QLD Election Blowback, this times it’s personal.

On March 24 2012 , the Word FUCK was heard around the world – QLD Election Blowback, this times it’s personal. by Delon de Circle en Rouge

One day you’re in power for 20 years dragging the state into the 21st Century and the next …Labor {is} falling short of official party status and relying on the incoming LNP government to grant it party offices, staff and resources* with only 6 seat won.

The blame lies with Anna Bligh and the Labor Party campaign. Anyone who had the sickening misfortune to watch the mawkish self-pity of Anna Bligh concede defeat before Saturday, can watch this and tell me would you vote, let alone volunteer to hand out How-To-Vote cards and campaign for our ALP cause, if you saw this video?

Campbell Newman didn’t win this election, nobody likes a smug millionaire with a chip on his shoulder. Although to be fair, a leader he is, much more so than Anna Bligh, and he managed to galvanise a talentless and listless bunch of LNP candidates from the reject shop. Whether they’ll be able to support his ‘vision’ remains to be seen.

ALP strategists should be immediately fired. They stuffed up our NSW campaign and completely fucked up our QLD one. Clearly a bold consistent message wasn’t in their planning. You can argue that Bligh broke plenty a promise; but you can argue that all politicians renege on promises when world reality collides with policy.

Time for a new strategy and strategists. Time for new leaders. Time for aggressive progressive policies. Time to Act. Time to bring in new and youthful ideas and enthusiasm. Time to destroy the left/right paradigm and deliver a more pertinent message one of which is the individual/community vs the Corporations as exemplified by the Occupy Movement. In this way the youth will come to think of ALP as a mainstream progressive political party that listens and not just a moderate Liberal Party that they’re fast becoming.

{edited to add: *source of this quote is behind a paywall – @redglitterx}


4 Comments to “QLD Election Blowback, this times it’s personal.”

  1. The different standards applied to women are the same different standards applied to all “Others”.
    An example I found on twitter today with some irregular verbs;Teh Middle class*receive* welfare benefits.Teh Working class*claim* welfare benefits. Immigrants*demand* welfare benefits.

  2. As if it matters now but Labor was in power for 14 years NOT 20.
    National party lost in 1998

    Women are held to a much tougher standard than men-Julia Gillard coud not have envisaged leading a minority governmet when she made her carbon pricing remarks.

    Now in all ways she is portrayed as untrusthworthy – by the self confessed ‘ I dont’ always speak the truth’ leader of the oppositiion.

    John Howard said never ever a GST – and broke that promise. Well defenders will cry he took it to an election.
    yes and Julia Gillard took a carbon pricing schene to the 2010 election too,

    In the West Colin Barnett breaks a promise but Julia Gillard tells a lie- different standards all the way

    • Howards core and non-core promises, you can break non-core promises apparently.

      Women have a hard time recovering from perceptions of dishonesty, because they are seen as being more honest to begin with, women first, politicians second. Also, politicians on the left are judged harsher, they get voted out for doing the very things that politicians on the right do, because their supporters think that those sneaky, manipulative skills are a quality trait.

      As for the 14 years, I wrote about that here: Why is counting to 14 so difficult for The ABC?, ABC in Brisbane called it 23 years in power – who knows where they got that figure.

      Thanks for all your great comments
      redglitterx for TurnLeft

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