Early last month socialist congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez unveiled her “Green New Deal” and argued that the legislation’s passage was necessary to prevent the imminent destruction of all of mankind, of all of the animal kingdom and of all of Earth.
Last week Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell responded to Ocasio-Cortez’s fear-mongering rhetoric and radical proposal by scheduling a vote on the GND for sometime later this week.
In response, AOC, who as a reminder crafted the deal because she believes, “like, the world is gonna end in 12 years if we don’t,” threw a fit and called the scheduled vote a “disgrace.”
The GOP’s whole game of wasting votes in Congress to target others “on the record”, for leg they have no intent to pass, is a disgrace.
Stop wasting the American peoples’ time + learn to govern. Our jobs aren’t for campaigning, & that’s exactly what these bluff-votes are for. https://t.co/ELzpQhlezo
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 23, 2019
Twitter users responded by asking her what she’s afraid of.
Why don’t you want to vote on your own initiative? What are you afraid of?
— FactsareSafe – ??? (@Factsaresafe) March 24, 2019
What are you afraid of?…. take your ball and go home if you don’t want to play with the adults
— Dan (@sterex28) March 24, 2019
What are you afraid of? You put it out there for all to see. You can’t hide it now.
— AmyMc934 (@midge5x) March 24, 2019
If it’s so great let the Senate take up the vote? What are you afraid of?
— Fed Up Jane (@FedUpJane) March 23, 2019
She’d posted the tweet in response to an “analysis piece” from The Washington Post that accused McConnell of scheduling a sham vote to cause division and strife within the Democrat Party.
As evidence of this opinionated theory, the piece cited the words of Democrats such as Stephen O’Hanlon, a spokesman for the virulently far-left Sunrise Movement.
“The only reason he is calling for this vote is to score some points for the oil and gas executives who bankroll his campaigns. This vote is a sham,” O’Hanlon said.
This statement was seemingly taken as gospel by the Post, despite O’Hanlon’s employer being the same radical organization that sicced a mob of indoctrinated kids on Sen. Dianne Feinstein last month.
The piece also quoted AOC, who earlier this month accused Fox News of being “AOC TMZ.” It was a reiteration of the “Republicans pounce” theme frequently touted by the media.
So what’s the real reason that McConnell scheduled a vote on the congresswoman’s deal? Judging by his rhetoric, it was to gauge how far and wide her radicalism has spread.
Nothing encapsulates the Democrat’s hard left turn towards socialism more than the “Green New Deal”. One estimate pegs the cost of this centrally-planned nightmare at around $93 trillion. That’s more than every dollar our federal government has spent in its entire history to date
— Leader McConnell (@senatemajldr) March 6, 2019
“By pushing for a vote, McConnell hopes to see how far Democrats are willing to go to align themselves with the party’s new progressive wing,” Fox News has confirmed.
“Just a good old-fashioned, state-planned economy. Garden-variety 20th-century socialism,” the Senate leader reportedly said in a recent speech. “Our Democratic colleagues have taken all the debunked philosophies of the last hundred years, rolled them into one giant package, and thrown a little ‘green’ paint on them to make them look new.”
AOC’s plan is radical to the core. So is she, for that matter. While the fact that the Democrat Party contains such a radical is disturbing unto itself, what McConnell appears to be doing is trying to see whether other Democrats in Congress share the young congresswoman’s radicalism.
“I’ve noted with great interest the Green New Deal, and we’re going to be voting on that in the Senate to give everybody an opportunity to go on record,” he told reporters last month.
But the Senate leader may have also scheduled a vote on the bill to surreptitiously demonstrate its radicalism to the world. According to The Washington Post, a number of Democrats, including Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Ed Markey, plan to vote “present” instead of “yes” or “no.”
How do you suppose the American people will react when they learn that their own Democrat leaders refused to endorse AOC’s idea? Some may wonder why. And those who dig further may come to realize that the GND is a radical monstrosity and complete joke of a bill.
In fact, social media users are confident that this is the real reason AOC is so deathly afraid of her bill being brought up for a vote in the Senate next week:
Alexandria Cortez, please stop wasting our time with your childish fantasies. Understand, it’s not a bluff-vote… it’s a joke-vote to show the very ignorance of YOUR policies. The GOP will always keep fighting and squash your backwards agenda.
— TEO (@TEO09118881) March 24, 2019
But….it’s your plan. Sounds like you don’t want your peers “on the record” declining to support the GND.
— Tim Icenhower (@icestorm75) March 23, 2019
@AOC OPPOSING a ‘vote’ on her ‘vaunted’
Green New Deal tells you all you need to know about the ‘illegitimacy’ of it as ‘real’ legislation vs, POLITICAL SHAM!
— Germ (@edseyger) March 24, 2019
If you are serious that our kids will not see the sun in next 10-12 years then you should be thankful to senate majority leader to bring this up for vote. Or is this all a sham by you for publicity? At least you have to be on your side!
— Mehul Shah (@shah_m) March 24, 2019
And there it is. The “Green New Deal” is the real sham, and AOC knows it!
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