Hot Air Apparent

I think people are going to get sick of hearing Richard read from the same talking points. He’s in government now – he’s not in Opposition. His job is to fix this problem. It’s remarkable how Labor always has this bad luck when they’re in government. Whether it’s in relation to the economy – it always sours on their watch; if it’s in relation to an energy crisis – it always happens when they get into government; border breaking down – always happens… they’re the unluckiest people in politics.”

On the Today show this morning, Opposition Leader Peter Dutton ridiculed Defence Minister Richard Marles for blaming everything on Scott Morrison and friends.
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13 Responses to Hot Air Apparent

  1. False Equivalence says:

    Cheeky. Dutton sat in a cabinet that created and then cancelled a multi-billion sub contract, stuffed up the frigate contract, bought fighters that can’t fly and dragged senior officers of the military into petty political shows. They refused to talk to companies about the problem they created with gas supplies and which will see the death of jobs in a wide variety of industries in cities and many rural areas. The loaded the budget with silly costs and gave ridiculous taxpayer handouts to all sorts of projects. (Not least: the first ever subsidy for oil and gas drilling!) They stuffed the electricity market, not least by pushing taxpayer money into things like gas fired power plant. They showered money on companies like Qantas and other mates while allowing small business to be crushed.
    I could go on. But, in short, they’ve made it really easy for Labor to appear better because the bar is down in the gutter.

  2. Buccaneer says:

    Dutton was not the leader or even the minister for any of those portfolios at the time the decisions were made.
    The electricity market has been stuffed by the state subsidies and the threats to shift electricity generation away from fossil fuels. The Morrison government contributed to that, but at least Dutton is manfully trying to correct the course. Perhaps too late.

    But hey, we know you’ll be happy with a shit minister making the energy crisis worse, simply because you like his side.

  3. Boambee John says:

    Falsies

    False equivqlwnce indeed.

    Turdballs over-ruled the decision in favour of the Japanese Soryu Class, because it was “tainted” by the name of Abbott. Cancelling the Froggie Tadpoles was the only rational decision.

    Fighters that don’t fly? They seem to work OK when used by the US, UK, Japan.

    Military officers in petty political shows? Surely you are describing Creepy Joe Biden?

    As for the rest of your drivel, speak to Labor, the Greens and their army of activists.

  4. Not Trampis says:

    go easy on voldemort. he is on his training wheels as Oppo leader and he has little talent to help him on the frront bench..
    Odds are he won’t be the leader when the election comes round.

  5. Boambee John says:

    Non Mentis

    Considering your poor judgement about the “quality” of the Labor Cabinet, perhaps you should avoid giving assessments of the Shadow Cabinet.

    Though the overt fear of Dutton displayed by you and other so-called “progressives” suggests that he might be better than you and they wish to concede.

  6. C.L. says:

    F.E., it’s the Labor wing of the Uniparty in office now. That means we begin to assess its merits and those of the ‘Opposition’ accordingly.
    Dutton’s instincts are very good as an oppositionist. The public will have an extremely limited tolerance for ‘it was their fault’ as an excuse.

  7. Bluey says:

    C.L. says:
    17 June, 2022 at 5:06 pm
    F.E., it’s the Labor wing of the Uniparty in office now. That means we begin to assess its merits and those of the ‘Opposition’ accordingly.
    Dutton’s instincts are very good as an oppositionist. The public will have an extremely limited tolerance for ‘it was their fault’ as an excuse.

    After the stupid of the Liberal government, I have pretty much zero tolerance for Labor saying the problem is Liberals just didn’t go hard enough.

  8. Petros says:

    Dutton had the gaul to come out as a supporter of small business after the election. What did they do to help small business when they were in power? Many will go under now with rising electricity costs.

  9. C.L. says:

    Just about everything that’s evil in Australian politics is linked to the Liberals abandoning the institution of marriage and embracing net zero. Then there was the cowardly silence during pandemic nazism. The party has no core beliefs, is unwilling to make any difficult case and sees itself as nothing more than a rickety handbrake on what the extreme left will eventually be allowed to accomplish anyway. Like I said, Dutton will be effective as an oppositionist but the truth is he isn’t a man of deep principle. Not really. The word getting around is that he’ll fold on the Voice.

  10. vlad redux says:

    The word getting around is that he’ll fold on the Voice.

    If he does he’ll face an internal revolt.

  11. Passing By says:

    CL it’s a bit rich bagging libs failures on marriage etc. they really don’t have any say. It’s like mating at the moon. People simply have changed values. Politics reflects society. Not the other way about.

  12. False Equivalence says:

    Boambee: the US Navy won’t give us nuclear subs. Dutton would know that if he bothered to talk to someone inside the nuclear system. As for the idea of shifting our sub base to the East Coast, can someone identify the “deep water port”? Seriously,as a strategy it was a dirigible.
    The fighters don’t fly. Fact. Frigates are crap.
    All up, our defence outlook is largely a picture of giant purchasing department drunk on taxpayer funded Grange, with zero connection to the people on the actual job.

  13. Boambee John says:

    Falsies

    And your inside sources for all this are?

    Why do our F-35s not fly when everyone else’s do? Which particular frigates are you talking about?

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