[LINK] End of the filter?
fpilcher at netspeed.com.au
Sat Aug 7 09:33:37 AEST 2010
> No need. The story says that they won't pass it, they'll block it
> even if not elected. We already know the Greens won't pass it in the
> Senate, where they will most likely hold balance of power, so it was
> easy for the Libs to jump on it. Don't buy a pup. This is pure
> politics to get the young vote.
I make you right. Both parties will change their position on this at the
drop of a hat.
Clearly Labor's number crunchers decided that they'd get more
fundamentalist Christian votes from the filter than they'd lose. Equally
clearly, the Libs' numbers went the other way and it's likely that
Labor's numbers are now saying the same, hence the furious
back-pedalling. Too late, I suspect. Conroy's foaming at the mouth over
this has damaged the Labor brand beyond repair for tens, if not
hundreds, of thousands of young (and not so young) voters.
The filter could well be the straw that's broken the Labor camel's back.
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