The strangest thing happened on ABC Melbourne radio on Tuesday. The station that talks them up the most spoke the most brutal truth to the Greens flower-power.
Jon Faine, who normally gives the Greens party a good run, and is targeted by systematically organised Greens party talkback callers to ensure their lines are heard, declared they had had their “GST moment” by voting with the Liberals and National party on “asylum seekers”.
This refers to the decision of Australian Democrats Senators to vote with the Liberal government on the GST. It was a devastating blow to the inner-city lefties who voted for the Democrats, so much so they abandoned them and mostly went to the Greens party.
Amusingly, Faine gave this analysis while Greens leader Greg Barner was waiting to be interviewed, where the poor bloke finally conceded that the Greens party had failed to win the Melbourne by-election.
Michael Danby: I think the state Melbourne by-election shows the party’s over for the Greens
It was a theme picked up yesterday by Michael Danby, the federal member for Melbourne Ports who told the press:
“The Greens have discredited themselves with many inner-city voters I talk with every day by voting with the Liberals on asylum seekers. Frankly I’ve been struck by the magnitude of the criticism I hear of their self-indulgent and viciously ideological position on asylum seekers, that is costing lives.
“I think the state Melbourne by-election shows, the party’s over for the Greens political party. Victorian Labor has shown a successful formula for questioning the Green Political party policies on: defending non-government schools, their support for death taxes and their hardline foreign policy and anti-market views. Thanks to Daniel Andrews, people are really starting to take a second look at the Greens and they do not like what they see.”
A big problem for the Greens. Their attempt to answer one of the great moral issues of our time was to commission a market-research firm to justify their decision to vote the Liberals/Nationals to perpetuate the current policy that gives an immigration outcome prize to anyone willing to risk their lives at sea. It’s disgusting, and it’s unsustainable. No amount of poll-driven justification can spin their vile stupidity on this issue.
Beyond perpetuating a policy that’s causing deaths at sea, the Greens party is surrounded by problems of its own making.
Now, the Sex Party looms as a threat not so much from the left but from the racy edge of cool. The Sex Party is fun, their people look like porn-stars (they probably aren’t) or adult shop customers having a bit of a laugh. And fun is of course the enemy of the Green, the self-righteous sour-faced inner-city elite who – as so brilliantly described by possible future Senator Fiona Patten as “stand-offish, far-left, anti-sex feminist moralists.” There are many senior Greens party officials who regard sex workers as drug-addicted slaves and this is the cause of some tension between the two parties.
While the Greens party is floundering, the Sex party goes from strength to strength, drawing on the support of those who think the Greens party take themselves far too seriously.
There’s a nasty edge to the Greens which we saw up close and personal in their goon Alexi Lynch who we busted handing out for Stephen Mayne.
There’s a patronising racist streak too. Check out this disgusting commentary from a Greens campaign worker on the occasionally-hacked website of a left-wing email newsletter who seemed outraged that non-Anglos could get involved in politics. If you want to understand why we really don’t like the Greens political party, why we think they ought be “destroyed at the ballot box” this is it:
UPDATE: If you want a glimpse into the future, see what’s going down in Germany: