I haven't posted in this thread yet, so here goes:
I was in Europe when the whole leadership spill thing happened, so I missed the whole thing. That said, I have been back for a month yet I am still unsure how a bumbling fool like Scomo became our PM. That said, I do have some observations:
If Tony was as decent as his supporters say he is, he would of resigned from parliament at the last election (after he was ousted by Turnbull), instead he chose to stay on and act like the guy turning up at his ex-girlfriends wedding to just cause a scene. Then, just incase we thought that maybe he was there to represent his electorate, he chose to ignore the wishes of the vast majority of that electorate during last years marriage bill vote. Tony is only there for himself and I think the good people of Warringah will finally retire him at the next election.
We were told Malcolm was a smart man. Well, he wasn't smart enough to learn from others mistakes it would seem. He saw how badly it turned out for Julia Gillard after she knifed K Rudd, yet Malcolm did it anyway and you could argue it turned out worse for Malcolm than it did for Julia. At least Julia was able to pass some legislation while she was in the big chair. At least she left a legacy (NDIS), something Turnbull will be lacking. The only positive I can find for Turnbull is that at least he has had the good grace to step out of politics instead of sitting dejected in the back row like Rudd or Abbott.
Peter may just be the most disliked mainstream politician in Australia. I mean it's easy to make fun of his potato-like visage, but the truth is what he represents is much more serious. In the eyes of many, Dutton represents a fascist, right-wing hardline approach. Due to that as PM he would have further split the country. I can't help but think we dodged a major bullet here.
This guy is just an embarrassment. He really offers nothing. Well nothing good anyway. So far, he has given himself his own nickname (as big a sin as any), he has alienated most of the country with his constant mentions of the Cronulla Sharks mixed in with a complete ignorance of AFL. He has pumped Millions of dollars of additional funding into Private Schools, yet given nothing to state schools. He has suggested an unwillingness to act on climate change and our rising emmissions, he has shown a strong desire to stick with coal-fired electricity, ignoring un-deniable evidence in the process and he has called the countries most iconic structure a billboard. This guy couldn't be more out of touch if he was living in a hollowed out volcano lair.
If anybody was still doubting the influence this nasty little parasite has over politics, surely last Friday has all but ended any doubt. I am at a loss to explain how 1 angry little man with a microphone can hold so much over politicians of every flavour. The way Gladys kowtowed to him last week regarding the Opera House was sickening. Peter FitzSimons put it best, "Alan is a tumour on the body politic of this country". So long as this self-intersted worm has this power, our country will continue to lack proper leadership. The sad thing is though, he only has power because the politicians let him have it. If they all stopped appearing on his program, then that power would soon evaporate.
Kind of like Steve Bradbury. If Steve Bradbury was an untrustworthy used-car salesman. I don't like Bill, I don't know how else to put it really, he just seems very insincere. That said, it is highly likely that by the end of May next year he will be the Prime Minister, and despite my reservations about him, I believe he has the stronger team around him, therefore he will probably be our best chance for stability.
The sooner the election is called the better for the country and the sooner Alan Jones is removed from the radio the better for the country. As we all know though, the people in power will try to continue to hold power for as long as they can, so I doubt we will have an election until May and I doubt the Parrot is going anywhere. These people aren't there for us, they are there for themselves.
That is all.