You might have noticed some coverage of the fairly pathetic turnout for the “we’re Liberals we’ll never accept the ALP in government” protest in Canberra this morning. (Slightly less pathetic if you take the ABC route and just repeat the organisers’ claims as fact, but even on their optimistic figures only a fraction of what GetUp was able to rouse in opposition a few weekends back with a few days’ notice and without the relentless promotion of commercial media hacks.)
And that means you won’t have been able to avoid the myriad pissweak excuses cheerleaders for the Liberal Party have been spinning to try to continue to pretend they represent a “silent majority” engaged in a “people’s revolt”.
(My favourite so far is the “but we’re not all unemployed bums like you leftists” line, which begs the obvious question – then why do you organise your protests for the middle of the week? It might surprise those of you who mistake cliched stereotypes for reality, but we do have jobs – which is why lefty rallies are usually sensibly held on weekends.)
Please share in the comments the more amusing excuses you’ve heard.
UPDATE: Ooh! Ooh. Caption-time – what’s Bronywn Bishop thinking in that photograph?