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IT’s ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I arrived home about an hour ago to the delightful news that both Oakshott and Windsor are not going to contest the next election which all but Guarantees two seats for the National Party  but as I was preparing to write  short post on that fine prospect. But then I hear that Gillard has called a caucus ballot for 7.pm tonight. For Labor true believer’s like Ray this is the final chance.

I just hope that its over before the competition that really  matters kicks off tonight, namely the Rugby League  State of origin.

Anyway over to you Comrades

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30 Comments

  1. Tony says:

    I think Gillard has been forced/sucked into this, and she has stupidly, bit, hook line and sinker.
    Bring it on !

    The choice for the members voting, is, either they have a slim chance of keeping ther jobs, or spend the rest of their professional lives, procrastinating about what could have been whilst attempting to find new careers in the real world ?

    Gillard’s unbelievable arrogance, and belief in her own deity status, is shared by only two people. Her and Mr Shifty Eys, her supposed treasurer.

    Crikey, bring it on. I hope we see her, after the vote, put her head down, pick up her ol kitbag, and skulk back to the pew nearest to the exit door, never to be heard of again.
    That is the only way federal labor has any chance of saving it’s future. Ruddy is correct in saying so, just a minute ago.

  2. Iain Hall says:

    Yep I think You are on the money Tony, even though I am definitely NOT a Labor man. That said I don’t expect that teh bounce will be as good as most Ruddites think is possible

  3. Ray Dixon says:

    Gillard only called the spill after she found out a petition to have one forced on her was on its way. But trying to place the condition that “the loser must quit politics” is both churlish & contemptible. She has no right to set such ground rules for a legitimate challenge (although I think she might have done it to give herself an out).

    My money’s on Rudd this time … 58 to 42. I think Gillard knows she’s done for.

    New ball game coming up? Bring it on.

  4. Iain Hall says:

    Well Rudd has just said that should he fail he will retire, While I agree with you that Rudd may get up Ray I don’t think that he will be as strong as you hope Ray

  5. Tony says:

    I don’t know about the count Ray, you guys are more up with it, more than I.
    I think she has outsmarted herself with that statement. She is arrogantly stating so, thinking obviously that she has the numbers.
    I think your count indicates, that she doesn’t. She has no intentions of retiring, or quitting, thinking she can win.
    It will be interesting to see the interviews in the next few days, if she doesn’t ?

    I would love to see Rudd cream her in the vote, just to see the look on her face, when reality sinks in that her cronies don’t love and adore her anymore, and that she now is nothing but a mere mortal like us ? Rudd, retire, hmm, a diplomatic post by Abbott would on the cards I think ?
    As for Gillard ? Back the worker’s comp cases I guess ?

    Priceless ?

  6. Iain Hall says:

    Well I win either way Ray, If Rudd wins I get a bottle of Scotch from my brother who bet me that Gillard would lead the ALP in the next election, But If Gillard survives I get the joy of watching Labor in flames

  7. Tony says:

    So that makes 7:10pm Beer/Scotch O’clock ? 😉

    This is it ! 😆

  8. GD says:

    It doesn’t matter who the jockey is, the horse is still dead.

  9. Tony says:

    You’re right GD, but, at least with Rudd at the helm, they may still have SOME presence in the house after the election.
    With Gillard, she would be lucky to have the numbers to put up a shadow cabinet ?

  10. Ray Dixon says:

    Shorten backs Rudd.

    It’s all but over for Gillard and I wonder if she will even stand? I hope not.

  11. Tony says:

    I agree Ray.
    Personally, I think he considers that he has more longevity in politics, supporting Rudd, than if he supported Gillard.
    Personally, (again) a pretty much common sense approach, that a lot of the laborites will follow at the vote tonight.
    After all, who want to be forced to resign (as Gillard said she would if she lost) when she loses. These guys have the greatest “self preservation” gene pool I have ever seen ?

    I agree with you, I think she will step aside right before the vote, but I’ll bet you she refuses to quit politics. She is as two faced as you can get, and as such, I will be stunned if she retires, especially since she doesn’t have the years up for the massive pension they all desperately want ?

  12. Iain Hall says:

    I wish they would hurry up because the State of Origin is due to start soon!!!

  13. Tony says:

    here we go !!!

  14. Tony says:

    57-45 ?
    Oh s*it, now it get interesting ?

  15. Simon says:

    Kevin Rudd 57 to 45

  16. Tony says:

    Now comes the fun part.
    It is every woman’s right to change her mind, wonder if she will do so, when she is pressured to follow through with her promise, of disappearing into the ether ?

  17. Iain Hall says:

    Tony
    I think that she will go and if we take just a moment to think about it its a great way fro her to disavow her promise to serve the next term id labor lost

    Simon
    won’t those numbers be used to beat Rudd with during the campaign.

  18. Tony says:

    Watch all the two faced slime ball Gillard supporters, now, with a smile and arms around their new found hero, show their true two faced natures ?
    God, got to love politics don’t you ?
    😉

  19. Richard Ryan says:

    Ray Dixon was spot on all along.

  20. Richard Ryan says:

    Abbott will never be leader of this country, as it should be! GD. go and suck lemons you f*cken Muslim Hater.

  21. Iain Hall says:

    RUDD IS STILL A DUD RICHARD

  22. Richard Ryan says:

    Rudd will win the next election——on the sympathy vote. Abbott is a dud.

  23. Tony says:

    You cling to your fairytale Richard.
    With Rudd there, it will not be a total decimation, just a good old faskhioned thrashing instead !
    Not much difference, the endgame will be the same.
    Your worse fear, that Abbott will lead the libs into government, for at least the next ten years is about to come true !
    Oh, whatever will you do with yourself then, with your credibility (like Gillard’s) around your ankles ?
    Like Gillard, run around looking for a rock to crawl under ?
    Can’t wait !

  24. Ray Dixon says:

    Thanks Richard. Yes, I feel a bit vindicated tonight (and a bit tipsy – two bottles of champers downed here at Chez Dixon).

    It’s a great day and Labor has finally ‘righted the wrong’ of June 2010 when they dumped a highly popular elected PM who had led them back from the wilderness before he had a chance to stand for re-election.

    Well, now he gets that chance and guess what folks?

    IT’S GAME ON !

    New ball game.

  25. GD says:

    Good call Ray, good long call, you’ve certainly hung your line out on this one.

    Despite being a dyed-in-the-wool Liberal voter, I am glad that Rudd has regained his rightfully elected position. Can you imagine his feelings as he mounted the stage to talk to the media and regain his rightful position?

    Certainly a moment in Australia’s political history, along with his shameful dismissal three years earlier.

    His speech was devoid of the usual Ruddisms, ie ‘programatic specificity’ and despite pursed lips he maintained there would be no repercussions for those Labor members who stood against him in 2010.

    And pigs will fly.

    On the good side, along with being rid of the Gillard Knitting Needle, we are also relieved from having to endure further attempts by cry boy Stephen Conroy to censor our internet or our media.

    Former paramour of Gillard, dancing man Craig Emerson has also relinquished his ministerial post. We can only hope he has also disconnected his karaoke machine.

    Thankfully for students everywhere, ex-Midnight Oil contortionist Peter Garrett will no longer be representing their interests.

    Best of all, the World’s Best Treasurer, Wayne Swan will be barred from touching the levers of our economy ever again.

    Well done, Ruddy.

    Unfortunately, we gain Penny Wong as Communications Minister. No more gay jokes, ever.

    On the plus side, Climate Change liar Greg Combet is gone.

    Somehow I agree with Ray on this and so raise a glass in support of Rudd, but only till tomorrow.

  26. Richard Ryan says:

    ” A Friend In Need Is A Friend In Deed” but not where Bill Shorten is concerned, who has more front then a rat with a gold tooth.

  27. Richard Ryan says:

    PM Rudd is the first leader in our history who supports gay marriage—–GD is beside himself.

  28. Iain Hall says:

    Admit it Richard you just want government sponsored beats so that you can service your clients in comfort that is why you are always whining about the attitudes to homosexuality of various individuals

  29. Tony says:

    Does anyone else find it rather ironic, and two faced, that Gillard cried foul, uttering sexism insinuations, and chauvenism at the press conference ?

    My jaw dropped, when after so many years, being a member of an old man’s club (which parliament is), after she got down and dirty in the gutter, to topple Rudd in the first place, that after she got toppled by the same rules, she cried foul ?

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