You know, I don't think it's particularly helpful to go on & on & on about Abbott's ( pretty obvious) misogyny & sexism.
More to the point (excluding his outraged response to Slipper's "sexism"!
) I think, has been his relentless ongoing campaign, using whatever thuggish arguments, playing loose & reckless with the facts, to bring on an early election.
He has never accepted losing the 2010 election
. And with the full support of Murdoch's "news" (?) outlets (say nothing of Alan Jones & all the rest of his crony supporters) he has conducted one of the the ugliest negative campaigns against a legitimate government
ever seen in recent Australian political history.
But it hasn't worked. The Labor government is still there after two solid years of this. It will see out it's term.
So now, after all the ugliness, the nasty headlines, what exactly has Abbott achieved over the past two years?
Bugger all, in terms of his own ambitions.
But he has turned so many Australians off participating in politics.
He has destroyed the respect of so many Australians toward democratic processes through his ruthless campaign.
Even if the Liberals win the next election I feel pretty confident that Abbott will not be our next PM.
How could Australians feel remotely confident,or comfortable, about anyone who has shown themselves to be such an opportunistic thug leading the nation? Someone with so little respect?
I honestly can't see that happening.