WTF were they thinking?

 

WTF were they thinking?idiot boy

The start of the year has been, by anyones measure, a right royal stuff up for Abbott and his mendacious mob of miscreants.   😉

It started as the previous year finished, with many of their budget measures held up in the senate due to the unfair nature of their born to rule policies and rabid right ideologies, based not on what’s in the best interests of the nation, but what’s in the best interests of the big end of town, the out of town corporations, the LNP donors, and as is becoming clearer by the minute, their own personal self interest.

Now the irony is that many within the LNP are realising that what’s good for the aforementioned rich mates,corporations and blatant self interest of the few, isn’t quite so good for the party itself, as their polling tanks, and even though the latest Newspoll  shows a  3%  spike in LNP stocks   😯   , in general terms they either can’t, or won’t, fudge the figures sufficiently, to make them look even remotely better than disastrous.   😯  while the Fairfax Ipsos poll makes more of an effort with a very respectable (albeit unbelievable) 6% jump over the very weekend when Idiot Boy and George Braindead tries to put the boot into Gillian Triggs and the HRC, over the “Children in detention” report.   😯   And the question once again rears its ugly head… WTF were they thinking?   ❓

The myriad problems that they have, are not, as they would have us believe, the fault of the previous administration (Labor), but purely of their own making.

Now many commentators, even in the MSM. have identified Abbott’s lack of ability to transition from LOTO to PM as a major problem, and I agree up to a point, but I would suggest that it’s more about his own firm, albeit misguided, belief that it’s his destiny to be one of the ruling elite, and as a consequence, incapable of making wrong , bad or just plain stupid decisions!

I call it the “Thick as a brick” syndrome, based on the song of the same name, and the line;   “And your wise men don’t know how it feels, to be thick as a brick”   😉

 

Most politicians from both sides of politics suffer this syndrome from time to time, and in varying degrees, but this current crop of nut-jobs led by the mendacious Abbott, have turned it into an art-form!   😯

They spent all their years in opposition telling us a pack of lies, and coming up with, what they thought were, clever slogans, whilst outsourcing policy production and direction to the rabid right IPA  (WTF were they thinking?   O_o   ).   The end result being that they were totally unprepared for government, and made “policy on the run” announcements that most referred to as Abbott’s “Brain farts”.   🙄

I certainly wont waste time going over the plethora of broken promises, that have already been widely canvased, but there is one that demands further attention, as it was obviously a lie, for the sole purpose of securing votes.   😯

When David Johnston promised there would be twelve subs built in SA, there was no ambiguity in his words.    Then we had the aforementioned Johnston as Minister for defence, state that ASC couldn’t be trusted to build a canoe!   😯

Now most thought at the time… “WTF was he thinking”, or words to that effect (amongst other things   😉   )

But as it turns out, it appears that he was just softening us up for the inevitable backflip, as Abbott made some kind of deal with Shinzo Abe to make the subs in Japan; either  a personal assurance, or an agreement as some kind of condition for the signing of the FTA with Japan.    The truth is that this promise was made, as were most other Abbott pre-election promises,  out of pure political expediency  (The end justifies the means   😯   )

And in the last few months (since the start of the year) we’ve seen, in no particular order;

  • Abbott finally after 6+ years and two elections drop his gold plated “Signature PPL” scheme, like the steaming pile of excrement that it always was.   🙄
  • Abbott do the reshuffle of the cabinet/deck chairs on the Titanic.   😉
  • the new minister for health, Susan Ley, take their grossly unpopular “GP co-payment”   from a “Price” signal to a “Value” signal, to a full reenactment of the demise of the Dodo, with Abbott declaring  it, like the old chestnut “Workchoices”, Dead, Buried and Cremated.   🙄   (Yeah right   😉   )
  • Abbott exercising his true leadership credentials, by making another disastrous “Captains Pick”, and Knighting Prince Phillip   O_o   :/
  • A spill motion called, where there was no challenger, but still around 40% of MP’s voting for it…   😯
  • Scott Morrison trying to reinvent himself as… well… Human?   O_o
  • Turdball busily putting lipstick on the sty of pigs that is his portfolio disaster.   🙄 while trying hard not to look like the backstabbing arsehole that he is, but still trying to look like the PM in waiting, after someone else does all the dirty work, and the party begs him to get them out of the shit that is of their own making   :mrgreen:
  • Abbott exercising more of his own particular style of “Pugilist” deplomacy   O_o   o_O
  • Chrissy Pyne still trying to sell his Higher Education “reforms”, that no-one’s buying   😯
  • Abbott and Braindead, attacking the integrity of Gillian Triggs, for producing a report that they claim is a political stitch-up, that isn’t, whilst themselves producing the five year “Intergenerational report”,  that is so blatantly a political stitch-up that it positively reeks of Hockeynomics (Read right wing nut-job bullshit!)   😯
  • Abbott hitting the reset button so hard, so many times, that his greatest achievement is  breaking the reset button, without actually resetting… Anything!   😯

This list is by no means exhaustive, but a mere snapshot of the LNP’s special kind of stupid   O_o   o_O   :/   , and a preview of what we can expect for the year ahead   😯

So here we are in March, with the lunatics still running the asylum, Bronnie still trashing the office of speaker, Abbott and his mendacious mob of miscreants still blaming Labor for… everything, and taking responsibility for nothing, whilst the MSM are torn between their continued support for the man that they’re responsible for getting elected, and their need to distance themselves from… The man that they’re responsible for getting elected   😉

And it’s only March   ❓   😯

So the question remains… “WTF were they thinking?”

And the answer is:

Apart from gross self interest… NOT BLOODY MUCH!   😯

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30 Responses to WTF were they thinking?

  1. joffa230 says:

    Great article truthy, sums it all up on one page. Have a great one.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Bighead1883 says:

    Cheers for clearing the air Truthy 🙂
    I mean here I was thinking that better government had begun 🙄

    Liked by 2 people

  3. Wick Burner says:

    Just about everybody knows that the political situation is pretty toxic (although many won’t admit it, not even to themselves). It’s all a tragic farce.

    Nicely summarised, soundtracked, and emoji’d!

    Liked by 4 people

    • Truth Seeker says:

      Morning Wick Burner 🙂 and welcome to TSM comments 😎

      And you’re dead right, it is a tragic farce 😯

      Thanks for your comment 😎 and I hope you’ll join our conversations again 🙂

      Cheers 🙂

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  4. kate ahearne says:

    Thanks Truthie. When you put it all down and add all the bits together like this, it’s gobsmacking.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Truth Seeker says:

      Morning Kate 🙂 and thanks for that 😎

      Yes, and it’s only March 😯

      Another reason that I despise Abbott so much is because as short as life is, he makes me wish away at least another year! 😡

      Cheers 😀

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  5. Judes says:

    Then he went and sacked ‘the father of the house’ .. Cause the ‘leader’ of our glorious regime, didn’t like the numbers he announced. 😦
    Another great piece Truthy. Nailed it.

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  6. cornlegend says:

    Truthy,
    I have a gut feeling Idiot Boy will still be in charge up till the next election.
    Watch for a bounce in the polls as “terror on the homefront” gains footing and the ever increasing number of flags surround Tony as he sets forth to save us .
    Once we have troops in Iraq, expect to see the MCG full of flags as Tony tells us how he’s saving us.
    He’s stopped the boats, axed the Mining Tax, gave everyone $550 refund from the evil Carbon tax which he axed, and is now saving us from Death Cults and “those who wish to do us harm”

    No one in the Liberal Party have got the guts to take him on

    Lord Malcolm of Wentworth did the head count and couldn’t even guarantee 100% backing from the 39% who wanted a spill and even that was from the safe vantage point of his “I support the Leader ”

    This born to rule forelock tugger hasn’t got the ticker to mount a challenge.
    He expects the quislings to do all the dirty work and appoint him to the throne, even though half of his own team would be willing to chew off their own arm rather than vote for him.
    Turnbull is a cunning scumbag though , whiteanting Abbott at every opportunity, while swearing undying loyalty to the Lycra Looney every time a TV camera is planted in his face.
    With all Malcolms baggage, “Rainman” “Utegate” stuffing the NBN and his obvious sheer gutlessness when forced into any form of confrontation, there is too much there to haunt him.
    So to me, Lord Malcolm of Wentworth, whose crest should bear the term “The Spineless One” will spend the rest of his days wandering aimlessly, with some minor Ministry, until his days are over,still believing he deserves a tap on the shoulder, and the PM role that is rightfully his.
    That said, Julie Bishop should practice buddying up to whoever get the job so she can forever more be the eternal “bridesmaid” to whatever Liberal wearing trousers ends up with the Leadership.
    Finally, when the good ship the Liberal finally starts to nose dive to the bottom of a set of disastrous polls look for Scott “many tongues” Morrison, or Josh “the new colt from Kooyong” Friedenberg to step up to take over the mantle

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    • Truth Seeker says:

      Morning Cornie 🙂 and sadly, I think you’re right 😯 Not only are they pathological liars, corrupt and incompetent, but gutless too 😛 But then it IS in their DNA 😯

      I’m actually quite happy to see Abbott stay there, as the thing that really pisses me off, is that we’ll already be paying for Abbott, forever, as ex PM courtesy of the pension scheme + lurks 😡 and I certainly don’t want two or more such trough snouters/dwellers in one term 👿

      Cheers mate 🙂

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  7. Truth Seeker says:

    And now we see the coalition banning second term appointments for Labor appointees… 😯

    http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2015/mar/06/coalition-ban-on-second-term-for-labor-appointed-agency-directors-brutal

    Cheers 🙂

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  8. Frank Ston says:

    Truthy
    Can I second Kate’s comments. It seems we plebs communicate in a plain language unknown to our political masters, or at least those that think in those terms.
    I can remember, as a kid, being told that if you gave enough chimps, enough typewriters, they would reproduce the works of Shakespeare.
    It seems to me that MSM journalists have dumbed down at a faster rate relevant to the rate of development of information processing technology.
    It would be interesting to ponder the fate of the National, and State, political scene if the MSM could produce, of their own volition articles of the type that you’ve created here.

    Thanks m8.

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    • Truth Seeker says:

      Morning Frank 🙂 and thanks for your comment, and kind words mate 😎 I appreciate it 🙂

      Hope the day is being good to you mate? 🙂

      Cheers 🙂

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    • SF says:

      That’s the difference between the corporately controlled MSM and the independent alternative media.

      The main issue here is that the general public first needs to build up a thirst for the truth before they will decide to start looking, once found they will be able to challenge the purveyors of corporate propaganda.

      Thrice is he armed that hath his quarrel just ~ Shakespeare

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      • Truth Seeker says:

        Thanks SF 😀

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        • SF says:

          Welcome – you ever seen ”lifting the veal” it’s long but powerful documentary.

          Particularly contrasting is the first 30/40 minutes – with Obama on the campaign trail and saying all kinds of nice things that people like to hear — only to go off in a completely different direction after being elected.

          How is this significant – Politicians say all kinds of things and never live up them, nor are ever held accountable for promises made on the campaign trial – the lot of them appear quite content to be serving their masters.

          http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/lifting-the-veil/

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  9. John lord says:

    Ah that’s about the truth of it.

    Liked by 1 person

  10. SF says:

    What’s the logic for fighting a war on terror as fallaciously initiated by the US neocons.

    In the US people are 55 times more likely to be killed by a police officer than by a terrorist !

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  11. SF says:

    WTF were they thinking — this is our chance, we’ll never be re-elected anyway — so lets start the sell off and optimize our chances of landing cushy lucrative appointments in the corporate sector.

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  12. driftwood12 says:

    I don’t know how to start a new page so puttinn my rant here.
    http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2015/mar/07/joe-hockey-defends-intergenerational-report-figures-on-ageing-population-cost

    This report is based on Liberal capitalist ethics, ilk, class and psychology structures knitted into our whole system structure of heights merciless advantages over a population and nation ever increasingly conquored as a resource by a narrow minded money and power class whose moral authority is held by subversion, rat cunning and thuggery monopolies of advantage. Which has been expanded by an unholy multi nationed onslought of same corrupted heights through a gutter crawling, corporate criminal spy regime.
    That societies victims and convenient injustice failures are subscribed by convenience ,ethic and ilk onto the victims and poor to be battered with pensioning tokenism under the standards of the pensioned wealthy.
    The pension is slow suicide. It is stress and health failing isolation and desperate bill juggling. It is a punishment that most find death easier to bear under. Tens of thousands left to mercy and social subservience and stature and hard survival. While wealth , security and generational wealth turnover is subsidised.
    28% of a wage to survive on or have a life in justice terms is grevious bodily harm . Full of malice and disdain under Murdocracies life practices and wealths ethics for others.

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