Random Note #254,761
The hypocrisy and double standards of the Liberals sucks the oxygen out of the room. At the 2013 election the people voted in a 25 seat landslide for the party led by Tony Abbott but then in September 2015 without reference to the electorate unceremoniously the party dumped Abbott for Turnbull, betraying the people’s choice of 2 years earlier.
History records that Turnbull then proceeded to lurch to the left and trash the brand taking it to a one seat majority. Fast forward to 2016 and the Libs are apoplectic with rage and indignation over Cory Bernardi’s decision to switch to the cross benches because he went to the last election as a Liberal but has now decided that the party under Turnbull no longer represents the values people thought they were getting at either the 2013 or 2016 election.
Bottom line as to the double standard is this:
It’s ok to change leaders without notice or reference to the people but NOT ok for an individual member or senator to drop the party without reference to the people.
It’s this serious pot, kettle, black, moment and the Libs wonder why their vote is in free fall.