A man


That’s all it takes.

About a year ago, one man, Campbell Newman, decided it was time to change.

He decided to move on from being a successful Mayor of Brisbane.

He decided that a split Opposition wasn’t the solution.

The former Army engineer went into battle, this time for the state of Queensland, a state entrenched in Labor rule for the best part of more than 20 years.

One man.

Of course, a single man can’t do it alone but every team needs a good leader.

Arguably, Queensland had wanted a new team with a good leader for years.

However no viable change was on offer.

Newman recognised this.

He formed a new team.

And yesterday, Australia witnessed hegemony crumble.

Queensland Labor will be lucky to have serving members in the double digits.

A vote against the carbon dioxide tax?

Yes and no.

No because this was definitely a state election. This was about Queensland, for Queensland. Just ask any Queenslander.

Yes because whilst not specifically about the carbon dioxide tax, it was a vote against the general progressive Leftism Australia has had a look into.

We’ve had a look and we don’t like what we see.

So in that sense, the federal Fabian Socialist Gillard government, mired in unholy matrimony with the radical Left Greens, should be very worried indeed.

It is oft mused that Australia is a follower, that international trends eventually find their way here.

Obama’s change was here to stay. The New Europe was the future and to be emulated.

Yesterday proved the utter bullshit of that misconception.

Today Queensland is at the tip of the political tongue.

And that tongue speaketh ill of progressivism, including pseudo environmentalism.

Watch out, Gillard.

Watch out, Brown.

The wall upon which you are perched is crumbling fast.

The people have spoken.

Refuse to listen and keep double crossing us at your peril.

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    • mabba
    • March 25th, 2012

    It feels really good to be a Qlder today. Thanks Campbell – and congratulations!

    And Anna’s made it even better by quitting. She’s only ahead in S. Bris. by a few hundred – surely some of those must be personal votes – absolutely no guarantee that Labor will win the by-election. And she was so worried about Campbell’s plan B if he wasn’t elected? Pot. Kettle. Black. They (& most of the media) just don’t get it. Beattie even wants Juliar & ministers to start visiting Qld to raise ALP profile. Hope they do – should work a treat. Swan could try it in his own electorate. Didn’t see him supporting Hinchcliffe on Sat. Maybe that’s why he lost (sarc).

  1. Hi,
    I said originally said that I would not believe QLD would get rid of Labor until I saw it with my own eyes, and finally after all these years we not only got rid of Labor we wiped them out, I just could not believe it. It took a hell of a long time, but finally people saw the recking ball that Labor was putting through the State.

    It is going to take a long time for QLD to once again stand on it’s feet with the amount of debt, unemployment etc. but finally I believe we have now got the people that will do just that, make QLD a State to be proud of. 🙂

    • mabba
    • March 26th, 2012

    So Juliar’s in SK, working on the nuclear threat from the North. Meanwhile, we Qlders North of the border just keep smiling – you’re working on the wrong Northern threat, Jooles. And we’re going to deliver again in 16 mths (sooner if Kevni catches the by-election disease from Bliar).

    Also, I’m going to do a ‘Germaine Greer’ on you & give you some fashion advice: wear a scarf – it’s freezing outside & even in that high-tech, cheap-but-plentiful-power state, you do have to step ouside a building or car occasionally- & I thought you left bleak Wales because of chest complaints?

    And take Pete B’s advice & call in here often- you could do it on your way home- that way you will really help our cause & we just love the sound of your voice…

    • Carpe Jugulum
    • March 26th, 2012

    Never in my (nearly 49 years) have i ceen such a demolition of a political party.

    All cudos to Mr Newman, his enthusiasm and willingness to meet and listen to his prospective electorate was a credit to him.

    In other happy news the youngest of the Jugulettes becomes a Japanese citizen on the 7th of November the same day he finishes his apprenticeship.

    Happy times troops 🙂

      • J.M. Heinrichs
      • March 28th, 2012

      Back in 1993, our government (‘Progressive’ Conservatives) went into the election with 169 of 305 seats; they kept two.

      Cheers

      • Yowsa!

    • The Wizard of WOZ
    • March 26th, 2012

    Congrats to all you Banana Benders! I just wish we had a decent leader here in WOZ.

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