What they said: Is the split on?

Tony Abbott:

We do need to make it respectable again to be liberal on economic questions and conservative on social ones.

Pauline Hanson:

Tony Abbott better look out because if he keeps suggesting so many One Nation style policies the Libs will try & whack him in jail! #auspol

 

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268 Responses to What they said: Is the split on?

  1. Rayvic says:

    Malcolm shows that he is out of his depth by blaming Tony Abbott for the Coalition’s latest poor poll result. In any case, it is hypocritical to blame Tony, when he plays no part in the ministry, thanks to Malcolm’s utter spite?

    If Malcolm were serious about redeeming himself, he could start addressing the parlous state of the Australian energy industry and thereby create jobs — one of his main catch cries. He would immediately ban further closures of coal or gas-fired power stations, so as to minimise the already serious probability of power blackouts in SE Australia, and at least maintain jobs, On the other hand, adding more renewables increases that probability, but does nothing to arrest climate change as it is a natural process.

  2. egg_ says:

    Malcolm shows that he is out of his depth by blaming Tony Abbott for the Coalition’s latest poor poll result

    Using Tits as a pinata probably did him no good, as the ALP said.
    Sad.

  3. Leo G says:

    (Abbott’s) timing cannot be a coincidence.

    How coincidental that we today began the 1638th year since the great edict, which in hexadecimal time is the 666th year of the edict.

  4. Leo G says:

    Using Tits as a pinata probably did him no good, as the ALP said.

    It did fulfill the promise of the politician’s Hypocritic Oath: “First, do yourself no harm”.

  5. BorisG says:

    Time will tell.

    Sure, I am open minded. Early signs are a mixed bag.

  6. Arnost says:

    Yes learn from Trump. First go and ….

    First go and look at how Trump beat the odds to get the GOP nomination and then the Presidency. Like him or loathe him – he did a masterful job! Many lessons there. (Not interested in stoushing)

  7. BorisG says:

    Like him or loathe him – he did a masterful job! Many lessons there.

    No question about it. But arguably trump is unique here. In particular, no politician can emulate him. For starters he is not a career politician.

  8. egg_ says:

    “First, do yourself no harm”.

    Au contraire, he probably lost a few points.

  9. struth says:

    but the Aussie deplorables are angry,

    any evidence of this ?

    Not off hand, but as stated it was a prediction and I plainly state it was my observations as I travel to many different areas and talk to many different people all over Australia for my job.
    Although I am quite politically minded obviously, I am very mindful not to bring it up in polite conversation in the real world.
    I have been pleasantly surprised at how many people bring the subject of politics up first and seem to think along the same lines as I do.
    They aren’t happy, and they seem a lot more clued in than in previous years.
    Things have gone too far for even Australian tolerance.
    Seeing I’m an Aussie deplorable, a straight white middle aged man, and they are thinking along the same lines, all over Australia, I can safely say, ………….the deplorables are angry.
    City and country.

  10. rickw says:

    If he truly believes what he is now writing, and vows to uphold this – scrapping 18c, the HRC, Ret etc – than I will allow him one more chance.

    We need to put weight behind those who say the right thing, then turf them out when they fail to deliver. Do that enough times and eventually someone will cotton on to the idea that you need to do what you say.

    There has also been an important change, I think Abbott felt he needed to win over the media, Trump has shown that you can safely ignore them and go direct to the people.

  11. Tel says:

    Tony Abbott is kind of like the Hamlet of Australian politics. Now he is staggering around already poisoned but determined to carry on and do what needs to be done.

  12. john constantine says:

    Can anybody from the potentially great team turnbull party, the good government that has lost its way, manage to spit out the line that their fair work commission is nothing but a weapon of their left, manned by creatures of and appointed by their left, carrying out their lefty roles as instructed by the Mouth of Sauron in australia, shorten himself?.

  13. Dr Faustus says:

    Tony Abbott is kind of like the Hamlet of Australian politics. Now he is staggering around already poisoned but determined to carry on and do what needs to be done.

    Playing to Turnbull’s Claudius.

  14. tgs says:

    Au contraire, he probably lost a few points.

    Totally agree.

    Nobody likes a whinger who blames others for their problems. He’s politically tone-deaf. Turns most people off, though not that very many people are even listening at this point.

  15. Oh come on says:

    Peter Dutton, the chinless wonder, as PM or even opposition leader? Give me strength!

    How desperate have we become that we’re putting faith in him? He was a laughing stock ’round these parts not so long ago.

  16. Driftforge says:

    Isn’t Peter Dutton the nondescript who was put into Morrison’s old job to hold the portfolio together once the hard work was done?

  17. Menai Pete says:

    Turnbull photo bombing today’s terrorism arrest with the AFP announcement is a clear sign that he is in trouble. To my knowledge he has never tainted his hands with any police announcement and today is a first? I’m

  18. Helen says:

    Turnbull photo bombing today’s terrorism arrest with the AFP announcement is a clear sign that he is in trouble.

    My thoughts exactly. No mention of lone wolf, deranged, mental issues, straight to the Muzzo ISIS connection! He is shaking. It is children overboard moment, except this wont save the Termite.

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