Sour grapes on Interest Rates

The ALP is crying foul over the campaign run by the Coalition at the last election.

The basis of their argument is threefold:

1. The government claimed that rates would be higher under labor, but then the RBA lifted rates by a quarter of 1 percent.

2. The goverment quoted RBA figures during the election, and the RBA complained to the AEC that the government shouldn’t be quoting the RBA during an election campaign.

3. The RBA complained to a coaltion staffer who authorized the ads who should have passed on the complaint to the coalition’s campaign director.

Since the interest rate campaign torpedoed the ALP’s chances of winning the election, they’re not very happy.

Beazer’s been telling anyone who’d listen that it’s not fair, and his sidekick, Swannie has been repeating the message for us, just to make sure we didn’t miss it.

Come on guys. Get over it. You lost. Voters decided that it wasn’t smart to let you loose on the treasury benches just yet. Especially after what happened with interest rates in the late 80’s.

In a footy game both teams go on the field, play hard, try a few clever tactics, and at the end of a tough battle, the stronger team prevails. If the losing side started behaving like Beazer and Swannie, the crowd would laugh at them and call them a bunch of wusses or pansies.

So we if had swallowed the ALP’s bunch of porkie pies instead of the coalition, would that have been alright, Kim? Give Aussies a bit more credit than that. We’re not dopes. We know the game that they play in Canberra, and we’re pretty adept at sorting out truth from bullshit.

There’s nothing inspiring or exciting about a potential leader crying in his beer.

It’s just plain wussy.

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