Cognitive Dissonance with Charlene Lima
Have I been missing something, all these years, or does the appearance of Rep. Charlene Lima (D., Cranston) in this article about the Tax Day Tea Party seem a bit disorienting?
State Rep. Charlene M. Lima, D-Cranston, stopped by after the Assembly finished its business for the day. She said that lawmakers couldn’t hear the protest from inside the building.
“I am here to pick up ideas. I like to read the signs,” she said looking out at posters like, “Save the trees. Stop printing money,” and “I blew my middle class tax cut on this sign.”
“We have to take the state back,” Lima continued. “We have to do what the people want.”
Who is “we” to Charlene Lima, and from whom does she want to retrieve the state? Puzzling political questions, indeed.