I think it is entirely possible for a staunch Liberal supporter to despise Joe Hockey :-) but, you know, it's meant to be just a light thread.
ETA I can think of at least one mod who is definitely not politically impartial and has stated her (staunch Liberal) views a number of times. It's never occurred to me that being a mod would mean you couldn't offer a political opinion.
Last edited by harvs; 19-08-2014 at 20:06.
@J37 you can still support the liberals and think he's a moron though? I mean I am staunchly left but critically evaluate the individuals that make up the party.
Based on what's he's said over the past 72 hours how can even the staunchest supporter defend him?
@J37 - to explain my position a little
I am generally a Liberal supporter - which many who take an interest in the political threads here know.
I Did vote Liberal (though dislike Abbot pretty intensely) and have actually felt a bit sorry for Joe Hockey lately.
Whether he has liked it or not, he has had to sell an extremely unpopular budget which will hurt a lot of people ...
His recent comments about driving were moronic. To make such stupid comments is one thing - I could have perhaps forgiven a monumental gaffe of that standard maybe ... IF he had apologised straight away
But to try and defend that position for 2 days before being told he had to apologise and back down is just so, so wrong. To not realise how incredibly offensive that position was the instant he said it ... its just mind boggling.
He has lost me ...
"poor people don't drive and if they do they don't drive very far".
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What he said was silly, and poorly-worded, but I honestly believe he was having a "moment" (albeit lasting a few days!)...and yes, I do believe that he wants to do the best for the country. That is my honest opinion.
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Last edited by J37; 19-08-2014 at 19:59.
Also I don't feel like this was posted as a debate thread. Maybe more of a light hearted post in light of some of the negativity we've seen on BH in the last couple of days. Sometimes you're going to get your feelings trampled on and not everything can be politically correct.
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