Who really wrote this?


Don’t tell me it was Scott Morisson.

He was one of our most disappointing Liberal leaders.

Admittedly he inherited a chalice that was poisoned by Malcolm Turnbull, but he was one of the gang of 57 (?) who assassinated Tony Abbott. Correction it was 55 and Morisson was not one of them.

and he was ultimately the chief beneficiary of the coup when he threw Dutton under the bus to appease Turnbull and the pink and green rats in the ranks.

That piece was crafted by a statesman, a sage and a fine writer, not a grubby, wet  and opportunistic power-broker.

We read at the end of the address:

Let us be at least as diligent, courageous, moral, innovative and compassionate as those who gifted us a world-based order that favours freedom so that we may keep it, and pass it on in good repair.

Where was he during the lockdowns?

A colleague provided an off-the-cuff list of reasons to be unimpressed by Scott Morisson.

  • Agreed to Net Zero and climate hysteria and set Australia on a dangerous course while encouraging the flow of money to elites without any proper cost benefit analysis, which has resulted in damage to productivity, inflation, no reduction in emissions and a worse environmental outcome.  
  • Made himself Resources Minister for a day so that he could overturn the decision of the real Resources Minister to give the green light to an exploratory gas well offshore Newcastle in Commonwealth waters. This banning of drilling was to beat the TEALS and help the wind industry. 
  • Embraced all Twiggy Forrest’s crazy ideas about hydrogen, exporting solar energy to Singapore and building a gas import terminal in NSW to be kick started with taxpayers’ money.
  • Overturned the rule of law and the presumption of innocence by apologising to Brittany Higgins and assuming that a young man had indeed raped her although there was no evidence.
  • Did nothing to uphold western values in our education system while allowing more money to be spent on the politicisation of the curriculum, which has resulted in falling standards. 
  • Threw a couple of his better ministers under a bus on trumped up charges of a sexual nature. 


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Davey Boy
Davey Boy
June 18, 2023 11:20 am

ScoMo, just one more in a long, long and never-ending line of SFLs.

Bar Beach Swimmer
June 18, 2023 11:25 am

What was built by our post second world war architects was not a series of
transactional and bureaucratic rules cast in a moral vacuum

How quickly, post politics, politicians want to forget what they did. That’s exactly what the pandemic controls did and for which primarily Scummo was responsible.

Shy Ted
Shy Ted
June 18, 2023 11:43 am

a world-based order

There’s that phrase again.

jupes
jupes
June 18, 2023 12:19 pm

Like Lehrmann, SloMo also threw our diggers under the bus. He claimed the Brereton Report contained “brutal truths”, then spent tens of millions of taxpayer dollars to send them to prison.
2.5 years later, still not one conviction.

jupes
jupes
June 18, 2023 12:21 pm

a world-based order

There’s that phrase again.

I prefer it when politicians were more concerned about Australia and Australians than the globalist enemy.

Dave of Gold Coast, Aust.
Dave of Gold Coast, Aust.
June 18, 2023 12:25 pm

Even though we knew most of what Morrison did, reading it make it hit home what a traitor he was/is, He betrayed his church, his constituents and his country by his actions. Without being too judgement we see what he has done, remember the Good Book says we shall be known by our fruits. That is our actions and behaviour. I cannot see anything there that a patriotic leader would do to protect and lead the nation he was elected as leader for; sad for us all.

Pattmclit
Pattmclit
June 18, 2023 2:05 pm

Really turned out to be a sleazeball of the highest order.
I gotta say typical of fervent god botherers

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
June 18, 2023 2:21 pm

Pretty sure Cassie has a longer list than that.

Muddy
Muddy
June 18, 2023 2:26 pm

I could not even read to the end of the second page without my facial muscles beginning to involuntarily spasm. This occurred because my opinion of this individual, those associated with him, and his actions, are so negative, I can only describe them as visceral. My personal experiences of the last few years have transcended reason and rationality, making it extremely doubtful I would be capable of – let alone willing to – consider contradictory information. Deeply ingrained in my psyche is the belief that this individual (amongst others) is responsible for what I have endured. It’s as though he has physically assaulted me, and my amygdala automatically emits a low growl (building to the frothing of saliva) when his name is filtered through my cognitive matter.

Here’s my point:
Is Morrison (a). Incapable of processing information contradictory to his beliefs/values, (b). Unwilling to process that contradictory information, or (c). Not been exposed to that same contradictory information?

Vicki
Vicki
June 18, 2023 2:27 pm

I think I have said on this blog that I first formed a very favourable impression of Morrison a long time ago (around 2005) when he addressed the Sydney Institute on the issue of the so called Cronulla riots. This was when Sydney was in the grip of Lebanese gang incursions into the Cronulla area where they intimidated the locals. In that speech Morrison spoke of “Australian values” in a way I hadn’t heard in a very long time. I said to my husband at the time that “this bloke should shake up the Liberal Party”.

But, as usual, early promise gets corroded by the shabby political processes in modern day political life. Many on this blog will say “No, the guy was a wolf in sheep’s clothing……” Maybe. It is a hell of a way to make a living.

Vicki
Vicki
June 18, 2023 2:30 pm

BTW initially I liked the way Morrison stared down a lot of Labor heavies – and creeps like Turnbull. But he lost me when he turned out to have a tin ear to those in rural areas who suffered the Millennial Drought of immense and heartbreaking proportions, and then raging bushfires which left permeant mental scars. He just doesnt “get” regional Australia – and they NEVER forget.

Rufus T Firefly
Rufus T Firefly
June 18, 2023 2:57 pm

That douche Morrison had not even read the Brereton report, when he announced “dark days ahead”.
Let’s just hope, he is keeping up with his boosters.

Ed Case
Ed Case
June 18, 2023 2:58 pm

… but he was one of the gang of 57 (?) who assassinated Tony Abbott and he was ultimately the chief beneficiary of the coup.

55 voted for Turnbull and Morrison wasn’t one of them, though the others in his faction did.
Abbott’s 45 was bolstered by backbench MPs who aren’t interested in Ministries and always vote for the Sitting Leader.

The background was that Liberal support was tanking, Abbott was the reason, and they’d seen what happened in Queensland, when private research in July 2014 showed the Newman Government on track to lose office 6 months later and the decision was made that it was too late to dump Campbell Newman.

Boambee John
Boambee John
June 18, 2023 3:04 pm

Because Turdballs was sooooo much better than Abbott, Turd Case? Look at his magnificent effort in the 2016 election, improving Abbott’s numbers by an incredible (negative) factor.

Ed Case
Ed Case
June 18, 2023 3:26 pm

Keep shilling for the ALP, Skidmark.
Do they pay you in peanuts … or saveloys?

Christine
Christine
June 18, 2023 3:36 pm

“…be candid about our failures…”, he writes.
Some candour about his own failures would be good.

Mr. Wolf? no
Mr. Affable; a little in love with himself.

Lee
Lee
June 18, 2023 4:02 pm

The background was that Liberal support was tanking, Abbott was the reason,

No, the reason was disloyal POS in his own party, some like Turnbull worked against him from Day 1.

Rabz
June 18, 2023 4:33 pm

“Brutal Truths”
“As mandatory as possible”
“What she suffered in this place”

Absolute worst prime minister in my lifetime with daylight second.

Boambee John
Boambee John
June 18, 2023 5:26 pm

Ed Casesays:
June 18, 2023 at 3:26 pm
Keep shilling for the ALP, Skidmark.
Do they pay you in peanuts … or saveloys?

No, you are mistaken. Turdballs was solid ALP, it was just that they were too smart to accept him as a member. As a supporter of Turdballs, you are the one shilling for Labor. Have you received your daily thirty pieces of silver?

Ed Case
Ed Case
June 18, 2023 6:04 pm

No, the reason was disloyal POS in his own party, some like Turnbull worked against him from Day 1.
Uh huh.
He had 74 MHRs and 26 Senators, they wouldna dumped him if they thought he could get them home in 2016.
Polling in early 2015 showed that the voting public viewed him as a liability, the Party Room gave him till the end of the year to win them back, then he disloyally sacked Bronnie B., and Knighted Prince Philip.
That was the final straw.
It was like the bloke thought he was living on Pluto.

Boambee John
Boambee John
June 18, 2023 6:21 pm

Turd Case

The same polling in 2016 showed that Turdballs was even less popular.

Roger
Roger
June 18, 2023 6:49 pm

He was one of our most disappointing Liberal leaders.

Right up there with John Howard.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
June 18, 2023 6:54 pm

Right up there with John Howard.

Malcolm Fraser was by far the most disappointing.

Roger
Roger
June 18, 2023 6:59 pm

Malcolm Fraser was by far the most disappointing.

I’ll grant that in terms of wasting a mandate.

But apart from the disastrous Lebanese Concession, his failures were of ommission rather than commission.

Howard, by comparison, was a wrecker.

Roger
Roger
June 18, 2023 7:00 pm

Damn that formatting:

I’ll grant that in terms of wasting a mandate.

But apart from the disastrous Lebanese Concession, his failures were of ommission rather than commission.

Howard, by comparison, was a wrecker.

Roger
Roger
June 18, 2023 7:02 pm

Howard is the father of contemporary Australia; such as it is.

Louis Litt
June 18, 2023 8:10 pm

Roger
Please explain your opinion of John Howard.
He did not back down to the aboriginal movt, stood up to the republicans and the Catholic republican push, freed Timor, took on the warfies, bought on sensible employment laws. Provided personal incentives the first time in over 6 yrs the Keating yrs were bad as I felt I was treated as a effin idiot.

Ed Case
Ed Case
June 18, 2023 8:34 pm

The deal with the Wharf Strike was that the 2 big Stevedoring Companies wanted to dump 40% of their workforce [because they’d been redundant for 20 years], but rather than go through proper processes, they staged a lockout.
Meanwhile, the Howard Government had been training ex ADF guys to operate the machinery on Dubai to act as scabs during the lockout.
The interesting thing was only 1 of the big 2 locked their employees out.
P&O kept working.
Any way, it all ended with the WWF accepting redundancies over all sites, the ex ADF scabs got shafted by Howard, and Julia Gillard somehow got involved and parlayed her involvement into preselection for Labor’s safest Seat.

Viva
Viva
June 18, 2023 10:59 pm

I thought he did well stopping the boats as minister and seemed to have a good grasp of economic policy

But as it turned out that was about it

An empty suit

Dot
Dot
June 19, 2023 8:46 am

Made himself Resources Minister for a day so that he could overturn the decision of the real Resources Minister to give the green light to an exploratory gas well offshore Newcastle in Commonwealth waters. This banning of drilling was to beat the TEALS and help the wind industry.

I think this was his worst decision as PM.

Penrith will hit 1 deg C on Wednesday, will swinging voters thank the SFLs when they can’t afford to turn on a gas heater or electric reverse cycle air con?

Sure, you could be cynical and say “just put more layers on”, but why not just live in a cave with an open fire too?

Dot
Dot
June 19, 2023 8:51 am

1 degree C, but it will feel like -2 degrees C due to wind chill, delta T etc.

I suspect after winter many Penrithian swinging voters will go informal, PHON, LDP or UAP.

Cassie of Sydney
June 19, 2023 9:20 am

I could write an essay on the faults and failures of Scumbag Morrison.

Note how Sleazy is standing by Gallagher, despite her misleading parliament. Ya reckon if that was Morrison he’d be standing by her? I can answer that question…….NO. Scumbag had a legion of faults as PM, but his worse, his very worst, was that he happily and frequently knifed his own to appease his ideological enemies. Just ask the former member for Hughes.

davefromweewaa
davefromweewaa
June 19, 2023 10:01 am

Indeed Cassie. If Johannes Leak were to draw a cartoon of everyone Scomo threw under the bus, he would need a very large canvas!

Tommbell
Tommbell
June 19, 2023 10:59 am

Morrison is just trying to establish his conservative “credentials “ ahead of his post-political lecture tours. A complete POS.

duncanm
duncanm
June 19, 2023 11:16 am

You missed out at least one more major failure in your list.

Abidicated the federal responsibilities to the states during Covid, and refused to even entertain defending the constitution as states locked their borders, or defend people’s right to liberty and medical self determination.

Simple Simon
Simple Simon
June 19, 2023 11:48 am

surrendering our optimism, frightening our children and forfeiting
confidence in our western model of freedom, representative democracy and a
market based entrepreneurial economy

That reads like a reasonable summary of the Morrison government’s policies and achievements, especially (but not only) from early 2020 on.

WolfmanOz
June 19, 2023 2:04 pm

Cassie of Sydney says:
June 19, 2023 at 9:20 am
I could write an essay on the faults and failures of Scumbag Morrison.

I was actually hoping you would !

Petros
Petros
June 19, 2023 11:40 pm

Exactly Wolfman. These things need to be documented. I’ll forward on a comprehensive report to many stupid Liberal voters who think he was OK.

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