What would a Dutton Liberal leadership mean for the Liberals and the country?

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Sun Ra

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And someone not wearing a tie is their avenue of attack in Question Time?

In 2022?

How rooted in the past is this mob.

(Rhetorical Question - given they are still reaching out to John Winston Howard for advice we all know the answer).

It's all true you know, they shouldn't have got this guy as an advisor, let alone listened to him .....

 

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Maybe now the ALP will officially acknowledge that the reason the Greens rejected their CPRS was because they correctly identified it as a useless horseschitte policy that Treasury itself showed would produce zero reductions in emissions for the first 25 years of its operation.

Guess that's too much to ask. Think how much cleaner we could be by now if the ALP hadn't tried to put one over the entire nation.

They were never going to reinvent the bloody wheel in one single instance.
The Greens got shitty and instead of aiming for improvement, they sided with the coalition of all goddamn parties.
The Coalition was able to use this as one of the drivers for change at the election and then nothing was done for 9 years.
If you lay down with dogs you get up with fleas. The Greens shot themselves in the foot massively.
Labor was not free of criticism at all.
But surely they could have done more than side with the guys who have shown themselves to be so adverse to any real attempt.
This is why today was important. Brandt and the party realise that this is just the first step. But an important one.
 

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Kidding, right?
They were never going to reinvent the bloody wheel in one single instance.
The Greens got shitty and instead of aiming for improvement, they sided with the coalition of all goddamn parties.
The Coalition was able to use this as one of the drivers for change at the election and then nothing was done for 9 years.
If you lay down with dogs you get up with fleas. The Greens shot themselves in the foot massively.
Labor was not free of criticism at all.
But surely they could have done more than side with the guys who have shown themselves to be so adverse to any real attempt.
This is why today was important. Brandt and the party realise that this is just the first step. But an important one.
Which part of "that Treasury itself showed would produce zero reductions in emissions for the first 25 years of its operation" are you having trouble understanding?

The CPRS was an insulting joke.

What credibility would the Greens have had if they approved it?

Can you imagine the sport that wrecking ball Tony Abbott would have had with a policy that did nothing but cost money, and didn't reduce emissions one iota for 25 bloody years?
 

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Scary thing about this tweet is that most people don't know it's from a parody account as it does actually sound like something he would do...

 

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About the only thing the Liberal Party have got right over the past four years was picking Morrison as leader over Dutton.
No they got that wrong too. They should have gone with the wicked witch of the WCE. JB.
 

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Nah, they picked both of them over Turnbull.
Their treatment of Turnbull was the final death knell for the Liberal Party. That was the moment the middle class lost the party and the outer suburban knuckle draggers took total control. I doubt there is any turning back - I think the elite realise it is even easier to pay off the outer suburban bogans rather than dealing with the inner city middle class and their petty bourgeoisie follies - the Teals will deal with all that. The knuckle draggers small mindedness is a lot lot easier to manage. The problem for the elite is they cannot win without the inner city middle class - but with the "poetry" Gina it is churning out is hardly surprising they cannot figure that out.
 
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Their treatment of Turnbull was the final death knell for the Liberal Party. That was the moment the middle class lost the party and the outer suburban knuckle draggers took total control. I doubt there is any turning back - I think the elite realise it is even easier to pay off the outer suburban bogans rather than dealing with the inner city middle class and their petty bourgeoisie follies - the Teals will deal with all that. The knuckle draggers small mindedness is a lot lot easier to manage. The problem for the elite is they cannot win without the inner city middle class - but with the "poetry" Gina is churning out is hardly surprising they cannot figure that out.
My friend in Canberra told me the morning after the 2016 election that Turnbull wouldn't see a full term they were gunning for him regardless.
 

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Tiny hands, perhaps even smaller than Trumps.

To be fair the picture settings on my TV are set to 'filmmaker' mode.

David Lynch is the filmmaker of choice when it comes to Dutton.

(PotatoHead is the sequel to EraserHead).
 
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