The Arsonist of Democracy and Decency

19 Jun

This is the truth. It is not longer about who has the favoured policies, but about a man using every dirty tactic because he didn’t win an election. It is what he has done in the past when he’s lost any vote, as it is well known from his university days. He is a bully, a thug, a liar and a person too disreputable to ever become the leader of a country.

Denise Allen

Australians, last week, watched in despair (at least I hope they did) as the conservative right wing side of politics reached depths of ugliness never before seen in Australian politics.
That menu, Sattler and Devine with their obsession about female body parts and sexuality, (I’m surprised Bernardi hasn’t thrown in a barb or two) disgraced not only themselves, but the world’s impression of us as a people.
Robust political verbal battles are not something new.
But this new gutter level ugliness that has pervaded our political discourse from the day the Independents gave the nod to Julia Gillard to take the reins of Government, is.
Abbott lit the fire, fanned the flames, became the gale that turned it into an inferno, sat back and watched it rage – and now – like many arsonists, has jumped on the fire truck to be one of the heroes to put it out.

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