Now I know that my last post touched on this issue, but since then I have heard the “Team Australia” tag way too many times, and the question needs to be asked;
Team Australia … WTF?
I’ve heard it mentioned in some sections of the medya that maybe Shorten and Plibersek are playing “Good cop, bad cop” on the issue of spying on Indonesia, and the government’s approach to diplomacy… WTF?
As far as I’m concerned, they just look like they are rudderless, and have no firm direction. 😯
I have to say at this point, that IMHO;
- Sadly Bill Shorten has lived up to all my expectations (or lack thereof?). 😦
- Albo seems to be hamstrung. 😦
- Tanya Plibersek seems to be the Claytons ALP leader. 😯
- Chris Bowen, after his stint as interim leader is proving more of a leader than Shorten. 😯
- Marles is trying hard to maintain the pressure. 😀
- It appears that there are a small band of opposition MP’s that are doing all the hard yards, while Shorten is trying to play Mr nice guy. 🙄
As most would know, I’m not a fan of the current configuration of “the greens” leadership, but it would be remiss of me to not give credit where it’s due, and I have to say that Christine Milne has done more to hold the government to account on their absolute stupidity, than the ALP have under Shorten. 😯
And this brings me back to the point of this rant; WTF did Shorten mean by “Team Australia”?
Cos it came across to me as: “Listen Tones, we know that it happened under our watch, so we’ll all hold hands, sing Kumbayar, and support you in everything you try, and hope that it all works itself out, or just blows over”.
Now I do understand that the ALP are walking a fine line here, but “Team Australia?”
I think the problem is, to some extent at least, that just as the LNP are still acting like they’re in opposition, so Shorten is not adapting well to not being in government. 😯
And as the medya tries to digest and regurgitate the possible causes for, and ramifications of, the latest Neilson poll, and a 5+% turnaround; with nary a thought for the possibility that, those that voted for the Abbott have started to realise the folly that was
voting for a party that was/is lacking anything relating to good public policy, honesty, integrity, transparency, decency or ability, they (the medya) conveniently ignore the elephant in the room that is their complicity in the great deception perpetrated upon us. 😦
The truth is that while Shorten plays the warm and fuzzy “team Australia” card, the mob that are in government, and are systematically tearing down the very fabric of our society, and trashing our democracy are a party that’s NOT playing for team Australia , but rather for “Teams Murdoch/Rinehart/corporations”.
So the question remains… Team Australia… WTF?