Nastiness From Down Under: Australians Do Attack Ads Better

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Australia got itself a new prime minister last month, Kevin Michael Rudd, after a shakeup in the governing Labor Party. That sets up a new campaign for elections in September in which Rudd will have to run for prime minister against Tony Abbott of the Liberal-National coalition. The upside of all of this is the potential for lots more viciously brilliant attack ads like the ones posted last week by the Liberal Party savaging Rudd.

Here are some more Liberal Party attacks, which make U.S. political advertising seem tame.

Meanwhile, the Labor Party has been fighting back.

9 comments
mrbomb13
mrbomb13

Simply hilarious.  Two additional comments:

1) I wish our political campaigns included more TV ads. like those.

2) All of those ads. showed more guts, creativity, and backbone than a single Saturday Night Live sketch on President Obama.  SNL used to be famous for being edgy and daring with its humor and satire.  Under Obama, the writers have lost their spine, caved to overt political correctness, and have essentially become a lapdog for the Obama Administration.

Bravo, Australia!!

gopvictory
gopvictory

223 billions of oil found in Australia recently, where is that report?

JohnLucas
JohnLucas

Rudd is not running against Abbott in his own seat , but against him as Prime Minister.

carotexas
carotexas

Thank you Michael, my sister who is labor is loving this.

How is K. Rudd doing in the polls? 

gilinfiji
gilinfiji

Wow. For the first time ever, an American publication has a news story about Australia that doesn't involve crocodiles, stingrays, sharks, kangaroos or wombats. Yes, my fellow Americans, an entire continent exists below the equator, where politics, lifestyle, sports and arts stories happen on a daily basis. But of course, what would an American news story on Australia be without using the obligatory phrase "down under" in the headline? And for good measure, new Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's surname is misspelled on second reference and politician Tony Abbott's last name is misspelled on first reference. It's about time the American news media look past its own geographical navel and realize there's an entire world below the planet's belt.

BorisIII
BorisIII

A trick is to make the message as simple as possible so all the narrow minded people can understand the message without having to grasp any political concepts.  Too many people are too over stressed or depressed to think in a multidimensional way.

sverry7
sverry7

@gilinfiji Hmm,,, Was it Captain Cook or Captain Hook who claimed Oz for Great Britain?

Just kiddin'! Cheers. You've got a great country. 

deconstructiva
deconstructiva

@gilinfiji

If the phrase "down under" bothers you, well, get used to it. Also, lest you think only American media uses such phrases, think again. The British media long ago coined the phrase "across the pond" when referring to Americans and Canadians. Where's your complaint about that?

djmeyer85
djmeyer85

@gilinfiji I don't know, ever since I realized Australia is full of nothing but Dundees and their form of punishment is kicking people in the bum with a giant boot, I've lost all respect for that dingo territory