Andrew Laming and George Christensen (Images: AAP)

Amid the cacophony of righteous indignation from the left over the second coming of Barnaby Joyce, you have to wonder why they are so shocked. Did they really believe Turnbull’s Bonk Ban?

Or is it that their cancel culture is proving counterproductive? Do they really think that the wider electorate can keep up any moral outrage for longer than the latest news cycle?

Did they really believe their own media that the Brittany Higgins case or Christian Porter allegations would mark a turning point in tolerance for sexual misconduct in Parliament?