Australian Politics – Why The Greens Are Dying

Posted on Fri 07/21/2017 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~

The Greens Party Of Australia is 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.

The result:

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:

Australian Greens Party Leadership Team, Senators Ludlam, di Natale and Waters.

The Greens fear another blow to their standing after the furore 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, born in New Zealand, and Larissa Waters, born in Canada, both neglecting to renounce their former Countries after taking Australian citizenship, when dual nationality is not allowed for members of the Australian parliament.

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 are becoming onto 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 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.

Andrew Bolt writes for the Herald Sun, Daily Telegraph, and The Advertiser and runs Australia’s most-read political blog. On week nights he hosts The Bolt Report on Sky News at 7pm and his Macquarie Radio show at 8pm with Steve Price.

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