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Sunday, August 1, 2010

And Now it Gets Dirty!

In the wake of very bad poll results three weeks out from the election Labor is about to launch a smear campaign against the Opposition Leader Tony Abbott.

LABOR'S election campaign is set to enter a new aggressive and negative phase designed to exert maximum pressure on Tony Abbott by highlighting his ''extremist'' past rhetoric.

After a collapse in support following a series of leaks, Labor will be using its new underdog status to turn the blowtorch back onto Mr Abbott, warning voters to take a closer look at the man who could be prime minister.
Labor is preparing a smear campaign drawing attention to Mr Abbott's controversial past rhetoric. The Sunday Age has been given an extensive dossier containing dozens of comments by Mr Abbott on issues such as industrial relations, abortion, teenage sex, marriage, and climate change. It includes extensive material on Mr Abbott's hardline attitudes to women and abortion, including a 2006 statement that there was ''a bizarre double standard in this country where someone who kills a pregnant woman's baby is guilty of murder but a woman who aborts an unborn baby is simply exercising choice''.

This is dangerous ground for the Government because negative ad hominem attacks often rebound on the party making them. Time will tell if it works but Gillard has to stop the rot somehow.

1 comment:

  1. As Columnist Andrew Bolt rightly points out, if Labor is going to drag up Abbott's past, then perhaps we should look a bit more closely at Julia Gillard's as well, and her association with Communist and ultra hard-Left, socialist organisations, advocating batty policies like twinning Melbourne with Leningrad. Labor and Gillard should be very careful.

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