My visual comment on this crazy South Australian election result.
To say that this particular State's electoral system is a run down old bomb, would be an understatement in my opinion. Any system that constantly allows a minority primary vote to take power, has to be undemocratic.
With that said, it is also my opinion that the Libs just weren't in the game!
Liberal Leader, Steven Marshall should have been wining, dining and serenading these Independent MP's that held the balance of power. Whilst the SA Libs were having a weekend off, it is clear that ALP Premier elect, Jay Weatherill was knocking on Geoff Brock's door with a deal package that he couldn't refuse.
Mr Brock may have gone with the ALP anyway, even though his constituents are majority conservative. We still don't know how the other Independent MP, Dr Bob Such will vote, again probably Labor but that doesn't matter now, the ALP Government has been returned, minority or not, they are still in Government for another 4 years!.
This will not reflect well on the Federal Government as no doubt all of the usual suspects from Bill Shorten to the Leftist Media, will be jumping up and down with claims that this result is some kind of a "vote of no confidence in the Abbott Coalition". Of course that is rubbish but it will be printed and broadcast everywhere & that is always dangerous!
Remember what Hitler's propaganda minister , Joseph Goebbels said:
... "If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.
The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State."