When Bob Brown calls anti-carbon tax protesters whingers, it is not surprising. It’s a shocking attack on ordinary Australians, but he isn’t alienating any greens voters.
“But it has got the moaners’ brigade in town to moan about everything in general and nothing in particular…It’s just a general smorgasbord of whingers.”
When Anthony Albanese, the guy with the braces who sounds like John Howard, belittles and dismisses the rightful anger of those participating in the convoy, it is the ultimate betrayal. The laughter from the rest of his party was shocking.
“The Convoy of No Consequence outside. The Convoy of No Consequence, Mr Speaker. The Convoy of No Consequence, where a coupla hundred people gathered with no support from the mainstream organisations, the people who believe in one world government.”
These are traditional labor voters, the people whom the once-respectable labor party are suppose to stick up for. When you have a senior labor figure mocking a peaceful protest and dismissing the protesters as conspiracy theorists, you have a labor party which cannot be saved. It is the ultimate act of treachery, from which there is no forgiveness.
Let’s consider the political strategy here. Labor abandons its traditional support group, the workers, in favour the urban elite, a minority. Not only are these urban elite not representative of the Australian people, such is their insignificance, they are also greens voters. They want to jostle with the greens for a minority of voters, at the expense of the blue-collar workers, pushing them to the libs/nats.
They are not just a bunch of traitors, they are stupid too.