Obviously the ALP, concentrating on fighting for right-wing votes with the Liberals, is a bit worried about progressive voters saying “to hell with this, I’m voting for a party that ISN’T right-wing” and leaving it for the Greens. To that end, expect a steadily-increasing barrage of anti-Greens smears everywhere from the Daily Telegraph to your letterbox, peaking in the last week with the most damaging, misleading, dishonest one they can imagine.
The one they’ve gone with today, courtesy of Paul Howes from the ALP-affiliated AWU, seems somewhat counterproductive, however:
Unfortunately for Brown and likeminded environmentalists, such as NSW MP Ian Cohen, his party is being infiltrated by many whose commitment to the environment is questionable, and who are more focused on turning the Greens into a left-wing, socialist-style party. Some people call these Greens “watermelons” – green on the outside, red on the inside.
The ALP is trying to scare left-wing voters back into the fold by telling them that the Greens are a left-wing party?
I’m not entirely convinced that will work.
PS “Stalinist”, Paul? Do you really think that will fly?