FILE – In this May 18, 2019, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks at a house party campaign stop in Rochester, N.H. Rising disagreement among congressional Democrats over whether to pursue impeachment of President Donald Trump has had little effect on the party’s presidential candidates, who mostly are avoiding calls to start such an inquiry. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)
In my opinion, the Democrat Party shows signs of Alzheimer’s.
They appear to have completely forgotten the reason they exist.
With Impeachment Mania, they eschewed the notion of winning the 2020 election–
- Wanna convince a lot of taxpayers you’re disingenuous, partisan, bad stewards of their dough, and on a mad warpath? Check.
- How ’bout an in-the-process thrashing of Joe Biden, your best hope at the time for November triumph? Done and done.
And now, as we sit amid primary debate, the crew vying for votes look to have misunderstood what an American election is: It ain’t a contest to see who’s the most radically left-wing.
Elizabeth Warren can’t hear me, so she announced Thursday that the Green New Deal doesn’t go “far enough.”
Aaaand she’s out.
Liz offered the following at a CNN town hall event:
“What I want to see us do is get off an oil economy, and not only for ourselves, but for the rest of the world.”
“Uh, I want to see us move entirely to green…”
“[A]nd let me say on this: I not only support a Green New Deal, I don’t think it goes far enough.”
Bingo — the current Dem approach: Oh yeah? You think you’re far to the Left? Well check me out.
Meanwhile, most voters sit near the center.
As a reminder, the Green New Deal hails no plane travel and was written by someone who flies in planes.
And it calls for a retrofitting of every building. Everywhere.
It’s easy to miss just how destructive and inefficient land development is, given its ubiquity. Existing buildings hoover up about 40% of energy consumed in the U.S. and emit about 29% of greenhouse gases. The Green New Deal calls for retrofitting all of them—every last skyscraper, McDonald’s, and suburban ranch home—for energy efficiency within the next 10 years.
Here are a few additional small intentions of the big Deal:
Yes, we are calling for a full transition off fossil fuels and zero greenhouse gases. Anyone who has read the resolution sees that we spell this out through a plan that calls for eliminating greenhouse gas emissions from every sector of the economy. Simply banning fossil fuels immediately won’t build the new economy to replace it – this is the plan to build that new economy and spells out how to do it technically. We do this through a huge mobilization to create the renewable energy economy as fast as possible. We set a goal to get to net-zero, rather than zero emissions, in 10 years because we aren’t sure that we’ll be able to fully get rid of farting cows and airplanes that fast, but we think we can ramp up renewable manufacturing and power production, retrofit every building in America, build the smart grid, overhaul transportation and agriculture, plant lots of trees and restore our ecosystem to get to net-zero.
Created in consultation with multiple groups from environmental community, environmental justice community, and labor community. 5 goals in 10 years:
- Net-zero greenhouse gas emissions through a fair and just transition for all communities and workers
- Create millions of high-wage jobs and ensure prosperity and economic security for all
- Invest in infrastructure and industry to sustainably meet the challenges of the 21st century
- Clean air and water, climate and community resiliency, healthy food, access to nature, and a sustainable environment for all
- Promote justice and equity by stopping current, preventing future, and repairing historic oppression of frontline and vulnerable communities
How do you “repair” “environmental (in)justice”?
One more aim:
Economic security for all who are unable or unwilling to work
I wrote about the booger-colored plan in February of ’19:
[W]e’re looking at a society where people travel on trains rather than planes, fight cow farts, and pay people because they’re “unwilling to work” (here).
I’ll take it: I guess if I don’t have to work, I can afford the extra travel time.
And this was a line from The Daily Caller that same month:
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has retracted and then denied her own office’s explanation of the Green New Deal, a resolution critics say would bankrupt and cripple the country.
But to Elizabeth, it’s not sufficiently extreme.
She’s even got an add-on:
“I also have a blue new deal, ’cause we have got to be thinking about our oceans as well, that we need to protect.”
I’m pro-ocean, but as it turns out, the GND is floatin’ in a sea of socialism — during a Washington Post interview, AOC’s chief of staff, Saikat Chakrabarti, admitted the Nazis’ favored economic system was the actual point of the whole thing:
Chakrabarti had an unexpected disclosure. “The interesting thing about the Green New Deal,” he said, “is it wasn’t originally a climate thing at all.” Ricketts greeted this startling notion with an attentive poker face. “Do you guys think of it as a climate thing?” Chakrabarti continued. “Because we really think of it as a how-do-you-change-the-entire-economy thing.”
Oh — and, reportedly, it wouldn’t change climate.
From the American Enterprise Institute’s analysis:
A GND policy would yield no benefits in its central energy, environment, and climate context, but it would impose very large economic costs.
I’ll give Elizabeth this much, though: She’s trying hard. Back to that “Anything you can do, I can do Lefter” thing, RedState’s Brandon Morse observed the same with regard to taxes:
Few people can pander like Elizabeth Warren. This is a woman who pretended to be a whole different race to appeal to the social justice wing of the party for years and got away with it up until she was trolled into taking a DNA test by President Trump.
What we do see, however, is a tax plan that mimics — nay — outshines Ocasio-Cortez’s tax plan in terms of attractiveness to the increasingly anti-rich left, as Warren’s plan specifically targets the rich.
That article was titled “From Facebook Lives to Tax Plans, Elizabeth Warren Wants to be Just Like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.”
Here’s how The Daily Wire described Warren just months ago:
She has generally supported anti-capitalistic and anti-growth economic policies, heavy-handed government regulation over the private economy, robust labor unions, and the Nordic model of a sprawling welfare state. Along with Sanders, Warren’s views on economics and the proper size and scope of government place her firmly on the leftward flank of the 2020 Democratic Party presidential candidate field.
Yep — in the year of Trump, that ain’t gonna win.
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