@Yossarian said in Politics Super Thread - keep it all in here:
@hammertime Cheers Hammer. I know we’re polar opposites politically but I appreciate your interest in actually debating ideas rather than resorting to base fears.
Of course mate. Nothing worse than the one-line catch phase arguments. Nothing gets me more irritated than someone using the phrase ‘wake-up’ or debasing an argument to if it’s a tax or not.
I used to work on the budget under Howard and Costello. Say what you like about their policy, but I saw first hand how good their execution was and why they thought the way they did. Some of their measures were very forward thinking and clever, without the public necessarily knowing. My respect for the liberals grew off of that.
What we have today is a shambles of those days. I really believe shorten tried to bring back some ‘meat’ to this election and I’m saddened that he got punished for it. We’ve taken a hit to our democracy this week.
I’m worried about my kids and the future of all of us. It scares me how people dismiss climate change. It’s almost like the anti-vax movement or the flat earthers, but with more people.
I live in HK now and even if you don’t believe in global warming, how about the fact were breathing more rubbish into our lungs or have our cars still rely on black stuff from deep underground and shipped from far away places.
Shorten was a character with little likeability, but geez he had some balls to take everything on at once. He had a lot more substance than the liberals.
I just hope with Abbott out of the picture, the far right of the liberal party will take a hit and scomo can do some good.