2014, a happy new year.
The last 3+ months of 2013 has seemed like a bloody eternity, as Abbott and Co stumbled and bumbled their way from one blunder/disaster to another, with backflips and broken promises galore.
And when the parliament finally sat, the newly appointed speaker confirmed what many, including your’s truly, expected of her.
That she would be:
- Completely biased.
- Quick to stifle debate, for the sake of allowing the government to continue their propaganda unabated.
- Blocking every attempt to hold the government to account.
- Dishonest in her rulings and interpretations of the rules.
- The geriatric Bishop.
In all, a disastrous start, and a long way from the “Adult” government we were promised 😯
The great irony of 2014, for Abbott, may be that the polls that his real coalition senior partner, Murdoch, used so effectively to get Abbott into government, may point the way to his demise.
Now maybe I’m being overly optimistic, but if the WA polls continue to slide for the LNP, or even if they stay where they are, they point to a real problem for Abbott at the Senate elections early next year.
And if, as some are predicting, the LNP lose three WA senators, then Abbott might seriously entertain the idea of a DD, as it might be seen as the only way that he can gain the total control that he desires.
Of course, there is always the possibility that there may be some attempted political interference, like Brandis threatening to sack the entire AEC, or Abbott and Hockey cutting their funding, but I for one am going into the new year with the firm hope that a new senate election will be called, and that the worst dreams of Abbott/Credlin/Murdoch will come to pass, and will force their hands. 😀
So with that in mind, my wish for truth seekers everywhere is that you all stay safe and well, and for 2014, a happy new year.