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STRONG Action From The Abbott Government or Perhaps The Could Use These As Their “Talking Points”!

Now, let’s see if I have this straight:

  1. We Liberals like the word, “STRONG”
  2. Every chance he gets, Abbott reminds of the importance of having STRONG borders.
  3. When the CFMEU or the Labor Party or anyone raise concerns about the weakening of protection for local jobs due to free trade agreements, they’re just being racist, because Australia is “open for business”; it’s only our sea border that’s closed.
  4. We’re going to help bomb Syria, but we’re not going to be rushed into this decision. We’re going to make it in “the next couple of weeks”. Syria’s borders aren’t a concern.
  5. Tony Abbott is due to spend a week in an indigenous community, and the last time he did it he was called back after a few days because of a problem of national security, so one hopes he doesn’t have to make the decision then, because he’d surely have to go back to Canberra to announce the decision to bomb Syria – which hasn’t been made yet because we’re not going to rush into it.
  6. Similarly, we’re not going to be rushed on the decision of same sex marriage. We’re not even going to be rushed on when we’re going to make that decision. In fact, we’re not even going to be rushed on how we’re going to make that decision. Parliament? No, it affects everybody, unlike environmental concerns which can only be challenged by those within five feet of the project. We’ll have a plebiscite. Or a referendum. When? Well, we have to consult on that. Consult who? Look, this is not really a priority at the moment, can we discuss something important like our imminent defence of our STRONG borders with the bombing of Syria.
  7. We need to be discussing “Jobs and growth and making Australia safe”. Only the Liberals can do this because we’re careful with money and we’re good economic managers. We’re so good that we don’t even consider an $80 a head dinner a fundraiser because unless you raise more than a quarter of a million, it’s really just a social get-together.
  8. Bill Shorten has been branded an “unreliable witness” because he claims to have forgotten to declare the sort of money that would have been raised by the Liberal non-fundraiser. He was branded this by a man appointed for his enormous integrity and forensic eye for detail, who overlooked and/or forgot that it was a Liberal Party event.
  9. To demonstrate how good their are with managing money, the Victorian Branch of the Liberals are investigating the loss of a couple of million dollars from the party coffers, but this is not due to carelessness or poor management, this is due to how well someone managed to transfer money from one place to another without anyone in the party noticing, because, well, if you can’t trust a fellow Liberal with your money, who can you trust? An audit has discovered that their previous audits didn’t notice anything wrong, owing to the fact that the Liberals doing the audit were under the misapprehension that the word “audit” meant see how many ways you can find to transfer money from poor people to rich people.
  10. There’s no need for journalists to actually interview Federal Liberal MPs any more because they’re answers are being leaked to the press as soon as they get them.
  11. “Jobs and growth” is worth saying anyway, because journalists don’t seem capable of pointing out that unemployment has risen since Labor left office or that the Reserve Bank is predicting slower growth, but if you’re being interviewed just keep reminding everyone that you’re in favour of jobs and growth and if they ask you how you plan to achieve this just say something using any of the words: “strong”, “plan”, “real action”, “security” or “Labor’s mess”. If they persist, ask them why the ABC is so biased; there’s no chance they’re from a newspaper.
  12. We need to be less “blokey”, as our PM said. But quotas don’t work, so we’ve appointed our candidate for Canning on merit, and we’ve come up with an ex-SAS officer. That’s not blokey, because some women serve in the SAS.



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  1. Phil

    Nicely put Rossleigh.

    Satire and ridicule – they worked as a precursor to the french revolution, no reason why they won’t work as a precursor to the annihilation of the Liberal Party.

  2. corvus boreus

    In Mr Abbott’s defense, I would like to point out that, when braying his slogan of ‘jobs and growth’, he did not specify the nationality of this people being employed (or, indeed, where the growth would occur).
    To suggest that the PM of Australia should try to ensure that these ‘jobs’ in Australia be in any way prioritised towards Australian nationals is clearly ‘racist’.

  3. Jexpat

    Matters Not:

    They’re addicted to the word “strong,” because they themselves are cowardly and weak- which is why they behave like a pack of middle school bullies.

  4. Matters Not

    Yes Jexpat. Nevertheless they must keep ‘road testing’ it in focus groups and getting positive ‘feed back’.

    But sometimes there are many other issues, deemed more important by the punters. It seems to me that ‘strong’ became synonymous with ‘stench’. One hopes the association is ever lasting.

  5. mars08

    I get so dispirited whenever the msm mentions “tough” new govt actions or legislation … as if it’s obviously a good thing for all involved.

  6. win jeavons

    Sampson was a strong man, but in the end he brought down the house and killed himself with it . Jesus was not a strong man , but we still take him seriously ( some of us, anyway, even if not our pretend Christian PM)

  7. Rossleigh

    Yes, indeedy, win jeavons, Samson was a victim of Delilah’s cuts!

  8. corvus boreus

    win jeavons,
    According to the book of Judges, Samson seems to have frequently committed ‘great slaughter’ when ‘the strength of the lord was upon him’, usually committing acts of vandalism, arson and mass murder, often upon the peacefully unaware, in a seemingly whimsical/random fashion. Apparently, he once beat 1000 people to death with the jawbone of a donkey, then punched the shit out of a rock to make it give him a drink.
    Strong (with a capital S).

  9. Harry.V.Dirchy

    I take issue with #5 Rossleigh. Ten Flags Tone did NOT stay for ANY length of time in an Aboriginal community last year (2014). His time spent in Arnhemland was at the Garma site – approximately 20km from Nhulunbuy & 15km from Yirrkala. The only person who lives there is the caretaker. He did though travel to both Ski Beach & Yirrakala several times for the obligatory photo opportunities, repeat whatever he said at least twice, before having to rush back to the big smoke to organise bombing the sh!tter out of somebody.

  10. jim

    Yep, and you can bet ya bottom dollar rabbit will just have to be “rushed back to Canberra” from Cape York because of “operational matters” that cannot be foreclosed.

  11. Bill Morris

    The STRONG smell of BS is the only STRONG thing I can associate with the LNP.

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