Alexandria’s Gift To The GOP

The Green New Deal isn't just un-American, it's also completely bonkers.
The Green New Deal isn’t just un-American, it’s also completely bonkers.

A number of Democratic Party presidential hopefuls — including Cory Booker, Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, Kirsten Gillibrand, Julián Castro, and Beto O’Rourke, for starters — have already endorsed or expressed support for the “Green New Deal” (GND). Today, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Edward J. Markey dropped details about her plan.

It is not hyperbole to contend that GND is likely the most ridiculous and un-American plan that’s ever been presented by an elected official to voters. Not merely because it would necessitate a communist strongman to institute, but also because the societal cost are unfathomable. The risible historic analogies Markey and Ocasio-Cortez rely on, the building of the interstate highway system or moon landing, are nothing but trifling projects compared to a plan overhauls modernity by voluntarily destroying massive amounts of wealth and technology. That is the GND.

While some of the specifics need to be ironed out, the plan’s authors assure that this “massive transformation of our society” needs some “clear goals and a timeline.” The timeline is ten years. Here are some of the goals:

  • Ban affordable energy. GND calls for the elimination of all fossil fuel energy production, the lifeblood of American industry and life, which includes not only all oil but also natural gas — one of the cheapest sources of American energy, and one of the reasons the United States has been able to lead the world in carbon-emissions reduction.
  • Eliminate nuclear energy. The GND also calls for eliminating all nuclear power, one of the only productive and somewhat affordable “clean” energy sources available to us, in 11 years. This move would purge around 20 percent of American energy production so you can rely on intermittent wind for your energy needs.
  • Eliminate 99 percent of cars. To be fair, under the GND, everyone will need to retrofit their cars with Flintstones-style foot holes or pedals for cycling. The authors state that the GND would like to replace every “combustion-engine vehicle” — trucks, airplanes, boats, and 99 percent of cars — within ten years. Charging stations for electric vehicles will be built “everywhere,” though how power plants will provide the energy needed to charge them is a mystery.

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See Also:

(1) ‘Green New Deal’ is a Republican Parody of the Democratic Platform

(2) Green New Deal: Finance Plan with Credit from Federal Reserve, ‘New Public Banks Can Be Created’

(3) Green New Deal: ‘All the Resources’ of ‘Every Billionaire and Company’ Would Not Cover the Cost

(4) Ocasio-Cortez Suggests End of Two-Party System: ‘Four or Five’ Political Parties Would Be Fine

(5) Ocasio-Cortez: U.S. Is ‘Native Land’ for All Latinos

(6) In Ocasio-Cortez’s District, MS-13 Kills While She Calls To Disband ICE

(7) The Green New Deal Is Everything That’s Wrong with Progressive Environmentalism

(8) Backers of a Green New Deal Embrace Their Fantasies

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