Liberal Party babbles inanely as four PMs fill the airwaves

The conservative side of politics has two problems right now. First, it has too many ex-leaders. Second, it also has a “master and apprentice” culture of respecting them. As a result it now has four PMs all going at it once!

Malcolm Turnbull won’t shut up:

Malcolm Turnbull has urged Scott Morrison to revive the “dead” national energy guarantee, warning that dropping the policy would lead to higher electricity prices and higher emissions.

The former prime minister has made another intervention in the federal political agenda, accusing the Prime Minister of “abandoning” a policy that had the “overwhelming” support of Coalition MPs.

He said there was no stronger supporter of the policy within his government than Mr Morrison and Deputy Liberal Leader Josh Frydenberg.

John Howard won’t shut up:

John Howard has publicly backed both Scott Morrison’s changes to Liberal Party leadership rules and his decision to save backbench MP Craig Kelly’s preselection.

Mr Howard, along with former prime minister Tony Abbott and former deputy Liberal leader Julie Bishop, were consulted by the Prime Minister about the changes.

Tony Abbott won’t shut up:

Tony Abbott has backed in Scott Morrison’s new Liberal Party leadership rules this morning.

“It’s a very sensible move by the Prime Minister and he’s got my full support,” he told reporters in Canberra.

Scummo won’t shut up. Oh, that’s right, he’s PM.

What a shame Malcolm Fraser is dead. He could lead too.

Comments

  1. Just a bunch of hypocrites. So much for their “free market ” propaganda. Give rich people everything they want and it will miraculously “trickle” down to ordinary workers. Reality? A lost decade of wage stagnation. While wages stagnant, housing costs go through the roof (especially Sydney and Melbourne) while in Perth average house price is $500K. Pity there are no jobs in Perth to support this. I can guarantee the Liberal Party, even if it is crushed in an electoral landslide, will not learn a damn thing and double down on its stupidity.

  2. Malcolm Fraser could lead, he kept Peacock’s leadership challenges at bay a few times. Fraser was intelligent, a very hard worker and had the air of command. He also was very intolerant of ministerial impropriety and had an excellent relationship with the Country Party. Having grown up in a rural area in the Depression, he had a healthy mistrust of banks, something missing in the modern Liberal Party

  3. You forgot about KRudd advising the world about China as if he is some sort of expert. (LOL).
    Julia is also on the feminist circuit, and I assume also moving forward.

  4. whar’s abbott’s play here.
    If the LNP lose, a) does Cook fall to Labor, and if not b) Tony goes for Leader (what about Dutton assuming he does not lose Dicksonia) and if he does not lose Cook is it a Tony/Scomo play off for 8 Years An Opposition Leader?

    That’s assuming of course Warringah stays with TA.

    As Bruce would say, DEEELICIOUS!

    • Abbott is probably their best bet as opposition leader. No one can bring down a Prime Minister like him (it’s four and counting now).

      That said, hopefully my fellow Warringah voters will do the right thing.

      • ErmingtonPlumbingMEMBER

        “That said, hopefully my fellow Warringah voters will do the right thing.”

        Ha Ha Ha ,…they are not Labor voters down there!
        If Abbott is the candidate he’ll win.
        Will Abbott be able to convince the Australian people that No means Yes,….again?

      • Five.
        Abbott brought down:
        – Rudd 1
        – Gillard
        – Rudd 2
        – Himself
        – Turnbull

        Man’s a genius.

    • I think you are overly optimistic about labors ability to avoid a similar implosion in the next four years. Given the economy will almost certainly be going down the toilet, the libs will be favourites again in 4 years.

  5. bolstroodMEMBER

    Amazing !
    With only a few days of parliamentary sitting days until the election the Libs only want to talk about themselves.
    While all this internal party warfare goes on, you have to ask “Who is running the good governance of the country ?”
    The answer seems to be that the country is running along without the participation of the elected representatives, which raises another question; “If all the above is true , do we really need the politicians ?”
    My answer is NO, and we could balance the budget on what we save on politicians.

    • I think a couple of them intelligent outspoken 14 year-olds on TV the other day trying to save the planet, I think they’d manage to balance our budget if given the opportunity. Might also restore a bit of integrity into federal parliament too.

    • I think a couple of them intelligent outspoken 14 year-olds on TV the other day trying to save the planet, I think they’d manage to balance our budget if given the opportunity. Might also restore a bit of integrity into federal parliament too.

    • It’s good they are so focused on themselves, otherwise they would probably be drafting legislation to bail out the housing bubble participants by now. Let them remain distracted until it’s far too late! it already is I hope..

      • Exactly Gav.

        I also think most of the Cabinet should be thinking “why should we try to save this housing market, we’re getting smashed at the election no matter what, and then Shorten will get all / any credit. Better to do nothing, and Shorten will get all the blame.”

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