With modern politics being increasingly in the hands of career politicians with little or negligible exposure to the real world, another unexpected side affect has emerged.
A total ignorance of the lessons of history.
Following John Howard's domination of Australian Federal Politics for over a decade, although that reign was formed in considerable turmoil amidst the Liberal Party seat warmers, The Lucky Country watched the Labor Party descend into chaos as first Rudd then Gillard and Rudd Mk ll fell foul of sufficient nervous nellies who saw their careers threatened by adverse polling, to be needing to polish their CVs.
Liberal leader Tony Abbott exploited that chaos to defeat KRudd Mk ll in what was considered at that time to be a landslide but opposition prowess did not translate to government expertise. With sinking polls as an excuse, Malcolm Turnbull moved to have the job of Federal Prime minister bestowed by a bunch of traitorous idiots who now find their beloved trough in serious danger of terminal decay.
Liberal polling has Turnbull polling even lower than the figures that caused Tony Abbott's ides of march moment. Today one of the remnants of any semblance of conservatism in The Liberal Party, one Cory Bernardi a Senator from South Australia, is splitting from the mess that is Turnbull's ride to The Guillotine as it is widely accepted Golden Boy wont make it to the next election as leader unless he calls it this month.
The voters have little truck for ego driven power plays that seem to be a fact of life in politics circa twenty first century.
Arrogance, entitletitus, policy machinations spending OPMs are being seen as a greater turn off as Brexit, Trump and the Refugee crisis all point to serious failings by those who have risen to the surface of an increasingly polluted effluent pond, yet the Australian Liberal Party seem to think Einstein was in error with his definition of insanity; doing the same thing over again and expecting a different outcome.
The Aus Libs are alas, still wrong as they are now Dogtucker, and Bill Shorton can take little comfort as although he may well lead the biggest party next time the voters are unleashed, current polling has increasing support gathering to the Greens, Hansen's One Nation, Xenophon's little band from South Australia, even poor old Bob Katter and now joined by Cory Bernadi although he is still not being followed by other Liberals dismayed at the appalling shakeout from Trumbrell's (courtesy of Sean Spicer) demonstrably pathetic efforts.
The Senate will continue to struggle to pass wind.
I have no idea if it was a blooper from thinking the camera was off or Freudian Slip, ex Liberal Federal MP now Skye commentator Ross Cameron began a segment last night on Paul Murray Live with a response to an opportunity to try to understand what drives the PM with something along the lines of; Does he begin each day with the thought of " I have no f&$king idea what I will do today" as he approaches his desk such is the dithering ineffectual profile he portrays.
To paraphrase Gough Whitlam ; God save the Queen because nothing will save Malcolm Turnbull.