After days of turmoil, uncertainty and potato jokes we have a new Prime Minister-elect — Scott Morrison. We’re not quite sure how we got here, but okay.
So how are people online feeling about our the new leader, who based off historical evidence is bound to stay in power for at least a couple of weeks?
Angry? Relieved that it isn’t Dutton? Booking their flights to New Zealand? Let’s see what the memes have to say.
The time is 12:50pm on August 24, 2018 and the Prime Minister-designate of Australia is Scott Morrison.
— The Australian PM is (@WhoIsPM) August 24, 2018
— Rachel Harris (@racheldharris_) August 23, 2018
Serious question, HOW IS IT ONLY 2PM? This Friday has been going for years.
— Jen Dudley-Nicholson (@jendudley) August 24, 2018
— Lady Max (@LladyMax) August 24, 2018
To be clear, #ScoMo may be the lesser of two evils but he IS still a dickhead and not someone who should be leading our country.
— Hamish Lindsay (@HammerWF) August 24, 2018
— Damien Peck (@damopeck) August 24, 2018
‘We have a result & the winner is…Bill Shorten’ says Barry Cassidy as we hear that we now have PM Scott Morrison. Precisely. #LibSpill
— Jane Caro (@JaneCaro) August 24, 2018
today: Prime Minister ScoMo https://t.co/bkY1Iixnjn
two days ago: pic.twitter.com/SF1fojwrr7
— Josh Butler (@JoshButler) August 24, 2018
— Shane W Smith (@Shane_W_Smith) August 24, 2018
— Clare ???? (@clareemilyd) August 24, 2018
'One day you'll be a diamond, and I'll be the PM'
— Liv Harris (@Grifflon916) August 24, 2018
Sex is good but have you ever had a full term Prime Minister?
— Laura °˖✧ (@smoldemort) August 24, 2018
The last 48 hours in one photo.
ScoMo: Go on mate, do it.
P-Duts: You got my back
— Felicity (@FlossAus) August 24, 2018
— Clementine Ford (@clementine_ford) August 24, 2018
I’m at a service station on the Sunshine Coast right now and a staff member yells out “We’ve got a new Prime Minister! Some guy called Scott Morrison!”
Another staff member replies “Who the f*** is Scott Morrison?”
I love Australia.
— Josh Withers (@JoshuaWithers) August 24, 2018
He screwed asylum seekers as Immigration Minister.
He screwed vulnerable people as Social Services Minister.
He screwed the budget as Treasurer.
Now he's gonna screw us all as Prime Minister.
— Freedom (@EndPovertyInOz) August 24, 2018
— Olivia Rose Day (@OliviaRoseDay) August 24, 2018
— DavidW2035 (@DavidW2035) August 24, 2018
— Peter McEvoy (@petermcevoy) August 24, 2018
We had the sign ready pic.twitter.com/Wg2gpNGFJf
— Josh Taylor (@joshgnosis) August 24, 2018
Scott Morrison is your friend's patronising dad who owns a very clean boat, and hangs out in the living room giving you boring advice about real estate when you're 14 and just want to play GTA.
— michael hing (@hingers) August 24, 2018
The obvious next step here is figuring out which vegetable ScoMo looks like so we can fucken roast him
— australia shitpost (@ninaoyama) August 24, 2018
Prime Minister-elect Scott Morrison has returned to his office to Google AC/DC songs
— Stephen Murray (@smurray38) August 24, 2018
Scott Morrison just become our PM.
For many of us this is a moment of relief that Peter Dutton's leadership ambitions have been thwarted. But we can’t forget Morrison's conservative history as Immigration Minister and Treasurer. pic.twitter.com/5G2OCRHDvJ
— GetUp! (@GetUp) August 24, 2018
SCOTT MORRISON pic.twitter.com/ieMAcHOyMw
— Alice Workman (@workmanalice) August 24, 2018
The Australian political landscape over the past 48 hours has been volatile to say the least. People have been wondering if there will be a leadership change by the time they get off a flight, or get out of the shower.</p> <p>Well don't worry, this Twitter account has got your back.Read more