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Memo Clive Palmer: We Don’t Want You In Victoria

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Palmer is a clown, not your happy go-lucky circus clown though, more like the sort of evil clown envisioned by Stephen King in his novel “It” he is also as you suggest like a spoilt brat who throws tantrums when he does not get what he wants . Sadly for this country I think that he is like a bigger fatter and far more ugly version of Pauline Hansen and he is going for precisely the same disaffected voting demographic the truly tragic thing is that he has the cash to make more headway than One Nation ever could have done. The only thing that could truly stop palmer is his very obvious obesity and the high possibility that he will not live to a ripe old age. We can be sure that if Palmer himself carks it the “party” he created will likewise quickly evaporate.
None the less there is always the possibility that those elected to the senate on his ticket may not be as compliant once they actually take up their seats. I saw Jackie Lambie on Q& A the other week and she struck me as the sort of woman who will not meekly vote as Clive says she is no Ex footballer who will have more loyalty than good sense and it only takes one of his upper house crew to break-ranks and the Palmer chimera will disintegrate no matter how much money he throws into the game.
That all said there is still a possibility that Shorten may man up and stop blocking the government’s repeal of both the mining and carbon taxes which would be smart politics from Labor. By finally capitulating and letting the bills pass they will show that they respect the mandate of the last election and they can argue that they did not just roll over like a dog. Further they can take the focus off the stupidity of both the Greens and Palmer and remind the people that it is they, and not the silly and extremist minor parties who are the potential alternative government. Frankly Labor needs to have more skin in the game of politics and they should be doing everything they can to make the minors irrelevant.
Ok well that’s what I think and maybe I’m dead wrong or only partially right but one thing that I know is that Tony Abbott will not be led like a sheep by Clive’s antics. He has amply demonstrated that he is a far better player at the game of politics and I think that we will find that once the new senate sits that Palmer will not be the king-maker as he imagines himself to be, instead he will earn nothing but derision and well deserved scorn.
Cheers Comrade Yale

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8 Comments

  1. Ray Dixon says:

    I think your summary of Palmer is pretty spot on, Iain, and (dare I say) far more accurate and to the point than Yale’s over-tedious diatribe. Although I reckon Palmer can (and should) be summed up in one short sentence: “Possibly the most self-serving defacto politician this country has ever seen, apart from Obeid”.

    As for the premise of Yale’s long-winded post (Victoria doesn’t want Palmer), he really needn’t have bothered. Victorians will not be so gullible as, er, some other States. We won’t be putting Clive in Parliament down here, we’re smarter than that.

  2. GD says:

    Victorians will not be so gullible as, er, some other States. We won’t be putting Clive in Parliament down here, we’re smarter than that.

    Yeah, right, like electing the only Greens pollie to the house of reps: Adam Bandt. Twice 😦

  3. Ray Dixon says:

    Own goal, GD. NSW elected the two Independents who put Gillard in Govt – Oakeshott & Windsor. That’s a lot worse (for your side) than one Green winning one seat made up predominantly of uni students in Melbourne. The reality is that Bandt and the Greens are bit players down here and at the last State election the Greens were walloped.

  4. Ray Dixon says:

    I could also mention this list of current Greens Senators, where you’ll see the make up is Tassie, WA & SA 2 each. NSW, Qld & Victoria only 1 each. And your State elected the most extreme one in Rhiannon. You also elected Obeid, Tripodi, Thomson and of course … Sinodinos & O’Farrell. Smart work up there. Folks aren’t so dumb where I come from.

    Christine Milne (Tas) (2005–present)
    Rachel Siewert (WA) (2005–present)
    Scott Ludlam (WA) (2008–present)
    Sarah Hanson-Young (SA) (2008–present)
    Richard Di Natale (Vic) (2011–present)
    Lee Rhiannon (NSW) (2011–present)
    Larissa Waters (Qld) (2011–present)
    Penny Wright (SA) (2011–present)
    Peter Whish-Wilson (Tas) (2012-present)

  5. GD says:

    Own goal, GD. NSW elected the two Independents who put Gillard in Govt – Oakeshott & Windsor.

    But you were glad of that result, weren’t you, otherwise you would have had the Libs in power three years earlier. Mind you, that would have been far better for Australia.

  6. Ray Dixon says:

    The point is, GD, that it’s voters in States other than Victoria that tend to elect the likes of Palmer to Parliament. You know, self-serving renegades, crooks and extremists like Hanson.

  7. Iain Hall says:


    Ray

    The point is, GD, that it’s voters in States other than Victoria that tend to elect the likes of Palmer to Parliament. You know, self-serving renegades, crooks and extremists like Hanson.

    You should remember that Your state gave us this country’s WORST PM em ever, take a bow Julia Gillard!

  8. Ray Dixon says:

    That’s getting away from the point of the post though, Iain. Gillard – regardless of what you think of her – was from one of the two mainstream parties, whereas we’re talking about Palmer’s prospects in Victoria, of which I say there are nought. We did however elect that bloke from the Motoring Enthusiasts Party who has since joined forces with Palmer in the Senate. However, we only voted him in for his driving skills!

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