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Jaymes Diaz, Australia Liberal Party Parliament Candidate, Can’t Name 1 Point Of His ‘Six-Point Plan’

August 6, 2013

Liberal candidate Jaymes Diaz was left looking like a complete knob during an interview with Channel Ten journalist John Hill.

Mr Diaz is running for the western Sydney seat of Greenway, one of the most marginal in New South Wales, against Labor MP Michelle Rowland.

In a six-minute interview, he spoke of the Coalition’s “six-point plan” to stop asylum seeker boats, but was unable to explain what they were.

Clutching a Liberal Party pamphlet, Mr Diaz repeatedly mentioned that only the Liberal party could “stop the boats,” but when asked to explain exactly how this would happen he was left dumb-founded.

“We have a six point plan” Mr Diaz insisted, but when asked to elaborate, was unable to explain what the six point plan involved or to even identify one single point that apparently makes up the so-called six point plan.

“We have a six-point plan to make sure that we do stop the boats,” said Diaz during the television interview.

“Six points, could you run through them for us,” the reporter replied.

“Well, I can run through all the details of the points, but look, the main thing is…” Diaz went on.

But Hill persisted, ultimately asking Mr Diaz eight times – unsuccessfully – to outline the Coalition’s asylum seeker policy.

“You’ve said turn back the boats, you told me it’s a six-point plan. What about the other five points?”

Flanked by two increasingly sombre-looking supporters, Mr Diaz responded: “We have a plan to stop the boats, and I’ve answered that.”

“The six points, the six points?” the interviewer enquired again.

Ultimately, one of his minders opted to stop the interview instead, with Mr Diaz concluding “we support families” while wandering away from the camera and into a car park.

And these are the people that want to run the country?

 

 

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44 Comments leave one →
  1. egg permalink
    August 6, 2013 10:44 am

    I’m warming to Abbott and his anecdotes, he also has enough wit to laugh at himself.

    ‘Mr Abbott said he called Mr Diaz “to commiserate with him” after watching the interview. “I gather he had done two good interviews and then he throws up in the third … I’m afraid it happens to all of us from time to time,” Mr Abbott told ABC radio in Sydney on Tuesday.

    ‘Mr Abbott says an occasional gaffe was just part of being in politics.

    “Inevitably, a very experienced and slightly aggressive journalist shoves a microphone in your face and starts barking at you and it is possible to freeze,” he said. “I’ve done it myself.”

  2. August 6, 2013 10:56 am

    Don’t tell me that ‘Stop The Boats’ is nothing more than empty, sloganistic rhetoric?! 😯

    Well I’ll be…

    They better invent 6 points post haste, in case more of them get prompted for detail.

  3. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    August 6, 2013 11:05 am

    “I’ve done it myself.”..but only on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays

  4. August 6, 2013 11:08 am

    Go Abbott!

    Do it some more!

  5. Neil of Sydney permalink
    August 6, 2013 11:49 am

    Does anybody know what Labors plan is??

    I bet you most of the Labor party does not know what Rudd is up to.

  6. August 6, 2013 12:01 pm

    So, Neil, do you think that incessantly repeating ‘We Will Stop The Boats’, will actually stop the boats?

  7. Neil of Sydney permalink
    August 6, 2013 12:08 pm

    Well Labor has no idea what to do. Based on last months numbers we are getting 50,000 boat people/year.

  8. August 6, 2013 12:21 pm

    None of them can/will stop the boats, Neil.

    But you’d think that if the Coalition want to be taken seriously, they’d at least flesh out a bit of information beyond that mindless slogan.
    At the moment, they appear to believe that repeating it ad nauseam will suffice.

    Granted, it will probably stick in the minds of the xenophobes they are targetting. No doubt that is the primary intent of it. Actually stopping the boats isn’t even countenanced. It’s a push button issue.

  9. August 6, 2013 12:33 pm

    “We will stop the points. All six of them.”

  10. Neil of Sydney permalink
    August 6, 2013 1:52 pm

    ““We will stop the points. All six of them.””

    Do you have any solution to the problem other than stupid comments?? After all it was your vote in 2007 that has caused this mess.

    At the moment there are 20-40 million refugees who want to come here. On top of that there are 1-2 billion economic immigrants who would like to live here.

    What should we do?? let them all in??

  11. August 6, 2013 2:10 pm

    ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ I’m warming to Abbott(Go!) and his anecdotes,’ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘
    +
    Mr-Rabbit(Go!) is a vote-magnet and his popularity is soaring.

  12. drooghead permalink
    August 6, 2013 2:17 pm

    I had the misfortune to witness his father speaking in a Blacktown council meeting and at another time being interviewed by a local Filipino journalist and I can tell you that he is exactly the same. He quotes the party slogans and makes stuff up. He was totally demolished by the Labor councillor who, unlike Diaz, actually knew what he was talking about.

  13. Neil of Sydney permalink
    August 6, 2013 2:29 pm

    I seem to remember a Labor party politician totally screwing up her comments. Looks like she had a brain freeze because she did not know what she was talking about.

    The lefties said she had a stutter and people were picking on a person with a disability.

    I suspect most politicians from both sides of politics have no idea what they are talking about.

  14. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    August 6, 2013 2:30 pm

    I seem to remember a Labor party politician totally screwing up her comments. Looks like she had a brain freeze because she did not know what she was talking about.

    That was Julia Gillard, and she’s not standing at this election.

  15. Splatterbottom permalink
    August 6, 2013 2:42 pm

    Then there was Yvette D’Ath who got her talking point right‘Polls come and go and the only poll that matters is on election day’, but looked stupid because Joel Fitzgibbon had just mocked that very talking point.

  16. August 6, 2013 2:42 pm

    “Do you have any solution to the problem other than stupid comments?? After all it was your vote in 2007 that has caused this mess.”

    Really? Mine? All alone? Little ole me? Well, bugger me.

    No, I don’t have a solution, you dense cunt, because I’m not elected to come up with one. Neither is Rupert Murdoch, but try telling him that, precious.

    And if you’ve got a solution, nobody’s listening to that either. Or anybody else’s. It may missed the tumbleweed and blowfly that comprise what currently functions as your intellect, but in case you haven’t noticed lately, THIS IS AUSTRALIA. NOBODY LISTENS TO ANYTHING anymore unless it’s couched in the most dire, hysterical flapdoodle squealing “End of the World!” in 16 point type.

    Repeat after me “Me, me, me, me, me, me, me, me, and fuck everybody else”.

    And yeah, let every fucking body in. They can’t be any worse than the 23 million whiny little fuckers we’ve already got.

  17. Neil of Sydney permalink
    August 6, 2013 2:51 pm

    “And yeah, let every fucking body in.”

    Interesting concept. I don’t know if you have seen the movie Slumdog Millionaire but a large chunk of the worlds population are doing it tough and they would all like to come here.

    O.K. but if you really believe that you are entitled to your view. You could say we are being selfish having all this land and only 23 million people.

  18. August 6, 2013 2:56 pm

    The type of person Neil relates to and supports…. more fake rhetorical nonsense, another Phoney Tony Cloney Cronie with nothing.

  19. drooghead permalink
    August 6, 2013 3:01 pm

    Well said Ross Sharp. Your comments sum up the situation nicely. We shouldn’t just single out the politicians because most voters are idiots and form a feedback loop with them hence reinforcing stupid ideas that don’t pass any sort of intellectual rigour. The whiny little fuckers get what they deserve. Australia rhymes with failure which is apt.

  20. August 6, 2013 3:05 pm

    ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ” ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ in case you haven’t noticed lately, THIS IS AUSTRALIA. NOBODY LISTENS TO ANYTHING anymore unless it’s couched in the most dire, hysterical flapdoodle squealing “End of the World!” in 16 point type.

    Repeat after me “Me, me, me, me, me, me, me, me, and fuck everybody else”.

    And yeah, let every fucking body in. They can’t be any worse than the 23 million whiny little fuckers we’ve already got.’ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘

    when you put it like that Sharpie, l agree

  21. Ol' Sancty permalink
    August 6, 2013 3:08 pm

    That’s pretty embarrassing stuff, even if he is a newbie backbench candidate in a probably not winnable seat. He should ask David Bradbury for tips on how to handle more difficult questions. Bradbury is a frontbencher after all.

    http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/assistant-treasurer-david-bradbury-in-interview-meltdown-over-rates-on-smooth-fm/story-fni0cx12-1226692048149

  22. Neil of Sydney permalink
    August 6, 2013 3:13 pm

    Then there was Wayne Swan who took ages to answer what the forecast for inflation was.

  23. August 6, 2013 3:16 pm

    ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ” ‘ ‘ ” ‘ we are being selfish having all this land and only 23 million people.’ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘
    *we.?*
    l think you will find Gina and friends have control over a pretty chunk of it Kneel, you better go check the hand-book

  24. Neil of Sydney permalink
    August 6, 2013 3:39 pm

    “Really? Mine? All alone? Little ole me?

    Yep and all the other people who voted for Rudd in 2007 are responsible. It is called Democracy. And it was done with a burst of morality. We are doing away with the nasty Howards border laws you lot proclaimed.

    Also we are in great danger of losing our AAA credit rating which we got back in 2003. If Rudd is elected we will lose it again. This will mean Australian govt and companies pay higher interest rates for borrowed money. And we are already paying amongst the highest interest rates in the world.

  25. egg permalink
    August 6, 2013 3:46 pm

    Nils I think you might be repeating yourself, which is fine, but perhaps you should borrow ToMs dot points in the run up to the election. To help reinforcement.

  26. Neil of Sydney permalink
    August 6, 2013 3:50 pm

    egg

    I did not know people took any notice of what i write.

  27. Splatterbottom permalink
    August 6, 2013 3:50 pm

    “You could say we are being selfish having all this land and only 23 million people.”

    Correct. And it is very much in our interests to share what we have with as many of the people on this planet who are barely hanging in there. We’ve got more arable land than Indonesia which as a couple of hundred million more people than we do. It is something that we could do if we wanted to, and could do in a way that strengthens rather than weakens the country.

  28. August 6, 2013 3:52 pm

    LOL, Dumpty is Kneel`s sub-editor

  29. Neil of Sydney permalink
    August 6, 2013 3:54 pm

    “It is something that we could do if we wanted to, and could do in a way that strengthens rather than weakens the country.

    I would agree with that. 23 million people in a land this big is way too small.

  30. Splatterbottom permalink
    August 6, 2013 4:04 pm

    ““Really? Mine? All alone? Little ole me? ””

    Ending the Pacific Solution was pure stinking hubris. It was unnecessary at the time because it wasn’t actually causing anyone any grief. No one was coming by boat any more and the detention centres were empty. We were still taking the same number of refugees, but in conjunction with the UN.

    But the morally righteous among us couldn’t stomach that. They insisted on pulling the system down in a fit of murderous moral exhibitionism. In doing so they reignited the people smuggling business and drowned over a thousand people. And now we have all sorts of bizarre and inhumane solutions being bandied around with people being subjected to all kinds of indignities.

    Those who supported the abolition of the Pacific Solution need at least to show enough self-reflection to own up to the consequences of their pious prattling before disporting their exquisite consciences as they ostentatiously exhibit their care and concern. That care and concern has killed enough people already.

  31. Evil Walrus permalink
    August 6, 2013 4:04 pm

    “And yeah, let every fucking body in.”

    Geeeeee……………………Shades of that ratbag Sarah Hanson Young

  32. egg permalink
    August 6, 2013 4:12 pm

    Abbott says he will produce a white paper on northern Australia within12 months of gaining the Treasury Benches

    “Northern Australia is well placed to capitalise on the significant economic, strategic and
    environmental macro-trends that will shape both the Asian and tropical regions. No longer will northern Australia be seen as the last frontier, it is the next frontier.”

    Tony Abbott

  33. August 6, 2013 8:59 pm
  34. egg permalink
    August 7, 2013 10:00 am

    Lampedusa is our Christmas.

  35. August 7, 2013 10:25 am

    ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ Malta says . . . . ”Turn Back the Boats” ‘ ‘ ‘

    wot do you expect,
    they have enuff accountants, (go abbott!)

  36. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    August 7, 2013 10:26 am

    Abbott follows the lead of Malta?

  37. August 7, 2013 10:29 am

    six points
    1/ `stop teh boats`
    2/ `stop teh carbon`
    3/ `teh green army`
    4/ `stop teh nbn`
    5/ `eleventy`
    6/ `go abbott`

  38. egg permalink
    August 7, 2013 12:01 pm

    2/ `stop teh carbon`

    Yes indeed.

  39. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    August 7, 2013 12:11 pm

    Repetition of slogans was a winner when Abbott was dealing with Gillard and Swan, and they also stayed on message to the point of annoying stupidity.

    Rudd and Bowen aren’t as stupid, and Abbott needs to be pressed to come up with more detail.

  40. egg permalink
    August 7, 2013 12:21 pm

    The debates should be decisive.

  41. egg permalink
    August 9, 2013 5:19 pm

    ‘PRIME Minister Kevin Rudd is risking a legal challenge from the Coalition by deciding to continue the controversial advertising campaign for the Papua New Guinea asylum-seeker deal.

    ‘In a provocative decision, Special Minister of State Mark Dreyfus has announced that the multimillion-dollar “public information campaign” will continue in newspapers, television and on radio through the election campaign.’

    Daily Terror

  42. egg permalink
    August 12, 2013 9:29 am

    ‘ASYLUM seekers have found their own PNG Solution with two Somalis the latest to sail from Australia’s nearest neighbour across the Torres Strait to far north Queensland.’

    Koorimail

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