Since Hockey’s “Fudge-it”, we’ve heard almost daily of more broken promises relating to cuts, some of which were hidden amongst the detail of the fudge-it, while others appear to be hidden in the dark recesses of the LNP agenda; as dickhead scum like Morrison, apparently rearrange their ministerial budgets to accommodate their own short sighted, mean, nasty and thoroughly vindictive, ideological approach to government.
So despite funding for the Refugee Council being apparently announced in the fudge-it, Morrison has decided to cut around 1/2 a million $’s from their funding anyway… WTF?
Then we heard from Penny Wong, in senate estimates, that over 1/2 a billion $’s has been cut from indigenous services, well hidden and fudged, but nonetheless there.
There are also more and more sections of the wider community expressing reservations, concern and downright disgust at the callous and inequitable cuts, lies and broken promises included in the Abbott and Hockey’s fudge-it.
Then there’s the resultant pols for Abbott and the LNP, which are now on a downward trajectory, reminiscent of “Journey to the centre of the earth”, which is pretty much unheard of only eight months in to an electoral term.
So the question is WTF, if anything, were they thinking?
I mean really… what great political intellect would spend three + years building a false perception of their opponent (as a bare faced liar; so as to claim the moral high ground), whilst building an expectation, in the minds of the great unwashed, that he will be a paragon of virtue, incapable of telling lies and breaking promises “like SHE did”, only to then, literally within days of winning the election, do exactly what you promised you wouldn’t do, and show yourself as a “Bare faced LIAR”?
Prior to the election, he also told anyone that would listen, that his would be a “No surprises, No excuses, Adult Government”.
Now at the risk of sounding like a broken record, I have to say again that I have NOT been at all surprised by anything that this dysfunctional mob of liars and cheats do, but there are many that believed the Abbott, courtesy of the Mendacious Murdoch et al; and have subsequently been very surprised by the lies backflips and broken promises.
The truth is that many of the things that Abbott said he would do, he hasn’t done, and probably never had any intention of doing them.
And likewise, most of the things that Abbott said he wouldn’t do, he subsequently has.
And then the excuses (that Abbott said wouldn’t be a feature of his “Adult” government) started in earnest, with him telling us basically:
- That it’s our fault that our expectations are too high, and aren’t being met. 😯 (Even though it’s Abbott’s lies and spin, propped up by Murdoch’s propaganda machine that are responsible for said expectation. 😉 )
- That it isn’t his fault, because we misheard what he said. 😛 Even though there’s a multitude of evidence both written and recorded that shows exactly what was said. 🙄 And when confronted with such evidence of his own mendacity, he continues to deny that what he said was… What he said… WTF?
- And of course, that old perennial favourite of the rabid right… It’s all Labors fault!
The only thing that slowed the stuff ups and excuses, was the long Christmas break, which then brought us to the pre fudge-it speculation, and more lies, spin and excuses.
The leaks/release of the Commission of Allshit, was meant to soften us up for the main game, but it soon became a call to arms for many, who saw the writing on the wall for our economy, and the future of our nation and our democracy.
Now the public backlash towards the fudge-it, has been, and continues to be, unprecedented for a government only 8 months into its first term, when most others would still be enjoying some semblance of a honeymoon period.
But then most party’s don’t get into government on a platform of lies and deceit, whist promising to be the exact opposite. 😉
The fact that they will almost definitely not get many of their wish list through the Senate, is cold comfort for those that believed the spin and lies from Abbott and the LNP, and the truth is that the only debt crisis that the LNP are really focused on is the one in which they find themselves, as a result of the only promises that they ever intended to keep; those to their “Vested Interest” donors.
And there is one deficit that may well prove fatal for the Abbott/Murdoch LNP government… Abbott’s TRUST deficit.
And as the LNP, come to the grand realisation that, just maybe, they’re choice of leader has been found to be something of a mistake, the rest of the country is watching possibly the worst case of political suicide we’ve seen, starting with pretty much every minister in cabinet shooting themselves, their mendacious party and the government in the foot, followed by a severe case of self-kneecapping, and the knowledge that if their policies don’t get them first, then I.C.A.C. will! 😉
And since we’ve heard almost every other lame, disrespectful, disingenuous, insulting and downright patronising excuse to justify their lies, I’m now waiting with baited breath for the old classic:
“The Dog ate my promises!