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Democrats Just Blocked Alexandria Ocasio-Cortezís Push For A Green New Deal Committee
The Huffington Post ^ | December 20, 2018 | by Alexander C. Kaufman

Posted on 12/21/2018 7:05:33 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer

Instead, Democrats are sticking to their original plan, and channeled Exxon Mobil in an announcement refusing to bar members who take fossil fuel money.

Democratic leaders on Thursday tapped Rep. Kathy Castor (D-Fla.) to head a revived U.S. House panel on climate change, all but ending a dramatic monthlong effort to establish a select committee on a Green New Deal.

Castor’s appointment came as a surprise to proponents of a Green New Deal.

Despite weeks of protests demanding House Democrats focus efforts next year on drafting a Green New Deal, the sort of sweeping economic policy that scientists say matches the scale of the climate crisis, Castor told E&E News the plan was “not going to be our sole focus.”

The announcement comes as a loss for Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.). Her meteoric rise and devoted base made it seem as if she were poised to win the burgeoning cadre of leftist Democrats a beachhead in a select committee that, even with limited capacity, would have demonstrated tangible power in Washington.

But, if it’s defeat, it’s bittersweet. The campaign, seemingly quixotic at first, shifted the stagnant climate policy debate not just to the left but, for the first time, in the direction of policies that could make a dent in surging global emissions and curb soaring income inequality.

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The bug-eyed Bolshevik.

1 posted on 12/21/2018 7:05:33 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

One day this poor little girl is going to wake up to the fact that she was elected for two reasons:

1- Has a “D” firmly etched after her name
2- She’s pretty

The ogres will work to ensure that she is irrelevant and prevent her from hogging the lime light.


2 posted on 12/21/2018 7:08:30 AM PST by rjsimmon (The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQXGhLgccLg


3 posted on 12/21/2018 7:10:12 AM PST by Red Badger (We are headed for a Civil War. It won't be nice like the last one....................)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Message to Cortez: “Sit down and shut-up.”


4 posted on 12/21/2018 7:10:45 AM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The doofus who supposedly represents me signed on to her silliness just a couple days ago.


5 posted on 12/21/2018 7:11:06 AM PST by cyclotic ( Democrats must be politically eviscerated, disemboweled and demolished.)
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To: Red Badger

Badger, the firewall here at work is preventing me from viewing the vid, so I will have to watch it from home. Got a synopsis?


6 posted on 12/21/2018 7:12:29 AM PST by rjsimmon (The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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2- She’s pretty

That is one man's opinion only and I certainly do not share it. I bet you thought Huma was pretty also (standing next to the Hidelbeast)!!

When America starts picking it's leaders on being "pretty" we are in some pretty deep straits as a country.
7 posted on 12/21/2018 7:12:42 AM PST by Cheerio ( #44, the UNKNOWN Manchurian Candidate)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Democrats in the past have been very good keeping their conference in line.

It will be interesting to see if they can do it this time around trying to keep a lid on the overt communists.


8 posted on 12/21/2018 7:12:49 AM PST by headstamp 2
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I bet you thought Huma was pretty also (standing next to the Hidelbeast)!!

Who isn't?

9 posted on 12/21/2018 7:15:15 AM PST by bagster ("Even bad men love their mamas".)
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To: Red Badger

I’ve seen others who were dancing much like that, they too were all high on dope!


10 posted on 12/21/2018 7:16:24 AM PST by DaveA37
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

It will be interesting to watch this little hot-headed Latina melt down as she gets relegated to the corner with her nonsense. She may have to book many time-outs for self care.


11 posted on 12/21/2018 7:16:31 AM PST by JudyinCanada
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
A Green New Deal Committee?


12 posted on 12/21/2018 7:16:52 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Perhaps we should be less concerned about who we might offend and more concerned with who we inspire)
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Picture a millennial female asking strangers on a youtube phone video what people think she should do before she is sworn in................................


13 posted on 12/21/2018 7:17:06 AM PST by Red Badger (We are headed for a Civil War. It won't be nice like the last one....................)
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Precious!!

From bar tender to US House Rep - what does that say about the voters of her New York CD???
14 posted on 12/21/2018 7:17:48 AM PST by Cheerio ( #44, the UNKNOWN Manchurian Candidate)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

So, RATS have announced that global warming is finally over? Hurray!


15 posted on 12/21/2018 7:17:52 AM PST by Libloather (Trivial Pursuit question - name the first female to lose TWO presidential elections!)
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oops! wrong video!..............................

This video shows her doing a sexy dance on a rooftop..................


16 posted on 12/21/2018 7:18:05 AM PST by Red Badger (We are headed for a Civil War. It won't be nice like the last one....................)
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To: Cheerio
When America starts picking it's leaders on being "pretty" we are in some pretty deep straits as a country.

Starts? Meh. Been the status quo for decades. Remember JFK? Empty suit, nice hair.

17 posted on 12/21/2018 7:18:35 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Perhaps we should be less concerned about who we might offend and more concerned with who we inspire)
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To: rjsimmon

One day this poor little girl is going to wake up to the fact that she was elected for two reasons:

1- Has a “D” firmly etched after her name
2- She’s pretty

I agree with one of those two.


18 posted on 12/21/2018 7:19:19 AM PST by Pravious
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To: bagster; Cheerio

19 posted on 12/21/2018 7:19:34 AM PST by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord. Psalm ( 32:12))
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Will she ever learn the "golden rule"?

Soon.

20 posted on 12/21/2018 7:19:58 AM PST by rawcatslyentist ("All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing")
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