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Old 09-18-2013, 07:39 PM   #341
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Yes, and it's a valid fear.

The 'Liberal Democratic' candidate is as extreme as it gets really, more alarming than the various recreational parties in some respects. Probably a default Coalition vote (though maybe not on everything; I doubt the Coalition are Randian and individualist enough for them).

Still, hard to gauge until the numbers are settled. And - cold comfort perhaps - there's 9 months or so until those personnel take their places.
I'm hoping this LDP guy is so absolutely crazy that he will struggle to work with the Coalition and just be totally marginalised. His attitude on gun ownership, for instance, would completely destroy part of John Howard's legacy, so I don't expect the Libs to touch that any time soon, while his attitude towards privatisation is so anathema to the Nationals that they would sooner vote with the Greens than with him on any economic matter.

(Actually, I think one of the often-ignored and un/under-realised aspects of Australian politics is the surprising amount of common ground the Nationals and their supporters now share with the Greens on economic issues and even some environmental ones, e.g. fracking. There's room for them to work together, if they are willing.)
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Old 09-18-2013, 08:52 PM   #342
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If the Nationals don't look out, and if the Greens are very focused over an extended period of time (particularly with Milne or similar figure at the helm, not one of those inner-city suits), the Green could do a number on them.

I don't know what it would take for real inroads. But it's wide open for the taking.
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Old 11-13-2013, 04:35 AM   #343
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Rudd's quit.

Piss off you white-anting bastard. To think I once really liked him too.
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Old 11-13-2013, 06:47 AM   #344
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I always liked him too. I don't know what "white-anting" means, but he seemed to be a toxic influence as the ALP imploded.

But we'll always have this.

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Old 11-13-2013, 05:02 PM   #345
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Old 11-14-2013, 05:16 AM   #346
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The fucker should have stayed the term. I don't even care if he wrote his memoirs during question time, just sit tight and take the boredom.

We'll never know for sure the truth of the 'saving the furniture' narrative... fortunately for Kevin.
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Old 12-08-2013, 07:46 AM   #349
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We are governed, to put it loosely, by a pack of losers, and nobody can say they weren't warned.

Except... that they kind of weren't. Not by the press gallery, at least. The same who now clutch their pearls and wonder, what, what what.

For the next three years, the question always circles in my head; is the vagueness and the evasiveness just utter incompetence, or the trace evidence of deep ideologues hiding what they must? A little of both, possibly.
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