Some Floridians weren’t drinking the koolaid laid out by the White House in their townhall meeting about the high speed rail project. One 22 year old decided to explain it to them….
Hope to derail bullet train plan
While thousands showed up to support the president, just a couple of blocks away hundreds came together to protest his arrival. They lined up down Kennedy Boulevard hoping their voices would be heard.
The protest was part of the Tea Party movement. They were demanding less government and a different kind of healthcare reform, and hoping to derail the state’s high-speed train. Protesters believe spending billions on rail has no place in a state facing budget cuts.
“Not the high speed, we don’t need it. I mean, how many people are actually going to ride it? I mean, you can check a lot of trains that the government is running and there is no one on there,” said Marie Brown.
It was an opinion shared by many there — more protestors arrived as the day went on.
Obama supporter Thomas Nimmo decided to argue with dozens of the protesters. Little did he know, he was fighting a losing battle.
“I just think that these people don’t really understand. They listen to one source of media and they get their talking points from that and they will be against anything that they are told to be against and I think that’s really unfortunate,” said Nimmo, 22.
I am assuming Thomas is a product of our fine education system where we are behind almost everybody else in MATH and science.
For those that are interested, go here for a map of the rail system.