If you think American politics is crazy with Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump or if you think British politics is crazy with the ascension of Jeremy Corbyn at the helm of the Labour Party, they’ve got nothing on politics in Australia.
Tony Abbott, elected Prime Minister two years ago this month, was today ousted from office by his own Liberal Party caucus in favor of Malcolm Turnbull. In 2009, when the Liberals were in opposition, the Liberals ousted Turnbull in favor of Abbott. The Liberals nearly ousted Abbott in February in favor of Turnbull, but Abbott survived that round. But with the government’s popularity plunging, Liberals decided to give the conservative Abbott the heave-ho in favor of the more moderate Turnbull.