Leftists are basically all the same
Tasmania has just had an election in which the conservatives won. So how did the Tasmanian Left handle the defeat? There is no doubt that the issues for tiny Tasmania, tucked away at the bottom of the world, are much less portentous than the issues for the great world power that is the USA. So surely we could expect that the response of the Tasmanian Left would be much less embittered and rage-filled than the response of the American Left when Donald beat Hillary?
It was not to be. The big issue in the Tasmanian campaign was the hardly earth-shattering question of whether gambling machines should be permitted. Despite that, the defeated Tasmanian Left erupted in anger and bad grace, accusing the conservatives of not having won fair and square.
So this similarity of results between Tasmania and the USA despite very different circumstances confirms that we have to go down to the psychological level to understand the Left. We have to face the fact that Leftists are born full of anger and hostility to the people around them. Reality doesn't interest them. They just hate it all.
Excerpt from a news report follows:
[Federal] Trade Minister Steven Ciobo has attacked the “extraordinarily ungracious” concession speech by Tasmanian Labor leader Rebecca White, calling Labor’s claims the Hodgman campaign was bankrolled by gaming companies as “sour grapes” and “absurd”.
Tasmania’s Hodgman Liberal government has been re-elected with a majority, after voters turned away from the Greens and shunned the Jacqui Lambie Network.
Ms White congratulated Premier Will Hodgman this morning after neglecting to do so in her concession speech last night.
“I’m incredibly proud of the Tasmanian Labor campaign, our candidates and the values and issues we fought for. We didn’t get there this time but we can hold our heads high.”
The Tasmanian Left too put up a woman for the top job, the blonde bombshell Rebecca White. Once again the Feminist theory that women will vote for another woman falls flat
[Federal Leftist leader] Bill Shorten also added his congratulations, but not without throwing in a pointed barb.
“Rebecca White and her team ran a positive, issues-focused campaign that reflected the best Labor values, against the Liberals who were backed by well-resourced special interests,” the federal Labor lader said in a statement.
“Bec has shown herself to be an energetic campaigner, and a strong and effective leader with a bright future ahead of her.”
Earlier Mr Ciobo said he was disappointed by the Labor response to losing the Tasmanian election last night, calling the party hypocritical given the amount of campaign money it receives from unions.
“I also find it frankly quite extraordinary that the Australian Labor Party, who are effectively a bought subsidiary of the union movement, would for a second start accusing anybody else of throwing too much money at a problem or advertising in excess of the amount that they can advertise,” Mr Ciobo told Sky News.
“I mean seriously? That is probably the most absurd thing I have heard in quite a while from the Australian Labor Party.”
Mr Hodgman claimed victory at 10.30pm on Saturday, thanking voters for sticking with his government, providing it a second term in majority.
While his opponents claimed the government had been purchased by advertising paid for by poker machine interests, Mr Hodgman said voters had rewarded the Liberals for “kickstarting” the economy.
Opposition leader Rebecca White conceded defeat but failed to congratulate Mr Hodgman, instead praising voters for putting his government “on notice”.
“The Tasmanian people have put this Liberal government on notice: today marks a new era in Tasmanian politics,” Ms White said.
“People want transparent, good government that is going to benefit them and not somebody’s rich mate.”
She said the Hodgman government was “nearly defeated” and blamed the cashed-up campaign against Labor by poker machine interests for the party’s failure to secure a better result.
“The Tasmanian people should be represented by the best representatives; not the richest,” she said, accusing the Liberal Party of “buying” seats in the parliament.