Why Turnbull MUST Be Deposed

Today is a day that will live in infamy.

It is a day when the Leader of the Liberal Party, Malcolm Bligh Turnbull, officially abandoned any vestiges of belief in individual freedom, small government, and free markets, and replaced them with the dogma of the polls. A “leader” who has spat upon party processes, and the wishes of his parliamentary team, and unilaterally declared himself God.

It is a day when our “Glorious Leader” has revealed himself to be little more than a delusional and mentally unstable individual, desperate to ram his own distorted worldview down the throat of an unwilling party. One who has placed his petty personal ego above the good of the country. One whose paranoid rantings, and deranged obsessions – if unchecked – will be the death of us all.

On this day – the day where the entire edifice supporting the lie behind AGW has come crashing down, the so-called “science” exposed as little more than manipulation and deceit – he has betrayed all. The Liberal Party has made many bad choices in the past, but nothing rivals this on the scale of the pure evil that has been unleashed.

This CPRS is – without a shred of doubt – the worst policy implemented by an Australian government since the Whitlam era (or, as some commentators have stated, since Federation). The misdeeds of Hawke/Keating pale in comparison. It is a program whose vile tentacles shall reach into every household, every workplace. Tentacles shall suffocate business, destroying jobs, and slowing the economy. Which will raise costs for struggling families by over $1100 a year. Which will do nothing for the environment. And which we shall not be able to rid ourselves of.

I must stress this last point – once implemented, so deeply engrained will the ETS be, that it will be nigh on impossible to get rid of.

So. What actually happened?

As you are aware, the Partyroom met to decide whether to accept the Rudd-Turnbull “compromise”, deciding whether we should sell out the country to save Turnbull’s precious ego. By the time the meeting adjourned for Question time, it was clear things were not going well for the Cap & Traitors. Andrew Robb’s passionate speech against the ETS (and, if I may gloat briefly, it was my tweet that broke this news before any other source did), received with unprecedented cheering, swung the tide. During question time, Mr. Turncoat’s support evaporated. When the meeting reconvened, it became clear without any doubt that Mr. Turncoat did not have the votes in the partyroom. A clear majority of the partyroom stood up for Australia. By  41 speakers to 32, the mood of the party was clearly, clearly against any grubby ‘compromise’.

So what did Mr. Turncoat do.  Did he graciously accept the will of the partyroom? Did he act like a true leader? Or did he channel his inner toddler and engage in the mother of all dummy spits?

Anyone who knows the deeply flawed character of this man, or has had any experience with his erratic behaviour, his temper tantrums, and his crazy schemes, knows the answer: he engaged in the mother of all dummy spits. When the Senators were forced to briefly leave the meeting to attend a vote in the Chamber, he unilaterally declared victory, and “stormed out”. He actually declared the results of a vote – without holding a vote. And did this when the Senators were not there.

This is mindboggling.  It is the behavior you would expect from a paranoid dictator, or a banana republic strong man, not that of a leader of a major party in Australia. To declare you had won a vote without actually holding the vote, when it is clear you do not have the numbers, is just beyond words, and demonstrates just how removed from reality the delusions of Mr. Turncoat are. It is an offence that strikes at the very core of parliamentary democracy. So bad, so unprecedented, so surreal, is this, that I half expect Ashton Kutcher will appear any moment, announcing we were all punk’d! The whole situation would be almost funny if it were not true, and if the future of our country did not hang in the balance.

As a result of this treachery, from this day on, The Dishonourable Malcolm Bligh Turnbull MP will wear his leadership as a crown of thorns. Despised by all in the partyroom, irrespective of their position on the ETS, he is a dead man walking. It is only a matter of time before he is deposed. None of the factions support him (perhaps the only thing they are all in agreement on), and he has remained in the job to date solely because no-one else wanted the job. Despite the lack of credible other candidates, however, after today, one thing is clear:

Malcolm Turnbull must go. And he must go now.

It did not have to be this way. Mr. Turncoat did not have to make this a leadership issue. He did not have to stake all on forcing the party to sell out. Simply calling for a delay of a few weeks until after Copenhagen, so we would have known what the rest of the world does, and denied Prime Minister Rudd a grandstanding exercise, would not have hurt in the polls. If anything it would have benefited. This was the compromise Senator Minchin tried to offer him last night, which, with his usual hubris, the Great Man opposed. Indeed, even if worst came to worst, a revenue-neutral carbon tax, coupled with tax cuts and the like, could have been proposed, a solution that would have appeased the Green lobby a lot more (it would have actually done something, unlike Rudd’s CPRS), and not wreaked this economic devastation. But no. He was determined to enter the gutter, and drag the whole party along with him.

There is no longer any room for doubt. He is the greatest traitor the Liberal Party has seen, a Manchurian candidate who seems hell-bent to destroy the party, and all that we have worked for, from the inside. To anyone who cherishes the Liberal Party, and what it stands for, there is only one course of action. Malcolm Turnbull must go. He is a cancer, which, if not excised, will destroy the Liberal Party. This is no longer simply a battle for the soul of the Liberal Party, it is a battle for its very survival. Mr. Turnbull is so dedicated to recreate the experience of Sampson, to destroy himself, and destroy the Liberal Party in the process, that there is no other option for us. He must be destroyed.

Already, the devastating effects of this are starting to be felt. Just look at the current by-elections. Despite the very strong campaign run by William Street (a tribute to our State Director, who leads the strongest campaign team we have in a decade), people are simply not turning up to support the party in Bradfield. I hear of similar problems in Higgins, where, with even a very strong candidate in Kelly O’Dwyer, our rank and file supporters are simply refusing to show up. Why support a party if it stands for nothing, after all. And this is but the thin edge of the wedge. Unless stopped, Mr. Turnbull will ensure that there will be no rank and file left. He will take down the party with him. Whether the  spill motion tomorrow is successful or not (and with such short notice I doubt Andrews, Abbott or any other potential candidate would have the numbers), this must happen soon.

The time for compromise is over. Turnbull must be removed from office. Let the message be crystal clear: those who work for, support, or do anything to bolster Malcolm Turnbull are collaborators on par with the Vichy. If they have not resigned by now, then they deserve no quarter. And the time of reckoning is upon us. I single out for particular attention some of the self-proclaimed conservatives for whom I have the most contempt. We all know who they are. Those who loudly proclaimed their conservative beliefs, who were elected to stand on a conservative platform, and who, when push came to shove, betrayed us. It is this betrayal that is the cruelest cut of all. If they do not do the right thing, then their time shall come.

Like with any story, along with the villains, are the heroes: those who stood up for truth and righteousness. And when the day of reckoning arrives, they shall be richly rewarded.

In particular, I wish to note the contribution of Dr. Denis Jensen, and Senator Cory Bernardi. Long before opposing the ETS was popular, they stood up for principle, at great personal cost. Dr. Jensen, at great risk to his own career, has steadfastly spoken out in favour of true science from the outset. Similarly, Senator Bernardi, one of the most promising and inspiring young members we have, has consistently put truth and principle above naked ambition, again, at great cost to his own parliamentary career. These people are true heroes, to whom I bow down without reservation.

Similarly, the other members of the Coalition who have stood up against the ETS, despite the inordinate pressure put upon them: I do not know the names of all 40, but can clearly say they deserve an honoured place in Liberal Party History.

To those who supported Malcolm Turncoat, however, let this message ring loud and clear. Your days are numbered. We will remember this come pre-selection time. Freedom will ultimately prevail, and you will be consigned to the dustbin of history.

MAKE NO MISTAKE: If you voted in favour of this monstrosity, then you have no place in the Liberal Party. And if you do not do the honourable thing, and march straight down to Sussex Street (or your state’s equivalent) and join the Labor Party, then any true liberal WILL dedicate the remainder of their lives to ensuring you shall hold no other position of office within the Liberal Party, shall be thrown out at pre-selection, and shall be consigned to the dustbin of history. At the end of it, you will be reduced to a shallow husk of a person, occasionally turning up on the ABC and in the Fairfax press, whining and mewling on how unfairly you were treated, but ultimately, a nobody.

This is how it will be. There is no question.

This is the greatest litmus test of all time. You either stand for freedom, or you stand against it. You either vote for principle, or sell us all out. There is no grey. There is no compromise. It is simple, black & white. So if you are an MP: whatever you choose, we will not forget. We will remember your actions, and you shall be held to account. All decisions have consequences, and you shall be forced to pay for yours.

If you are a member of the party, or even purely a supporter, there is only one course any true believer in freedom can take: involve yourself in the Liberal Party as much as possible, to ensure these traitors will never be re-elected to their seats. Do everything in your power to transform our party, so it returns to the great creature it once used to be. Dedicate today and tomorrow to emailing all MP’s & Senators urging them to depose Mr. Turncoat. There might not be a great replacement waiting in the wings, but anything is better than Turncoat as leader. He must go. There is no other choice.

Cap & Traitors: your days are numbered.
Malcolm Turnbull: your political career is over.

Righteousness shall prevail.

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22 Responses to “Why Turnbull MUST Be Deposed”

  1. RobertC Says:

    Tim, I was enjoying that diatribe but the final third is troubling. And you still deny the science of climate change.

  2. Tim Humphries Says:

    Here Here!

  3. Fleeced Says:

    Robert, what’s disturbing is all this talk of “denying the science” against those who disagree.

    Also, the assumption that those who disgree with AGW are unscientific has no basis in reality. Do a survey at any green movement rally, and see what percentage of these people are anti-nuclear and anti-GM, or support “alternative” medicine over the conventional (scientific) kind. How many anti-vaxxers would you expect to find in the crowd?

    None of this reduces the validity of AGW of course, but it does put paid to the notion that people follow this cause because they are more scientifically rational… indeed, there seems to be a general fear of technology in the green movement (and to be clear, I’m not talking about the scientists here, as much as the supporters).

    In short, my global warming skepticism – though it may be a minority view amongst scientists – is still scientifically based… most of the green movements support of the “consensus” view is not scientifically based at all – it just happens to conform to their world-view.

  4. John Humphreys Says:

    If only Turnbull had decided to dig in and fight on tax cuts, instead of AGW, the political debate would be quite different.

  5. Jeremy The Baptist Says:

    What ‘science’ would that be Robert?

  6. Ben Says:

    Hear, hear, well said. Turnbull quite clearly does not have the Liberal Party and conservatism at heart.

    This is just another example of him folding to accommodate the Labor Party’s agenda, except this time it will have far more devastating consequences.

  7. mike Says:

    Agree entirely, Turnbull is a Trojan horse that was backed into the liberal party. At the end of the day Turnbull does not have an idealogy or believe in anything, all he cares about is his own power and getting his own way. Labour, Liberal, makes no difference to him, the party is just a vehicle for his own meglomania visions.

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  9. Ian Says:

    I agree with your assessment of the Australian Liberal Party’s prospects. If ETS is passed I will vote informal in 2010 rather than support any pro-ETS party. More importantly, I will support any democratic justice program/party committed to sending those responsible for the ETS to gaol. Their crime will, in the end, be worse than Madoff’s. On the science, there is hope that Lord Lawson’s Global Warming Policy Foundation will replace the UNIPCC and CRU as gatekeepers and lead a weeding out of fraudulent work. As a non-scientist I am astonished at how little consensus there is. It is damning that, in spite of huge expenditures of public money, basic measurements are contentious and that there is no agreement, for example, on the atmospheric residence time of Carbon (surely a key component of the “science”).

  10. B. P. M. Says:

    Hear, hear Tim!

    Malcolm is nothing but a big government populist, and he must go. I’ve said this for a long time…

  11. Lester Says:

    Everyone seems OK with Rudd wanting a CPRS, but it’s not OK for Turnbull to agree. He stood up and put his job on the line yesterday, and still won the vote. So what on earth do you expect him to do? At least he has ammended the legislation. If he was against it there would be a DD and Rudd of course would win and the ETS would go through unammended anyway. If your so against the ETS then you should be blaming Rudd. So please explain what you think Turnbull should have done.

  12. Michael Says:

    “abandoned any vestiges of belief in individual freedom, small government, and free markets,”

    WTF are you talking about? Jonny rotten grew the government and interfered more with free markets than any recent leader (hello, first home buyer grant anybody?).

    Small government is a target of the US right, it has no place in Australian politics anyway.

  13. Echo Says:

    I agree he must go
    Seems Smokin Joe is asking facebook to tell him what to think!!??

    What a pity Cory Bernardi cant stand I reckon he’d grow well and fast in the job, speaks well and is far better looking and photogenic than the Emperorwhohasnoclothes.

    What about the elephant in the room, Tim?
    The BLOODY AWFUL TRAITOROUS DRAFT AGREEMENT FOR COPENHAGEN that could see his nibs sign away our sovereignty as a nation???????

  14. Tim Andrews Says:

    @echo – Yes I agree, but i doubt it will be passed, so…

  15. Val Says:

    I am literally amazed at this incredible diatribe. What balance is shown in this redneck abuse. Abuse never proves a point. Let’s have a little balance on this issue. The Global warming evidence is overwhelming and
    solutions need to be put in place. Have you looked at the position that the USA and China have adopted in the last few days? It makes our pathetic efforts look insignificant. The ETS as modified is now softer than
    the position that John Howard took to the last election. This is not a political issue. It is a life and death issue for your children and mine.
    Wake up Australia, and lets have reasoned arguments, not unmitigated drivel.

  16. Tim Andrews Says:

    I know the US position quite well, I do live in the US after all. And that position? DO NOTHING.

    The US Senate has refused to even begin to consider cap & trade till mid next year.

    So yeah… #commentfail

  17. B. P. M. Says:

    Michael… small government ideals have no place in Australian politics? I hate to be rude, but you’re an idiot if you think socialism and the nanny/welfare state is preferable.

  18. NM Says:

    Oh dear. Another mad denialist determined to cheer the Liberal Party into an early grave.

    You get rid of Turnbull and replace him with who? Abbott? Hah! Yes please. You’ll be able to hold party meetings in a phone box.

    And what’s with the denialism? I can understand it from simple folk who start when a cow farts, but how can anyone with some intelligence, however modest, seriously subscribe to the alternative – that it’s a plot by Ferrari driving climatologists to install a communist world government… yeah… And Santa Claus is real and living on a melting ice-floe.

    I used to think that it would be another two elections before the Libs would be competitive, but you put Abbott in charge and it’ll be three at least. That is if there is a Liberal Party after the next election…

    Anyway, I’ll leave you to your mad ranting…

  19. Andrew Bates Says:

    We have a centre-right weasel in power back home in New Zealand. We have one as mayor here in London. We are about to elect one in here in the UK. When pragmatist weasels are on the march into the “hopeless swamps”* of the middle ground it’s inspiring to see people standing against them on principle. Let’s hope they carry it through and make the Liberals’ re-election platform one which is based on rolling back the regulation and taxation of the Nanny State. Differentiation, not approximation, is the way Labo[u]r must be beaten.

    *An extract from long quote and taken from a situation with grander stakes but with the same theme.

    “In the name of the best within you, do not sacrifice this world to those who are its worst. In the name of the values that keep you alive, do not let your vision of man be distorted by the ugly, the cowardly, the mindless in those who have never achieved his title. Do not lose your knowledge that man’s proper estate is an upright posture, an intransigent mind, and a step that travels unlimited roads. Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark, in the hopeless swamps of the approximate, the not-quite, the not-yet, the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish, in lonely frustration for the life you deserved, but have never been able to reach. Check your road and the nature of your battle. The world you desired can be won, it exists, it is real, it is possible, it’s yours.
    “But to win it requires your total dedication and a total break with the world of your past, with the doctrine that man is a sacrificial animal who exists for the pleasure of others. Fight for the value of your person. Fight for the virtue of your pride. Fight for the essence of that which is man: for his sovereign rational mind. Fight with the radiant certainty and the absolute rectitude of knowing that yours is the Morality of Life and that yours is the battle for any achievement, any value, any grandeur, any goodness, any joy that has ever existed on this Earth.”

    – Galt’s speech, Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand, Signet/Penguin Books 1992, pg 979.

  20. meika Says:

    mmmh, seem to have stepped into the wrong echo chamber, sorry, and bye bye

  21. thefutureisvegan Says:

    You seem to have drunk to much of the Rush Limbaugh Kool-Aid my friend. This is a ridiculous rant from someone who clearly lives too far from Australia to sense the pulse of the nation.

    Unlike you, the vast majority of Australians don’t consider that they know more than all the world’s top climate scientists put together. The mood here is that we want action. I agree that Rudd’s action is not that great but it beats the hell out of Howard’s do nothing approach.

    When deniers put up just one scrap of personally researched data and evidence to support it then they will have an argument worthy of even looking at. Sticking your fingers in your ears and saying “no, no, no” is not science and it’s not an argument. Furthermore, not one single claim of the deniers has survived scientific scrutiny.

    I personally hope that the Libs vote Abbott to the leadership position on Tuesday, so the Libs can go off to the political oblivion that they so richly deserve to spend a few decades in.

  22. Pete Says:

    My lord.

    I’ve not seen someone so blinded by their commitment to a failed ideology since the British Communists in the fifties tried to validate Stalin and his genocide.

    It is this insanity that allows someone like Abbott to become the leader of a political party. Anti-abortion, pro-monarchy, at-fault divorce openly conservative catholic – and yet you, dear ‘liberal’ claim to support freedom. How can you even consider supporting the Liberal party now?

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