Liberals knew from the get-go that the Green New Deal was destined to go down in flames. But the really interesting thing here is the way AOC tries to frame her defeat as a victory.
Earlier this week, AOC stated her Green New Deal was moving forward. The only catch- it would move forward in pieces.
The Washington Examiner quoted the freshman Congresswoman:
“One of the things I think is really exciting,” said the first-term New York Democrat, is that “the legislation that we are planning on introducing is not one broad sweeping piece of legislation.”
Ocasio-Cortez said, “We are breaking it up into parts.”
The liberal Democrat said lawmakers are at work on different pieces of legislation derived from the Green New Deal, which calls for eliminating carbon emissions in the United States in 10 years.
Notice the way AOC faked excitement, as if this was the plan all along. Of course, in her defense, AOC might not realize exactly what her proposal originally looked like. Rumors state the deal was drafted without her input or presence. But I digress. We already know AOC is the hired face of the Justice Democrats. No need to rehash any of that.
Seriously, the point here is just how hard democrats work to spin things.
Phase 1: Electric Cars
AOC promises to focus phase one on the shift to electric cars. And we’re supposed to believe this is much better for the environment than gasoline engines.
I’m sure you’ve seen the memes that show the impact of producing electric car batteries. I’ve read conflicting stories on whether or not those pictures paint the real truth. However, there are some important points to consider when pushing towards all electric cars.
- Electric cars take hours, even overnight to charge. They are NOT designed for long road trips.
- Electric cars don’t rake in the gasoline tax that helps build and maintain roads.
- The electric grid isn’t capable of adding enough electric cars to serve the entire nation.
- Electric cars are at least $20,000 more than gasoline powered vehicles. Thus, they are priced out of range for even much of the middle class.
- One study finds “all-electric vehicles cause 86 percent more deaths from air pollution than do cars powered by regular gasoline”
And there’s a few other pesky little factoids. For example, coal produces 39 percent of the country’s electricity, according to the Department of Energy. Thus, we’re using fossil fuels in order to use electricity when we could just use the fossil fuels and spare the electricity. But leave it to a liberal to create such a conundrum. In fact, Tesla’s and other electric cars lose up to 40% of their battery power in extreme cold. Which means we actually need the global warming to keep the cars moving along. Isn’t that ironic?
But I haven’t seen AOC acknowledge any of that. Instead, she’s clinging to the idea of electric cars for everyone. She hasn’t even addressed the millions of families living without current car payments. How will they upgrade to this new system and maintain their current level of debt? Oh wait, maybe it’s “free electric cars for everyone” and I just missed the free part.
Next Up: Housing
AOC also made a point to say housing is a big part of her newly focused plans.
The Examiner continues:
Ocasio-Cortez said she plans to introduce a bill this month aimed at transitioning the U.S. to carbon-neutral buildings, which she called a “Green New Deal housing plan.”
The Green New Deal calls for providing “safe, adequate housing” for everyone and the complete transition away from gasoline-powered cars.
“We are really excited about it,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “That’s going to be dropping this month, and it’s going to be really a focus on buildings, which is one of the three major industries we have to focus on when it comes to reducing carbon emissions.”
Once again, the spin is outrageous! Exactly who is paying for all these great new buildings? And how will we get rid of the old ones? Will that require demolition? Because if I’m not mistaken, demolition is carried out with giant machinery. And that machinery tends to run on gasoline so won’t we be doing quite a bit polluting to upgrade all these buildings? Was any of this even factored into the plan?
At the end of the day, these are just moot points. No piece of the Green New Deal will actually materialize.
Democrats pretend to support this ridiculous idea because it has all the warm-fuzzy nonsense liberals love. But they don’t actually think it’s tangible.
In fact, Mitch McConnell put the Green New Deal to a vote months ago. Guess what most democrats voted?
They didn’t support the idea, and they were too chicken to denounce it. In fact, when McConnell gave the legislation the urgency liberals demanded, they rebuked his expedited action, calling it sabotage.
Then, leftists were jumping ship faster than rats on the Titanic. But I think Kevin Jackson summed it up best when he said:
“…2019 is a bad year for Democrats. And the outcome of the Green New Deal is only beginning for the assclowns of the Party of Slavery and Lynchings.”