Another thought to add to my deconstruction of the facile right-wing “hypocrisy” attack against any progressive daring to live in the world as it presently exists – you know what’s real hypocrisy? Attacking someone for something you do yourself; and claiming that something you support is wrong when done by your opponents.
For example, Senator Eric Abetz’s attack on GetUp! Abetz opposes legislation restricting individual donations to a particular size and requiring fair disclosure – but he attacks GetUp! for a large donation (that they immediately and openly disclosed). Abetz is also a member of the Liberal Party, which receives large donations, in secret, all the time. In other words, he’s attacking GetUp on grounds with which he apparently doesn’t agree, and for stuff he does himself.
That is hypocrisy. Not what GetUp! has done.