WTF have we done?
As I watched the pomp and ceremony of the opening of the 44th parliament, it started to sink in as to WTF we have done, by giving this mob a guernsey.
We saw Abbott still in election mode, as if he has no idea what government is really about, and probably the most frustrating thing is that he continues to lie, sloganeer and spin, taking credit for the boats slowing, credit which is clearly not his to take, and blaming the previous administration for everything else.
We saw him call for a gentler and kinder parliament, after he presided over the most dishonourable and despicable example of negative and disruptive opposition this country has ever seen.
We saw a very dignified and classy Governor General, having to read a propaganda sheet from the new government, riddled with spin and untruths.
We saw Bronwyn Bishop openly declare that she would be a speaker for the whole house, respecting and upholding the rules and standards of the parliament, with the view to more dignified and productive sittings, and specifying that the proper titles of members should be used and respected.
We then saw the first sitting day, and pretty much all that was said the day before along with the governments prior commitments to “Adult” and “Transparent” government, was immediately and unceremoniously dumped within the first hour. 😯
The first question was for a suspension of standing orders, so that Scott Morrison could explain why they are not telling the people what’s going on with Indonesian negotiations and the tow back/ turn around boats policy.
So on a question of government transparency, they voted to gag themselves? 😯
Then whinny Pyney trashed the previous days commitments to quality “Adult” government by puerile name calling, which when questioned under a point of order, was ratified by the speaker, who in the process put the lie to anything she declared the previous day. 😦
We saw the opposition dissent the speakers ruling, and the subsequent vote uphold the decision which means that the bar for parliamentary standards has not just been set low, but has been completely buried. 😯
They promised a “No Surprises” government, and it’s the one promise that they will have no trouble keeping, as after watching this dishonest and morally devoid rabble for the last 6 years, nothing they do, should surprise anyone! 😯
The truth is that this is a government shrouded in secrecy; and claiming that they will not be commenting or giving shipping reports which will aid the people smugglers, to justify their secrecy is just complete crap, as the people smugglers sent the boats, so they know exactly what is happening, and anything they don’t know, or aren’t sure of, they can find out from their own newspapers, like the Jakarta Post.
So we can rest securely in the knowledge that we have an “adult” (Read IDIOT) government that won’t tell the kids WTF they are doing, when it’s the kids that put them there in the first place.
On 7.30 last night, Abbott proved once again what a complete knob he is, and like with so many areas of LNP policy, he is an incompetent twerp, and diplomatic light weight. 😯
And if the first two months of this alleged government is anything to go by, the question many are, and many more should be, asking themselves is:
WTF have we done?
- Bronwyn Bishop’s first test? Epic fail (theage.com.au)