The Green New Deal Gets Real
AOC, aka Teen Congressgirl burst onto the scene with a new, ambitious (read: idiotic) plan to save the Earth from OMG IMMINENT DESTRUCTION IN 12 YEARS. The plan was widely mocked by people the with the capacity for abstract thought, which made it ripe for political gamesmanship from congressional Republicans.
And today, Turtle McConnell said let the games begin.
The Green New Deal failed to pass a procedural vote in the Senate today, with Democrats slamming the GOP motion as a “sham” and with only a few exceptions voting “present” in protest. The final vote was 57 against and no one for the plan, with 43 Democrats voting present. Democrats Kirsten Cinema (AZ), Joe Manchin (WV) and Doug Jones (AL) were the only Dims to break ranks, as they knew their Trump-friendly constituencies would never go for this nonsense.
I can’t wait to see the coochie caps gathering outside their offices!
McConnell smartly forced Democrats to take a public stand on the measure in an effort to further the divide the moderate and Marxist wings of the party.
”I could not be more glad that the American people will have the opportunity to learn precisely where each one of their senators stand on the ‘Green New Deal’: a radical, top-down, socialist makeover of the entire US economy,” McConnell tweeted.
And learn we did. Not a single Dim would go on the record as supporting the plan, despite their willingness to praise it in the hallways to CNN cameras.
Dims (predictably) labeled the vote as ‘political stunt’ so as to justify their cowardly ‘present’ votes. But while it’s certainly a stunt to an extent, it provided them with an opportunity to bring the legislation to the floor, a chance most lawmakers would jump on. Apparently, they don’t want any debate over their new fresh-faced star’s banner proposal.
“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,” said Teen Congressgirl on Twitter.
What Teen Congressgirl fails to acknowledge is her party brethren are being “targeted to go on the record” because the Green New Deal has become a laughingstock to everyone except her far left base, whom Republicans are more than happy to present as the leading voices of the “New Democrat Party.”
It’s called politics, sweetie. You did something stupid and your opponents seized on it. And I have a feeling you’ll do a lot more stupid things in the future, since you clearly haven’t learned your lesson here.
In fact, Queen Cortez will be holding a Green New Deal town hall on Friday with MSNBC’s Chris Hayes to double down on her economy-decimating monstrosity. Republicans can’t wait for her to continue advocating the abolition of entire industries while forcing Americans to return to dark ages.
She and #CrazyBernie are the greatest gifts Trump ever had. Thank God for Twitter delusion; it just may get this republic headed back in the right direction.
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