November 2, 2013

Why the Greens and the ALP too often make me want to puke

Adam Bandt was a bit quiet after linking Tony Abbott's climate change policies to the NSW bushfires.

But Bandt later got support from Labor MP David Feeney, who suggested that the PM was himself politicising the fires. "The Liberals are appalled that anyone would politicise the NSW bushfires" he tweeted, with a picture of Abbott in his RFS gear.

Yes, the fires are well over, as is this political anecdote, but it still makes me furious that when a moral high ground is within sight, the Greens and the ALP usually opt for the other road. 
Abbott sets an example by firefighting, lifesaving and raising money for charities, most particularly for women.

It's pathetic and boorish to deride his life long contribution to the community in which he lives.

What has Adam Brant or David Feeney done for others lately, or over the course of the last couple of decades?

Not much of anything, I'd hazard a guess.  So much time on their hands and so little decency.


  1. This twittering thing has got me beat. Why do politicians do it? Don't they know there are people watching? Every week there's a new story about how some idiot has publicly proven it. It reminds me of office email in the early days. And Christmas parties.

  2. Why on earth would you draw attention to Abbott's long service as a trained volunteer fire fighter out on the job at a dangerous time? Even before the smoke has cleared? Don't they have any idea of what has just happened?

    These guys are heroes. This dickhead has insulted them all.

  3. Yes Geoffff. Sneering at Abbott for his good deeds (he's no fake, he's been doing this for more than a decade, not for PR), is to belittle all volunteers who risk their own lives to help others.

    It doesn't get much lower. They have no comprehension of how it looks to the rest of us.

    Twitter? Where do politicians even get the time to do it? You'd think they'd have better things to do.

    The thing is, most people are not ON Twitter, their audience is not nearly as big as they seem to believe, and the demographic is quite narrow. Most Twitter accounts are inactive too! It's a locked away little universe. Don't know what it's got to do with politics in the real world.

  4. Hear, hear, Caz!

    Abbott worked a night shift helping back burn near Bilpinwith with his Davidson Fire Service Brigade from Sydney’s Warringah Pittwater Rural Fire District. Abbott has been a volunteer with the Rural Fire Service Brigade for 13 years and is qualified as a specialist breathing apparatus operator, chainsaw operator, and tanker driver.

    I get sick and tired of these self serving politicians who have never lifted a finger to help anyone, yet who criticize a decent bloke who puts his money where his mouth is, gets off his arse and tries to help others in his community.. Hypocrites!

    And yes, Geoffffff, I agree with you, too. That dickhead has indeed insulted all volunteer firefighters! It's a disgrace..

  5. Blair just linked this at his place that I reckon deserves a place here.

    It's like blogging for little kids.

  6. I always thought that Twitter was for people who think that blogs are too deep, Geoffff.

    Big children might well fall into that category.