The Labor Party in Australia had its arse handed to it on Saturday, with a conservative Liberal-National coalition installing Tony Abbott as the new prime minister.
And the left got spanked in Australia! =>>> Conservative leader Abbott sweeps
into power in Australian elections http://t.co/j23i5nIhTZ
— Joe (@JoeC1776) September 7, 2013
So you know what that means? War on Women, natch.
In a campaign speech, the Labor Party’s Kevin Rudd insisted a conservative-run Australia would be “a cocktail of the 1950s (and television shows) ‘Upstairs Downstairs’ and ‘Downton Abbey’.” Let the melodramatic hand-wringing begin!
— Cathy Willmot (@cathartic2104) September 7, 2013
wow life is so much more relaxing now i have someone else to think for me #1950sherewecome
— T A Y L A (@taylasdfghjkl) September 7, 2013
— Ally Dunlop (@ally_dunlop) September 7, 2013
I already curl my hair like the generation, I didn't actually want us to be it #1950sherewecome
— Peggy (@partyinnarniax) September 7, 2013
— Katie Dawson (@CurstKate) September 7, 2013
We’re going with “amused.”
The George W. Bush comparisons are also out in full force. Shocking, we know.
Get ready world, #Australia has elected a right-wing party. The new Prime Minister Tony Abbott is a George W Bush on crack
— Amro Ali (@_amroali) September 7, 2013
Tony Abbott is Australia's George Bush just without the nepotism. #auspol Night Vale had better politics than Australia
— Harrison Engstrom (@HarrisonTheFan) September 7, 2013
— RHYS may (@rhys_may) September 7, 2013
— Nick Baker (@nbaker) September 7, 2013
#RealChange LET'S HAVE A COUP! OVERTHROW ABBOTT! WE DON"T WANT TO BE RULED BY A DECEPTIVE BUSH CLONE!
— GodAllhaHa (@DNA_DMT) September 7, 2013
Oh noes! Not the “DECEPTIVE BUSH CLONE!”
Thoroughly enjoying Aussie left wing butthurt over Tony Abbott.
— Steven Shaw (@czechov) September 7, 2013
Hat tip: Jessica