Socialist darling Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez destroyed her budding reputation when earlier in the year she released her “Green New Deal.”
Touting the proposal as a revolutionary new direction for America, the GND was in fact a mess of amateurish writing and inane ideas. Just about every pundit in the country mocked it. But Mitch McConnell wants to know, on record, where Democrats stand on this policy. And he’s going to find out.
For months the liberal media has celebrated AOC as the second coming. Some have even suggested she was the future of the Democratic Party, and America. The former bartender stole the nomination of a 10-term congressman, by promising to Hispanic voters that she’ll abolish ICE. It was an easy win.
She went on to win the House seat in a largely liberal New York district. The media propped this young woman up, because of her gender and Hispanic background. But they never bothered to test her experience and know-how, especially on crucial issues.
Numerous interviews exposed AOC as embarrassingly uninformed on the economy or world affairs. She spilled more than her fair share of gaffes. Online, she is little more than a child, arguing and insulting even senior members of her own party. She comes off as dangerously inexperienced, rude, and unfit to lead.
Very quickly, after entering office, the Democrats realize the mistake they made. AOC behaves like an idiot when allowed to speak. Things are getting so bad, Democrats are considering redistricting her part of New York, to even eliminate her seat entirely.
But the worst was yet to come when she unveiled her Green New Deal. She hyped it up by promising it would revolutionize our country and economy—while saving the environment. She compared it to FDR’s New Deal, you know, the original socialist program that burdened our country with Social Security.
When her proposal was released, it was quickly mocked by everyone. People couldn’t believe that a sitting lawmaker would propose things like “100% renewable energy” or requiring that every building in America be torn down and rebuilt to new standards. AOC’s Green New Deal wanted to end all air travel everywhere.
Oh, and it also wanted to provide universal income to everyone, including people unable or unwilling to work (yes, that’s in the proposal).
Once this Green New Deal got out to the public, Democrats panicked. The party couldn’t support something so unrealistic or amateurishly written. House Democrats quickly dismissed it, in order to save face.
But Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wants to know just where Democrats stand on this radical, idiotic proposal. So, he’s going to force them to vote on it.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will put the Green New Deal to a vote on Tuesday in a move that will force Democrats to take an official stand on the measure and thus pit the party’s moderates against its progressive wing.
“I could not be more glad that the American people will have the opportunity to learn precisely where each one of their senators stand on the “Green New Deal,” McConnell tweeted. “A radical, top-down, socialist makeover of the entire U.S. economy.”
The resolution, which amounts to an ambitious overhaul of the U.S. to combat climate change, undoubtedly will not pass in the GOP-controlled Senate. But Republicans say that the vote will allow them to better gauge Democrats’ commitment to its radical proposals. [Source: Fox News]
The Green New Deal is beyond stupid. It is actually impossible to pass or enforce. How could our government ban air travel? Or force policies that energy experts flat out say are impossible?
But Democrats would gladly dismiss this proposal and hope Americans forget about it. With an election coming up, you better believe the left needs to put their best face on.
McConnell is not letting them get away with it. AOC still stands behind her proposal, a proposal that would cripple our country. The Senate Majority Leader is going to force Democrats to either back this plan or turn on a woman who probably shouldn’t be in Congress.
Let’s see if they have the guts to do that.