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Plants vs Zombie Rudd

When I having something of a “senior”  moment I have been known to  say that “I’m on drugs”  in reference to my pain meds. Well watch this and I invite you dear reader to consider just what kind of drugs  the New Again Dear Leader  is on in this video:

Besides the unbelievable LITURGY  suggesting that  victory is possible for the ALP  what I found so irksome was the New  Again Dear Leader telling this bunch of children that the “ALP build things and the Coalition Knock them down “ which is bollocks  because the truth is that the ALP plan to build things and then fail more often than they succeed in making anything worth while. .

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Any way the reason I’m posting this is because the   New Again Dear Leader  distinctly says that he is “is not gong to draw breath” for the next three weeks until the  election. Now the last time I checked a human being can survive for a couple of minutes with out breathing and after about five minutes you have irrevocable brain damage so imagine the state of the New Again Dear Leader ‘s brain by the time that the polls open on September 7… this must mean that we already have a Zombie PM in the lodge

Cheers Comrades

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15 Comments

  1. GD says:

    Rudd’s closing line:

    “We can, and will, win this”.*

    Perhaps he should have added “and drive Australia further into debt with our ill-thought out policies which have all so far either ended in tragedy, failure or massive uncosted expenditure.

    Take your pick: pink batts, computers for schools, set-top boxes for pensioners, unwanted and unnecessary outdoor awnings for schools which really needed more school rooms with heating and cooling.

    Then there is the NBN, uncosted, way over any sort of budget/estimate, with a delivery date so far in the future as to make it both laughable and obsolete.

    What Rudd said:

    “We can, and will, win this”.

    What he really meant was:

    “As you now know we have again partnered with the Greens to put the Libs last in preferences. So be rest assured Australia’s borders will remain open to all and sundry who want to enjoy their rightful Centrelink benefits.

    Australia is the lucky country, let’s make it lucky for the 49 million refugees out there. Here in Australia, and I can unequivocally say this, we have the best welfare system in the world. Let’s let them all in, perhaps even the 3,000 that PNG reckoned they could cope with.

    And let me say this, we will protect jobs by raising taxes and supporting failed industries. After all, it is the Labor way.

    Remember, we build the house and they tear it down.”

    I was confused by that last statement:

    ” we build the house and they tear it down.”

    Was he referring to the Libs or the asylum seekers on Nauru?

    *I note that there weren’t many adults in that video.

  2. Tony says:

    He has to stay positive people, or at least ?, put on the persona of being positive.
    He and his party, are facing the biggest trouncing of a sitting government for years, if not ever. He has to put on the smiley face, at least to attempt to keep morale high amongst his party members, who know they are facing oblivion in a few weeks.

    What else can he do, but admit ultimate defeat ?
    He would probably gain more respect from the electorate at large if he did that.
    BTW, wonder where Gillard and Swanny are ? Perhaps they could help ?

  3. James says:

    The bottom line is with Rudd, he’s now reached the point of desperation plus. The polls are against him, the media can see through him, very evident by the way he has moved from sweetness Kevie to snappy Tom, and from all accounts there is turmoil within the Labor camp on a number of different fronts.

    The Labor back room books can’t communicate with him, he won’t listen to the advisors, his own front benchers aren’t being kept in the loop and what started off as a born again leader has turned into a resurrected corpse.

    Tony, the lost generation of former senior Labor ministers have gone missing in action during the 2013 campaign, either travelling overseas or keeping low profiles.

    Here’s just several examples; Greg Combet appeared this week in French newspaper Le Progres during a holiday to the village of Journans ; Stephen Conroy, who also quit cabinet following Mr Rudd’s return but who is remaining in politics, is currently in the United States attending an internet conference; Simon Crean has gone to ground after supporting Geoff Lake for Hotham, and as we known he’s been disgraced and drummed out of the Indians; Peter Garrett, who vowed never to serve under Mr Rudd, even if he was invited, has been spending time in the Northern Territory.

    That’s just a small sample, then there’s the Red Head, she’s busy reorganising her Union finances, to renovate her new $2 million dollar mansion.

    Isn’t it good to see all the ‘Labor Faithfull’ rallying to the cause. Or have they all taken big dummy spits?

  4. Ray Dixon says:

    Unless something pretty dramatic happens in the next 3 weeks, I’d suggest the election is as good as over and the coalition will pick up at least 10 seats, if not more. That’s a lot better than what surely would have happened had Rudd not returned and it will at least ensure we have a competitive opposition.

    Still, 3 weeks is a long time in politics and it’s just possible the pendulum could swing the other way – although it’ll require one almighty f-up by Abbott a la Hewson in 93 to see that happen.

    GD, your statements are mere hyperbole and by trashing Rudd & Labor as much as you do, you are effectively advocating a one-party conservative dictatorship. Proving what I’ve always said – i.e. you are in a tiny minority of extreme right wingers and your views are not shared by even the vast majority of coalition supporters.

  5. Tony says:

    Your right James.
    If it were visual, you could tell by the body language. However, in this case, what do you call it, other than implication, if you take it on people’s actions ? Why aren’t all these MIA’s out on the hustings, unless they all knew that action would be fruitless. It is fun to watch though. As to the reason why they don’t want Rudd, has me stumped. He is probably the most electable leader, they have had since I don’t know, perhaps Hawke (?), and yet they shun him. Sort of explains their intelligence level though, and the level of knowledge, when it comes to politics ? In othee words, bugger all ! It is as if they have accepted that they will be in opposition for the next decade, and are already thinking of the rebuilding phase in opposition ?
    Talk about a bunch of bloody wimps

  6. Ray Dixon says:

    There’s not much Rudd can do to improve his chances. This election now swings on whether or not voters will put Tony Abbott in as PM and, therefore, depends on his performance over the next 3 weeks. Rudd has performed very well, considering where he came from and how little time he’s had to turn things around. He was pretty fatigued by the time he announced the election and since then he’s been rather flat – understandably so. I think the problem he has is not that his party doesn’t support him (they do – now), it’s more that they realise they should have made the decision to reinstate him much earlier this year, when they had the chance back in March. They’ve left it too late and in so doing they’ve worn him out. It’s not over yet though – stranger things have happened.

  7. Iain Hall says:

    Ray I think a loss of ten is far too modest a prediction if this is anything to go by:

    Today Guardian Australia reports on an exclusive poll in the marginal seat of Lindsay, in Sydney’s western suburbs. The startling results: the Liberal candidate, Fiona Scott, polled 60% of first preferences, a 17-point improvement over her 43.4% performance in 2010. The Labor incumbent (David Bradbury, the Assistant Treasurer) is looking at a 13-point decline on first preferences: 44.6% in 2010 to the poll’s 32%.

    This is quite simply a massive swing. Labor lost more than six points of primary vote share in Lindsay in 2010, a little more than the national swing of 5.4 points, but close to the NSW average of 6.8 points. Could an additional anti-Labor swing of more than twice the magnitude of the 2010 swing be on the cards? Could the poll be right?

    One the one hand, it was a landline-only “robo poll”, with a one-day field period, in an electorate that surely has a reasonably large “mobile-only” population. On the other hand, the pollster (Lonergan Research) reports that after weighting, the respondents’ recollections of their 2010 voting closely matches the actual 2010 result. This type of “due diligence” by pollsters is most welcome, bolstering the validity of the eye-popping result.

    Lonergan also reported a national poll in July that had Labor at 50% two-party preferred, which was the industry consensus at the time, which also helps lend credibility to this result.

    Western Sydney has long been thought to be a weak spot for Labor this election cycle. Recall Julia Gillard’s much-vaunted but ineffective visit in March. IVR (“robo”) polling from that time pointed to double-digit swings against Labor in other Labor-held seats in Sydney’s west. Those results are not hugely different – nor statistically distinguishable – from the result in this poll.

    These earlier polls suggested a return to Kevin Rudd as prime minister would dramatically reduce or even reverse those swings; apparently not.

    Note too that Newspoll was in the field in two other NSW marginals last weekend (Dobell and Robertson) and found an eight-point decline for Labor on first preferences. This is a considerably smaller swing than what the Lonergan/Guardian Australia poll finds in Lindsay, but of a magnitude to be just as devastating to Labor’s chances.

    And that’s just it. We’re right to ask tough questions about poll results as lopsided as this. But the Lindsay poll could be off by a factor of two on the magnitude of the swing and it just wouldn’t matter.

    If seats like Lindsay are swinging anything remotely close to this much, then the Coalition will win, and win big.

  8. Ray Dixon says:

    I don’t get my feedback on the Aussie election from British newspapers, Iain. And I think it’s too early to predict the margin yet. Way too early. It “could” be more than 10 (as I said) but it also “could” be less. I’m waiting until the final week before I announce my figures – just like your coalition is!!

  9. Iain Hall says:

    Ray
    its from he Aussie edition of the Guardian which is just as left leaning as the parent edition that said the Australian content is written and compiled here.

    As for it being way too early I think not because the reporting is consistent with other polling.
    That said I am patient and I look forward to your reasoning a week out from the poll but I very much doubt that Labor’s fortunes will improve in the mean time.

  10. Richard Ryan says:

    Abbott will never be leader of this continent.

  11. Ray Dixon says:

    I don’t care if it’s the “Aussie” Guardian or the Samoan one, Iain – it ain’t widely regarded as indicative over here. The general thrust might be right (ie Labor is pushing it uphill), but the specific margins remain to be seen.

    Second half (or even last quarter) comebacks happen all the time, and this game ain’t over yet.

  12. Iain Hall says:

    Ray

    Second half (or even last quarter) comebacks happen all the time, and this game ain’t over yet.

    Sure they do, however first half drubbings also very often finish in absolute slaughter once the final whistle sounds and I think that is the scenario that Labor faces once you strip away your wishful thinking.

    Richard
    Care to put a bottle on that claim? I’ll even give you odds, if You are right I’ll give you a bottle of Scotch If I am right you give me a bottle of Schweppes Lime Juice cordial* (which means I’m giving you about 10 to one!)
    *I don’t drink alcohol

  13. Tony says:

    Honestly Iain, there is a major saviour for Rudd and the labor party in this whole mess.
    We all know, that if the libs get in, a whole range of good programs will be cut, as well as other massive expenditure cuts. No pension rises for the next three years. I know neither party has even intimated that, but that is the first thought for hundreds of thousands of voters. Our bills have already gone through the roof, electricity etc, so we have to consider what else will the libs do, to try and wrangle in that massive debt / deficit ? That’s the frightening part. 😦

    As much as I am loathe to admit it, that may be labor’s ace in the hole. How much more can our over spending governments (both state and federal here), extract from the taxpayer, before the whole economy falls over completely ? (Greece ring a bell ?)

  14. Tony says:

    As for your article Iain, wasn’t Western Sydney one of the main places for resettlement of refugees some years ago ?
    As such, labor’s announcement, that future boat people will NOT be resettled in Australia, may be the reason as to why the electoral backlash in that area ? No family reunification scheme ? I think you have to look at figures at other “swinging” seats to ascertain any reliable trend ?

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