So the Libs are frightened to change leaders for fear they will be labelled as another Rudd, Gillard, Rudd fiasco. Yet the truth is that voters will have no trouble selecting who they believe is better. NZ PM Ardern was an unknown a few weeks back but was able to present a palatable face to the electorate.
WTF did you come from?
In 1983 Malcolm Fraser drove to the Governor General’s residence to signal the start of an election campaign he was certain to win against Labor's hapless Bill Hayden.
Unfortunately when Fraser returned to Parliament House that afternoon he was surprised to see he would be fighting the election against Bob Hawke. Of course, Fraser lost in tears. In the time that it took Fraser to notify the GG of an election, Labor had replaced Hayden with Hawke.
So it’s simply not true to say a change of leader is detrimental to a party, even when it’s a change to a womanising drunk who cannot keep his clothes on. Alcohol will play no role in a challenge to Turnbull and it seems that a challenge is certain to come, but only after the High Court’s decisions on suspected dual residencies.
There are strong signs that the Liberal natives are getting restless and about to break out of their stalls. Turnbull is determined to destroy the once great Party of Bob Menzies (with whom I had a close association, written about here on the Post) https://www.pickeringpost.com/story/how-dare-you-liken-yourself-or-your-government-to-that-of-menzies-/7349 so, yes, I am looking through rose-coloured glasses, but many sitting Libs are feeling the stress of watching Turnbull drift further and further Left to where there is no distinction between Liberal and Labor.
The Libs have had their fair share of Hewsons, Frasers and Turnbulls, now they are due for another Menzies.
Even Turnbull’s latest energy policy is being tentatively embraced by Labor and the Greens, so what does that say about Liberal policy? Turnbull is desperately trying to hold the Party together with frayed floss, and it's all coming apart.
If a challenge is not forthcoming the Liberal Party is finished and Turnbull can return to his Point Piper mansion satisfied he has moved Australia closer to a one world UN government of socialism, swamped with Islamic immigration pouring across non-existent borders.
Turnbull’s dream of every State, Territory and a Federal Government being run by far Left Labor is close to coming true.
He and Julie Bishop only moved against Abbott because he was about to dump the Paris Global Warming Accord and was almost certain to win a Canning by-election the following weekend. A win in Canning would have given Abbott the confidence and credibility to can Paris as the “utter crap” it is.
Julie Bishop’s Caesarean execution instead gave her mate Turnbull the Canning win and put the Libs back on the path to UN global warming compliance and a quasi carbon-taxed energy policy.
So, is the Liberal Party caucus going to allow Turnbull his destructive wont? Will it simply stand by and watch the Party drown in Left swill?
Certain dead meat is what Abbott is fighting against, he knows he can never again be leader, but he cares about the Party, he knows there are plenty of good Liberal Leaders out there, and not necessarily in the Party room.
Only NSW and Tasmania are holding off Labor’s insane policies of economic and social ruin. The final blow would be a win to Labor Federally.
The numbers needed to be rid of Turnbull are now closer than ever and a challenge must be made in the new year.
When he is dumped he will resign, as he did last time, but this time only Julie Bishop, and maybe Greg Hunt or Christopher Pyne, will beg him to return.
What we can look forward to with Shorten is the same as Victorians are experiencing with Daniel Andrews’ assisted deaths (the same as Gillard’s late-term abortions) they go hand in hand with a disrespect for human life, unless it’s theirs, and they symbolise what Labor is all about.
What’s left of the Liberals needs to stand up and be counted before they are counted out and laid to rest,
…without the assistance of Andrews.