The right knows how to meme, and sometimes it does so absolutely brilliantly. Case in point, this new video comparing Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s “Green New Deal” to the Fyre Festival is…well…fyre.
For those who don’t know what the Fyre Festival is, it can be summed up as a brilliantly marketed scam that promised millennials the concert event of a lifetime, filled with models, private islands, five-star foods, and all the things that would make your Instagram quiver.
The promo itself was a marvel to behold.
Then it turned out to be a poorly planned, poorly executed disaster that screwed over attendees, workers, and more. Instead of five-star meals, attendees were treated to cheese slices and sandwich bread. Instead of villas and high-class tents, they were treated to a camp with FEMA tents.
The Fyre Festival has now become a leading symbol of overpromises that lead to disaster. So it was inevitable that the Green New Deal was going to be mentioned in the same breath.
Enter Rep. Mark Walker, vice-chair of the House GOP. Instead of simply making the comparison, Walker recreated the famous promo video and reworked it so it referenced AOC’s greatest joke on the people.
“After the success of the Fyre Festival, we bring you the Green New Deal,” tweeted Walker, adding the hashtag “GND is Fyre.”
— Rep. Mark Walker (@RepMarkWalker) February 13, 2019
Savage. Savage and hilarious.