Things can't get any worse for Scomo today with the nationals deputy speaker stunt, more train wreck interviews by nationals (afternoon briefing) and Libs alike (insiders on Sunday).I have a theory that the Labor Party is so un-electable that it doesn't matter how bad the LNP get - they'll still get re-elected.
Wannabe Joyce keeps stirring the pot (of baby poo) and it's flying thick and fast.
I was reading this report the other day written by Craig Emerson and Jay Weatherill trying to find causes for the stonking loss that the Labor Party suffered in May last year. They only lightly brush on the real reasons for the loss in my opinion. Page 59:
Labor lost support amongst its traditional base of lower-income working people. Economically vulnerable workers living in outer-metropolitan, regional and rural Australia have lost trust in politicians and political institutions. Not only are they alienated from the political process, they are too busy working and caring for their families to be concerned with issues they consider irrelevant to their lives. Indeed, they are often resentful of the attention progressive political parties give at their expense to minority groups and to what is nowadays called identity politics.
They don't give any more in-depth analysis to it than that; they just say that Labor lost touch with those people and didn't know how to reconnect with them. It just isn't good enough; they offer no solutions other than MORE welfare and MORE green policies when it's already been demonstrated to them that those policies aren't appealing to the people whose votes they need to win. People in rural and regional Australia are struggling and they need JOBS, good-paying stable jobs. Mind you, they're not getting that from the LNP either but they get told about coal mines closing and more green policies that will cost them money in electricity charges and they're repulsed.
The Labor Party is un-electable and they badly need to buy a clue because they don't have one. Tanya Plibersek desperately lashing out on Australia Day and trying to say that there needed be an 'oath of allegiance' with school children was a tiny hint of the ALP trying to re-orient their course toward populism but really their heart isn't in it: They're the original globalist Thatcherites and they offer nothing to the people whose votes they desperately need.