Peter Adamis July 2014. What a waste of man-hours, resources and money over an alleged stolen tape. My question is what was the end result? A Victorian public lapping it all up or a Victorian public fed up? My uneducated guess it’s the latter. I read one blog comment recently that stated “Oh what a web we weave when we practice to deceive”, but I will go on further to add “come into my parlour said the spider to fly”. A copy of the complete article may be downloaded by clicking on: BAILLIEUGATE 10
Are politicians a pack of bastards? Although this question is on the mind of many Victorian voters at the moment, I do not believe that it is a fair comment when most of our representatives work long hours in trying to do the right thing. However having said that there is always in the back of our minds that with so many “side shows” and alleged scandals, it’s not hard to think along those lines. For example, the past few weeks Victorians have been subjected to a line of circus acts that have been second rate. Acts that demonstrate our political representatives inability to create a stable environment that would be attractive to Victorian voters.
Ambition or political avarice. Iinnuendoes and inferences are but character assassination attempts by a few members of the Liberal socialist left and their activities can be traced back to their original source by monitoring their linguistic and voyeuristic behavior. These same left wing socialist Liberals involve, ambition, egotism, jealousy, thirst for power but most of all lack the political expertise and talent to replace the senior Victorian Federal Minister in Question. These ambitious little miscreants hide behind a veil of political respectability doing what is perceive to be the right thing in the eyes of Liberal party members.
All the time using “cherry boys” or scurrilous maids” to carry out their nocturnal political activities by trying to reduce the effectiveness of the Federal Minister in Question. Mind you ambition is not a bad virtue as long as greed, avarice and disloyally are not attached to it. Whether they like it or not the Minister is here to stay and attacking and undermining the Prime Minister through third parties and proxies is doomed to fail. Ideological loyalty and political respect are the order of the day. See more below.
A week of Confessions and white anteing. This coming week appears to be one of confessions, pleading and coming to terms with political reality by a number of alleged senior Victorian Liberals white anteing the Prime Minister Tony Abbott. It’s a pity that these so called senior Liberals cannot put a sock into their mouths and stop the undermining of the Australian Prime Minister. We have already seen the devastating effects of a Labor Government that tore itself apart by the numerous leadership challenges, political guerrilla tactics, innuendoes and public brawling. This is not what the Liberal party is all about. It’s enough to drive a bloke to drink or even worse joining the Greens heaven forbid.
Waste of resources. The question now remains as to who are the winners and losers from such a confession. Labor with mud on the faces or the Liberals with an unwarranted witch hunt. It is my opinion that neither political party can truly say that they are covered in glory and now we can expect to see political knives unsheathed, battle axes at the ready and a laughter begin in the political arena we call parliament. What a joke. Again I say what a waste of resources and waste of time when political parties should be looking to governing Victoria. Denis Napthine was entirely correct when he said that this was all a ‘side show’. I do hope for his sake (Denis Napthine) and that of the Victorian Liberals that all petty infighting can now cease and concentrate on winning the State election.
Victorian voters are not stupid. Victorians voters are not stupid and should not be taken for granted or led up the garden path so to speak, but should be told the truth. Creating a political platform built on untruths, manufactured evidence, innuendoes, character assassinations and other nefarious activities leads Victorian voters to believe that their representatives lacks credibility and emotional intelligence. This rot must stop and our political leaders must return back to a stage of reality, commonsense and respect for those they represent. I say all of this due to the silly escapades of those who should know better than to fool the Victorian public.
Labor ideological mending. As for the Labor Party, the damage to its reputation and to that of Daniel Andrews is a matter for the Victorian public to decide in November. Whatever hierarchal infighting that is currently going on within the Labor party is a matter for the party and not that of their parliamentary wing. Labor needs to get their house in order to become and able and effective opposition so that Victorians can judge for themselves that the Labor party are worthy to take on the mantle of leadership and responsibility. Methinks that at the current moment with the Royal Commission in full swing, the silly little debacle over the leaked BaillieuGate tape amongst another matters, that Labor has an uphill battle in front of it.
State Director. This does not mean that the Liberal party can now sit back comfortably in the misguided knowledge that Victorians will return them back into power. There is still much work to be done and Damien Mantach at the moment has his hands full. I have said this before and will continue to say it, that the Liberal party State Director needs to be allowed to focus on winning the State election without the interference of the Parliamentary wing and the hierarchal Neanderthals that hover over his every decision. The State Director responsibilities are many, but his main task is to win campaigns and manage the Secretariat without interference.
Changes to office bearers. If the labor Party is not going to take action against Victorian Labor’s assistant secretary Kosmos Samaras, one wonders whether any action will be taken against Liberal party members who actions have landed in the Federal Court. Will their membership be suspended pending the outcome of the court’s decision and/or will it mean that those who are office bearers be requested to step down from their positions. If this is the case what ripple domino effect will it have on the electorate campaigns that are currently underway and will their absence greatly affect the outcome. This will surely be matter for Tony Snell and his management team to decide and one can only guess the damage that it will do to the campaign overall. The seat in question is winnable and much work has gone into creating a positive outcome at the next State election. Details of the members in question may be found in the article below.
Vacant electorate representation. At the present moment there are still Labor held seats that require to be filled with suitable candidates and this is becoming a problem in some safe Labor held electorates. On one hand the Liberal Party is according to Denis Napthine a political party that is proud of selecting community candidates while on the other hand it has been known to cast shadows of doubt on well meaning candidates who wish to serve and contribute towards a Liberal party ideology but lack the language and social skills to be selected. The irony of this is that it can send the wrong message to candidates whose origins and culture are not only alien but also differ greatly to the Australian political landscape. I am not saying that the Labor or Liberal Party are racist in their outlook, but one can fathom a guess that a candidate must have certain Australian characteristics that will endear them to the Australian public.
Silly nilly lily white anteing & leaking senior socialist left Liberals. Who are these “senior Liberals” that are leaking to the press and saying that they were confident who was responsible for the emails. Who are these so called silly little puffed up ‘senior left wing socialist Liberal officials’ who told the Herald Sun that the party was confident who was responsible and the guilty parties were very nervous.”
What a load of hogwash and broken down has-been former politicians big noted themselves to make themselves appear relevant and credible to the media. They are a disgrace to the political volunteer profession. One hope that they are not the band of “Leakers” mentioned by the media during the past few weeks.
This is only creating further instability within the Liberal party when all members should be concentrating on the State election. One does not have to be prophet of doom to see what will happen if the Liberals lose the election. This author has been saying it for some time for Liberals to pull together and get behind Denis Napthine to win. I am compelled to say that in days gone by disloyal subjects were taken out the back shot, drawn and quartered. In it is my opinion that the same rule applies to all and that is suspend or to cancel their membership.
The Voice from the Pavement – Peter Adamis is a Journalist/Commentator and writer. He is a retired Australian military serviceman and an Industry organisational & Occupational (OHS) & Training Consultant whose interests are within the parameters of domestic and international political spectrum. He is an avid blogger and contributes to domestic and international community news media outlets as well as to local and Ethnic News. He holds a Bachelor of Adult Learning & Development (Monash), Grad Dip Occupational Health & Safety, (Monash), Dip. Training & Assessment, Dip Public Administration, and Dip Frontline Management. Contact via Email: [email protected] or via Mobile: 0409965538