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Orthenticity

March 9th, 2010

I’m kind of late to the party on this, but Tony Abbott still seems to be running with claims that various conservative politicians, most notably himself, are ‘authentic’. This label seems to bear approximately the same relationship to ‘honest’ as ‘truthiness’ does to ‘truth’.

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  1. March 16th, 2010 at 11:39 | #1

    Squarely towards populism re the Libs, would be an oxymoron. They were unpopular the last time. Did they get in. Kevin 07 did. On the wave of the most well conducted media hyped campaign since Whitlam. Mostly piss and wind thus far. The most benevolent of Societies are the rich ones. And there has never been a Government in all of Christian-dome that has generated wealth and or income. Governments consume. Governments should write the cheques, keep a hand on the tiller. And let the clever people get on with it.

  2. SJ
    March 16th, 2010 at 18:11 | #2

    Now Howard is getting into the act:

    John Howard tips ‘authentic’ Tony Abbott for election battle

    “Tony has a great potential to appeal to middle Australia, because he is more authentic than Rudd,” he said.

  3. Alice
    March 16th, 2010 at 20:47 | #3

    @SJ
    You mean Tony Abbott is now as orthetic as Joh Howard?? You mean a man of his very own mold? SJ – you must mean as “orthentic as Iraq”…or perhaps as “orthentic as workchoices?” or perhaps even as “orthentic as the good works of JHs productivity commission?’ Or perhapsthe good works of JH’s “welfare to work” (for women).

    Oh sorry SJ – I realise you are joking and dont have the irony alerts on. You dont mean “orthentic” at all…I think you mean something quite different…like if JH approves Tony it can only mean one thing……Tony is a???

    complete sham.

  4. Donald Oats
    March 16th, 2010 at 21:27 | #4

    So now Tony Abbott is authenticky; boy am I sure glad to hear that. And he was authenticky right up to and immediately after shafting Malcolm “Turncoat” Turnbull.
    And Nick “The Knife” Minchin is no doubt authenticky too.

    Sigh.

  5. SJ
    March 16th, 2010 at 21:29 | #5

    Alice, “authentic” is just U.S. right-wing code for “white”, or more precisely, “white male who knows how to keep women and niggers in their place”.

    The Liberal Party morons who have tried to transplant the code here are building for a massive fail.

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