The Aspirational Voter

With the heightened activity of the rabid right commenting on blogs since the election date was called, I thought it appropriate to post my poem about those footsoldiers who so passionately spread the LNP lies, spin and misinformation that is a feature of the rabid rights propaganda machine… ย  ๐Ÿ˜€

And for any of those aforementioned rabid right wing commenters that may stumble across this poem, don’t look in the mirror after reading it, as you may well see that poor, lost aspirational voter staring, sickly and glassy eyed, back at you ย  ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

The Aspirational Voter

The aspirational voter, is a funny little thing

It dreams of eating caviar and wearing lots of bling

Drinking aspirational beer from a glass like a champagne flute

While using old newspapers, to block holes in his worn out boot

And residing in a single bedroom, ground floor flat

While looking at the penthouse, saying one day Iโ€™ll have that


Working late, flipping burgers at the local drive through

While looking down his nose at the likes of me and you

With no great skills or intellect and not much else within

Heโ€™ll still extol the virtues of the right wing spin

As he drives home in his rusted out Hyundai Excel

While ignoring all the rattles and the take away smell


And dreaming of an Audi from the front seat of his car

With the VOTE 1 LNP sticker covering rust on itโ€™s bumper bar

And he goes to all the meetings of the local LNP

And heโ€™ll hand out how to vote cards just to prove his loyalty

When elections roll around and the local booths need manning

In the wind and rain or sweltering heat his future heโ€™ll be planning


And theyโ€™ll thank him for his efforts and theyโ€™ll shake his calloused hand

And invite him to their BBQ to reward him for his stand

Then itโ€™s back to flipping burgers for another working day

And his dream of becoming manager to escape his minimum pay

But as the years slip slowly by, and his job remains the same

And he sees new candidates come and go, his aspirations wain


And after years of faithful service to his local LNP mob

His small business owner boss decides heโ€™s no longer got a job

So he drives his old excel, to his local Centrelink

Where he fills out heaps of forms, then he goes home for a drink

But the fridge is nearly empty and the cupboards are all bare

And his aspirational attitude quickly turns into despair


So after days of racking brains, he thinks โ€œIโ€™ll call me LNP mateโ€

The one who just got nominated as the local candidate

So he rings him up and asks him โ€œcould you help me find some work?โ€

But his so called mate from the LNP turns out to be a jerk

So he looks around and finally finds a job in a factory

And he stays there till retirement, and heโ€™s still in the LNP


So he never gets his penthouse, and his Excelโ€™s long since dead

And the cuts made by his right wing mates means heโ€™s barely even fed

And when the winters chill sets in, his heater just stays off

So he wraps himself in blankets to avoid the winters cough

But pneumonia proves his great demise and from his dying bed

He looks back with regret upon the wasted life heโ€™s led


His so called mates left long before when he ceased to be of worth

And he realised poverty like prosperity was an accident of birth

And his life of aspiration was a life of lost endeavour

As he helped fulfil other peoples dreams while his own were lost forever

And the message on his gravestone reads โ€œTo the LNP be true

If you are rich or ruthless,โ€ฆ.. otherwise itโ€™s really not for you


Cos theyโ€™ll use you up, and spit you out, and move on to the next

While you lay there on your dying bed, feeling lonely and perplexed

So think long and hard you aspirational lot, before you join their ranks,

As a handshake and a BBQ will be your only thanks.

And a life of service to the LNP, just isnโ€™t worth a kipper

For there are no real friends in the radical right, just askโ€ฆ Peter Slipper.โ€


English: Hyundai Excel (X1)


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11 Responses to The Aspirational Voter

  1. Catching up says:

    Once again you hit the spot.


  2. Catching up says:

    TS, I am badly in need of a friendly site today. Made the mistake elsewhere of talking about Abbott, in the same way, the right talks about the PM. It appears that is not allowed.

    So visiting your site was light relief.

    Everything is so surreal now. Is that the right word.


    • Truth Seeker says:

      Cu, I have been following you efforts on AIMN, and I admire your tenacity and spirit. ๐Ÿ˜€

      Sadly the expression “Casting pearls before swine” comes to mind, but I have noticed, as i mentioned in my preamble, that the the rabid right seem more prevalent on most sites of late, they must be really worried ๐Ÿ˜€

      But I am glad that my musings can be a bit of a refuge for you, and you are welcome anytime ๐Ÿ™‚

      Cheers ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜€


  3. nasking says:

    Good stuff TS.
    Thanks for enquiring about my health…Jason was kind enuff to contact me on Facebook and mentioned yer TPS comment. It has been stressful lately due to my Mum being gravely ill in hospital at the age of 76 with pneumonia…and discovering before Xmas that my 77yr old Dad has cancer, having recently survived a big heart op. Dealing with their issues has been very time consuming and worrying…on top of my own probs …I see the eye specialist again today but I doubt the eye laser appt can be speeded up…there are just so many people waiting for assistance and I don’t want to jump the cue…probably be another year which is one reason I’m furious with the govt for ending our Dependent Spouse Rebate…leaving Stacey two and a half thousand dollars shorter. It would’ve helped to pay for at least one eye surgery at a private clinic. I find myself feeling useless…and let down by the govt I worked hard to get in back in 2007 etc.
    Anyway, I have no luv for Abbott either…and I do feel lining up the Coalition States with a fed one would be dangerous. But that does not mean Labor will get my first preference…nor will it prevent me from making my views of their missteps clear. I believe we need a wholesale change in politics…and the major parties need to be taught a big lesson.
    All the best.


    • Truth Seeker says:

      Nas, good to hear from you mate, I was concerned that we hadn’t heard for a while.
      Sorry I haven’t replied sooner, although I did on CW, but I just got your comment as it got caught up in the spam filter for some reason.

      Sorry to hear about your families health issues, and I hope that things turn around for you soon.
      I know that you’ve already been to your eye specialist, and I hope that the news was good.

      Did Stace look into that payment? I hoped that it might help out. ๐Ÿ˜€

      Anyway mate thanks for letting me know what’s happening, and please keep in touch when you can ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜€

      Cheers ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜€


  4. Alison White says:

    Thanks – I shared that – I hope you don’t mind ๐Ÿ™‚


  5. AsGrayAsGray says:

    I wish WP would let us ‘like’ things twice – turns out I had already read this (I’m guessing in the run-up to, or the wash-up after, the September election, when I was obsessively attuned to the concept of the aspirational voter), and I ‘liked’ it then, and I still ‘like’ it now… even though it reflects so much of the self-interest and blind selfishness of the ‘average Joe’ big L Liberal voter.
    Top shelf prose, accurate, and insightful.


    • Truth Seeker says:

      Sorry mate, ๐Ÿ˜ณ I didn’t look when I copied the link, but I did have a niggling suspicion that you might have seen it ๐Ÿ™„

      But thanks for your comment ๐Ÿ˜Ž and besides, some of your readers might enjoy the read ๐Ÿ˜‰

      That’s the one good thing, if there is one good thing about this mob, there are just soooo many ways we can stick it up them ๐Ÿ˜€ and for us creative types, they’re the gift that keeps on giving ๐Ÿ˜›

      Cheers ๐Ÿ™‚

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