Ocasio-Cortez slams Dems for deeming climate goals 'too controversial'
January 1, 2019 at 7:27 AM - Views: 128 #7099N2DocParticipant
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Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is ripping her fellow Democrats for failing to take up her proposed special climate change committee called the Green New Deal because it was deemed “too controversial.”
Ocasio-Cortez in a Twitter thread Monday blamed House leadership for rejecting the idea behind the Green New Deal, which aimed to create a plan to get the country on a 100 percent renewable energy electric grid.
“A few weeks ago, I joined youth activists in a specific demand for a Green New Deal Committee. It had 3 simple elements: 1. No fossil fuel money on climate cmte 2. Offer solutions for impacted communities 3. Draft sample #GreenNewDeal All 3 were rejected as “too controversial,” she tweeted.
Ocasio-Cortez did not respond to tweets asking her to name the person who labeled the committee controversial.
January 1, 2019 at 8:19 AM #7106EnthusiastParticipant
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I would like to remind you that U.S. health insurance companies do not contribute anything to health care. They are only a PARASITIC middle man receiving an undeserved cut of "FREE MONEY".
January 1, 2019 at 11:03 AM #7146SorechasmParticipant
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of a Green New Deal:
1. The Money Train: Nancy cannot reject the $ from the hands that feeds her party (Oil Industry).
2. Without Oily influence, such a committee may discover how corrupted is Nancy’s entire platform and why it is so slow to change (especially compared to the rate of planet destruction).
3. AOC cannot be seen as the leader that she is. (Nancy’s power would crumble quickly).
“Go and tell Alexander that God the Supreme King is never the Author of insolent wrong, but is the Creator of light, of peace, of life, of water, of the body of man and of souls;...what Alexander offers and the gifts he promises are things to me utterly useless;..." Dandamis, a great sannyasi of Taxila.Excerpt From: Yogananda, Paramahansa. “Autobiography of a Yogi.”
January 1, 2019 at 8:30 AM #7108AnonymousInactive
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economists, people who can crunch numbers to estimate the cost of what she’s proposing? Did she have any persuasive data to show that her idea is more than spitballing? Hard to believe she’s had time to learn her stuff and amass backing in the brief time since her election.
Or did she just say, “I want renewable energy in ten years. I’ve done no legwork and have no idea of the cost or feasibility. But based on zero background info, I come before Washington with no persuasive arguments and demand we form a committee.” And then, after rejection, “Waaah! My colleagues who wanted specifics or better persuasion are all bad people.”
(Trump, too, has constantly blamed his colleagues for his own failures to deliver his wall, his Muslim Ban, etc. His base eats it up. So I’m familiar with the blame-the-colleagues thing.).
She should NOT squander her clout too early. If she can present her ideas with smarts and science she’ll get a lot farther.
January 1, 2019 at 8:57 AM #7112N2DocParticipant
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Your reply sounds like a typical knee-jerk response from the Fossil Fuel Industry.
January 1, 2019 at 9:09 AM #7115jwirrParticipant
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The scientists have spoken through several reputable reports in the last several months. Which economists? The corporatists? Or the lessons learned in history – ie: the way FDR financed the first New Deal?
You seem to be agreeing with the DLCers.
January 1, 2019 at 9:13 AM #7117game meatParticipant
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You can’t expect her to single-handedly solve all theses problems before forming a committee to solve these problems. You’re expecting too much of someone who hasn’t even been sworn in yet.
January 1, 2019 at 9:20 AM #7119Average GazooParticipant
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Strawman (multiple), appeal to probability, continuum fallacy, nirvana fallacy, Trump-does-it-too fallacy and several others.
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January 1, 2019 at 9:25 AM #7121NV WinoModerator
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You seem to willfully miss the point of a committee. A committee is formed to explore and answer the very questions you bring up.
January 1, 2019 at 9:34 AM #7124djean111Participant
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AOC was not demanding climate change be fixed in ten years. She was asking for a committee to make suggestions. But the folks who own the Democratic party want none of that. One of the reasons I left.
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January 1, 2019 at 11:34 AM #7159Ohio BarbarianModerator
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applause from the known DNC cheerleaders over there. At least there was criticism; I’ve gotta give them that.
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January 1, 2019 at 10:08 AM #7135sonofspy777Participant
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That a CAMEL is a HORSE that was designed by a committee!
Time for a colorful expletive!
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January 1, 2019 at 10:39 AM #7142Snort McDorkParticipant
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