DESPITE the Liberal Party’s wholesale embrace of nation-destroying Greens’ policies, ultra-Left Liberals continue to blame conservatives for the Party’s spectacular demise.
In just two election cycles the Coalition has lost more than two million supporters and a federal official is reporting mass anger among members on a “scale never before witnessed”.
Yet, with the Party reduced to cross-bench status at Western Australia’s March 2021 election, a post-campaign review appears to avoid any mention of its Green-appeasing manifesto.
The WA Liberals were annihilated earlier this year, winning just two of 59 lower house seats, after adopting a policy platform so extreme even Labor and Greens MPs were rattled.
The headline findings of the post-election review, however, failed to identify any issue whatsoever with its policy agenda.
Instead it attributed the loss to factional power games, lazy MPs, an inexperienced leader and recommended a 40 per cent female parliamentary quota as part of a solution to rescue the Party from “extinction”.
With only a handful of its 66 recommendations made public, the Danielle Blane/Mark Trowell report has left the door wide open for Left-wing Liberals to shift blame onto conservatives. And they have.
“We are starting to see why no talent is coming through,” one said in response to the report.
“Because of the distortion of a small group of Right-wing conservatives who care more about their position than getting the Party elected.
“They offered no talent and no policy.”
Yet the WA Liberals did offer policies. In fact they unarguably offered the most extreme Left-wing policy agenda ever taken to any election by any serious political Party.
Under then leader Zak Kirkup, they promised to legislate net-zero emissions a full 20 years earlier than Labor & The Greens.
They promised to close down the State’s power plants by 2025 and throw entire townships into social security dependency.
Not only did Mr Kirkup fiercely support the overreach of homosexual rights, he was also pro-euthanasia and, for him, it was never too late to abort a child.
While he proudly described his policy agenda as “bold” to the hooting cheers of Left-wing Liberals such as NSW Environment Minister Matt Kean, voters simply walked away. As millions have done to the wider Party since 2013.
The solution is not to take the Party further to the Left. There’s good reason why The Greens’ command around only 10 per cent of the national vote.
It’s because 90 per cent of the population don’t take them seriously – just as WA voters no longer take the Liberal Party seriously.PC