Bob Plain is the editor/publisher of Rhode Island's Future. Previously, he's worked as a reporter for several different news organizations both in Rhode Island and across the country.

4 responses to “RI Progress Report: Raimondo Questions Chafee’s Leadership on 38 Studios Loan”

  1. Alias Smith

    The NAACP is also staunchly opposed to voter ID. Senator Metts is a great guy and I hope that he decides to move over to the right side of history on both of these issues. 

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    1. RightToWork

      Marriage equality is clearly the future and fighting it is just fighting the tide. But voter ID will be the norm very shortly. As technology advances and government becomes more open and transparent, not having simple, free-to-obtain assurances that voters are who they say they are will be viewed as incredibly naive 50 years from now, just as we view driving the President around in an open car at 20mph as he waves to people as incredibly naive in 1963. Painting it as a racial issue is not the slightest bit convincing to the vast majority of the population that isn’t hypersensitive about race and is tired of the race card being played incessantly. The NAACP is a racial organization by definition, so of course that’s the single aspect they focus on, but the detached observer properly considers it a tangential issue in a law of neutral applicability. There is nothing about being black or latino that prevents somebody from obtaining a free identification card, and making that argument is itself paternalistic and racist.

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    2. DogDiesel

      Senator Metts is a great guy and I hope that he decides to move over to the right side of history on both of these issues.
       
      I’d say he’s already on the right side…LOL
       
      As for Raimondo v. Chafee, is he “stonewalling” her?
       
       

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    3. Bill Monroe

      No, Metts is not a “great guy”, he is a “bought and paid for” corporate lackey.

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