“Andrews and O’Brien exchange fiery barbs”


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That is the actual headline from an actual story in The Age. Of course, because it’s The Age we have no idea what O’Brien had said. It is like seeing a Phoenix which is why I put it up. We may eventually need to find someone like the girl in the vid. But in the meantime there is yet hope:

Premier Daniel Andrews and Opposition leader Michael O’Brien have exchanged fiery barbs in the Victorian lower house chamber this afternoon, with the Premier accusing Mr O’Brien of playing “cheap low-rent politics” with the coronavirus pandemic.

“Everyday politics, politics, politics,” Mr Andrews said, in response to a question about easing restrictions with current case numbers.

Victorian Opposition Leader Michael O'Brien.
Victorian Opposition Leader Michael O’Brien.CREDIT:DARRIAN TRAYNOR

“The [Opposition] might be from Victoria, but they’re not for Victoria.”

Michael, we’re with you. Andrews is hanging on the ropes. Just finish him off.

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36 Responses to “Andrews and O’Brien exchange fiery barbs”

  1. Herodotus

    The Victorian Andrews government has doubled down on a now thoroughly discredited strategy of totalitarian lockdowns.
    But once again, no sympathy for the voters, who could have voted him out last time.

  2. But once again, no sympathy for the voters, who could have voted him out last time.

    Clearly you don’t understand Victorian politics at all. Prior to the last election, we had an opposition that was basically invisible and somewhat on the nose to even Liberal voters. At that time, Andrews was ticking all the right Labor voter boxes, making love to the Greens and being supported hugely by the unions. I’m not sure that he would have lost even if we’d had a capable opposition. I’m just grateful that I can vote National.

    So don’t tar every Victorian with the same brush.

  3. Mustapha Bunn

    So O’Brien asks a question which millions of Victorians want the answer to and this Mongrel comes out with that answer.

  4. Lee

    “The [Opposition] might be from Victoria, but they’re not for Victoria.”

    Says the hypocrite who has smashed Victoria and brought it to its knees.
    And he thinks we owe him and the government a debt of gratitude.
    FO Andrews!

  5. Nicholas (Unlicensed Joker) Gray

    Isn’t it about time that Victoria’s name was changed to Victimia?

  6. Mother Lode

    “Everyday politics, politics, politics,” Mr Andrews said, in response to a question about easing restrictions with current case numbers.

    That should be played on high rotation out to the goodly burghers of Victoria.

    That freedom you are straining to win back…is just politics. And we don’t want to bring politics into the situation.

  7. That’s the other issue, the media is so far up Chairman Dan’s arse that all you ever get is his shit and, to them, is smells and tastes so sweet. It’s only when things go like they have do people start to realise what they are dealing with; however, the forces on Chairman Dan’s side then start working overtime.

  8. Mother Lode

    But once again, no sympathy for the voters, who could have voted him out last time.

    You could have 10 electorates which each vote 51% Labor and 49% LNP and an election would result in 10 Labor seats, not some near equal split.

    Add to this the fact that this lockdown is by far the most naked abuse of power and the most tyrannical thing that has ever happened in the state. Previously a mild resignation at being under the heel of Labor was what you weighed up against being near family, friends, job, memories – and all the other claims that a location might have on a person, and not all of which a person can sever at the same time.

    Not only are there a lot of sensible people in Victoria who are stuck with an idiot government, but there will now be a considerable number of morons who voted Labor but have been caught unawares by the consequence of their dimwittedness and may have learned that they were wrong when they voted that way.

  9. Albatross

    I’m not with this useless prick. How about he show me something? Libs are a joke.

  10. Albatross

    Herodotus
    #3619377, posted on October 15, 2020 at 5:17 pm
    […]
    But once again, no sympathy for the voters, who could have voted him out last time.

    Juvenile assessment of the situation. Thanks genius.

  11. Mother Lode
    #3619484, posted on October 15, 2020 at 6:10 pm

    Agreed. What I find with comments about Victorians is that this forum is becoming like Twitter, pointless name calling and insults which add nothing to reasoned and sensible discussion or debate.

  12. Albatross

    The blog owner is a Victorian. Is he one of the “idiots” who voted for this? This “don’t blame me I voted for Kodos” shit is all so tiresome. The Uniparty rules while these dimwits argue over the colour of the drapes. Good job.

  13. miltonf

    But once again, no sympathy for the voters, who could have voted him out last time.

    Wow there really are some spiteful cranks on this blog especially from north of the Tweed.

  14. min

    Stupid Hawthorn voters who voted in Labor because he had same name as a beloved Hawthorn footy coach .
    Our member lives in retirement accommodation like I do allowed one visitor. There has been zilch communication from him but he voted to support Andrews in the no confidence debate .and we are stuck with a geriatric for another 2 years. As I said stupid voters.

  15. The Sheriff

    bemused
    #3619409, posted on October 15, 2020 at 5:34 pm
    But once again, no sympathy for the voters, who could have voted him out last time.

    Clearly you don’t understand Victorian politics at all. Prior to the last election, we had an opposition that was basically invisible and somewhat on the nose to even Liberal voters. At that time, Andrews was ticking all the right Labor voter boxes, making love to the Greens and being supported hugely by the unions. I’m not sure that he would have lost even if we’d had a capable opposition. I’m just grateful that I can vote National.

    So don’t tar every Victorian with the same brush.

    Regrettably the Victorian Nationals are even worse than the Liberals.

    1) They oppose the building of new coal power stations
    2) They think emissions reductions should go harsher than what Australia is required to do under the Paris Accord
    3) They march at Mardi Gras
    4) They endorsed the brainwashed schoolkids who wagged class to protest about climate change
    5) They all voted for the bubble zone law to stop people helping mothers find alternatives to abortion
    6) Support for SSM, gay adoption, IVF

  16. Rockdoctor

    The Sheriff
    #3619557, posted on October 15, 2020 at 7:14 pm

    I left the north east being a voter in Benalla Electorate. Pat McNamara was a a pretty good deputy to Kennett. Remember him taking the time to visit when we were learning about Government in school and visiting Parliament in Spring st in the 1980’s. This is when the Nationals were reasonable.

    The WTF moment for me was Steph Ryan’s driveling on woke issues while spending most of her time with ALP boyfriend in Melbourne. Looking at NSW am seeing no different. If the minor parties start consolidating there is a definite niche to be filled there.

  17. Regrettably the Victorian Nationals are even worse than the Liberals.

    I think you’re confusing the National Party with the Greens. There are a few new entrants such as Steph Ryan (married to a Labor man) who is more Green than national, but she certainly doesn’t represent the majority.

    But that does point to a problem with politics and just about everything in public life today; the Left/Greens are infiltrating every nook and cranny, pretending to be what they aren’t, and people sadly fall for these ruses. It’s happening everywhere, from politics to large private companies.

    The other issue is that many rural areas are being infested with people moving out of Melbourne and bringing along their Leftist/Green ideals and doing their best to turn the bush into just another mirror of what they left behind. Our locality, which has been a logging and farming area since inception, is being flooded with escapees from the Mornington Peninsular, who bring along all their crap and want this to become another Mornington Peninsular.

    It’s a cancer that keeps growing.

  18. The Sheriff

    Rockdoctor
    #3619596, posted on October 15, 2020 at 7:42 pm

    Well said Rockdoctor. The Nats have declined fast from the upstanding rural gentry like McNamara into the woke hipster morons like Steph Ryan.

    Just remember, Ryan only begged her relatives to get her a job in a Nats electorate office because she couldn’t get her dream job at the ABC or The Age. She’d be right at home in the Greens or Labor ideologically. Emma Kealy is just as bad.

  19. nb

    A whole lot of Queenslanders are from Victoria too. Another achievement of China-ALP: Victoria branch. The only thing stopping an exodus at the moment is that all Victorian residents are imprisoned.

  20. mem

    Daniel Andrews had the gall today at his midday corona virus television update/sermon to interrupt it all to for an update on how well the Andrews government is doing in on its level crossing projects. The fact that no one will be using them or the fact that they are all over budget didn’t seem to deter him from his political shrill. Inappropriate and a smack in the face for all Victorians that have no jobs, no businesses and are living in home prison on a tight rope. Hope the man rots in his own bed and the cockroaches chew on his bones.

  21. Tim Neilson

    Pat McNamara was a a pretty good deputy to Kennett.

    He was police minister at one stage. A pinko journalist asked him one of those “questions” that are actually sermons about why the Victorian police had killed more crims than the NSW police over a period of years. He said that Vic police were better shots.
    [Yes I know that under Andrews it’s not such a gag but at the time it was hilarious.]

  22. The Sheriff

    Tim Neilson
    #3619727, posted on October 15, 2020 at 9:09 pm
    Pat McNamara was a a pretty good deputy to Kennett.

    He was police minister at one stage. A pinko journalist asked him one of those “questions” that are actually sermons about why the Victorian police had killed more crims than the NSW police over a period of years. He said that Vic police were better shots.
    [Yes I know that under Andrews it’s not such a gag but at the time it was hilarious.]

    The current version of the Victorian Nationals would be asking the sermonising question and wearing wrist-bands in solidarity with the crooks.

  23. Bar Beach Swimmer

    Rockdoctor
    #3619596, posted on October 15, 2020 at 7:42 pm

    I left the north east being a voter in Benalla Electorate

    RD, a Benalla footy fan?

    As youngsters (and even now) we followed Albury, went to Benalla when they played there.

  24. Ryan

    The other issue is that many rural areas are being infested with people moving out of Melbourne and bringing along their Leftist/Green ideals and doing their best to turn the bush into just another mirror of what they left behind. Our locality, which has been a logging and farming area since inception, is being flooded with escapees from the Mornington Peninsular, who bring along all their crap and want this to become another Mornington Peninsular.

    Why on earth would anyone want to escape the Mornington Peninsula to go and live somewhere else in Victoria? The peninsula is beautiful and one of Victoria’s only redeeming features. My understanding is that it’s a conservative sort of place too.

  25. Stupid Hawthorn voters who voted in Labor because he had same name as a beloved Hawthorn footy coach

    I assumed this claim was made in jest, but checked online anyway. I wished I hadn’t. How on earth could the Libs lose Hawthorn, which not so long ago was a blue-ribbon seat?

  26. Bruce

    Dan, ‘The floggings will continue until morale improves” Andrews.

    Can probably trace his ancestry back to the rum Corps.

  27. Howard Hill

    Why on earth would anyone want to escape the Mornington Peninsula…

    My understanding is that it’s a conservative sort of place too.

    LOL! There is no such thing as a conservative in Victoria anymore. We’ve had teams of people out looking for one everywhere with no result. You’d have more chance of finding a Tasmanian Tiger in Darwin than a conservative in Dannostan!

  28. Why on earth would anyone want to escape the Mornington Peninsula to go and live somewhere else in Victoria? The peninsula is beautiful and one of Victoria’s only redeeming features. My understanding is that it’s a conservative sort of place too.

    They are mainly retirees, selling up in the Peninsular, pocketing a big wad of cash and then moving to a pleasant rural area where they can buy a good property for a much lower sum. The Peninsular is more or less a suburb nowadays, traffic everywhere and people everywhere.

    As for being conservative, these people seem ready to support any stupid Green protest that arises around here (we have a very vocal minority of Greens here). They are against coal, gas, logging etc and now windmills because they are coming to their backyard.

  29. Rockdoctor

    BBS, Na, dad was posted at Puckapunyal. When I left school I held a few jobs round the area before deciding on Uni which took me off to Bendigo.

  30. Rockdoctor

    Apparently Pat doesn’t think too much of the COVID restrictions if his Wikipedia page is something to go by. Funny you’d think an ex-politician thumbing their nose at this would make news, not a peep anywhere. Guess it may undermine the narrative.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pat_McNamara_(Australian_politician)

  31. min

    Perhaps all the media experts who rubbish the Libs for being nowhere men / women can suggest how they can get out in the public if the media ignore them . Tim Smith has to be a bit outrageous to get noticed and then only in the conservative media . The media here control what gets out to the voters . I have always joked that even if the LNP ran naked on the tan , the local media would be missing .
    When and if Victoria is allowed out from lockdown billboards on major roads where in traffic they are in your face Can’t be turned off or escape them can’t wpb them .

  32. Rob

    Yes Min, it is the media’s ignoring or abusing the Victorian Opposition parties that helps drive the state into serious decline.
    More to the point, it is our ABC that keeps giving us low grade Victorian Labor governments.
    What does the media collective wish for?

  33. The Sheriff

    The media also work very hard to lynch any remotely conservative person who tries to join the L/NP or take an active role in it – watch the incessant whining about Tim Smith’s tweets and the hysterical coverage in The Age when they find out that, shock horror, some Christians want to join!

  34. John A

    Premier Daniel Andrews and Opposition leader Michael O’Brien have exchanged fiery barbs in the Victorian lower house chamber this afternoon, with the Premier accusing Mr O’Brien of playing “cheap low-rent politics” with the coronavirus pandemic.

    “Everyday politics, politics, politics,” Mr Andrews said, in response to a question about easing restrictions with current case numbers.

    In the political Big House, Diktator Dan says WHAT!!?

    Until now, I had considered him to be merely malevolent.

    Now I have to concede that he’s an idiot, besmirching the Office of Premier in two ways.

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