Cory makes his move

About 18 months ago, chief Liberal polling guru, Mark Textor, told The Australian newspaper that a segment of society was irrelevant: conservatives.

This is what he said:

“The qualitative evidence is [conservatives] don’t matter. The sum of a more centrist approach outweighs any alleged marginal loss of so-called base voters.’’

At the following election, Malcolm Turnbull’s ‘centrist’ approach saw him almost lose government. The embarrassment and days of waiting were more than alleged. And they were marginal. As marginal as it gets.

Today, Senator Cory Bernardi hit back hard. When asked specifically about these comments at a press conference his response was simple:

You cannot dismiss the base.”

With that he went off to launch his new party, the Australian Conservatives. It is aimed entirely at meeting the needs of the base.

All of a sudden, those conservatives will be the most polled segment of society in Australia.

All of a sudden, they matter. A lot.

It is all due to Bernardi’s courage and decisive action.

And it all started an hour earlier when the Senator addressed the Senate, ending weeks of speculation about his intentions:

“It really is time for a better way; a conservative way.

The enduring beauty of the conservative tradition is that it looks to the past, to all that is great and good, to inform the future. It is a rich paradox where the established equips us for the new.

And so today I begin something new, built on enduring values and principles that have served our nation so well for many decades.

It is a political movement of Australian Conservatives…a community of individual Australians who will share their unique gifts and talents to chart a better way.

We will be united by a desire to create stronger families, foster free enterprise, limit the size and scope and reach of government whilst seeking to rebuild civil society.

We will give hope to those who despair at the current state of Australian politics and who demand a better way for themselves, their children and their country.

The journey ahead will not be for the faint of heart but worthwhile ventures rarely are.

And every journey begins with a first step.

Today I take that step, knowing the direction in which I will head and hoping that those truly concerned for the future of our nation will choose to join me.”

With those words, the Australian Conservative Party was born.

Its webpage was launched shortly afterwards, making it clear that this party is not an ‘I don’t like it’ fan club, but one that will campaign on a credible philosophical platform. It is here for the long term.

Its principles are focused on four key areas: limited government, personal responsibility, free enterprise and protecting a civil society based on western culture and Judeo-Christian values.

That will be music to the ears of the base.

And they are not the only ones relieved tonight. Cory Bernardi is too. In fact, when Bernardi was asked at his press conference today about Turnbull, Abbott and the leadership of the Liberal Party it was almost therapeutic. His response:

“The leadership of the liberal party is now a matter for them…I’m no longer a member of the Liberal Party.”

And how true that is. The conservative and liberal wings of Bernardi’s old party are stuck with Malcolm or readying for another round of musical leadership chairs. Cory Bernardi, meanwhile, is free to focus on taking up the real fight to Labor and the Greens.

If he does it well, the Australian Conservatives will be very successful indeed. And the Liberal base will be gone.

Author: Bernard Gaynor

Bernard Gaynor is a married father of nine children. He has a background in military intelligence, Arabic language and culture and is an outspoken advocate of conservative and family values.

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  1. The problem with the liberals nowadays is that they reject conservative values and that’s why I can’t stand them cunning degenerates any more.

    The way the Liberals are going one may as well just vote Labour and be like a hog at the troph selfishly trying to get what ever you can get for yourself while you can, like a foolish grub.

    All out values or forefathers struggled for are worthless to the new age short sighted narrow minded sloths.
    The cunning deviousness of Communist and the degenerate atheist have been brainwashing playing the people for years with every tool they have and such will only turn nations into a cesspool as history has proven and only dictate like a monster over all, as freedom of speech is a threat to such moronic utopian fools and here it is the Liberal party reject freedom of speech nowadays !!

    Cory Bernardi would of made a great Liberal PM but the power of the party is fundamentally morally bankrupt and it sticks out like gods balls, it has lost it’s true foundations that it was built on.

    Cory Bernardi has done the right thing and I hope that it makes the Liberal party wake up to themselves and stop taking the people for granted and start to do the hard yards in opposing this hard left wing madness and have the fortitude just to point it out for what it truly is.

    D Trump had to come out to save his nation from the disaster as he could see it becoming, because it sticks out like dogs balls to anyone who truly gives a toss.

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  2. Bernard if the electoral system does not change, the duopoly of the big two will persist. We need proportional representation and an end to preference voting. Only then can a new party stand a chance of having a go. In the 1998 election, Hanson got close to one million votes yet she did not win a single seat, the direct representation system is an undemocratic joke.

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  3. Will the ALA consider joining with Bernardi. his goals seem similar. ..

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  4. Cory is a very clever man. How many people could name the minor parties and/or independents? Now, how many know who Cory Bernardi is?

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  5. Wouldn’t you love to be a fly on the wall in the Lib party room when the ‘oh shit’ moment sunk in.

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  6. Sounds like we are rallying to to call to protect our way of life and sanity !??

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    • God bless that beautiful flag.

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    • Totally off topic but can we defund and sell / privatise the abc?

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