This is not the US, and ScoMo is not Trump Lite. Attempts by progressives to paint it as such simply underscore the political failings on the left.
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As Trump receded into the distance, progressive attentions in Australia turned back to Scott Morrison, a man who had barely played a role in the political imagination for months.
With his comments on Australia Day 1788 – “it wasn’t a particularly noticeable day for the people on these ships” – he brought it all home great and reminded us that in this new era we need to talk about ScoMo Derangement Syndrome.
ScoMo is making progressive nuts – mainly because Labor so utterly neglects to offer an alternative – which in turn makes progressive politics worse and so on. The fantasy that the Morrison administration is some sort of Trump-Lite outfit completely skews a political response.