We learned over the last week or so about two failures of local progressive governance here in Greensboro.
The "Say Yes" program is an instantaneous, epic failure in terms of what has been delivered versus what was initially promised. Abner Doon at EzGreensboro was all over this program right from the outset. Everyone should have known that a program that seems to be "too good to be true" IS, in fact... too good to be true.
Steve Bannon refers to the establishment media in the Washington/ New York axis as the "opposition party". In Greensboro, the establishment media has been a willful accomplice of local progressive government. They all helped local government pull the wool over the eyes of the local populace.
We also learned about the considerable struggles getting the Tanger Performing Arts Center built.
Greensboro's progressive/socialist/establishment crowd is extremely arrogant, condescending and prideful. The personification of this group is seen over at the Greater Greensboro Politics Facebook page. It is good to see them cut down to size occasionally.
But I believe the Melderec junta will ultimately have its way with the performing arts facility, as it nearly always does. Another safe bet is that Matt Brown will keep coming back to the taxpayer for more and more money, repeatedly-- just as he has done with the Coliseum and the Aquatic Center. It is nearly certain that the center itself will become a financial liability for taxpayers; and that it will host numerous vulgar, borderline criminal "arts" events in the years to come.
The Say Yes and the Tanger Center episodes ought to burst the bubble of those who pushed and advocated and supported these programs-- permanently.