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Why does a good bloke like Tony Abbott attract such vile enemies?

3 May 2019

4:03 PM

3 May 2019

4:03 PM

All those anonymously plastered up posters of Tony Abbott around his electorate of Warringah defaced with the c word, among other things, are of a one with the jeering, jostling and aggressive protests that pass for political expression among the bile green left.

They are advertising their (lack of) character with their behaviour. It is telling of the urge to violence exhibited by most left groups en masse, the itch to punch or headbutt their conservative opponents.

Yesterday’s Sky News/Manly Daily Abbott-Zegall debate in Warringah, flooded by Zegall supporters, showed this aggressive side of the left, as well as Zegall’s ignorance on her pet policy. Neither Abbott nor moderator David Speers pulled her up when she contradicted Abbott on the simple fact that Australia contributes 1.3 per cent of global CO2 emissions. Oh no, it’s much more than that, said Zegall, evidently unaware of a scientific fact that is not in contention.

If she doesn’t even know that fact, she can’t claim to know what she is talking about. Lessons on the basic facts about our atmosphere would surprise many of her supporters. But then no climate alarmist is weighed down by actual facts about the subject.

If Mark Twain had been in the room, he might have piped up to remind her that ‘it’s not what you don’t know that gets you into trouble, it’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.’

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