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    Does Krudd Make Your Stomach Queasy?

    This is an optional poll for centrists and right-wingers. Lefties should go away and march or create their own poll.

    We the undersigned ...

    Kevin Rudd is entirely clueless. He has never had a good (and workable) policy idea in his life.
    Kevin Rudd has pinched the Liberals policies on matters green and minimum wage.
    Kevin Rudd is as chummy with the US as Howard ever was.
    Kevin Rudd gave the distinct impression that
    - he would distance himself from the US
    - he would rip into KYOTO and embrace it until pregnant
    - he would ram minimum wage through the roof
    Kevin Rudd has failed in all these expectations
    Kevin Rudd specialises in enterprises that would fail miserably if he ever had to compete in the commercial world - which he never has

    Kevin Rudd is a ruddy-faced, clueless clown who manipulates people to the extent where he has done nothing, promised so much, delivered so little and has the public eating out of his hand baying for more.

    For these reasons, Kevin Rudd makes us nauseous.

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    I read in the newspaper today Rudd's popularity was at an all-time high.. perhaps it would be better to run this poll in 2011? Gives him enough time to shatter our already fragile economy and completely wreck Australia.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Miranda
    I read in the newspaper today Rudd's popularity was at an all-time high..
    It is Miranda. So is my blood pressure
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    Quote Originally Posted by Miranda
    I read in the newspaper today Rudd's popularity was at an all-time high.. perhaps it would be better to run this poll in 2011? Gives him enough time to shatter our already fragile economy and completely wreck Australia.
    You're not wrong. Note that Nixon's popularity was once even higher: he won his second presidential term with 49/50 states. But there is no guarantee that Rudd would be voted out even if he did wreck the economy -- look at Layba in QLD winning yet again despite wrecking hospitals, water, roads and our credit rating.
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    What actually makes me queasy is the infantile use of "KRudd" which seems to be a substitute for thought for some on the right.

    I despise Kevin Rudd beyond measure. He is a socially conservative wowser whose policy on the economic front differentiates itself from Howard's only where Rudd's is patently idiotic. I still don't have to stoop to calling him "KRudd" which is not nearly as clever as those who do so appear to think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mephistopheles
    What actually makes me queasy is the infantile use of "KRudd" which seems to be a substitute for thought for some on the right.

    I despise Kevin Rudd beyond measure. He is a socially conservative wowser whose policy on the economic front differentiates itself from Howard's only where Rudd's is patently idiotic. I still don't have to stoop to calling him "KRudd" which is not nearly as clever as those who do so appear to think.
    You cope your way, I'll cope mine. If you "despise him beyond measure" and there's no release valve, something's gonna give somewhere, Scotty! If keeping it together means handing out nuggets of advice on chesschat, I'm here for you old boy

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    Last edited by Basil; 25-03-2009 at 08:22 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunner Duggan
    Did you forget to vote?
    Not so much "forgot" as "deliberately decided not to". I find the major parties a little too far to the right of centre on most issues for my taste and the Greens are mostly foamy-mouthed loons so there's not really much out there for a cynical lefty like me.

    I also live in the safest Labor electorate in the country (I think). Last majority I read about was a whopping 23 percent and the Greens candidate polls very, very slightly behind the stuffed shirt that the Liberals put up every time. Poor bastard has no chance whatsoever so they generally put up the incredibly dim offspring (apologies for PG-rated expletive) of a party hack or a very, very pretty girl (who may also be the former).

    No point in voting if my vote counts for nix on top of there being nobody I feel moved to vote for.

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    I don't follow the media.

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    I find Rudd most dislikeable when he is in paternalistic moralist mode (which is unfortunately far too often) or when he is making hackneyed tryhard-intellectual contributions to public debate, often on grand theories of economics. Fortunately his government's worst ideas tend to get killed off by the current Senate.

    I am still grateful that he is in the job rather than his more actively odious predecessor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Bonham
    I am still grateful that he is in the job rather than his more actively odious predecessor.
    As indicated above, I can differentiate little between them. Most policy divergences between Rudd and his predecessor can be observed when Rudd suggests (or tries to get passed) something patently idiotic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mephistopheles
    As indicated above, I can differentiate little between them. Most policy divergences between Rudd and his predecessor can be observed when Rudd suggests (or tries to get passed) something patently idiotic.
    So to sum up your analysis ... what we basically have in "new improved KRudd" is really just "Little Johnny LITE, now with added IDIOT".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mephistopheles
    What actually makes me queasy is the infantile use of "KRudd" which seems to be a substitute for thought for some on the right.

    I despise Kevin Rudd beyond measure. He is a socially conservative wowser whose policy on the economic front differentiates itself from Howard's only where Rudd's is patently idiotic. I still don't have to stoop to calling him "KRudd" which is not nearly as clever as those who do so appear to think.
    Not that I wish to tangle you in too many discussions of double standards ...

    ... but I assume that you not only hold all the lefties on this board by the same name-calling standard (this board is machine-gunned with lefty name-calling rants), but will also feel moved to call them on it as they present

    Now, where's the fat chance smiley?
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Snail King
    So to sum up your analysis ... what we basically have in "new improved KRudd" is really just "Little Johnny LITE, now with added IDIOT".

    God help us all.
    He's definitely Howard Lite and, yes, I think that he is, in many ways, an idiot. It's the subject of another thread but don't get me started on the Great Firewall of Australia. It makes me very, very angry.

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    You and me both ... but for different reasons it would seem! BTW, I agree with you about the firewall issue. Its a complete waste of time (and another example of meaningless gesture politics that lacks substance).
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Snail King
    So to sum up your analysis ... what we basically have in "new improved KRudd" is really just "Little Johnny LITE, now with added IDIOT".

    God help us all.
    yes but kevin has hair and his stylist seems to have been able to control his eyebrow volume to sensible levels, something our venerable former leader was unable to achieve.

    thats the most impressive difference i can observe.

    and with kevin rudds proficiency in mandarin, theres a greater possibility that chinese equity with be flowing into australian miners for some time to come attempting to compromise mineral pricing (did someone say rio tinto) and weakening our mining industry. this link may be tenuous, but im running with it.

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