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The victory speech by Tony Abbott was probably one of the worst that I have listened to by a prime minister elect in this country. It is a strong hint that his support will be quickly eroded. I would have thought that instead of saying that " it was the worst result for the labour party in a 100 years" ( made even worst by a loud comment in the background of "losers"). A really good leader would have said something positive along the lines " This is the coalition's best result in very long time". Rubbing salt into the drubbing that the labour party got will not endear him to the electorate, but worst it demonstrates a lack of respect for his political opponents. It was in strong contrast to the comments by Rudd when he conceded defeat, which did not denigrate the coalition in any way.

As matter of interest Abbot and the coalition have managed some sort of record by breaking a promise before they even got elected. That is that they would provide their costing in plenty of time before the election.

If as I expect, that this will only be the first of a long list of promises, that Abbott and the coalition break with some sort of excuse along the lines of ah-but, I can see a new nickname for our prime minister Phony Ah-but.
Posted by warmair, Sunday, 8 September 2013 11:36:48 AM
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Abbotts Election Speech?

The really nice thing about the children on OLO is that they have nothing to offer other than an extension of the KRudd mantra that we have as a Nation, just rejected.

Since there is nothing else on offer Iíve decided to post this response against the last three threads that have emerged today. The nice thing about ideological predictability and groupthink is that the same response always applies.

They fail to recognize that the majority of Australians have just demonstrated via the ballot box, that they donít share their adopted views. Suddenly democracy is no longer valid if it doesnít fit.

Tough titties children, night night and sleep tight.
Posted by spindoc, Sunday, 8 September 2013 2:16:37 PM
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Oh come on Warmy, how could anything compare with that ridiculous grab for attention that was the Rudd concession speech.

Naturally I turned to something else the moment Rudd came on as usual, while spoil a pleasant night? However, after switching back about 4 times to find the disgusting rant still in progress I switched off. However I had heard enough to know that was the most disgusting display by anyone, winner or loser ever.

To say you people are unbelievable is putting it very mildly. Time for shame & a bit of quiet from you.
Posted by Hasbeen, Sunday, 8 September 2013 2:43:29 PM
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I have to admit that I somehow expected a bit more
in Mr Abbott's victory speech. Here he was - finally
getting what he wanted after so many years. And
I guess I felt that his speech would match his
combative style, have a bit of nouse, instead it
lacked-lustre, like his recent campaign style.

Where was the Abbott of old? Perhaps it was the suit,
white shirt, and blue tie, - and change of image to
"Mr Nice," that finally got to him? Toned down Tony
may be here for a while.

On the other hand:

Mr Rudd's speech was as we've come to expect -
true to form, over the top, and no acceptance of any
sort of responsibility for his actions . No recognition
that the worthy reforms of Labor were overshadowed by
the bitter leadership rivalries between himself and
Julia Gillard - and for which Mr Rudd must carry some
blame.

What happens next?
Remains to be seen.
The Senate results will be interesting.
Posted by Foxy, Sunday, 8 September 2013 3:15:38 PM
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Neither Abbot or Rudd are inspiring speech makers.
One can hardly speak at all and the other speaks too much.
Speech making aside, from a personality point of view they are possibly the most uninspiring leaders we have ever had to choose from.
Labor deserved to lose but I am none too sure the Coalition deserved to win.
The best of a bad lot I would say. We shall see.

SD
Posted by Shaggy Dog, Sunday, 8 September 2013 3:56:44 PM
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Does leftie academic jealousy know no bounds at all ? I only hope that your attitude & mentality will get it's just reward over the next few years & hopefully its vile vindictiveness will dig its own grave before too long.
Posted by individual, Sunday, 8 September 2013 5:55:56 PM
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