Oh, not this argument AGAIN…

From yesterday’s Express-News, in the letters to the editor:

I was very disappointed that Mayor Taylor refused to take the streetcar project forward, saying there was “overwhelming lack of support.” I think she gave in to the loudest voices and forgot the many supporters who wanted this project to move to completion.

Sound familiar? Think “90 percent of Americans want stricter gun control laws.”

I mean, really. So what if there was a majority of people in San Antonio who supported the streetcar? Where the hell were they? If they didn’t speak up and let themselves be drowned out by the noisy (alleged) minority, does it really matter that they supported the streetcar? Surely that “silent majority” didn’t take for granted that it was going to go through. I mean, say what you will about the project, but you have to hand it to the streetcar’s opponents. They made their presence and position known, and you really can’t say that about this alleged “silent majority.” To a large extent, the game of politics only works if you show up. The streetcar opponents showed up and its supporters didn’t, at least not far enough beyond Nelson Wolff and VIA chairman Henry Muñoz. That being the case, it’s worth asking what good the so-called “silent majority” is — if it even exists at all.



3 Responses to “Oh, not this argument AGAIN…”

  1. GomeznSA Says:

    IMHO, the ‘air’ went out of the streetcar balloon when ‘da (former)mayor’ departed for ‘bigger and better’ things. It was, after all one of his pet projects. Too bad he didn’t leave sooner, we might not be stuck with ‘pre-k’…………………

    • southtexaspistolero Says:

      Well, to be honest, it had always been my impression that it wasn’t Julian Castro pushing the streetcar as much as it was Nelson Wolff; even though Castro supposedly did support the streetcar, it was Wolff who was more or less the face of the whole thing.

      Point certainly taken on the pre-K thing, though. 😀

  2. GomeznSA Says:

    And point taken about the wolf as well! If he was more interested in dispensing justice in a fair and equitable manner as he is in getting his name up in lights, we’d all be better off. 😉
    castro was probably more interested in climbing the political ladder than actually doing anything constructive………………..of course that’s just imho.

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