If you have voted Labor at anytime since the 1996 election you have not been voting on the left side of politics. Labor was a centreist party during the Howard years and arguably a centre right party during the Rudd/Gillard years. There is nothing remotely leftist about Labor other than the Trade Union influence and we all know what you think about unions.T_R wrote:You yourself have already told us that human rights is a 'lefty' thing. Please don't pretend that the HRC Board is not drawn from the left side of politics - surely not even you could be that delusional?Green eyed Mick wrote: I will give you Ryan but again how does replacing someone from the Left with someone from the right achieve balance?
No no, the contempt is for you, not 'anyone and anything on the left'. Perhaps your egocentricism makes it difficult for you to differentiate? I'd imagine that's the same reason you seem to think that you, personally, are in precisely the appropriate point in the political spectrum and the rest of the army is out of step. Fact is, I have voted to the left of politics my entire adult life, with one exception, and even there it was far more an issue of loathing of the incompetent than support of the alternative. It takes an amazing leap (to put it generously) to then claim I'm a rusted on Liberal supporter. Perhaps what you mean is that I'm just not left enough , ie fail to exactly subscribe to your own beliefs? As I said, pure egocentricism.Green eyed Mick wrote:As for your political position. Don't **** in my pocket. You might have only voted Liberal once in your life but your support and defense of that side of the political spectrum, combined with the utter contempt you appear to have for anyone and anything on the left is clear as crystal.
FTR I have nothing but contempt for you my friend