Election 2010: Australia's dumb-arses get the government they deserve
Simple people requires simple messages and [Tony Abbott] is a master at delivering that. The implication is of course that the vast majority of Australians are simple folk who are more keen to own a Plasma TV than be a responsible citizen.
In reality the simpletons voted Greens.
Update: lawyer Irfan Yusuf is uncomfortable mingling with the uncouth:
I have my computer with me at McDonalds in Mackay city, taking advantage of their free internet connection. I'm surrounded by alien and ugly looking creatures with tattoos running up and down their arms. But I needn't worry about them reading what I type. It's likely they cannot read.
OK that's a little slack. 95% of them cannot read. And their English vocabulary is generally limited to words consisting of no more than four letters.
A large number of these people would have voted for the Liberal National Party (LNP). You have to wonder about people who would vote for a party whose name makes it sound more like a New Zealand soft drink than a serious political choice.
I'm told such people don't by any means represent the majority of people in this fine city. I won't be staying here long enough to find out if this is true.
Surely Irfan must know that those on society's bottom rungs are almost certain to vote Labor.