Abbott can’t take rejection. Hide your onions.

28 Mar


Abbott Onion Meme


In what can only be inspirational news for the ALP, failed Prime Minister Tony Abbott has announced his intention to embark on a DIY election tour of marginal seats. This piece by Paula Matthewson spells out the possible consequences of this decision, none of which are especially enticing from the LNP point of view.

Abbott, it appears, is incapable of dealing with rejection by his party. He simply cannot accept their decision to lose him as leader. He’s lately taken to informing the public that of course he supports the Turnbull government because it’s built on Abbott policies. This claim led in turn to Turnbull’s bizarre plagiarising of a line from the US television series Veep, to the effect that what he signifies as Prime Minister is “continuity with change.” Julia Louis Dreyfus, star of the show, is reportedly “dumfounded” at Turnbull’s appropriation of a slogan writers decided upon solely because of its utter meaninglessness.

Obviously, the continuity with change to which Turnbull refers is his appropriation of Abbott’s policies (continuity) delivered to the people by the new PM whilst wearing a better suit (change).

If the Veep people are ever short of material they could do worse than check out the LNP: Deputy PM Barnaby Joyce threatening to slaughter Johnny Depp’s dogs, Bronwyn Bishop’s penchant for helicopter rides, Tony Abbott’s strange compulsion to publicly consume raw onions, George Brandis and his electrifying description of meta data, please, somebody stop me.

Few would disagree with Abbott’s belief that Turnbull’s government has retained his policies. However, the most relevant question Abbott apparently declines to ask himself is, why did his party get rid of him if it wasn’t about his policies? There had to be a sound reason for them to resort to the trouble and embarrassment of chucking him out, and in the chucking risk the ridicule of being perceived as just like the ALP with its Gillard/Rudd musical chairs.

The LNP is a gift that keeps on giving. Abbott is a gift that keeps on giving. His inability to deal with rejection is a godsend for the ALP. Have you all got your popcorn?


14 Responses to “Abbott can’t take rejection. Hide your onions.”

  1. Fiona March 28, 2016 at 9:04 pm #


    The weather in the south has turned distinctly chilly, and my thoughts are turning to onion soup . . .

    Liked by 1 person

    • Jennifer Wilson March 28, 2016 at 9:09 pm #

      Bring out your onions!
      But make sure Abbott’s up north…


      • Fiona March 28, 2016 at 9:10 pm #


        I am fastidious about my choice of ingredients!

        Liked by 1 person

        • paul walter April 1, 2016 at 3:58 pm #

          I almost missed that one. Dark, like Jeffrey Dahmer.

          Liked by 1 person

  2. helvityni March 29, 2016 at 9:08 am #

    The Onion Eater has abused Labor far too long , now he can go and hassle The Agile One as much as he likes, and as long as he likes.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Jennifer Wilson March 29, 2016 at 10:26 am #

      Here here! He is a godsend for Labor. Long may he live and make mischief.


  3. lmrh5 March 29, 2016 at 12:41 pm #

    Reblogged this on lmrh5.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. doug quixote March 30, 2016 at 5:43 pm #

    Abbott is the gift that keeps on giving, so generously that Labor should sit back and enjoy the ride.

    It should be interesting to see just what sort of a Budget Morrison can come up with after having a week stolen from him by Mooka, a week he apparently thought he still had the morning of Mooka’s Big Announcement.

    The Treasurer is not taken into the Prime Minister’s confidence. What a recipe for disaster.

    Pass the popcorn!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. paul walter March 30, 2016 at 6:32 pm #

    The gift that keeps giving, except for anyone who actually needs a gift.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Melly Smuff March 31, 2016 at 7:38 pm #

    I’d say Malcolm is only batshit crazy whereas Tony is insane in the membrane.

    Remember, if it’s not in the DSM-5 it’s not in the LNP.

    Liked by 1 person

    • paul walter April 1, 2016 at 4:08 pm #

      No question Abbott was, is, and always will be, as daft as a cut snake.

      But the Turnbull pathology bothers me. No alarums sound, of the sort that go off when you watch the intemperate braggart Abbott.

      With Turnbull, there is a lulling charm of the sort not witnessed since Hannibal Lecter and wasn’t Lecter the more dangerous for his mannered approach to his subjects, having them over for dinner thus unwittingly providing the main ingredient for the repast?


      • Jennifer Wilson April 3, 2016 at 11:21 am #

        Turnbull doesn’t have anywhere near the intelligence of Hannibal Lecter PW


    • Jennifer Wilson April 3, 2016 at 11:19 am #

      LOLOLOLOLOL I like that Melly.



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