Has Biden finally figured out that his party lurched hard to the Left when he wasn’t looking? Is this his desperate attempt at trying to prove they haven’t left him behind?
The nine-hour marathon of tedious kowtowing to every environmental shibboleth has finally arrived for the 2020 wannabes.
Gentlemen… start your pandering!
And Biden was NOT to be outdone!
Anderson Cooper asked him about the Green New Deal.
You remember the Green New Deal, don’t you? It was cooked up by AOC and her Democratic Socialist buddies — like the guy on her team who eventually became a liability for one-too-many scandals.
That same Saikat Chakrabarti, who was her Chief-of-Staff, accidentally let the cat out of the bag on the REAL intention of the Green New Deal.
“The interesting thing about the Green New Deal, is it wasn’t originally a climate thing at all,” Chakrabarti said to Inslee’s climate director, Sam Ricketts, according to a Washington Post reporter who attended the meeting for a profile published Wednesday.
“Do you guys think of it as a climate thing?” Because we really think of it as a how-do-you-change-the-entire-economy thing,” he added.
Keep that answer by an avowed socialist in mind as we watch Biden explain to us how the Green New Deal doesn’t go far enough.
Biden on @AOC disastrous, Green New Deal laughingstock:
– "No, the GND does not go far enough"
– "I think the green New Deal deserves an enormous amount of credit"
The Green New Deal went down in flames in the Senate 0-57, with 43 Democrats voting present. pic.twitter.com/L2KgYU6UWd
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) September 5, 2019
Cooper: In your plan you say that the Green New Deal is, quote, ‘crucial framework for meeting the climate challenges we face’, you say it has two basic truths, ‘we need to combat the climate crisis’ with what you say is ambition on an epic scale, and that the environment and the economy are, in your words ‘completely and totally connected’. You’re not saying you support everything in the original Green New Deal. Do you think it goes too far? Is it unrealistic? Promising too much?
Biden: Nooo. It’s not. But here’s what it is. It doesn’t have a lot of specifics. It doesn’t have a lot of specifics about exactly what we’ll do with regard to greenhouse gasses. It doesn’t have specifics about what programs are you gonna initiate to be able to deal with taking or getting a net-zero emission. What programs are you gonna move on? What are the things we should be doing? Where should the focus be? It doesn’t talk about the 85% of the rest of the world that is in fact … we could do… we’re not… we have to… but we could do everything perfectly well, everything, and we’re still gonna have a catastrophe nationally, internationally and around the world. Because 85% of the problem — 85% — is the rest of the world. And so the idea, I think the Green New Deal deserves an ENORMOUS amount of credit for bringing this to a head in a way that it hasn’t been before. It hasn’t been.
But the reason, I dunno, I’m not OPPOSED to the Green New Deal. What I did went beyond, at least in more detail what the Green New Deal is calling for. How to do the things we need to do. When they have to be done. How quickly we should move.
Oh, so THAT’s why the Green New Deal was shot down 57-0 in the Senate? Because it was too MODEST in its scope?
Did you happen to notice the quote Anderson Cooper latched onto? The one that Karl Marx himself would have smiled approvingly at?
the environment and the economy are, in your words ‘completely and totally connected
Of course they are. Socialist politics are, definitionally, a totalizing force devouring more and more until they hold control of everything in their greedy little fists.
Why should their environmental policy be any different?
A critique from a contributor with credentials: M.Sc., Environmental Science…
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