Is Abbott, the best and most successful LOTO ever?

Is Abbott, the best and most successful LOTO ever?

English: Tony Abbott in 2010.

Tony Abbott (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I felt compelled to write this post after the response (from a troll) to a comment I made on CW.

The claim first surfaced in the MSM a while back, and those mindless LNP supporters have adopted it as an absolute truth   😯    which is a bit odd considering I have never come across one of said mindless LNP supporters that can explain how and why Tony Abbott will make a better PM than Julia Gillard.

Now maybe it’s just me, but I would have thought that if you believed that someone was the best and most successful LOTO ever, you would be able to formulate a sound and reasoned argument as to why that LOTO would transform into, at least, a half decent PM.

So, in the interests of fair play, and as a magnanimous gesture to trolls everywhere, I thought I would put together a reference piece to help them out of their dilemma.

The key words in LOTO are Leader and Opposition so let’s start with, is  Abbott the best leader ?

Abbott is the best leader because….

  1. Oh….   don’t tell me….     “crickets”    I know….   Doh     “more crickets”   Righty oh then!     😳

    The Audacity of Nope

    The Audacity of Nope (Photo credit: cinephobia)

Abbott is the best at opposition because….

  1.  Ooh   Ooh  I got this one; cos he opposes everything!     😀
  2.  No-one says NO! more than Tony Abbott.   😆
  3. …..   “crickets”   …..   Doh   ….    “more crickets”   ….   Righty oh then   🙄   

OK, that didn’t work out as well as I’d hoped,   😦    so maybe We should look at this from a different angle:

What IS Tony Abbott the best at?

  1. Running away from the hard questions;  well a good leader knows when to retreat from a battle he can’t win!   😀
  2. Brain farts; he’s got a million of em   🙄
  3. Lies and spin; he’s definitely the best MISleader     😯
  4. Spending Taxpayers money; the most expensive LOTO ever!     😦
  5.  Volunteering… for photo ops!   😉
  6. I was going to say that he’s best at political dummy spits, and he’s certainly given us the longest one, but the title for best goes to Chrissy Pyne, so OK, we got five.   😀

So let’s look at “successful” then!

Abbott is the most successful leader because….

  1.  He’s still there, despite his personal popularity hovering somewhere between Jack the Ripper and Pol Pot for most of his time as LOTO.   🙄
  2. He’s redefined leadership by making an art form out of leading from….  behind   😯
  3. He’s taken the bold step of moving from…. Budgies to boardies;   Hooray   😀
  4. He’s definitely a leader in obfuscation. 😯
  5. His team support him mindlessly, and without question; although they do everything mindlessly and without question!   😛
  6. His economic and political ideologies will lead us back to the 1980s.   🙄

Now we’re getting somewhere   😀

Abbott is the most successful at opposition because….

  1.  Again, he opposes everything, including, as it turned out, much of his own policies when the ALP offered to compromise and include them!   😯
  2. His opposition has the record for making the most calls for the “Suspension of Standing Orders”, in….  well…. ever!   🙄
  3. He was able to negotiate with the independents to become opposition leader instead of PM.   😛
  4. He has run for two years on nothing in the way of decent policy, only promises to dismantle everything that the government has done. 😎
  5. He has managed to get through one whole parliamentary term without achieving any amendments, thereby keeping his record of opposing everything intact 😯
  6. He even opposed Craig Thomson’s vote, by running from parliament   😀

So, it appears that the best reasons for voting for Tony abbott to be PM are:

  1. He’s not Julia Gillard….   😯
  2. He’s not a member of the ALP….   😉
  3. He’s a real man…. allegedly. 😆
  4. If he’s no good we’ll just get rid of him. 🙄

So is Abbott the best and most successful LOTO ever?

Well I suppose it depends on your definitions of Best and Successful, but after this forensic (   😆   ) investigation, the only conclusion that I can come to is that I now understand why, when asked to give reasons for supporting Abbott as PM they’ve got NOTHIN’, and IMHO, the answer to the question is a resounding NO!

What do you think?

 

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41 Responses to Is Abbott, the best and most successful LOTO ever?

  1. khtagh says:

    Ok I’ll be first cab off the rank today nice piece TS.

    He is not the best LOTO it is the impression of him that is the best in history. To Quote an old Labor term, a drovers dog would have the same polls & could lead the Lieberals with the complicate MSM we have today, allowed to mutate (like most malignant cancers) into what we have now thanks to the rodent.

    Murdoch could sell shit to a sewage farm with his current method of media manipulation. It will go down in history as the greatest con jobs of all time, money talks & everyone else gets gagged. Murdoch & Gina are the greatest LOTO lets get that straight right now, Abbott is their puppet.

    Gina has her finger firmly planted up his rectum & Murdoch has his hand in his pocket. He won’t last more than 6 months should he con Australia into voting him in, once the Lieberal/swinging voters notice that their power bills have not gone down by 25% like they think they will, in actual fact they will go up & petrol doesn’t drop by 10% & all pensions do drop by 10% or more, Gina doesn’t give everyone $100 for their vote, people will be after his blood.

    To control this voter backlash he will leave parliament & walk into a job for $?millions in Gina’s empire. This will allow Turnball to walk back into the job he lost & smooth the waters of discontent & basically print money for himself. Conflict of interest doesn’t even come into Turnballs thoughts, & who would point it out? the MSM? yeah right, they will have the credibility of Peter Foster after September 14.

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    • Truth Seeker says:

      khtagh, thanks for your comment, 😀 and being first cab off the rank 😎

      That’s a pretty bleak picture you paint there, mate and sadly pretty close to the mark I fear 😥

      We can only hope that the government introduce new media laws in the next sitting of parliament 😀
      In the mean time, we all have to keep doing what we’ve been doing and keep spreading the word 😎

      Keep up the good work 😎 your comments are important and can make a difference 😀

      Cheers 😀 😎

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  2. cornlegend says:

    NO.
    he might get the award for, dumbest, most sleazy, arrogant, slimy, etc
    I hope he remains LOTO .
    surely people will wake up to him prior to the election.
    Seeing the MSM are so crazy about polls.
    I don’t think Abbott has ever got close to even 50%
    Even that is 49% higher than he deserves

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    • Truth Seeker says:

      cornlegend, I just replied to your last comment , and said I look forward to your response to this new post 😀

      Glad I didn’t have to wait 😀

      Bon voyage and Cheers 😀

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  3. Tinfoilhatter says:

    He IS the best opposition leader in history. And he should stay there until he rots. That way we can keep a close eye on his whereabouts – and get a clear understanding of the ethos that drives the LNP.

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    • Truth Seeker says:

      Tinfoilhatter, thanks for your comment 😀 and I agree 😆

      After all, he worked soooo hard to snatch LOTO from the jaws of PM in his negotiations with the independents, and that kind of commitment should be rewarded 😆

      Cheers 😀 😆

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  4. khtagh says:

    Cornlegend
    As I outline last week come May things will change, there is way to much screaming ELECTION NOW the lieberals are worried VERY worried, they know what is just around the corner, even the budget may be concisive enough to make a big move in the polls if handled correctly.

    It all depends on the media spin making it all bad for Labor again or reporting it how they should, time will tell.

    Unfortunately with Crean putting his two cents worth in again today I fear the former will happen. People earning 1/4 million are poor, my arse, if they cant live on that they shouldn’t get it, anyone that stupid should not be earning 1/4 million a yr or breeding in my view.

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  5. Hi Truth Seeker, you may well appreciate a list of Tony Abbott’s gaffes I’ve just compiled. I’ll update it if/when I learn of more. His best months – most gaffes – were October 2012 and March 2013 http://www.scribd.com/doc/133134121/Tony-Abbott-Gaffes

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    • Truth Seeker says:

      Choosing, thanks for that, I am interested, 😀 and will check it out ASAP 😎

      Cheers 😀 😎

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    • Helen Sykes says:

      When he gave that speech in front of Obama in Parliament House, he referred to The Quiet American – an extremely offensive reference, given that novel’s negative representation of American interference in the affairs of other nations. You could see the shock on the faces of both the President and the US ambassador. It was a case of ignorance rather than a deliberate intention to offend, but it was deeply embarrassing for Australia.

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      • Truth Seeker says:

        Helen, welcome to my site 😀 and thanks for your comment 😎

        Yes, on the international stage he would be a constant source of embarrassment, and on the home front he would be a constant source of angst and pain for all but the wealthy. 😯

        The really sad thing is that the overseas media and people generally are asking “What’s the matter with those Aussies, when they are so much better off than, pretty much, the rest of the world, but they continue to whinge about their lot?

        I wrote about in it my article “Are Australians the new whinging POMMs?” 😀

        Cheers 🙂 😀 😎

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  6. J.Fraser says:

    When searching for “Slick” Abbott’s quotes their are 16 that usually come up (http://whatistherundude.wordpress.com/2012/08/23/16-quotes-from-tony-abbott-to-remind-you-why-he-shouldnt-be-prime-minister/)

    I’m sure “Slick” Abbott has far more than 16 and would like to see them posted so that I can use them for future reference.

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  7. Truth Seeker says:

    J.Fraser, welcome, and thanks for your comment 😀

    Thanks for the link, and I have seen those ones, and think I have come across some others, if I can find them again I will post a link here 😀

    Cheers 😀

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    • J.Fraser says:

      A few people have commented that they like this question which I pose as often as possible in the MSM :

      “Has Murdoch made up your mind who to vote for”

      Everyone feel free to use it anywhere, anytime.
      I look forward to any assistance in keeping “Slick’ Abbott out of the P.M.s Office.

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      • Truth Seeker says:

        J.Fraser, good one 😆

        Cheers 😀

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      • Susan in Regional NSW says:

        Along the same lines an incident from some years ago……….During the Tampa incident I was on a bus in my town and 2 older women greeted each other, chatted a while about the usual inanities then one said,
        “And what do you think of this Tampa business?”
        Her friend in all seriousness replied ” I don’t know what to think yet. I haven’t listened to John for a few days. I’ve been in Sydney minding the grandies”

        She was referring to that beacon of impartiality, John Laws, who broadcast at the time on one of our rather horrid local commercial radio stations.

        At first I could not believe what I heard but as I was new to the area presumed it to be a bit of one-off, an oddity.

        I hate to say it but 6 months later I realised that the womens’ ways of forming their opinion were par for the course for so many in this area…..and sadly pretty much still are.
        If Mr Hadley says something then that’s it. It’s gospel truth.
        I despair when people do not, cannot, choose not, to become informed about issues but rely on those with the biggest voice, their own selfish agenda or a barrow to push be it theirs or someone else’s.

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  8. Susan in Regional NSW says:

    TA is the best LOTO for many reasons but here are my two main ones.
    First he made my late devout Catholic mother promise to never talk to any of the females in her family if they voted for him, as she regarded his interference in, and ideas on, women’s health disgraceful, “positively neanderthal and criminal.”
    This comment came from an 84 y.o. woman who originally thought it was ok for the pope to issue an encyclical on birth control but gradually came to see that it was none of the church’s business.
    Second, once on holiday in my regional town where TA frequently visited, she saw him in the street and making a bee line for her, hand outstretched, as she walked along the street. She immediately bolted across the street to avoid him.
    That imho equals best LOTO ever, as mum could always see something good in most people. Unfortunately as she often commented she could not find a “skerrick of anything good” in “that man”.
    Fwiw, she also loathed Mr.Putin, so make of that what you will:)

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    • Truth Seeker says:

      Susan, welcome to my site, 😀 and thanks for your comment 😎

      One could not argue with such a smart and astute woman as your mother. 😀 She sounds wonderful 😎

      And thank you for sharing her wisdom with us 😀

      From your perspective, I couldn’t agree more, and may he stay as LOTO well into next year 😆 😀

      Cheers 🙂 😀 😆

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  9. Colin Hubert says:

    It seems obvious, but we forget.

    The point of being LOTO is to become PM as soon as you can.

    The most successful job at that was done by Bob Hawke.

    Abbott is looking very unsuccessfully tardy by comparison.

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    • Truth Seeker says:

      Colin, welcome 😀 and thanks for your comment 😀

      One can only imagine the level of talent involved in an LNP leader (?) holding discussions with conservative independents, and coming away with the job of LOTO, while a female ALP leader holds talks with the same conservative independents, and gets to be PM 😯 Hence the longest dummy spit in Australian political history. 😆

      And after two and a half years of him calling for, and trying to force, an early election (by fair means or foul) I think you’re being overly kind when you describe him as “unsuccessfully tardy by comparison” 😆 but I do appreciate your descriptive prose 😀

      Cheers 🙂 😀 😎

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  10. Joy Cooper says:

    Love the post TS. Extremely well done, if I may say so. 🙂

    Tony Abbott & his merry band of noxious fools have, also, been able to continue Howard’s nastiness by influencing the unthinking electorate into believing it is “Australian” to publicly vilify anyone who doesn’t “”look like us”, while still in Opposition. With that he has been an unworthy but resounding success all aided by a complicit media.

    Imagine how vicious & nasty it would all become with that bunch of psychopaths in power. It doesn’t bear thinking about. 😯

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    • Truth Seeker says:

      Joy, thank you so much for your comment and kind words 😀

      Yes, I spoke to my sister in the UK last night and she was telling me about what the tory’s are doing over there. 👿

      Will write a bit about it when I get some time

      Cheers 🙂 😀

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      • Joy Cooper says:

        Tony Abbott attends the Tory Conference every year to absorb all the abject pearls of Tory wisdom & sit at the feet of Cameron, Osborne, Hague & their cronies. This is where he does “important work for Australia”. No doubt, all paid for by the poor taxpayers of Oz.

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        • Truth Seeker says:

          Joy, yes as I was saying earlier, last night my sister, who generally never talks politics, brought up what mongrels the Tory’s are, and this morning I saw them talking about one of the things that upset my sister on the ABC. 😉

          That was the issue if the “Bedroom Tax”, and how public housing tenants will be charged 25 quid for the privilege of having a spare bedroom empty. 😯

          As my sister pointed out, many of those people are disabled, and use that spare room to store their medical equipment. 😦

          The other point that she made, which the ABC didn’t cover was that while slugging the pensioners and disabled, they are also giving a 2,000 pound tax break to the wealthy.

          Now neither if these issues affect her directly, although she will qualify for a pension within the next few years, but she is outraged at the level of hypocrisy shown by the lousy Tory bastards 👿
          And as you pointed out Abbott is a fan of Cameron and his policy direction 🙄

          Cheers 😀

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          • Susan in Regional NSW says:

            Hi Joy
            Just recently when talking about LOTO I commented to the 5 offspring in our family who range in age from 37-27, that if someone had told me when I was 25 ish that by the time I was in my late 50’s, many in Australia would have become such bigoted, mean, nasty, greedy, xenophobic citizens I would have presumed that they were mad.
            The offspring were quite astonished. They just thought all this name calling etc was par for the course as in the main that is what they had heard for so many years from politicians.

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  11. Joy Cooper says:

    It is so sad, Susan, that a generation has grown up thinking it is “normal” to be derogatory about someone based on their race, colour, sex, age, disability,or whatever else pops into their unthinking minds. People being abused on public transport for no other reason that their apparent ethnicity & no one else objecting.

    All this was started by Pauline Hanson, willingly picked up by the dog whistling rodent (oops) Howard & continues now by Abbott & Morrison. The shock jocks stir the pot, too. Disgraceful.

    That bedroom tax is despicable, TS. People are even having to take children out of their schools & change jobs (if they can find a new one) due to having to move from where they live because of it.. Trouble is there aren’t enough smaller places for them to move to. Some have been trying for years & will have to pay this regressive tax while the wealthy get further tax breaks. Great way to start a revolution.

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    • Susan in Regional NSW says:

      Blurry hell. While I had heard a little about the bedroom tax I never suspected that it was quite so horrendous. I had scanned/perused a few items I came across but its repercussions on the neediest and most desperate people in society sounds like an unmitigated disgrace.

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      • Truth Seeker says:

        Susan, yes indeed it is, and the scary thing about it is that similar legislation has been flagged at a state level here in Aus, and Abbott has been watching with interest what Cameron is doing in the UK, so there’s a real possibility that we could suffer the same fate here under the LNP 👿

        Cheers 😀

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      • Joy Cooper says:

        Not only that Susan, but many are also having their benefits cut as well, so I believe. All this because the Conservative government’s austerity measures brought the UK further into recession. The wealthy do not have to tighten their belts in the slightest.

        According to an overseas economics expert (can’t remember who) the original austerity measures were unwarranted as the economic situation in the UK wasn’t as bad as they,. the Tories, tried to make out. Rather like here. This bodes ill for us if Tony Abbott & his bunch of financial incompetents get into power here.

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        • Truth Seeker says:

          Joy, yes and that was and is the same situation in QLD; LNP lying about the states finances courtesy of the Costello audit, the same type of audit already flagged by Hockey. 👿

          Cheers 😀

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          • Joy Cooper says:

            So true, TS. There was also the missing extra $400million in NSW. The Treasurer Mike Baird never even blushed when it was pointed out that the state was better off than he claimed. Just ummed & aahhed & continued slashing & burning emergency services, TAFE, education, hospital & anything else he could think of. It’s all about punishing everyone that’s not one of them.

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  12. khtagh says:

    Joy
    Your last sentence reminds me of a comment I made a few weeks ago & on twitter too, if elected. “Abbott will be the first elected PM that sets out to punish those that clearly didn’t vote for him” you wait I see, he is driven by revenge, that should be an ALP slogan think of it.

    He has already said that he will hold an inquiry into the PM re AWU affair if elected. Revenge for creating the current government & taking the job off him, he will try & trash her very existence in history, claim things like “see she was not supposed to govern”. you know his crap.

    Look what he did to a woman who beat him a student election. Punching closely to a woman’s head because she had the audacity to beat him is a form of revenge, its in his DNA. Most people graciously thank their opponents when beaten, not Abbott !! Just look at what he has promised “I’ll repel everything this government has done”. Destroy the NBN etc.

    He must not win or Dog help all of us.

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    • Joy Cooper says:

      Agree with you completely, khtagh. Tony Abbott & his merry band of fools would be unbelievably bad sports should they, heaven help us, win the election. There would be “blood” flowing everywhere & their unsportsmanlike crowing would be heard around the world. It doesn’t bear thinking about.

      Even now the LNP state governments will not give any credit, whartsoever, to the Federal Government for projects built & paid for by them but try to claim credit for themselves. They won’t use the desal plants simply because they were built by Labor state governments so the taxpayers have to pay to have them maintained in operational order “just in case” they are needed. They are destroyers who have never built any worthwhile infrastructure, ever.

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  13. jock says:

    3 thoughts:
    1. European (incl UK) austerity measures all hit lower and middle levels of society hardest, which were also hit hardest by GFC. Why not create levy on stockbrokers, bankers and politicians who caused or allowed the GFC to happen and have never been punished instead.
    2. Treasurer Swan is introducing legislation for treasury to audit all election promises one month after the election. I assume this is partly to counteract a “Costello” type audit.
    3. Have heard rumours of 2 court actions against Abbott. One by Ettridge, the other arising out of the wall punching episode. But see nothing in the MSM.
    Like your musings but unfortunately you’re preaching to the converted but I live in hope.
    If I was religious I would pray for Abbott’s defeat.

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    • Truth Seeker says:

      Jock, welcome to my site 😀 and thanks for your comment 😎

      Yes austerity measures will always hit the lower socioeconomic demographics hardest, but when you understand that the rabid right, all around the world, have an unspoken creed of “Every man, woman and child for themselves… unless you’re rich!”, then nothing they do surprises 😯

      I doubt that anything will deter them from their own audit, as the QLD treasury figures told a different story from Costellos, but that didn’t stop them 👿

      From memory there is also a case pending, against him in the NT, although the reason escapes me, at the moment, I think something to do with an electoral fraud, or some kind of dishonesty 😯 but we didn’t even here about Justice Rares decision in the Ashby case, which is a damming indictment on the MSM, but what can you expect when Abbott is Murdoch’s man/puppet 😦

      I’m glad you like my musings 😀 and we may be preaching mainly to the converted, but there are a lot of us out there blogging and tweeting and sharing on facebook, and more and more people are turning away from the MSM, and turning to the internet for balance 😀

      And if we all keep doing our parts, we will prevail against the self interested likes of Murdoch and Rinehart, and for the sake of this great nation…. We must.

      Cheers 😀 😎

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  14. jock says:

    The Independent Australia website is trying to start a trust fund to persue the asbygate participants in the courts as the MSM and police will not. They need publicity. Hope you don’t me adding this to your site in the hope others may see it.

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    • Truth Seeker says:

      Jock, thanks for your comment 😀

      Yes I did see that yesterday, and that’s fine.
      As one that posts on IA, I am happy to reciprocate, so if you would like, you are welcome to post the link too.

      I am also working on a new post for later today hopefully so if you like you could post it there 😀

      Cheers 😀 😎

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