Remember Abbott No cuts to Health Education and the ABC he simply looked at the cmera and didn’t blink because he knew we’d buy it. Wake up Australia!! (ODT)
Barnaby Joyce expressed the strategy well, in a since deleted tweet this week:
‘There is no umpire in the political debate. There’s no rule book. What you get away with wins.’
Bullying, lying, cheating, smearing — and that’s just what Barnaby did before the last New England by-election, as you would have read here on IA. What an example for the nation — and his children.
As the late Bob Ellis, one of this country’s most lauded journalists, speechwriters, writers, playwrights and auteurs wrote in these pages, just a few years ago, the Right love to win by cheating. And so they do. And usually win.
And with a compliant rightwing mainstream media behind them – more so now Fairfax has been swallowed by Nine – the Right have a chance of deluding the populace into voting against their own interests again. Such is our lot.
Washington: A jailed Russian who says he hacked into the Democratic National Committee computers on the Kremlin’s orders to steal emails released during the 2016 US presidential election campaign now claims he left behind a data signature to prove his assertion.
It’s by far the largest margin of victory in the popular vote for a candidate who did not win the election.
By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | – – The headlines scream, “Secret CIA assessment says Russia was trying to …
It’s now been confirmed.
By Andrew Kolin | (Informed Comment) | – – According to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, “Labor …
The US election is a complete shambles, it is a total shemozzle. It’s like a shambles and a shemozzle got together and had a whole family of calamities
If Hillary Clinton’s so-called scandal endangers her presidency, what about Donald Trump’s massive corruption?
By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | – – All Hallow’s Eve, contracted now to Halloween, became conflated with the …
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are taking markedly different approaches to the elephant in the room.
FBI Director James B. Comey’s stunning announcement that he has directed investigators to begin reviewing new evidence in the Clinton email investigation was yet another troubling violation of long-standing Justice Department rules or precedent, conduct that raises serious questions about his judgment and ability to serve as the nation’s chief investigative official.
From race baiting to fear mongering to warning of liberal media conspiracies against him, the Republican presidential candidate is doing exactly what Netanyahu did to get re-elected. But the Israeli prime minister had something Trump doesn’t. There is a lot about Donald Trump’s presidential campaign that is worryingly reminiscent of Benjamin Netanyahu’s electoral antics, particularly his willingness to say just about anything, regardless of the consequences as long as he thinks it might be politically expedient. Beyond style and personality, however, the tactical similarities in their respective campaigns’ final stretches are even more disturbing. In particular, Trump’s recent, wildly unspecified warnings…
Donald Trump’s entire campaign has been rigged and is being funded by Hillary Clinton, the Republican candidate has claimed.
In a blistering speech to supporters, Trump said his series of missteps and gaffes was entirely of Clinton’s making and was likely to get worse in the final days of the campaign.
“These ridiculous speeches I make every day – all Clinton’s work. She’s behind this. And so is the media. At every single event I go to and make a complete dick of myself, the media is there. I’ve seen them. I know. It’s not rocket science people, believe me. Do the math.
“And you know what? Hillary has a vested interest in winning this thing. She does. She’s the one funding me, she’s got all the contacts, I know it
The language is appalling. But it’s the sounds of Tic-Tacs rattling into the palm of Donald Trump’s hand that is unnerving, chilling, gob-smackingly awful – a predator prepares to strike and we get sound effects that would be artful in a European psycho-thriller.
Following the warmest April on record, ferocious storms lash the east coast of Australia. You would think climate change in action would be an election circuit breaker. But it’s not.
Source: The Insider – New Matilda
They cost us a lot but have received little attention this election campaign.
Devastating poll that will put further pressure on the Coalition’s pre-budget planning.