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September 14; world Zombie day for Rudd??


brother-number-one-border1It looks to me like Rudd is finally warming up just as Labor’s fortunes are at their lowest ebb with Gillard about as popular as a bad case of gangrene. the question is will the party take that one last gamble with Brother Number One?

True believers Like Ray are holding onto the possibility that Rudd might save some seats but I have my doubts simply because I think that having abandoned Labor and have gone to the coalition already most of those mythical “swinging voters” will not be easily lured back from their decision to support Abbott over Gillard with the possibility of a recycled leader. Those who have decided to vote Green are irrelevant because their preferences will mostly go to Labor anyway. In any event before Rudd can go to the people as leader of the ALP he has to convince the caucus to vote for him, they certainly have to be desperate but I just can’t see them falling over themselves to abandon Julia Gillard no matter how many pre-emptively empty out their offices in Canberra start making plans for a life after politics. No I just can’t see a leadership spill happening in the next 9o odd days what I do think we are seeing here is Rudd positioning himself to take over the leadership AFTER September 14 when he can be a new Labor Messiah and set them on the path out of the wilderness.

To be honest I doubt that many of the current government really care that much who leads them at the moment.and when apathy is the order of the day the incumbent will always be the winner no matter how loathsome the incumbent, Labor already knows that it is dead and all that we will see is a Zombie shuffle between now and the middle of September.

Over to you Comrade Ray




  1. Ray Dixon says:

    No real comment, Iain. It’s all been said before. A few cliches on Caucus’ decision to stick with Gillard though:

    The turkeys have voted for Christmas

    They’re like lemmings going over a cliff

    There’s no future in becoming a Kamikaze pilot

    The Darwin Awards were invented for fools like this

    They don’t have a snowflake’s chance in hell

    and …

    There’s not even a whole brain between the lot of them

  2. Iain Hall says:

    So are they worth saving at all?

  3. Ray Dixon says:

    Of course – otherwise you’ll have a one-party Parliament. Led by a despot!

  4. Iain Hall says:

    Better a benign dictator than an idiot in the Lodge Ray

  5. Tony says:

    In any event before Rudd can go to the people as leader of the ALP he has to convince the caucus to vote for him, they certainly have to be desperate but I just can’t see them falling over themselves to abandon Julia Gillard no matter how many pre-emptively empty out their offices in Canberra start making plans for a life after politics

    I think you guys have inadvertently nailed it here.

    The labor caucus members are going to be , and even are now, so abosorbed in self preservation mode, that they really don’t have a stuff what happens at the top end of the party. They are trying to save their own seats, and more importantly cushy jobs (and pay packet aswell as expense accounts ?).
    If they weren’t why the delay with the leadership decision ?

    Another point, with labor’s crediblity somewhere down about their ankles, why would they risk reducing that basement level even further, by changing leaders back to what they started out with ?

  6. Tony says:

    I didn’t do that link with j**bs Iain. Looks like wordpress is sneaking in links to key words. WordPress is really getting bad for massive cookies, redirects and all sorts of crazky stunts, even with java off ! 😦

  7. Tony says:

    can u check the spam bin pse ?

  8. Richard Ryan says:

    September 11—-Tony Abbott is fatally wounded by assassins gunfire.

  9. Iain Hall says:

    I think that you are right about them being in survival mode Tony and they must be thinking that to go back to Rudd would just lose them far to much “face” fopr it to be worthwhile.

  10. Iain Hall says:

    sorry Tony but nothing in the spam bin from you 😦

  11. Iain Hall says:

    Is this your way of trying to make your determined assertions that Abbott will never be PM true Richard?
    Should I be calling ASIO to report you?

  12. Tony says:

    No, it came up a couple of minutes later.

    As for Richard’s comment, talking about a wish into the fairy dust ?
    Or maybe that should be bull ? 😉

  13. Ray Dixon says:

    Rudd’s only chance of becoming leader again is pre-election. If Gillard stays on then it’ll be Bill Shorten who becomes opposition leader post election. That’s why Shorten won’t switch his vote and use his influence to remove Gillard for Rudd – he wants her job too but only after the election.

  14. Ray Dixon says:

    The again, that analysis is coming from a bloke who conducts ‘forensic examinations’ at the scene of a dead kangaroo to determine that it was deliberately run down. In other words, don’t take me too seriously.

  15. Tony says:

    No criticisms from me Ray.
    I think you have pretty much nailed it !

  16. Richard Ryan says:

    While the media political spruikers and Iain Hall pour scorn on the Gillard Government, I find it humorous that we should be guided by cash for comment prophets of doom, media sluts (people who sleep around with other media sluts) names will be supplied on request, political failed riff-raff, and Liberal shock-jocks, on the outcome of the next federal election. The only poll that matters is the next election. The only thing certain in life is death, and that includes gurus of spin, and Tony Abbott a constant liar, to my great delight. Shalom, Richard Ryan, now I am off to Church, to pray for the sins of all these Catholic Pedophiles, roaming around NSW.

  17. Richard Ryan says:

    The picture of the dead ‘roo, I thought was Abbott, anyway that is my story to ASIO. giggle,giggle.

  18. Tony says:

    We are (at least for the most part 🙄 ) an intelligent species Richard, and can quite quickly can see through the sort of rhetoric your attempting here. You’re not funny, so why bother ? The only people who would take notice of the sort or hatred, you are desperately spruking, are similar in intelligence to yourself, and probably too young and stupid, to be entrusted the right to vote anyway.

    Thank god our society has progressed above the sort of dribble you let leak out.

  19. Richard Ryan says:

    Trying to gain a few brownie points on this site, are we Tony? Terrorism: The greatest weapon used by the underdog, against the oppressor—

  20. Richard Ryan says:

    Tony, I bet you would have trouble spelling IQ, now go f*ck yourself!

  21. Iain Hall says:

    Tony is only enunciating what we all think about your baiting comments, I tend to think that there is some sort of brain in your head but often your comments suggest otherwise.

  22. Tony says:

    Another typical uneducated gem of ideological analysis from RR.
    Isn’t it ironic the show of reverse racism from you RR ?

    Don’t know what propaganda you are tuned into, but your heroes, control probably the majority of the planet’s wealth, and also probably the majority of the world’s weapon making facilities for small arms ?

    Just who is the underdog again ?
    Wake up and smell what your shovelling !

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