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Originally posted by OccamAssassin
To say that the opposition is only attacking Gillard because she is female is a joke. The opposition would be having it out with whoever was the PM, regardless of sex.
Originally posted by Agit8dChop
Yep, I'd say she just won the election with that.
Watch the body language of Abbott, he knows that was a mortal strike to his standing.
And if what she was saying is true, the 'witch' sign and the comments about women in power, he really is in trouble now.
all over that was a election winning speech, not because it puts her in good light and shows her policies, but because it shows Abbott to be what we always assumed he was, a sexist, arrogant, uncharismatic man.
I cant stand Gillard, she really is a very bad choice for PM, Rudd was the best alternative SINCE Howard.
Abbott and Julia were on par, 50/50 for a long time, people liked Abbott because he WASN'T Julia, and people liked Julia because she wasn't Abbott, I feel this will tip the edge to her, because all female voters cant deny Abbott is a sexist pig.
Originally posted by bellagirl
oh jeez i really dont want to get angry. BUT...for all those cheering julia, you poor people were fooled. i am disgusted with both sides. i think their both a disgrace.
the o/p doesnt mention what was happening in parliament at the time of her "heroic" speech. a motion had been moved to sack the speaker peter slipper. she made this speech in her response to try and keep slipper from being outed. she was protecting the man who had texted "a female c*** looks like a muscle out of a shell".
so well done julia....you managed to deflect the attention away from the original debate and the story did not end up about your support for a man who has said the ugliest comments about women to a man whom you cannot quote one word he has said that is "anti women"
Originally posted by learnatic
reply to post by steve1709
I think your a bit over the top with your descriptions of abbot mate. Nothing wrong with not having a high opinion of him but no need to resort to such subhuman terms. I hope the way you describe him does not indicate that your pro gillard because thats a little silly too.
Neither of these people care much about the rest of us. Both of them are relegating us to tax donting spectators of government decision making that in line with an agenda that remains the same rof which faction of the government is in power.