After 20 years at the helm, the socialist Labor party met with humiliating defeat yesterday in state elections.
It’s doubtful this wipeout will get much, if any, play in America’s Democrat-controlled media, however. The Obama media will be fearful that Americans might get some funny ideas.
After all, we are meant to believe that socialism is inevitable, and that the entire world is begging for it.
This upheaval suggests that the contrary might be the case; that the silent majority is waking up and saying, ‘enough!’
Well, one can hope, anyway.
Good on ya, Aussies!
American Thinker – A political earthquake measuring 10.0 plus on the Richter scale rumbled and the accompanying unprecedented political tsunami surged over the entire State decimating the socialists in the State of Queensland as a consequence of the State election held yesterday (Saturday 24th March).
In the 89 Seat House of Assembly the Labor Party (the socialists) had been in government for twenty (20) years with 52 seats in the House. The conservative opposition, the LNP (Liberal National Party) led by a retired Australian Army major achieved a massive swing of 17% resulting in attaining 78 Seats in the new Parliament as opposed to their 31 Seats in the previous Parliament. The socialists were reduced to a mere 7 Seats thus losing their status as an official Parliamentary party and losing public funding.
Political pundits, socialists and of course the MSM are stunned. Some of the descriptions being bandied about include: massacre, carnage, blood-bath, annihilation, decimation etc. Former Premier and predecessor of Premier Bligh, Peter Beattie, is speechless. This is a bloke who has never been lost for words.
History has been made in Australia and of course in the “Smart” State (coined by Peter Beattie) and Queenslanders have shown that they are indeed smart but not in the manner as expected by the socialists who are accustomed to assuming that their lies, their spin and their propaganda were impenetrable. Some of the Seats lost by the socialists had been held by them for 100 years.
The result means that the socialists will need some 15 years to re-build and may not warm the government benches for a generation. (more >>>)
What others are saying:
Brisbane Times > Recriminations flare after Labor wipeout
LABOR has been virtually erased from the Queensland electoral map, causing Anna Bligh to quit politics, severely damaging Julia Gillard’s chances of staying in government and fuelling bitter recriminations.
Sydney Morning Herald > Labor looks down the barrel after Queensland rout
THE Queensland Labor Party, all but wiped from the electoral map at the weekend, is now reduced to a frantic search for a leader after a ”heartbroken” Anna Bligh announced yesterday she was quitting Parliament.
Radio Australia > Bligh quits after historic defeat
A new political era is dawning in Queensland, with the Liberal National Party poised to take the biggest parliamentary majority in the state’s history.
Labor suffered a crushing defeat at the polls and has been reduced to just a handful of seats in the 89-seat Parliament.
Wall Street Journal > Headache For Gillard As Queensland Labor Party Loses Heavily
The Labor Party suffered a landslide defeat in elections in Australia’s Queensland state late Saturday, a result that underscores the battle facing Prime Minister Julia Gillard and her party at federal level when voters go to the ballot boxes in 2013.
Queensland’s outgoing premier, Anna Bligh, who won plaudits for the way she handled some of the worst flooding in decades last year but failed to turn around her party’s flagging fortunes, retained her seat on a night when many of her cabinet colleagues were voted out.
Canberra Times > Queensland shows Labor brand is toxic
Federal opposition leader Tony Abbott says the crushing win by the Liberal National Party (LNP) in Queensland shows the Labor brand is toxic across Australia.
Mr Abbott said Labor MPs around the country would be very worried because governments which aren’t competent lose ”big time”.
”I think the Labor brand has become toxic and the only way for the Labor Party to recover is to have a good long hard look at itself, to rediscover what it believes in, what it stands for, who it represents and also to regain a bit of political integrity,” Mr Abbott told Sky News.
Labor heavyweights and federal MPs from the sunshine state say action is needed to ensure the weekend’s bloodbath is not mimicked at a federal election due next year.
Former premier Peter Beattie said the party was in crisis.
Mr Beattie told the ABC Prime Minister Julia Gillard needed to “buy a house here” to ensure federal MPs got their message out.
“We have to rebuild or the Labor Party can lose the next federal election in Queensland alone,” he said.
“We have to sell what the Labor Party’s done or we will face a similar wipeout here.”
Outgoing premier Anna Bligh quit Parliament after the rout that saw her government lose more than 40 seats and retain only seven.