Vote Compass, The Incredible Election Result and How to Beat Abbott

5 Nov

It is astonishing that, when so few like Abbott or think him credible, nor like his policies, that he was voted into government. It proves the success of the simplicity of his oppositional campaign, which lasted five years, the last three especially intense and vitriolic, and fed into the basest of fears and created doubt. Apart from the rusted on, who will always and only vote LNP, Australians are quickly coming to realise things are not as they seem or were promised. There is still fear and doubt, but without it being dissipated by a ‘competent’ government, it will quickly be transferred to where it belongs, this current government which has come to power in what might become the most infamous win in Australian political history.

The Australian Independent Media Network

Some people keep asking how Tony Abbott won the election. When they’re told that not everyone thinks like they do, they’ll sneer that some people don’t think at all. And they’re possibly right, but not in the way they expect.

Let’s start with the ABC Vote Compass, which according to the website:

“Vote Compass is an educational tool developed by a non-profit group of political scientists and hosted by the ABC. Answer a short series of questions to discover how you fit in the Australian political landscape.”

So, for those of you who didn’t try it, people were asked to do a survey on how they felt about individual issues and then they were told which party was most closely aligned to their world view.

It’s only when one stops and considers this, that it becomes either frightening or obvious. Or both. So, in spite of the fact that the…

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