Australia: The Greens are on the way down, wounded by incompetence, the waning of the great scare they fostered and the growing evidence of the terrible cost of their policies.
A leaked internal analysis showing it is on track to lose three of its nine Senate seats, as it reels from the loss of two of its most popular [sic] senators.
Sounding the alarm over the party’s plight, the Greens analysis also concludes the party is “losing the younger vote” despite a “priority” Greens effort to increase the party’s support among the young…
Relying on Newspoll surveys reported in The Australian, the document finds the Greens’ primary vote averaged 11.2 per cent in the year before the last election but fell to an average of 9.7 per cent in the year since.
Those at the greatest risk of defeat are Sarah Hanson-Young in SA and Mr. Bartlett in Queensland, assuming he replaces Ms. Waters.
To make things worse:
The Greens fear another blow to their standing after the furor as Senator Di Natale waits for confirmation he has renounced Italian citizenship.
Tasmanian colleague Nick McKim is yet to produce confirmation he has given up British citizenship.
Already gone this month for having dual nationality: deputy leaders Scott Ludlam and Larissa Waters.
The Greens face long-term decline:
THE global warming scare is receding, even if the vast warming bureaucracy ensures it does not yet die completely. The Greens look increasingly desperate as they warn of disasters that never come.
THE horrific cost of the Greens’ obsessions is becoming all too clear. Most critically, the massive rises in electricity prices are forcing voters to ask whether all this pain is worth the gain of the global warming faith preached by the Greens. For core Greens, this may not be a huge issue, but for Sunday Greens like the doctors’ wives, it’s a pain.
ISLAMIC terrorism has made the Greens happy-clappy multiculturalism and rage at Western society seem not just naive but dangerous. That rage – both at the West generally and Israel most poisonously – makes them sound too often like the peace wing of Islamic terrorists.
THE Greens’ watermelon faction, headed in Canberra by Senator Lee Rhiannon, is in rebellion, causing a split the party is struggling to paper over. Former Marxists and the militant far-Left never were much into cuddling koalas and hugging trees, and as the environmental movement declines, these modern Marxists will flex their muscles. But when did voters ever like their sort?
THEN there’s Di Natale. First, he lacks charisma. Second, he announced himself as a pragmatist – as much as a Greens leader can actually be pragmatic. But the Greens appeal to people who are adolescents in permanent and pensioned opposition to Daddy.
They scorn responsibility and are blind to consequences. They do not wish for all that comes with the ruling – other than the power to bully – which is why the Greens sharing power with the Gillard Government was so fatal. Hard-line Greens supporters do not make deals. They make demands. They are totalitarians.
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