because we chocked off the development funds, to run with a simpleton system of Wind and Solar that is totally insufficient to our needs now, and our needs in the future.

  22. calli

    They obviously believe the post national gated community elites will include them.

    Robespierre, Marat and Trotsky were unavailable for comment.

  23. areff

    A man who in his entire career has not done a single thing that has bettered the life of a single person

    To be fair, “The Future Eeaters” isn’t half bad

  24. John Constantine

    “Throwim away leg” written young, from firsthand experience.

    Flannery actually attacked the transnational looting cartel robbing West Papua, and the indonesian colonisation of ‘Irian’ with islamist voteherds.

    Back before he Woke to the Cause.

  25. John Constantine

    Flannery did a very workmanlike editing of the Watkin Tench colonisation diaries, without Stalinist identity politics or The Cause coming into it.

    [ unless i missed some, been a long time since i read that.]

  26. Boambee John

    Flannery has for years been virtue signalling vigorously in an attempt to atone for books like “Throwim away leg” and “The Future Eaters”, but still has not done enough penance. Still, he now has the opportunity to convert a complete museum into a giant virtue signal. Will that be enough to satisfy the fascist left? Probably not! They are insatiable.

  27. mem

    I’m not sure if they’ve fully thought this through or if they have they don’t expect to be adversely impacted. I think there are cool with wrecking Australian society as they see themselves apart from it.

    Why would you think this through when you are sure that the renewable revolution is our bright new future and any problems can be overcome by technical innovation.

  28. bollux

    “I am a mother and I care about the future of my children and the environment that we’re going to leave behind for them,” Ms Moylan-Coombs said.”
    I don’t think she need worry about the environment. With 100% renewables, she will soon find herself and her children reduced to their native state, looking for bugs under rocks and trying to avoid any Aboriginal man with a gleam in his eye.
    So unlike Jacinta Price you would swear they came from different planets.

  29. Oh come on

    Hark = Grigory M. Just sayin’.

  30. DaveR

    …..just what sort of a party have the Liberals become?

    They have become a party poisoned by progressives and elitism, so much so that the current leadership cannot simply explain their own position and policies.

    A key issue for Morrison is whether to put Abbott on the front bench and rebalance the party factional representation and sure up the Conservative vote. Abbott is easily the coalition’s best campaigner. The continual denial of Conservative voices in policy formulation is taking its toll. If he doesnt, he risks being seen by voters as a factional ideologue who puts keeping Conservatives out above electoral victory.

    Morrison faces the last role of the dice: unless he can clearly prosecute the Liberal vision, and simultaneously role back the Turnbull policies to match voter expectations, its all over. In fact, it was a major error not to move before Christmas.

    The only thing remaining will be a bit of furniture saving, and to think about the inevitable coming split in the Conservative parties.

  31. Leo G

    … half the country has no one to vote for in the Reps.

    Perhaps the piste off will give Steggall a run.

  32. miltonf

    So we now have two anti Abbott claytons liberals? Plus the other/s.

    They have become a party poisoned by progressives and elitism, so much so that the current leadership cannot simply explain their own position and policies.

    This is true. They seem paralyzed.

  33. Tim Neilson

    The self-funded candidate supports a First Nations’ voice in Parliament.

    I’d love this to be competently fact checked.

    Removed from her family as part of the stolen generations,

    Ditto

    the new candidate forged a broadcast media career, becoming head of production at dedicated Indigenous affairs channel NITV.

    Affirmative action tax hooverer, unemployable in the competitive market.

  34. miltonf

    I notice too that the NSW libs have a logo without the ozzie flag. Odd- is this the replace the ‘L’ or are both logos to be used?

  35. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Hark = Grigory M. Just sayin’.

    the gimp needs his daily dose of abuse

  36. Dr Fred Lenin

    Arent the recievers in yet? They usually move in just before the death? Anothe victim of international socialist fascism which has evolved into the Hitler mode complete with crony caplitalists . He had Farben and Krupp etc to work his prisoners to death for gain . The present fascists have soros. Goldman sachs turnbull etc and the persecution of climate scam to opress people .

  37. Baldrick

    Stupid.Fucking.Liberals

  38. AlanR

    bollux @ 2919735 says:

    “… she will soon find herself and her children reduced to their native state, looking for bugs under rocks and trying to avoid any Aboriginal man with a gleam in his eye. ”

    Such blatant racism does nothing to advance your argument sunshine. You really need to grow up.

  39. Muddy

    AlanR,

    Racism as a word and concept lost all meaning at least a decade ago. It is now nothing more than verbal graffiti announcing ‘you have been tagged. You are now mine.’

    Certainly bollux’s comment embraced a stereotype, however stereotypes are commonly used and believed in when they suit: i.e. ‘noble savage’, ‘white man’ etc.

    For those of us who are descended from earlier generations of non-indigenous Australians, and who have had no participation in the events claimed, it becomes more than tedious to be subject to the constant disassembling of one’s heritage and identity, all to assuage the shame of the modern, suburban indigenous for bearing no resemblance to the warriors of their myths.

    Culture is not, and has never been, set in stone and unchanging. Culture adapts, flexes, ebbs and flows. One culture will absorb the influences of others, and elements of their own will fall by the way. I have a rough knowledge of some of the history of the indigenous of the 19th Century in my region, and there are numerous locations of towns and geographical features in this area that have been given indigenous names. I would be happy to embrace other positive traditional elements of indigenous culture if they were practical.

    However I’m not happy for my non-indigenous heritage to be spat on, and lied about, and attempts made to erase it from history. That does not suggest a desire for ‘reconciliation.’ That is the behaviour of a parasite: find a host, suck the nutrients from it, move on to another victim.

  40. Crossie

    With friends like Steggall and Thompson, and climate campaigners like Photios and his wife and Harwin ebeddded in its machinery, just what sort of a party have the Liberals become?

    A small one. Their appeal has become more select, like The Band’s.

    Photios, his wife and assorted hangers on will be gone by the end of May. Labor will be in the driving seat in Macquarie Street and in Canberra and they will have their own carpetbaggers to accommodate. Photios may be rooster at the moment but without influence he will be just a feather duster. What’s more, he may have to go cap in hand to Labor fixers and beg for green subsidy favours.

  41. Crossie

    The Liberal Party is committing particularly messy suicide by chasing those same voters, yet half the country has no one to vote for in the Reps.

    Textor may have been half right in 2016 but there are many more choices now.

  42. Crossie

    It does seem elitist, but there again Warringah may be more of a Wentworth suburb now? TA might be better off representing the more working class areas, where energy bills and overpopulation are significant issues.

    There’s no getting around it, Tony Abbott will have to move to Penrith or Campbelltown if he wants to be re-elected.

  43. Boambee John

    Crossie

    There’s no getting around it, Tony Abbott will have to move to Penrith or Campbelltown if he wants to be re-elected.

    And many of the former ALP voters will have more in common with him than with the Shortens, Plibbers and Benny Wongs of the Liars.

    Formerly safe Liberal seats are now heavily populated with virtue signalling green-left fascists. Partly this is because they generally have comfortable incomes, many of which (academics, doctors’ wives), rely on taxpayer funding.

    You have to have a comfortable, secure, income to be a greenie.

  44. Tim Neilson

    Such blatant racism does nothing to advance your argument sunshine. You really need to grow up.

    Are you suggesting that the indigenous diet didn’t include bugs?

    Are you suggesting that Bess Price and others are lying when they say that there is a problem with kids being in danger in indigenous communities?

  45. John Constantine

    Photios will be able to sell the votes of the turnbullites in the senate, to bypass conservative crossbenchers by offering bipartisan One Party State support for shortens transnational united nations conventions.

    and socialism through climate change.

    Comrades

  46. max

    Bert Kelly, One More Nail 1978:
    “Socialism has not been fostered so much by the Labor Party as by the Liberal Party encouragement of policies which are thought to be attractive to the people at election time.

    Once we have propounded them, these then became part of our doctrine, even if we know that they are in direct conflict with principles of self help and self reliance in which we say we always believe. 

    The main plank in our platform is that it is essential to keep Labor out of government, which is a nicer way of saying keeping us in. This may be an understandable and pragmatic way to behave, but no one would call it a philosophy for which one dies on the barricades.

    So we continue to wander down the welfare state road, eloquently protesting our belief in free enterprise as we go. Our opponents have known for years that we do not believe in our own protestations, but now we also are beginning to be sceptical of our own eloquence and this is the beginning of the end of any political party.

    I repeat, the main principle in which we believe is the utter necessity of keeping Labor out of government and in the pursuit of this end we are prepared to compete bitterly with the Labor Party in propounding socialist policies.

    Australia would be far better government if we didn’t have these sudden rushes to the head at election time.”

    http://economics.org.au/2011/12/relationships-with-the-liberal-party/

  47. old bloke

    Flannery did a very workmanlike editing of the Watkin Tench colonisation diaries, without Stalinist identity politics or The Cause coming into it.

    Flannery was interviewed by Tony Robinson (sorry, Sir Tony Robinson) in his “Tony Robinson Explores Australia” TV program. Robinson brought up the old trope about the first colonials spreading smallpox amongst the aboriginal population but Flannery, to his credit, argued against that piece of leftist propaganda and pointed out that smallpox came from northern Australia, not from the early colonials.

    Credit where credit is due, he’s a decent historian, though a useless climate “scientist”.

  48. Muddy

    max
    #2920258, posted on January 28, 2019 at 11:19 pm

    Interesting. Thanks Max.

    Thanks also to Old Bloke. I did not know about the smallpox origin.

  49. Bruce of Newcastle

    Flannery was interviewed by Tony Robinson (sorry, Sir Tony Robinson) in his “Tony Robinson Explores Australia” TV program.

    Tony Robinson is a full on socialist, but is also a very professional presenter and actor who I admire. I wouldn’t trust anything he did with Flannery though, as it would be the blind leading the blind.

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