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2012 ACT Election: October Revolution? [With poll]

By PantsMan - 26 March 2012 31

Given the total routing of state Labor governments recently seen in NSW, and most recently, in Queensland, will there be a sellout of baseball bats in the lead-up to the October 2012 ACT Election?

Me thinks yes. 

Annihilating Labor governments increasingly appears to be a national pastime, with each state or territory competing to outdo one-another in the sheer brutality that might be inflicted.  And ACT Labor has the same malaise of service deliver failure, infrastructure failure, cost of living failure, governance failure, budgetary and economic failure etcetera that has beset other state Labor governments; with the only mitigating factor appearing to be the ACT’s leftist latte-set tendencies.

So I ask –

In October (choose two):

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2012 ACT Election: October Revolution? [With poll]
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Bluey 1:09 pm
26 Mar 12
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I think people who voted Green for the first time will have been left pretty dissappointed by the results of this current government and its left of left wing branch.

A vote for Green is a vote for the status quo as is a vote for Labor and I dont think anyone is happy with the status quo.

I saw a slogan up in QLD “Vote Liberal for Change” you know things are BAD when you’re voting conservative for change. The same should be said here.

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Thumper 1:15 pm
26 Mar 12
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Given the total routing of state Labor governments recently seen in NSW, and most recently, in Queensland, will there be a sellout of baseball bats in the lead-up to the October 2012 ACT Election?

No.

Maybe a slapping with a wet halibut, but no baseball bats.

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madamcholet 1:22 pm
26 Mar 12
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It’s disappointing that the highest vote (so far) is for voting the same way you always have – not because that obviously means that Labor will be back in (with or without the Greens), but because I believe it’s a decision that should be made each and every time based on how it’s been going and what policies you prefer and especially given that political parties becoming more middle of the road as opposed to more left or right of the divide, (give or take a few extremists).

I hate it when you hear “I’ve always voted (insert party name), my parents always voted for (insert party name) – it’s in the family”. Such a cop out.

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ka1042 1:45 pm
26 Mar 12
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Pantsman says:

ACT Labor has the same malaise of service deliver failure, infrastructure failure, cost of living failure, governance failure, budgetary and economic failure etcetera that has beset other state Labor governments; with the only mitigating factor appearing to be the ACT’s leftist latte-set tendencies.

Bad grammar, spelling mistakes, sounds like a Liberal party staffer to me.

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AKT 1:48 pm
26 Mar 12
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madamcholet said :

It’s disappointing that the highest vote (so far) is for voting the same way you always have – not because that obviously means that Labor will be back in (with or without the Greens), but because I believe it’s a decision that should be made each and every time based on how it’s been going and what policies you prefer and especially given that political parties becoming more middle of the road as opposed to more left or right of the divide, (give or take a few extremists).

I hate it when you hear “I’ve always voted (insert party name), my parents always voted for (insert party name) – it’s in the family”. Such a cop out.

I could not agree more with that sentiment. I fear that relies on this voting mindset too much as well, but maybe just maybe the tide has turned and voters are starting to actually have a good look at the policies being presented before casting their vote.

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Primal 2:00 pm
26 Mar 12
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So who is the ACT’s answer to Bob Katter?

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housebound 2:03 pm
26 Mar 12
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madamcholet said :

It’s disappointing that the highest vote (so far) is for voting the same way you always have – not because that obviously means that Labor will be back in (with or without the Greens), but because I believe it’s a decision that should be made each and every time based on how it’s been going and what policies you prefer and especially given that political parties becoming more middle of the road as opposed to more left or right of the divide, (give or take a few extremists).

I hate it when you hear “I’ve always voted (insert party name), my parents always voted for (insert party name) – it’s in the family”. Such a cop out.

Exactly. That’s how you get safe seats, hopeless candidates, and out-of-touch arrogant governments. And then the same voters bother complaining about services.

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madamcholet 2:07 pm
26 Mar 12
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ka1042 said :

Pantsman says:

ACT Labor has the same malaise of service deliver failure, infrastructure failure, cost of living failure, governance failure, budgetary and economic failure etcetera that has beset other state Labor governments; with the only mitigating factor appearing to be the ACT’s leftist latte-set tendencies.

Bad grammar, spelling mistakes, sounds like a Liberal party staffer to me.

Certainly crossed my mind and I must admit I did look at the OP’s posting record – it does seem politically focussed and perhaps with a bit of a bias towards the Libs!

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p1 2:13 pm
26 Mar 12
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The only good thing about the Libs getting in state elections in that by the time the federal election comes around people will have a firm idea of why MrAbbot would be a bad guy to run the country.

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CitizenK 2:29 pm
26 Mar 12
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+1

ka1042 said :

Pantsman says:

ACT Labor has the same malaise of service deliver failure, infrastructure failure, cost of living failure, governance failure, budgetary and economic failure etcetera that has beset other state Labor governments; with the only mitigating factor appearing to be the ACT’s leftist latte-set tendencies.

Bad grammar, spelling mistakes, sounds like a Liberal party staffer to me.

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ka1042 2:43 pm
26 Mar 12
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Primal says:

“So who is the ACT’s answer to Bob Katter?”

I don’t think we have one in this assembly. Steve Pratt was voted out at the 2008 election. My guess is it could be Val Jeffery after the October election.

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54-11 2:58 pm
26 Mar 12
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Primal said :

So who is the ACT’s answer to Bob Katter?

Val Jeffery?

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p1 3:00 pm
26 Mar 12
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Primal said :

So who is the ACT’s answer to Bob Katter?

Captain RAAF?

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poetix 3:00 pm
26 Mar 12
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What’s wrong with cricket bats? Where there’s a willow, there’s a way.

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harvyk1 3:05 pm
26 Mar 12
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We need a good real third option… I have little confidence in either party doing good (and that’s at both a state and federal level). To be honest I’m thinking of drawing a picture of a donkey on the ballot paper and placing that in the box, as I don’t like what labor is up to right now, and I can’t bring myself to vote libs.

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