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.
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.
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