Isn’t Labor cruising to victory and Howard headed for the dustbin of history? Isn’t manmade global warming a given and those who are sceptical in a miniscule minority?
So how come those who support those conclusions are bunging on the hysterics like the most obvious of self-doubters? According to them, they’re in the overwhelming majority, so why project such fragility?
Why, that bull goose of Howard-haters, Paul Keating, has even resorted to the lamest of political discussion ploys — the Hitler comparison.
But he portrayed Mr Howard, like Hitler, as a nationalist, rather than a patriot and he said that nationalism was “arguably more exclusionary than racism”, with a propensity to stigmatise cultural, religious and linguistic attributes.
“Nationalism is, I believe, a dangerous and divisive tendency: its stock in trade is jingoism, populism and exclusion of the most calculating kind.”
Labor colleagues will be relieved that Mr Keating did not repeat his recent attacks on them, instead concentrating his firepower on Mr Howard.
Poor old Keating. He’s mad and he’s bad but apologists like Phatty Adams could give the “at least” to his supposedly superior wit and savage tongue. That reputation is shot right through with the Adolf gaffe.
Wendy Frew, in the Sydney Morning Herald, is so sure of her Goebell’s Warning position, she has launched an astonishing character attack:
One of the so-called experts on the ABC’s panel that will debate climate change is retired James Cook University professor Bob Carter.
Professor Carter, whose background is in marine geology, appears to have little, if any, standing in the Australian climate science community.
Today, The Australian notes that Professor Carter is the only Australian climate scientist who has given expert evidence to the US Senate and the High Court in London on climate change.
In view of that status, someone at Tim Blair’s opined that Frew’s inept slur could well be defamatory. The online text now reads:
One of the ABC’s panellists is retired James Cook University professor Bob Carter.
Professor Carter, whose background is in marine geology, has previously been criticised by leading Australian climate change scientists.
Although she’s had to ease up on the character assassination, Frew is still free to hurl the greenie’s equivalent of the Hitler slur — the link to BIG EVIL:
He is on the research committee at the Institute of Public Affairs, a think tank that has received funding from oil and tobacco companies, and whose directors sit on the boards of companies in the fossil fuel sector.
Pathetic in so many different ways.