Skip to comments.Democrats Squirm as Lindsay Graham Calls for a Vote on the Green New Deal
Posted on 02/11/2019 8:12:39 AM PST by SeekAndFind
Senator Lindsey Graham wants to hold Democrats' feet to the fire on the Green New Deal and is asking for a vote on the non-binding resolution.
Graham knows the Green New Deal would never pass Congress. In fact, Democrats arent united behind the bill, which moderates fear will alienate key bases of their support, including unions.
Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez unveiled the Green New Deal bill Thursday, and Massachusetts Sen. Ed Markey introduced a companion bill in the Senate.
The resolution calls for 10-year national mobilizations to fighting global warming by eliminating all carbon dioxide emissions from all sectors of the economy, including the power industry, agriculture, transportation and every building.
There's no chance a vote will ever come to pass in either the House or Senate, of course, but that's hardly the point. Every major Democrat running for president has endorsed a Green New Deal, meaning they are on the hook for supporting this lunacy. This is great news for Donald Trump's re-election chances.
Equally notable, however, was the list of who signed on most of the major Democratic presidential candidates in the race so far.
What they have pledged loyalty to at the moment is mostly a slogan and an idea the particulars of the Green New Deal, and even the price tag, have yet to be worked out. Nevertheless, their enlistment in the crusade marked an important moment in both the presidential race and the changing nature of the political debate over climate change.
Every signal appears to be that the Green New Deal is going to be a major part of the presidential election, said Anthony Leiserowitz, director of the Yale University Program on Climate Change Communication. This is in no small part because the larger political dynamics have shifted on climate change.
Keep talking, Democrats. It will do no good to say that you're for a Green New Deal -- just not the Green New Deal proposed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Her proposal will live on and be solely identified with the issue -- much to the delight of Republicans who will crank out campaign ads targeting the really stupid stuff, like eliminating cow flatulence and taking airplanes out of the sky.
Meanwhile, Ocasio-Cortez revealed the real agenda of the Green New Deal:
The Green New Deal also calls for repairing historic oppression among certain groups and putting in place a slew of welfare programs, from universal health care to government jobs guarantees.
So really the heart of the Green New Deal is about social justice and its about allowing and fighting for things like fully funded pensions for coal miners in West Virginia, fighting for clean water in Flint, and fighting for the ability of indigenous peoples to take a leadership role in, in where were moving as a country, Ocasio-Cortez told NPR Thursday.
This cockamamie scheme is not about saving the planet. It's about massively expanding the size and scope of the U.S. government, making mincemeat of the Constitution, and spending trillions upon trillions of dollars to make us all dependent on government.
It's as if Vladimir Lenin has been resurrected and his plan to nationalize business, industry, and capital has been reimagined.
The reaction to Ocasio-Cortez's plan has been so negative -- even from Democrats -- that she's been forced to pull the text from her website. It's that bad.
Graham has the right idea. Democrats should not be allowed to quietly tiptoe away from this massive political blunder and they should be told to put up or shut up.
Flimsey Grahamnesty really wants you to forget all about his support for amnesty that would turn the USA into North Mexico.
He needs to be replaced in 2020.
Love it. Go, Lindsey!
Every cow farting , airplane destroying , free money for everyone line of it
Nah, he’s just trying out his new nuts that he got right after mccain died. Give him time to figure out how they work since he’s been without a pair for many years.
He’s pulling the old McCain two-step.
Graham will be right back to pushing amnesty if he is re-elected.
He is a Bush League Republican.
Say what you will . . . I am really liking Lindsey Graham 2.0.
Being good friend with Juan McNasty was the worst thing . . . Trump has had a wonderfully positive influence on him . . . except matters of war, war and more war aka the Syria opposing Trump. Maybe his military background as a lawyer in the military or money from war supporting & benefiting donors.
I wish him much success in his new Chairmanship of the Judiciary Committee. Those who want to see Lindsey GONE, who’d you want in his place in this power position?
Won’t disagree, but we can get some benefit for the next two years, even if he’s primaried.
Democrats: “Green New Deal? Sounds great, sign me up! Why no, I haven’t actually read it. Why?”
Congress should be powered by clean, green methane recaptured from cow and vegan farts, with devices powered by environmentally sensitive solar and wind. It’s the least they can do, after all.
The MSM keep referring to the New Green Deal as a SJW matter. It needs to be called what it really is in their eyes: economic justice. All one needs to know about economic justice can be found in the Jaycee Creed: “We believe that economic justice can best be won by free men through free enterprise.”
America is proof to the world that this simple statement is true. Why are so many trying to destroy this fact? More importantly, why are so many listening to them?
Then he was McCain's Mini-me for a few decades.
Now, he's been released from that spell, for now at least. Enjoy this Lindsey, at this time.
I particularly like the idea of a rail line across the Atlantic ocean. WOW
“The resolution calls for 10-year national mobilizations to fighting global warming by eliminating all carbon dioxide emissions from all sectors of the economy, including the power industry, agriculture, transportation and every building.”
Great idea. Let’s start by building nuclear facilities in each state to be used as backup power for other technologies. These can be built in less than 5 years. We will need backup power to mitigate the risks associated with silly things like winter. Tough I am curious to see what kind of power will come into homes so you can plug in your electric car.
I’d like to get all those running for Dem nomination on record. Biden will get a pass and will use that pass as a way to hold to the middle. That is their play.
My guess is that McCain had photos of him in bed with another man, and now the president owns those photos.
This vote needs to occur a little closer to the next election.
Yep, he is running for reelection.
He will go back to normal NUTS after 2020
I’m with you guys. For whatever reason, Graham was a McCain worshiper. Now he has a real man to look up to and support.
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