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Lefties can set free their inner whinger Ninja

Despite Ray’s long standing “love” of his local federal member for Indy I suspect that even he may agree with her analysis of why disaffected Labor “true believes™” went to Katter rather than the loopy Greens:

While the fact they fled their party is interesting, more interesting perhaps is where those disenchanted dyed-in the-wool Labor folk went.

You might assume that many would head to their allies on the left of the spectrum, and partners in Federal Government, The Greens.

The fact is that, despite the huge disenchantment, “true believers” did not park their vote with The Greens. The Greens couldn’t even manage to hold onto the primary vote they got at the last State election – their vote dropped 1.1 per cent.

That’s quite a telling indictment. When traditional Labor voters were looking to place a protest vote, they did not see the Greens as a party of choice.  Even in the inner-urban seat of Mt Coot-Tha, which The Greens were actively targeting, their vote went down by 3.5 per cent.

The Greens ran in 13 more seats across the State than the newly-formed Katter’s Australia Party (KAP), but secured only 7.2 per cent of the statewide Primary vote. Katter’s Party got 11.4 per cent.

Many southern commentators have dismissed the KAP vote as a “rural red neck” phenomenon, drawing conservative voters on the far right. But the fact is, a lot of Labor’s true believers went to the KAP, rather than vote for the “Tories” they’d spent their lives despising. Because of Queensland’s optional preferential system, and the KAP “just vote 1” strategy, most of these votes exhausted.

In suburban traditional Labor strongholds such as Logan (12 per cent), Albert (11 per cent), Ipswich (14.8 per cent) and Ipswich West (18.8 per cent) the KAP vote was in double figures.

Even in potential new ALP Leader Annastacia Palaszczuk’s Brisbane seat of Inala, the KAP got 11.5 per cent of the vote – nearly double the Greens’ 6 per cent.

Blue collar workers no doubt found more to like about Katter’s “smaller government, less regulation” message and social conservatism, than in the Green’s wacky policies and social experimentation. And perhaps some of Labor’s traditional base actually like to hunt, fish and go camping – things that have become increasingly regulated and banned. Just perhaps.

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Anyway it is very amusing watching all of the minions of the left going through the grieving process for the spectacular loss of labor in Queensland. They will bounce back of course once they work out that this is a chance for them to set free their inner whinger  Ninja and that it easier to find fault with incumbents that you loathe than to constructively defend a governemnt that does not deserve being defended.

Cheers Comrades

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7 Comments

  1. Ray Dixon says:

    Blue collar workers no doubt found more to like about Katter’s “smaller government, less regulation” message and social conservatism, than in the Green’s wacky policies and social experimentation. And perhaps some of Labor’s traditional base actually like to hunt, fish and go camping – things that have become increasingly regulated and banned. Just perhaps.

    Did Sophie – the bargearse – write that? It figures. Look, it was bloody Queensland, Sophie, and the only people who voted Katter were outback, retrograde Qld rednecks, regardless if they normally vote ALP. Of course they wouldn’t vote for the Greens, but how does voting Katter instead of LNP make your lot any better? It’s a ridiculous op-piece by the large ‘lady’.

  2. Richard Ryan says:

    Iain voted for mad hatter Katter.

  3. Iain Hall says:

    No Richard I did not vote for Katter’s party I think that they are as kooky as you do.

    You see not all conservatives are the gun toting rednecks that you imagine them to be, most of us are just ordinary folks who want things to be done properly and well and that society works best when its not fueled by the class warfare politics of envy and resentment that power so many minions of the left.

  4. GD says:

    Check out the new QLD Labor Caucus…
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  5. Iain Hall says:

    Gee that looks like a lively bunch GD !

  6. GD says:

    Will the Federal Labor Caucus look like that next year?

    We can only hope. Enough is enough.

  7. Richard Ryan says:

    We can only hope—–“Yankees go home” you war mongers are not welcome on Australian soil. Shalom, Richard Ryan.

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