At What Point…
… do they get tired of their own rhetoric? More importantly, at what point does everybody start to catch on?
I’m referring to the comments of Anne Nolan, president of Crossroads Rhode Island, with which Charles Bakst ended his column, yesterday:
I said Carcieri is well educated and asked Nolan what she thinks his problem is. She said, “I sometimes think that it’s an easy target, to target people that don’t have much of a voice.”
Don’t have much of a voice? These people have a megaphone. If they’re poor, they attract advocates. If they’re immigrants, they attract advocates. If they’re Democrats, they attract advocates. If they’re progressives, they attract advocates. They’ve got friends in the academy, in the churches, in the domineering party in our state government, and obviously, in the media.
One need look no farther than the headline just a few inches away from Bakst’s photo in the paper:
Youth group seeks an apology
The Providence Youth Student Movement calls on Sue Carcieri to apologize for comments she made last month.
And where were those comments trumpeted, to start the calls from the “voiceless”? Why, in a Charles Bakst column. And they were in response to accusations of “racism” published in Karen Lee Ziner’s coverage of a protest. If these kids are so voiceless, why does the governor’s wife appear to be on the defensive?
Don’t get me wrong (turning back to the housing issue); I’m thankful that there are people trying to help the poor to find housing and resources. I support them in that cause. But I can’t see any other moral course than to oppose them as they — in a coordinated way — seek the easy target of the Rhode Island taxpayers.