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Peak Abbott?

With the massive amount of uncritical press coverage and exposure Tony Abbott has been receiving for the past 12 months (or more), you’d think he’d be going from strength to strength, completely pwning the Government in all ways.

However this couldn’t be further from the truth.  In fact it’s only the fawning press coverage and blatant partisan boosting from the Piers Boltbrechtahan opinionistas that has kept him in the game up to this point.  In fact, I’ll plant the flag and say that we have now reached Peak Abbott.

Take a look at some of his more recent stuff-ups that haven’t been able to be swept completely under the rug by his media sycophants:

  1. Contradicting himself on successive days on his stance on CSG and framers (not that he doesn’t do this a lot, but just this time it didn’t go away quickly).
  2. The $70b cost in rolling back the carbon tax and paying for his election promises…and he has the nerve to call the Government wasteful.
  3. His starring role in the Convoy of Massive Fail No Consequence…way to pick a winner.
  4. Yet another weather vane moment, this time on his proposed carbon tax plebiscite.  Now he’s saying he will stand by the result, yet previously he has said if the result doesn’t go his way he won’t abide by it.  Classy.

Frankly, it seems like everything he touches turns to shit now, and the media may have had enough and are not playing his game any more.

If the media start to do their job and report the facts without the atrocious pro-LNP spin, the Australian public will start to see Abbott and his lackeys for the talentless nobodies they truly are and the total policy void that exists in the Opposition.

Nothing sums this up more than Abbott’s perpetual calls for a new election, but when questioned about policies and costings he repeatedly says he’ll have them ready in time.  What??  He either doesn’t have a clue and is bullshitting about having his shit together, or he is fully aware that he won’t get an election and is grandstanding in an attempt to look Prime Ministerial (not doing a good job of it either).

Either way you cut it, the man is a complete tool and the absolute last person that should be in charge of our nation.

I think the corner has been turned and Abbott’s true nature is become more aware to the sleepwalking drones that are his target audience.  He won’t make it to the next election…at least if the LNP have any sense.  If he’s still there I think you couldn’t count on an ALP win…he’s too rich a target in an election campaign.

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  1. Catching up
    August 24, 2011 at 10:08 AM

    Mr.Abbott once again unsuccessful in the lower house. In spite of reneging on pairs and going in early, he did not succeed.

    Common sense and a sense of justice once again reigned.

    Mr. Abbott will have to do what all Opposition leaders have done in the past, wait. His time will come.

    • August 24, 2011 at 12:59 PM

      Ha! Nice one…but Abbott has all the patience of a 5 year old on Christmas Eve. He still struggles to comprehend the fact that he lost the last election.

  2. Michael
    August 25, 2011 at 9:22 AM

    “Peak Abbott”? Oh yeah!

    Tuesday’s NewsPoll puts the Gillard Government in drover’s dog territory.

    That is, the Coalition would win government whoever leads it, Bill Hayden’s “drover’s dog” as much as anyone.

    Can there be any Liberals now who don’t see that with Abbott’s ‘dissatisfaction’ level with the electorate so high, they don’t need him anymore?

    Relentless negativity and “No, no, no” has worked so well the Government is sunk, short of a miracle, of winning the next scheduled election.

    I reckon it’s going to be all about the timing. Retain Shouldabeen PM Tiny Abbott as leader for as long as necessary to keep Labor’s polls down, then dump him with an election coming up so that a freshly-elected Coalition does not find itself starting government they would wish to run on for a long time with an unpopular PM.

    • August 26, 2011 at 8:47 AM

      Seriously? Your source of opinion is Newspoll?
      The media focus on polling is their attempt to turn governing into some sort of horse race to generate hits/sales/ratings.
      The only poll that counts is the one happening in two years…anything up until that point is meaningless.

  3. jane
    August 28, 2011 at 1:44 AM

    Massive, There seem to be a few less fawning articles about Smuggles lately, but there needs to be a great deal more. There still seems to be a lot of unquestioning acceptance of his lies by the msm. I’m certain that they know he’s lying through his teeth, but refuse to call him on it.

    There needs to be an enquiry into the media pronto, and particularly into media ownership in this country. Murdoch’s corrupt stranglehold on the media in this country needs to be broken once and for all. Getting rid of him and his hacks might restore some honesty in reporting in this country. We can only hope.

    Meanwhile Smuggles covers himself in failure once again as the government rams through another 22 pieces of legislation. I wonder if the opposition even bothered to debate any of it?

  4. MonicatheGee
    September 27, 2011 at 1:12 PM

    I just do not understand this. With all his obvious laziness and his flip flopping, how is it that the Coalition is still in the lead in the 2PP? What is happening to the electorate?

    • September 27, 2011 at 1:56 PM

      Monica, the pap served up to them by News Limited and the rest of the media dulls their curiosity. All they see are the most negative sound bites possible because it smacks of conflict and they soon form the opinion that all politicians are arseholes.
      They then disengage and just accept whatever they are told.
      The lack of quality journalism in this country has a lot to answer for.

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