Muptard Fundies cost Libs Seats in Western Sydney

Election night in Australia was a bit of a disappointment as the Libs didn’t completely smash the ALP. They won, but they could have won a few more seats, including several in Western Sydney.

Unfortunately for the Libs the reason they lost was predictable. They had a seriously dud candidate, Jaymes Diaz. This ratbag was the muptard that couldn’t remember the six points that will stop the boats. It turns out that he is a fundy, and was backed by other fundies. The skulduggery in the selection is hard to believe.

Banks and Barton in the south-western suburbs fell to the Liberals but a string of pre-election polls had suggested that seats such as Greenway, Parramatta and even outgoing treasurer Chris Bowen’s McMahon electorate would change hands.

The failure in those seats and an extraordinary 9.4 per cent swing to Labor in Fowler has turned the heat on state powerbroker David Clarke and senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells, both members of the religious right.

Mr Clarke, a member of the NSW upper house, fought off efforts by incoming prime minister Tony Abbott to dump Greenway candidate Jaymes Diaz, who imploded in a television interview in the first week of the campaign.  

Fairfax Media reported in April last year that Mr Abbott and the Liberal state executive were casting around for a solution to the ”stranglehold” the Diaz family had over Liberal branches in Greenway. Mr Abbott approached Baulkham Hills MP David Elliott and Liberal policy adviser Nick Tyrell to run, but eventually agreed to a standard preselection in which Mr Diaz saw off nominees including Yvonne Keane, a TV presenter named Woman of the Year last year for her charity work, and Brett Murray, an anti-bullying campaigner and four-time Australian of the Year nominee.

The bogans of Western Sydney don’t like skulduggery or fundies. Two top notch candidates were run over by pack of dodgy fundy ratbags.

A Liberal source said the Diaz debacle spilled over into neighbouring Parramatta.

”The votes that were lost were lifelong Liberal voters who thought we were taking the mickey out of them with these candidates,” the source said.

Earlier in the week former Liberal senator Ross Cameron also blamed poor candidate selection and ”entrenched factionalism” for the failure to break Labor in western Sydney.

Fortunately the Libs don’t mind a bit of internal discipline and the fundies behind this ratbag are going to get it hard in the arse.

Ms Fierravanti-Wells is expected to be one of just a few losers when Mr Abbott names his first ministry on Monday. If she is demoted from her frontbench role in charge of the mental health and ageing portfolios it will be as a direct result of her factional dealings. Sources said Mr Clarke and Ms Fierravanti-Wells have disowned Mr Diaz in the aftermath of the election.

Skulduggery eventually gets outed and then cauterised.

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