There is really only one bit of commentary which is needed here: Has this nation ever seen a more inept, incompetent, dysfunctional, reckless, immoral, disunited, egotistical, contemptuous and brainless government? Utterly mind-boggling. What a circus!
A choice between dumb and dumber. A choice between a pro-homosexual egomaniac and a pro-abortion socialist atheist. Delightful. We don’t want any of these guys. A pox on both of them. They have caused enough damage and carnage already – no more!
So here we go again – the fourth leadership challenge in basically as many years. What a pack of misfits. What have we seen? Kevin gets in, gets knifed in the back, wages a non-stop guerrilla war, then finally gets back in again. And all based on dozens of recent claims that he would not again challenge.
Let’s be clear on what exactly has happened here. Rudd is elected; he is then assassinated by his own party; he engages in a destabilisation campaign resulting in a hung Parliament; he spends the next three years being a thorn in Julia’s and Labor’s side; and then gets back in! What a bizarre scenario.
This is simply a party of liars: Julia Gillard insists, “There will be no carbon tax…” Kevin Rudd insists, “I have no plans to challenge…” Shorten insists, “Julia has my full support…” How can anyone trust any of these clowns? They have so undermined their own credibility that they have simply become a very stale joke.
How many times do we have to endure all this? It is like a bad dream – worse than groundhog day. Does anyone seriously believe Kevin will make one bit of difference? He is still hated by so many in his own party and on the front bench that any talk of a newfound Labor unity is just a joke.
The only redeeming feature of this entire charade was the commitment made that the loser of the ballot would drop out of politics at the next election. That is the only bit of good news amidst this whole sordid tale. Wouldn’t it have been great if they both pledged to go, regardless of the ballot result? Australia would have given a collective sigh of relief then.
And don’t get me started about Rudd’s pledge not to engage in payback…
The electorate has had a gutful of the sheer idiocy of all this. They are fed up, and can’t wait till September 14. Tony Abbott today rightly called for an August 3 election, but that motion was defeated by one vote in the House. So now we may have to wait another 80 days to watch the Labor circus go from bad to worse.
The truth is, it really did not matter who won the ballot tonight. Both these despicable characters have mortally wounded their own party. They will be slaughtered in just under two and a half months, and they both can take full credit for this.
It will be a long time before Labor can recover from these last few years of chaos and disintegration. They should have learned their lessons at the last few state elections, especially the Queensland wipe-out. But political ideologues are notorious for blindness and self-deception.
Of course today we also heard from the two sham Independents, Oakeshott and Windsor who said they will not stand at the next election. Good riddance as well. Those two are directly responsible for this whole debacle, casting their votes with Labor even though their own electorates expected them to side with the conservatives.
We know two things for sure: September 14 cannot come soon enough, and at last we have seen the last of one of these dolts.
Then again, with Oakeshott and Windsor also leaving, we have had three out of four moving on in the same day. And we have the knife-wielder now getting one in her own back! Perhaps there is a silver lining to all this after all.
Of course we have one more day of Parliament left. So whither the Independents? Katter has said he will go with Rudd while Windsor said it may be Abbott. The others have been tight-lipped. So everything might change – again – tomorrow.
Alas, the circus is not yet over.