Well I certainly agree with the thrust of your argument here which you make most competently, Sadly for anyone with sympathy for the ALP I think that the Gillard government has lost far too much credibility with the voting public for very many of those middle class voters to return to their fold at the next poll. All of the anti Green rhetoric of recent days may help them save a few seats and when you are facing a decisive rout that is probably the best that you could possibly expect. I suspect that the next Labor PM is not yet out of high school or even a member of the party but if the only thing that the party gets out of its coming electoral disaster is a policy of placing the Greens last on every how to vote card the country will be better for it.
Oh and this seems a rather apt cartoon from Larry Pickering with thanks to GD for pointing it out to me
I’m not a psephologist, so I’m quite prepared for this to be blown apart by Mumble or Poll Bludger.
But I’m being driven crazy by the political ignorance displayed by those gnashing their teeth over the recent ratcheting-up of the ALP’s stance against the Greens. In short, the ingénues are saying “why fight with each other when the Libs are the enemy?”.
Such naïveté ignores the reality that each political party considers all others the enemy – even the Libs and Nats vigorously compete against each other for a seat previously held by a retiring Coalition MP (sometimes to their detriment, and sometimes not).
The mistake being made by political newbies and idealists on Twitter is that Labor and the Greens are natural allies against the Coalition. They forget that in the real world, it is each party for themselves with all others being considered the enemy.
Since the last…
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