What’s with the ALP and the polls?
After the craziness of the last sitting week of parliament before the budget session, and the emotional roller-coaster that was the leadership spill, that wasn’t, I am left feeling somewhat bemused.
My frist reaction, as I watched Simon Crean was of WTF!
I was angry and frustrated, as were many other ALP supporters, from what I read on the different blogs that I frequent, wondering how and why such a strong ALP man as Crean could possibly think that he was acting in the best interests of the party, when he had just handed the election to Abbott on a silver platter?
This wasn’t however the first time that I had felt anger and frustration this week, at politicians.
The first source of my ire was the independents as they dithered over the media legislation, so desperately needed, to deal with the lying, spin merchants laughingly called “NEWS” outlets.
I watched on, incredulously, as the self serving media bosses waxed lyrical about freedom
of the press and free speech in front of the senate committee, while out in the real world, the front pages of the tabloid purveyors of crap, and the “News” headlines from a variety of outlets, screamed “WE NEED STRONGER REGULATION!” while the independents, who have been comprehensively done over by the media since the last election, whined “We need more time”. To which I replied, for the first time this week, WTF!
My first thought was that Wilkie’s a knob, so I expected no less from him, but Thomson and Oakshot in particular should be jumping at the chance to put the wind up the Murdoch devil and his morally and ethically bankrupt sycophants.
However, I digress. The real question of the week for me is “Why are certain members of the caucus so poll driven, as to be prepared to become the tools by which media speculation can turn into self fulfilling prophesy?”
Having said that, and after the first flush of anger subsided, I thought that just maybe Crean had, in the words of someone else, “strapped on the suicide vest and blown himself up, for the sake of the party” or in the more widely used term “Taken one for the team!”
Now in the harsh light of day, I am somewhat prepared to give him the benefit of the doubt, as he is no fool. But when there is such an obvious bias in the entire MSM, not to mention their ABC, and the main players are the ones that commission the polls, which at best, miss a huge demographic in the under forties, who predominantly use mobiles as opposed to landlines, and at worst, are as corrupt as the MSM and for that matter the LNP, then why give them so much credence this far out from an election?
Are they so faction focused, that they don’t care about winning?
Are they so shit scared of their own shadows that they will believe what the MSM tell them?
Are they just plain stupid?
Are they LNP sympathisers?
Will someone PLEASE enlighten me as to “What’s with the ALP and the polls?”
And for those ALP pollies that feel this way… FFS just ignore the polls, and get on with the job of showing up the LNP for the rabid right wing nut jobs that they are!