This week in Federal Politics… Hey! Where are you all going?
Ok, for those of you still reading, I’d like to share a thought which popped into my head this week.
The LNP didn’t expect, or want, to win the last Federal election, and they don’t want to win the next one.
No, I haven’t sucked in far too many exhaust fumes; possibly.
This year, with another election looming (apparently), it seems Team LNP have gone way out of their way to alienate as many people and groups as possible i.e.: a lot more than usual.
They’re experts at gleefully kicking the voiceless in the face: refugees, the poor, single mothers, First Nations’ People, the unemployed, the under-employed, the disabled and prisoners etc.
But this year, they’ve really gone out of their way to upset women, ABC viewers, farmers, the elderly, lawyers, students, people who clearly don’t want to shake hands with the PM, victims of abuse, bushfires and floods, and those of us who think Parliament House shouldn’t be used as a private sex club.
Does this sound like the sane actions of a party that wants to be re-elected?
Or are they trying to find out how much abuse and out-and-out corruption the Australian public can take yet still vote for a conservative government (with no plan, policies or vision)?
As I pondered this thought, it also occurred to me that Labor may look keen, but they’re sort of pulling their punches.
It’s starting to look like a race where the winner comes in second.
I may be wrong (I often am), but what if I’m right?
This article first appeared in the Regrow Queensland e-zine. Check it out!