MSNBC “Morning Joe” co-host Joe Scarborough was working overtime Friday morning trying to run interference for any sensible Democrats that might exist in the wake of Bronx dimwit Rep. Alexandra Ocasio Cortez releasing her “Green New Deal.”
The newly elected New York Democrat’s radical climate change plan calls for net-zero greenhouse gas emissions in 10 years and looks to essentially rebuild every building in America and even eliminate air travel.
The plan proposed by Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., was so disastrous that Wall Street Journal’s Kimberley Strassel said it resembled a parody of a plan some Republicans might have put out to ridicule Democrats.
And this is where Scarborough comes into play.
Taking to Twitter, the MSNBC host quoted Speaker Nancy Pelosi seemingly mocking the “green dream” to say the whackadoodle plan doesn’t reflect the consensus of the Democrat Party.
Scarborough tweeted Friday morning: “Right-wing commentators continue obsessively reporting on
@AOC and claiming she reflects the consensus of Democrats. Nonsense. It is Nancy Pelosi’s party. Full Stop.
Right-wing commentators continue obsessively reporting on @AOC and claiming she reflects the consensus of Democrats. Nonsense. It is Nancy Pelosi’s party. Full Stop.
“The green dream, or whatever they call it, nobody knows what it is, but they're for it, right?"
— Joe Scarborough (@JoeNBC) February 8, 2019
The problem with that assessment is a bevy of 2020 Democratic presidential candidate hopefuls rushed to embrace the New Green Deal introduced by Ocasio-Cortez — who was called the “future of our party” not all that long go by DNC chair Tom Perez.
One of those candidates, Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., went so far as to co-sponsor the legislation.
Legislation that, according to an overview, would offer “economic security” to those “unwilling to work.”
Other 2020 Democratic hopefuls who jumped on board include Sen. Cory Booker, from New Jersey, Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand from New York. Rep. Beto O’Rourke, the failed senatorial candidate from Texas, also supports the “Green New Deal.”
Enough to prompt Fox News senior political analyst Brit Hume to sarcastically tweet: “It’s getting crowded out on that limb.”
It’s getting crowded out on that limb. https://t.co/EZ2ZyeeOXm
— Brit Hume (@brithume) February 8, 2019
But it doesn’t reflect the consensus of the Democratic Party, Joe?
Who wants to tell him? https://t.co/frePxsWDMz
— Chad Felix Greene (@chadfelixg) February 8, 2019
Perhaps Scarborough doesn’t quite get the hard-left progressive makeup of today’s Democratic Party?
One social media user shared a number of screenshots of other Democrats who support the New Green Deal. “I got tired of doing screenshots last night. There’s a lot of big D names here. Seems to be…um…a consensus,” the tweet read.
I got tired of doing screenshots last night. There’s a lot of big D names here. Seems to be…um…a consensus. ??♂️ pic.twitter.com/GGe6EkqCF3
— dubs (@mrbigdubya) February 8, 2019
Heck, even Ocasio-Cortez disputed Scarborough’s take in trying to defend her plan, touting that it “nets 70 House cosponsors on Day 1 and all Dem presidential candidates sign on anyway.”
When your #GreenNewDeal legislation is so strong that the GOP has to resort to circulating false versions, but the real one nets 70 House cosponsors on Day 1 and all Dem presidential candidates sign on anyway https://t.co/BbHIn8cu0f
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) February 8, 2019
Here’s a sampling from Twitter of other responses to Scarborough’s tweet defending the Democratic Party:
When is @JoeNBC trying out for the spokesman for the DNC?
— Thomas Glass (@thommglass) February 8, 2019
The GND is nonsense, and several of the top Democratic Presidential Candidates have cosponsored it. @AOC might not be the consensus, but she clearly isn’t completely fringe.
— Peter Eliya (@PeterEliya) February 8, 2019
Joe ain’t got no time for facts, he’s got feelings.
— Cam Mashburn (@cammashburn) February 8, 2019
Leading Democratic candidates for the 2020 nomination are backing the GND, Joe. It's not an "obsession" to report and comment on it when Booker, Harris, Warren and Gillibrand (so far) are getting on board. https://t.co/8jEML8nh2v
— Jay Caruso (@JayCaruso) February 8, 2019
She got 20 minutes on MSNBC yesterday evening and four major 2020 Democratic presidential candidates immediately got on board with her resolution. It's a very good and important thing that conservative media is covering her closely https://t.co/PMEC3OM046
— David Rutz (@DavidRutz) February 8, 2019
Ever see one of those tweets where you want to reply, but then just laugh, roll your eyes, and move on instead? https://t.co/40df7guWTo
— Cam Edwards (@CamEdwards) February 8, 2019
— Curtis Woodard (@curtinsea) February 8, 2019
— Elizabeth (@destiny_113) February 8, 2019
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