With an October election looking more likely by the minute, Kevin Rudd plans to emasculate the people who handed him the Prime Ministership.

“I would only consider being drafted into Office again if there is an overwhelming Caucus majority”, said our Kev. But there was nothing like an overwhelming majority.

Contrary to Labor Ministers’ insistence, if Bill Shorten had not brought the required numbers to the Caucus table, a mere 20 minutes before the vote was taken, Julia Gillard would likely still be Prime Minister.

It was only after she heard that Shorten had ratted on her that Gillard admitted defeat. How did she know that?

Well, the final vote was 57 to 45 in Rudd’s favour. Prior to Shorten’s announcement it was line ball, as Gillard had said. 
It was close and she knew it teetered on which way Shorten jumped.

A differential of twelve votes meant if six Caucus members had voted the other way, Rudd would have faced yet another failed attempt to assassinate Gillard. 

But shorten carried more than six votes into Caucus… possibly eight. 

Calling a Press conference to announce his prescient intention to back Rudd indicated the votes he spoke for were easily sufficient to kill Gillard.

Rudd knew without Shorten he was dead meat but Rudd has not appreciated Shorten’s support. In fact he has moved to destroy Shorten’s long-term ambition of ALP Leadership.

Shorten’s numbers were instrumental in Rudd’s initial knifing and critical to Gillard’s elevation… and to her eventual demise. 

More proof is hardly needed that Bill Shorten will stoop to any low to fulfil his Bill Ludwig-bestowed destiny.

But Kevin Rudd too was on a mission to claim what he saw as his rightful role as Australia’s Prime Minister and Julia had handed it to him on a plate the moment she announced an eight-month election campaign. 

It was a tactic aimed at Abbott but blind to her real enemy, Kevin Rudd. Yet another instance of Gillard’s lack of political judgment.

An eight-month campaign allowed the “I’m only here to help” Kev to commence campaigning in the marginal seats of those who supported him. 

He could not have done that without her inane eight-month campaign announcement.

The results were devastating and marked the end of Gillard. 

Kev’s campaigning immediately encouraged the pollsters to draw a renewed comparison between the two protagonists and forced a nervous Caucus to again start counting numbers.

But the cost to Shorten was great. He had ratted on his mates and his union base is now fractured.

Even the AWU’s “we’ve got your back, Prime Minister” Paul Howes, has disowned him.

Worse still for Shorten is Rudd’s order for Presidential style Party elections that, in effect, neuter the unions’ influence. 

Rudd will never forgive those who arranged Gillard’s knifing of him and he is currently seeking to kill them off for good. It’s a task that may be beyond him.

What Rudd is proposing is that the Parliamentary wing of Labor divest itself of the unions’ faceless men. But it may be that the faceless men will again divest themselves of Rudd, and this time for good.

Rudd’s is a perilous gamble that has little chance of success because unions will not allow ownership of their Labor Party to be snuffed out by one arrogant, anti faction populist who they temporarily installed as PM.

Rudd’s bump in the polls will soon dissipate as memories of his myriad inadequacies are jolted.

Union powerbrokers are gathering their loins for the next ALP National Conference in a livid rage at a virtual outsider attempting to steal their heritage of 123 years.

Kevin Rudd is left with a precarious skeleton of potentially disloyal Caucus members who have already shown they will readily turn on a Leader when it suits their interests. 

The best of Caucus and most of the front bench have resigned in revulsion. Albanese alone will not be enough.

Kev is virtually on his own with a crippled and incompetent C team incapable of dealing with a sophisticated union onslaught.

Our Kev has the conceited arrogance to believe he can rip the Labor Party heart from the breasts of trade unions and simply walk away

It could be his making but more likely it will expose his mortality.

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kurt
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Ha, ha Australian unions, especially the AWU. They created a big monster by giving in to Rudd. Now the unions, faceless men & others have copped it big time. You have made a big mess now Mr Shorten.

AIison
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AIison

hah hah haaa hah…. kill off Labor’s faceless men…. good one Larry….he cant kill them off, the tribute system is ingrained in the ALP mob DNA, …. best Rudd can do will be to drive them back into the shadows, until he delivers the election, and they see who still has a Labor seat in parliament…. then as they say in the movies…. he’s toast….

Rwethereyet2
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Rwethereyet2

lol

busterhooks
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busterhooks

a new and very interesting blog at michael smith news, re an army bloke and pm rudd

busterhooks
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busterhooks

the unions will be thinking long and hard about dear leader kevvie

busterhooks
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busterhooks

hawke keating put paid to tariffs etc as recall and followed up by other gov’s later on

busterhooks
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busterhooks

yeah I heard he has began subscribing to Phantom magazine

RonXYZ
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RonXYZ

He could of done us all a favor and cut his throat

busterhooks
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busterhooks

I hope Norman Gunston sues him for breaching copyright.

busterhooks
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busterhooks

ok I didn’t know that, that it is a mandatory process for that to take place, wonder what kind of distraction will pull on that one.

Dopey
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Dopey

I have a theory that McTurd was actually a Trojan horse in the pay of Krudd to make Julia look bad, I mean no one could be that inept without deliberate help, could they ?

1rdoval@gmail.com
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1rdoval@gmail.com

The self-absorbed prick will soon be tweeting about the solidity of his stools each morning.

misonutjob
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misonutjob

Because he looks stupider than Gunston without trying.
The most punchable face in Oz.

busterhooks
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busterhooks

I see on michaelsmith news blog that he is going to sue Mark Latham over his comments on sky news some time ago, are his involvement with the AWU scandal, good one michael

SkyblueOz
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SkyblueOz

Can someone please do something about media bias. It’s driving me nuts to see Rudd portrayed as the saviour of this nation.

1rdoval@gmail.com
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1rdoval@gmail.com

Or vote for the “real Clive” and ride the roller coaster to who knows where . . .

busterhooks
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busterhooks

reckon you won’t hear one word from Rudd about anything to do with Treasury or finances, in fact so far I can’t remember him saying anything at all to do with anything remotely connected to the gov. coffers.

RonXYZ
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RonXYZ

It just goes to show how devoid of talent the Labar Pardy is if all they can do is regurgitate this useless wanker

paisley
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paisley

There is one very important point to make about Rudd, he set up the pink bats scheme that killed four young lads. He got rid of Howards offshore policy (that reduced the boat to near zero,) with the result of hundreds of deaths from drowning on the high seas. He seems to specialise in killing people. I know he was called doctor death when he worked for the Queensland government, but he has risen to new heights when operating as prime minister. I think the name doctor death is not sufficient for this guy now. I would suggest KILLER RUDD.… Read more »

NoosaDuck
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NoosaDuck

Yep!!
guaranteed that Kevin Rudd does not do anything unless there is something in it for Kevin.

AthertonGlenn
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AthertonGlenn

I realise this is off subject however, what do you think concerning these activist Journos usually from the left hiding in wait to ambush the leader of the opposition to make a name for herself.
Of course I’m talking about this Bridie Jabour who has a sister in Rudd’s office. The manner in which she kept raving on and on at Abbott in the interview and then again on twitter makes me want to tell this worm to crawl back into whatever pile of shit she just came from.

1rdoval@gmail.com
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1rdoval@gmail.com

Hmm, not something you could be accused of, Grey Ghost.

kangazoom
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kangazoom

Brodtmann is married to Chris Uhlman
Heather Ewart is married to Barrie Cassidy
Plibersek is married to a convict

Matt3578
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Matt3578

Turnball to challenge at long last. Libs to meet next Tuesday July 16 at 2:pm EST to vote on a new leader. Turnball has put his name in the ring.

Deputy leader to be Hockey or Bishop.

We live in interesting times.

NoosaDuck
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NoosaDuck

Oh!!
Speaking of wankers, thanks Happy, that reminds me……

Another monumental wanker Julian (I make money out of this) Burnside, is having a go at Car Carr about his comments about the “economic refugee’s”

Burnside was prattling on about because we have not been processing them for 12 months how would Carr know,and called him a “hypocrite” of all things….wow!!!!

Julian Burnside QC…….another professional wanker with his head stuck up his arse……What is it with these people who deny the bloody obvious???????

NoosaDuck
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NoosaDuck

Happy, he’d gunna turn purple soon, has the prick stopped to take a breath……….
I wonder what he “isn’t” going to fix to-day????

BillyBigEars
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BillyBigEars

Why don’t you stay on the weirdo website you keep quoting. Piss off, you are an airhead.

alistair50
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alistair50

Bang on the money. The kids have been made dole dependant ,taught that it’s OK , take a year off ,go surfing ! Manufacturing going ,farms stuffed except munge bean farms,shops are warehouses with corporate owners , so the kids become social workers!

alistair50
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alistair50

Yes ! a monument …How about the big enema.

ArthurC
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ArthurC

Rudd has one powerful weapon, the stupidity of many Australians.
That is why he arranges for photo shoots of him coming out of church clutching a ………BIBLE!

Rudd knows how to sell snake oil. And there is an old saying marketing….If you advertise long enough you can sell real estate on the moon.

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two weeks in the job has Krudd told anybody how he will stop the boats, NO he has not. if you vote for this Prick then I suggest you go out and order your burqa today, because that will be your future, wake up people.

RaySist
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Heard Rudd on some radio interview this morning, crapping on about the usual shit.

He briefly interupted the interviewer to say a cheery ‘G’day Mate’ to someone going past. (obviously a setup to make Kev look cool,) It was so obvious.

This guy has a bag full of tricks.

theos
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theos

we all thought the witches were working to get rid of our Lady Mcbeth ( the red head ), but no their real target was and remains Krudd. I wonder how juliar is going getting rid of that vile spot.

BillyBigEars
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BillyBigEars

You are an absolute waste of space you moron. Go and do your washing and ironing, that is about your level.

veritas
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veritas

Yes G but he is a popular moron.
Go figure.

NoosaDuck
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NoosaDuck

G….

He most certainly has..
Anyone who was silly enough to alter and play with the proven border protection policy immediately became a Moron 1st class with honours…….

And this is the same bloke that half the country think is the messiah….Go figure??

Druid
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Druid

Rimmer Rudd should grow some balls and stop Creans 50k junket…. What a joke.

Happy42
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Happy42

I watched the creep on TV last night at a shopping Centre and being mobbed and cheered, by obviously paid fuckwits. Libs need to step up their attack on this cretin.

TheDuke
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TheDuke

As of this morning, Sportsbet has the ALP at $3.20 and the Coalition at $1.33 to win.

That’s the real election there.

RonXYZ
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RonXYZ

27th september

RonXYZ
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RonXYZ

Asylum seekers = more boats more votes

paisley
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paisley

Having just read The Australian article on the state by state analysis of the Newspoll —–“the Newspoll survey shows no bounce for Mr Rudd in vic. the party’s primary vote on 36 per cent compared with 37 per cent last quarter. On that basis, Labor would still face losses in three or four seats in Victoria to the Coalition as well as the likely Coalition gains from the NSW independent MPs Tony Windsor, Rob Oakeshott and Craig Thomson. As Labor needs to win a net five or six seats to be sure of a majority, the Rudd government is still… Read more »

projob
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projob

Rudd is a classic con-artist. He would be in the right place with a card table at a sideshow with a pea-and-thimble trick. The thing about con-artists (an I am sure we’ve all met them) is that they create illusions that aren’t real and they use the illusion to create fear or hope and then getting people to do what they want – like vote for them. Religious nuts do this all the time. Rudd has tricked up illusions about “kinder and gentler” politics, war with the Indon’s, taming the NSW branch and now getting the unions to agree to… Read more »

farmerkev
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farmerkev

Shorten should have known that you can never trust a narcissist. They don’t honour agreements, and they will trash you mercilessly once you are no longer of any use.

I can’t imagine how Rudd thinks the parliamentary arm of the Labor Party can operate independently of union funding. But then the narcissist’s astonishing self belief generates a risk taker who is not grounded in reality.

Rudd has moved to disempower pretenders Shorten and Jason Clare (demoted from Cabinet). Howes is positioning himself to take over the anointed role from Shorten. It will be interesting how this bully boy deals with Rudd.

1rdoval@gmail.com
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1rdoval@gmail.com

. . . and ‘idiot-phobic’ too, which, considering the tone of Grey Ghost’s posts, is rather bewildering.

1rdoval@gmail.com
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1rdoval@gmail.com

. . . which elicits a thoughtful, insightful and productive response from Grey Ghost. And an, as always, politely restrained rebuke.

gabrianga
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gabrianga

Swanny reckons his “cooking the books” lessons were of great benefit to himself and all Australians?

PoorFellamyCountry
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PoorFellamyCountry

And Simon Crean takes his wife and child on a taxpayer-funded “parliamentarian’s study leave” HOLIDAY after announcing he is leaving politics.

What value will the taxpayer gain from Simon’s cooking lessons in Rome?

wormseye
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wormseye

Ah, Geneva – city of 133 private banks!