Welcome to Crikey Comments: The Danslide Edition. As we began to roll out the big post-election takes yesterday, readers were right there alongside us, responding to Charlie Lewis on conservatives' weird way of handling defeat, Guy Rundle on the long road of progressive Victoria, Bernard Keane on the question of Michael Kroger's Liberal presidency, and William Bowe on the seats Victorian Labor pulled out from under the Liberals Party (amongst other stories). As is often the case, it's worth a deep dive into the conversations.
The conservatives are down, but they’re not out
Crikey readers respond to the big stories of the Victorian election.
How the states will shape a landslide Coalition loss
Internal polling has indicated a wipeout loss for the Coalition in the upcoming federal election. But is it all doom and gloom for the government?
Despite the chaos, there were a few winners in the Victorian upper house
Crikey readers discuss the Victorian upper house results and pork barrelling in Nationals electorates.
How will Dan Andrews deal with this farrago of a crossbench?
If anyone is going to try and direct the reactionary/single-issue parties as a unit — and one wonders who that would be — they’re going to have to keep them all together, all the time.
Greens toppled by preference whispering
The Greens have been almost completely removed from Victoria's upper house. But it's good news for Labor.