“WindsorWorld” … Is That Like Wayne’s World?

30 Mar

Media Release – Senator Barnaby Joyce, 30 March 2012:

Queensland election a message to Independents as well

Seven independent members of parliament have been voted out of office since Tony Windsor and Rob Oakeshott decided to back a Green-Labor government.

Tony Windsor’s claim that “independents actually performed quite well at the [Queensland] election” is a denial of reality.

On average Independent members suffered a bigger swing against them than the Labor party at the Queensland election. There were five seats in which independents were sitting members at the Queensland 2012 election.

Across those five seats, independent candidates suffered an average swing against them of 18 per cent, a more devastating swing than meted out to the Labor party.

In WindsorWorld apparently this is a great outcome. Windsor has an amazing analysis of history, it changes 5 minutes after the fact. The reality is the Independents got absolutely nailed.

People are just sick of this idea that you can sneak around and tell people that you are really part of both football teams when you are in fact part of neither.

Only two out of five independent Queensland electorates look to have retained their seats. This compares to three out of six independent members at the 2011 New South Wales election retaining their seats, an election that was widely seen as a disaster for independent members.

In total, since Tony Windsor and Rob Oakeshott revealed that they were actually closet Green/Labor supporters, 7 independent members have been voted out of Parliament and only 5 re-elected in the Victorian, New South Wales and Queensland elections.

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8 Responses to ““WindsorWorld” … Is That Like Wayne’s World?”

  1. Betty Whiffin March 30, 2012 at 12:32 pm #

    Another idiot. Can’t he read, can’t he see what happened in Q’and with the independents?
    Everythng that he utters is crap – and he thinks himself God’s gift to humanity. Shows just what he is to back Julia Gillard.- a moron, striving for power.

    • iain morrison March 30, 2012 at 3:31 pm #

      Windsor is only a second rate idiot. We, the people of the electorate of Lyne, lay claim to having the biggest (and certainly the most boring) idiot ever to enter Parliament. I am trying to determine if we can get an appropriate entry in the “Guiness Book of Records” but the publishers tell me they have already accepted “earthian” Bob Brown for that title in the latest edition.

  2. Gregory McKenna March 30, 2012 at 12:34 pm #

    Yep, Windsor and Oakshott have done a disservice to the independant cause by letting their personl dislike and antipathy to Tony Abbot cloud their judgement such that they deviated from what ther core constituents would most likely have expected or wanted them to do.

    in doing this on a national stage they have shon a spotlight on the belief that Independants are in it for the community they represent – rather it seems in this case they are in it for themselves.

    i think this a terrible situation because more independantly independant members of parliament might actually be good for both the Parkliament and the nation.

    This life cycle of independance though might be nearing an end for a while – unfortaunately

    • The Blissful Ignoramus March 30, 2012 at 3:51 pm #

      “i think this a terrible situation because more independantly independant members of parliament might actually be good for both the Parkliament and the nation.”

      Hear Hear! The only word I’d change in that sentence is “might”; replace with “would”.

      The damage done to the idea of independent parliamentarians is, for mine, perhaps the most distressing aspect of the entire debacle since 2010. Imagine the possibilities that have gone begging, to gain a foothold in the public consciousness against the BS “two-party” paradigm, if the balance-of-power holding independents had acted with integrity, and intelligence, especially viz. representing their local electorate’s express wishes.

  3. Twodogs March 30, 2012 at 3:43 pm #

    Schwing, schwing!! Excellent!!

  4. Twodogs March 30, 2012 at 3:49 pm #

    Oakeshott and Windsor remind me of Kent Brockman, hailing allegiance to “our new alien overlords” which were simply some ants which escaped from Homer’s ant farm in the space capsule and crawled across the camera. I reckon they’d always go where the wind blows.

    • The Blissful Ignoramus March 30, 2012 at 4:01 pm #

      Speaking of the Deep Space Homer episode, remember the classic line from Homer in that, when Barney was thrown out of the astronaut competition?

      I reckon it is THE ideal piece of advice for overindebted nations the world over:

      “Default? Woo Hoo! The two sweetest in the English language: de-FAULT! de-FAULT! de-FAULT!”

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