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Rachel Withers, an Australian writing in Slate, wonders, "What the bloody hell just happened in Australia?" The recent Aussie election was to that polity what the Trump triumph was to America, and the chattering class can't come to grips with it.
It's the Trump story all over again. All the indicators showed the Establishment Left (E.L.) candidate comfortably ahead. All the experts predicted E.L. victory. The polls showed it, the scribes touted it, and the talking heads agreed that the bloke who eventually won, one Scott Morrison, had no chance.
So why did he win?
No mystery. Whoever underwrites the E.L. in Australia is to blame for everybody getting it wrong. Well, that and the self-delusion the Left has become so famous for. People are tired of ineffectual government, and even more, they're sick to death of E.L. lies, obfuscation, thuggishness, and criminality.
Polling is not trustworthy because it's always rigged to favor the Left. Segments of polling populations known to tilt Left get larger representation in the samples. It happens all the time here in the States. People are now aware of it, and the more it persists, the less it convinces anybody.
There's also the known fact that conservatives are far more private than leftists, who scream their beliefs from the rooftops. Conservatives remain quiet to avoid leftist unpleasantness. Given the relative conservative silence, all the leftist racket may make it seem everybody favors the Left.
Finally, most people aren't leftist, but conservative. The average guy votes against somebody more than he votes for somebody else. The more lying and misrepresentation he sees and hears, the more it reinforces his determination to vote against the noise and the unpleasantness.
This electoral outcome may have been unpredictable, but anybody with any sense could see it wasn't impossible. We wish Mr. Morrison all success in Making Australia Great Again.
You ran away from DC, will you run to New Zealand now?
I'm not welcome in DC.
That has been made abundantly clear.
Actually it was Clive Palmer who ran with a Trump campaign.
He's a fat, rich idiot who shouts Fake News at the press, used a Make Australia Great slogan, boasts about his wealth (while cheating his workers out of their pay) and refused to listen to all the complaints of fraud and lies during his campaign.
Australian PM firm on climate change, in shades of Donald Trump
Scott Morrison is a heartless coward.
The Pacific island leaders were in tears, desperately trying to save their homes and their people.
Morrison couldn't give a shit who dies, as long as we can make money selling coal.
These two bastards can't see beyond their own greed.
"[I] get a little bit annoyed when we have people in those sorts of countries pointing the finger at Australia and say we should be shutting down all our resources sector so that they will continue to survive," he said.
"They will continue to survive, there's no question they will continue to survive, they will continue to survive with large aid assistance from Australia.
"They will continue to survive because many of their workers come here and pick our fruit."
Last year, Australia was among the world’s top investors in renewable energy in absolute terms and the biggest on a per capita basis.
Not make a blind bit of difference if the extra electricity does not displace fossil fuel generation.