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VILLAINOUS: Bob Brown claims “Green is the new Labor”

BobbrownaxeIn an email reflect the deteriorating relations between former agreement-partners, the extreme-left Greensparty and Labor, retired party leader Bob Brown has hinted that his party’s opponents are “downright villains” and that “Green is the new Labor, the party of social justice, as well as environmental well-being.”

The extraordinary missive was part of a fundraising effort sent today by the Greensparty, which received the largest donation in Australian political history at the last poll of $1.6 million. It is part of their desperate campaign on  behalf of their besieged B-grader sole lower house MP and “deputy leader” Dr Adam Bandt PhD (Marx).

Bandt was elected on Tony Abbott’s Liberal party preferences at  the last poll and is very nervous the conservatives won’t be so generous next time around, now they’ve got to know the Soviet jurisprudence scholar a bit.

The fundraising solicitation claims:

The Greens are backed by the community and our supporters are our lifeblood. We don’t have the deep pockets and big business backing of the old parties, we have you.

This is despite multi-millionaire tourism entrepreneur, property developer and media mogul Graeme Wood’s record-breaking donation to the Greensparty. Even the claim their rivals are “old parties” ignores the fact that the former party leader Bob Brown is in his 60s as is his shrill and unappealing successor Christine Milne.

It goes on, urging Greensparty wealthy donors to exploit the tax laws to enrich their cause:

Tax deductibility
The first $1,500 contributed during a financial year to a political party in Australia, including membership fees, is tax deductible.

From: Bob Brown On Behalf Of Bob Brown
Sent: Thursday, 21 February 2013 15:56
To: Guido Bandt
Subject: It’s me

Guido —

Australian democracy is at a crossroads. This election voters have a choice: vote for the Greens or let Tony Abbott run riot by controlling both houses of our national parliament.When John Howard got such control in 2004 he brought in the harshest anti-worker laws in history, sold Telstra and ‘invaded’ the Northern Territory to implement measures for which he suspended Australia’s laws prohibiting racial discrimination.

Tony Abbott will make John Howard look moderate. But Labor has turned its back on the people and walked directly into the arms of the big miners. For example, the Gillard government has cut the meagre income of struggling single parents and can’t adequately fund education in the middle of a resources boom.

The truth is there are some heroes in politics, and there are some downright villains. We need to get serious about sorting out who is worth voting for. We need to stand up for those who stand up for us.

That’s why I am joining Adam Bandt at Melbourne University on March 15 to remind you that your vote is powerful and that Green is the new Labor, the party of social justice, as well as environmental well-being.

RSVP here now: www.adambandt.com/bobbrown

People in Melbourne have had a huge impact on the national agenda by voting for the Greens. There are few things more important to me than seeing Adam Bandt re-elected this September.

Please join us. Together we can stop Tony Abbott.

Bob Brown

PS. One of Melbourne’s favourite musicians, Paul Kelly, has generously donated some tickets to A Day on the Green, Saturday 3 March. Donate now to go in the draw to win a double pass to see him play with Neil Finn.

Discussion

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  1. Misanthropes

    Posted by Stinking Violet | February 21, 2013, 19:19
  2. You are underminding Bob Brown……Stop It!!

    Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2013, 21:02
  3. Goodbye greenies at the next elections, you wil get what you deserve. People in mining are losing their jobs because of greenies slowing down projects. Bye bye ha ha ha ha

    Posted by Stinking Violet | February 21, 2013, 21:24
  4. Ah that is better just dropped another loose stool (commonly known as a ALP Member) in me dunny.

    Posted by anon | February 21, 2013, 23:08
  5. [deleted]

    Posted by anon | February 21, 2013, 23:29
  6. Any one who really wants to be sitting in the seat of Melbourne after the coming election is a sucker for punishment. The Greens especially should they win, will be just be sitting in the chamber, fluffing with indignation, while the Liberals do exactly what they like in the lower house. Yet both the Greens and Labor are more interested in taking swings at each other, and making the Liberals look good.

    Yep, at this point the only people who could lose the next election are the Liberals themselves. The Greens and Labor are more concerned with their barnyard tussle with each other, than actually on what the future is likely to be than taking it to them.

    Posted by Help me with this.. | February 22, 2013, 7:19
  7. Red head chops funding of Work-safe.
    More union members thrown on sacrifice.

    Posted by long gone | February 22, 2013, 10:41
  8. That moron Mighell would have his members believe that he and the homophobic Bob Katter are the new party with a social conscience

    Posted by The mad hatter | February 22, 2013, 11:36
  9. The mad hatter | February 22, 2013, 11:36 You are 100% right and it’s unbelievable, every ETU member that is homosexual or has relatives or close friends that are should demand that Moron to go and get their hundreds of thousands of dollars back He gave to a party that deranged leader wont publicly state he doesn’t rate Homosexuals as the same as paedophiles

    Posted by The mans a joke | February 22, 2013, 13:44
  10. Tony Abbott and his secret society
    The Australians for Honest Politics Trust, are the real danger at the next election. Lets get rid of The Mad Monk for good

    Posted by Argus Tuft | February 22, 2013, 13:46
  11. We can all be thankful the Bob Brown never got around to breeding. Hopefully Bandt will be the same.

    Posted by Polster | February 22, 2013, 14:11
  12. Candidates flog away. Money people do their thing. Members march to the Abbott drum…..But Senator Scott Ryan stuffs his gob with souflakis whilst his feet are desk bound and he rings and twists and roves to have his best mate roll Premier Baillieu. In an election climate! Disloyalty thy name is Scott.

    Posted by Eneymeany | February 22, 2013, 14:43
  13. Bob Brown is not missed in Canberra.

    Posted by Hello Hello | February 22, 2013, 14:47
  14. How embarrassing to be a sidekick handing out leaflets for the Green clowns. LOSERS. I bet Graeme Woods won’t be making a donation to the alien nutters party this time.

    Posted by Yuk yuk | February 22, 2013, 14:48
  15. i not that Bob Brown is not as suuportive of Lee Brown in sydney

    Posted by the insider | February 22, 2013, 16:21
  16. March 3 is a Sunday not Saturday moron

    Posted by Green Cadets | February 22, 2013, 22:18
  17. I am so glad I will not be anywhere near Melbourne University on 15 March 2013 else I might be tempted to go and give the superannuated millionaire and his Marxist mate a bit of community spirit.

    Posted by Giuseppe De Simone | February 22, 2013, 22:38
  18. When is Pillars getting the boot

    Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2013, 23:01
  19. When is Gillard getting the boot

    Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2013, 23:01
  20. Bob would do us a great favor if he put one of those special Overcoats on and jumped onto those Arsshole Jap Whalebutcher Ships and pulled the Pin.

    Posted by Taliban fan | February 23, 2013, 0:18
  21. We need more mining in this country. With the latte sipping greens out of the way at the next election, get ready to start those dump truck motors and start diggin’ those holes girls and boys.

    Posted by Stinking Violet | February 23, 2013, 15:15
  22. I am deeply worried about this “New Labor” moniker. The real Labor is the one true party established by the workers united in trades unions (note: unions of tradespeople – the real workers of the 1880’s and 1890’s whether it be shearers or carpenters or blacksmiths). It isn’t old Labor – it is authentic Labor – the cream of the working class not the dregs of the middle class.

    The Greens cannot be the authentic Labor – they can only seek to appropriate the name to try to give credence to their brand. But they don’t have policies that merit the use of the name “Labor”. It is a hallowed name for a proud party with the longest tradition in Australia.

    The policies that the ALP espoused in the 1930’s to 1980’s may not have appealed to me as much as the Hawke/Keating policies of the 1980’s and 1990’s but they were true to their origin and true to their supporter base. They were also brave and prepared to act.

    Can you imagine a modern ALP Prime Minister calling in the army to protect workers from unlawful and damaging industrial action that threatened massive lay-offs across the whole of manufacturing and retail and threatened Australia’s security at the height of the cold war?

    Labor is not green. Labor isn’t even red. It is dark brown like rich soil from which will sprout new committed adherents and activists to serve the party.

    Apart from Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania at a State level, the ALP appears headed for significant electoral routs. This cleansing process is needed to allow the new shoots to grow.

    As a supporter of a different philosophy, I want the ALP to prosper from time-to-time to give my party the chance at renewal.

    Long live the ALP!

    Posted by Giuseppe De Simone | February 23, 2013, 21:19
  23. The Greens and their fundraising bravado are well worth examining. As our American cousins might put it – Remember the length of a dollar bill is 6 inches.
    Clearly most in the Greens enjoy a bit of length!

    Posted by Colonel Hogan | February 23, 2013, 22:04
  24. Yo0u mean the Greens are the old SL. They are not about democracy or even environmental outcomes. The Greens are political extremists hell bent on seeking control. They prefer to sink the ship then to allow it to sail on a different course then the one they want. Its their way or oblivion. They prefer to be in opposition than government and they will do anything to force a showdown.

    Labor made a big mistake in WA. It along with the LNP, FF and other parties should have preferenced the Greens last.

    Posted by Green SL | February 24, 2013, 4:39
  25. Can’t wait to see the ALP tears in September it will be another Queensland! Hee hee ha ha ha!!

    Posted by anon | February 24, 2013, 12:52
  26. So, is Adam Bandt’s nickname Guido? Or is Guido a staffer related to Bandt? Just curious.

    Posted by Yoda | February 24, 2013, 15:43
  27. Labor’s out of wedlock liason with the Greens is over. But the fallout continues and the custody battle over the under 35 year old vote continues.

    Given the impotence of the Greens how long before the Liberals choice the lesser of two evils and preference swaps with the Greens and wipes Labor from the political map?

    Posted by Fatal attraction | February 24, 2013, 15:47
  28. For moving Red Ted out of his palace Scott Ryan gets a gold watch.

    Posted by Anon | February 24, 2013, 18:14
  29. The Kingston Pravda has censored a column by Cr Paul Peulich in its current edition of ratepayer funded ” Kingston Your City” . Can anyone get a copy of the censored column which Kingston public relations staffers say was a response to a series of questionable articles published by The Age? Whom is Kingston Coucil protecting – is it Browneye and Shonkey or former Age journalist Cr Rosemary West’s buddy, Royce Millar who still has not admitted that his articles were based on hoax emails?

    Posted by Cyclops | February 25, 2013, 19:12
  30. Let’s hope James Price Point gets a LNG Export Facility ASAP. This give thousands of jobs to humans, much to the chagrin of the misanthrope greenies.

    Posted by Stinking Violet | February 25, 2013, 22:46
  31. Have to laugh at those idiots in the ALP after September they will be able to hold a caucus meeting in a phone booth hee hee ha ha hippy I can’t wait and watch all their faces.

    Posted by Stinking Violet | February 25, 2013, 23:09
  32. Hey other Stinker, I agree.

    Posted by Stinking Violet | February 25, 2013, 23:50
  33. The things bob must have stuck in his mouth over the years ugh

    Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2013, 16:50
  34. It is confirmed that Kingston councillor Paul Peulich’s column was censored by the councillors who have been trying to stitch him up through the media to cover up a botched bullying investigation.

    Posted by Anon | February 27, 2013, 1:12
  35. Dear stinking violet, the people you deride will collect their pensions and not bat an eye lid. The others you seek are the flip side of the same coin – both could introduce a commonwealth anti-corruption body in this term.

    Posted by Rose Smell | February 27, 2013, 6:31
  36. I recon old cr Paulie still takes mum to dates with girlies. Girls get little scared when they see Hmas Inga. Inga and Paulie were out like happy couple on Saturday night. Hope serge doesn’t get jealous could be very ugly

    Posted by Binge | February 27, 2013, 8:12
  37. Looks like South East Liberats are at it again, this time behind the sabbotage of Isaacs Liberal Candidate, Jeff Shelley. Half a dozen bad apples are about to be stewed.

    Posted by Cyclops | February 28, 2013, 20:47

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