Interesting developments in the death throes of the Gillard regime,as the Fairfax press report that key backers are apparently reconsidering their support for the embattled Ranga. Of great amusement to me is that the . With her bait and switch attempt thanks to Comrade Conroy descended in to utter farce and humiliation as both the idea of this new “oversight” mechanism and the ineptitude of the way that Conroy has tried to ram it through the Parliament backfires badly with all but the out of tune lead singers of the Gillard is running a story denying that there , one of the key players in this end game is wavering in his support for GillardGlee Club realising that this is a doomed project and its going to take Labor with it. We see Labor spin in ever decreasing circles around its own plug hole .
Clearly the impending Gillard implosion may suit the barrackers for the Rundestration push but I personally don’t see how a credible government can be made from the clump of soggy pubic hair that will be dragged out of the drain after the Gillard gurgle has grunted its last graceless gasp. Would even the most dedicated Labor voter have any joy or confidence in the party when faced with that pencil stub and the ballot paper? Oh I know that many dyed in the wool true believers will still vote Labor at the next election they won’t be able to do with their hand that which their heads tell them is necessary but it will be with a bleak resignation rather than any joy or devotion to the party, and that dear friends is the tragedy here that a party formed under a bent gum tree at Barcaldine which and has held the faith of ordinary working people for a century has been slowly committing suicide since 2010. There have been too many errors of judgement, from both Rudd and Gillard and too many times that they have taken the people for granted and even when Gillard’s Coup and the subsequent reduction of Rudd’s sizeable majority into a a whimpering minority government beholden to both the loopy Greens and even loopier “independents” and now as the endgame unfolds all we see is farce played out with a deadly earnestness that demonstrates just how unfit to rule Labor has become.
Will Abbott be better? The Gillard Glee Club have been hyperventilating about every possible scare that they can invoke, from dawn to dusk they have been insisting that the sky will fall and that we will be plunged into a “new dark age” of repressive 1950’s proportions, women will be chained to sinks, and forbidden to either close their legs or wear shoes according unreconstructed Glee club . The Warminista faithful are certain that an Abbott government will condemn us to being fried by Gaia‘s wrath while they sip their Lattes by the beach. The vested interests tremble in fear that their Rolls Royce dreams of the NBN will not be delivered as promised by Gillard ( like, who but the Glee Club believed it anyway?) but people like my neighbour just dream about getting ADSL rather than the wonky satellite broadband they have to put up with because our exchange has only limited ports. Every where you look in the political landscape there is disappointment caused by the grandiose promises mouthed by Labor and the lack of subsequent delivery and its that disappointment that will ensure that the Abbott government which makes much more modest promises endures for far longer than Labor has since 2007. There are certainly things that Abbott is likely to do that I think will not be of benefit to the country, their climate change policy is one of them and I think it could at this point be quietly dropped in its entirety but it won’t be. In the some category is the submarine program and the Joint strike fighter purchase In the age of the drone and the attack helicopter I cant for the life of me see what we need either.
I don’t see Abbott falling for the short-sightedness of rushing to placate the sectional interests of his own party either because its clear to me that he is playing a long game here and that game recognises that rashness and “crash through” thinking creates more problems than it solves. The desire for administrative longevity should see a rather more dull political landscape in the opinion of this humble scribe and after the last five years of “Labor excitement” I think that I am going to be very good with a few years of dull and predictable.
- Gillard is definitely not drunk… or Conroy’s zombie hordes shuffle in time to the beat of his drum (iainhall.wordpress.com)
- Cabinet ministers desert Gillard (theage.com.au)
- Gillard can beat Abbott – Shorten (bigpondnews.com)
- Loss of confidence in Gillard (smh.com.au)
- Gillard an ineffectual campaigner (smh.com.au)
- Labor troubles now entrenched (smh.com.au)
- PM facing landslide loss in new poll (bigpondnews.com)