In one of those "other countries," Australia, a political earthquake has just ended the six-year reign of the leftist Labor party, which had imposed a steep "carbon tax" on electricity bills. In September, Australians elected a new government pledged to ax that tax. He is Tony Abbott, a Christian conservative, whom the media predicted was unelectable, calling him "a right-wing throwback to a bygone era." His first act as prime minister was to abolish the tax-funded Climate Commission. Tony Abbott was not intimidated when his enemies dug up his comments from earlier years about virginity, abortion, and men women having different abilities, global warming, immigration, and big government. American voters should learn a political lesson from Tony Abbott's stunning victory.
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