What are legislative leaders afraid of?
Last week’s absurd eviction of a band of peaceful and quiet protesters from the second floor of the state Legislative Building provides a lot of powerful indicators and several of them are summarized in this morning’s Weekly Briefing, “Hiding from the truth.”
“Like a lot of political leaders who ascend to power rapidly and without much experience, Tillis, Senate leader Phil Berger and their teams simply don’t have the kind of experience, wisdom or confidence necessary to govern effectively. Lacking much real experience in state government (and, indeed, possessed of an ideological opposition to government generally), they also lack the capacity to assess their opposition, to listen to its spokespeople or to debate and engage with it effectively. Like a petrified monarch afraid of his own illegitimacy, they are fearful, ignorant of history and their critics and prone to overreact to challenges.”
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