Nobody Left To Lie To

It happens pretty fast. The Abbott government can’t find a policy or an excuse that anybody likes.

The great big new levy; the breastfeeding billionaires’ baby bonus; the twenty-four-billion fighter bomber that won’t fly; the downed plane we can’t find in two oceans; the fifty thousand car-workers with nowhere to go; the disabled who suddenly aren’t disabled any more; the murderers Morrison likes to keep employing but dare not name; the bad words we can say to migrants now; the unnamed decade we’ll be in surplus; the war on Australian history; the slush funds that, as Greiner says, are ‘the inevitable fabric of the Liberal Party’; the three sacked Liberal Premiers, eight scarpering Ministers, and an Assistant Treasurer who seems to be on the take; the Liberal Party fundraiser the PM has ‘never met’; the Killing Fields in which the refugees’ children can work as child whores, or starve: all these point not just to a lousy contemptible government but to one that can’t remember what its last lie was.

Can they come back from here? Don’t think so. Even Paul Murray is dismayed, and that most soul-bought of shufflebums Paul Kelly this morning swears Abbott ‘excites hostility and provokes confusion’.

Day by day they bury the last bad headline under the next. But there are no good headlines, and for them there almost never were. This is the Gang That Can’t Shoot Straight, not a government. This is Mayor Quimby with red hand up a blonde and yelling ‘Ask not what the Budget can do for you. Ask what you can do for the Budget.’

There’s been nothing like them in our history, and I await each day developments with the occasional sweet sadistic surge of pleasure.

And so it goes.

  1. I was going to comment earlier but tuned into the Press Club address of Warren Truss, just woke up and thank Warren for my power nap which quickly turned to second stage REM sleep.

    Even though I am awake I only have function in my fingers, the rest of my body is trapped in REM atonia, I can’t reach the TV remote to turn off the tele or mute the sound of Warren’s voice.

    Can’t.stay.awake. much.longer. I…………..

  2. He’s making up policy on the run with his mad debt tax (which isn’t really a tax even though he called the carbon price a tax), now he’s changing his mind on the earnings cut off for his “women of calibre” breeding program that just about everybody hates. Meanwhile the knives are sharpening in the back room.

    This kind of behaviour is the reason Murdoch demanded Australians kick out the Labor government.

  3. Come on, now, let’s be serious here…
    “200 POLICIES READY TO GO!”, “FORMER HOWARD GOV MEMBERS FORMING THE MOST EXPERIENCED TEAM IN THE COUNTRY!”, “AUSTRALIA NEEDS TONY!”, “AT LAST AN ADULT GOVERNMENT!”, “THIS IS HOW AN ADULT GOVERNMENT DOES IT!”… on second thoughts….

  4. Bob are you going up against the old girl again next election

  5. Not to mention a government supported by and supportive of the alcohol, junk-food and gambling industries. My doctor tells me he once supported the Liberals but he now despairs as this government is not interested in dealing with the effects on health of sugar, salt and fat. He was shocked to see Abbott leaning out of his car displaying a Cadburys chocolate bar.

  6. Love the Dr what is their thoughts of the GP tax

  7. This government is nothing but the second XI from the fag end of the Howard years – corrupt, incompetent, lazy, lacking in empathy and in many cases downright mad.

Leave a Comment


NOTE - You can use these HTML tags and attributes:
<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>