November 29, 2010
THE FUNDAMENTAL FLAW IN THE OBAMA-USHERS-IN-A-NEW-LIBERAL-DAWN THESIS...:
Labor facing disaster in three states (Andrew Carswell and Simon Benson, 11/29/10, The Daily Telegraph)
LABOR is in crisis across three states and faces a political disaster nationally as its dismal standing with voters puts Prime Minister Julia Gillard's health reform agenda in serious doubt.
Victoria's cliffhanger election rests on the count of pre-poll votes in the seat of Bentleigh.
As a shellshocked Labor copped a surprise electoral routing in Victoria, the national health plan is now likely to be a casualty, with both the NSW and Victorian Coalitions confirming they would refuse to sign up to the deal in its current form.
Adding to the party's woes was a near union-led leadership coup against South Australian Premier Mike Rann and NSW Premier Kristina Keneally facing her own union-related crisis.
...was always that it was at odds with the politics of the rest of the Anglosphere. Our electorates have the parties of the Left on a danged short leash at the End of History. Posted by Orrin Judd at November 29, 2010 6:10 AM