Turnbull Vs Abbott, the LNP dilemma!
I have to admit that I find it somewhat perplexing that there has been so much talk around, about who should lead the LNP, and the public preference for Turnbull over Abbott.
I’m sorry, but I just don’t get it, and I’m sick of those from both the left and the right waxing lyrical over Turnbull as the better alternative.
For starters, he practised as a journalist, barrister, company legal counsel, and merchant banker, which are perceived by many as some of the least honourable and most self serving occupations in the country, the only ones lacking on his CV are shonky used car salesman and Insurance executive.
Now I know that Turnbull and Abbott come from opposite ends of the conservative spectrum, and that there is probably little love lost between them, but they do have a lot in common, Like they both believe in “whatever it takes”.
For Abbott, a classic example is the “Australians for Honest Politics” slush fund, about which he lied to the AEC, so as not to declare his donors. A slush fund that he set up, ran and used to finance a false legal case against a political rival, Pauline Hanson, who ended up in gaol as a result, and then shortly thereafter acquitted on appeal. There are also other examples, such as the vendetta against individuals like Thomson and particularly his ex “mate” Slipper, where his grubby fingerprints are all over them.
The “Australians for Honest Politics” case is also an example of something else they have in common; Right Wing Projection, whereby he accused PMJG of doing what he had done with the aforementioned slush fund. The difference being, that JGs involvement in the AWU “affair” has been thoroughly investigated over the last twenty years, with no evidence of wrong doing found, whereas there is evidence of Abbott’s wrong doing.
For Turnbull it is Utegate and the Godwin Gretch affair, that goes to the heart of his “Whatever it takes” mentality, and his character/suitability as not only a party leader, but also as an MP.
Then there’s the case of the multi millionaire (Turnbull estimated worth around $300 Million and the richest sitting MP) who claimed $175.00 per day on expenses for staying in a town house in Canberra, owned by his wife, Lucy, to whom he paid the money, in rent.
And this from the same man who claims that the government is wasting money on infrastructure projects like the NBN, and vehemently opposing new media laws, whilst defending Murdoch’s right to mislead Australians with his right wing media and corrupt practices, for the sake of his own agenda, under the guise of freedom of the press and free speech. Classic right wing projection. 😯
They are both blatantly dishonest.
Abbotts litany of lies would fill a tome the size of “War and Peace”, and Turnbull lies every time he opens his mouth to speak on the NBN, his own portfolio, LNP policy and in general about the government, and its achievements.
The worst part about Turnbull’s Mendacious attacks on the NBN, is that he is a tech head who knows that what he’s saying is TurnBULL SHIT. He’s happy to tell us that fibre to the node (FTTN) is perfectly fine, even though it relies on old copper connections from the node to the premises.
And to add insult to injury, good old Mal is putting his own money into the very system that he says we don’t need; so it’s good enough for him to invest in, but not good enough for us to invest in for the future benefit of our country. WTF!
The truth is that even though the puppet masters don’t want Turnbull, if only half of the shit that is just lying there, waiting to hit the fan and bury Abbott; his slush fund, Ashbygate, Slippergate, Thomson not to mention pending litigation etc; actually does hit the fan; then the chances are that Turnbull’s what we’ll get.
The scary thing is that despite his perceived, clean and wholesome, image, Turnbull is every bit as much an LNP party hack as the rest of Abbott’s/Murdoch’s team, and Abbott and Turnbull are just opposite sides of the same coin.
My main hope is that if and when the shit does hit the fan, it won’t only be Abbott that gets buried, but at least half of his corrupt front bench, and Turnbull will be the last man standing in a decimated party with him as the leader of a sad bunch of “Biggest Losers” which IMHO is all the lying bastard deserves.
Do we really want either of these lying, cheating, do whatever it takes, morally bankrupt LNP bottom feeders, determining the future direction of this great country and representing us on the world stage?
My answer is a resounding… NO 😯
So Turnbull Vs Abbott might be a leadership dilemma for the LNP, but either one would be an unmitigated disaster for Australia.