This is why the Abbott government has got problems.
Mealy mouthed, simple minded slogans and dumbed down simplistic rhetoric, all left over from the time in opposition, and now reheated and spread out like a patient etherized upon a table.
Now admittedly it seems to have been specifically dumbed down for Daily Terror readers, and the long absent lord knows, that means you have to do Dumb and Dumber To.
But even the Terror didn't seem to care. After all it's not like the Queen on Xmas day. The post is dated to 12.00 am, January 1st, but it was up hours before that.
You can just imagine the poor bugger staying behind, looking at the damned copy and thinking 'oh bugger this, what's a few hours, I'm out of here, it's party time, because no one but an insane lunatic at loon pond will pay the slightest bit of attention ..."
But back to the blather and the rhetoric.
Lordy lordy, who wrote this thing?
Was it Abbott himself?
Or some pitiful hack, hacking away over the Christmas break?
Or a hack, who was then hacked by the chief hacker?
Uh huh. But if this is the best he can do, to pacify and placate the punters, for how much longer?
Look at the presentation. It's pitiful:
A small man in a box, with small dreams and small understandings, and an endless capacity and taste for slogans as a substitute for considered policy and managerial skills ...
Well David Pope caught the moment a little bit better (and more Pope here):
But if anyone else suggests putting their best foot forward, like a Tamworth High School teacher in long lost days of yore, they can shove it where the sun don't shine, or where they've stored all the stupid cliched cries of Team Australia ...