‘Twas a positive little headline on news.com. On the eve of the economic forum Julia Gillard has asked business and union leaders to loudly speak up for our economy (which the whole world knows is going gangbusters).
Would have been a well-rounded article if the whole story remained positive, such as a word from an attendee to the forum, or a business leader, or a union leader. But not Tony Abbott and Joe Hockey!
Here’s Abbott’s uncontrolled thought bubble that was so eagerly sought by news.com:
Opposition Leader Tony Abbott said it would be “a carefully-scripted choreographed event” which was not about adopting new policy ideas.
“She’s not interested in changing policy. She’s just interested in stifling criticism and, unlike this Prime Minister, I am prepared to change the policy of this nation,” said Mr Abbott.
Of FFS, has the idiot been asleep since the last election? Did he miss the 300 pieces of legislation that passed through the Houses of Parliament? Has he not publicly opposed everything put forward by Labor who are actually trying to do something?
Anyway, care to back that up, Mr Abbott, with a policy of your own? Do you actually know what a policy is? And how are you going to change the policy of this nation, as you say? Will you be making a call to your mates at the church to draft Workchoices II? Will you be phoning the captains of every ship in the navy asking them to turn the boats around? Will you scrap the NBN because Uncle Rupert wants you to? Will you lead the cavalry charge in another intervention while on the phone taking instructions from Little Johnnie? Will you front up to Nick Minchin’s office to ask whether climate change is real? Will you ask Gina or Clive if pensioners can manage with what they get?
I’m sure you’ll have a rush of thought bubbles once you get the keys to The Lodge. Someone from the big end of town will help you with a policy when your thought bubbles just won’t pop.
But aren’t news.com just wonderful? They run a headline about Julia Gillard calling for the message to get told about our good economy and then they introduce Tony Abbott and his sidekick Joe (Pancho) Hockey to throw some shit around.
Here’s Hockey’s pearl of wisdom:
“Labor uses their talkfests to make big new promises, break them months later and then introduce new taxes.”
Care to back that up with some facts, Joe? Or don’t news.com care to deal with facts? Is just the sound of your voice enough to make Uncle Rupert’s ticker tick a little faster?
For a bloke who can smell a microphone a mile away it’s a bit rich coming out with bullshit because some people want to be positive about our country. This is the bloke who lost the 2007 election for the Coalition because he couldn’t sell Workchoices. And in his current job he can’t even add up. What a legend. Why do they bother with him?
Honestly, those two clowns leave me speechless.