Superannuation millionaire Greens leader Senator Bob Brown has achieved a level of self-awareness that may well have come from years of navel-gazing, bong-sucking and transcendental meditation. On the 7.30 Report this week he declared:
"Let me say this again: economists and business want the certainty of knowing where we’re going with carbon pricing policy. Tony Abbott is the wrecker. It’s a strange inversion where the Greens are being economically responsible and Tony Abbott, from the conservative side, is the irresponsible force for uncertainty into the future."
We can only take comfort that this Dr Strangelove style approach where like the General he has strapped himself to the compromised Greens carbon tax A-bomb. We doubt heâ€™ll get out alive by the time he actually does a deal with the government, even if it brutally raises working familiesâ€™ electricity, gas and fuel bills and prices more generally, it will just never be enough for his public servant/social worker inner-city supporters who think everyone else should live in the caves while they live like no-one else, paid for by the cave-slaves.
Be careful what you wish for, Dr Brown. If the sex industryâ€™s political party continues to grow at current pace, it will be well on the way to halving Greens support by the next federal poll, certainly in Victoria. A compromised, deal-making, tawdry Greens party, self-admittedly economically irresponsible is going down exactly the same trail as the Australian Democrats. Go, you good thing.