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Not exactly gracious in victory

By johnboy 10 September 2010 64

Senator Humphries has been officially given the nod by the electoral commission to retain his place.

His office has now sent out the sort of media release normally associated with a sore loser:


Despite the hundreds of thousands of dollars, the dodgy polls, and the blatant fear campaign run by the ACT Greens, at the end of counting they are 25 000 votes short of a seat in the Senate in the ACT.

What must be galling and disappointing to Greens supporters is that they were duped by a cynical campaign that promised near-certain victory but delivered the lowest swing to the Greens in the country. The hubris and dishonesty of this campaign by the Greens was simply breathtaking.

Even if this race had gone to preferences, the Greens would still not have come close.

Even with every single Labor preference, they would still be thousands of votes short of gaining the seat.

To tell their supporters that they needed less than 2000 votes to win when in fact they needed more than ten times that amount is a deception of genuine believers in the Greens’ mission.

Greens supporters would rightly be very angry at a campaign that employed a deceptive trick against their own supporters. They would also be angry and confused with a candidate who:

— backflipped several times over education policy
— drove a V8 4WD yet took photo ops on electric bikes
— didn’t know if she had private health cover, but campaigned against it
— denigrated the Australian Christian Lobby
— swore at the media, and
— flagrantly wasted hundreds of thousands of dollars on a campaign based on fear and mistruths and spin.

I am proud to serve every Canberran in the Senate once again, to stand up for local solutions and to be honest about who I am and what I stand for.

10 September 2010

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pepmeup 6:22 pm 14 Sep 10

The ACT Senators are voted in or out every election, so it wont be long before he is at the polls again, but he only needs 34% to get his quota, and the Libs will always have at least a 345 primary in Canberra. So he has the job for as long as the Libs endorse him.

I actually think he is a great senator, he seems to be part of our community and is friendly where ever you might see him. I actually couldn’t pick Lyn H-D or Lundy out of a line up. So at least GH is visible in our community

Grail 5:19 pm 14 Sep 10

Anyone who thinks The Greens are a one-trick pony hasn’t read their policies: – note that The Greens have their policies up all the time.

Liberal and Labor have some policies up for the moment, let’s see how long they stay up. Though when the Liberal Party has statements along the lines of “In the inalienable rights and freedoms of all peoples…” but at the same time promises to “stop the boats” I start wondering whether these people actually believe what they say they believe.

p1 12:57 pm 13 Sep 10

Outta Control said :

Large feature articles promoting climate change….

Promoting it’s health benefits or business opportunities?

Outta Control said :

…the branding of conservatives as sceptics, deniers….

Without making a judgement – someone who claims that global warming isn’t having a meaningful effect (or that they don’t know if that effect will be meaningful) is either denying it or sceptical of it.

Outta Control said :

…the open ridiculing of anybody daring to question the new religion (witness the treatment Lord Monckton received earlier this year)…

Because he comes across as such a stable believable character when compared to the people who do the research which he disputes.

Outta Control said :

…and the promotion of such things as Earth Hour.

Because using less electricity (even if CC is a false theory) is a bad thing?

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