As I see it Yale i think that the labor party is working on the assumption that by trying to stymie Abbott now while they can they will be keeping faith with their own left wing on issue like asylum seekers and the carbon tax . When the senate changes and the government’s agenda can get the legislative seal of approval form the upper house they think that they can be absolved of all blame from their voter base. Its very short sighted politics that makes them , once again look like the puppets of
CommunistsGreens that they so obviously are. As you suggest its a strategy that will blow up in their face but I think that even if Abbott does not go to a DD he will still have the knife to politically emasculate Shorten et all because of this tactic .
In the end the Labor party are doing a very fine job of self destruction here by carrying on with the same style of politics on the run that worked so well for Rudd, Gillard and Rudd.
Cheers Comrade Yale
ANY REASONABLE OBSERVER would be entitled to think that the election of 7 September changed nothing; thanks to their temporary majority in the Senate, Labor and the
Communist Party Greens are obstructing every major measure presented by the Coalition. In the end, they may pay a heavy price.
It’s an article of faith in Australian politics — nay, politics in almost every Western democratic country — that one of the most unpardonable sins a politician can commit is to tell the voters they are stupid; that they got it wrong; or that their message is so pointless, worthless and/or irrelevant that it must be summarily dismissed from consideration.
Certainly, and understandably, those on the receiving end of a negative verdict from the electorate may think that; but it’s one thing to think in those terms, but another matter altogether to talk and act in them.
Especially during the first parliamentary…
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