Malcolm Turnbull is likely to become Trump road-kill.
Trump has changed politics completely and forced politicians the world over to suspend the dithering and take sides. And it seems likely that the side that will emerge victorious is that of the ordinary normal person (translation: that would be conservatives).
Unfortunately for Malcolm, his instinct is to dither and dither leftish. It is not likely to bode well for his future and may well result in the end of the Liberal Party as we know it: in the current environment a coalition of liberals and conservatives has no future.
Trump’s first week has been nothing short of a conservative revolution with his ban on immigration from a number of Islamic countries now a pivotal moment for the Western world.
Labor and the Greens will react by moving further to the fringe Left. This will keep their rabid supporters happy, even as they descend into civil war over such idiotic things as whether feminist protests oppress trans women (translation: that would be blokes flouncing about in high heels and the answer is of course and, more importantly, who cares).
Meanwhile, conservatives will push for change now that the politically-correct shackles of lunacy have been cut loose by the American President. All of sudden, it is now permissible to bluntly state the obvious: Islamic immigration is not in our interests.
And it’s already happening. This is from George Christensen on Sky News yesterday:
‘I think Trump has got it right and it’s something I have been saying for a while.
‘Suspend the refugee intake and look at those countries with a high level of radicalisation and simply ban immigration from those countries into Australia.’
The backbench MP says he would be willing to ban entrants from countries from western countries like France if the ‘department of Immigration concludes there is a high level of radicalisation’ present within the populace.
‘If the Department of Immigration says there is a high-level radicalisation in France then I have no problems with saying no more French nationals in Australia.’
The man on the street is likely to support that statement. But for the politically-correct liberals within the Liberals who live in the media bubble, it is heresy.
So Trent Zimmerman has fired back:
Liberal MP Trent Zimmerman has rejected his Coalition’s colleagues call to suspend or ban people based on their nationality, saying Australia’s immigration policy has been ‘phenomenally successful.’
‘The suggestion we should ban people on the basis of what country they come from goes to the heart of banning people accord to their nationality.’
‘Leaving aside whatever moral obligations we have to assist people in these dire situations, the facts are overwhelmingly refugees who come to this country make an extraordinarily positive contribution to our society.’
There is a delicious irony in an openly homosexual Liberal MP supporting suicidal Islamic immigration. We can always count on the Left to provide us with a laugh.
The stage has been set for war within the Liberals. And so far Turnbull has been caught like a deer in the headlights.
Malcolm is desperately seeking for a way to fend off criticism from the progressive media who are demanding that he oppose Trump, while simultaneously hoping to please the conservatives within the Liberals who have put him in power and who want Trump-like action to rectify the progressive disaster that has overtaken the West.
Unfortunately for Malcolm, such a solution cannot be found and he won’t be able to muddle his way out of the middle.
It is a time for sides, not fence-sitting. At the end of the day, Turnbull, Zimmerman and the like are probably going to find that they have more in common with Labor and the Greens than the Liberal Party membership. And conservatives in the Liberal Party are likely to question why they continue bothering to hand out how-to-vote cards for fakes.
2017 will be an interesting year.