Embattled Australian PM calls leadership ballot

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Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard threw open her job to a party leadership ballot Wednesday and the man she ousted three years ago stepped up to challenge her, saying their party will face a "catastrophic defeat" without a change at the top.
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Jun 26, 2013
 
Juliar is gone
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Goodbye Julia Gillard, a brave and talented leader. Brought down by those who couldn't bear to see a woman in charge.
Well they've got their way and now we have a second-rater in the job. A second rate leader for what's turned out to be a second rate country.
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Jun 26, 2013
 
Becky wrote:
Goodbye Julia Gillard, a brave and talented leader. Brought down by those who couldn't bear to see a woman in charge.
Well they've got their way and now we have a second-rater in the job. A second rate leader for what's turned out to be a second rate country.
this coming from somebody who does not live in Australia !you are posting from the states ( so how good is it there now ?) yes you are right we now have a second rater in charge ! how ever that second rater is better than the useless cvnt that was in charge !,we have been asking this cvnt to step down for ages - and her response was -I AM THE BEST PERSON TO LEAD AUSTRALIA ( took a few liberties with that )honestly thank fark she is gone ! I actually wanted her to to stay until the election ,because then she would have been totally destroyed !you should stick to politics in your own country , because you suck at politics in my country ! in other words - sort your own country out ! keep the fark out of my countries politics ! you have no rights even commenting !as for a second rate country ? you guys are below us in ratings ! and thats because of Idiots just like you !
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Jun 26, 2013
 
Becky wrote:
Goodbye Julia Gillard, a brave and talented leader. Brought down by those who couldn't bear to see a woman in charge.
Well they've got their way and now we have a second-rater in the job. A second rate leader for what's turned out to be a second rate country.
Look at it this way, Julia Gillard got off the train wreck before it crashed into the next election.
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<quoted text>this coming from somebody who does not live in Australia !you are posting from the states ( so how good is it there now ?) yes you are right we now have a second rater in charge ! how ever that second rater is better than the useless cvnt that was in charge !,we have been asking this cvnt to step down for ages - and her response was -I AM THE BEST PERSON TO LEAD AUSTRALIA ( took a few liberties with that )honestly thank fark she is gone ! I actually wanted her to to stay until the election ,because then she would have been totally destroyed !you should stick to politics in your own country , because you suck at politics in my country ! in other words - sort your own country out ! keep the fark out of my countries politics ! you have no rights even commenting !as for a second rate country ? you guys are below us in ratings ! and thats because of Idiots just like you !
The states? What's that? They're called provinces where I am. You need a lesson in geography. You also need to wash your mouth out. Nobody respects the opinions of a potty mouth.
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Goodbye Julia Gillard, a brave and talented leader. Brought down by those who couldn't bear to see a woman in charge.
Well they've got their way and now we have a second-rater in the job. A second rate leader for what's turned out to be a second rate country.
if you could just post how she was a brave and talented leader ? give us one thing that she has actually done ??? honestly Becky ? bring it on ! give us a list ?
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She was very brave when she went to India, I would never be brave enough to go there and risk getting a disease in that filthy disease ridden toilet of a country.

She even slipped over there, probably trying to avoid walking in a turd on the street that the Indian PM just did 5 minutes before the cameras got there.
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The states? What's that? They're called provinces where I am. You need a lesson in geography. You also need to wash your mouth out. Nobody respects the opinions of a potty mouth.
you need a lesson in fishing , baited and landed !! as for my mouth ! its 2013 not 1913 , get the fark over it ! you are not in Australia as your posting address states on this site ! so fark off ! why do you think you have a right to even comment on Australian politics ?
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Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead.
We finally have the last PM we actually elected back as PM.(Gillard only won an election through deals with independants, which she then backed out of. She should never have been the PM)

I am glad that Kevin Rudd is back. He was the best leader we have had since Hawke (or maybe Keating, Definatly better than Howard and Gillard).
Lets just hope this will be enough to stop a LNP win.

As for Becky's ridiculous comment about Australia being a 2nd rate country.
Your post says you are in CHina. A country which (just to name a few things) Ran students over with tanks just 25 years ago. Horrible treatment of Tibet, all minority ethnic groups, the poor, prisoners, Taiwain, Freedom, Free Speech, and Privacy. And i wont even go into the spying on people/governments/companies all over the world, and the hacking (and stealing) of peoples/companys/governments/d efence forces data.
I hardly think you have any right at all to talk about 2nd rate countries.

Please give a few examples of why Gillard is brave or talented. Also why do you think this has anything to do with her sex? It is more to do with her abilities, or inabilities and personality than it does to do with sex.
I dislike her for many reasons, none of which is to do with her sex. I find it quite pathetic that you would even bring that up.
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The states? What's that? They're called provinces where I am. You need a lesson in geography. You also need to wash your mouth out. Nobody respects the opinions of a potty mouth.
I respect his opinions.

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Becky wrote:
Goodbye Julia Gillard, a brave and talented leader. Brought down by those who couldn't bear to see a woman in charge.
Well they've got their way and now we have a second-rater in the job. A second rate leader for what's turned out to be a second rate country.
Piss off with your bi sexual feminism Becky it was Gillard who harped upon on about this woman stuff backed by her left wing paranoid feminist journalists who made it all up to power their agenda.
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Daniel wrote:
Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead.
We finally have the last PM we actually elected back as PM.(Gillard only won an election through deals with independants, which she then backed out of. She should never have been the PM)
I am glad that Kevin Rudd is back. He was the best leader we have had since Hawke (or maybe Keating, Definatly better than Howard and Gillard).
Lets just hope this will be enough to stop a LNP win.
As for Becky's ridiculous comment about Australia being a 2nd rate country.
Your post says you are in CHina. A country which (just to name a few things) Ran students over with tanks just 25 years ago. Horrible treatment of Tibet, all minority ethnic groups, the poor, prisoners, Taiwain, Freedom, Free Speech, and Privacy. And i wont even go into the spying on people/governments/companies all over the world, and the hacking (and stealing) of peoples/companys/governments/d efence forces data.
I hardly think you have any right at all to talk about 2nd rate countries.
Please give a few examples of why Gillard is brave or talented. Also why do you think this has anything to do with her sex? It is more to do with her abilities, or inabilities and personality than it does to do with sex.
I dislike her for many reasons, none of which is to do with her sex. I find it quite pathetic that you would even bring that up.
She is an Australian working in China you peanut.
Tanks running over protestors is a great idea, I wish tanks would run over the greens or any leftist university hippy protestors here.
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Daniel wrote:
Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead.
We finally have the last PM we actually elected back as PM.(Gillard only won an election through deals with independants, which she then backed out of. She should never have been the PM)
I am glad that Kevin Rudd is back. He was the best leader we have had since Hawke (or maybe Keating, Definatly better than Howard and Gillard).
Lets just hope this will be enough to stop a LNP win.
As for Becky's ridiculous comment about Australia being a 2nd rate country.
Your post says you are in CHina. A country which (just to name a few things) Ran students over with tanks just 25 years ago. Horrible treatment of Tibet, all minority ethnic groups, the poor, prisoners, Taiwain, Freedom, Free Speech, and Privacy. And i wont even go into the spying on people/governments/companies all over the world, and the hacking (and stealing) of peoples/companys/governments/d efence forces data.
I hardly think you have any right at all to talk about 2nd rate countries.
Please give a few examples of why Gillard is brave or talented. Also why do you think this has anything to do with her sex? It is more to do with her abilities, or inabilities and personality than it does to do with sex.
I dislike her for many reasons, none of which is to do with her sex. I find it quite pathetic that you would even bring that up.
With a statement like that, you clearly are a public servant earning $35k per year, all Labor prime minister's have a poor record of leading and record high debt they have racked up for this country.

Every election that Liberal gets in after Labor, they have to fix the countries debt because Labor can't manage money and just let all the third world shit into this country.

Howard was a million times better then these two idiots.
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Daniel wrote:
Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead.
We finally have the last PM we actually elected back as PM.(Gillard only won an election through deals with independants, which she then backed out of. She should never have been the PM)
I am glad that Kevin Rudd is back. He was the best leader we have had since Hawke (or maybe Keating, Definatly better than Howard and Gillard).
Lets just hope this will be enough to stop a LNP win.
As for Becky's ridiculous comment about Australia being a 2nd rate country.
Your post says you are in CHina. A country which (just to name a few things) Ran students over with tanks just 25 years ago. Horrible treatment of Tibet, all minority ethnic groups, the poor, prisoners, Taiwain, Freedom, Free Speech, and Privacy. And i wont even go into the spying on people/governments/companies all over the world, and the hacking (and stealing) of peoples/companys/governments/d efence forces data.
I hardly think you have any right at all to talk about 2nd rate countries.
Please give a few examples of why Gillard is brave or talented. Also why do you think this has anything to do with her sex? It is more to do with her abilities, or inabilities and personality than it does to do with sex.
I dislike her for many reasons, none of which is to do with her sex. I find it quite pathetic that you would even bring that up.
You are too retarded to comprehend how stupid you are
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With a statement like that, you clearly are a public servant earning $35k per year, all Labor prime minister's have a poor record of leading and record high debt they have racked up for this country.
Every election that Liberal gets in after Labor, they have to fix the countries debt because Labor can't manage money and just let all the third world shit into this country.
Howard was a million times better then these two idiots.
Firstly, I am not a public servant, and i make much more than $35K per year. I have no idea where you have pulled that from.

Each time libs "fix" the country it is at the expense of those who can least afford it (remember workchoices, GST, attacks on Unions (mostly at state level).
Libs seem to believe the only way to run a country is to make cuts, raise taxes, and strip the workers of their rights. While allowing corporations to offshore jobs (though Labor is guilty of this too).
I would rather a government that will spend (NBN etc), than one that will only make cuts.

One last thought. If the libs are so against any type of a deficit, why were they so against the Mining Tax??
A deficit is not the end of the world.

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Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead.
We finally have the last PM we actually elected back as PM.(Gillard only won an election through deals with independants, which she then backed out of. She should never have been the PM)
I am glad that Kevin Rudd is back. He was the best leader we have had since Hawke (or maybe Keating, Definatly better than Howard and Gillard).
Lets just hope this will be enough to stop a LNP win.
As for Becky's ridiculous comment about Australia being a 2nd rate country.
Your post says you are in CHina. A country which (just to name a few things) Ran students over with tanks just 25 years ago. Horrible treatment of Tibet, all minority ethnic groups, the poor, prisoners, Taiwain, Freedom, Free Speech, and Privacy. And i wont even go into the spying on people/governments/companies all over the world, and the hacking (and stealing) of peoples/companys/governments/d efence forces data.
I hardly think you have any right at all to talk about 2nd rate countries.
Please give a few examples of why Gillard is brave or talented. Also why do you think this has anything to do with her sex? It is more to do with her abilities, or inabilities and personality than it does to do with sex.
I dislike her for many reasons, none of which is to do with her sex. I find it quite pathetic that you would even bring that up.
It was Hawke / Keating who gave us the recession we had to have to destroy many working families throughout Australia.
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I respect his opinions.
thanks Daniel
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Daniel wrote:
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Firstly, I am not a public servant, and i make much more than $35K per year. I have no idea where you have pulled that from.
Each time libs "fix" the country it is at the expense of those who can least afford it (remember workchoices, GST, attacks on Unions (mostly at state level).
Libs seem to believe the only way to run a country is to make cuts, raise taxes, and strip the workers of their rights. While allowing corporations to offshore jobs (though Labor is guilty of this too).
I would rather a government that will spend (NBN etc), than one that will only make cuts.
One last thought. If the libs are so against any type of a deficit, why were they so against the Mining Tax??
A deficit is not the end of the world.
So do you think its better to just keep handing out welfare eventually turning Australia into another basket case like Greece?
I hope you dont do the accounting for your household.

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