The modus vivendi of this blog is plainly self explanatory. Pathetically,'progressives' regularly promote implausable, impractical or plainly asinine ideas. Who but socialists could for decades abuse the term 'economic rationalism' - without humiliation? THIS GOES TO THE VERY HEART OF ECONOMIC POLICY AND RATIONAL GOVERNMENT: TO WIT TO NOT CRITICIZE THE CONSERVATIVES AS BEING 'RATIONAL'!
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Sunday, 8 September 2013
Great CATALAXY - I have JUST seen... re my earlier blog!
Whatever Julia Gillard’s flaws, she was generally able to distinguish reality from fiction. Kevin Rudd, though, lives in some parallel universe where he was the victor at Saturday’s election. I have written of his delusion previously.
Worse, he seems to enlist others to this delusion. Witness the reception to his speech which almost appeared to be claiming victory – with the sound off it would have appeared that Rudd was the victor.
Much of this was stage managed – the ability of Labor die-hards to prostitute themselves to Rudd is unparalleled. Yet there is a fiction being spread that Rudd saved Labor from a major loss.
In fact, Labor had the lowest primary vote in over 100 years. The election was an abject disaster for Labor (and the Greens).
Deluded Rudd and his supporters are trying to spread a fiction that the defeat would have even been more disastrous under Gillard. This was a form of expectations management.
The only reason that Gillard might have achieved an even worse result would be that Rudd and his supporters would have continued to undermine her administration as it had for three years since 2010.
In effect Rudd blackmailed Labor: make me Prime Minister, he said, or I will take the party to oblivion.