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Voters crush the carbon tax and corruption worst Australian government gone Labor learnt nothing
JoNova ^ | September 8th, 2013 | Joanne

Posted on 09/15/2013 11:08:20 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach

 

Tony Abbott announces Australia is open for business again.

 

Finally Australia steps back from a porkbarrelling party that stood for nothing more than being in power.

They broke promises to anyone and everyone with Olympian success. And it was not just the usual politician broken promise of failing to solve a problem they promised to solve: they brought in The Carbon Tax after dishonestly guaranteeing they would not. Would they have won the 2010 election if they hadn’t made that promise? (It would only have taken 400 voters in Corangamite to rewrite history.) They’ve taken broken promises to an all new level, where nothing they say can be trusted. It was not a question of them trying and failing, it was a question of being elected through deception. Every single Labor member chose to break that promise; any one of them could have stopped it. This is not a “leadership” question. It’s a question of integrity, and it applies to every member of the party.

The Labor Party also told us Tony Abbott was a misogynist, relentlessly negative, and a denier, and in return the Labor Party received one of the lowest primary votes in history.

I wish I could say it was all blue sky and roses from here. It’s great news to be sure, but there are mountains to overcome. What is amazing is that — even after their lies were made into laws, billions of dollars were squandered, people died because of inept home insulation programs, and their promises to be fiscally conservative delivered deficit after deficit — still about 47% of Australian’s still thought they deserved a vote*. How bad would this government have had to get?

Last night the concession speech Rudd gave was delusional. It was quite unlike Whitlam in 1975 or Keating in 1996, after their heavy defeats. The triumphant, jubilant cries of vindication from Labor were blind to the fact that an incumbent government lost badly, and after only two terms. We know 70% of ABC journalists vote Labor-Green. Which one is trying to bring Labor back to a sensible position? Such a fog of illusion in the minds of the Labor Party can only be kept alive by active support of the media. Bizarrely, the journalist fans do the party no favours by allowing the delusion to pass as is. By ignoring the flaws, the soft media virtually filter for the incompetents to rise to the top.

In a sane world an investigative media would also have doggedly pursued the Craig Thompson affair and never allowed it to drag on in limbo for years. In the proper course of events he would have faced charges far sooner, and the Gillard government would have faced a savage by-election (see the Dobell results below). How many voters even now know that Gillard herself is under police investigation or that two journalists who started to mention it were sacked?  If the opposition leader was under police investigation, it would have been a hot-button, high rotation bullet point. But Gillard was only the Prime Minister, right? What universe does this make sense in? The media IS the problem.

The results speak for themselves:

Some issues have become well known, and on these the people have spoken:

If any one of these four electorates had been given the chance to vote between 2010 and now, the Labor government would have fallen much sooner.

Current tally: Labor 46.72% (57 seats), Coalition  53.28% (88 seats)

Greens 1, Katter 1, Wilkie 1.  Seats undecided = 2.

About a fifth of votes (a record number) were made before the election. These aren’t counted yet, as far as I know, but are likely to lean towards the Coalition.

Will the carbon tax survive the Senate?

Australians want alternatives to the two major parties and the Senate is a churning soup of minor and micro party preferences. It now looks like the Liberals will be doing deals with minor parties to get legislation through, and whether or not the Carbon Tax is removed may boils down to these deals. At the moment the potential senators to vote it out include a Family First senator, possibly two Palmer United candidates, a  Liberal Democrat, one Motoring Enthusiast, and a Sports Party man. Nick Xenophon (definitely elected again) has said he opposes the carbon tax. If the Liberals have 33 Senators, and there are 6 sympathetic other senators, the tax will go. We won’t know for another week probably.

The Greens may have lost their balance of power in the Senate.

The Labor Party haven’t learned a thing

So far there are no signs the Labor Party is going to recognize any real lessons from this loss. Shame, we need two good parties in a two-party system.

They’re blaming “the campaign”, as if they could have put better lipstick on the pig that is the current party platform/record. They’re blaming the lack of unity and division and the leadership struggles, but they are not saying they made a mistake in forcing a law on Australians that we didn’t want. They’re not saying they had the wrong policy, no sir. Tanya Plibersek last night gave Labor 9 out of 10 for achievement, but only zero out of 10 for leadership and that’s why they lost. (Who picked those leaders?) They’re not saying they have to deal with union corruption, or that they need to pick better candidates.

And they’re not apologizing to voters for trashing our trust, our money, and our children’s taxes.

We’ll be paying off this debt for years to come.

* only 34% voted Labor on first preference, but 47% preferred Labor to the Coalition.

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The short killer summary: The Skeptics Handbook. The most deadly point: The Missing Hot Spot.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Conspiracy; Science; Weather
KEYWORDS: abbott; australia; carbontax; cultureofcorruption; globalwarminghoax

1 posted on 09/15/2013 11:08:20 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; Sub-Driver; NormsRevenge; Marine_Uncle; TigersEye; justa-hairyape; onyx; ...
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2 posted on 09/15/2013 11:10:14 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

“So far there are no signs the Labor Party is going to recognize any real lessons from this loss. Shame, we need two good parties in a two-party system.

They’re blaming “the campaign”, as if they could have put better lipstick on the pig that is the current party platform/record. They’re blaming the lack of unity and division and the leadership struggles, but they are not saying they made a mistake in forcing a law on Australians that we didn’t want. They’re not saying they had the wrong policy, no sir. Tanya Plibersek last night gave Labor 9 out of 10 for achievement, but only zero out of 10 for leadership and that’s why they lost. (Who picked those leaders?) They’re not saying they have to deal with union corruption, or that they need to pick better candidates.

And they’re not apologizing to voters for trashing our trust, our money, and our children’s taxes.

We’ll be paying off this debt for years to come.”

It’s because with the left, this is a religion. In their minds, they could never possibly be wrong, only “misunderstood.”


3 posted on 09/15/2013 11:15:42 AM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I’m not going to hold my breath but just perhaps a similar thing will happen in the USA in 2016. It is remotely possible the way things are going.


4 posted on 09/15/2013 11:17:43 AM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Galt level is not far away......)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
The Labor Party haven’t learned a thing

It's not a matter of learning. Without corporate carbon crooks to fund them, it is a matter of not having anything left to sell.

5 posted on 09/15/2013 11:20:13 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (Islam offers choices: convert, submit, or die.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

That’s why leftists hate republics, because they can get voted out of power.


6 posted on 09/15/2013 11:24:01 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

A thunderous rebuke of the leftist idiotry..

Can we dual citizenship him to US?

Good Job, Ausssies!!


7 posted on 09/15/2013 11:28:43 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi --)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
The Labor Party haven’t learned a thing

My father put it this way when I was a lad: "Some people learn from other people's mistakes; some people learn from their own mistakes, and some people never learn—period." He may have been quoting someone, but I've never known whom.

If leftist extremists were capable of learning, they'd grow up and become patriots.

8 posted on 09/15/2013 11:40:48 AM PDT by Standing Wolf (No tyrant should ever be allowed to die of natural causes.)
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To: NormsRevenge

I once told a friend that I wished John Howard could come to America and be our president.


9 posted on 09/15/2013 11:49:34 AM PDT by Jean2
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
I've tried a few times to view the URL " know that Gillard herself is under police investigation or that two journalists who started to mention it were sacked?"
But the site is temporarily down. Will try later.
10 posted on 09/15/2013 12:13:55 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Galt level is not far away......)
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To: ReformationFan
It’s because with the left, this is a religion

To the sheeple who follow their elites, it's a religion.

To the leaders, it's a way to steal the wealth from oil companies and get on top. In other words...communism.

11 posted on 09/15/2013 12:19:01 PM PDT by what's up
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To: Marine_Uncle; Fred Nerks; naturalman1975

Now that is interesting,


12 posted on 09/15/2013 12:24:18 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Finally Australia steps back from a porkbarrelling party that stood for nothing more than being in power.

Democrats are the same the world over!!

13 posted on 09/15/2013 12:28:11 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
The site is still down. Perhaps they are doing some maintenance work on it. Will check out later on. Here.
14 posted on 09/15/2013 12:29:12 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Galt level is not far away......)
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To: NormsRevenge

Gives one hope for something happening here.


15 posted on 09/15/2013 12:32:08 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; All

16 posted on 09/15/2013 1:37:19 PM PDT by potlatch
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To: Marine_Uncle

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/features/who-knows-pm-julia-gillard-is-under-investigation/story-e6frg6z6-1226630319702

It’s up now, interesting.


17 posted on 09/15/2013 2:12:45 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum!)
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To: Fred Nerks

Thanks Fred. I will fit the video in before I woof down some dinner.


18 posted on 09/15/2013 2:25:45 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Galt level is not far away......)
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To: Fred Nerks

Errr. Obviously not a video, just good old fashion text. Good enough. :)


19 posted on 09/15/2013 2:27:26 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Galt level is not far away......)
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To: Fred Nerks; Ernest_at_the_Beach
Read it through. Looks like she is going to have some real problems. I'm convinced the world would be a better place if she could along with Obama could be thrown into long jail terms.
Sort of ease our souls a bit. Time for din din guys.
20 posted on 09/15/2013 2:34:18 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Galt level is not far away......)
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To: Marine_Uncle

She’s been chased about this episode for a long time, I recall hearing about it on TV ‘news’ quite some time ago. I doubt they’ll pin anything on her, she’s a slippery marxist witch and a total disgrace imo.
But I wish them the best of luck in their investigation and I hope they don’t give up.


21 posted on 09/15/2013 2:37:11 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum!)
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To: Marine_Uncle; Ernest_at_the_Beach
We have had our revenge:

Every day she wakes up, she knows she's been replaced by this!

22 posted on 09/15/2013 2:41:51 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum!)
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To: Fred Nerks
RE: "But I wish them the best of luck in their investigation and I hope they don’t give up."
I'll second that motion.
23 posted on 09/15/2013 2:42:25 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Galt level is not far away......)
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To: Fred Nerks

Hey. Why taint I standing in his shoes. :)


24 posted on 09/15/2013 2:43:25 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Galt level is not far away......)
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