The ABC reports that the Greens rather fancy their chances of knocking Gary Humphries out in the upcoming Federal election.
He’s probably one of the more decent human beings in federal politics but that seems to be unlikely to save him from general disgust with the Howard Government in this town.
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Don’t make me laugh. Two words…..Deb….Foskey
Lives in a different universe to the rest of us
More importantly, there is enough of a Liberal rump in this town to mean that they’ll still poll higher than the greens. You’ll notice that, even in that raving hotbed of socialism, the Legislative Assembly, there’s still way more Libs than there are Greens.
The greens are very good at being a protest party (much better at it than the Democrats, who attempted to negotiate with the liberals – thus their decline), but they’re not a party anybody takes seriously for the task of actually governing…
Vote Greens locally and send Stanhope out on his ass.
Pandy, are you trying to make us laugh?
There’s pretty much zero possibility of the local greens forming a coalition with the Libs – they’d vaporise their support base immediately.
Let’s hope Gazza gets a bit of a fright. Might make things a bit interesting and if its tight encourage some pork barrelling. I’ll vote for the person who promises to erect and person border check points at the exits from West Belco.
Balance of power simbo. Sure they wont form a coalition, but maybe there will be more wheeling and dealing from the cnuts in power. It would surely clip Stanhopes wings.
Elect a single issue party and watch the fun. After the performance in the NSW election (legalise ice…..but sorry I’ve never met an ice user or have any practical life experience of the situation) the Greens, aside from environmental issues, stand for nonsense.
I yhink Deb has some good thoughts. read hansard.
Like living in a government house whilst earning over $100K/year.
She wouldn’t know her arse from her elbow.
Her latest about the Grassby monument was ‘at least an artist is getting paid’. Really great stuff
simbo: ahh, but all that needs to happen is for garry’s support to slip below a quota – then labor preferences (which can be expected to moderately favour the greens) will be distributed, which could put the greens candidate over the line. Maybe.
No chance in hell of this happening. They tried this stunt in ’04 and didn’t even come close. They would need a strong minor party vote to push Gazza to preferences but the minor party vote is too small.
The only other possible minor parties to run are the Dems, the Socialist Alliance, the Christian Dems and the Liberal Dems – together they will struggle to receive 5%. It is just not enough.
Yeah lets means test all Government housing.
When was a Labor member like MacDonald or Gentleman ever seen at a community forum or quoted as saying somethin intelligent? At least Deb gets around the hustings unlike the other two sitting on their faction bums.
You’re sounding like a moonbat Pandy.
They tried this in 04, didn’t work, and it won’t work this time.
Deb did good work on the Narrabundah Caravan park (she warned the govt what could happen ahead of time – they chose not to listen and are now up for millions.)
She was also proactive on the dragway. And at least with the greens there is no pretence and tricks. You know what they stand for and they keep to their ideologies.
The dopey Greens and Democraps have for years trying to win a Senate position in the ACT but have failed even with high profile candidates. Humphries, as our only Government representative has done a good job and should be returned anyway.
Hazs Humphries actually done anything.
he stood up for Screensound – which was then absorbed into the AFC anyway. And he crossed the floor on Gay Marriage. I can’t think of a single other thing he has done or said.
seepi it is obvious that you are a feral green so nothing said here would change your mind.
That’s reaching out!
Why is nobody asking what Bob McMullen has ever done? I know, I know, different electorate, but someone should try to give him a run for his money.
In my experience he responds quickly to letters, but takes no action.
Not just different electorate Louise but different house. Humphries is in Senate, Honest Bob is in Reps. Word around labor traps is that Bob is no shoo-in for pre-selection this time round anyway
You really need to get your traps cleaned then Heavs, i don’t even think it’s going to be contested.
Just Young Labor hacks on the piss talking it up Areaman. As they do.
democrats came about when ‘soft’ or ‘wet’ liberals followed chipp out of the liberal party.
instead of voting alp you coudl vote democrat.
it was a party with some core values, and the ability to use balance of power to negotiate reasonable outcomes.
then it was infiltrated by opportunists and started to lean left.
traditional democrat outcomes were seen as ‘betrayals’ etc. the hysteria over the gst negotiations is the greatest evidence of this.
sadly, the party is heading for oblivion.
but have the greens taken on the democrat role ?
they are too radical and ideologically driven.
this wont translate into core electroate support beyond maybe 5%.
the votes will get sucked up by preferences, prob to the ALP.
if you dont think the major parties are aware of the danger of splitting votes off from the three majors, read richardsons ‘whatever it takes’ tome.
when it comes to measuring their electoral support, the greens are like fishermen.
What about a new party: the “Imadecenthumanbeing Party?”
a riotact party – cant hurt the RA profile –
with a firm grounding in justice (well, a commitment to arbitrary violence doled out by uncaring members of the constabulary) you can harness the imagination of the public with the return of capital punishment in the capital! a great policy Im sure will at least garnish support from existing riotacters.
you mean people just like you?
After the Greens comment on legalising drugs I think they’re boned. As they should be.
“What about a new party: the â€œImadecenthumanbeing Party?â€”
It’s a rare pollie who’ll admit to being a total bastard.
Is it time to retire the tally room?