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Real Julia foiled by old battles : Comments

By Marko Beljac, published 5/8/2013

It was the corporate media, more than Kevin Rudd or misogyny, that killed-off Julia Gillard as PM.

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The 'organised working class' is doing very nicely, thank you, having prospered under Howard and coped reasonably well with the policy backflips and daft compromises cobbled together under Rudd and Gillard. Most of them have been able to afford a decent education, and now realise that a stable and economically growing economy is a prerequisite for any kind of personal choice and financial security.

The Labor policy of throwing money at whatever group makes the most noise is not sustainable unless somebody's prepared to make that money in the first place: hopefully under a Liberal government there will be renewed incentives for people to do so.
Posted by Jon J, Monday, 5 August 2013 10:39:19 AM
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Know this: the Corporate Media, headed by Murdoch who wants the NBN to fall over so his Fox Meja can achieve a monopoly, is working overtime to ensure Abbott is elected.

Across Australia, the Fox Executives are working to bring Rudd down so that Big Business can run the Government again as they did when Howard was the Prime Minister. This farce is called 'democracy'!

Any Australian who buys and consumes Faux News products is, unwittingly perhaps, a traitor to our democratic Australian nation.

Voting for Abbott is voting for Big Business and Big Brother Rupert!
Posted by David G, Monday, 5 August 2013 11:06:18 AM
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The pages of history, once accurately recorded, can never ever be erased!
Rehashing or regurgitating history, serves no useful purpose, unless you into inciting hate or exacerbating the current racial divide?
Julia has accepted the umpire's decision and moved on! Suggest You do likewise Marko.
Rhrosty.
Posted by Rhrosty, Monday, 5 August 2013 12:27:38 PM
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Marko,

I was planning to ask you who Julia Gillard was as it seems most Australians have suffered trauma related amnesia and blocked these tragic memories. Then I read the post from David G and thought hey, there are still people out there who would believe absolutely any yarn you present to them. So Marko, a real measure of your social disconnect is not marked by the likes of me, David G says it all.

Rhosty states that << The pages of history, once accurately recorded, can never ever be erased! >>

Rhosty has obviously never heard of post-modernist deconstruction, the socialization of history or Marko.

Surely Marko, you can find something more enlightening to write about. This article is like reminding us that we are in hospital because a distracted motorist ploughed into us on the pavement, then giving the motorist a glowing reference.

When you can acknowledge that JG, in the opinion of the majority of voters, was a tragic throwback to the 1950ís communism and socialism and an utter failure as this nationís leader, perhaps you too will also emerge into the light.
Posted by spindoc, Monday, 5 August 2013 1:56:59 PM
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Spindog is obviously a throwback to the Oracle of Delphi.

Except that this reincarnation has been spawned by the Liberal Party and I can tell that we will have to suffer the fruits of his tiny, greed-motivated, oligarch-worshiping mind until the election is over.

Please Spindog, take your shabby, comic-strip wares to some other forum. OLO is for genuine thinkers, not for capitalist zombies!
Posted by David G, Monday, 5 August 2013 2:50:45 PM
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One picture of a smiling Gough Whitlam with the following comment sums up the Rudd-Gillard-Rudd government perfectly. Gough is saying: "Why am I so happy? Because I will no longer be regarded as the worst prime minister Australia has ever had."

Rudd was first removed by the Labor Caucus because he was incompetent. Gillard became unpopular because of her incompetence as a prime minister. Caucus following Keating's dictum the one horse that is always trying is self-interest returned to Rudd in a desperate attempt to save their seats.

What now defies belief is that perhaps the most economically incompetent Prime Minister ever to hold office in Australia is now trying convince the Australian people that he is the "economic" answer to Australia's future problems (which he and Gillard have mostly created). Much as he may dislike it a three word phrase sums up Rudd perfectly. "Tax and spend. Tax and spend. Tax and spend."
Posted by EQ, Monday, 5 August 2013 2:52:58 PM
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