She came to power by stabbing her predecessor in the back. She then held on to it by selling the nation’s soul to the greens and three treacherous independents. She also said that we would not have a carbon tax. It was the only way for Julia Gillard to retain power. Now, we will have a carbon tax. It is unfortunate that Australia’s first female prime minister has rightfully earned the title, ‘Australia’s worst ever PM’.
Already, we have the NBN white elephant (although that was mostly Rudd’s doing), a crippling of Australia’s live cattle trade and, what will ultimately be her most significant achievement, the carbon tax. A tax that can do no good and will restrain our development. Will she go down as the only prime minister to have their legacy as a net negative?
I think, her most abhorrent trait is the way she treats her constituents. She treats us like children (not surprising as a former education minister), yet even children know that lying is wrong. What do you think the Australian people think when they hear the words, “there will be no carbon tax under a government that I lead” or “I rule out a carbon tax”? Perhaps they think there will be no carbon tax? Maybe? I wonder how we would get that idea? The fact she denied she even made those claims at first just illustrates her contempt for us. Therefore the honorable thing to do would be to, um, not give us a carbon tax, or at least go back to the polls. Such a blatant lie has no place by the leader of a democratic country. And no Julia, your situation as the leader of a minority government changes nothing. The greens would never switch support to the coalition, they should have no power over you.
It is this weakness that paints her a terrible leader. Were she not weak, she would not have succumbed to the greens and broken her promise of not introducing a carbon tax. Were she not weak, she would have not allowed a bunch of backbenchers dictate to her and recklessly ban all live cattle export to Indonesia. She has backed down in every fight she has faced, except one. That is over the carbon tax, and it is a fight with the Australian people.
Given her socialist background, her attempts to delegitimise and silence her critics over the global warming issue are not surprising. She uses the term “denier”, declares the”science is in” and tells us the debate is over. She backs these false claims with her very own climate commission, stacked with hysterical alarmists on the government payroll that will support her, while ignoring the skeptics. This is not science. This is propaganda.
In Australia, we have had great leaders. Hawke, Menzies, Howard, Chifley and of course the great war time leader, John Curtin. Now we have Gillard, successor to our 26th greatest PM, Kevin Rudd. How do we get two duds in a row? What have we done to deserve this?