WASHINGTON. Nothing quite gets virtue-signaling Democrats foaming at the mouth than calling them out on their BS. When the GOP’s slow-moving tortoise, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, put the Democrat-proposed Green New Deal up for debate and a vote, 42 Democrats said “present” rather than “yea.”
The measure failed to pass.
The Hawaiian coconut
The Democratic Senator from Hawaii, Mazie Hirono, a co-sponsor of the radical environmental initiative, attempted to spin her no-thanks vote into an attack on McConnell. She told Roll Call:
“The majority leader did not call this resolution up for a vote because he thinks climate change is an urgent threat to our country. In fact, he has opposed nearly every congressional effort to confront the climate crisis… the Green New Deal is an aspirational plan to combat climate change.”
The motives of McConnell are irrelevant. Why didn’t Senate Dems put our money where their mouths are? After all, the Green New Deal is a bold new proposal Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez believes will save the planet from extinction a mere 12 years hence. So, why not vote yes on the measure?
Uninventing the wheel
Well, because the Green New Deal is merely “aspirational,” a.k.a., BS.
This unserious, authoritarian legislation aspires to rid America of all farting cows. It would demolish and rebuild every structure to new environmental standards. Air travel would end. It would banish fossil fuels from the land, returning America to the days of Christopher Columbus, when wind-power pushed the sails of his tiny vessels to the New World.
The greatest show on earth
The Green New Deal is much like a magician who charges a king’s ransom to attend his show. One in which he promises to pull an African Elephant from a thimble. But when the audience is seated and the theater lights dim, the magician tells the assembled:
“Good evening, ladies and gentlemen. As you can plainly see, I have nothing up my sleeve. Not a thimble or even an African elephant. Why are you booing? Don’t you see? My act is aspirational. Ta-dah!”
The New Green Deal is one of the dumbest “ideas” proposed by any so-called serious political party. But Democrats, especially democratic socialists, aren’t to be taken seriously.
And the recent Green New Deal vote by Senate Democrats proves they don’t take themselves all that seriously either.
While at a rally in El Paso, Texas, President Trump did a little magic of his own. He exposed the clumsy sleight-of-hand of unserious, climate-change Democratic magicians running for president. Of the New Green Deal, Trump said,
“You’re not allowed to own cows anymore!… It would shut down a little thing called air travel. How do you take a train to Europe?”
Top Images: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, CNN screen capture. Various magician posters.