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Not Leigh Sales’ job to save Labor

Its long been my opinion the Twitter and many of the popular Lefty blogs are just as you suggest full of delusional fools who are totally myopic about politics. The saddest thing is that they really believe the crap they are peddling and they bend over backwards to abuse and attack personally anyone who does not agree with them that Tony Abbott is the political Anti-Christ.

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I’ve written before that Twitter has become an unexpected school of politics, providing a unique forum for people with less knowledge of our civic processes to learn from those with more. When those discussions are taking place, Twitter is vibrant and all-embracing democracy at its best.

Well, Wednesday night was NOT one of those times.

Over a particular 24 hour period Twitter demonstrated just how aggressively puerile it can be. And in spitting their dummies in ever-lengthening arcs, partisan tweeps missed the point altogether.

The event in question was the long-awaited interview by 730’s Leigh Sales of the Leader of the Opposition, Tony Abbott.

Screen Shot 2013-04-26 at 12.02.27 AMThe interview was long-awaited for two reasons: it had literally been quite some time since Sales had last interviewed Abbott. The Leader of the Opposition’s team had clearly been keeping him away from “hard” political interviews, choosing instead to conduct photo-opportunities with limited questions from the…

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  1. GD says:


    There’s a lot of theories as to why to Tony Abbott is doing so well – with varying degrees of merit – the one I personally believe is that the ALP have a particularly bad communications team, good policies are not being heard

    Could you outline those ‘good policies’? Perhaps you’re referring to ex-Attorney-General Roxon’s failed plan to suffocate our general day to day speech, or Underpants Conroy’s failed attempt to censor the press whenever it’s critical of the Labor government.

    Perhaps you’re referring to the uncosted, open-ended, never-ending story of mis-management that is the as yet unrealised NBN.

    Or perhaps you are are referring to the NDIS. That wonderful scheme that would today be in place had not Labor squandered billions on futile Green schemes and bureaucratic waste.

    Pray tell, what has this failed, yet bellicose, pathetic excuse for a government achieved?

    Your twitter entry says it all.

    but I think it goes deeper than that. I think it’s us. It’s Twitter, its Facebook, it’s slacktivism – and it’s killing us

    Dragonista, keep focusing on Twitter and ‘slacktivism’ and let Tony Abbott concentrate on forming an adult government come September 14.

  2. Richard Ryan says:

    Tony Abbott and GD—–WHAT A DOUBLE!

  3. Iain Hall says:

    Richard Ryan and good sense —- Never to be seen Together in the same place 😉

  4. Ray Dixon says:

    Have I missed something? GD seems to be talking to someone who’s not here!

  5. Iain Hall says:

    I had not actually seen the interview that is in contention here so I just remedied that and its a very good performance from Abbott and can I suggest that he looks very prime ministerial indeed.

  6. GD says:

    Have I missed something? GD seems to be talking to someone who’s not here!

    Well, yes Ray, you have missed something, as you usually do. This post was a re-blog by Iain of an entity called ‘Dragonista’. I’m sorry if you didn’t like my use of a literary device to directly answer her, instead of repeatedly saying, ‘Dragonista said this, Draogonista said that’.

    Got it? It’s not that hard.

  7. Ray Dixon says:

    Sure, GD – others would call it shadow boxing.

  8. GD says:

    Not if, unlike you, they understood the real meaning of ‘shadow-boxing’.

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