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Old 21st October 2018, 11:10 PM   #1761
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Originally Posted by psionl0 View Post
Feel free to tell us what the "uninventive reading" says.
Man did what he promised to do. Right Wing chuckleheads chucked a tantrum over him keeping his promise.
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Old 21st October 2018, 11:25 PM   #1762
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Originally Posted by Damien Evans View Post
Man did what he promised to do. Right Wing chuckleheads chucked a tantrum over him keeping his promise.
That's not uninventive, it's uninformative.
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Old 22nd October 2018, 04:30 PM   #1763
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That's the point. "Man did what he promised to do" doesn't make for good manufactured controversy.
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Old 23rd October 2018, 05:50 AM   #1764
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Originally Posted by arthwollipot View Post
That's the point. "Man did what he promised to do" doesn't make for good manufactured controversy.
It doesn't make for the truth either. Turnbull totally capitulated to the demands of the hard right (especially in regards to power generation) and they rolled him anyway.
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Old 23rd October 2018, 04:42 PM   #1765
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Originally Posted by psionl0 View Post
It doesn't make for the truth either. Turnbull totally capitulated to the demands of the hard right (especially in regards to power generation) and they rolled him anyway.
But he also said that if he lost the spill motion he would retire and not recontest his electorate. Which is what he did, and which is what we are referring to. Yes, he was totally a puppet of the hard right of the party. Now he's gone, they'll have to find a new puppet. But he did what he said he was going to do.
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Old 24th October 2018, 01:59 AM   #1766
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Originally Posted by arthwollipot View Post
But he also said that if he lost the spill motion he would retire and not recontest his electorate.
Is that what this is all about? Nothing to do with his prime ministership?
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Old 24th October 2018, 04:03 PM   #1767
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Originally Posted by psionl0 View Post
Is that what this is all about? Nothing to do with his prime ministership?
Since it's basically in response to


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...He could have still chosen to appear to be the statesman by quietly sitting on the back bench until the next election. He could have dedicated the remainder of his time to looking after the interests of his electorate and helping his successor win the seat at the next election. However, the interests of the Liberal Party and the Liberal government was irrelevant to him. It was always about Malcolm Turnbull.

Goodbye and **** off!
I'm going to say yes.
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Old 24th October 2018, 08:46 PM   #1768
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I thought it was in response to
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Turnbull had it all his way when he toppled Tony Abbott. Unfortunately, his ego lead him to believe that in spite of the polls, he could personally not only increase his majority in the House of Representatives but also get a majority in the Senate (or at least, diminish the influence of the Greens).

As history has shown, he was seriously mistaken. Instead, he had to bow to the hard right and abandon his own agenda. In the end, his tongue browning wasn't enough.
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I don't think Damien Evans' comment makes sense if interpreted as a response to that part of your post. It does make sens as a response to the last part. But I suppose only Damien Evans can definitively clarify which part of your post he was responding to. If he cares to, which he might not.
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Old 24th October 2018, 10:03 PM   #1770
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Originally Posted by arthwollipot View Post
I don't think Damien Evans' comment makes sense if interpreted as a response to that part of your post. It does make sens as a response to the last part. But I suppose only Damien Evans can definitively clarify which part of your post he was responding to. If he cares to, which he might not.
I would have thought that "inventive reading of events" applied to the entire post.
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Old 24th October 2018, 10:06 PM   #1771
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Originally Posted by psionl0 View Post
I would have thought that "inventive reading of events" applied to the entire post.
I suppose it would be possible to come to that conclusion.
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