The future for the LDP.

That future is us. We just have to take it.

If one thing can be deduced from the election it is that while the voters were in a mood for change, they were not in any way satisfied with the options that were there to change to. The enlarged vote for the Greens should not be interpreted as a general desire within the population for a move to the hard left, which the Greens represent, but disillusionment with both major parties. The Greens were the only party other than the big two who gained any publicity, so that in the eyes of the voters they were the only known quantity that was not Labor or Liberal.

We had mixed results, from a top of 5.5% in Gippsland where our candidate Ben Buckley was a well-known and popular local councilor, to lower ones in some of the more hotly contested seats. The important thing is that each and every one of them stepped forward and gave it his or her best. Sure there is disappointment, there is more down the track.

The Senate was good for us in the Eastern States; especially in NSW where Glen Druery appears to have made it to the last two left standing for the sixth seat, and Queensland. SA and WA didn’t do too badly for states where we have yet to establish much of a presence. We improved in every contest where we have been before.

We have a lot of scope in Queensland, given the report in the Courier that Labor has lost around 13% since the last state election but the LNP has only managed to pick up a bit over 2% of it. I tend to watch the LNP with a sense of disappointed bemusement in that they seem to have no idea of the way forward, they don’t look like a party ready to govern even in comparison with Labor, which is governing very badly. Their only chance of winning is for Labor to stay really bad, and even then I doubt they can have much confidence of getting across the line and if they do, they will be another one term government.

The same applies federally; as with the absolute shambles that Labor is and was, the Liberals were not really able to capitalize on it to the point of winning. They had every chance but failed to really define themselves as a real alternative to what was there already. When Abbott blocked the ETS he made the Liberals look credible, they were a real alternative. Since that time they have lost the plot and ended up going to the election as Labor lite, or not Labor.

We are rapidly moving toward the situation where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission. The Liberals do not offer an alternative to this because they are no longer a liberal party, but a conservative one and now represent just another face of big government and the nanny state.

We have a population looking for an alternative, and we are the only one. We in the LDP are the only party that intends to halt this decline into authoritarianism and reverse it. We are the only party that understands that the real solution is to reduce the size, scope and cost of government before we reach the situation where every dollar in the country finds its way into the hands of the state to be redistributed at great cost through a massive bureaucracy back to us in the manner that the current social engineers deem to be appropriate.

Let it not be:

We are a nation becalmed. We have lost the brisk pace of diversity and the genius of individual creativity. We are plodding along at a pace set by centralized planning, red tape, rules without responsibility, and regimentation without recourse.” – Barry Goldwater. 1964

14 thoughts on “The future for the LDP.

  1. Can someone please moderate Ma sealake’s comments? They are no more than spam. Put his/her IP on an auto-moderate list, and release any that have something to say, if you don’t want to block him/her completely.

  2. They had every chance but failed to really define themselves as a real alternative to what was there already. When Abbott blocked the ETS he made the Liberals look credible, they were a real alternative. Since that time they have lost the plot and ended up going to the election as Labor lite, or not Labor.

    I can’t agree with this at all. This election saw more real policy difference between the 2 major parties in any election since Fightback! Abbott went to the polls saying “we aren’t going to do anything”, which was a brave call, and far better than any government on either side has done for a long time.

  3. “I can’t agree with this at all. This election saw more real policy difference between the 2 major parties in any election since Fightback!”

    This makes me appreciate that Beazley would have been a good PM.

    I think Yobbo is both right and wrong. It depends if you define the similarity as the stated position of labour doing nothing but meddling across the economy, or Abbots brave stand to do nothing or his lack of will to roll back Rudd’s ignorant Christian socialism, or more desireably, get back to something more like Fightback!

    That said, I don’t think the LDP will have done it’s job unless it sticks to its principles, grows, cotninaulyl refines policy, runs candidates everywhere, earns Govenrment in at least one State and once Federally, then becomes entrenched as the premier of two alternatives.

    I may well be a grandfather before this happens, but I play the long game, as much as I want a more radical liberal agenda implented now.

  4. What democratic societies should learn a lessen from Australia election 2010:
    1. What time bombs will rock Australia democratic society?

    The Australia historical hung parliament demonstrated the big gap of inequality society between the small educated elite groups who get highest pay by talk feast used mouth work controlling live essential resources of the country in every social platforms against the biggest less educated groups who get lowest pay by hands work squeezed by discriminative policies that sucking live blood from poor/less wealth off?

    Voters’ voices do not hear?
    Voters’ pains do not ease?
    Voters’ cries do not care?

    1. Poverty will not be phase out if no fairer resources to share;
    2. Illness will not be reducing if no preventive measurement in real action;
    3. Agriculture will not be revitalize if urbanization continuing its path;
    4. Housing affordability will not be reach for young generation if government continues cashing from young generation debt by eating out the whole cake of education export revenue without plough back;
    5. Manufacture industry will shrink smaller and smaller if no new elements there to power up to survive;
    6. Employability will not in the sustainable mode for so long as manufacture and agriculture not going to boost.

    Ma kee wai
    (Member of Inventor Association Queensland since 1993)

  5. You simply lost in the real world, as this is a freedom site for everyone to coment? or a bundle of political scam?

    Thing before to put your comment that to destry freedom???

    masealake

  6. It sounds like she’s putting her comments through some bad translation software. Regardless, she still spams the same comments over and over again.

  7. There are five type of human being in this land, what type are you? just put up yourself??? look at below 5 og them where we are belonging:
    1. Power user
    2. Brain user
    3. mouth user
    4. Knowledge user
    5. Hand user
    You are certain would not be the first, I quested more likely 3???

  8. May I telling you that I am belonging the second type, not by claim by self, by qualification: by worldwide patents, right?? show yourself?????

  9. When I responding to the name of Jarrah, instead you also Fermista, you have no gut that to use two name in this web to spit to that people you disagreed???

    What freedom you have?? even afraid people put you up for hang?????????????????????????????????????? you get lost from real value comments??????????????????

  10. Look at this comment Jarra/Fermista???? this even relating to you???

    or the same person of What democratic societies should learn lessen from Australia election 2010:
    1. What voters crying for reforms not just parliament, but for all department?
    Voter’s pains did not link to high income Politicians and Bureaucracy.
    The Australia historical hung parliament demonstrated the big gap of inequality society between the small educated elite groups who get highest pay by talk feast used mouth work controlling live essential resources of the country in every social platforms against the biggest less educated groups who get lowest pay by hands work squeezed by discriminative policies that sucking live blood from individual poor/less wealth off?

    Voters’ voices do not hear?
    Voters’ pains do not ease?
    Voters’ cries do not care?

    Voter is crying for department reforms over 70 years that resulting a 2010 Hung Parliament?
    An iceberg example of voter’s crying:
    “……it seem to me there was an unfair to treat me when the merit of “Claim for Disability Support Pension or Sickness Allowance” form in detail clearly defy 15 hours classify the cut off point for acceptance, when comparing to my early assessment completed in June this year that it has the merit less than 8 hours (0-7) work capacity due to my long term medical impairment since an injury occurred in 2005”…….
    It was disappointing where the push of Parliament reform that mainly to brink good news to all MPs by the individual MPs during this year historical hung parliament in 70 years, and the reform did not including all Government Departments where it would directly brink good actions to all voters/or people?

    Ma kee wai
    (Member of Inventor Association Queensland since 1993)

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