Posts Tagged ‘Malcolm Turnbull’

Why Turnbull MUST Be Deposed

November 24, 2009

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.

Mirror, Mirror On the Wall, Who is The Most Unpopular Political Leader Of Them All?

September 5, 2009

Possum, who is kind enough to allow us to reproduce his graphs, has come up with an interesting question: who is the most unpopular political leader (of a major party) in Australia.

Using Newspoll satisfaction polls, he has come up with the following graph of the three leaders with net negative satisfaction ratings (Nathan Rees, Malcolm Turnbull, and Ted Bailleu):


You can read the whole thing here.

Of course, some would say that this is quite unfair, as we don’t actually have a Federal Opposition Leader, on account of Malcolm Turnbull, well, never actually opposing anything. Some would say that. I couldn’t possibly comment…

On Turnbull & The ALP

August 22, 2009

“The Sunday Mail has confirmed Mr Turnbull approached at least six senior ALP figures, including former prime minister Bob Hawke, actively seeking their endorsement to join the ALP at the time of the republic referendum.”

What I find puzzling is that such news would come as a suprise to anyone. After all, back in 2003 Labor senator Nick Bolkus publicly revealed that that in the late ’90s Turnbull had “chewed the fat with him about gaining preselection for the Labor Party“, and his ideological views were well known upon his ascension to the leadership. As I wrote at the time, Turnbull’s positions always been anathema to the nation’s conservatives, and there really should be no surprises here.

As much as this information might delight those who claimed all along he was a Manchurian Candidate, this is utter rot. We knew what we were doing when we elected him leader, and, for better or for worse, we are now stuck with this decision. There is no viable alternative, so we’ll just have to soldier on.

Best line of the day though goes to Labor Minister Martin Ferguson, who said that “the Federal Government isn’t trying to “finish off” Opposition Leader Malcolm Turnbull by revealing he actively pursued a career in Labor…Mr Turnbull is doing a good job of destroying his career on his own!” Heh.

Guest Post: An Open Letter to Malcolm Turnbull

August 6, 2009

Tim Humphries, blogger and member of the QLD Liberal National Party has requested to put a guest post up on my blog – an open letter he wrote to Malcolm Turnbull. Please find it below, completely unedited and unchanged from what was sent into me. I must stress that I personally make no comment on, or endorsement of, the below post and put it up simply for the purposes of facilitating discussion.

I will however note one thing. One of the fundamental principles underpinning the free market is that of knowledge dispersal. No one individual – or even group of individuals – ever has anything near perfect knowledge. This is why Soviet Command and Control economies failed. In the free market, the diffuse knowledge of millions of people, through price signals, is harassed. In much the same way that this dispersal of knowledge works in the market, so, I think, it can work in organisations.

With that in mind, here is Tim Humphries letter: (more…)

A Simple Yet Important Question For My Liberal Readers On Our Leadership

August 4, 2009

I just have a very simple question for my readers.

Who of you actually thinks Malcolm Turnbull is doing a good job as leader, and why?

I’m not asking if you think he should be leader or not. That is a totally different question. He could, after all, simply be the lesser of the evils and deserve to stay in the job by virtue of that fact. I’m interested in what you think of him.

So. Simple question. Do you think he’s doing a good job? Politically? Ideologically? Does he represent you? Is he a smart tactician? What do you think?

I know from the stats I get at at a bare minimum a couple of hundred hits to this site a day, and I assume at least half are Liberal Party members, and I know they come from a fairly wide distribution of all the ideological sides of the party. So if this thread isn’t filled up with people stating their support for Malcolm, there is obviously a problem.

So. It’s very simple. If you support Malcolm, just make a note in the comments. If you do not, stay silent. (And yes, with the volume of hits I get, silence is considered an opinion. So if you read this, and don’t comment, I will count it as indicating lack of support).

So have your say. Easy 🙂

Mystic Trev Sees All…

April 20, 2009

Tim Blair this week hands over his column to the all-seeing Mystic Trev, who answers readers questions. Among those to whom wisdom is dispensed is a certain Malcolm T:

Dear Mystic Trev,

I don’t get it. I’ve done everything possible to make myself popular, from forcing the nation to have a massively expensive debate about republicanism which it didn’t want to being a fence-sitting wimp instead of opposing the Government’s insane climate change policies, yet still the public doesn’t like me. What is their problem?
– Malcolm T, on public transport

Dear Malcolm,
Look up “conservative”. Or just observe the behaviour of people currently in government and do something different.

To be honest I think this is a tad unfair – Malcolm has recently been trying very, very hard to adopt some conservative positions, and he should be commended for this. Still funny though.

(My previous comments on Malcolm can be read here)