Australian Election, Tony Abbott

by elmergantry

Glad to see that the criteria for becoming Prime Minister in Australia now include the ability both to repeat lies so frequently they are accepted as the truth (such blatant lies include, for example, the statement that the Australian economy is in a dire state and that boat people are a threat to Australian national security) and to repeat three-word catch phrases that are so moronic they would insult the intelligence of a four year old…

Add in to that mix the ability to lower the tone of political debate in Australia so far into the gutter that democracy here itself is discredited…

Also, while his gratuitous offensiveness was kept in check during the election – apart from once or twice during the debates with Kevin Rudd – this will surely resurface soon and I am hoping it will to a speedy end to his unpleasant and reactionary political career…

This was, perhaps, the most depressing election campaign I have ever seen, characterised by mean-spiritedness (especially about asylum seekers) on the part of both the LNP and Labour…

When combined with a supine mainstream press, which acted throughout as cheerleaders for the Liberal party (it seems we now have a Fairdoch and Murfax chain of newspapers), it was an immensely dispiriting campaign…

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