Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is launching a nationwide tour to promote her impractical Green New Deal.
But instead of an overwhelming celebration of the “15-city tour + a 50-State campaign,” many just wondered how the self-proclaimed Democratic socialist from New York planned to pull it off.
The freshman lawmaker tweeted an announcement of the tour Thursday, noting the Sunrise Movement which bills itself as “an army of young people” advocating political action on climate change.
‘We’re starting a 15-city tour + a 50-State campaign, starting in early primary states, to build political and public support for a Green New Deal.’ – @sunrisemvmt#ThisIsWhatDemocracyLooksLike ⬇️ https://t.co/bFs1nozd6e
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) February 14, 2019
The tweet included a video promoting the progressive plan with a caption declaring: “The #GreenNewDeal is not just another climate policy … it is a call to redefine politics and establish a new social contract for America.”
But launching a 15-city tour while pushing legislation that calls for net-zero emissions while making air travel obsolete seems contradictory, and actually defies logic.
Let’s travel around the country leaving a huge carbon footprint to promote doing the opposite. Brilliant!
— derek schwartz (@derek_mafs) February 14, 2019
Are you driving in an electric car or flying?
— Being Libertarian (@beinlibertarian) February 14, 2019
good intentions with ideologically driven very very bad ideas
— Sam Hall (@ATX35_183_1) February 14, 2019
I trust you will be transporting this entourage via “non-fossil fuel” powered methods, #OcasioCortez? If you aren’t then your whole proposal is hypocritical.
— Milo™ (@chasbottom) February 14, 2019
Even Democratic lawmakers have questioned the practicality of the Green New Deal, despite the full endorsement of the proposed legislation by several 2020 contenders, including New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, California Sen. Kamala Harris and Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey.
But with Ocasio-Cortez warning that climate change is Millennials’ version of World War II and that the world will end in 12 years if no action is taken on climate change, the announcement of the tour sparked mockery on social media.
So… how are you PAYING for this trip, and how are you going??? Planes maybe? ?
— Ambie_mom (@ambiverted_mama) February 14, 2019
Are you guys walking? #StayGreen
— G-tired ? (@ScottyGman23) February 14, 2019
Or ride a bike #noprivateplanes
— Marc (@drmarcbetts) February 14, 2019
High speed rail. Wait, that plan completely failed in CA.
— Scott (@schroesc1) February 14, 2019
I hope you plan on walking or using high speed rails to get around the country. Bikes are ok, too ?
— guillzii (@guillzii) February 14, 2019
Can’t wait to see you fly in on your personal Unicorn pic.twitter.com/qfBm8yY83X
— AppSame (@AppSame) February 14, 2019
I hope you decide to ride a bike and a canoe to get around. @AOC . Oh, and not everyone wants to work. Some want a free ride on my dime , and that’s not cool.
— bonafide plumber (@bonafideplumber) February 14, 2019
I think bicycles would be OK?
Although, I don’t know how we’re going to manufacture them without Steel & Rubber?
— John (@sanfideljohn) February 14, 2019
Exactly what I was thinking. Hiw much fossil fuel will be wasted while talking that we should be “greener?”
— Joe Baker (@spdrmnfn) February 14, 2019
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