Turnbull’s speech cleared a lot up, including his name. In his wise speech, we learnt a lot about this election campaign, including the reason for their loss, and the reason for Labour trumping of the Liberal party.
Well, first, to the name. Turnbull’s name now comes as no mystery. It was fate. The man is full of bull, but that’s not all. He turns on what his party expected, and blames a whole other reason that played a minor role in his deflating victory. He Turned on his leader, when he claimed that his party was so unified only months before he led Abbott off a cliff, into a ravine, and then knifed him in the back, letting his reputation and power bleed from his back, at the same time, stealing the confidence of voters and parliament, as well as taking the heart of conservative voters away to the minor parties this election.
Now, to the speech, or the excuse for a speech. Turnbull yesterday came out and told the media and voters that as the ‘leader’ of the Liberal party and the Prime Minister, he takes full responsibility for the deflating victory the Liberal party experienced. But he seems not to be at blame for anything wrong. While he insists that he is to blame for the Liberal Party’s obviously rubbish campaign, he didn’t blame that. He blamed the Labour party for their scare campaign over Medicare. He said that he was proud of the Liberal party campaign, and that they presented a clear, strong and proud case. So, lets get this right. He blames himself for creating a clear, strong and proud case that the voters so obviously thought was clear, strong and proud? Well, talk about feeding his ego!
But what makes him think he can call himself leader? Tony Abbott called himself leader, but Turnbull says that Abbott (who, by the way, happened to win the 2013 polls with 91 seats, where Turnbull faces the prospect of a hung parliament) was not a leader. Well, if he said he was, then he must be, right? Because Turnbull says he’s a leader. So, Abbott says he’s a leader but Turnbull says he’s not, so when Turnbull says he’s a leader, is he or not? Obviously not. We don’t need anyone to tell us that.
But the message in Turnbull’s speech was quite clear. Turnbull was innocent and it was all Labour’s fault. Don’t kick me out of the position I craved because the Australian people voted me in. It would be undemocratic to kick me out! Boo hoo. Well, Mr Turnbull, wasn’t it undemocratic to kick out Mr Abbott? Yes it was, but as always, you’re right, and the voters, who employ you, are the mugs, to be taken for granted, and know nothing. Isn’t that right, Mr Turnbull, Mr Greedy, Ego-fed Turnbull?
But to the campaign that Turnbull says was so good, strong, clear and proud. Where was Turnbull creating the counter scare campaign? But is that too good for you, Mr Turnbull? Too bad, then kicking out an elected leader should have been too good too! And where were you, and your health minister, assuring people that the Medicare scam was the scam? And why was Malcolm so lazy? He just went around like he was born-to-rule. Like he was always going to win. A clear example of this is the repatriation service held in Parramatta, which brought those soldiers that fought in Vietnam War back to their homeland, Australia. Instead of watching this, supporting, as a proper ‘leader’ should, he was campaigning in his half-hearted way in Padstow, 54 minutes away. Ten minutes if he took a helicopter like Bronwyn Bishop. It would have done him better to go to the service and do nothing but watch rather than muddle himself in Padstow. To add to this, his weak excuse about the Governor General showed nothing about that clear, strong and proud case that Turnbull proposed that his campaign held.
If Turnbull was true to himself, then his speech would incorporate the facts that
-Malcolm led a half-hearted campaign that featured no real signs of wanting to be re-elected, and no comebacks to the Labour party.
- No refute over the Labour scare campaign over Medicare
- He was undemocratic, and leading the party to the left
- He took the vote of the true conservatives, the backbone of the party, away to the minor parties, making it harder for himself in the Senate
- He is out of touch with the general public, something that Abbott understood, which is why he got so many seats for the party back in 2013.
But no, the egomaniac that he is took control again yesterday, and showed that he has no place in the Liberal party, and if he is to remain in the top job, then he really needs to take some lessons from Tony Abbott, and get in touch with the people of Australia like Abbott and Shorten did, and while it pains me to say it, Shorten deserved to win more than Turnbull, and while he may bring a destructive force like a tornado to the country, the Liberal party already has that force battling inside their ranks, and unless they can fix that, and kick it out of the party, or put the stragglers in line, then the dire straits will continue, and the voters will decide, however much Malcolm’s ego hates it.