NSW Treasurer Matt Kean is blitzing the ABC and other “progressive” media outlets in a desperate attempt to bully Liberal colleagues to swing even further Left.
The extremist factional boss (described as the most dangerous politician in Australia) is attempting to blame Saturday’s bruising election loss on his centre-Right colleagues – despite overwhelming evidence otherwise.
Of the 16 Liberal MPs who lost their seats last Saturday – costing Scott Morrison his prime ministership – as many as 13 were aligned to Mr Kean’s radical Left faction.
These included high-profile global warming warriors Dave Sharma, North Sydney’s Trent Zimmerman and Mackellar’s Jason Falinski.
Each was punished with swings multiple times the national average – more than triple in some cases.
As Mr Kean is incapable of forming a coherent case before enquiring journalists, the Treasurer has targeted sympathetic and unquestioning Left-wing media organisations to amplify his mind-bending spin.
In an interview with ABC’s David Spears on Sunday, Mr Kean was given an open microphone to spout factional nonsense free from enquiry.
“I think we didn’t listen to women across the electorate and the issues they are facing,” he said.
“It was very hard to sell our policies to educated communities in our heartland when they wanted strong action on climate change and a fairer go for women.
“If we go too far to the Right, we will alienate people in the centre and we can’t afford to do that.”
Yesterday, he wrote an opinion piece in the Malcolm Turnbull-inspired Guardian Australia.
While playing all the classical propaganda strings, his article was little more than a cringe-inducing call-to-action for the Left.
“It’s time that my Liberal-National colleagues in Canberra hear the message from the Australian people,” he wrote.
“The Liberal Party should be the natural Party to take action on climate change,” he continued.
“Climate change risks an environmental catastrophe.
“This means adopting science-aligned emissions reduction targets of between 45 and 60 per cent by 2030.”
Mr Kean’s personal target even exceeds Labor’s set-in-stone policy of 43 per cent carbon reduction by 2030.
“Some will say we can’t go further on these issues because of the ‘base’,” he continued.
“Let’s be clear, the traditional Liberal Party base watches more ABC than Sky After Dark,” he alleged.
Mr Kean’s Liberal colleagues have described his policy agenda as “political poison”.
The truth is, however, that Mr Kean’s factional power took a hit on Saturday – and he wants it back no matter the consequences for the Liberal Party or Australia.PC