Bumper stickers taking aim at ‘mediocre white men’ sold at Australian Labor Party fundraiser

Bumper stickers taking aim at ‘mediocre white men’ sold at Australian Labor Party fundraiser, by Jason Tin.

LABOR-branded bumper stickers taking aim at “mediocre white men” have incensed figures within the party, with warnings the polarising messaging will only encourage a “Trump-effect” and turn away voters.

The bumper stickers, which read “give me the confidence of a mediocre white man” and carried the party’s colours and logo, were sold at a fundraiser at the end of June for local Labor candidate Anna York. …

A senior Labor figure said the message had the potential to lose votes in key seats. …

“Everyone who lives in Western Sydney and lives in rural and regional areas … that’s who it’s attacking. Those tactics defeated Hillary Clinton and elected Donald Trump.”

Another ALP insider expressed disappointment about the stickers, saying: “They’re obviously not representative of the party, because the party’s trying to show it is inclusive.”