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The end of the Bligh(t) on Queensland governement is so close that we can taste it

If you are a  Queensland Labor MP today you will be working on your concession speech for the party faithful, you will be cutting back on the grog orders for the post election wake, knowing full well that even the stalwarts and party faithful are likely to make their excuses and depart early for home rather than to share in the misery of utter decimation and defeat  for a second longer than they absolutely have to. I expect that suicide hotlines may even be primed for calls from the  depressed and disappointed Labor “true believers” who will be in mourning for the loss of the Bligh government and  might momentarily consider self-harm when they realise that we face a prolonged period of LNP government.  I can’t help wondering just what sort of  council you can give those true believers. You certainly can’t be full of faux optimism that  Labor will quickly bounce back from the size of their (expected) defeat.

KATE Jones has the weight of the state ALP on her shoulders and she couldn't help but show it yesterday.
With her toddler son suffering tonsillitis, and polls showing her bid to slay the dragon was slipping away, the tears threatened to spill over.

Of course those true believers will eventually come to realise that opposition, as dreary and frustrating as it will be for the ALP can be a very positive thing for a political party. It gives them time to really think about what they stand for besides the desire to be in power, and maybe that  the decline of Labor here in Queensland has been all about that more than any of their unmitigated disasters and administrative stuff ups that will, according to the pundits, see them reduced to little more than a cricket team. Heck their numbers could even be low enough that they won’t qualify for party status when it comes to the allocation of  staff and resources for the new parliament.  They are just that much  on the nose up here.

    Ah well there is  always the happy pills and Electro-Convulsive Therapy for intractable depression. Meanwhile those of us who have been wishing for and dreaming of an end to Labor rule will be raising a glass or three and hoping that Campbell can do what he claims and make the government of this great state once again worthy of respect.

If you are an ALP supporter and you feel desperately depressed about the prospects of their election loss please call one of the suicide  hotlines listed on the Queensland government website because I want you to get over those feelings by getting over the ALP.

Cheers Comrades

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5 Comments

  1. Ray Dixon says:

    I expect that suicide hotlines may even be primed for calls from the depressed and disappointed Labor “true believers” who will be in mourning for the loss of the Bligh government might momentarily might consider self harm when they realise that we face a prolonged period of LNP government

    Seriously Iain? When you consider that the ALP has been in govt in Qld for 20 of the past 23 years (didn’t the conservatives last stint work out a treat – a one termer!) I reckon the ‘true believers’ have already accepted the inevitable and moved on. The LNP should win tomorrow and it’s only a question of a) the margin and b) if little Campbell gets in too. I’ll be watching it on TV because even though it’s the official start of the AFL Footy season, there’s only one game on for the weekend and it’s between the two Sydney sides. That game (on paper) should be a blowout too, however footy & politics are funny games.

  2. Iain Hall says:

    I am of course being sarcastic about that Ray 😉 I tend to think that most of the true believers are probably already resigned to the defeat of the Government but the latest polling shows that Newman will win his seat of Ashgrove contrary to the dreams of Labor tragics who have hung onto that possibility as a tiny silver lining to the very dark storm clouds that are literally and metaphorically over their Queensland at present.

  3. Paul says:

    What are your thoughts on Katter Australians party Iain?

    Paul

  4. Iain Hall says:

    A mob of amusing Crazies sums up my thoughts about Katter’s party Paul.

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