Why did Hillary lose? Well, according to the left—because Russia.

Why did the conservative win in Austria?  Well, according to the left—dirty political tricks.

Why can’t they just admit already that it’s their stifling ideas and policies people are sick of?

Austria is out of control with immigrants flooding into the country and people are tired of it.

So they elected Sebastian Kurz of the Austrian People’s Party, a party that stands against socialist policies, globalism, and big government.

And the liberal media says “dirty tricks” are to blame for this shift in Austrian politics.

The Washington Post reports:

VIENNA — The two Facebook pages told sharply different tales, but neither looked especially favorable for Sebastian Kurz, the 31-year-old Austrian foreign minister who is expected to become the country’s youngest-ever chancellor following elections Sunday.

One cast itself as a fanboy site for the telegenic Kurz, but included dodgy accusations that nongovernmental organizations were smuggling in thousands of migrants. It also included a poll suggesting that the center-right leader might seal the country’s border with Italy to block the path of asylum seekers.

This is not a “dodgy accusation.”

The NYT had reported on this in 2015:

“The Austrian authorities have seen traffickers try “everything imaginable” to smuggle people in, said Katerina Kratzmann, the head of the Austrian office of the International Organization for Migration — from stuffing people into hidden niches in the front and side of cars to stowing away people in spaces above rolling tires.

Some even help migrants slip over borders, and evade registration and possible detention, by having them ride shoulder to shoulder as regular passengers in cars, she said.”

The Washington Post continued:

The other appeared to be a far-right attack site against Kurz, and was laced with anti-Semitic conspiracy theories.

In the end, neither site was what it appeared. But both, according to the Austrian media, had the same unlikely creator: a former consultant for the reelection campaign of Kurz’s rival, center-left Chancellor Christian Kern.

The disclosure of the deception has rocked the normally sedate world of Austrian politics in the election’s final weeks, crowding out debate over the issues and clogging Austrian newspapers and news shows with endless discussion of who knew what, and when.

“It’s like House of Cards, but crazier,” says Stefan Petzner, a political consultant and former adviser to the far-right Freedom Party, which is competing for second place behind Kurz’s center-right People’s Party.

The starring role in the affair was played by an Israeli PR consultant by the name of Tal Silberstein, who had been hired by Kern’s party, the Social Democrats, to conduct research and data analysis for their campaign.

Silberstein had already run several campaigns for the party in previous elections, but a month before the Facebook affair, the Social Democrats fired him when he was arrested by Israeli authorities for alleged money laundering.

He denies the accusations, according to his lawyer. Silberstein is under house arrest in Israel.

But according to the Times of Israel, he confirmed that his team was behind the Facebook sites and that Kern wasn’t aware of them. Silberstein told Austrian media the Facebook pages were intended to gather data and test out different campaign messages, but denies promoting anti-Semitic and xenophobic content.

Johannes Vetter, the Social Democrats’ campaign manager, called the Facebook affair a “disaster” and ascribed all responsibility to Silberstein who he said “lost touch with reality.”

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“Dirty campaigning isn’t new of course,” said political scientist Peter Filzmaier, from the Danube University Krems. “But for the first time it became the dominant topic in the most decisive time of the election.”

In this week’s televised debate between Kurz and Hans-Christian Strache from the far-right Freedom Party, Kurz repeatedly stated his aim of “honing a new style of politics” which he says he’s carried out “without attacks or accusations but by trying to convince others with ideas.”

However, Austrian headlines are dominated by new accusations against Kurz’s party. Last week, a Silberstein partner told Austrian media that Kurz’s spokesman tried to poach him in mid-July to work for their team, offering him 100,000 euros (about $118,000). Kurz’s party denies the allegations.

Some voters have become immune to the political drama. “Nothing shocks me anymore,” said Laura Löchli, a 22-year old student living in Vienna. She said she has stopped paying attention to most of the campaign because “they’re all just accusing each other, and no one presents their position on concrete issues anymore.”

Although Filzmaier predicts the scandal won’t have an impact on overall voter turnout, it has soured attitudes toward politics. “There’s a general mood of distrust and political cynicism. It’s a problem for our democracy, whatever the election results will be,” he said.

Unfortunately for the people of Austria, this is a signal from their liberal media that you can attack the victorious conservatives with impunity and no one will say a word. Just like no one denounced the liberal protestors when Donald Trump won here in the U.S.

The left just won’t accept that maybe it’s their policies that are the problem—and that people all over the world are beginning to smarten up to it.