Re: State Elections
Reply #16 –
The problem that I think is the best explanation of what is happening to the coalition, is they listen too much to the screaming idiots. For example Andrew Bolt , Alan Jones, people who think they matter because they live in an echo chamber with a lunatic minority , and take the loudest screams as a measure of support.
And there you have it, Spotted One. Well said.
The far right of the LNP has hijacked the entire party moving way too far away from the Menzies model, a more moderate model. It's like they're neurotically scared of looking too much like the Labor Party or are so mired in authoritianism / boys club mentality they've failed to notice the rapid changes in society, especially social media, women and many of the complex issues facing folks today.
One commentator suggested that the LNP has to do some soul searching. I'd suggest the HUN needs to do the same, they became a shameless promotional arm for the LNP, proving just how out of touch and lacking in influence they are (as you noted, Spotted One) listening too much to the archaic meanderings of their opinion writers who cater to a small, loud gang of malcontents (the angry/hate merchants). The LNP Feds should also take note of the voter's preference for more moderate leadership and far greater inclusiveness for women - the electorate is not much interested in patriarchy any more (apart from our malcontent friends).