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Straight from the heart : Comments

By Jennifer Wilson, published 2/8/2010

There can be little doubt that Julia Gillard is a highly accomplished politician, but she is at her most hollow when sheís declaring passion.

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"I want political competence in my prime minister. I want her or him to be able to hold their own nationally and internationally. I donít want a political clod."

So says Jennifer in her article above.

Well, sadly you are going to be disappointed. If you want a politican able to seem plausible when she lies (or avoids answers), you have Gillard. But if you don't want a clod, you'll get one with Abbott.

So where to from here, Jennifer. It is the choice of all Australians to choose between a feckless fool, Abbott and a conniving devious and untrustworthy egotist, Gillard.

In 222 years it has come to this.

I can remember people saying about the US political scene a year ago that the choices between McCain, who came with more baggage which was never disclosed and Obama, selected by the Zionists purely for his ability to string words together, both compromised beyond understanding, 'is this all we can find from among the people of the US?'. Well, that's the party system; you get who the parties select, the moneyraisers, the insidious influences like the ones that run the US in 2010.

Here it has been much more simple. Gillard sold out what was left of her leftwing integrity to rightwing bullies like Arbib and Shorten, cut short the life of a more than competent PM with higher ratings than Gillard has now and reinforced her connections to the Melbourne Jews. Abbott on the other hand is there by default. He is a total embarrassment and representing Australia overseas will be a cringe-making experience.

So it is a devil or the deep blue sea choice, either of which will not enhance Australia in the eyes of the world.
Posted by rexw, Monday, 2 August 2010 12:10:59 PM
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Having told us that the government had lost its way, now she's telling us she's lost her way in this campaign because she listened to the strategists, and not to her own judgement?
That's really funny.
It's the strategists who got her where she is, and now she's telling them to get lost?
Yeah, right. Like, we believe that. She owes them everything. She can't afford to ignore their wishes.
Just how idiotically gullible does this woman think we are?
Posted by briar rose, Monday, 2 August 2010 12:20:01 PM
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Interesting isn't it.

Both Jennifer in her article, & rexw in his post show that they know who they should not vote for, however their prejudices prevent them from going that way.

These people will vote with their hearts, for a party that has proved it's heart is no where near where it pretends it to be.

In fact I think we can now say that labor has no heart at all, just a myth in the place where one once beat.

No wonder we get bad government.
Posted by Hasbeen, Monday, 2 August 2010 12:49:59 PM
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Ms Wilson has, with several points, hit the nail on the head, although I felt that Kevin Rudd had become a liability for both the country and the ALP. His fate is exactly what befalls any non-performing CEO - you're gone, tough. Having said that, the more one talks to people, the more one realises they tend to feel they are voting for a Prime Minister, rather than their individual elected member.

I'm a bit of a swinging voter, perhaps sitting comfortably as a Chardonnay Socialist, Gillard appeals to me, but that tight blandness is now deeply disturbing and I know what Work Choices did to people, so Abbott is a real worry. They both are. Who are they? One thing's for sure (and I suspect we all know it), what we're seeing and hearing, is not what we're going to get.

I have an interim solution:

The present government is in a state of civil war, incompetent and dysfunctional. The opposition, in between hypnotising gnomes and an inherent dislike of working people, wants to stop making money out of the only game in town, while the Greens want to build light rail systems connecting gay suburbs, funded by donations from Aromatherapy classes, or alternately, 100% taxation on any industry they don't like.

It's time alright - to call on the Governor General to establish a caretaker government of passionate, proven, real people - Paul Keating, Peter Costello, Malcolm Turnbull and Allanah MacTiernan (she gets things done), with a reviewing senate of panellists from the Gruen Nation, Itís the only hope weíve got, the lunatics are already in the building!

Oh yes, on the question of boat people, how legal is it for our navy to intercept and take command, or turn back boats, in international waters?

Greg Ross
Posted by The Larrikin, Monday, 2 August 2010 3:26:36 PM
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I get the feeling that Jennifer is rather jealous of Julia Gillard. I also get the feeling that Jennifer is a Coalition apologist. And another feeling I get is that OLO is solidly behind the Coalition as are many of the commenters. Why do I get these feelings?

It seems that people have forgotten the Howard years, the screwing of the working class by Work Choices, the clear attempt to make the rich richer, the subservience of the Australian Government to warmongering America, the exploitation of racial divisions, the use of fear to manipulate the Australian population, etc.

I haven't forgotten!
Posted by David G, Monday, 2 August 2010 5:14:25 PM
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It's amazing how one week commentators are accused of being coalition apologists and the next the same commentators are accused of being Labor supporters.

There are people, David G, who make commentary on what they see happening regardless of which major party is doing it.

Did you suggest that Jennifer is jealous of Julia because they are both women, BTW?
If the author had been a man would you have posed that question I wonder?

I can't imagine why anybody would be envying Julia right now. If the ALP loses this election her life is not going to be easy for a good long while. Laughing stock comes to mind.
Posted by briar rose, Monday, 2 August 2010 5:46:03 PM
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