Pansy Albo dead on arrival

Pansy Albo has no idea what he is doing. Via the New Daily:

Anthony Albanese has been urged to “regain the faith” with tradies and workers earning six-figure salaries by backing tax cuts as fears grow the Prime Minister Scott Morrison will “name and shame” MPs if they block tax relief.

The New Daily has confirmed Labor frontbenchers also fear the party is “politically dead” if it blocks tax relief and the wrong decision could haunt Mr Albanese’s leadership.

There are fears that Mr Morrison will call a division in the House of Representatives and the Senate to “name and shame” Labor MPs who vote against the tax cuts as Labor did to him on the banking royal commission.

During the discussions in ALP caucus, a number of MPs including Western Sydney’s Mike Freelander and Wollongong MP Sharon Bird warned that voters would turn on Labor if it blocked the cuts.

If Labor repeals previously legislated tax cuts in 2024 to abolish the 37 cent tax rate, it will be proposing an income tax hike to any worker earning over $120,000.

Why are these idiots hashing this out in public? Effective opposition is not about debates and inclusion and being Mr Nice Guy, all characteristics of Albo’s pansies.

Effective opposition is Tony Abbott. Ruthless crushing of opponents. Simple messages. Blockading government policy whenever and wherever possible. This has never been more true than it is in today’s febrile and angry polity. You need to throw shit and it will stick.

Labor should block the tax cuts. It should do so while beating its chest over how bloody unfair they are. It should pile in behind Centre Alliance and the gas push. It should boil down Australia’s falling living standards to a few potent sound bites and just throw them like punches over and over – house prices, wages, crush loading – all blamed on ScoMo and his corporate dogs.

As a litmus test of Albo’s leadership, the tax cuts flip-flopping is a disaster. He is an inner-city pansy progressive with no guts, grunt or cut-through whatsoever.

Get rid of him and put a class warrior ready to slash immigration in his place to recapture the Quexiteers plus Western Sydney and Melbourne.

Does Labor even have any?

Comments

  1. DominicMEMBER

    Hey, youse can’t use the word ‘pansy’!

    Hasn’t it been outlawed recently? The Pansy Discrimination Act, 2017.

    No, really ..

    • Salty Millenial

      I think a better strategy is for Chalmers to act as the attack dog and have Albo as the visionary who is setting the panorama for the future of Australia.

      The fundamental problem with the left in Aus is looking a lot like the democrats in the US and labour in the UK. They are constantly beholden to corporate/wealthy overlords. This has eroded their original core value of fighting for the middle and working class because this conflicts with the overlords demands. So they run to safer ground, Identity politics.

      This emboldens the right, because they ARE the overlords, so their original core value of turning the west back towards feudalism only gets stronger.

      I don’t know the solution, but there needs to be some kind of alt left that actually connects with the people.

  2. “Get rid of him and put a class warrior ready to slash immigration in his place to recapture the Quexiteers plus Western Sydney and Melbourne. Does Labor even have any?”

    John Setka is a bit of a class warrior and seems to be universally loved, but they want to get rid of him. Morons.
    I can just picture him standing up there with his Pentridge Prision t-shirt fighting for the real workers under the eureka flag

      • ErmingtonPlumbingMEMBER

        I’d bet a majority of the Rank and File would vote for a lower intake.

      • Stewie GriffinMEMBER

        There you go Ermo – if you can get the CFMEU to have a Rank and File members vote on the issue, I’ll join the Labor party.

      • Mining BoganMEMBER

        When I was CFMEU we used to get called racialists because the WA lot mentioned the connection with flooding the country with coolies and the effect on wages. You know, back in Gina’s two dollar a day slave push.

        There were some right proper recialists in the rank and file though so I’m not quite sure how I feel.

  3. ErmingtonPlumbingMEMBER

    Wow!
    “Labor should block the tax cuts. It should do so while beating its chest over how bloody unfair they are. It should pile in behind Centre Alliance and the gas push. It should boil down Australia’s falling living standards to a few potent sound bites and just throw them like punches over and over – house prices, wages, crush loading – all blamed on ScoMo and his corporate dogs.”

    “Get rid of him and put a class warrior ready to slash immigration in his place to recapture the Quexiteers plus Western Sydney and Melbourne.

    Does Labor even have any?”

    We do Now!

    And his name is,

    David Llewellyn-Smith!
    David Llewellyn-Smith!
    David Llewellyn-Smith!
    David Llewellyn-Smith!

    This ALP member will vote for you Brother!

    Does anyone second the motion?

    Probably should leave this here for ya Dave,
    https://www.alp.org.au/about/join-labor/

  4. Every time I hear Albo’s nasal whining on the box, I feel a tremendous urge to throw something at the screen. If Albo is the answer then the question was stupid.

    The current Labor crowd…Albo, Wong, Plibersek, Leigh….they’re all a bunch of virtue signalling SJW loosers. Every single one of the them. The blokes have consumed too much soy in their lattes and the chicks are….FMD I don’t know what the chicks are.

    The ALP is now utterly irrelevant to life in Modern Australia. Nobody cares about them any more, and nobody pays any attention to their pointless and vacuous hooting. They should just shut up shop, and vacate the turf for people who care and are capable of doing something.

    • The fact that Labor lost to the Liberals, perhaps the worst Government we’ve had in the last 20-30 years says it al.. I honestly think Shorten was ok, but the SJW left pushed some really dumb ideas. Like the parental visa fiasco and not tackling immigration or over development etc..

    • HadronCollision

      I have a problem with the conflation of soy consumption with these other ills
      Long black > Soy > cows milk
      thanks otherwise

    • Isn’t is amazing that the ALP selection system cannot even by mistake chose a candidate who has any charisma, charm, leadership skills or grit.

      I dream for a Tom Uren or a John Curtain to ride to the rescue

    • Never thought much of him either way and now he’s Dear Leader it’s like how the **** did he get up? Mind boggling to say the least.

  5. One of the best spot on pieces I’ve read at MB for a while.

    Have you contacted Albanese for a chat? It couldn’t hurt.

    • BubbleyMEMBER

      Albo is making exactly the same mistake Shorten did. He’s trying to be the nice guy.
      Shorten had his terrible zingers when he first got in, attempts to be funny that failed miserably. Albo is trying too hard to be liked and is coming across as weak.

      Six weeks into Julia Gillard’s prime ministership, the papers headlines were reading “Will the real Julia please stand up?” She went from being an articulate intelligent leader to talking to public like they were preschoolers. Her speech writers and spin doctors should have been immediately fired because they ruined her communication skills by dumbing down the way she spoke to the public. It was patronising and annoying.

      Albo is now having the same problem. This method didn’t work for Gillard or Shorten and its not working for Albo.

      “Will the real Albo please stand up”. The one with the fire in his belly.

  6. ALP are spineless and stupid. they dance around around uttering mealymouthed gibberish trying to avoid being wedged on issues, and thusly end up lieberal lite.
    that SFB opposition leader should name and shame the quisling cowards within the party, that are urging the ALP to acquiesce

      • Stewie GriffinMEMBER

        They’re just like the progressives they represent – only big men in front of the camera.

      • drsmithyMEMBER

        and to be crystal clear,this ALP is being smashed around by a government with a majority of one seat. that is cowardice.

        It’s not the Government they’re worried about.

    • ErmingtonPlumbingMEMBER

      How Dare you Sir!

      Probably a fair call on a lot of the leadership though,

      Long Sigh.
      😥

      • EP if I joined Labor, what chance would I have of actually talking sense to these idiots?

    • HadronCollision

      How though, how?
      All those non Labor primary votes don’t like Bill.
      Goodness me what a mess.

  7. proofreadersMEMBER

    The 1,000 year reign of ScoMo and the LNP has begun. At the 2022 election, the LNP Senate will likely gain outright control of the Senate. We know how that worked under Howard. Vale Straya.

  8. bzunicaMEMBER

    I think we need to cool our jets just a little. He has barely got into the job and the ALP are reeling from losing the an election that all and sundry thought they would win. They need to get coherent quickly, but I wouldn’t write him off a month after taking the leadership, let’s give him sometime. The same is happening with the libs – they didn’t expect to be in government now and they are wedded to a budget surplus while the economy is crying out for stimulus and perhaps staying in deficit longer. Equally they don’t know what to do either.

    • yeah, nah.
      It’s not like he became leader yesterday and he was part of the previous opposition. He’s had 45 days to get coherent or at least part of the way there. If he was in the corporate world he’d be half way through his probation.

      ” … the ALP are reeling from losing the an election that all and sundry thought they would win. ”
      If by reeling you mean standing around and trying to figure out why the plebs didn’t see the new utopia staring us in the face, then I’d agree with you. But they don’t see it and that is why they will be in oppostion for the next two terms as a screaming, more virtuous and irrelevent opposition.

    • I think JSR is right.

      The ALP seem to think that they lost because they didn’t signal their virtue loudly enough, and the answer is to double down and become more like the Greens and then signal more loudly.

      This is, of course, utterly wrong and as long as they think those things nobody will pay any attention to them.

      • this here☝☝☝..the alp election agenda missed taking government by two seats.
        so how very wrong was that agenda? just add some adult discourse about immigration and we’ll have a change of government.
        but no. now we will watch these stupid disconnected onanists throw everything out with the bathwater…

      • HadronCollision

        it is udderly wrong, you are right, not wong
        too many man booby cows milk coffees.

        yakety yak

      • drsmithyMEMBER

        The ALP seem to think that they lost because they didn’t signal their virtue loudly enough, and the answer is to double down and become more like the Greens and then signal more loudly.

        Er, no. That is literally the exact opposite of what Labor are doing.

    • They’re all over the shop. “Oh shit, we’ll pass your tax bill if you drop the the big cut and bring the others forward and if you say “NO”, well, we’ll think about passing it completely!” How great is that?

      Albanese doesn’t know how to be the boss, can you imagine Hawke, Keating or Abbott behaving like this? F___K, even Morrison is doing better.

  9. The biggest issue is how the ALP is funded. Billionaires give money to the political parties and the political parties do what the billionaires want (mass immigration, tax cuts for the rich, turning a blind eye to wage theft).

  10. Albanese is absolutely pathetic, he looks like Bambie in the headlights and he can’t make up his mind which way to turn. I always liked Gillard but was disappointed, more so because she seems to lose her confidence when she got the job. Albanese is a hell of a lot worse, he looks and sounds out of his depth and like he’s thinking to himself “somebody help me, please, I don’t know what to do?”

  11. The proposed harmonisation of the tax brackets is fair and reasonable for workers, and it was endorsed at the election.

      • Which is entirely fair. A flat tax rates means the more you earn the more you pay, but you aren’t hammering people for working 2 jobs, working overtime, upskilling etc. A situation where the government takes most of what you earn from your labour and gives it to someone who didn’t earn it is immoral and bad for society.

    • Sorry, Andrew but your reply is clap trap. Working two jobs doesn’t get you taxed more, it’s what you earn that determines your tax and you’re wrong to say “….A flat tax rates means the more you earn the more you pay, ….” It’s called Flat for a reason and to claim working overtime causes you to pay more tax is also rubbish.

      I suggest you read this from Greg Jericho on your claims: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/jun/30/so-where-were-all-these-morrison-mantras-during-the-election-campaign

    • You’re being simplistic, yes if I work 2 hrs Vs 1 I pay more tax, but I’m sure you know that is not what is meant.

      And Ginger is right, there is no mandate and winning an election is not a mandate. Do you recall Morrison’s comment when asked if he would pass Labor’s tax plans and he said “No, they have no mandate.” If they lost they would have fought tooth and nail to derail Labor’s tax agenda. Their win isn’t what they portray it as.

    • No. LNP got the mandate to form government, that is all. As for policy, government’s govern, for better or worse, according to their ability to pass legislation. There are plenty of examples where the government has not taken anything into an election, recently and notably Abbott in 2013, and subsequently formed government; the ensuing legislation was entirely unknown let alone understood at the time of the election.

      As for policy mandate, there is no such thing because, logically, it is unknown exactly what policy, if any, are responsible for the first preference votes cast for that party. And so on. More fundamentally, policy mandates can only exist in theory because it is impossible for every voter, or even a majority, to be sufficiently informed of the detail and consequence of the legislation (that may not even exist). That the LNP refused to release the distribution effects of the tax package makes the impossible risible.

  12. labor passing tax cuts would just reveal that they are as friendly to big businesses as LNP

    Voters in Australia have no choice, despite millions voting to other parties they got not represented

    • What do personal tax cuts have to do with being friendly to big business?
      As for the slogan chanting, the ALP have nothing to chant about. They want big Australia and the slogan “pay more taxes” isn’t a winning one.

  13. mild colonialMEMBER

    i literally don’t know how Labor can be so hopeless. they’re cringeworthy.
    Comments a friend made on Albo, though: he’s a thug. And the Labor Party Left is more right wing that the ALP Right. the Right will negotiate, the Left won’t. and aren’t Left. very odd, i welcome others’ observations.