Another perpetually aggrieved whine 23/10/2012
There’s nothing more pathetic than finding offence where none is intended.
Labor sooks are turning a perfectly reasonable comment by Abbott about the government’s demonstrated incompetence and lack of public empathy into a sexist attack on Gillard.
The flimsy accusation comes from a party boasting an ex-House leader who described the partner of a Coalition backbencher as resembling a “retired B-grade porn star”.
Mr Abbott told the Seven Network that Labor’s cut to the baby bonus for second or subsequent children in yesterday’s mid-year economic and fiscal outlook would hurt Australian families. He said Wayne Swan’s inference that each extra child families had cost households less was simply wrong.
“Often one child is still in the cot when the second one comes along … so you actually need to get an extra cot or a double-sized pram,” Mr Abbott said.
“I think if the government was a bit more experienced in this area they wouldn’t come out with glib lines like that.”
The government is populated with people who have gone from university to a legal office or trade union and then into politics. Their only connection to the real working and middle classes is the ocker accents they’ve carefully crafted during their political training.
What with all that time spent on backroom faction plotting, shmoozing with media mates and affairs with fellow political travellers, there’d be a fair amount of common family life Labor MPs wouldn’t have a clue about. Their sheer incompetence in delivering policies that affect Australian families certainly suggests that.
Abbott quickly apologised if Gillard was offended.
Gracious of him, but he didn’t have to. The only ones excited about this are dead horse floggers whose confected outrage will only drive more pro-family folk into the Abbott camp.
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