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The Gillard government, a belief in Santa Claus and the joys of Christmas

Anyway back to the Game of politics where its rather like selling real estate because there are likewise three things that matter: Position POSITION and POSITION! and it can not be argued that the position Labor is in will make the sale of its virtues to the voters at all viable. I was quite taken by the piece by Peter Van Olsen in the weekend OZ where he points out that Gillard goes into the summer break in a profoundly weak position and that any attempt by her Spinmiesters to suggest otherwise is, well, essentially bullshit.

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Of course the increasingly desperate Labor cheer squad just don’t want to hear this truth and they will tie themselves in knots to argue that black is white and that Labor will survive and prosper under the leadership of Gillard. Personally I think such a belief is rather like the stories we tell our children about the existence of Santa Claus, we know that they are not true but we want it to be so because we ourselves love the joy that it brings to young hearts. I can foresee some very unhappy Labor voters in the coming year when they discover that their  Santa is only a woman in a false beard who is  way overdue on her sleigh rental.

Cheers Comrades

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6 Comments

  1. deknarf says:

    It’s a stark choice Iain.

    (1) Three more years of a Labor government that at least is trying, and is actually getting some good legislation through in a difficult climate (both globally and politically).

    (2) Three years of Americanised Tea Party style ultra conservative, negative, exclusionist, government led by someone who has clearly demonstrated that he’s not fit to lead his own party and obviously colluded in an attempt to bring down a government, despite his protestations to the contrary.

    I think 1 will be my choice and for the first time, in a long time, I’m angry enough about the NO Coalition to actually actively endeavour to help Labor get re-elected. Angry enough even to support the lunatic Greens if that helps Labor get back in in 2013. And that is really saying something given my view of the Greens!

    Wild thought for the day: There’s a tendency in this country for there to be the opposite political party in Federal parliament to those holding a predominance of State parliaments. I’m heartened by the fact that there’s a predominance of NO Coalition parties holding sway in the States.

  2. Iain Hall says:

    Deknarf

    (1) Three more years of a Labor government that at least is trying, and is actually getting some good legislation through in a difficult climate (both globally and politically).

    Hmm I have never bought the argument that passing legislation, even in the current parliament is any sign of substantial achievement.further the fact that they have been “Trying” means less to me than a judgement of how successful that they have been and frankly on that more important measure they don’t deserve re-election.

    (2) Three years of Americanised Tea Party style ultra conservative, negative, exclusionist, government led by someone who has clearly demonstrated that he’s not fit to lead his own party and obviously colluded in an attempt to bring down a government, despite his protestations to the contrary.

    Naturally enough I don’t see the Coalition as being anywhere near as far to the right as you do and I think that Tony Abbott will be a fine PM and far more moderate than you are suggesting.

    I think 1 will be my choice and for the first time, in a long time, I’m angry enough about the NO Coalition to actually actively endeavour to help Labor get re-elected. Angry enough even to support the lunatic Greens if that helps Labor get back in in 2013. And that is really saying something given my view of the Greens!

    Well I have to ask but have you ever voted for the Coalition? I sort of doubt that you have so your continuing to vote for Labor (or the loopy Greens)will probabaly make no difference to the result.

    Wild thought for the day: There’s a tendency in this country for there to be the opposite political party in Federal parliament to those holding a predominance of State parliaments. I’m heartened by the fact that there’s a predominance of NO Coalition parties holding sway in the States.

    Its a very slim straw you are grasping at There Deknarf!

  3. deknarf says:

    Well yes, Iain. I actually voted for the Coalition in the last NSW election because I considered that Labor didn’t deserve to be in power in NSW. It would seem that that view, given Obied, was well justified. Mind you NSW is now paying the piper for that call.
    It’s the straws that break camel’s backs Iain! ;-)

  4. Iain Hall says:

    Ah well there must be hope for you yet Deknarf ;)

  5. GD says:

    and is actually getting some good legislation through

    deknarf just exactly what ‘good’ legislation has Labor brought in?

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