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Last night's 'debate' reinforced my distaste and disdain for the things. A lot of hot air and disagreement about things which neither of the combatants can do much about. The only stand out was Albanese's failure to mention defence at all, and Morrisonís mention of it only in passing. Rusted-on Liberal voters will say that Morrison 'won', Green Laborites will say the opposite.

Anyone who relies on such juvenile nonsense to decide how they will vote - after 3 years of ignoring politics - are ignorant bogans.
Posted by ttbn, Thursday, 12 May 2022 10:31:41 AM
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My sympathies, Ttbn,

There is a solution for those debates: next time hide some small knife or scissors in your sleeve or socks, so when they tie you again to the chair to watch the debate you can cut the ropes, free yourself and flee!

Get well soon!
Posted by Yuyutsu, Thursday, 12 May 2022 1:30:22 PM
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Poor old ttbn, he's been "crying in his beer" about Australia's political leadership ever since he got shafted by Mr Halfapercent from the Corny Banana Party at the last election. Plenty for you to vote for, Hanson 1, Palmer 2, Ducksh!t 3.

These "debates", no one wins, you just don't loose. According to Ch 7, Albo got 50%, Scomo got 35% and Mr Undesided got 15%, that tells you nothing. Okay they didn't mention war mongering enough for you, so what. I'm not going to loose any sleep if Morrison gets re-elected, or Albanese wins, that's not what I care about in politics.
Posted by Paul1405, Thursday, 12 May 2022 2:39:55 PM
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I watched last night's debate with great interest
to see if I learned anything new. And I was not
disappointed.

"Scotty from marketing," surprised me. He seemed to
get somewhat rattled, dodged questions and showed
a definite mean streak with his persistent digs at
his opponent. Not very becoming for a country's leader.

Anthony Albanese on the other hand answered all the questions.
Spoke from the heart, and gave came out looking like both a
leader and a statesman. Quite impressive.

And a pleasant surprise.

No wonder many undecided voters tended to side with Albanese.
Morrison struck me as being a poor loser and a bully. Perhaps
the criticisms that were directed at him by his own colleagues
earlier were not exaggerations?

Not looking good!

Morrison just may turn out to really be the self-interested
mean bully that some of his colleagues say he is.

It looks like he's dropped the ball especially with only
his rantings about the economy and nothing else - showing
his limitations and incompetency.
Posted by Foxy, Thursday, 12 May 2022 2:58:19 PM
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The 'Australian' has come up with a poll that has Labor with 80 seats: a clear victory. Polls are generally BS, but this time things do look different. There is definitely a feeling of a boganesque change for change's sake. And who can honestly say that the Coalition and its "moderates" don't deserve to be kicked out?

I am glad that I am old, debt free, and don't need much. I do feel sorry for young families who don't seem to know what is coming for them.

News streaming service, 'Flash', has done a poll on Australians' understanding of politics:

.the debate didn't help
.only 11% of respondents felt that they understood the policies of the major parties
.60% did not know what 'pork barrelling' meant
.people want 'everyday' language used (semi-literates)
.young people didnít even know their state premier

Not only do we need voter ID, we need a test for people's ability to cast an intelligent vote before they are allowed to do so.

Heard lunch time on News Radio that new methods of polling, pioneered in Europe, now being used here, have a 93% chance of being accurate. Who knows. But the old 'feeling it in your water' method indicates that the Coalition will go into opposition, from where they need to drop this 'broadchurch' nonsense , and work out what they stand for.

No skin off my nose. I am well insulated against Green Labor socialism. Unfortunately, I donít think the same applies to most Australians - those working, bringing up a family, and paying off a mortgage. My concerns are for defence and security. But I haven't had much faith in the MorrisÚn government on that score, either.

Even the idiots should wake up to Labor in one term; the Coalition can get a new leader; this election should weed out the 'wets', and we can return to sanity with two distinctly different parties.
Posted by ttbn, Thursday, 12 May 2022 5:27:19 PM
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Anybody who still hasn't decided how they are going to vote after the last several years and is depending on the outcome of some sort of slick showbiz performance deserves whatever happens next. It's no wonder so many get scammed nowadays.

Chances are that Morrison may yet be bailed out by Palmer and One Nation preferences as happened last time but whoever "doesn't lose the most" will be in for a difficult time.

It may be also be "Independents Day" in some seats but at least many of the new ones seem to be higher quality candidates than the incumbents.
Posted by rache, Friday, 13 May 2022 12:45:50 AM
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