A second win in two weeks for GetUp!? A collection of lefties at a grassroots level running campaigns on climate change, marriage equality, indigenous rights, the internet filter, mandatory detention, voter rights… and succeeding? Where the ALP has long since given up pushing for any kind of change and the Greens are still trying to fight their way into a prominent role in parliament?
Expect now a concerted campaign to destroy GetUp and taint it in the eyes of its supporters. A pale imitation of the American MoveOn campaign! Probably has received donations from people who aren’t saints! It’s a front for the party it campaigned against on the internet filter! It stole the Liberal campaign line about getting up for action for Australia before we even thought of it! It’s named after a children’s book character!
We were happy to sit back and ignore them when they were just a bunch of lefties impotently – we thought – sending angry emails to MPs. But running High Court challenges and succeeding? Twice in two weeks?
They must be crushed.