Last week, Democrat ingénue Alexandria Ocasio Cortez introduced a word-salad resolution in the US House of Representatives to commit the nation to what she and her slobbering fan club call a Green New Deal (GND, for short). You an read the text here but behind the the soporific text is a clear desire to transform the US into Venezuela but with less toilet paper.
(Years ago, the Washington Post’s Tony Kornheiser described the horrible, pointless movie “The Piano” this way: “”The Piano” is a double win, as you get to see Hunter naked (and for those of you who are thus inclined, weird Harvey Keitel also); plus, because she doesn’t speak, you don’t have to hear her hideous squawk.” Is AOC getting voice lessons from Holly Hunter?)
The rollout was much as you might expect from a former bartender from Brooklyn and had some hilarious moments as the original text promised guaranteed income to people who were “unwilling” to work, perhaps the most blatant and shameless lies in the history of cable news, and a crop of wonderful parodies.
Journalists should not be referring to an FAQ posted on AOC's own website as a "mystery FAQ."
We know where it came from. We know what was in it. And we know AOC's staff are now lying about it. Sorry, journos. https://t.co/UvjyxrbDaS
— Friendly Gabriel Malor (@gabrielmalor) February 9, 2019
Uh bro, when Carlson quoted her website and plan directly, he turned into nervous hipster eraserhead. Who the fuck do you’re kidding here? https://t.co/kCHJQmQiYK
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) February 9, 2019
They all laughed when I refused to work while sitting in my massage chair drinking my own urine, but now the Dave New Future is here pic.twitter.com/8njiE5llRW
— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) February 8, 2019
Dozens of Democrat politicians, including presidential candidates Elizabeth Warren and Cory “No, Really, I Do Have A Girlfriend” Booker tripped over themselves in their haste to support the plan.
Now House Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is giving the Democrats a chance to vote on the bill.
Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced Tuesday that the Senate will vote on the Green New Deal resolution introduced last week by a coalition of progressive lawmakers vowing to eliminate all greenhouse-gas emissions within ten years, while simultaneously creating millions of jobs in a government-subsidized green-energy sector.
“I’ve noted with great interest the Green New Deal. And we’re going to be voting on that in the Senate. Give everybody an opportunity to go on record and see how they feel about the Green New Deal,” McConnell said with a sly smile during a Tuesday press conference.
.@Senatemajldr: "I've noted with great interest the Green New Deal. And we're going to be voting on that in the Senate. Give everybody an opportunity to go on record and see how they feel about the #GreenNewDeal." pic.twitter.com/1HP5lSDjzM
— CSPAN (@cspan) February 12, 2019
McConnell is a pretty shrewd guy on issues that interest him. He’s been a true warrior in ramming judges through the Senate. That shows in in this decision. McConnell knows this is a meaningless vote as it will not pass the Senate…in fact, it probably won’t pass the House. But it will serve as fodder in literally every political race in 2020 where someone voted for this idiocy.
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