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Useful Idiots

It’s sad, or should that be tragic, that Labor has to rely on ‘useful idiots’ like regular Sandpit anarchist RR to secure votes, or newly arrived immigrants who don’t speak English.

The Labor Member for Parramatta, Julie Owens,  seems to think so, or at least she laughs about it.

Likewise the Greens’ ploy to appeal to the young, idealistic and unworldly is also an example of relying upon ‘useful idiots’.

With Labor’s projected 30% share of the vote, how many of those are similar ‘useful idiots’?

Given Labor’s recent incursions into our lives, such as the proposed internet filter, the proposed ban on offensive speech and the proposed media controls, it does make you wonder what they have next in their totalitarian grab bag of social change.

That they are relying on ‘useful idiots’ to further this agenda is disturbing.

– GD

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23 Comments

  1. Ray Dixon says:

    GD, While I think it’s stupid, condescending and arrogant of Owens to say “50% of her electorate don’t watch the news” and therefore “won’t notice anything has changed”, how does that mean she’s referring to her own supporters as “useful idiots”? Given the state of the opinion polls the great bulk of her electorate would be coalition voters, wouldn’t they? You’ve kicked a bit of an own goal here, GD.

  2. Mr Dixon, all Oztralian voters are Laborious voters, wash your mouth out suggesting that that the good folk of Paramatata would be any different.
    Julie is correct that they do not watch the news out there, I had Stephen enforce mandatory media censorship so that all news coverage has been blacked out in the west. I have also had him delay any NBN instalations in the area to goodness knows when, so internet coverage is restricted to Vodafail, therefore they will give up even attempting to try to download net/news from Big Puddle.

  3. Ray Dixon says:

    Give up “JB”, some people are beyond being parodied as they are actually a parody of themselves – like Gillard.

  4. Iain Hall says:

    Lighten up a bit Ray 🙄 When something is inevitable one may as well lay back and enjoy it.

  5. GD says:

    Given the state of the opinion polls the great bulk of her electorate would be coalition voters, wouldn’t they? You’ve kicked a bit of an own goal here, GD.

    Hardly, Ray. The bulk of Owens’ electorate aren’t Coalition voters, at least not yet. Owens’ constituents are Labor voters and as she insinuates, are ‘useful idiots’. Come September 14, then a number of these people may choose to vote Liberal, thereby becoming ‘thinking voters’ instead of ‘useful idiots’.

    Until then, and only then, they are Labor voters.

    At this point in time Owens is displaying the typical Labor arrogance of using these ‘useful idiots’ to achieve her party’s totalitarian aims.

    Even more laughable is that she hasn’t realised that the majority of voters in the Parramatta electorate will vote Liberal next time. And that they will be watching the news and listening to the radio. 2GB hopefully, and watching Andrew Bolt on Ch10 on Sunday.

    Read and weep Ray, the labor party you loved is long dead.

    And I almost weep with you, because this menagerie of kindergarten unionists and socialists has destroyed the legacy that Hawke left.

    Hawke:

    we should sit down, the trade unions and the government and the employers, that we should sit down, examine the problems together and see what was the most sensible way of handling the claims of workers and employers upon the resources of the economy.

    A bit different to Gillard and Shorten isn’t it?

  6. Ray Dixon says:

    Yes, GD, Hawke’s style of consensus was a lot different to not only modern day Labor’s way but also to the ways of Fraser, Howard and Abbott.

    As for claiming “The bulk of Owens’ electorate aren’t Coalition voters, at least not yet”, take a survey today and see what result you get. You know this (and so does she) – her excuse is stupidity what’s yours?

  7. Craigy says:

    Fantastic performance from Christine Milne on meet the press yesterday…..

    I think the Green’s can do very well out of the current political climate. She sure shows Julia and Kevin how to take on Tony Abbott and the bullsh*t press….Well done Christine!!

    http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/watch-meet-the-press-episode-5-sunday-march-24/story-e6frg12c-1226604430828

  8. Iain Hall says:

    Craigy
    I don’t know why you think that Milne’s performance is an any sense “fantastic” from her shit-eating grin to the content of her rant it has absolutely nothing positive for the Australian future.

  9. Craigy says:

    Thought you might think that way Iain….Can we see a picture of you with a smile so we can comment please?….

    She is one of Australia’s most successful politicians with an amazing record of success.

    She leads a stable party and operates in a decent and ethical way.

    She also believes what science and business is now telling us about the risks of climate change…..

    http://www.abc.net.au/am/content/2013/s3722741.htm

    Unlike your mob, who’s religious faith in all things Andrew Bolt and Alan Jones clouds their judgement, when it comes to direction from science and business on how they should plan for the future….

    So they don’t plan at all, they just smear and lie and suck up to Murdoch and hope to gain power that way….good luck with your choice of political party…..Pity Australia if we fall for it….

  10. Iain Hall says:

    As the saying goes Craigy today’s headline is tomorrow’s fish and chip wrapper and that is the way I see the Greens after September. You are going to have to face the fact that they will be riding Labor’s coat tails all the way into the political wilderness with who ever is left of Labor after the Gillardageddon in September. They will not be easily forgiven by the now adrift Labor voters who will see them as being partially responsible for their party’s woes courtesy of the detested carbon tax forced upon Gillard by the Greens.

    Today’s announcement of the effective abolition of the department of Climate change should be a warning to all followers of the green faith like yourself that The greens have had their moment in the sun and now they face only darkness.


    I’m smiling in this one 🙂

  11. Ray Dixon says:

    Old photo, Iain? The wide, sandy beach is the giveaway – they don’t exist in QLD anymore.

  12. Iain Hall says:

    Its actually a NSW beach near Kempsey Ray and taken about three years ago when we were on holiday, for some strange reason I have a great reluctance to publish pictures of may self on the net…

  13. Ray Dixon says:

    I think the only beaches left in Australia are all in Victoria.

  14. Iain Hall says:

    Well that is too far away for me to visit Ray 🙄

  15. Craigy says:

    Nice pic Iain, being an Englishman is that a ‘black pudding eating smile’ or a ‘bacon butty eating smile’….I’m not sure but I can attest to the fact that English food is SH*T!

    In terms of the outcome of the election, I think your crystal ball is as foggy as Ray’s and given the fact that Tony is so unpopular (and likely to get more so as he has to open his mouth at some stage) I will take your prediction with a grain of salt as well….

  16. Craigy says:

    BTW Iain, any comment on my link above?…

    “We think the industries understand the issues quite well. What they’re not getting is a clear enough signal from their investors that they should be allocating their money towards dealing with it. “

    Well blow me down, what was the pricing of carbon by the Green’s set up for….providing incentives for investment in ‘dealing with it’.

    And, blow me down 2……The carbon price has seen a decrease in carbon emissions in Australia….

    http://www.smh.com.au/data-point/carbon-tax-contributes-to-emissions-drop-20121017-27rl6.html

    Who would of thunk it hey??

  17. Iain Hall says:

    Craigy
    Even before the dreaded Carbon tax we have seen energy prices double over the last couple of years as energy companies have been gold plating their net works, the fact that they have been able to entirely pass the cost of doing this to long suffering consumers is a criminal disgrace if you ask me. Add to that the solar rebates that have led to a burgeoning number of PV installations which are subsidised by the likes of yours truly and there you have the reasons for a big effort by consumers to use less energy. The carbon tax is NOT the reason for the drop in emissions its as simple as that.

    As for your link well I heard the report on the radio and may immediate reaction was to dismiss it as yet another example of someone mouthing the Green faith’s litany with out really believing it.

    Finally I don’t remember the last time that I ate black pudding or a bacon buttie

  18. Craigy says:

    Ah yes Iain, the free market, so loved by your side of the river….Not that great really when you’re on the receiving end. You should vote progressive if you don’t like privatised infrastructure……..But no doubt you’ll vote for Tony no matter how much it’s going to hurt you and your family, strange that.

    Why don’t you invest in some PV stuff for your place, then you can benefit from these much needed policies as well?

    Black pudding is great, you should re-visit your roots and try some again sometime…lol…

  19. Iain Hall says:

    Craigy
    Need I remind you that up here in Queensland it was the Labor party who privatised the distribution of electricity? and it has been the Labor party that have set up the system which allows those same distributors to spend like drunken sailors on the network and pass the entirety of the cost on to we consumers. Further it was the Labor party that lied to us about privatising electricity resulting in lower prices per KWH.

    As for PV I am entirely unconvinced that it would be a good investment or morally acceptable to dive into that foetid trough.

    Finally I do remember fondly that black pudding can be delicious but I am trying to avoid too much fried and fatty food.

  20. Craigy says:

    Iain, the Labor party IS a conservative party…… I wasn’t talking about them…

    PV is a great investment, especially in QLD, what’s the moral issue with it?

    You can set up a grid feedback system now and when batteries get cheaper and cleaner (as they are now doing) you could leave the grid completely….No bills for the rest of your days!

    Yes – avoiding fatty foods is where I’m at as well…not much fun at all…

  21. Iain Hall says:

    My objections to PV have well covered in this blog over the years Craigy and they centre around the injustice of those without such devices subsidising those who have them. I don’t feel that it would be morally consistent for me to dive into the trough now.

    On the black pudding front I have this vague plan to lose 10 KG a part of my pain management plan, although I have my doubts about achieving that.

  22. Craigy says:

    Good luck with that Iain, it can be done believe me, but it is hard work at first.

    The first 5kg is easy, the second 5kg is the hard bit….I’ve lost 26kg in the last 12 months but I have had an illness to help me along… Cheers..

  23. Craigy says:

    Oh and on the PV thing;

    Some people can’t afford a car, do you still drive one?….Nearly all new homes down here come with PV fitted…so it’s kind of mainstream now anyway….

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