What’s wrong with Albo?

Troy Bramston reports:

Anthony Albanese’s leadership is on death watch. Dissatisfaction with his performance runs deep within the Labor caucus, shadow ministry, party machine and union movement. Most Labor MPs think Albanese will either be dumped before the next election or will not lead the party to victory if he manages to survive.

Eyes glaze over during Albanese’s speeches. His question time tactics, and his broader political strategy, are cringe-worthy.

Whahahahahahaha.

Albanese gives rubbish speeches? I wonder who his speech writer is?

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71 Responses to What’s wrong with Albo?

  1. stackja says:

    I have not heard much of Albo recently. Is he making speeches?

  2. bruce says:

    Why would anyone quote Troy Bramston?

  3. bruce says:

    Does anybody read Troy Bramston?

  4. Roberto says:

    I saw him on the news a few days ago. He looked like he was just going through the motions. He didn’t seem remotely interested in the topic.

  5. H B Bear says:

    Mavis has left the reservation.

  6. H B Bear says:

    No Happy Ending here.

  7. billie says:

    he fights tories, that’s what he does .. keeps saying it too

    he’s in the wrong country I reckon

  8. Roger says:

    Have there ever been two more shifty characters vying to woo voters to the ALP than Shorten & Albanese?

  9. Spurgeon Monkfish III says:

    Answer: Brain damage.

  10. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    The blind commenting about the blind.
    Although Albo could sneer for Australia in the Olympic Games, so there’s that.

  11. Gerry says:

    Do we now have a reason for the Deplatforming of Jill Meagher Act (AKA Justice Legislation Amendment Act). Are we looking at Billy doing a phoenix?

  12. ACTOldFart says:

    So, time to start a sweep on successors? My guess is Plibersek leader, Chris Bowen deputy. Result: Comfortable win for Morrison at the next election.

  13. Chris M says:

    Honestly didn’t know he was their leader, probably I heard at some point then forgot. Who cares, US politics is so much more interesting… pro tip for Alb – talk like basement Joe to get more attention.

  14. Roger says:

    So, time to start a sweep on successors? My guess is Plibersek leader…

    I believe Plibersek has removed herself from leadership contention on the grounds of family commitments, which is probably the wisest deciisuon she’s ever made.

    That leaves Chris Bowen, Jim Chalmers & Richard Marles…and in that order I’d suggest.

  15. Real Deal says:

    James Jeffrey used to write the Struth column in the Oz. However bad he is as Albo’s speechwriter, he was a far better editor than the current person Alice Workman. She is dull, unfunny and repeats the same tired old tropes including bashing Tony Abbott. Maybe James could return to the zenith of his success.

  16. Tom says:

    For as long as the Liars keep fantasising about energy suicide faster than the Lieborals, they’re unelectable. And woke works only if you don’t have to ask voters for their approval — i.e., by stealing elections as the Democrats are attempting to do in the US.

  17. Dr Faustus says:

    So, time to start a sweep on successors? My guess is Plibersek leader, Chris Bowen deputy. Result: Comfortable win for Morrison at the next election.

    Indeed. Albo was DOA and has carefully erased himself from that commanding height – and Shorten (although he obviously thinks otherwise) is a cowpat trying to imitate a soufflé.

    Labor has been keeping Plibbers clean during Rona, trying to graft on some Mother of the Nation credentials. However, Bowen is beyond saving: if the ALP focus groups are not picking up his face-punchability quotient, they’ve been humbugging.

    Which is a strategic problem for Labor, given Chalmers and Wong are clearly the best-dressed of the rest.

  18. Tintarella di Luna says:

    I wonder who his speech writer is?

    That question answered I wonder who his dentist is?

  19. Spurgeon Monkfish III says:

    Teats Peanuthead will be resurrected and third time lucky, if Goose Morristeen doesn’t lift his game (likelihood of this: less than zero). If the latter is punted (and he certainly deserves to be), could anyone seriously envision Josh Frydchickenberger besting Teats?

  20. Tintarella di Luna says:

    That leaves Chris Bowen, Jim Chalmers & Richard Marles

    That’s a bit like the old joke about what kind of hell you’d pick.

  21. Tintarella di Luna says:

    a cowpat trying to imitate a soufflé.

    Oh the imagery Dr Faustus – can I pinch it?

  22. Eyrie says:

    Chalmers is a boofhead.

  23. calli says:

    I am. Definitely and indubitably. 🤣

  24. Leigh Lowe says:

    H B Bear

    #3662058, posted on November 17, 2020 at 10:48 am

    Mavis has left the reservation.

    Not quite.
    He is advocating ditching mid-left Albo with the far-left Junkie’s Bride (Plibbers).

  25. Spurgeon Monkfish III says:

    I wonder who his dentist is?

    Hopefully this chap.

  26. calli says:

    Thanks, Eyrie. My comment referred to cowpats, not boofheads. 😀

  27. Fred says:

    Albo should keep borrowing his speeched from American movies.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvrNldmt1eA

  28. Leigh Lowe says:

    Tintarella di Luna

    #3662115, posted on November 17, 2020 at 11:39 am

    I wonder who his speech writer is?

    That question answered I wonder who his dentist is?

    Phht.
    No-one is going to admit to that.

  29. candy says:

    Chris Bowen has a pleasing demeanour for a leader. Jim Chalmers is younger and a younger newer face is always good but if he goes all climate changey hating coal he’s done for.

    Not sure if going backwards to Shorten is good – although he has good cut-through and a hard worker. Albanese is so lazy.

    A whinging whiney female pitying herself won’t do at all. They must avoid that.

  30. PB says:

    I’m sure there is another candidate, with fairly recent campaign experience, just hanging to Turnbull his way back into the driver’s seat to reclaim what is so rightfully his for the taking.

  31. min says:

    Therapeutic Albo not making the grade . How come he escaped a all that non Australian business when he has an Italian father when Mat Canavan was put through the nonsense for a maternal grandfather ?

  32. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    Jim Chalmers is younger and a younger newer face is always good

    Jim could sneer for Australia too, it’s fun to watch his spots on the TV news.
    Albo is best at it though.
    Chris Bowen comes over better, but his disadvantage is he looks like Piglet.

  33. Tintarella di Luna says:

    Anthony Albanese (aka AnAl) has all the charisma of a turnip and his perfunctory performance the other day is a clear indication he knows the end is nigh for Labor which is being consumed by the Greens – Labor is just a hollowed out shell.

  34. Up The Workers! says:

    If there was a tad more ‘satisfaction’ with AnAl the Brothel-Hoppers’ ‘Performance’, maybe he wouldn’t need to make as many visits to that notorious rubbing and tugging establishment in Marrickville?

    A pox on his…house.

  35. Tintarella di Luna says:

    Chris Bowen comes over better, but his disadvantage is he looks like Piglet.

    For me he is The Chinless Wonder – check him out in this We R Us photo

  36. Leigh Lowe says:

    Mavis assured us last week that if k. d. wong was in the Lower House she would be in the big chair in ten seconds flat.

  37. Leigh Lowe says:

    Tintarella di Luna

    #3662150, posted on November 17, 2020 at 12:00 pm

    Chris Bowen comes over better, but his disadvantage is he looks like Piglet.

    For me he is The Chinless Wonder – check him out in this We R Us photo

    The piece of art known as “Prelude to Victory”.
    The immortal words “if you don’t like it, don’t vote for us” will take a long time to fade away.

  38. Spurgeon Monkfish III says:

    Interestingly, someone was talking on Sky the other night about the left wing of the labore pardeee breaking away to form a coalition with the greenfilth. This would be the only way that imbeciles such as Blabbersack and Albansleazey could retain their place at the trough. I wonder what proportion of the national primary vote such an unholy alliance could command? 15%, 20%?

  39. Tintarella di Luna says:

    How come he escaped a all that non Australian business when he has an Italian father when Mat Canavan was put through the nonsense for a maternal grandfather ?

    Yes indeedy, my wordy lordy yes – why? he found his biological father in 2011 at the height of all the Section 44 and the rules are that since 1948 the line of the father replaced the line of the mother in terms of S44 – so why was AnAl’s feet held to the fire?

  40. Roger says:

    Chalmers is a boofhead.

    With a PhD.

    He’s a doctor of Paul Keating’s prime ministership. No, seriously!

  41. Up The Workers! says:

    I suspect that Albo’s dentist is the same person as Mr. Ed’s podiatrist.

    That fang-farrier does very distinctive metalwork.

    Jaws from the James Bond films, spoke very highly of him.

  42. Roger says:

    How come he escaped a all that non Australian business when he has an Italian father when Mat Canavan was put through the nonsense for a maternal grandfather ?

    In his parliamentary citizenship declaration he left his father’s name and country of origin blank.

    As Tinta notes, Albo’s discovery of his father’s identity, and the story of a family reunion in Italy no less, had been in the media some years before.

    Why the Coalition didn’t pursue him over it is indeed a mystery.

  43. Sinclair Davidson says:

    Does anybody read Troy Bramston?

    I think you’re being a bit harsh. He is well-worth reading, even if I don’t always agree with him.

    His obsession with the dismissal (now 45 years ag0) is a bit boring, but he has a book to sell.

  44. Forester says:

    Tintarella di Luna
    #3662146, posted on November 17, 2020 at 11:56 am
    Anthony Albanese (aka AnAl) has all the charisma of a turnip – Labor is just a hollowed out shell.

    With control of $500 billion of other peoples retirement savings…

  45. Perfidious Albino says:

    Maybe ‘Saviour of Victoria’ Dan Andrew’s will step up federally, see how the rest of youse like it!

    /sarc (just to be sure)

  46. Up The Workers! says:

    AnAl the Brothel-Hopper’s abysmal opinion poll standings are nothing which a well-tweaked Dominion Election Cheating/Ballot Fraud machine cannot easily overcome.

    Just ask Senile old Paedo-Joe/Beijing Biden and George Soros/ Xi Jinping/Hugo Chavez/Vlad Putin/Nancy Gin-Bottle/Schifforbrains/Alexandria Occasionally-Coherent/Chucky Schumer/Bolshevik Bernie Sanders, etc.

  47. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “How come he escaped a all that non Australian business when he has an Italian father when Mat Canavan was put through the nonsense for a maternal grandfather ?”

    The citizenship imbroglio was initially started by a Greens activist with the sole aim of targeting two coalition ministers….Tony Abbott and Barnaby Joyce. Remember that for quite a few years Labor had been casting dispersions on Tony Abbott because he had been born in the UK. Of course such was the hubris that they failed to take into account that it would also snare Labor, Greens and Independents. As for Albo, who knows. Remember that it all went quiet.

  48. H B Bear says:

    If Plibbers gets up we could be stuck with SloMo longer than Howard.

  49. H B Bear says:

    Save Albo. Save Ferris.

  50. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “Sinclair Davidson
    #3662166, posted on November 17, 2020 at 12:09 pm
    Does anybody read Troy Bramston?

    I think you’re being a bit harsh. He is well-worth reading, even if I don’t always agree with him.

    His obsession with the dismissal (now 45 years ag0) is a bit boring, but he has a book to sell.”

    I used to quite like Bramston but he’s gone off the rails. I don’t mind his Dismissal obsessions however I just can’t stand his hysterical anti-Trump diatribes…one of the reasons why I cancelled by sub eleven days ago.

  51. Up The Workers! says:

    “Does anybody read Troy Bramston”?

    Never – I much preferred his mother, Mavis Bramston.

    She was always good for a laugh or two way back in the 1960’s.

    Look her up on Wikipedia, You Tube or Google.

  52. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    His obsession with the dismissal (now 45 years ag0) is a bit boring

    Dismissal tragic. Galloping TDS. I think we know from this that Troy is no Tory.

  53. Rob says:

    Troy Bramston’s predictability makes him unreadable.
    The headline alone is usually a trigger warning.
    This swipe at Albo is probably Bramston trying to demonstrate “balance” – or maybe he doesn’t like James Jeffrey.

  54. Vagabond says:

    There’s only one proper candidate for leadership of the liars. Malturd needs to come home and show them how it’s done

  55. Texas Jack says:

    Might be good for everyone if the ALP had a new shiny leader who could wipe the floor with Morrison’s nose. All we get under ScoMo is weak-kneed leftist rubbish anyway. Why not go with the genuine article instead of a weak facsimile?

  56. JohnA says:

    Yet another ineffective, pusillanimous opposition.

    Government at all levels is ruinous to this once-great country because the immediate accountability to the Parliament is missing.

  57. jo says:

    Chris Bowen comes over better, but his disadvantage is he looks like Piglet.

    I thought more a turtle, but there you go, no pleasing some people. Maybe a Turlet or a pigtle.

  58. Leigh Lowe says:

    This swipe at Albo is probably Bramston trying to demonstrate “balance” – or maybe he doesn’t like James Jeffrey.

    The chip about speeches was definitely a smack at Jeffrey.
    Forget “balance”. The rest of it was a thinly disguised attack from the left, not the middle, touting for two far left candidates in the last week (Plibbers and k d wong).

  59. Tintarella di Luna says:

    I thought more a turtle, but there you go, no pleasing some people. Maybe a Turlet or a pigtle.

    jo a post turtle perhaps?

  60. Old Lefty says:

    An old mate of mine in the transport sector said Albo was a huge disappointment as minister. A policy-free zone, not at all interested in the portfolio, or for that matter in anything beyond the next press release and opinion poll. Not a patch on his Labor predecessor Peter Morris, whom people don’t think of as one of Hawke’s first eleven but who left a solid record of achievement, or on John Anderson.

  61. Professor Fred Lenin says:

    Whats wrong with Albo ? Whats right with Albo is more to the point .
    We need first class leaders to get us out of the crap caused by fourth rate career politicians . We will never prosper as long as we have career politicians and ossified public employees who cannot be sacked .

  62. Ubique says:

    Troy Bramston is an adherent of the Che Guevara school of leadership. For him, leadership is all about lefty charisma, virtue-signalling, and cutting a dash. Sound economic management, individual freedom and responsibility, and foreign affairs managed in such a way as to keep the enemies of the western world in check while adroitly avoiding war are all qualities that mean nothing whatsoever to lefty Bramston. Which accounts for why he loathes and detests President Trump so much.

  63. miltonf says:

    The citizenship imbroglio was initially started by a Greens activist with the sole aim of targeting two coalition ministers….Tony Abbott and Barnaby Joyce

    I thought it was also due to feuding within the greens- they certainly snared some horrors.

  64. Squirrel says:

    Albanese looks and sounds like a loser, a man whose best days in politics are behind him – but for all the personal popularity of Morrison as preferred PM, the best the Coalition has done in the polls since the nation became obsessed with the virus is 52-48, so a more palatable replacement could be dangerous.

    I hope Albo digs in…..

  65. mindfree says:

    Who cares what that fucktard Mavis says. He blew his shit with his amateur hour drivel about DJT. It wasn’t criticism just outright lies.

  66. Albatross says:

    Damn. Rub & Tug is Oppo. Leader? What happened to Pieman?

    Still, more effective opp. leader than we have in Victoria.

  67. Snotball says:

    Albo appears slightly retarded to me? Something odd about both his eyes and his speech pattern perhaps. Have others noticed this?

  68. H B Bear says:

    Albo clearly on life support. The Liar machine claims his deputy Chief of Staff, Ed Husic’s sister.

  69. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “mindfree
    #3662553, posted on November 17, 2020 at 7:47 pm
    Who cares what that fucktard Mavis says. He blew his shit with his amateur hour drivel about DJT. It wasn’t criticism just outright lies.”

    Yep…and Mavis’ lies were one of the reasons why I cancelled my sub. His adolescent ravings on DJT weren’t journalism or valid criticisms…they were just paragraphs of bile. They belonged in Honi Soit, not a mainstream newspaper. Why should I pay for that?

  70. candy says:

    Albo might be depressed. I understand he was divorced or separated not long ago and now he has this job that is pretty difficult. Perhaps others things too in his life.

    Just possibly he is going through a depressed stage. Not much energy there.

  71. Andre Lewis says:

    Troy obviously taking a little time off from Trump bashing to get stuck into some local pollies. Clear enough why he would put the boot into Albo – who wouldn’t want to do that? – but he maybe wants a new Labor head honcho like say, Wong as he agrees with all the leftie garbage she puts around.

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