Australia: tough on jihad Scott Morrison wins big in re-election, “shocks” media and pollsters
Sunday, May 19, 2019
PM of Australia
Jihad Watch : Yesterday, The Washington Post tried to set the stage in prepping for elections, using the same tired old tactics of attacking “populists“, levying accusations about the rise in tide of populists who are supposedly shifting ‘reasonable’, right-of-center folk to the so-called ‘far right’, and blaming the latter for “cultural conflict”
(instead of blaming jihadists and their Leftist enablers for eroding
democracy bit by bit). Then there was the inescapable Leftist compulsion
to malign Trump as WaPo did….
tend to think that our politics are unique and that President Trump has
caused all our political disruption. That’s not true. The same patterns
of populism, cultural conflict and the movement of well-off and
educated center-right voters away from their traditional party are
happening around the globe. Australia, which holds its national
elections …is a case in point.
article went on explaining that…”Nearly 30 percent of all Australians
are foreign-born, and the number rises each year, and that “this has led
to the rise of a new populist party, Pauline Hanson’s One Nation.
Hanson is a longtime anti-immigrant crusader who first rose to political
influence in the mid-1990s. The recent influx of immigrants, combined
with the increase in immigrants from Muslim countries, has given her a
second moment in the sun.” WaPo also referenced Morrison as emerging as a
compromise candidate, signifying its attempts to malign populism
and dismiss Morrison as a possibility. Polls did indicate that he would
lose, much like the Trump predictions right up to the ballot box.
The newly re-elected Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison was
humble in stating that “he had ‘always believed in miracles’ as partial
results showed the Liberal-National Coalition close to a majority,”
while mainstream media called the election results, “shocking”, perhaps
in part because it is difficult to easily brand Morrison since he is
seen as “center-right“.