Some readers are embarrassed to be Australias and other Howard loyalists are enjoying their chance to stick it up Crikey. It all makes for an interesting post-election yoursay.The folly of the Democrats

Ben Oquist (Bob Brown's previous COS) was right on the mark regarding the folly of the Democrats (and Labor) referencing Family First in Victoria. This has allowed this fledging party to achieve a senate seat with only 1.9% of the primary vote, compared to the Greens 8.65%! As a result of this folly, it now appears John Howard will have control in the Senate, without the checks and balances that existed in the previous senate. Ben used the word silly in relation to this decision. I believe the word tragic would be more apt.