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“Bob Hawke and Paul Keating’s brutal verdict on the Rudd-Gillard years “

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  1. Richard Ryan says:

    Who is the girl in the picture with the two kids, looks a bit like GD.

  2. Richard Ryan says:

    Nice pair of udders there on her frame.

  3. Ray Dixon says:

    I’d give Keating’s views more credence than Hawke’s. It’s easy to make those assessments in hindsight but I reckon Keating’s first remark is the most telling – i.e. that Rudd should not have been dumped in the first place. He certainly would have done better than Gillard. You’d never see the Liberals being so frank, would you?

  4. Jeff G. says:

    I agree with most of what they have said. I think Gillard’s challenge in 2010 was the wrong thing to do. Rudd would probably have lost that election, which would have been better for the ALP in the long term. Let him lose and resign, get in a new leader and start again. Sometimes parties need to lose elections, it acts like a good hard enema. As it was, Gillard went to the polls without the good will that new party leaders usually enjoy. She would have been better off sitting it out until Rudd was gone. That’s my view anyway.

  5. Paul Murray says:

    Rudd was telegenic and was elected by the media. He was not terribly good at the actual job of being PM. Gillard did a reasonably good job in difficult circumstances, but was dragged down by the politics.

    So we have a Coalition PM now, who will carry out the usual two-pronged coalition agenda of selling off the country to foreign investors and denying health care to the poor. The “boats” are a sideshow.

  6. GD says:

    No Paul, the boats aren’t a sideshow. The Abbott government has stopped a massive influx of illegal, ie unidentified asylum seekers. Labor facilitated the easy entry of unidentified asylum seekers by granting them immediate Centrelink welfare. The tally at last count was 50,000. What would the tally be now if Labor had been re-elected?

    Labor put the sugar on the table and the economic country shoppers came running.

    Despite what leftards reckon, Abbott’s boat policy has been an amazing success. The majority of Australians do not want a ‘come one come all’ open border policy.

  7. Ray Dixon says:

    Yeah sure, GD, Tony Abbott is making your life so much better is he? You still seem rather discontent with your lot, still a grump complaining about this, that and the other though. I wonder how long it’ll be before Abbott makes you into a more happy, tolerant and caring person?

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