Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s “Green New Deal” has been a particularly entertaining piece of legislation. After a FAQ was released to multiple media outlets and put on her website, we found out that the plan called for everything from paying people who don’t want to work to eliminating cow farts. Once the embarrassment became overwhelming, AOC then claimed the FAQ was actually an “early draft” that got released by mistake.
It obviously wasn’t, but the media dutifully bought her spin and started reporting that it was actually Republicans who were misrepresenting the Green New Deal by quoting her own fact sheet about it. It must be nice to be a Democrat.
Eventually, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called AOC’s bluff and put the ill-fated plan up for a vote.
This was the result.
The Senate voted on the Green New Deal today: 0 Yeas, 57 Nays, and 43 Senators voted PRESENT pic.twitter.com/nvcnXA7zPe
— Leader McConnell (@senatemajldr) March 26, 2019
You’d think after face planting that hard, AOC might take a breather, but nah.
Instead, she’s now pitching a new documentary about one of the biggest legislative flops in the last decade, because in the Democratic party, abject failure is worthy of celebration I guess.
— New York Post (@nypost) May 7, 2019
Why is a sitting Congressional member spending her time negotiating documentaries about a resolution that not a single Democrat voted for? I’m sure the “documentary” will be a completely objective look at the situation as well, right? The part where it ends with AOC laughably claiming that she told her party not to vote for her own plan is gonna be great.
Ocasio-Cortez is a grifter. She lied about her upbringing while she ran for election, she’s possibly committed multiple campaign finance laws, and she even took money from kids for her campaign coffers under false pretenses. Now she’s doing everything she can to raise her profile instead of simply trying to do her job. Wasting time on a documentary about an utter failure of a proposal is exactly the kind of thing you’d expect from her.
Instead of her behavior being called out, she’s lauded in the press as the new face of the Democrat party. While that’s probably good for Republicans, it puts the shallow, partisan nature of our media on full display.
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