Sinc noted in March last year that they have done very badly at the State level, and that was before the recent Queensland election.
Before that SamuelJ called for the lancing of the Green carbuncle.
The demographic of the Green supporters, rich but doomed to extinction.
Can the Greens survive their success? After they achieved the balance of power in the Senate.
Up to date the Greens have been able to travel under the radar of serious examination of the consequenes of their policies… Wait until Joe and Jane Citizen find out the costs and other downsides of Green thinking. It is well documented that a lot of people are prepared to talk green but keep their hands firmly in their pockets (or out of them) when it comes to parting with their hard-earned.
The Greens appear to attract two very different kinds of people, some of the hard core activists appear to be people who would have been communists in a previous generation and most of their followers are probably young people who think that Green is Good without having enough economic savvy or experience to know that they are doing. Their capacity to learn and re-think their position will be the key to whether the Greens have reached the high point of their popularity, whether they can gain more support, or whether they sink.
A small segment on The Bolt Report on market research on support for “the green brand” does not play well for the green future.
Nothing demonstrates the failure of our media and commentators than the free pass they gave to the lunatic and wrecker Bob Brown. But Andrew Bolt wondered whether the worms were turning in the last few months and that may have been the trigger for Brown to exit.
But something has quietly shifted in the media coverage. The bell has cracked.
The largely missed truth is that this past year has been a disaster for Brown, who suddenly seems not avuncular but angry, not reassuring but dangerous.
And this has come just when the public is feeling the sharp pain of his green agenda. No wonder he’s going while that going is good.
We were warned! Look at the state of Tasmania, the original base of the Bob and the Greens!
A reminder of the full suite of Green policies, summarizedfrom a collection of papers.
Andrew McIntyre of the Melbourne-based Institute of Public Affairs wrote the introduction to this 145 page collection of 22 short pieces on the policies of the Greens. He pointed out that the lack of commentary on Green policies has been an extraordinary failure of our media. This is probably beause for a long time they were regarded as a single issue party and too small to matter outside Tasmania.