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The Man Who Would be Prime Minister

July 19, 2013

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*****A STUNNING GUTTER TRASH EXCLUSIVE REPORT PROBE INVESTIGATION SURVEY FINDING RESEARCH PAPER PUBLICATION!!****

  • Talcum would whip Rudd’s ass as Opposition Leader says shock poll!
  • Abbott’s Leadership under Threat!
  • Joe Hockey ramps up support for Abbott to Eleventy!

Shadow treasurer Joe Hockey is backing Tony Abbott to take the coalition to the election despite polling showing the party would do better with Malcolm Turnbull as leader.

Apparently, the coalition would convincingly beat Labor at the upcoming federal election with Mr Turnbull at the helm according to a poll by Channel Seven.  Yes Channel Seven!  Oh how we laughed..!

The so-called “survey” also suggests that Talcum would be more popular than Kevin Rudd as preferred prime minister.

The “survey” indicates the Coalition leading Labor 58 to 42 per cent on a two-party preferred basis if  Talcum was Opposition Leader.

With Mr Abbott in charge, the Coalition lead collapses to just 51 to 49 per cent.

The poll also shows Mr Turnbull leading Kevin Rudd as preferred prime minister 65 to 35 per cent against the Labor leader’s 52 to 48 per cent advantage over Mr Abbott.

Conducted on Thursday night, the poll of 2922 residents nation-wide had a margin of error of 1.8 per cent.

A BROAD CHURCH.  A BIG TENT.

Mr Abbott dismissed the polling, saying the Liberal movement was a ”broad church and a big tent”.

”We can run a political party that has got room for more than just one big figure,” Mr Abbott told reporters in Bundaberg on Friday.

”As we’ve seen from the Labor Party they just can’t do that.”

Earlier this week, Mr Turnbull conceded that he was more popular than Mr Abbott with some voters, but ruled out another tilt at the Liberal leadership.

”There are a lot of people out there who would rather I was leading the Liberal Party; it is ridiculous to deny that that’s not happening,” he said.

”If they think I am a person of capability and quality and so forth, they should be comforted by the fact that I am part of that team in a senior leadership position.

”So if you are a Malcolm Turnbull fan rather than a Tony Abbott fan, you may prefer Malcolm … I was in the top job rather than Tony: I will be up the top table.”

Responding to “the poll” this morning Joe Hockey defended Mr Abbott’s leadership style.

ABBOTT’S THE MAN!

“Tony Abbott is the man, will be the man, will continue to be the man,” Mr Hockey said.

“You can have whatever polls you want but the bottom line is we don’t want to follow the path of the Labor Party which has selected Kevin Kardashian as leader.”

However Mr Hockey insists he isn’t focused on polling.

“Our view is that you need to have someone who is going to be of substance and focused on the job at hand,” he said.

“Malcolm Turnbull says that, I say that.”

The latest downbeat data for Mr Abbott follows Monday’s Nielsen poll showing the ALP’s primary support up 10 percentage points to 39 per cent compared to the coalition on 44, down three.

That poll’s two-party preferred numbers put Labor at 50 per cent, with the opposition also on 50 – the first time in three years that Labor no longer trails the coalition on that measure.

 

 

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55 Comments leave one →
  1. Evil Walrus permalink
    July 19, 2013 12:06 pm

    I dont doubt that Turnbull is more popular than Abbott but since the Turnbull lead over Rudd is so bloody overwhelming does this give us some insight into whether the gloss is also wearing off Rudd ?

  2. egg permalink
    July 19, 2013 12:12 pm

    Turnbull is Labor Lite and the Nats won’t stomach him…. unless he changes his tune.

  3. Splatterbottom permalink
    July 19, 2013 12:12 pm

    The last minute substitution, first pioneered by the ALP with the Bob Hawke for Bill Hayden switcheroo in 1983, is now a tried and tested political manoeuvre. The Coalition needs to get with the time and put Turdbull in charge ASAP. He would do a classier job of selling their fart-bubble policies to the electorate. He would leave Rudd gasping for breath, like some strangled cat on an ex’s doorstep.

  4. Evil Walrus permalink
    July 19, 2013 12:22 pm

    “He would leave Rudd gasping for breath, like some strangled cat on an ex’s doorstep.”

    Any dog lover like him cant be too bad.

    Spotted him a few months ago down at Rushcutters Bay (his electorate) strolling along until he suddenly stopped to chat to a professional dog walker and proceeded to get down to eye level with all 4 dogs and pat them.

    I was stopped at traffic lights

  5. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    July 19, 2013 12:39 pm

    Then it’s best we go to an election soon.

    Go Kev!
    ========
    I’ve lost count of the number of cats I’ve strangled to teach her (and her!) a lesson.

  6. July 19, 2013 12:48 pm

    “Any dog lover like him cant be too bad”

    Indeed. I saw him once at Centennial Park walking his dogs too..

  7. Langabi Shakespear Ngomane permalink
    July 19, 2013 1:39 pm

    I think for Joe Hockey to call the PM Kevin Kardashian is juvenille. When does he think about all these nasty names he uses to label Rudd? Mitt Romney’s people made the same mistake in America. Instead of building up their candidate they were obsessed with insulting Obama hence the defeat. Grow up Joe Hockey, there are a lot of names that would suit you but we are mature Labor supporters and won’t dwell on insults.

  8. TB Queensland permalink
    July 19, 2013 2:51 pm

    I was stopped at traffic lights</i.

    Did ya get a fine and lose points?

  9. egg permalink
    July 19, 2013 2:54 pm

    ‘…we are mature Labor supporters and won’t dwell on insults.’

    I know a place where immature Labor supporters hang out and its not a pretty sight.

    Meanwhile, it does appear the electorate is looking for a one party state, or two identical peas in a pod.

    ‘All this is to say that the “popularity” numbers may reflect a deeper and more substantive truth. Median voters decide elections in two-party electoral systems. In reinstalling Rudd as prime minister, Labor has taken a step to the middle, or is perceived to have done so. Maybe the Coalition will have to think about doing the same.’

    Simon Jackman / Guardian

  10. IPA permalink
    July 19, 2013 4:15 pm

    2012:

    Today: Detroit becomes largest US city in history to file for bankruptcy

  11. Dianne permalink
    July 19, 2013 4:40 pm

    I think Malcolm is the pick of the bunch.

  12. Dianne permalink
    July 19, 2013 4:44 pm

    Actually I think it is important that Turnbull leads the Libs again. We need someone strong enough to throw out all the tea bags.

  13. IPAddress permalink
    July 19, 2013 4:45 pm

    Looks like Rudd has lurched to the right. All refugees to be sent to PNG.

  14. Dianne permalink
    July 19, 2013 4:48 pm

    I wonder what the bill was.

  15. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    July 19, 2013 5:25 pm

    Mixed feelings about the lurch to the right, but Rudd has delivered an outcome that Gillard was incapable of.

    It is another example of why Gillard’s PMship were the wasted years,

  16. egg permalink
    July 19, 2013 5:40 pm

    ‘We need someone strong enough to throw out all the tea bags.’

    Tea bag alert!

  17. egg permalink
    July 19, 2013 5:47 pm

    ‘Mixed feelings about the lurch to the right’

    It’s okay, the left is only moving back to the centre, where they previously resided.

  18. Dianne permalink
    July 19, 2013 5:52 pm

    What do you think Rudd has offered the Papuans in return? Maybe he has eased visa requirements for PNG citizens to travel to Australia. The PNG government has been calling for that. There will be something.

  19. Evil Walrus permalink
    July 19, 2013 6:31 pm

    Why is it that if you display any slight trace of common fucking sense or logical thought you are immediately labelled a Rightwinger ?

    And if you have a bit more you are a Tea Bag ?

  20. TB Queensland permalink
    July 19, 2013 6:39 pm

    Today: Detroit becomes largest US city in history to file for bankruptcy

    Yea, for Über Kapitalism …

    Shhhh, Wally, everythings alright, sunshine … you’ll still make a motza whoever gets in …

  21. TB Queensland permalink
    July 19, 2013 6:41 pm

    Why is it that if you display any slight trace of common fucking sense or logical thought you are immediately labelled a Rightwinger ?

    Well I don’t, Wally, just a Tory, to me … 😉

  22. Dianne permalink
    July 19, 2013 6:52 pm

    Wally I have always preferred a nice conservative English Breakfast or Earl Grey brewed in a teapot with a pretty knitted cosie. No tea bags for me.

  23. egg permalink
    July 19, 2013 6:55 pm

    Haven’t seen 7.30 for awhile. He turned up one day and apologised for something he said.
    Thats odd behaviour around here … then I didn’t see him much after that.

  24. July 19, 2013 7:07 pm

    “I have always preferred a nice conservative English Breakfast or Earl Grey brewed in a teapot with a pretty knitted cosie. No tea bags for me.”

    I like you a lot Dianne… 🙂

  25. July 19, 2013 7:08 pm

    “Thats odd behaviour around here … then I didn’t see him much after that.”

    Maybe he’s killed himself. Miglo has that effect on people….

  26. Dianne permalink
    July 19, 2013 7:10 pm

    Thank you Reb. I am very likeable as I am sure you are.

  27. TB Queensland permalink
    July 19, 2013 7:19 pm

    Thats odd behaviour around here ,,,

    You’re all inclusive comments really pee me off sometimes, egg … that’s what, Kneel, does … I always thought you were older and had more sense …

    I like you a lot Dianne………………………………… Thank you Reb. I am very likeable as I am sure you are.

    Gawd strewth! GMAB!

  28. Dianne permalink
    July 19, 2013 7:23 pm

    And you are very sweet too TB.

  29. egg permalink
    July 19, 2013 7:24 pm

    ‘You’re all inclusive comments really pee me off sometimes, egg …’

    Sorry, I’ll try fleshing it out more.

  30. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    July 19, 2013 7:27 pm

    I’m really nice too!

  31. Dianne permalink
    July 19, 2013 7:31 pm

    Of course you are and handsome I believe.

  32. egg permalink
    July 19, 2013 7:32 pm

    Diane you have wandered into a larrikins lair and the cafe crowd think they are a wicked lot. Most of all the Trash mob enjoy biff and a bit of a laff.

  33. July 19, 2013 7:36 pm

    ToM wears tailor made suits and surfs too…

  34. Dianne permalink
    July 19, 2013 7:49 pm

    I know Egg. I have always enjoyed bad behavior from a safe distance. Thankyou Reb. I think I read somewhere here that Tom liked to feel cloth for its weight and texture. He is a dandy no doubt about it.

  35. July 19, 2013 7:53 pm

    No, that was TB Dianne… TB buys his suits at Lowes, so it’s beyond me how he can judge anything other than the “quality” of the the polyester…. 😆

  36. TB Queensland permalink
    July 19, 2013 7:54 pm

    ToM wears tailor made suits and surfs too…

    Not necessarily at the same time … I think …

    I think I read somewhere here that Tom liked to feel cloth for its weight and texture.

    Oh dear …

  37. TB Queensland permalink
    July 19, 2013 7:56 pm

    TB buys his suits at Lowes, so it’s beyond me how he can judge anything other than the “quality” of the the polyester….

    ‘Tis a lo-o-o-o-ong story, Di … don’t ask … please …

  38. Dianne permalink
    July 19, 2013 8:03 pm

    No I will not ask. I am going away now to watch the last episode of my second series boxed set of Borgen which I have been rationing. Alas it will all be over in an hour’s time.

  39. Dianne permalink
    July 19, 2013 8:04 pm

    That was funny about the polyester Reb. Doesn’t Teeb live in Queensland? I thought it would have fine linen apparel for tropical climes.

  40. Dianne permalink
    July 19, 2013 8:06 pm

    Not it. I meant to say He.

  41. July 19, 2013 8:06 pm

    Yes he does Dianne…

    Let’s just say he has Lambrusco tastes on a Moet income… 😆

  42. IPA permalink
    July 19, 2013 8:10 pm

    You have a way with words, Dianne. But pay no attention to those other scalawags. After you see this photo of me you’ll have eyes for no-one else. 😉

  43. July 19, 2013 8:12 pm

    MY EYES MY EYES!!!

  44. July 19, 2013 8:12 pm

    Don’t look Dianne..

  45. IPA permalink
    July 19, 2013 8:13 pm

    😯

  46. Dianne permalink
    July 19, 2013 8:14 pm

    I will refrain.

  47. July 19, 2013 8:16 pm

    This is me, just in case you were wondering…

  48. Dianne permalink
    July 19, 2013 8:20 pm

    No I have a web of fingers up now.

  49. IPA permalink
    July 19, 2013 8:31 pm

    There seems to have been some kind of mix up. That was a picture of my IT guy. Here’s one of me at work.

  50. That Arsehole Walrus permalink
    July 20, 2013 12:45 am

    Dianne

    Please don’t get me wrong at all

    Others here will back me up

    I am a complete an utter fucking arsehole’ !

    A total sleazy (I wish) scumbag

    Now we MIGHT be able to build from that low point upwards

    If I feel like it

  51. That Arsehole Walrus permalink
    July 20, 2013 12:48 am

    I just finished all my payroll tax returns for 4 states

    No one paid me any overtime

    Bastards !

    I should get triple time

  52. Dianne permalink
    July 20, 2013 4:32 am

    I have got you pegged correctly Walrus.

  53. TB Queensland permalink
    July 20, 2013 9:57 am

    After you see this photo of me you’ll have eyes for no-one else.

    I KNEW IT!

    No-one could spend so much time to come up with so many cut and paste posts without ending up looking like that!

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    This is me, just in case you were wondering…

    Is that your own ferret under the cloth or a mate’s?

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Here’s one of me at work.

    Just what do you do at work, ToSY?

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    I have got you pegged correctly Walrus.

    prob’ly not, Di, Wally tends to answer his own questions before you can think of them so you don’t realise how sleazy and grubby he really is …

    Anyone who plays with the money of other folk, shifting it here and there, slipping away a few dollars here and a few there for themselves, must be watched constantly … twisted and moulded to parasitical symbiosis, frightening to the average person who earns a crust by actually working for it!

    Beware fat grinning walruses laying on the beach of deceit and deception!

  54. That Arsehole Walrus permalink
    July 21, 2013 12:59 am

    “prob’ly not, Di, Wally tends to answer his own questions before you can think of them so you don’t realise how sleazy and grubby he really is …”

    LOL

    Actually TB I am very very ethical too the point of clients walking away. Sometimes.

    Just back into hotel from dinner in Canberra

    This joint sucks

  55. IPA permalink
    July 21, 2013 8:12 am

    “Just what do you do at work, ToSY?”

    How many times do I have to tell you?

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