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Politics as Usual

Politics as Usual

Friday 27 May, 2016
This week A Hole switches from his usual posterior perspective on politics and seeks rather to find holes through navel-gazing.
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A Hole Comments on FridayMash

After three weeks of the election campaign I’m beginning to dread the next five.

Is Bill Shorten the man to lead the country out of debt and deficit towards a future where the needs of Australians for surpluses and perennial prosperity are finally fulfilled?

Are you kidding?

Is Malcolm Turnbull the man to lead Australia into a state of social harmony embracing gay marriage, carbon at $500 a tonne and a Republic with the enviable reputation as the world’s number one five-star destination in the Michelin Guide for asylum seekers?

No of course not unless the Liberal Party can find a cure for Abbott Deprivation Syndrome.

The electorate is being exposed to fifty-five days of mind-numbing brain-depleting badinage before we can make it back to familiar fecklessness of politics as usual.

Is there really any point in supporting Bill in his quest to bash the banks yet encourage the CFMEU to bash the builders?

Is it wise to retain Malcolm as PM when he only seems to give half a Gonski about education?

Is there any point at all in listening to what the Greens have to say when their every policy seems hell-bent on persuading Moodys to terminate our Triple A credit rating?

Surely there has got to be a better way forward for the country than the one proposed by Bill on behalf of the ACTU and the one proposed by Malcolm on behalf of Tony and his mates.

Experts believe that Trump could never happen in Australia. The Coalition, Labor and the Greens seem to be aligning in a concerted effort to disprove that theory.

One of the great benefits bestowed by a democracy is that voters have the power to effect change through the ballot box. I would be extremely grateful if someone would explain to me how it is remotely possible to effect real change by voting for either Malcolm or Bill. The most we can possibly hope for is some relief from the level of despair experienced under Kevin, Julia and Tony.

The definition of madness is doing the same thing over again and expecting a different result. This election will inevitably prove that the entire nation is absolutely barking.

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As one of Australia’s leading social commentators A Hole is always conscious of the need to avoid making an arse of himself. His commentaries are frequently compared to the material on the walls of public toilets although they don’t remain in the public consciousness anything like as long.

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