Open Season On The Greens
He is a typical victim of Tony Abbott's Liberal Party spin machine. He has been sucked in by Abbott's "blame the Greens" rhetoric.
The Libs could easily have agreed to the Gillard government's Malaysia-Nauru compromise offer, and thus the Greens' "intransigence" would not even remotely have been able to prevent the legislation being enacted. It would have been an example of bipartisan compromise.
This entire "blame the Greens" hysteria ignores the fact that no major policy back-down was required for Tony Abbott to agree to the legislation.
The Greens, for their part, were merely being true to their long-established onshore processing policy.
Thus, to blame the Greens is to be sucked in by Tony Abbott's Greens-bashing tactics.
Wake up, Australia, the problem is not the Greens, it's Tony Abbott.
Be careful what you vote for - you might get it...