Tony Abbott’s relentless campaign to “axe the tax” marked a turning point for the Coalition. They put all their efforts into ignoring or denying the potential catastrophe awaiting us unless we take urgent action to reduce our emissions and now, they can’t back away from it despite the growing concern in the community.
The community wants renewable energy but the Coalition are stuck with the line that “the sun doesn’t always shine and the wind doesn’t always blow”, seemingly deliberately ignoring the storage options that are being developed. And all the other suggestions about interconnectors or small-scale local grids etc.
The Coalition rails against subsidies for renewable energy but looks set to provide subsidies for new coal-fired power stations and coal mines because no private investor will touch them.
They tell us to pray for rain and hand out drought relief whilst ignoring, or even facilitating, water theft and rampant land-clearing.
And all around the country, people who had previously been Liberal members/voters are running as Independents.
In response to Zali Steggal’s challenge for Abbott’s seat in Warringah, the increasingly hysterical Craig Kelly posted this on Facebook:
SOUNDS LIKE A NASTY PIECE OF WORK
When asked what she wants done on “Climate change”, Ms Steggell replied “MORE !’’
So she wants more pensioners unable to afford their electricity. More Australian businesses placed a competitive disadvantage. More jobs sacrificed in our mining sector.
And “more action on climate change” means increased transportation costs, culling of millions of head of cattle, the closing of Aluminium smelters and steel mills and mines.
Those calling loudest for “more action on climate” want to regulate the lives others, demanding lower living standards for others – while sacrificing nothing themselves.
And all for nothing other than selfish virtue-signalling.
And anyone that believes that the comical figure of Tim Flannery is an ‘expert’ and they would seek to use him to help develop policy, must have been living in leftist lala land for the past decade, demonstrating they are so out of touch with reality, that are completely unfit to represent the community in parliament.
Hilariously, he then links to a 2GB article which criticises Steggall for her “personal attacks” on Tony Abbott and his “aggressive, divisive” style of politics.
Linking to an ad for the upcoming Q&A whose guests are 5 of the crossbench HoR members, Kelly laments:
Great start to the year. Not even a single right-of-centre MP.
Who are the studio audience going to heckle ?
And some pretend there is no leftist bias at the ABC.
Three of the guests are former Liberals. That alone should give cause for reflection as to why they left the party but no, not in Craig land which is so far right that he makes Katter and Hanson look like watermelons.
Significantly, the son of the previous Liberal Prime Minister has publicly offered to help fund the campaign of Independents to oust certain sitting Liberal members.
Long-time Liberal member, Oliver Yates is set to run against Josh Frydenberg as an Independent in Kooyong. In an article in the Guardian he succinctly outlines his, and many other Liberals’, reasons for leaving the party:
It is simply impossible for many Liberal voters to vote for a party that:
- works to prevent any action on climate change
- has the potential to be controlled by the mining industry or whichever new industry is willing to pay for favours (clubs, internet gambling, pokies, firearms and many more)
- rejects the establishment of an integrity commission
- rejects donation reform and transparency and promotes members for their fundraising skills rather than policy and communication skills
- backs the Adani coalmine, which has no social licence and is inconsistent with our need to tackle climate change; and
- regardless of the election result seems to be heading towards installing Tony Abbott or Peter Dutton as the next party leader
The Liberals will only get louder in their calls to not waste your vote on an Independent but Labor should hold their tongue. The Independents are doing what Labor has always wanted the Greens to do – challenging high profile Liberal sitting members in once safe Liberal seats.
It has become so desperate that former Nationals leader John Anderson is telling people they can’t retire or resign – they have to wait to be sacked.
Tony took on the role of attack dog, a strategy that has left his party a bleeding defeated cur slinking off to lick its wounds.
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