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Friday September 7, 2007
Australian conservatives and neocons are furious that prime minister John Howard, now facing annihilation in the coming elections, won't do the right thing and step aside before he destroys the political party that gave them so much power and influence.
So grim are the polls for the Howard government right now that if they went to an election tomorrow, the prime minister and most of his cabinet would be swept away, spelling the end of the control of the Australian government by conservatives and neocons for a decade or more.
Pundits are predicting there remains only 80 days until the next federal election. The 'coup' plotters in Murdoch's media empire in Australia still believe there is time to change leaders and salvage what they can from the wreckage of the looming election.
"Is the Party Over?"
Gerard McManus, John Ferguson and Steve Lewis
September 08, 2007 12:00am
JOHN Howard's dream of an APEC party on the way to the polls was souring last night as his leadership came under new pressure from anxious MPs.
Government unity appeared to be disintegrating as a prominent backbencher compared it with the Titanic, and senior Liberals warned of a "potentially explosive mix" as Parliament resumed on Monday.
"The Government is turning on itself," one warned last night.
An embarrassed PM yesterday abruptly ended a press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin as he was asked whether he could quit before the election.
And Labor leader Kevin Rudd accused Mr Howard of treating voters with "absolute contempt" by refusing to say whether he would serve a full term if re-elected.
Mr Rudd said it was a "basic democratic right for people to know" who they were electing.
"Is it Mr Howard, or is it Mr Howard rapidly followed by someone else. And if so, who?"
Any APEC euphoria for the Coalition was also dampened by an invitation from Chinese President Hu Jiantao to Mr Rudd and his family to be his guests at the Olympics.
Even some of the PM's closest supporters admit to being troubled. But they say his future is in his own hands.
"There is no push. Costello is not pushing," one said.
"Were anything to happen, it would only be of his own volition," another said.
"There is a bit of soul-searching going on but Howard is the master of his destiny," a senior figure said.
i think this is part payback for democrats controlling so long, and part conspiracy to make the world a nazi heaven for fascist ignorant bible spewing hicks who have no souls but claim a deity.
Originally posted by KTK
Malcolm Turnbull will be next in line, he fits the bill to a tee.
Both he and Abbott are Rhodes scholars. I dont think they would take a risk on Abbott as only opus dei members would vote for him. It really annoys me when he enforces his religious ideals on the public. I wouldnt mind it if he was an actual good catholic but people tend to forget that much of his behaviour in the past is hypocritical with his views he enforces on us. The fact that he had an affair with Costellos wife never gets a mention.
Turnbull on the other hand is clean with no dirt. He has major affiliations with Macquarie bank almost ensures the Murdoch machines support.
I wouldnt be concerned with Ruddy pulling out the troops affecting our relationship with the US. I would be more concerned with his relationship with China annoying them(though i couldnt help but be in awe when he spoke the lingo)
They all have the same global puppet master, when you realise this fact your an official conspiracy master.
When Turnbull takes over just before the election is called ill bump this thread with a big fat told yas.
Well we can all look forward to the time when we look back at Mr Howard and recall how liberal and understanding his Prime-Ministership was.
Originally posted by KTK
If we are that concerned with Islamic terrorism we should be in South East Asia. I doubt thats what your refering to but we have opened a can of worms there we all conveniently forget about thats about to bite us on the arse.
The phillipines and Indonesia are hotbeds at the moment, unfortunatley there is no oil there and they already have Mc Donalds.