As far as political flip-flops go, this is pretty impressive. One can assume the Green New Deal rollout didn’t go quite like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez dreamed it would (see Here’re 8 STUPID Things You Need to Know about the Idiotic Green New Deal and Nancy Pelosi Throws Shade on Ocasio-Cortez’s “Enthusiastic” Green New Deal). She probably envisioned people throwing rose petals at her feet. With a giant light up CORTEZ in the background. Instead of going over like a wet cow fart in a caucus meeting. Cow farts are part of the Green New Deal, I boof you not. Case in point: Cortez was all about a government takeover. Until she found out the people outside of Park Slope and San Francisco don’t like government takeovers.
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) February 8, 2019
So it wasn’t going to be a government takeover. Now the bill is out and everyone is reading about cow flatulence, okay, sure, I guess it’s “technically” a government takeover. As long as “takeover” means government “taking over.”
What’s rich are all the Democrat presidential candidates signing onto the Green New Deal. Their support demonstrates as much political “courage” as a Republican signing onto a balanced budget amendment. Stunning. Brave. The difference is then a Republican, like Trump, will run against a Democrat who wants to eliminate planes and replace them with electric cars and trains. Yes, even to cross oceans. The Green New Deal also promises unending cashflows to people who don’t want to work.
If they keep the silly game up, Democrats are going to make it so easy for Trump in 2020.