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DESPERATE: Greensparty leaders ditch “values” in desperate pitch for popularity

GreenspartydesperateThe Greensparty is really doing it tough without former leader Bob Brown, whose surprise retirement this year prompted a collapse in popular support for the ostensibly environmental but actually far-left party he co-founded.

From an early 2010 peak of 16% primary, as they basked in the warm inner glow of supreme leader Bob Brown’s retirement, their support in  Newspoll has halved to its lowest point in four years under the less appealing leadership of Christine Milne, a long-term Brown side-kick.

The plunge of support is causing quiet panic in the Greensparty, bringing with it a shock loss in the Melbourne state by-election in circumstances that made it perfect for Labor to lose and 15% swings against the NSW Greens at the last state election.

They initially tried blaming asylum seekers.

Now Milne is talking up their repudiation of long-maintained extremist specific policy commitments on death taxes, tax increases, attacking private schools and health insurance and so on, replacing them with less specific plans designed to make them slightly less unpopular.

It’s essentially an effort to conceal and mask the policy enthusiasms of their extremist membership that, in New South Wales, is heavily dominated by former communists and other leftist extremists.

The watering-down or selling-out of their extremist policies has been pushed by the Leader’s office under Brown and Milne for years but is only now being advertised after success earlier in the year in forcing reluctant Greensparty militant operatives at their party conferences – that are held in secret – to ditch policies that have caused embarrassment and derision for many years.

Believed to be critical of the move is Senator Sarah Hanson-Young, a leadership aspirant who tells all and sundry in Canberra’s Kennedy Room whine bar that she’s far more appealing than the current Greensparty leader and that she might make a move on her depending on the results of the next federal election.

The Greensparty is expected to gain a new Senator in Victoria, at the expense of Labor, although many expect they’ll lose the federal seat of Melbourne, as locals react against an MP who has ignored local needs and community groups because he’s been too busy hob-nobbing in Canberra.

Hanson-Young, a former Goth turned Christian turned Business-Class-Flying Cougar-Queen of Canberra Night Life, declared earlier this year:

That there’s a difference between the Greens’ values and the Labor values and that’s right: the Greens have values and the Labor party doesn’t.

It’s pretty easy to see the only thing the Greensparty values: popularity, power and perks.

Their nasty little juggernaut is sput-sput-sputtering in full public view: the crash promises to be highly amusing to watch.

UPDATE: Eric Abetz hasn’t missed them in his release:

Leader of the Opposition in the Senate
Shadow Minister for Employment & Workplace Relations
Liberal Senator for Tasmania

27th December 2012

Greens Platform Repaint won’t hide Red Undercoat

“The attempt by the Greens to hide their policies in general ‘principles’ is deceptive and will fail,” the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate, Eric Abetz, said today.

“The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age report today that the Greens have changed their platform to talk about ‘aims’ and ‘principles’ rather than explicit policy measures.”

“This is because the scrutiny of the Greens’ as a result of their Alliance with Labor – mainly in the Federal Parliament, but also in Tasmania and the ACT – has led to a series of electoral setbacks at state, territory and local government level.”

“The public has come to see that the Greens aren’t a group of benign environmentalists, but a hard left party intent on Marxist social engineering.”

Senator Abetz said that despite the Greens attempt at airbrushing policies like freezing funding for private schools, abolishing the private health insurance rebate and imposing death duties, the same extreme impulses would always dictate Greens’ policies.

“These Greens policies derive from Leftist ideological positions, with adverse consequences for jobs and society.”

“This year the public has seen the result of the Greens’ Carbon Tax policy which has cost jobs and driven up electricity prices,” Senator Abetz said..

“The public has also seen the disastrous results the Greens ‘open door’ attitude to border protection, which has seen Labor lose control of our borders to people smugglers.”

Senator Abetz said that cloaking their policies in generalities would not stop the Greens from being perceived as ‘loopy’ or ‘extremist’.

In the past year the public has also seen:
■ Many Greens, including Senator Lee Rhiannon, still support the vile Boycotts Diverstment Sactions campaign against Israel
■ In her earlier life as a leading Communist, Senator Rhiannon – who after two years has still not posted her promised detailed response to her ASIO file – had a meeting set up for her with the KGB’s station chief in Australia
■ Prior to entering the Senate, as a NSW Parliamentarian, Senator Rhiannon met and played ‘footsie’ with 911/truthers’ who deny that terrorists were responsible for the attack on the twin trade towers
■ Some Greens take the Party’s policy of ‘marriage for all’ to mean exactly that and advocate polyamorous marriage
■ A recent policy planning day where NSW Greens were instructed to imagine they were talking to aliens to outline their policies

“The Greens will always be ‘watermelons’ – Green on the outside and red inside – no matter how they cloak their policies.”
“The Greens need to actually repudiate their extremist policies before people will believe they’ve changed. Deciding simply not to talk about them simply will not wash,” Senator Abetz said.

Greensparty put values in trash compactor


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  1. Anyone with a mind that considers all Aussies and our own problems that need to be rectified BEFORE we give our taxpayer’s cash to overseas people, would never vote Green.

    Posted by GeoffM | December 27, 2012, 9:08
  2. Hanson-Young a Christian?

    You maketh me cough and splutter.

    Posted by BDS = Bigoted, Degenerate and Stupid | December 27, 2012, 10:25
  3. Let’s leave aside the fact that Abetz and other Coalition frontbenchers only ever talk about ‘aims’ and ‘principles’ rather than making specific promises. At least the Greens don’t talk about reviewing their way to office.

    Posted by Andrew Elder | December 27, 2012, 10:41
  4. At least she is more supported by her party than Gillard.

    Posted by anon | December 27, 2012, 13:36
  5. I love to hear about a plunge in support for the Commie Greens – tell me more…..

    Posted by anon2 | December 27, 2012, 14:18
  6. SHY has gone the full the Groucho Marx.

    “If you don’t like my principles, I have others”.

    Posted by Greensborough Growler | December 27, 2012, 18:44
  7. She is still much more popular with her party than Gillard hers.

    Posted by anon | December 27, 2012, 19:50
  8. As a nation, we really do need a sensible third party in the Senate as Don Chipp would say, “keeping the bastards honest”
    The Democrats for many years were successful in that role, but the Green filth are not an alternative.
    Bring back the Democrats! All is forgiven…
    Oh and for the record I would not sniff the seat of leathery old Christine Milne or that fascist Erica Bets, however Sara Hanson Young might be in with a shot if she had a good wash.

    Posted by Roy Tuswell Seat Sniffer | December 28, 2012, 6:51
  9. I did not know that the Watermelons had any principles. Milne reminds me of a hard up Schoolteacher who could not get any.

    Posted by Brimbank Party hack | December 28, 2012, 17:35
  10. SHY may well fail to get back in.

    The ALP and LNP are organizing against the Greensparty.

    They are more fragile than the majors as a slight decline in support could see their representation decimated.

    A leadership squabble, which is surely coming, could do what it did for the Democrats.

    Posted by Tom Jones | December 29, 2012, 15:31
  11. I predict that with the tightening of the two-party preferred vote before the Federal Election, the Greens may well be fighting the ALP for the final Senate seat in Qld, Vic, NSW, WA and SA and the ALP will win on the left over Liberal preferences in at least four of those states. The Greensparty will win a seat in Tasmania and probably in Victoria (where the Liberal vote is the softest) but nowhere else. There is a small outside chance that the ALP will be running third in WA and Queensland so its preferences will decide the contest between a fourth Liberal and the Greens. South Australia is also complicated by the Xenophon factor.

    Anyway, it’s still too early to be doing more than speculate but psephologists like Charles Richardson may have more firm views.

    Posted by Giuseppe De Simone | December 29, 2012, 20:29
  12. Bring back the Democrats. I laughed so large I split my stiches from my recent operation. Even though my blood flows on the floor I can’t stop laughing. The Democrats shagged and bonked themselves to death. At least they did it to each other. The Greens will do something similar but will try to fuck everything.

    Where’s Peter Singer for some guidance?

    H the B

    Posted by H the B | December 30, 2012, 17:26
  13. Dean Mighell and Adam Bandt brothers in arms…. both no good.

    Posted by jimmy | December 31, 2012, 16:19
  14. Greens want open borders and free heroin and injecting rooms for junkies, all paid for by taxpayers. It’s the policy equivalent of spoilt kids throwing a wild party at their parents place and advertising it on Facebook.

    Posted by Patriot | January 1, 2013, 2:40
  15. 50 / 05 Alp win vic

    Posted by Geof | January 2, 2013, 23:34
  16. The Greens are most likely to lose representation at the next federal Elections. If the main parties preference Wikileaks ahead of the Greens we could have a situation where the Greens are only returned in Tasmania.

    The Greens will become a victim of a flawed voting system where they will be left with the “Wasted Quota”.

    They have no one else to blame but themselves. They failed to address issues related to the way the vote is counted.

    Greens have no policy for electoral reform or the need to establish an accurate voting system that reflects the voters intentions.

    Live by the sword die by the Sword.

    Posted by DemocracyATwork | January 3, 2013, 23:46
  17. Gee I’m about as popular with the punters as that nasty rash Choo Choo got from that woman.

    Posted by Red Ted | January 4, 2013, 8:31
  18. house cleaning at branch one

    Posted by Freddy | January 4, 2013, 23:36
  19. I do hope Terry has a better year in 2013 with his innovative business at Colac Carpets, he is such a clever chap. I am really grateful Ma and Pa were so wealthy otherwise I might be only a suburban Land Shark like Frank from Malcolms. That said I do hope he has more tact keeping his strides up when there are willing ladies around.

    Posted by Red Ted | January 6, 2013, 23:37
  20. Hey Adam the Bandt

    Don’t live on the dole for a week – do this


    Posted by H the B | January 7, 2013, 7:10
  21. i hope choo choo isnt sharing mordialloc with paulie price and mikey tyler. bit second hand i’d suggest

    Posted by hello suckers | January 7, 2013, 8:11
  22. The GTM Express has been retired and the Mighty Baillieu Flyer has proven to be a massive disappointment.

    In 2013 it is time to find a new powerful locomotive to get behind. Time is running out.

    Posted by Choo Choo | January 7, 2013, 16:49
  23. My Twitter account has been blocked by the City of Melbourne Greens Councillors Cathy Oake and Rohan Leppert

    They obviously do not like open and transparent governance.

    Both support the holding of Councillor Forum meetings where issues are discussed and then decided by the administration under delegation without public scrutiny or oversight

    It makes a mockery of s89 of the Local Government Act which is supposed to guarantee rights for public to attend meetings of council. Open and Transparent government has declined in the last four-years in Melbourne.

    I expect such policies from the Greens. Their state conferences are held behind closed doors with the media denied access or right to observe. BUT I expect more from ALP advocates and elected officials.

    Carlton ALP branch member Richard Foster is no better, he also has been seduced by the administration and also supports closed secret sessions along with all other Melbourne City Councillors.

    Foster needs to decide whose side he is on. Advocate for democracy and the people or agent for the administrative ruling class. As it stands he is a liability for the ALP and its efforts to win back the Federal Seat of Melbourne

    Posted by Melbcity | January 7, 2013, 23:18
  24. One set of rules for all

    Posted by Long gone | January 8, 2013, 23:39
  25. I was very fond of Ollie such a shame he left us.

    Posted by Red Ted | January 10, 2013, 22:14
  26. Me thinks maybe a whole new party.

    Julian I think you are ONE Asylum seeker we do need. Can you let us know your policies please.

    Posted by Asylum Seeker Julian | January 12, 2013, 8:27


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