John Howard mutinies from Morrison’s cult of sectarian sleaze

It’s about time the old goat stood up. His loyalty to the Liberal Party has often overridden the obvious national interest. As such, it is a measure of how far Morrison’s regime of secular sleaze has slipped from the mainstream that Howard is endorsing competing candidates:

A rare, glowing endorsement written by Mr Howard for St Vincent’s Hospital cardiologist ­Michael Feneley labels him an “outstanding person” and an “ideal candidate”.

…“The Liberal Party is in need of candidates who have achieved ­esteem and success in the real world. Professor Feneley certainly falls into this category”.

The endorsement comes ­despite the Prime Minister’s backing for businesswomen and Pentecostal preacher Jemima Gleeson.

…However, a nine-month delay to the party’s nomination committee – required to vet candidates, and blamed on Immigration Minister Alex Hawke – has left preselection nominees, including former Australian cricketer Nathan Bracken, in limbo.

Senator Fierravanti-Wells issued a clarion call, saying the failure to swiftly undertake proper preselection processes will threaten Mr Morrison’s ability to contest key seats in the looming election.

Recall the delays are a part of the Liberal Party civil war over secular sleaze:

At the heart of it is Scott Morrison’s New South Wales consigliore, Alex Hawke.

…Since 2007, Hawke has been the member for the electorate of Mitchell, part of the outer north-western “Bible Belt” of Sydney. He is currently a member of the Morrison cabinet and minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs. Like Morrison, he is of Pentecostal faith. More importantly for this story, he is the leader of the Morrison faction in NSW, the centre-right, and is Morrison’s appointed delegate on the party’s state executive.

The other two, larger factions are the right, sometimes called the hard right, which is the faction of Premier Dominic Perrottet, and the moderate or left faction, led by the treasurer and minister for Energy and Environment, Matt Kean.

Hawke is reviled by both.

As one senior right faction member says, Hawke “has used his time as Morrison’s representative on the state executive in an endeavour to advance their factional position to the detriment of both the conservatives and the moderates – to the point now where the conservatives and the moderates are in an alliance against Hawke. And that means against Morrison.”

The anti-Hawke feeling goes beyond institutional opposition. It is personal. Like his prime ministerial mentor, Hawke is hard-charging and abrasive. While the left and right have in recent years come to a sometimes-uneasy agreement in sharing the spoils of power, Hawke has a winner-takes-all approach. It has come back to bite him, his boss and the party.

…“So then you had the same factional fighting … in the state executive about who should be preselected,” Dwyer says.

Eventually, says Dwyer, the state executive made a curious decision. They said: “It’s all too hard. It’s, it’s just bringing the party into disrepute. We’re not going to preselect anybody.”

The executive instructed potential candidates not to run as independents. But Dwyer, who had already nominated as No. 2 on a ticket with Georgina Valjak, decided to run anyway.

“Anyway, she won. Effectively, on Parramatta council, there is now one unendorsed Liberal conservative person … and that’s it. The rest are Labor, Greens or independents.”

That is, the Liberal Party faithful preferred to have its seats wiped out ahead of promoting the sectarian sleaze faction at local elections. That appears now to be spreading to federal party ranks and John Howard has just thrown more petrol on the unholy blaze.

As he should. The Morrison cult of sectarian sleaze has overseen literally dozens of alleged parliamentary rapes and sexual harassment charges, upskirting, gay orgies, corporate pillaging, and plain stealing while protecting all of it using political misdirection and blocking a federal ICAC.

Rather, it is focused on other illiberal sectarian policymaking:

The New South Wales and Tasmanian state Liberal governments have expressed concern the federal religious discrimination bill will override their anti-discrimination laws.

Central provisions of the Morrison government bill, including those protecting statements of belief and religious institutions’ hiring practices, would override state laws potentially making claims unworkable, they submitted to a parliamentary inquiry.

The Coalition is struggling to win support for the proposed legislation, with a trio of moderate Liberal MPs reserving their right to vote against it and a deal between the attorney general and another group of disaffected MPs breaking down after a religious backlash.

There is nothing liberal nor Liberal about the Morrison cult of sectarian sleaze. It is an insurgency of vile religious hypocrisy that is an existential threat to both party and country.

As John Howard appears to finally recognise.

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  1. happy valleyMEMBER

    “There is nothing liberal nor Liberal about the Morrison cult of sectarian sleaze. It is an insurgency of vile religious hypocrisy that is an existential threat to both party and country.”

    Well said.

    • Yeah but, it should be added, it was precisely the religious zealots, Howard and Baird, who gerrymandered the crazed Morrison into parliament, just because he was clutching a cross. It’s far too late now, for Howard to express buyer’s remorse.

  2. Totes BeWokeMEMBER

    Maybe Australians are happy to vote for pro religion, as opposed to Labor’s anti religion, whether the voter is religious or not.

    Totes….”For sure, but I reckon our society would be far worse without it. It’s why religion exists in every successful society on earth….Until recently it gave us guidance, morality, integrity, standards, kept us in line, and IMO, by far gave us more good than bad….Look out if we destroy it, and don’t replace it with anything we are collectively guided by”

    Anti religion is a very big put off for anyone that understands humans.

      • MerkwürdigliebeMEMBER

        …..when it comes to complete horseshit Toxic Totes is where its at

        When it comes to bigotry the kernel is almost always religion. Has anyone asked ScoMo is he talks in tongue during cabinet yet, or if unbelievers should have the same respect as believers?

        • Totes BeWokeMEMBER

          My comment has nothing to do with there being a God or not.

          My comment is about what a society needs. Reflected in every culture in the world.

          • Anders Andersen

            “My comment is about what a society needs. Reflected in every culture in the world.”

            This beyond laughable; do we need mass institutional sexual assault of minors? I always find it amusing when people state where would we be without the moral guidance of religion. In a far better place, I would think.

          • Anders Andersen

            There is some good in religion, but I doubt it’s about morality as I think history tells us a lot about that point, nor do I think it has done much good at a societal level, again history points that out; much use and abuse.

            Where I do think it has use is for a believer’s own personal benefit, some people seem to need something to lean onto, to believe there’s a greater purpose that enables them to deal with everyday trials etc. That I’m fine with. I know quite a few strong believers and I respect their beliefs as on a personal level they try to adhere to faith, but I find most of those that wear their belief on their sleeve are usually gross hypocrites.

            I certainly don’t believe religion is needed for morality, I think you learn that from example. My experience tells me that religious people are no more morale than non believers.

            Totes, my comment down below on DLP. DLP = Democratic Labor Party. A result of the 1955 ALP split.

            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democratic_Labour_Party_(Australia)

          • Totes BeWokeMEMBER

            “need something to lean onto, to believe there’s a greater purpose that enables them to deal with everyday trials etc”

            That is far more than enough to protect it.

            Australia has the highest rate of suicide and youth mental health problems on earth. More than likely some of this is linked to a dissolving sense of self, and society that religion used to provide.

            “My experience tells me that religious people are no more morale than non believers”

            To me there seems to be a correlation of our society decaying along with fewer religious people in society. We are guided by what religion has set as standards for society. We are enjoying the legacy of that. Once it’s dismantled there won’t be too many morals left. That’s what we’re seeing the start of IMO.

          • MerkwürdigliebeMEMBER

            Australia has the highest rate of suicide and youth mental health problems on earth. More than likely some of this is linked to a dissolving sense of self, and society that religion used to provide.

            More than likely it is even more attributable to Australians being amongst the most heavily privately indebted people on earth with a globally high level of under 25 unemployment and the prospect of these same looking at a lifetimes worth of meaningless jobs, never being able to afford a place to live and having the living bejesus taxed out of them to pay for those older than them.

            That’d be right wouldnt it………

          • Australia has the highest rate of suicide and youth mental health problems on earth. More than likely some of this is linked to a dissolving sense of self, and society that religion used to provide.

            FMD. Shameless.

            A leading cause of suicide is childhood sexual abuse.

            You might be familiar with the second-largest religion (after “No Religion”) in Australia. It’s the Catholic Church, who are well known for their swift and decisive action when dealing with same. 🙄

            Something else you’re a fan of – kicking people off social security and rendering them homeless – tends to be pretty poor for mental health as well.

          • Totes BeWokeMEMBER

            “It’s the Catholic Church”

            I’m sure you’re not suggesting they’re even responsible for a tiny fraction are you? It’s happening in households all over Australia, all over the world.

            “a fan of – kicking people off social security and rendering them homeless”

            I’m a fan of giving everyone opportunity and meaning, in a society where everyone contributes.

            Let’s not forget there is far less suicide in cultures with far less welfare, housing and opportunity than Australia.

            Why? Family and social cohesion? Religion?

          • I’m sure you’re not suggesting they’re even responsible for a tiny fraction are you? It’s happening in households all over Australia, all over the world.

            LOL. Definitely DLP.

            (Good try on the misleading quoting, as well, but it loses its effect when the actual context is right there above.)

            Let’s not forget there is far less suicide in cultures with far less welfare, housing and opportunity than Australia.

            Let’s not forget you’re making this up on the spot like you do most things.

            We get it Totes. You hate social security. You relish watching people you think are weak suffer and hate them being given a chance.

        • OutoflaneMEMBER

          Hitchens finishes with a description of religion as “An ultimate wickedness and an ultimate stupidity”. He uses examples of fundamentalist religious demagoguery, but that is not fair. Religion is bigger than that and includes many life affirming beliefs and adherents. In my family there are those who say the bible is the word of God. That’s stupid, and intolerable. Even they can’t live that out. But there are others who say the bible contains the word of God. I don’t believe everything they say, but I respect them and will not say what they believe is “Horseshit”.

    • Totes BeWokeMEMBER

      I firmly believe it, that’s my experience of the world, and shouldn’t be ridiculed for it.

      This place is becoming a disgrace.

      • desmodromicMEMBER

        That plea might have more effect if you stop characterising as dumb those that don’t agree with your position.

      • I firmly believe it, that’s my experience of the world, and shouldn’t be ridiculed for it.

        Meanwhile you… ridicule anyone and everyone who disagrees with you.

        The suggestion that Labor is “anti-religion” is ridiculous. They are secular, but that’s an entirely different kettle of fish.

        • Totes BeWokeMEMBER

          Labor are anti Christian, and that puts off a lot of Australians.

          You really think a country wants a government that’s secular?

          • Labor are anti Christian, and that puts off a lot of Australians.

            They’re not.

            You really think a country wants a government that’s secular?

            Given the biggest religion in Australia is “no religion”, yes.

          • TheLambKingMEMBER

            Labor are anti Christian, and that puts off a lot of Australians.

            You really do have NFI sometimes. The Labor party has a HUGE religious faction. The Shop workers union was controlled by a Catholic faction and was the reason why Julia could not get a same sex marriage bill through cabinet.

            BOTH parties are over represented by religion! State Parliament in Victoria (Labor) still says the Lords Prayer at the start of every day!!

            I am with John Lennon – the world would be a better place without religion (well, it is just people using religion to wield power and gain wealth – but religion is the enabler.) People being able to believe in sky fairies means they are more likely to believe their religious leader instead of scientists on things like Climate Change and vaccine effectiveness.

          • believe their religious leader instead of scientists on things like …. vaccine effectiveness.

            Yes. what could sew doubt?

          • kierans777MEMBER

            Labor are anti Christian, and that puts off a lot of Australians.

            The Liberals are the most non-Christian party in this country. It’s just they talk the right words, and are good are marketing having “Christian” groups like the ACL help them out. They are like the Pharisees that Jesus railed against. Scotty uses his “religion” (given he is in my opinion a faux Christian) for his own purposes.

            Labor aren’t perfect but they have walked the Christian walk sometimes. They help the poor, the widows, and the orphans that Jesus said to help. I know someone who was involved in the charity sector for decades, and a deeply devoted Christian, devoting his entire life to helping those less fortunate (sadly nearly out the door). He said to me once that when Labor was in government helping people was always easier, and when the Liberals got in, well that’s when he prayed harder. Shorten never used his faith for political purposes.

            What the media have successfully done is paint the Labor party as anti-Christian over a few choice issues (marriage being a big one) coupled with that Liberal propaganda outfit the ACL being a one trick pony.

          • Totes BeWokeMEMBER

            Kieran

            More so, Labor disassociated itself to cosy up to the inner city progressives.

            Labor has betrayed the whole of Australia to save Plibersek etal seats from the Greens.

            They’ve wrecked the party, and Australia doing it.

            Smith’s Greens are at the absolute core of every problem we’ve got.

          • LOL.

            The problem with Labor isn’t that it has continued to be a progressive party. Indeed, in many ways it has become less progressive.

            The problem is it has swung economically hard right into neoliberalism. That’s where all the policies you keep complaining about come from.

          • Totes BeWokeMEMBER

            “The problem is it has swung economically hard right into neoliberalism. That’s where all the policies you keep complaining about come from”

            Sure. Then concentrate on fixing this instead of all the progressive BS the Greens carry on with that ends up alienating Labor everywhere but the cities.

            As usual. The Greens concentrating on micro issues is wrecking our country.

            This is interesting

            https://www.theaustralian.com.au/commentary/what-plibersek-gets-wrong-about-history-curriculum/news-story/a00792712723da170c1ad96eba580756

            Australia despises her.

          • kierans777MEMBER

            Sure. Then concentrate on fixing this instead of all the progressive BS the Greens carry on with that ends up alienating Labor everywhere but the cities.

            I must admit, Totes is right here. Labor and other parties need to confront the neoliberal cancer that is the root cause for most (if not all) other issues. As MLK said, all justice begin with economic justice. Neoliberal economics is antithetical to the the teachings of Christianity as well, so every church in the country *should* get behind this.

            However until the media is reformed, and the ABC strengthened any attempt to engage in “class warfare” will be doomed from the start.

          • I must admit, Totes is right here.

            No, he’s using the standard ‘can’t chew gum and walk at the same time’ fallacy to insist only the issue he think is important (literally, just immigration) should be worked on because he either doesn’t think other issues are important, or doesn’t think they’re problems at all (and the more posts he makes, the more it looks like the latter).

            Literally nothing prevents acting on both “progressive BS” and “economic justice” at the same time. The problem is few are really interested in pursuing “economic justice”, and even fewer interested in promoting it (ie: your media point).

            Ignore that “progressive BS” for too long and you might find yourself unable to do anything about “economic issues” because your ability to do so has been hobbled, if not eliminated.

            Labor and other parties need to confront the neoliberal cancer that is the root cause for most (if not all) other issues.

            Well certainly not all, but I’ve been saying this for years. I just don’t conflate it with other unrelated things.

            It’s not entirely clear Totes thinks neoliberalism is a problem, anyway. He’s perfectly fine threatening people with starvation and homelessness to force them into work, with seemingly zero interest in the degradation in working conditions over the last few decades. His view is that without immigration, magically all the other problems produced neoliberalism will be fixed, which rather strongly suggests he doesn’t consider it to be a root cause, or even a problem, at all.

            As MLK said, all justice begin with economic justice.

            But the pursuit of “all justice” is not exclusionary to the pursuit of “economic justice”. If it were, most of what we consider modern civilisation probably wouldn’t exist. And “economic justice” isn’t going to be achieved just by stopping immigration, which is the only thing he cares about.

          • Totes BeWokeMEMBER

            “can’t chew gum and walk at the same time’ fallacy”….”Literally nothing prevents acting on both “progressive BS” and “economic justice” at the same time”

            It’s very clear they can’t. All their media input is about social issues.

            “and the more posts he makes, the more it looks like the latter”……”Ignore that “progressive BS” for too long and you might find yourself unable to do anything about “economic issues” because your ability to do so has been hobbled, if not eliminated”

            It’s literally the other way around. Do nothing about immigration, and the very people you’re trying to protect are going under the bus. There’s one issue worth fighting….and Greens and Labor are too busy chewing gum.

            Seriously, let’s not kid ourselves here. It’s not about gum. Labor are pro neoliberalism and immigration.

            “Well certainly not all, but I’ve been saying this for years. I just don’t conflate it with other unrelated things”

            It’s all the same thing.

            “It’s not entirely clear Totes thinks neoliberalism is a problem, anyway. He’s perfectly fine threatening people with starvation and homelessness to force them into work, with seemingly zero interest in the degradation in working conditions over the last few decades His view is that without immigration, magically all the other problems produced neoliberalism will be fixed, which rather strongly suggests he doesn’t consider it to be a root cause, or even a problem, at all”

            Neoliberalism is the fire. Immigration is the rocket fuel. Without immigration, there’s no smoke, no lies, no numberwang, it’s all out on the table to see and can’t be ignored by MSM, Greens, Labor and LNP, and must be fixed. Carry on with immigration, and you don’t no one needs to fix anything.

            “immigration, which is the only thing he cares about”

            It’s the only thing that matters.

            I’ve been consistent for 10 years I’ve fought with you. Pro worker, pro safety net, pro environment, anti immigration, anti lifestyle welfare, anti establishment, anti LNP, anti Labor, extremely anti Greens.

            Pretty much like every other Australian outside the cities. Labor needs to change, or they’ll never govern Australia again.

            Australians do not not want more and more for the poor, while they watch their working middle class kids unable to buy a house or live much better than people on the dole.

            You’ve wrecked Australian politics by chasing BS instead of addressing the root cause of all the problems. ESPECIALLY the problems the poor will end up with. You reckon Australia’s got poor? You aint nothing yet.

          • It’s very clear they can’t. All their media input is about social issues.

            Firstly, it’s not.

            Secondly, refer to the earlier point about what the media allows to be discussed and how.

            Without immigration, there’s no smoke, no lies, no numberwang, it’s all out on the table to see and can’t be ignored by MSM, Greens, Labor and LNP, and must be fixed. Carry on with immigration, and you don’t no one needs to fix anything.

            All of the negative consequences of neoliberalism (and its partner in crime, conservatism) can and will continue regardless of immigration.

            They are the root causes. Immigration is just a policy tool. It can harm or it can help.

          • Totes BeWokeMEMBER

            “Secondly, refer to the earlier point about what the media allows to be discussed and how”

            You think Australia would tolerate Greens or Labor not having their say? That’s my point, they waste their say with irrelevant BS. Greens and Labor can hold a press conference anytime they wish. You just can’t use this as an excuse. LNP and Labor are both pro immigration, and that is the core of the problem we’ve got. It’s why LNP is in power, it’s why LNP can run an enormous unopposed immigration program.

            “All of the negative consequences of neoliberalism (and its partner in crime, conservatism) can and will continue regardless of immigration…”

            Nothing I’ve seen backs that up.

            “or it can help”

            Rubbish. It makes everything worse, without exception. It will lead to American style welfare, homelessness, crime, working poor and medical.

            “Immigration is just a policy tool”

            As I said, and without it, their BS is exposed for everyone to see.

          • Totes BeWokeMEMBER

            Name a single thing it makes better that doesn’t have resultant negative consequences.

          • Totes BeWokeMEMBER

            How many? 10 individuals a year?

            There are no skills we can’t source in Australia.

            If there are, bring the 10 individuals here, train Australians, then send them back.

        • Smithy makes some good points. And here are my 2 cents regarding secularism. Secularism relies on the rule of law and facts and figures. That’s why religious Zealots like the Tailband,US MAGA Evangelicals, and Morrison and Co hate it. Fact and Figure get in the way of emotional, factless arguments. But if we just have a self proclaimed Religious Leader, we dont need truth..and he a can just pull whatever zainy plan out of his backside and claim that his sky god told him and he only speaks to him so you’ll just have to take his word for it.
          Now that being said the only reason we’re having this discussion is because we’ve allowed politician to lie and not be accountable. Labor like to twist the facts and the liberals Like to twist the fantasy\lie . which make both not forthright.
          And now no one trust anyone..

          • Totes BeWokeMEMBER

            “Given the biggest religion in Australia is “no religion”, yes”

            As usual smith is twisting the facts by carefully choosing how he represents what he’s saying.

            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religion_in_Australia

            No religion is 30%. 9% unclear. 60% identify with a religion.

            I maintain Australia needs religion, and think most people see it this way. Why would we/they vote for a secular leader?

            LNP are too far, Labor not far enough. As usual, neither party are meeting what we want.

          • I maintain Australia needs religion, and think most people see it this way. Why would we/they vote for a secular leader?

            LOL. And you accuse other people of “twisting facts”.

            The options are not “Australia with religion” and “Australia without religion”.

            I’ll give you the benefit of the doubt and assume – as seems evident from your comments – you don’t know what “secular” actually means.

          • Totes BeWokeMEMBER

            “The options are not “Australia with religion” and “Australia without religion”.”

            I disagree. Labor are secular because the extreme left despise Christianity. Most Australians IMO, don’t like that Labor are secular and worry for the direction society will take as a result.

          • You can disagree all you want but the reality is that secular does not mean what you are pretending it means and the ALP are neither “anti-Christian”, nor the more generic “anti-religion”.

            You are entitled to your own opinions, but not your own facts. You are wrong. Again.

      • MerkwürdigliebeMEMBER

        I firmly believe it, that’s my experience of the world, and shouldn’t be ridiculed for it.

        This place is becoming a disgrace.

        Take a bow Toxic Totes

        • Totes BeWokeMEMBER

          You crack me up.

          Your thing is tolerance, but not tolerance to differing opinions to yours.

          Never once have you argued against what I’ve said, but instead attacked me, then deleted my comments, then yesterday, criticised me for having too many comments, all under two conversations I had started.

          You over use your power. I bet you’re reveling in the support from the people above that think the same way you do. You’re miles to the left of society, and ignorant.

          You’re a bully.

          • MerkwürdigliebeMEMBER

            Toxic Totes you have 30% of the comments on this thread…..

            Who has an issue with opinions other than theirs? Who likes a bit of name calling Totesy?

            You sir, are not just toxic, but a hypocrite into the bargain

          • Totes BeWokeMEMBER

            These threads aren’t for dialogue, communication, discussion and argument?

            lol. As usual, you are void of an argument. You are a narrow minded ignorant fool.

    • Totes, just because many of us are against this new Pseudo Evangelical Cult doesn’t mean we’re anti- religion. There is no greater promoter of hate and greed than this government. Christian Religion may have given humanity guidance..but not this government. More people would be in favor of Christianity if the ones who claimed to be the religious defenders ( Morrison) were actually more Christ like.

        • bolstroodMEMBER

          It s said that Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundral, then religion is the first.
          Over the last 2000 years religion has caused harm, misery and grief .
          So called adherents have twisted the teachings of Christian & Moslem founders to cause more pain, grief and harm, than any other affliction on humanity and the natural world.
          To the point we are at today, where religiously inspired human dominance has brought us, and life on Earth to the brink of anihalation.
          End of days , indeed, and ratbags like Morrison and his ilk are proud of it.

        • The Traveling Wilbur 🙉🙈🙊

          And on that very appropriate note: until now I didn’t realise the public service you were voluntarily providing by keeping smithy and whatitsface occupied so they can’t spend anytime anywhere that might actually make a difference. Cheers. Thank you for that.

      • Anders Andersen

        “Christian Religion may have given humanity guidance..but not this government. More people would be in favor of Christianity if the ones who claimed to be the religious defenders ( Morrison) were actually more Christ like.”

        I’m not too sure about the guidance, imo history doesn’t reflect well on any religion. As to the 2nd sentence, I don’t just think it’s just this gov, but any LNP gov we’ve had all the way back to Howard.

        Rudd was another christian failure.

        • As a general rule, the kind of people who want more religion in Government, usually aren’t thinking of the touchy-feely all-is-forgiven turn-the-other-cheek hippy-Jesus New Testament type religion. Indeed, they’re usually pretty derisive of it.

          • MerkwürdigliebeMEMBER

            I think they’d be religions the way I envisage Totes being a religion. Toxic Totes wouldnt be touchy feely turn the other cheek. He’d be in the pulpit banging on about eternal damnation and giving the assembly a little taster of what that could be like with a personal touch and a lot of babbling away in tongue and self righteous zeal, keen on converting people.

            Just looking at Totes maintaining a solid 30% of tall the comments on this piece I find myself wondering if maybe he is (please God let it be true) ‘Reverend Totes’

          • most in the LNP seem to be of “it’s a good cash business!” type.

            My sister is an ex mormon, an old RE friend of hers joined the church…….for referrals….lololololololol. When I listen to 98.5fm in Perth, the sponsors remind me of that.

          • ”As a general rule, the kind of people who want more religion in Government, usually aren’t thinking of the touchy-feely all-is-forgiven turn-the-other-cheek hippy-Jesus New Testament type religion. Indeed, they’re usually pretty derisive of it.
            Praying for the Spanish Inquisition redux perhaps.

    • God is dead.

      I prefer Evidence over chasing fairies and unicorns.

      Rainbow horseshit is as rare as rocking horseshit for a reason … like Gods/God.

      Just my five cents, Politics is agnostic right in the Australian constitution (Which probably needs a serious rewrite (Last revised: 1900…)

  3. “There is nothing liberal nor Liberal about the Morrison cult of sectarian sleaze. It is an insurgency of vile religious hypocrisy that is an existential threat to both party and country.”
    Thank you Dave, never truer words spoken.
    I will renew my sub on the strength of this. The endorsement of the War Criminal Howard does little to instill confidence. However I perceive that to keep the religious lunatics out of office is paramount.

  4. Arthur Schopenhauer

    The private polling must be bad.

    Edit: The economy is certainly ‘on hold’ while the Covid chaos reigns.

  5. Given that links back to The Australian, it’s interesting to see the number of comments acknowledging pre-selecting another happy clap candidate is a bad look.

  6. kierans777MEMBER

    There is nothing liberal nor Liberal about the Morrison cult of sectarian sleaze. It is an insurgency of vile religious hypocrisy that is an existential threat to both party and country.

    Hear, hear. The Liberals are 100% pure poison. The problem is that they have the media convincing enough people to “drink their medicine”.

    As John Howard appears to finally recognise.

    So General Marius Howard has finally realised that this is the party he helped create by allowing faux Christianity to gain power in the party? That the people like Abbott, Morrison, Roberts, Hawke, Baird, etc and others who are Christian Nationalists should be never be anywhere near a political party, let alone government. It was Howard’s “broad church” while cuddling up to groups like the Exclusive Brethren that gave us this mess.