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Ty
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The recriminations and hand-wringing is a lot of fun to watch. Julie Bishop gave it her best this morning trying to present the Coalition as having run an honourable campaign while Labor cruelly resorted to the gutter tactics of suggesting they wanted to privatise Medicare. My nose bleeds for you Julie. I don't think the Coalition moaning about dirty tactics is going to win many people back on side.

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It's not as if "Mediscare" alone is responsible for the Coalition's result but I bet they do regret not being as vicious as they could have been, (or would have been if Tony Abbott was still in charge.)

It's also kind of fun watching Pauline Hanson gallivanting around both smug and self-important and looking furiously flustered as she's required to defend her policies beyond quoting the sort of rubbish that would be discredited with a short search on Snopes. Turnbull has to wear her rise as one of the outcomes of his double dissolution. Hopefully she'll amount to little more than a shrill voice in the background.
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I hope the coalition forms a coalition with Hanson.
It could be a lot of fun.
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Ty
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Somehow I don't think Pauline's forgotten how the LNP treated her last time, I'd say the chance of an LNP-One Nation voting block in the Senate is remote.
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Well, this election has been a symphony of clusterf**ks. Every little thing that could go wrong, did go wrong. Here are just 30 of them:

1. Malcolm Turnbull rolled a first term prime minister despite voters preferring to do that themselves.

2. Turnbull waited until he was too low in the polls to call an election.

3. When he did call an election it was on the basis of two obscure bills that the broader public neither knew nor cared about.

4. It was a double-dissolution, which made it easier for nutbags to get in.

5. It was after Senate voting changes, which made it easier for nutbags to get in.

6. The Coalition’s only real platform was the Budget, which left them nothing to announce during the campaign itself.

7. The centrepiece was a company tax cut and bugger all for ordinary workers.

8. Turnbull said the company tax cuts were the primary driver for “jobs and growth” but they wouldn’t fully come into effect until he’d been elected three times.

9. Bill Shorten made up a story that Medicare would be privatised and that WINTER IS COMING.
10. The Liberals did nothing.

11. Shorten kept going.

12. The Liberals sharted themselves and said they would never outsource Medicare’s stupid old processing system, which could have actually saved Medicare money.

13. Labor robo-called people in the middle of the night, telling them they were all going to die.

14. Labor sent out pretend Medicare text messages to people, telling them they were all going to die.

15. Everyone forgot there was a state called Tasmania.
16. GetUp! did not forget there was a state called Tasmania.

17. The Liberals couldn’t get people to get up and go to fundraisers.

18. The Liberals couldn’t raise any funds because the Prime Minister was too rich.

19. The Liberals couldn’t raise the Prime Minister.

20. Bill Shorten was angry all the time.

21. Voters were angry all the time.

22. Tony Windsor was angry all the time.

23. Barnaby Joyce was stuck fighting Tony Windsor.

24. Malcolm Turnbull will probably win enough seats to remain as Prime Minister.

25. Malcolm Turnbull will not win enough seats to remain as Prime Minister very long.

26. Bill Shorten will probably win enough seats to remain as Opposition Leader.

25. Bill Shorten will not win enough seats to remain as Opposition Leader very long.

26. If Turnbull installs Tony Abbott he will retain the confidence of the party.

27. If Turnbull installs Tony Abbott he will lose the confidence of the public.

28. If Turnbull installs Tony Abbott he will lose his mind.

29. If Shorten sticks around Albo will lose his mind.

30. Pauline Hanson has done quite well.

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Sorry Kevin, but Malcolm Turnbull is right.

You are a disreputable scumbag with an outsize ego, anger management problems and personality defects. You are not suitable to be Australia's nomination for the UN.
Also, your party is having a laugh if they think someone who they have determined is not suitable to be PM or party leader is suited to run the UN.
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Dilbert_X wrote:

Sorry Kevin, but Malcolm Turnbull is right.

You are a disreputable scumbag with an outsize ego, anger management problems and personality defects. You are not suitable to be Australia's nomination for the UN.
Also, your party is having a laugh if they think someone who they have determined is not suitable to be PM or party leader is suited to run the UN.
But it was revealed that the party room did vote for his nomination. Even Bishop was a supporter.

The whole thing was shut down by Turnbull with a captains call.

Do a research noob.
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It was the right decision, that's why he's PM.
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Ty
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I'd say it didn't matter what Turnbull's decision was, Rudd had a snowball's chance in Hell of coming anywhere near the Secretary General position. Turnbull had to weigh the diplomacy of giving an empty gesture of bipartisanship or the need to placate his rabid right wing. A lose-lose situation for him really. While Turnbull may have made the right decision it does indicate a serious divide in the Coalition, especially if Cabinet was actually in favour of giving Rudd's ego a bit of a massaging.

At least the right wing media will take its hackles down but Rudd now has an awful lot of time on his hands and is petty enough to try and make trouble for the PM. Hell hath no fury like a Kevin scorned.
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The Australian nomination for UN Sec Gen should not have been about internal party politics, it should have been about putting up a suitable candidate or no-one.

No-one beat Kevin Rudd, bad luck for him.

Hell hath no fury like a Kevin scorned
Another reason why he wasn't suitable.
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Ty
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Dilbert_X wrote:

The Australian nomination for UN Sec Gen should not have been about internal party politics-
You have enough experience with Australian politics to know that everything is about internal party politics.
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Which still doesn't make it right.

Honestly, punting a maniac like Rudd onto the UN to settle some internal score would have been pathetic.
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Ty
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He wouldn't have got the job even if Turnbull backed him.

Also, despite Rudd's rampaging narcissism and legendary difficulty to work with, he is more than qualified for the role. The Coalition, Newscorp and talkback radio have portrayed him as a malfunctioning firework of a PM but he actually had a lot of success and during an incredibly difficult economic situation too. Australia would rate Rudd a lot higher if they had an understanding of how, say, Tony Abbott would have fared during the GFC and what Rudd managed to avoid.
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He wouldn't have got the job even if Turnbull backed him.
Then we might as well have put up Pauline Hanson if she wasn't going to get the job. It might have kept her out of causing trouble in the senate for a little while. Would that have been a responsible thing to do?

Its impossible to discuss these hypotheticals. - would Abbott have been better during the GFC than Rudd? Who can say.

Australia is/was a completely different country, very different financial structure and insulated for that period by the tail-end of the mining boom.
The GFC might as well have been on Mars, Rudd's unproductive borrow-spend program may or may not have been the reason we were relatively unscathed, I don't believe it personally.

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Australia - Fuck Yeah
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that you?
Dilbert_X
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oh god fucking cory bernardi lol.
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It is me though.
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Ty
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Australia was never great.
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Ty wrote:

Australia was never great.
guess that's why so many kiwis come here aye.
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Ty
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The shit ones.
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Are they worse than 10 pound poms?
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Dilbert_X wrote:

Are they worse than 10 pound poms?
yeah that's why were deporting them all.
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So they're level with Mexicans?
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Ty
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New Zealand likes to think it's Australia's Canada but it pretty much is Australia's Mexico.
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