Rhode Island resident Paul Sinclair who does business in Martha's Vineyard said the island could have done more in response to the migrants' arrival from Florida
OAK BLUFFS, Mass. – At least one person on this oasis of leftist elites blames federal officials for the illegal immigration crisis that thrust Martha’s Vineyard into the national spotlight.
"I think it was a political stunt," Paul Sinclair of Rhode Island told Fox News Digital on Saturday, as he sold t-shirts and surf gear during a street festival on Circuit Avenue in Oak Bluffs, one of the commercial hubs of Martha’s Vineyard.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis sent 50 migrants by plane Wednesday to the Massachusetts island, which boasts one of the wealthiest and most hard-left voting blocs in the nation.
Sinclair saw the "stunt" as a way to make voters in the northeast pay attention to the burden faced daily by small border communities in the American southwest.
Voters in Martha's Vineyard's six communities chose Biden and his policies nearly 4 to 1 over Trump in the 2020 election.
But when migrants arrived on their island this week they were quickly shipped by bus and ferry to a military base on Cape Cod, on the Massachusetts mainland, about 44 hours after arriving.
Many lamented the "housing crisis" on Martha's Vineyard, even though more than half the homes on the island are secondary or vacation homes and most of their owners have left for the season.
Can you imagine! Darkies, not underpaid as gardeners or maids, were "welcomed" on the island for two days minus four hours! Now, that's liberal forbearance.
What amazing affluent white progressive compassion!
Two truths about the good, lily white people of Martha’s Vineyard:
1. THEY didn't have to ballot harvest to vote 80% for "that feckless dementia-ridden piece of crap." This is reeeeeeal, honest white progressive elitism.
2. The residents' 44 hours of dabbling in compassion presents a perfect picture of white progressives' commitment to walk their talk.
And, you lefties here are tenacious in defending your fellow elites. Perfect! That says EVERYTHING!
You Blue MAGA progressive Swampcultists? You've been busted!