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Australian minister warns of Republican 'crazies'
Associated Press ^ | Sept. 21, 2012 | ROD McGUIRK

Posted on 09/21/2012 9:19:05 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's deputy prime minister warned Friday that the greatest threat to the U.S. economy are the "cranks and crazies" in the Republican Party, a rare foray into American domestic politics that was blasted by the opposition.

Wayne Swan, who also is treasurer and his center-left Labor Party government's ranking finance minister, took aim at the tea party during a speech to a business forum, breaking a convention among Australia's major parties to steer clear of U.S. domestic political debates.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Australia/New Zealand; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: australia; wayneswan

1 posted on 09/21/2012 9:19:07 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What a douchebag Wayne Swann is. He cannot find anything, economically, to criticize the former Prime Minister Howard with so he attempts to pick on Republicans and hope that somehow people make a link between conservatives on either side of the pond.

A desperate douchebag at that!


2 posted on 09/21/2012 9:29:09 AM PDT by melsec (Once a Jolly Swagman camped by a Billabong....)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Stupid Malcolm bloody Turnbull. And Thomas Keneally too, but he has the excuse of being a Mick.


3 posted on 09/21/2012 9:31:46 AM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Monarchy is the one system of government where power is exercised for the good of all - Aristotle)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Center left labor party? More like far left commie rats. He’s no doubt a proponent of multi-culturalism as well. How are those Muslims in Sydney treating you, Swan?


4 posted on 09/21/2012 9:32:16 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Poor Australia, having an idiot deputy prime minister such as that. I can understand, we have Obama, Pelosi, Reid, McCain, Boehner on and on.

The political class the world over are mostly jack-azzes.


5 posted on 09/21/2012 9:33:57 AM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

If they are coming at Conservatives via Australia, zer0 has made himself a phone call pleading for HELP. It’s not working out, for the democRATS, folks. They are through! Hey, Mr. Carpenter we need more nails for this box. Don’t want to let these democRATS escape ever again.


6 posted on 09/21/2012 9:38:18 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

When Obama loses in a landslide, it’s going to be such a joy to watch the rest of the world pop a critical vessel.


7 posted on 09/21/2012 9:44:41 AM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: Viennacon

“More like far left commie rats”

Well, there is this:

It is worth remembering that Julia Gillard is a member of the socialist Australian Fabian Society, and began her political career in the orbit of the Communist Party of Australia.

From the Sydney Morning Herald

http://romanticpoet.wordpress.com/tag/australia-julia-gillard-communist-connections-anti-american-views/

I’m sure our Australians friends can confirm or deny this.


8 posted on 09/21/2012 9:45:49 AM PDT by sergeantdave (The FBI has declared war on the Marine Corps)
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To: Free ThinkerNY; Jim Robinson

Jim, You won’t believe this, but it happened yesterday at the Doughnut shop I stop to visit my old retired buddies once in awhile. The hippie was there, and in his prime.

From the article: “.....Australia’s deputy prime minister warned Friday that the greatest threat to the U.S. economy are the “cranks and crazies” in the Republican Party,.......”

Insanity! “Cranks and crazies” are the core of the Democrat Party in this country.

I was confronted yesterday...THIS IS THE TRUTH, A TRUE STORY....by a typical Leftist Old Hippie with one of the most asinine, ridiculous commentary I’ve ever heard in my life.

Long story short the guy was on a roll ridiculing the Right commenting sarcastically how everything is Obama’s fault, and on, and on trying to be condescending, and draw those of us sitting there into a contest over Obama. We all kept quiet, and let him go on his way.

He then went into a spiel about how encyclopedias aren’t printed anymore, because of the great Wikipedia. He somehow then segued into that “Wiki” had recovered from the assault by “Sarah Palin’s people”, and had changed the rules so “THEY” could never alter history on “Wiki” again. He was seriously describing to us how “Sarah Palin’s People” had gone into the “Wiki” files, and altered everything to her favor, and that the “Wiki People” had to come up with a new means to keep the information pure, and honest, so thanks to “Sarah Palin’s people” Wikipedia is now more accurate, and honest than ever before.

Nobody commented. Nobody responded to this guy, and for good reason.

I smiled, bade good day to my old retired friends that I drop by that doughnut shop to visit with occasionally, and left. I got into my car before I couldn’t hold back my laughter anymore.

God bless Sarah. She squared away Wikipedia.


9 posted on 09/21/2012 9:45:49 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Like all leftists, he is not bound by manners, convention, reason or agreements. Leftists say whatever they want despite what has happened in the past — but watch out if a conservative does the same thing. The same leftists will cry foul and make it seem like it is the most horrendous thing in the history of mankind.


10 posted on 09/21/2012 9:46:23 AM PDT by falcon99
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To: Free ThinkerNY

A far left member of a foreign government doesn’t like conservative Republicans. So, what else is new?


11 posted on 09/21/2012 9:47:27 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: Free ThinkerNY

oh goody another commie chimes in....


12 posted on 09/21/2012 10:01:41 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: no-to-illegals

This from our friends down under is shocking.


13 posted on 09/21/2012 10:09:39 AM PDT by bgill
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I can see how the collective dominionists have trouble with individualism, liberty, and the idea that people who earn money should be able to keep and invest it. How can people like that be controlled? The very idea of free and independent citizens defies the Marxist, welfarist paradigm.


14 posted on 09/21/2012 10:22:09 AM PDT by pallis
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To: bgill

My thought is this FRiend ... zer0 and his crowd spent an amount of money (ours btw) and bought himself a backup plan. Politicians who accept the cash are obliged to make payment. This is simply a payment for a payment. When one is bought and paid for, one speaks out or has someone else speak out. Since the Deputy PM spoke out, there must not have been anyone else (down under) willing to take the fall. Coordination is key. Send out the clowns or setup the fall guy.


15 posted on 09/21/2012 10:39:34 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: no-to-illegals

We must dump our Fabians to encourage our Aussie Conservatives, ie Liberals to dump there horrendous Laborites!


16 posted on 09/21/2012 10:58:18 AM PDT by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: iopscusa
Those who lead only wish to discourage us. When the goal is attained and we move onto the next hill, while those in power retreat; we shall pause to taste the victory so sweat, though we must remember, there is much more to do. This next battle waged is only the first of many more to come. The gop-e hates us. We must love them out of office after we finished the democRATS.
17 posted on 09/21/2012 11:07:11 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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yep everyone we should sweat it ... LOL


18 posted on 09/21/2012 11:19:19 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: rockinqsranch

LOL


19 posted on 09/21/2012 1:54:23 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Irenic
The political class the world over are mostly jack-azzes.

It's what you do when you can't find hold an honest job...

Regards,
GtG

20 posted on 09/21/2012 4:02:20 PM PDT by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Free ThinkerNY. And g’night (again). Or maybe g’morning...


21 posted on 09/22/2012 11:06:09 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: bgill

I couldn’t believe my ears! Trust me, the average aussie would have wondered what possessed him to make a ridiculous statement like that. It must have been directed at the hundred thousand or so US expats in Oz.


22 posted on 09/22/2012 11:17:03 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (FAIR DINKUM!)
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