Hillary Clinton holding up a Nasty Woman T-shirt. Picture: Hillary Clinton, Twitter
Hillary Clinton holding up a Nasty Woman T-shirt. Picture: Hillary Clinton, Twitter

'Mediocre white men' targeted by Labor bumper stickers

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.

The event included a panel featuring Senator Jenny McAllister and state MP Jo Haylen.

 

The NSW Left social media post on June 29, detailing the bumper stickers,
The NSW Left social media post on June 29, detailing the bumper stickers,

Other bumper stickers were a riff on then-presidential candidate Donald Trump's infamous "nasty woman" comment about Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, but the reference to a "mediocre white man" has angered some within the party.

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

More at The Courier-Mail

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