Two short thoughts - thought shorts, perhaps.
1) Can we please replace "they're out of touch" as the current insult du jour for your political opponents. It's been done to death for a year or more. Exercise a little creativity.
2) The recent prevalence of references to Gough Whitlam by conservative politicians trying to scare us leads me to propose that we need a term, similar in intent to Godwin's Law, to apply to Whitlam. So, as anybody who brings Hitler into an argument can be automatically deemed to have lost the argument, so should reference to Gough. What should we call this (apart from desperate scaremongering, of course).