ARTHUR McARTHUR TELLS IT HOW IT IS
Arthur McArthur is a political analyst, freelance writer and sometimes poet.
Arthur
(pictured right) has recently made regular contributions to the blog of Andrew Bolt, mainly based on his observations of Kevin Rudd and the Labor Party.
Arthur has created this website to catalogue some of his poems and stories and he thanks you for taking an interest in his observations.
Another day, another bottle of wine,
I’m awake, I’m breathing, I’m feeling fine,
Sit up, get going, need some stimulation,
What is the current state of the nation?

Was that a bad dream or is Kevin Rudd real?
Did this flim-flam man really replace the ‘Man of Steel’?!
How could the voting public be so easily led in,
By this ponce, this pretender, our new ‘King of Spin’?

But reality hits home, yes, the K-Rudd exists,
And with hollow rhetoric and symbolism he stubbornly persists,
Licks his lips, talks in riddles and gives the hair a flick,
Whilst Australians sit back and ask “Did we really elect this prick”?!

His list of hollow symbolic gestures is as long as my arm,
But for a while he got away with it, through charisma and charm,
Kyoto, ‘Sorry’, Iraq, 2020 summit, as he happily shuffled his reams,
But like a cheap suit, things soon came undone at the seams.

Interest rates up, inflation up, and by their very own projections,
Unemployment will go up, more signs of Rudd’s imperfections,
Alco-Pop tax is a farce, as is the car tax and Fuel Watch,
Seems like everything he touches he manages to botch.

As long as this fool’s in charge, I tell you what I reckon,
Rudd’s popularity will very quickly “cascade down the spectrum”
His weaknesses, of which there are many, are quickly being exposed,
And the shallowness of this man is as obvious as Bill Lawry’s nose.

“But I work hard” he’ll scream, for the love of ‘Working Families’,
But when he picks up the next popularity poll he’ll scream ‘Damn these’
‘How could people turn on me, I used to be so popular’,
But Australians want a leader, not a pretender with a butler.

So like a workman with broken elastic in his shorts,
The cracks are exposed by Rudd and his pathetic cohorts,
The leaks come fast, faster than a dodgy plumber,
And Rudd and Swan star as ‘Dumb and Dumber’!

So after just 6 months, the honeymoon’s finished,
As Rudd’s apparent strengths have slowly diminished,
The public have woken, they sit up, they’re awake,
And it’s clear to us all that Kevin Rudd is a fake.
With the economy down on it’s knees,
The PM was determined, a moment to sieze,
“I don’t care about detail,
Banks; wholesale or retail,
I need a good headline, so give me one please.”

“‘Unlimited guarantees’, that sounds great,
The RBA? Don’t worry about them mate,
Did I read the fine print?
Of course I didn’t,
We’ll worry about that at a later date.”

“I just love being the highest bidder,
Are there consequences I should consider?
Turnbull says ‘set a cap’,
I say ‘what a load of crap’,
I see headlines, bolder and bigger!”

“Ken Henry, old mate, you’d agree,
This will give me great publicity,
I’ve covered all bases,
Will bring smiles to all faces,
The rich, the poor and the bourgeoisie”!

“More hair-brained policy inductions,
What? Glen Stevens says it’ll cause disruptions?
He’s calling from home?
Just hang up the phone!
I’m saving the world, I don’t need interruptions”.
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