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Re: Politics thread [merged]
« Reply #4020 on: February 24, 2018, 04:05:10 PM »
Will Abbott be caught in the collateral damage?

Or will he be the beneficiary?

That's the question!
Barnaby was an ally of Turnbull before the scandal. Has that now changed? As we've seen before dumped party leaders sitting on the backbench are a problem for sitting PMs.
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« Reply #4021 on: February 25, 2018, 11:45:19 AM »

Barnaby was an ally of Turnbull before the scandal.


Not any more.


Latest Essential poll has Labor in the lead at 53 - 47.


Turnbull is a dead man walking.


We are fast approaching the 30 bad polls in a row.


Expect things to explode.


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« Reply #4022 on: February 25, 2018, 05:05:43 PM »
Oooh I'm on tenterhooks........:sleep :sleep :sleep
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Re: Politics thread [merged]
« Reply #4023 on: February 25, 2018, 05:38:20 PM »
Will Abbott be caught in the collateral damage?

Or will he be the beneficiary?

That's the question!
Barnaby was an ally of Turnbull before the scandal. Has that now changed? As we've seen before dumped party leaders sitting on the backbench are a problem for sitting PMs.
Turnbull has hung him out to dry. He knew of the relationship during well before Joyce saved the Government in New England.

Barnaby is not happy with Turnbull. This has only helped Abbott and the true conservatives

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Re: Politics thread [merged]
« Reply #4024 on: February 25, 2018, 05:41:23 PM »
"Oh yes I am a dreamer, I still see us flying high!"

from the song "Don't Walk Away" by Pat Benatar 1988 (Wide Awake In Dreamland)

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« Reply #4026 on: March 05, 2018, 01:31:03 PM »

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« Reply #4027 on: March 05, 2018, 01:53:05 PM »
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Re: Politics thread [merged]
« Reply #4028 on: March 05, 2018, 01:54:41 PM »
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« Reply #4029 on: March 31, 2018, 06:29:48 PM »
Interesting article about Turnbull's successor. Talks bout the right wing conservatives in the Liberal party and the middlish moderates amongst the Libs.


Turnbull is a dead man walking.



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https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/turnbull-had-his-chance-to-be-a-moral-force-now-he-s-just-a-spent-one-20180330-p4z75s.html




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Re: Politics thread [merged]
« Reply #4030 on: March 31, 2018, 06:50:49 PM »
Where are all the Turnbull lovers

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« Reply #4031 on: June 03, 2018, 10:22:08 PM »
'Sunday Night' just proved how sadly we are lacking real journalism these days. All we got tonight was a soft 'questioning' so Barnaby (and Vikki) can try and play the victim :chuck. I feel sorry for his ex-wife and kids who have to go through what Barnaby did in public all over again. Was the $150k paid for your sob story all worth it, eh Barnaby? :nopity

The public's anger had/has nothing to do with the baby or even that there was an affair (as long as it was not on the taxpayers' time).

The questions people wanted asked by Ch7 but weren't:

1) How did Campion gain employment in public positions she lacked the qualifications for under Barnaby's watch?

2) After those on the inside learnt of the affair, how can Barnaby justify (at least one) taxpayer funded position being created for her in another department when it wasn't required?

3) How does Barnaby justify the use of taxpayer funds (i.e. OS trips) on a staffer who became his partner?

4) Barnaby, how do you not see your own two-faced hypocrisy in publicly claiming to be a "social conservative" and preaching "family values" to oppose SSM while privately having an extramarital affair and a child "out of wedlock"?

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« Reply #4032 on: June 03, 2018, 10:34:45 PM »
Sounds like the easiest 150k he has ever made. Obviously looking to leave public life very shortly & making some $$ on the way out. Pretty smart IMO.


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« Reply #4033 on: June 03, 2018, 10:52:36 PM »
Isn't that what Judas did?  :whistle

Seriously though, money doesn't buy happiness. Tonight's interview was purely and utterly selfish and narcissistic. All about Barnaby and his public image while he throws his (original) family, who stood faithfully beside and behind him for years, under the public bus once again for his 30 pieces of silver. What a low life! ::)
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Re: Politics thread [merged]
« Reply #4034 on: June 03, 2018, 10:54:14 PM »
I don't disagree. I actually didn't mind him as a pollie but have lost a lot of respect for him.