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On April 17th, Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez gave us the following:
Climate change is here + we’ve got a deadline: 12 years left to cut emissions in half.
A #GreenNewDeal is our plan for a world and a future worth fighting for.
How did we get here?
What is at stake?
And where are we going?
Please watch & share widely ⬇️pic.twitter.com/IMCtS86VXG
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) April 17, 2019
If not for the fact that she’s someone whose ignorance could affect federal law, I’d tend to forgive the naiveté, like granting a pass to a 15-year-old for getting experimentally drunk and tossin’ their cookies in a ferocious 4 a.m.purge.
Limited experience = limited judgement.
Also, in the interest of full disclosure, there was a time when I was certain “rock and roll” would always mean long hair, earrings, and spandex.
If a teenager (not unlike AOC) believes civilization has only 12 years to go, then fine. They have no idea that these sort of silly predictions arise periodically and are never accurate. If the doomsday prophets knew what they were talkin’ ’bout, we’d still be facing an impending ice age. In fact, according to goofy Al Gore — who called for people to cut their electricity while running up monthly Nashville Electric Service bills to the tune of over $2400 per month — the world ended three years ago (here).
She won’t; therefore, a tweeter highlighted some of the dumbest words ever spoken:
“We’re like, the world is gonna end in 12 years if we don’t address climate change. And your biggest issue is how are we gonna pay for it? And, like, this is the war — this is our World War II.”
Am I in a dream, or did those words really come from the mouth of someone in Congress?
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) January 22, 2019
Alexandria further hammered home the notion in a live April Instagram video:
“We have 12 years left to cut emissions by at least 50%, if not more. And for everyone who wants to make a joke about that, you may laugh, but your grandkids will not.”
I don’t want this to be the case, but I feel like AOC is turning “moron” into a verb.
She also tossed this:
“People who are trying to mock and delay this moment, I mean, I just feel bad for you. I just pity you for your role in history right now.”
Before she references history, she might wanna study it. Maybe go back to school for a year or nine.
As for her absurd 12-years-’til-Armageddon stance, in response to people skewering her, on Sunday, she attempted a victory à la Dumb:
This is a technique of the GOP, to take dry humor + sarcasm literally and “fact check” it.
Like the “world ending in 12 years” thing, you’d have to have the social intelligence of a sea sponge to think it’s literal.
But the GOP is basically Dwight from The Office so who knows. https://t.co/pmkwrdeAnq
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) May 12, 2019
When you tell people you’re very serious, it’s really not possible to flip a TADA! and say you were just jokin’. And if the GOP is Dwight from The Office, who is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez? I look forward to finding out — from you, in the Comments section below.
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