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Sat, Oct. 9th, 2004, 10:05 pm
Election Armageddon

My worst case scenario that I posited earlier has apparently come true. Family First has 2% of the vote in the Senate in Victoria, but political pundits have given them a seat in the Senate because of the flow of preferences. Remember that the Australian Democrats helped to bring this about. Never forget. The Coalition has half of the Senate and Family First holds the balance of power. Expect to see a socially conservative government lurch further to the right to appease this tiny hate-filled minority. I feel sick.

Sat, Oct. 9th, 2004 11:55 am (UTC)
darth_phylos

Guess Howard can now just push through legislation to make himself King Johnny the 1st now, and be done with it...
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Sun, Oct. 10th, 2004 03:36 pm (UTC)
quentincoyote

"This will put us another 3 or 4 years behind the rest of civilisation."

Well, I dunno... we'll see how we do over here, after Nov. 2nd. :-/

*hugs both of you*

Sun, Oct. 10th, 2004 02:14 am (UTC)
jagafeh

The coallition ran a campaign of fear, people voted out of fear, and now everyone is going to get what they voted for...FEAR!