One of the least commented features of the recent election in the media was the role of Get Up!
Get Up! used the classic tactics of a front organisation - find an issue that will gain popular support, viz encouraging people to vote, and taking up the now defunct Democrat cause of 'keeping the bastards honest' through promotion of Independents/third parties in the Senate.
But of course the real, fairly transparent cause was actually supporting the Green Party, whose members dominate its numbers. Just take a look a the 'campaigns' on their website to see how this has impacted on them.
It was incredible successful.
Someone I know handed out how to vote cards for the Greens in the morning and Get Up in the afternoon, and told me with glee that the Get Up material was much more enthusiastically accepted...
And they are now using that support base to lobby in favour of other elements of the the Green agenda, such as pro-death abortion legislation in Queensland.
Catholics need to get smarter and consider what tactics of their own might be more effective.
And in the meantime, we need to expose Get Up for what it is.