Yesterday we highlighted some of the most egregious proposals in the “Green New Deal” – including the elimination of air travel, modifying or replacing every building in the United States, and giving handouts to people “unwilling” to work.
The reaction, even from Democrats, has been telling:
- President Barack Obama’s former Energy Secretary called it “impractical,” “unrealistic,” and “unrealizable.”
- President Bill Clinton’s climate change advisor: “It will be a challenge to get beyond the fantasy goals of the Green New deal to specific policy proposals. Candidates will get away with hiding behind the green fig leaf for a little while, but not for long.”
- A top liberal Democrat strategist addressed their party’s socialist agenda by warning, “We are on an out-of-control roller coaster going 100 miles-per-hour, and we have no functioning brake.”
- Former Democrat Senator Claire McCaskill also had a message for Rep. Ocasio-Cortez: “I hope she also realizes that the parts of the country that are rejecting the Democratic Party, like a whole lot of white working class voters…” She added, “The rhetoric is cheap. Getting results is a lot harder.”
But those warnings haven’t stopped dozens of Democrat elected officials and their presidential candidates from lining up behind this radical proposal…
Bottom line: Democrats are so obsessed with embracing socialism that they can’t even recognize the absurdity of supporting a plan as ludicrous as the one proposed yesterday.