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Nov 29 2014

I Didn’t Vote for Abbott

A chronicle of the Abbott government’s terrible actions, to the tune of Billy Joel’s “We Didn’t Start the Fire” (full lyrics below). Please share it to help spread the word not to vote for the Liberal Party in the Victorian election today!

Climate Council, Minchin’s back, boycott ban, officials sacked

Coal seam gas, ignored distress, let’s all watch sports

 

Peta Credlin, Wiki Greg, Tony Shepherd, gays can’t wed

Guild witch-hunts, cut fire payments, and expenses rorts

 

Maurice Newman, corporate crime, gunboat gift, torture’s fine

Warsaw, no FoIs, risky Trans-Pacific ties

 

Tim Wilson, Timor raid, mega-mines, polluters paid

Green tape, EEO, Murray-Darling, eco-lawyers goodbye

 

I didn’t vote for Abbott

Our leader Tony is a plastic phony

I didn’t vote for Abbott

We’ve never liked him but we’ll try to fight him

 

War on boats, lesson reviews, cheap soldiers, forgotten Jews

Unpatriotic ABC, Cory Bernardi

 

Manus Island, nutrition, TPVs, Dick Warburton

Poor Green Army, SPC, lying on subsidies

 

Repeal Day, nukes okay, marching on St Patrick’s Day

Loggers praised, ignore war crimes, 457s, knights and dames

 

Dob in critics, protest votes, fines if you can’t stay afloat

Corporate rights, green cop maimed, Facebook, fighter planes

 

I didn’t vote for Abbott

Our leader Tony is a plastic phony

I didn’t vote for Abbott

We’ve never liked him but we’ll try to fight him

 

Harm the old, hurt the poor, screw orphans of war

Young and jobless in strife, best day of Hockey’s life

 

Student debt, GP tax, renovations, aid axed

Science slashed, natives knifed, no shelters for battered wives

 

FOFA, dementia, kidnappings, Canadia

Probable torture, non-profits’ lips sealed

 

Forty jobs, Albrechtsen, on-water detention

Godly chaps, skillful Japs, Clive gets carbon tax repealed

 

I didn’t vote for Abbott

Our leader Tony is a plastic phony

I didn’t vote for Abbott

We’ve never liked him but we’ll try to fight him

 

Team Australia, metadata, freedoms better wait ’till later

Empire a good cause, NT out of labour laws

 

Fatal foot, climate snub, whistleblowers will be drubbed

Delay super, Cambodia, follow Yanks into a war

 

Illegal infant, Barry Spurr, polluter fund censored

No wind turbine energy, shirtfront at the G20

 

I didn’t vote for Abbott

Our leader Tony is a plastic phony

We shouldn’t vote for Abbott

’Cause until he’s gone, we will still go wrong and wrong

1 comment

  1. Ian McDonald

    James, exception effort.
    The words sum up the issues, and the tune is a perfect fit.
    I think this will strike a cord with many people, including our youngest generation of voters who are savvy and disenchanted with the Abbott government.
    I am dissapointed that it has only had 19 view on youtube so far, and I am goign to try and rectify this.
    This is one video which deserves to go viral.

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