Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez made a name for herself by unveiling the “Green New Deal.” A bad name. The radical, left-wing proposal was panned by critics all across the country. But many Democrats have embraced the toxic plan, including one running for office in California. This is what happened next.
AOC has been having a bad first year in Congress. She was hailed a rising star by the media when the 29-year-old with no experience won the election. But since, then, it’s all be downhill.
Her landmark plan, the Green New Deal, is an environmental proposal meant to “save” the planet. Among its many insane ideas, it requires the Unite States to transition to 100% renewable energy in ten years. That’s something energy experts say is impossible. She also wants to ban all air travel and rebuild or renovate all buildings in America. Including your house.
No wonder she’s polling at 20% percent in her own district!
But as bad as the GND sounds, there are actually Democrats backing it. All 2020 Democrats running for president have supported the plan. They claim a radical environmental program is the only way to save our planet from “disaster.”
It seems, though, that Americans are not on board with such a terrible plan. And an early election proves that Democrats who back the Green New Deal are in big trouble. Such was the case for a Dem in the San Fernando Valley who was running against a Republican for a city council seat.
Republican John Lee defeated Democrat Loraine Lundquist on Tuesday in a special election for a vacant northwest San Fernando Valley seat on the Los Angeles City Council in which the Democrat backed L.A.’s version of the “Green New Deal.”
Lundquist, an academic, supported L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti’s plan to shutter three natural gas power plants and replace them with wind and solar power, though officials said that would be insufficient for the city’s needs.
Lee, a former City Hall staffer, attacked the Green New Deal and received support from the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 18. The IBEW, which is the largest union representing Department of Public Works employees, typically backs Democrats. However, worries about job losses due to the Green New Deal spurred the union to back the Republican in a relatively conservative area Democrats hoped to flip. [Source: Breitbart]
Tell me how a Democrat loses a local election—in Los Angeles! (I bet some of you didn’t even know there were Republicans in that city.)
But this is how a Democrat can lose in a such a liberal part of the country: by backing the Green New Deal.
Lundquist’s support for closing down three natural gas plants was so horrendous to the electrical workers union, they actually backed the Republican. Local voters were shocked to see that a Democrat would hurt union jobs and make energy costs sky-high.
The Green New Deal calls for the elimination of all fossil fuels. Even though natural gas has helped grow our economy while significantly reducing emissions.
I guess Lundquist and AOC are too stupid to support a win-win situation like that.
This is a sign of things to come, be sure. Democrats are lurching more and more left. They are pushing radical socialist policies like the Green New Deal. It is hurting their support from groups that used to back them—like workers’ unions. Why would working-class groups back Democrats when the party supports illegal immigrants and environmental policies like the GND? Both stances would mean American workers would lose jobs.
Yet all of the 2020 Democrats fighting for the presidential nomination back the Green New Deal in one form or another.
Many of the Democratic presidential candidates have embraced the Green New Deal or something like it. Former vice president Joe Biden, a former supporter of “clean coal,” said last month that he wanted to eliminate coal and other fossil fuels. [Source: Breitbart]
I mean, do they really think they can beat Trump with a plan that eliminates clean coal and natural gas, puts Americans out of work, and raises energy prices through the roof?
They can try—but something tells me it’s not going to work out.