...You keep talking about her like she's going to sew yellow stars on the coats of people she doesn't like - it's hysterical and not true. ...
Don, I detect some reactionary nastiness creeping into your posts in defence of this person.
Personally, I think your wishful thinking is boxing you into a corner.
From my observations, it’s the same woman but a bit more politically savvy - until someone puts her on the spot. Press a button and that ugliness oozes out.
...And again - whose fault it is really that the major parties have a declining primary vote? Is that Pauline's fault or is it the fault of the major parties who don't offer the public something they can vote for? ...
Sure she’s attracting LNP voting extremists who’d never vote Labor anyway, and sucking Labor votes by playing the battler card whilst Labor is MIA. However One Nation is far from mainstream and doesn’t represent the vast majority of people who vote for someone else.
Voters are consumers and their choices aren’t always rational. Being disgruntled or emotional is hardly rational thought.
...Her horrible spiteful agenda - like making Exxon Mobil pay tax? Like trying to save what's left of manufacturing? ... We have to do something urgently to stop this madness, this stupid belief in 'trade agreements' and 'free markets' that are really just about more off-shoring, more unemployment and less opportunity for the bottom half...
At best it's simplistic to think she is going to change those things. She’s extremely conservative and will promptly drop any economic change opposed by those influential people who back that side of politics, such as Gina.
Any doubts, go through her voting record in the senate and what if any concessions/deals the Government provided.