You lot all have one profound similarity and that is in your confirmation bias telling you that Abbott is evil incarnate and that he will surely stumble so badly between now and the election that Gillard will be able to slip back into office by default. In the immortal words enunciated in the Castle “yer dremin”. Due soon is the budget update and does anyone want to lay odds on the budget being in the black? It would be only the brave or stupid who honestly expects that mythical surplus to appear .
Even The Newman factor won’t save you as the government here winds back the severity of its cuts. The boats keep coming and no amount of pie in the sky social schemes are being believed no matter how noble the idea may be. And now on top of that Gillard has once again proven what a liar she is by back-flipping on the promise to Oakshott and the Greens about a referendum on indigenous “recognition” in the constitution. The alternative bill proposed is just window dressing and it won’t win Gillard any cred with the voters either. You all seem to think that Tony Abbott is in strife here when the reality is that its Gillard and Labor who are still in a deep electoral hole and rather than climbing out they are furiously digging deeper each day. The defeat of those two Gay marriage bills means that the misdirection of that issue is over and now with one less fringe issue to distract the people from Labor’s performance the voters are going to have lots more time to weigh up the virtues of Labor in power and no amount of “look over there, wasn’t Tony a bad boy when he was at uni “ is going to save Gillard from the humiliation of defeat at the next election.
- Australia votes against legalizing gay marriage (cbc.ca)
- Australian Lawmakers Uphold Ban on Gay Marriage (abcnews.go.com)
- Abbott’s ‘real’ challenge (theage.com.au)
- Australia’s Gillard climbs back in polls a year from elections (news.terra.com)
- Julia Gillard, Naughty in the nineties? (iainhall.wordpress.com)