"I for one welcome our insect overlords" - The Politics Thread

Discussion in 'Other Stuff' started by FFC Mariner, Feb 28, 2010.

  1. FFC Mariner

    FFC Mariner Well-Known Member

    Given his lack of delivery on election promises, recent disasters with Garrett and slipping in the polls, is it time for Labor to consider its star performer?

    Also has talk back offside nationally and the Murdoch press are against him too

  2. kevrenor

    kevrenor Well-Known Member

    Herald Sun?  :piralaugh:
    I like the welsh lass but she's digging herself a political hole with her education policies..
  3. Arabmariner

    Arabmariner New Member

    They need to do something.

    Kevin 07 ??

    More like Kevin one term !
  4. midfielder

    midfielder Well-Known Member

    I think Kevin 07 will get two terms.. and Julia is to smart to take the job this close to the election..
  5. FFC Mariner

    FFC Mariner Well-Known Member

    Agree, Labor will get over the line in the next election (albeit with a probalbe reduction in majority).

    Can see him getting rolled quite soon afterwards though.
  6. dibo

    dibo Well-Known Member

  7. Jazzie

    Jazzie Sheer joy at beating the scum :)

    Personally, I'd like to see a four year election term. Three years is not enough for  the fence sitters. They'll always wobble and give the benefit of the doubt to the sitting government. Another year tacked on and they will be truly pissed off, and a change in parties if the party in power has performed miserably. But then again, look at the NSW Government .... how they are still in power defies logic.
  8. FFC Mariner

    FFC Mariner Well-Known Member

    Wow Gittins supporting Labor - The Rebecca Wilson of reporting

    Who would have expected that?

    Krudd is copying his mentor Beattie but doesnt have the balls or the charisma.
  9. jiggles

    jiggles Guest

    I get to meet Rudd in a few weeks, and my brother asked me to ask him where our broadband is.

    I, on the other hand voted for the Shooting and Fishing party...or whatever it's called.
  10. curious

    curious New Member

    You start a thread suggesting it might be time for a governing party to consider they'd be better served by changing their leader, the prime Minister, when you agree they are likely to win an upcoming election with that leader. Where's the logic in that suggestion?
    Was logic the purpose of the thread, or just a vehicle to Rudd bash and/or draw others (Dibo) into a another circular argument to allow the continuance of Rudd bashing for the sake of Rudd bashing?

    I would suggest that you would be well aware the notion of a leadership change at this stage is ridiculous and would not be considered until the Labor party or it's leader were polling towards an election failure.
  11. Arabmariner

    Arabmariner New Member

  12. FFC Mariner

    FFC Mariner Well-Known Member

    No,read it carefully, Labor like all political parties is made up of factions and the gap between Julia and Rudd is hardly a secret.

    I would imagine that if Labor power brokers got a sniff that they might be in trouble, they would knife him. All Governments get into trouble, usually of their own making. Sometimes its recoverable, sometimes it isnt.

    Interestingly, I note from ACA that the woman who used to work for our Belinda has decided to stand as an independent at the next election to (in her words) "provide an honest alternative". Should make the preselection even more interesting.

    For the record curious,I have never voted Liberal in my life. I just find our current PM to be a worry over the long term. There are people of real talent in this government, he sadly, doesnt seem to be one of them.

    Would you prefer Abbott? I f**king dont
  13. pjennings

    pjennings Well-Known Member

    If you want to see what a bad idea it is please see the NSW Liberal Party. They should have won the last three elections but for changing leaders 12 months out each time. I wonder if Fatty O'Barrell is getting nervous around now?
  14. FFC Mariner

    FFC Mariner Well-Known Member

    He will be if Turnbull decides to run for a lower house seat
  15. curious

    curious New Member

    Rudd has the personality of a mullet that's wearing thinner by the day and will most certainly harm his longevity. I've been waiting for him to improve since the election, with the thought his over used personal package of mono tone 'sincerity' was due to his inexperience and lack of confidence. But he hasn't. I am also a fan of Julia and see her as the leader in the long term, but not yet. She has to get through the can of worms she's opened as education minister, which I believe will bite her in the bum the more the cuts to resources and staffing are highlighted as a result of her school comparisons. If she allows it to be publicly shown, that is.
    As yet, it's all been a fresh coat of paint with a website and the wasting of billions on ten inch notebooks used as the brush.

    Regardless of whom their leader may be, in recent years the Labor party has leaned so far to the the right they now walk with a limp and if they're not careful, I think the traditional non conservative will be looking more and more elsewhere for an alternative.

    BTW, I'd like to be as sure of winning lotto as Turnbull never entering state politics. I'm betting on a further challenge for the libs leadership in the medium term.
  16. midfielder

    midfielder Well-Known Member

    I have a healthy dis-regard for all parties ... age does that to you ...Saw Julia on Good Morning Australia today with Tony A ... and she speaks much more at the substance of the matter than does Kevin 07 ... different styles I guess...
  17. marinermick

    marinermick Well-Known Member

    Julia has too much personality to be liked by the majority of the electorate.

    Unfortunately these days the populace will vote for someone conservative, uncontroversial and someone of christian faith.

    Years of the drawl John Howard and society becoming more conservative has led to this.

    Gone are the days of Hawke and Fraser.
  18. midfielder

    midfielder Well-Known Member

    Sad both Fraser & Hawke did a lot to remove the influence of church groups ... also who can ever forget ..pants down Fraser in the US ... and the old drunk Hawke when we won the boat race ... on TV slightly pissed in the worst coat ever worn ... and Hawkwe covered in grog ... any boss that docks someone today for turning up late is a bum... (or words to that effect)
  19. FFC Mariner

    FFC Mariner Well-Known Member

    Maybe we need a socialist alternative that doesnt insist on loving trees etc. I just cant come at voting green to end up with some smelly f**king hippy who wants us to return to a hunter gatherer society and just love each other

  20. kevrenor

    kevrenor Well-Known Member

    Insulting us old hippies now?  :ashamed:

    Here you go: http://www.socialistpartyaustralia.org/  :-*

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