September 09, 2013

Congratulations to Australia for Electing Conservative Government


You might have missed this, but Australia just elected a new government headed by a truly conservative PM. How conservative is this guy? I was searching for news and found this picture of the new Prime Minister Tony Abbot (center) pictured next to .... Mark Steyn.

How cool is that?

He won running as an outspoken conservative in a country with compulsory election laws (yes, they make low information voters go to the polls) and by a landslide.

I think some of our politicians in the US could learn a thing or two. Here's some commentary from a British Tory sick and tired of the current Cameron government's wishy-washy, milquetoast toast, "moderate" style of governing:

As head of the Liberal/National coalition, he unseated a Labor government which had been in power since 2007. But here's the rub: Mr Abbott stands for all the things which, in this country, the Cameroons repeatedly claimed would make the Conservative Party unelectable.

An Oxford-educated devotee of the late Lady Thatcher, Mr Abbott wants to cut taxes and is against gay marriage, thinks man-made global warming theory is bunkum, wants to reduce immigration, and intends to end increases in overseas aid.

And on Syria?
For unlike President Obama and Mr Cameron, the new Australian PM understands that, in Syria, the alternative to the bad guys may be even worse guys.
Anyway, congrats to The Realist of Queensland and to any of our other Aussie readers.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 10:05 AM | Comments |