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 Post subject: Australian Politics
PostPosted: Wed June 26, 2013 11:29 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Australian Politics
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How many times have Rudd and Gillard have exchanged the ALP leadership role now?


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 Post subject: Re: Australian Politics
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 Post subject: Re: Australian Politics
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Green Habit wrote:
How many times have Rudd and Gillard have exchanged the ALP leadership role now?

A fair few!

Rudd was elected in November 2007, deposed by Gillard in June 2010, reinstated this week.

Though I'm not a particularly ardent fan of either, I think Rudd's a significantly better political performer than Gillard and his original removal was particularly brutal (and lacking any real justification.)


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 Post subject: Re: Australian Politics
PostPosted: Fri June 28, 2013 1:54 pm 
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Also, now I'm reading that not only is freakin' Tony Abbott still the Coalition leader, but is leading in the polls? Yikes.


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 Post subject: Re: Australian Politics
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Also, now I'm reading that not only is freakin' Tony Abbott still the Coalition leader, but is leading in the polls? Yikes.

Yikes, indeed.

While the Liberals are still favoured to win the election, Abbott's personal popularity is still relatively low. I presume most people are intending to vote Liberal despite, rather than because of, Tony.


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 Post subject: Re: Australian Politics
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Also, now I'm reading that not only is freakin' Tony Abbott still the Coalition leader, but is leading in the polls? Yikes.

Yikes, indeed.

While the Liberals are still favoured to win the election, Abbott's personal popularity is still relatively low. I presume most people are intending to vote Liberal despite, rather than because of, Tony.


It's a sure sign how bad the Labor party has performed when people are willing to allow a jerk like Abbott to potentially be voted in as PM in preference to any other party leader. The disunity is going to set the liberals up for a decade at least.

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 Post subject: Re: Australian Politics
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I'd vote for Kevin over Tony any day of the week.


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 Post subject: Re: Australian Politics
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Mostly to keep Tony out of office but also to keep other dipshits like Christopher Pyne and Sophie Mirabella way the fuck out.


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 Post subject: Re: Australian Politics
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So, we're having one of those election thingies next month.


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 Post subject: Re: Australian Politics
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So, we're having one of those election thingies next month.

how's that going for you?
have any preferences, worries, doubts, convictions, etc etc?

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 Post subject: Re: Australian Politics
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 Post subject: Re: Australian Politics
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 Post subject: Re: Australian Politics
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Birds in Hell wrote:
So, we're having one of those election thingies next month.

how's that going for you?
have any preferences, worries, doubts, convictions, etc etc?

Oh, I don't know, the whole ordeal is quite dispiriting.

I'd prefer the Liberals to win, in the sense that it would be more tolerable than the alternative by a very small margin, but the idea of an Abbott-fronted government is hardly worth cheering.


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 Post subject: Re: Australian Politics
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I was ready to put in spoiler text the quote that explains that brilliant usage of the Angry Dad response, but then I'd fear that I'd get hit with an image from "McBain: Let's Get Silly."


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 Post subject: Re: Australian Politics
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I was ready to put in spoiler text the quote that explains that brilliant usage of the Angry Dad response, but then I'd fear that I'd get hit with an image from "McBain: Let's Get Silly."

:lol: I'm glad you associated it with the quote. I was hoping that wouldn't be lost. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Australian Politics
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So, we're having one of those election thingies next month.

how's that going for you?
have any preferences, worries, doubts, convictions, etc etc?

Oh, I don't know, the whole ordeal is quite dispiriting.

I'd prefer the Liberals to win, in the sense that it would be more tolerable than the alternative by a very small margin, but the idea of an Abbott-fronted government is hardly worth cheering.

so Australian politics is basically American politics with a better accent then.

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 Post subject: Re: Australian Politics
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malice wrote:
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Birds in Hell wrote:
So, we're having one of those election thingies next month.

how's that going for you?
have any preferences, worries, doubts, convictions, etc etc?

Oh, I don't know, the whole ordeal is quite dispiriting.

I'd prefer the Liberals to win, in the sense that it would be more tolerable than the alternative by a very small margin, but the idea of an Abbott-fronted government is hardly worth cheering.

so Australian politics is basically American politics with a better accent then.

Well, Abbott is a bible-bashing thug. And the labor party have an absolutely ridiculous amount of in-fighting and are unstable. Still, there's no way I'm going to vote Liberal with Abbott in the driver's seat. That'd be suicide. Our country is in a pretty great place right now compared with most western countries. I can't help but feel Abbott would fuck all that up for us regular peeps.

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 Post subject: Re: Australian Politics
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 Post subject: Re: Australian Politics
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Our country is in a pretty great place right now compared with most western countries. I can't help but feel Abbott would fuck all that up for us regular peeps.

It's probably going to be much the same either way.


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