So I”m riding the Blue Line out of Sac to Watt/I-80, and the driver comes on the PA and says there’s something wrong with the brakes: all of us have to get off the train, and there’ll be another train right behind him. Now of course, the train is not right behind him; in fact it’s 15 minutes behind, enough to make us all late for our bus connections.
As we’re pulling into the final stop, this guy behind me says, “Man, those stupid Republican millionaires; they don’t care about public transit, we’ll always be late like this.” And then anther guy next to him says, “So what you’re saying is, ‘Go Meg 2010’?” And the guys replies, “Ya, stupid rich Republicans.”
We all had to get off the train at this point, so I couldn’t respond, but if I could, I would have unloaded a few points.
1. Republicans aren’t even in power, you idiot. They have absolutely no ability to control anything remotely relating to Light Rail.
2. Meg Whitman does not and will not have any power over Light Rail’s performance, in any case.
3. Democrats are on average more the wealthy fat-cats than Republicans.
4. You’re just a complete quacky dimwit.