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Dastyari: Cut the weasel loose

Dastyari: Cut the weasel loose

You need to think like a Chinaman concerning the Dastyari affair. Dastyari dragged the very wealthy political donor Huang Xiangmo into the mud of MSM. Such people don’t enjoy publicity like that. Beijing would be greatly angered that Huang Xiangmo allowed such a disgrace. Chinese money to Labor will dry up—until they find another idiot like Dastyari—no shorten shortage of those in the ranks. Labor must end Dastyari’s disaster totally, he is simply too damned hot to keep. It would be a win for Labor. Prior Labor naughty ones had the good sense to know when to quit, Dastyari does not even have that decency for the party he purports to love—he must be pushed! Swim Sam, swim!

The Telegraph’s analysis of ­estimate committee transcripts shows Senator Dastyari framed at least 115 questions representing China’s concerns regarding the South China Sea and Australia’s friendship with Japan over a three-year period. However, Senator Dastyari last night justified his questions, telling The Telegraph he was simply “holding this hopeless government to account”.

News Corp’s Dennis Shanahan writes:

Sam Dastyari must realise his time is up: he should quit

The time has come for Sam Dastyari to follow the lead of NSW ALP general secretaries who blazed a trail to the Senate but knew when it was time to fall on their swords.It’s not because Dastyari has been further exposed — what he has done is already enough to warrant a resignation. It’s because he is now damaging the ALP and its chances of being elected. No single MP should come before the party. All his predecessors have known when to walk away for their own good and for the good of the party.

Malcolm Turnbull and the ­Coalition are in a perilous place, but the disclosures about Dastyari’s warnings to Chinese political donor Huang Xiangmo about potential Australian intelligence surveillance and advice on how to avoid it are providing political traction.

The Prime Minister is able to spread the blame for stupid and dangerous behaviour to Bill Shorten and the opposition at large. Using parliament to accuse Dastyari of betraying Australia, he declares: “This is a test of the character of the Leader of the Opposition. Does he stand for Australia? Does he stand up for our national security? Well, if he does, then he knows Dastyari has to go.”

Dastyari flavours every ­Coalition utterance and attracts blame for every ill it can think of. He is giving Turnbull desperately needed momentum that will see him survive to Christmas with the opportunity to rebuild next year.

It is ironic that Dastyari’s best work in the Senate was on trying to get justice for victims of financial rip-offs. As the Coalition folds and calls a royal commission into financial institutions, he cannot speak because of Chinese money he took to pay a debt.

This is the problem for Dastyari: the Labor leader says he can’t see a revival for a long time; he can’t speak about his chosen area; and every day of parliament brings new condemnation.

The former NSW ALP general secretary needs to look at those who went before — Graham Richardson, Stephen Loosley and Mark Arbib. All faced their own pressures and carried their own baggage from their days in NSW HQ, but all put the party first when the time came. And were able to build post-political careers.

Richardson knew he had to resign from the ministry in 1992 and later knew it was time to go despite having helped wrangle election victories. Loosley also knew when the time was right, and even Arbib knew when to go, trying to draw some of the factional poison with him and describing his departure as an attempt to “heal” Labor rifts.

Dastyari needs to follow them and be gone before parliament ­resumes next year.

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  • Lorraine 07/12/2017, 6:50 am

    Sam Disaster man if he stays gives the Liberals and Malcolm Turnbull a whipping boy , the fun game is Sam is the Labor man that put Malcolm back in the game. Bill Shorten and his lies are catching up he knew Feeney had no paperwork and yet he mouthed Labor members are all vetted to the hilt……Is this the first lie from Shorten , no it is not, he has trouble being straight his past is Union bully and lies

    • finn 07/12/2017, 10:48 am

      walking talking disaster area

    • Bwana Neusi 07/12/2017, 12:51 pm

      Poor Willie will continue to shield Disastyari like Gillard protected Craig Thompson.

  • Cliff 07/12/2017, 7:00 am

    The ALP should follow the rules of war as set many years ago by Sun Tzu. An enemy (for that’s what Sammy has become) should be given an avenue of escape to encourage him to retreat and save the ALP a damaging battle.

    Translated into modern terms, Labor should find Sammy a really well paid job, preferably overseas, with a grand title and lots of perks and a generous travel allowance. The UN is the obvious first choice, but surely there’s still some Socialist International trade union sinicure out there somewhere where Sam could be given a grand office and papers to push?

    • Albert 07/12/2017, 8:51 am

      Sorry Cliff, the last thing we want is Dastyari on the loose overseas where he can carry on his sedition/treason unhindered. I would agree with him being sent overseas as long as it was a deportation back to Iran.

      • Joe Blogs 07/12/2017, 11:04 am

        Our man in I-ran.

        “Recruit Dysentery … !!!”

    • Graham 07/12/2017, 4:38 pm

      I vote for Venezuela, that socialist paradise!

  • Albert 07/12/2017, 8:47 am

    As more and more is revealed about the antics of Dastyari it is inconceivable that he remains in parliament. If that slimy little piece of Labor filth isn’t already a traitor then it wont be long before be becomes one.

    We heard recently how smart the chief of ASIO is but in reality Duncan Lewis couldn’t find his backside with both hands and ASIO has been a laughing stock since my time in the services back in the 60’s. If ASIO and their boss are so clever then why haven’t we heard of Dastyari being taken in for questioning? Oh, I see, they don’t release that sort of information.

    That would be right; they give us the old mushroom treatment – keep us in the dark and feed us crap while they stumble around in the dark bumping into each other as Dastyari goes on his merry way undermining Australia in favour of the Chows..

  • Ozisceptic 07/12/2017, 9:02 am

    Hang on. Didn’t Bill go to the same Chinese property developer and ask for money.
    What deals were done?

  • Clarion Call 07/12/2017, 9:53 am

    Sam the Iranian is the ‘Manchurian Candidate’. This conniving sleazebag should be shipped off to China where his record of failure might be ‘rewarded ‘ by his unappreciative hosts.

  • Zoltan 07/12/2017, 10:55 am

    Shame he didn’t do what he did in China, he’d doubtless be “disappeared” by now.

  • Joe Blogs 07/12/2017, 11:30 am

    The Chinks have been cultivating Caucasian dupes for centuries. They’d have selected Dysentery because he’s an egotistical, deluded, immature, self-serving fool of particularly weak character. They’d have used him for all he’s worth and let him and the ALP dickheads think their little wonder boy was getting money for short soup.

    Knowing that he’s narcissistic, avaricious, dishonourable, dishonest and duplicitous, they’d never have trusted him and would have known that any of his constellation of character flaws would eventually bring him undone. Always long-term planners, they’ll have another couple of Labor dupes waiting in the wings. Who could be next?

    • Joe Blogs 07/12/2017, 4:12 pm

      The Chows will also have set him up for compromise so that if push comes to shove, he’ll be left like a shag (no, not the charity kind) on a rock – and so will the ALP unless they dump him.

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