Abbott is Incompetent

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  1. SpacePete

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    Abbot, fast becoming the Putin of the Pacific, has issued an edict banning frontbench ministers from appearing on ABC's Q&A.

     
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    Typical Leftist article. Someone doesn't want his staff to appear on a TV show so they liken him to Soviet Russia and North Korea. The Left are truly infantile.
     
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    No more or less infantile as the so called right leader.
     
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    That "someone" is the Prime Minister of a democratic nation, and when he begins to exert authoritarian control over his ministers' media appearances, it highlights growing disconnect between political leaders and the society they claim to represent. Can democracy be sustained if politicians only make selective state-sanctioned media appearances through select outlets that the Prime Minister finds personally acceptable and that have not reported negatively on the government?

    "The modern state is designed around competing elites who are insiders in the system. The electoral system maintains this duopoly. Around this elite contest, a media is constructed and organised, party organisations exist to manufacture majorities to serve it. This system is replicated over time. The state, the party system, the media are all tied together in an enduring status quo."
     
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    Hopefully not. ;)
     
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    soviet Russia? North Korea?
     
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    Petty indulgences from a Prime Minister fast losing touch with the electorate...

     
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    Serious? When are any pollies in touch with the electorate apart from polling time? And that's highly debatable. Let them play their taxpayer-funded games, their time is drawing near.
     
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    Q&A is a sad, self indulgent freak show.
     
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    Neither tha Liberal nor the Labor party can win the next election and neither of them deserve to win. The next election won't be about who wins, there won't be a winner, there will just be one that doesn't lose as much and finishes up in power.
     
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    Waiting for 'something to turn up' is a good indicator of what we might expect in the fairly near future. Unfortunately for the conservative side, when SHTF people flock to Labor to make them comfortable - or Abbott may just be a slightly brain damaged bully boy holding a death grip on the leadership. As the saying goes 'we know what to do, we just don't know how to get elected afterwards'.

    or as the article states: A cynic might suggest the point is to give the impression of activity, to use inquiries as a substitute for action.

     
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    p.s.

     
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    I'm sure they'd try, but I just don't see how a labor government could be any worse :/

    Julie, are you suggesting him not taxing super is a bad thing?
     
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    For a guy who you are convinced is "brain damaged" and incompetent he has watched the inglorious end of the political careers of two Labor PM's and quite likely a third soon on his watch. The Saturday Paper makes the Pickering Post look balanced and intelligent.

    Abbott may be a poor PM but Labor is dredging the bottom of it's barrel and there is nothing left there. They can swap out one corrupt union thug for another and lurch even further to the Left, that's about all they have.
     
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    Not at all. Good savings mean less pensioners. And opposed to death duties as well.
     
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    Apart from trying to convince us there is a death cult around every corner and that the ABC is the recruitment arm of Isis, what has Abbott even done lately?
     
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    That's the point isn't it? There are a lot of issues to deal with, and if you assume government can address any of them, then you need someone in charge who can actually achieve things. Abbott wants to achieve a range of things, some of them laudable, but he has absolutely no idea of how to do it.

    Government is the art of the possible and Tony is just too used to bullying and attacking to achieve anything. Turnbull broke ranks this week and is looking more and more like an option for the libs. All they have to do is dump Abbott - but Gillard/Rudd saw that option off the table, so it might be Abbott versus Shorten, which has the libs losing in the last 149 out of 151 polls, and despite several million dollars they didn't nail Shorten with their Royal Commission so Abbott will be getting more and more desperate. Expect more 'Isis' threats and such. It's pretty evident Abbott wants something like a war to bolster his ratings.

    This is a speech I saw shared on the mood indicator Facebook.

    That was Shorten, off the cuff, after a few drinks, after the Royal Commission.

    A few steps above 'Shit happens'.

    If the ALP (and Murdoch) convey that person to the electorate then this is a one term government.
     
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    It's cute how he's pretending that the inquiry is because he improved workers conditions when it came out that he fuccked over the workers in order to benefit the union.

    I think all mentions of race should be excluded from the Constitution, most degrees are far less than $100k unless you can expect to make $100k a year after them, women aren't treated equally? Really, people who work hard can't get ahead?
     
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    He's a very good man and we'll win the next election with him.
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