It turns out that even the Democrats couldn’t muster the courage to support the lunacy that is the Green New Deal, spearheaded by Senator Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC).
The air-travel banning, famine-inducing, middle-class-destroying, civilization-collapsing deal failed completely:
…not a single Democrat voted for it. Instead, in the vote which was blocked late on Tuesday with a vote of 0-57, 43 Democrats voted merely “present”, including the Senate’s half-dozen presidential candidates, to sidestep the GOP maneuver and, as Bloomberg put it, “buy time to build their campaign positions.”
Even the six Democratic presidential contenders, including Cory Booker of New Jersey, Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Kamala Harris of California, Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, all voted present.
It looks like President Trump won’t have to contend with the proposal in the next elections after all. He certainly hoped he would have the chance.
I think it is very important for the Democrats to press forward with their Green New Deal. It would be great for the so-called “Carbon Footprint” to permanently eliminate all Planes, Cars, Cows, Oil, Gas & the Military – even if no other country would do the same. Brilliant!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 9, 2019
Still, bear in mind that the Green New Deal was pushed forward by AOC, but it had 100 congressional Democrats as co-sponsors. And six senators that are currently running for president have endorsed it.
Obviously, they calculate that a large voting block wants to engage in climate change legislation. Even if no other large polluting country – India and China – have any intention of doing the same. In fact, just those two countries exceedingly overshadow the pollution output and carbon footprint of the US.
Nonetheless, this is a political opportunity for Republicans to induce enthusiasm and draw votes from the environmentally engaged populace. For many voters, climate change is a single-issue voting cause. Mitch McConnell seems to understand this, as he indicated that he will draft his own version of the Green New Deal.
More importantly in the game of politics, future voting on the Green New Deal will serve as a useful rift between the far-left and the corporate-left within the Democrat party.
The Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is aware of this looming rift all too well.
And they’ll see which senators are so fully committed to radical left-wing ideology that they can’t even vote “no” on self-inflicted economic ruin that would take a sledgehammer to America’s middle class.
— Leader McConnell (@senatemajldr) March 26, 2019
Do you think it makes sense for the US to be the only country in the world to introduce radical climate-change measures? Hit reply and tell me your opinion.