It's OK to be White and other dogwhistles - the Australian politics thread


#294

Hawke’s death is a terrible and tragic reminder of how far politics has sunk in this country.


#295

Imagine a leader with his charisma, bottle and forward thinking now. Sad he didnt get to see this weekend.


#296

Voted first thing in the morning. 35 numbers to get through the whole of the above the line in the Senate. Absolutely ludicrous.

That choice at around number 20 between racists, bigots and anti-vaxxers really makes you think.


#297

I’ve known who I wanted to vote for for months but when they gave me the ballot paper I couldn’t find Jacinda Ardern’s name anywhere.


#298

Today’s the day, can finally punt this do nothing government into the bin where they belong.


#299

#300

Just got home after eight hours on the booth. Feeling pretty nervous about tonight.


#301

So nervous, cmon Australia, don’t fuck this up.


#302

Worked the high commission in Singapore. Overseas voters are muppets. No, you are not enrolled in Singapore. This is not an electorate.


#303

Jesus, is it too early to get worried?


#304


#305

Nope.

People are idiots. They’re returning a government full of self interest led by a vacuous suit because tha vacuous suit wears a baseball cap.


#306

I’m getting very nervous.


#307

A swing TO Peter Dutton. Queensland is fucking garbage.


#308

No it isn’t. Even if Labor was a big favourite (which they aren’t), another 3 years of Liberals in power is going to be an absolute disaster for this country. These 6 years have been bad enough.


#309

I was ready to celebrate tonight but this looks really grim so far.


#310

Swings all over the shop. This is so weird.


#311

Yeah, their policy on climate change (tumbleweed) should’ve been enough to see them absolutely annihilated at this election.

I can’t believe its as close as it is, given the Liberals literally went to an election without a single policy of note.


#312

We also have to consider postal voting has been massive this time around. Maybe that’s what is skewing some figures, as well.


#313

Looks like Abbott will lose Warringah :smiley: