Anybody else getting the impression Alex from the Block is really a Republican deep-cover plant?
If her much-anticipated, highly comical “Green New Deal” is any indication, I’d say she must be.
Alex released her “fact sheet” to much media praise.
And, before even reading the preposterous thing, the 2020 Democrat Presidential candidates tripped all over themselves to quickly sign on.
A #GreenNewDeal is ambitious. It’s bold. And I’m cosponsoring this resolution with @aoc and @senmarkey because it’s exactly the kind of action it will take to conquer the biggest threat of our lifetime. https://t.co/CfQFgBnlat— Kirsten Gillibrand (@SenGillibrand) February 7, 2019
Senator Gillibrand, it’s also written in magical ink somewhere over the rainbow.
Did she miss the part where government will provide “economic security” to people who are “unwilling” to work? Real ambitious.
An ambitious plan for the unambitious pic.twitter.com/JwSQN2hCpT— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) February 8, 2019
But Kirsten wasn’t the only 2020 hopeful who rushed to endorse this ridiculous “plan.”
Add your name right now to support the #GreenNewDeal resolution to combat climate change and jump-start our economy.— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) February 7, 2019
“Jump-start” our economy.
Because record unemployment and a vibrant, expanding economy under President Trump is in desperate need of “jump-starting.”
The only thing Alex’s Green New Deal will “jump-start” is America’s descent into a third world shithole country.
Climate Change is real. But clearly from the looks of this silly Green New Deal, Alex has no idea how “to address it head-on.”
Did you even read this flight of fancy badly disguised as a “resolution,” Liz?
The way Alex managed to get these nitwit Presidential candidates to fall for this load of manure is impressive.
Now all four of these guys are on record supporting — among other things — getting rid of airplanes, automobiles, forcing every home and building to be retrofitted at great cost to become “carbon neutral.”
Not to mention making sure every person who is unwilling to work gets a government-supplied paycheck.
Take that, Climate Change!
But even Alex can’t seem to get her talking points straight.
Check this out:
NPR’s Steve Inskeep: “Are you prepared to put on the table that yes, actually, they’re right, what this requires is massive government intervention?”
Alex: ”It does. It does. Yeah, I have no problem saying that.”
Then on MSNBC with Chuck Todd:
Alex: “One way that the Right does try to mischaracterize what we’re doing as though it’s like some kind of massive government takeover.”
Good grief. This is clown show is the “New Face of the Democrat Party.”
I’m telling you, she has got to be a Republican plant.
Even the Wall Street Journal’s Kimberly Strassel thinks so.
In a column last night titled “The Socialist That Could,” Strassel refers to the Green New Deal as the a GOP dream.
The Republican Party has a secret weapon for 2020. It’s especially effective because it’s stealthy: The Democrats seem oblivious to its power. And the GOP needn’t lift a finger for it to work. All Republicans have to do is sit back and watch 29-year-old Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez . . . exist.
On Thursday Ms. Ocasio-Cortez unveiled her vaunted Green New Deal, complete with the details of how Democrats plan to reach climate nirvana in a mere 10 years. It came in the form of a resolution, sponsored in the Senate by Massachusetts’ Edward Markey, on which AOC is determined to force a full House vote. That means every Democrat in Washington will get to go on the record in favor of abolishing air travel, outlawing steaks, forcing all American homeowners to retrofit their houses, putting every miner, oil rigger, livestock rancher and gas-station attendant out of a job, and spending trillions and trillions more tax money. Oh, also for government-run health care, which is somehow a prerequisite for a clean economy.
It’s a GOP dream, especially because the media presented her plan with a straight face—as a legitimate proposal from a legitimate leader in the Democratic Party. Republicans are thrilled to treat it that way in the march to 2020, as their set-piece example of what Democrats would do to the economy and average Americans if given control. The Green New Deal encapsulates everything Americans fear from government, all in one bonkers resolution.
Yesterday on Twitter, Strassel posted a hilarious thread after she read this garbled fantasy tome:
2) See Ron Bailey for look at sheer number of turbines, solar panels, facilities necessary just for the “renewable electricity” bit. Wud need 500k square km, bigger than California. Also note, govt will pay for these–not private sector. https://t.co/wQ0C6wonha— Kimberley Strassel (@KimStrassel) February 7, 2019
3) Also, AOC would put charging stations “everywhere,” upgrade or tear down “every building” in the country (homes and businesses), install high-speed rail across every state, upgrade all our infrastructure. (Maybe once Ds allow permitting reform? LOL. LOL. LOL.)— Kimberley Strassel (@KimStrassel) February 7, 2019
4)Somehow, government-run healthcare, “family sustainable” wages, paid leave, and “affordable” housing are also “required” for a clean economy. I would love to understand this logic. (And imagine what wages will need to be to pay for billion-dollar-per-kilowatt electricity)— Kimberley Strassel (@KimStrassel) February 7, 2019
5) Key part though people is bit in fact sheet that explains why resolution is not immediately banning fossil fuels or demanding zero-emissions across economy. Because “we aren’t sure that we’ll be able to fully get rid of farting cows and airplanes that fast.” Note “fully.”— Kimberley Strassel (@KimStrassel) February 7, 2019
6) Planes run on fossil fuel. No fossil fuel, no visits to granny. Cows produce methane, why alarmists want to get rid of livestock. She can’t do it “fully” in 10 years, but AOC is coming after ur air miles and bacon. This is honesty about how Ds wud micromanage private life.— Kimberley Strassel (@KimStrassel) February 7, 2019
7)And how to pay for mass trillions in cost? Don’t worry! Federal Reserve will just “extend credit” And “new public banks can be created to extend credit too.” Because, you know, like, money is just paper, and how hard can it be to make some more of the stuff, right? Right?— Kimberley Strassel (@KimStrassel) February 7, 2019
8) Ok. Back to laughing.— Kimberley Strassel (@KimStrassel) February 7, 2019
Apparently even Ocasio-Cortez realized her great unveiling was an unmitigated disaster.
Because within hours of releasing this drivel that reads like a eighth grade book report from someone who didn’t read the book, her website took it down.
I think at this point, the person who will benefit most from this Climate Comedy will be President Trump who, thanks to the Democrats stupidly hopping aboard the Ocasio-Cortez Clown Show, will win 2020 in a landslide.
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