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“Carry on Gillard”or one Hundred days to go!

One hundred  days to go until we get to throw out a very bad Labor government and throw them out we will if the polls are to believed, which given their consistency seems entirely reasonable. The only question for Labor  at this time is all about that most important political virtue of dignity.

If the experience up here in Queensland is anything to go by we will see a long litany of increasingly desperate attempts to smear the coalition. They will fail to get traction and instead you can expect to see these smears blowing up in the faces of those who hope to benefit form the muck. Already the blogs of the left are finding it hard to even publish with the same regularity and enthusiasm that they were showing just a few months  ago.

Already Tony Abbott and the Coalition team  look and sound like government ministers rather than members of the opposition  while Gillard and her crew look and sound like they are acting out a bad  “Carry On” film as they lurch form one policy failure to the next and the party implodes under the weight of its existential despair.

Its not going to be pretty and its bound to get messier but I have been expecting this for the last three years and it does  saddens me  to be right on this occasion. I’m sad for the true believers like Ray who is doing a valiant if futile fight for the Labor light on the hill even though Gillard has all but drowned it under a deluge of slime.

Cheers Comrades

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10 Comments

  1. Ray Dixon says:

    Pride comes before a fall, Iain.

    And to add another cliche – be careful what you wish for.

    You’re celebrating what exactly, the likelihood that we’ll have a government of hopeless yesterday men & women including such luminaries as Sophie Mirabella & Bronwyn Bishop (not to mention the airheads Julie Bishop & Sussan Ley) running this country under the guidance of Tony Abbott, who has all the vision and statesmanship of the captain of the SS Minnow? Great – bring out the champagne, the party hats, streamers and baloons – those conservatives really know how to kick their heels up (I think not).

    Iain, the real story is that the coalition will only be returned by default because, as key ALP pollster Rod Cameron succinctly sums up in today’s Age, the decision to stick with Gillard and not reinstate Rudd was the equivalent of “turkeys voting for Christmas”. If Labor had gone back to Rudd, you’d be seeing a different game and singing a different tune.

    And all your barracking is going to come back to bite you on the bum mate, because your man Abbott may well be the next PM but I guarantee you he will be an absolute disaster and even you might be regretting the return of a party to power before they were ready to take it. The coaltion will take us out of the fat and into the fire.

  2. Iain Hall says:

    Ray

    You’re celebrating what exactly, the likelihood that we’ll have a government of hopeless yesterday men & women including such luminaries as Sophie Mirabella & Bronwyn Bishop (not to mention the airheads Julie Bishop & Sussan Ley) running this country under the guidance of Tony Abbott, who has all the vision and statesmanship of the captain of the SS Minnow? Great – bring out the champagne, the party hats, streamers and balloons – those conservatives really know how to kick their heels up (I think not).

    Look at the positives Ray you will have a much easier time writing about the follies and foibles of an Abbott government than having to defend a bad Labor government

    Iain, the real story is that the coalition will only be returned by default because, as key ALP pollster Rod Cameron succinctly sums up in today’s Age, the decision to stick with Gillard and not reinstate Rudd was the equivalent of “turkeys voting for Christmas”. If Labor had gone back to Rudd, you’d be seeing a different game and singing a different tune.

    YOu may be right about Rudd but I tend to think that its the difference between hanging and being shot, the essential result will be the same, a very devastated Labor party

    And all your barracking is going to come back to bite you on the bum mate, because your man Abbott may well be the next PM but I guarantee you he will be an absolute disaster and even you might be regretting the return of a party to power before they were ready to take it. The coaltion will take us out of the fat and into the fire.

    You may be right Ray but I doubt it to frank and I can promise you that I will be critical of an Abbott government if and when they do things I disagree with.

  3. Ray Dixon says:

    Oh please, Iain, I can’t see you EVER being critical of your own side. Does Joffa ever bag Collingwood?

  4. Iain Hall says:

    Ray I am unfamiliar with your religious allusions, however you should get ready to be amazed after Sept 14 because I will certainly be critical of SOME things the Abbott government does other wise my blogging will be rather dull if everything is a fawning praise of the new dear leader ;).

    Anyway check this out:

    I just love my son’s commentary and the sound of the car

  5. Tony says:

    The electorate is going to be nothing but super critical, and mega p*ssed off after the Libs win the next election.
    The new government are going to have to put a razor to all forms of government expenditure, just to start paying back the wonderful $200b+ debt that Ms Gillard will leave them. There will be no money to promise or deliver anything, but misery and high government taxes, for at least the next three years, to try and clamp back Labor’s “benevolance” and more importantly incompetence ?

    Even the thought of that won’t save Labor from an embarrassisng defeat. Even the average mug voter knows, that the pain has to start sooner or later, and it may as well be sooner ?

    The quicker it starts, the sooner it will be over, and further damage can be perhaps limited ?

  6. Iain Hall says:

    It may well be rather like the situation up here in Queensland Tony grumbles about the sadly necessary pain but an understanding that its all Labor’s fault anyway

  7. Ray Dixon says:

    Looks good, Iain. You didn’t pass “alan” stalking along the road by any chance did you?

    Anyway, this is the guy you’re emulating with all your Coalition barracking:

  8. Iain Hall says:

    Fortunately there was no sign of Alan Ray.

    Well I have more teeth than that fellow and I would not be seen dead wearing those colours…

  9. Ray Dixon says:

    Fortunately there was no sign of Alan

    How would you know him if you saw him, Iain?

    Oh that’s right, he’d be wearing a balaclava and carrying binoculars. And he’d be on a bicycle, maybe?

  10. Iain Hall says:

    Ray
    our road has only one house other than Chez Hall so anyone coming down our road I would know if they were a “wrong un”

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