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  1. karaddin

    Aussie Thread: Democracy Sausage

    There is still potential for a lot of people to be harmed by this continuance of the worst of the policies from their last term (I can't hammer how horrifically harmful robodebt is enough) but on the selfish front I know I'll be OK if this is what happens. What scares me is if Morrison's "this was a miracle" wasn't a linguistic turn but literal - he's a Pentecostal with pretty out there religious views and if he (and his church) decide that this win was god ordained to fight back against the "sin" of the last years like same sex marriage things could get bad for me. I think his majority is tiny enough and the senate too opposed for that to actually happen after the postal survey, but I don't like to ignore how much "divine right" can twist a persons thinking. Hopefully he just wanted the crowd to respond to his "I believe in miracles" with "where're you from you sexy thing"
  2. karaddin

    Aussie Thread: Democracy Sausage

    Tassie has large swaths of the island that are genuinely fucked, there are no economic prospects and you're hitting regions with over 50% genuine can't read illiteracy. And neither party does jack shit for them, so they go back and forth hoping someone will eventually address it and no one does. Re: The polls - Labor apparently had internal polling that was only available to leadership that showed them never getting a majority so they knew this was coming. We met Albo at our polling booth yesterday (we won a raffle and he happened to be there so had a couple of photos with him) and Brook caught a glimpse of it in his reaction to a question. The members at large had no idea though. It means the polling can still be done right. Re: Messaging that cut through that I haven't seen mentioned here - Facebook memes were a big deal among the older cohorts this time and a big chunk of that was apparently "Death Tax" scare mongering which is wholly fabricated (despite being a very reasonable form of taxation) that actually cut through for what a lot of volunteers saw people talking about. Which is utterly fucked, another win for dirty politics.
  3. karaddin

    Aussie Thread: Democracy Sausage

    @Jeor that's true when the government is truly conservative in the sense of opposing change, that is not the modern coalition who try to make radical changes to society. They just get to frame it as not actually being changes. Things like robodebts have utterly wrecked people and it's not remotely fair or just and it's not the status quo.
  4. karaddin

    Aussie Thread: Democracy Sausage

    Shorten wasn't exactly from the left of the party though. They did try put up some progressive policies but thats a question of what rather than who. They'll just see their vote collapse to the greens if they completely abandon that because whether we're delusional or not, the left are sick of faillures to advance progressive causes.
  5. karaddin

    Aussie Thread: Democracy Sausage

    I think Albo has the charisma but scare tactics have proven pretty effective here and he'll get painted as a radical. I don't think Plibs will even throw her hat in at this point.
  6. karaddin

    Aussie Thread: Democracy Sausage

    I think this result suggests he should have resigned after the last one, he absolutely has to go now. The difference in how badly Labor were punished for Rudd/Gillard compared to the price that the Coalition have paid for Abbott/Turnbull/Morrison looks pretty glaring now. ETA: I think its Albo or Bowen that will get it and that neither of them have a chance of winning the next one - this assumption is why I think Morrison wins the next one too.
  7. karaddin

    Aussie Thread: Democracy Sausage

    If the mainstream is in step with you, then yeah I'm out of touch. Doesn't make it any less fucking reprehensible than you are though.
  8. karaddin

    Aussie Thread: Democracy Sausage

    Oh but don't you see, you can't change to Labor during an economic crisis because only the coalition are sound economic managers. Everyone already "knows" it and the media will do their job and parrot that that is the opinion of the country.
  9. karaddin

    Aussie Thread: Democracy Sausage

    Morrison will get another term at least, this is somehow going to last as long as Howards government.
  10. karaddin

    Aussie Thread: Democracy Sausage

    Well the one thing I almost got right was how early it would be called, only 30 minutes off. Fuck me dead. Have fun in Canada Pax.
  11. karaddin

    Aussie Thread: Democracy Sausage

    Crass or not, we were thinking the same thing
  12. karaddin

    Aussie Thread: Democracy Sausage

    If only the media actually challenged the narrative that Adani was actually about jobs rather than a prototype for an automated mine with minimal workers
  13. karaddin

    Aussie Thread: Democracy Sausage

    Looks like Jeor and I were wrong and the franking credit scare campaign was actually a winner for the coalition? I'm so fucking dismayed at the implications of this campaign for future elections. And what the fuck at how off the polling is looking, it would take a huge difference in the prepoll numbers to get close.
  14. karaddin

    Aussie Thread: Democracy Sausage

    It seems a Palmer supporter took this joke a bit too far Brook and I will be making a night of it too, the kids are even with their grandma lol. @Jeor I'm with you on the Senate being the real question, I'm just hoping for enough semi sane cross bench to make it workable rather than the bunch of racist->Nazi adjacent->explicit Nazi parties that were doubling the size of the Senate ticket.
  15. karaddin

    Aussie Thread: Democracy Sausage

    Hey, if the dick doesn't obscure your voting intention it might still be a valid vote?
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