Three years after she helped stop traffic at a climate change protest, Michelle Wu awkwardly answered questions about the latest demonstration to stop traffic in the city — this time from Boston’s mayor. By status
As a city councilor in 2019, Wu tweeted a video from his @wutrain account “Taking the Congress St. Bridge” to shut down a major roadway in Boston to protest against fossil fuels by the radical environmental group Extinction. A few hundred protesters enthusiastically joined the Rebellion.
Wu danced around questions Wednesday about whether he supported XR’s latest demonstration that blocked several streets and intersections and resulted in 15 arrests.
“I know and I deeply share the frustration and urgency that people face, oh, as we work every day to do our part on behalf of city government,” Wu said Wednesday. have been.”
Why is Wu not condemning the traffic disruption? Because it is not part of his agenda or his constituency.
Wu did nothing to inform Boston commuters of Wednesday morning’s protests or to stop them from showing up. The protests came on the same day that National Grid announced a 64 percent increase in electricity rates this winter, but has Wu done anything about the burden on average ratepayers?
Interestingly, Wu is completely understanding and accepting when protesters stand in front of traffic, disrupting people’s commutes and small business customers, but when it comes to a handful of people in front of her house. When a cow is with a bull, she lowers her foot.
Wu has never admitted that she participated in the street protests a few years ago, but she can’t distance herself from her protest days. She is the most left-wing Boston mayor in history, whether she’s banning fossil fuels in new construction, advocating for a free MBTA, building new city offices at taxpayer expense like a “forestry” division, or new Adopt car and cycle lanes that squeeze out motorcycles.
It would be nice if Wu had the same sympathy for the average middle-class person as he does for left-wing extremists.
It announced Wednesday that it is creating a new “forestry division” to “strengthen the city of Boston’s tree canopy.”
That means hiring a new forest chief and a dozen other new employees with taxpayer money. It’s just the latest new division or agency he’s created since becoming mayor.
Forget the fact that there is no forest in Boston, unless you count the Arnold Arboretum, which is owned by Harvard University. Make sure they have enough funds to keep it going.
Wu has a way of coming up with as many liberal new ideas as possible while still somehow looking like she’s some kind of moderate.
he is not. She smiles a lot just spending more of your money.
Maybe his new friends in Extinction Rebellion, who are all young white activists and baby boomers, can raise some money to pay for all the disruption they cause.