As a smirking Scott Morrison prances about the country being hailed by the media and his party as the Messiah who performs miracles, claiming a mandate for anything he chooses to do, Labor seems not to have learned anything from their failure to sell themselves at the last election.
One after another, they front the media to tell us what a devastating defeat it was and how they must abandon their policies and start fresh, which seems to mean agreeing to more coal and gas mining, agreeing to tax cuts for the rich, and abandoning the fight to help the disadvantaged and protect the vulnerable and the environment.
But hang on.
The combined first preference HoR vote of the four parties who make up the Coalition is, at this point in time, 41.81% of the electorate. Labor and the Greens combined got 43.45% of the first preference vote.
Why isn’t Labor shouting this from the rooftops and putting the Coalition on notice that a greater number of Australian people voted for the progressive parties directly and they are duty bound to represent the people who did so?
The Labor Party needs to stop listening to polls and focus groups and advertising gurus and start showing the confidence of leaders who know the path that must be taken in the future and the ability to communicate honestly as to why.
Stop acting like losers.
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