Perhaps the host just didn’t have enough coffee that day. Who knows? But last week Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Corte (D-NY) unveiled her Green New Deal. A far left economic prescription that will certainly end in the economic death of the U.S. It’s a massive government takeover of not just the economy, but also a gross intrusion into our private lives. It calls for the elimination of fossil fuels within a decade, the upgrading of all buildings to be more eco-friendly, and the destruction of cattle over their methane farts. No, that’s not a joke. It also called for job security for people who are unwilling or unable to work. Yeah, lazy people get subsided. This is la la land policy. It’s not realistic, but the ethos is progressivism after decades of maturation; George Will noted this in the past. All aspects of social life must be organized around the government. And yes, the Ocasio-Cortez camp tried to say the job security for the lazy portion was a conservative lie. It wasn’t. Plenty of people took screenshots of her offices’ FAQ page before it was shut down (via Free Beacon):
Here's an archived version of the now-deleted @AOC's House webpage with the #GreenNewDeal FAQ's and the "guarantee" in all its glory: "It guarantees to everyone... Economic security to all who are... unwilling to work."https://t.co/UlOtwgD3dT pic.twitter.com/qr29dzU2fV— Jeryl Bier (@JerylBier) February 8, 2019
The office of democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has deleted a supplemental document explaining how to implement her "Green New Deal" that called for a jobs guarantee even for those "unwilling to work" and the elimination of "farting cows" and airplanes.
Robert Hockett, a Cornell law professor and adviser to Ocasio-Cortez, appeared on Tucker Carlson Tonight on Fox News on Friday and claimed Republicans doctored official documents that came directly from the congresswoman's office.
Ocasio-Cortez's 14-page resolution calls for the "economic transformation" of the United States through a "Green New Deal mobilization" that would phase the country off fossil fuels and nuclear energy in 10 years. Renewable energy accounts for just 17 percent of current electricity generation.
The deleted supplemental document explained the Green New Deal further, saying that the plan would "create economic prosperity" by planting "lots of trees." But Ocasio-Cortez's office was honest about the plans limitations to "fully get rid of farting cows and airplanes" in 10 years.
Right-wing commentators continue obsessively reporting on @AOC and claiming she reflects the consensus of Democrats. Nonsense. It is Nancy Pelosi’s party. Full Stop.— Joe Scarborough (@JoeNBC) February 8, 2019
“The green dream, or whatever they call it, nobody knows what it is, but they're for it, right?"
Remember, she’s a right-wing obsession pic.twitter.com/74P3r9wTtt— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) February 7, 2019
The entire 2020 field in the Senate has endorsed the plan https://t.co/HIMlJtIO5z— Alex Griswold (@HashtagGriswold) February 8, 2019
Ohhh she’s actually a secret genius for that proposal she immediately memoryholed pic.twitter.com/apDLZgsHbv— Alex Griswold (@HashtagGriswold) February 8, 2019
Take AOC seriously but not literally I guess— Alex Griswold (@HashtagGriswold) February 8, 2019
The 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls (either likely or already declared) in the Senate— Cory Booker, Kirsten Gillibrand, Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar, Bernie Sanders, & Elizabeth Warren— are all official co-sponsors of the Green New Deal resolution.— Jerry Dunleavy (@JerryDunleavy) February 8, 2019
On a side note, some in the media think the criticism of Ocasio-Cortez is due to conservatives being obsessed with her, and that she is not an ascendant voice within the party. MNSBC’s Joe Scarborough tweeted last Friday that this is Nancy Pelosi’s party and that AOC is not representative of national Democrats or something. The problem is that criticism of AOC is not a right-wing obsession. Also, virtually the entire 2020 Democratic field has endorsed the Green New Deal.
I don’t criticize Ocasio-Cortez for dancing in college or for what she wears. That’s not the right way to attack her. If anything, it could make her a sympathetic figure. That’s something Republicans don’t want, but when she puts forward a policy that would erode economic and personal freedom and pretty much cause the death of the U.S. economy—show no mercy. Farting cows is an action item, folks. It’s not a serious policy, but you all knew that.