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  • Dem senator warns Trump’s Florida estate will soon be underwater: ‘It’s going to be Mar-a-Lagoon’

    04/30/2019 8:40:35 AM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 78 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/30/2019 | Adam Shaw
    Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., in promoting his Green New Deal, warned Tuesday that President Trump’s Florida estate will be underwater within 15 years if the U.S. does not act to stop climate change.
  • Commentary: 2020 Democrats go silent after Senate’s Green New Deal debacle (only 11.8 years to go)

    04/06/2019 5:29:55 PM PDT · by Libloather · 25 replies
    Post Bulletin ^ | 4/05/19 | David Winston
    In the awkward aftermath of the Green New Deal’s rollout, perhaps the most appropriate question for its supporters, especially the Democratic presidential field, is one often posed by tennis bad boy John McEnroe: “You cannot be serious!” But, apparently, when New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Massachusetts Sen. Edward Markey introduced their proposal in February, they were deadly serious, and breathless progressives couldn’t wait to hop aboard the climate change express. First in line, the Democratic presidential candidates in the Senate who were eager to offer up their enthusiastic support. There was just one snag. The Green New Deal, in...
  • ‘Green New Deal’ Doesn’t Go Far Enough, Says UN ‘Right to Food’ Expert

    03/01/2019 9:24:23 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 1, 2019 | 4:43 AM EST | Patrick Goodenough
    The Democrats’ “Green New Deal” proposal is praiseworthy but does not go far enough, the U.N.’s “right to food” expert said in an article posted Friday — one day after she was accused of ignoring the severe food crisis in Venezuela. Hilal Elver, a U.S.-based Turkish academic appointed by the U.N. Human Rights Council (HRC) in 2014 as “special rapporteur on the right to food,” said the Democratic initiative would be the first major U.S. effort “to address the threat of climate change as dynamic, multi-dimensional, and ubiquitous, and for that alone, it deserves praise.” However, she added that the...
  • Ocasio-Cortez responds to Ivanka Trump: 'I actually worked for tips and hourly wages'

    02/28/2019 9:13:57 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 82 replies
    The Hill ^ | 26 Feb 19 | Michael Burke
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) responded Tuesday to criticism from Ivanka Trump by suggesting Trump's daughter learned about working "for tips & hourly wages ... 2nd-hand." "As a person who actually worked for tips & hourly wages in my life, instead of having to learn about it 2nd-hand, I can tell you that most people want to be paid enough to live," Ocasio-Cortez tweeted, with a link to reports of Ivanka Trump slamming Ocasio-Cortez earlier in the day. "A living wage isn’t a gift, it’s a right. Workers are often paid far less than the value they create," she continued. Rep....
  • Kamala Harris dismisses concerns about Green New Deal price tag: 'It's not about a cost'

    02/24/2019 12:30:36 PM PST · by Libloather · 73 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/24/19 | Gregg Re
    Democratic presidential hopeful Kamala Harris pointedly declined in an interview broadcast Sunday to put a price tag on the Green New Deal and "Medicare-for-all," which she has endorsed wholeheartedly even as Republicans cite nonpartisan cost estimates of trillions of dollars for each unprecedented proposal. Harris, D-Calif., joined Sens. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Cory Booker, D-N.J. to co-sponsor the Green New Deal resolution earlier this month. The resolution's botched rollout included the release of an official document by New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's office that promised economic security even for those "unwilling to work," as well as the elimination of "farting...
  • AOC explains why ‘farting cows’ were considered in Green New Deal

    02/22/2019 9:04:43 AM PST · by conservative98 · 73 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2/22/19 | Yaron Steinbuch
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez spent plenty of air time explaining “farting cows,” as she defended her so-called Green New Deal on the premiere of Showtime’s “Desus & Mero.” According to an initial outline of the measure, the freshman Democrat and Sen. Edward Markey (D-Mass.) said they “set a goal to get to net-zero, rather than zero emissions, in 10 years because we aren’t sure that we’ll be able to fully get rid of farting cows and airplanes that fast.” The language was later changed to “emissions from cows.” On Thursday night, comedy duo Desus Nice and The Kid Mero asked Ocasio-Cortez...
  • Who’s Behind the Green New Deal? Big Money Backs Ocasio-Cortez Socialist Dream Project...

    02/19/2019 11:57:14 AM PST · by caww · 22 replies
    breitbart ^ | Aaron Klein
    Some of the organizations helping to promote the Green New Deal (a broad outline for the current conception of the socialist-style plan.)... have ties to 'financing from billionaire George Soros' and trace their roots to such radical groups as Occupy Wall Street and Black Lives Matter. The Green New Deal was crafted by Ocasio-Cortez along with three groups — the Sunrise Movement, Justice Democrats and a group calling itself New Consensus....The document was written over a single December weekend. Sunrise co-founder 'Varshini Prakash' described his organization’s expansive goals for 2020: “We, along with our partners, are going to be attempting...
  • Green New Deal Is a Revamped Communist Manifesto

    02/16/2019 8:52:33 PM PST · by TBP · 31 replies
    IOTW Report ^ | February 10, 2019 | James Delingpole
    A few years ago at the height of the global warming scare I wrote a book which set out to answer one of the key questions of our time: if climate change isn’t really a problem why do so many people act as though it is? The answer, I discovered, is that environmentalism is just a fashionable mask for the usual leftist obsessions with state control and wealth redistribution. That’s why I called the book Watermelons: green on the outside, red on the inside. Not everyone who believes in man-made climate change is a full on Commie. Some are merely...
  • Why Ed Markey is Desperate to Avoid Voting on His “Green New Deal”

    02/13/2019 4:32:52 AM PST · by EyesOfTX · 37 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Today’s Campaign Update (Because The Campaign Never Ends) Oh. Why, nobody could’ve seen that coming. Oh, wait… – Useless North Carolina RINO Senator Richard Burr told the leering press yesterday that the incredibly mis-named Senate Intelligence Committee has found no evidence of “collusion” with Russia by the Trump Campaign, Trump Transition Team or Trump Administration. Go figure. Like American Gestapo Chief, er, “Special Counsel” Robert Mueller, Senate Intel is winding down its fake investigation because there is no “there” there – never was, isn’t now, and never will be. Democrats and fake journalists who really bought into this fantasy play...
  • Green New Deal co-author Sen. Markey mocked for accusing McConnell of 'rushing' Senate vote

    02/15/2019 1:31:52 PM PST · by detective · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/14/2019 | Joseph A. Wulfsohn
    One of the co-authors of the Green New Deal is slamming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., for announcing he’s bringing the resolution to a vote. Last week, Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass, and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., introduced a sprawling blueprint of an environmental and economic overhaul that has gotten the support of numerous Democrats, including most of the candidates who have announced 2020 presidential runs.
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez accidentally exposes the left’s big lie

    02/15/2019 6:42:07 AM PST · by grundle · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 14, 2019 | Marc A. Thiessen
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s now infamous talking points on the Green New Deal are the most unintentionally honest explanation of the neo-socialism now gripping the Democratic Party. Too honest, apparently. After her office sent the “FAQ” to NPR, The Post and other news organizations, and posted a similar version on her congressional website, they were met with withering criticism — prompting Ocasio-Cortez to furiously backtrack, seeking to disown and discredit documents her office had produced, posted and distributed. Sorry, you don’t get to do that. Ocasio-Cortez told us what is really behind her Green New Deal. Now she, and the Democrats...
  • “Green New Deal” - And Planes, Trains and Automobiles

    02/15/2019 5:19:42 AM PST · by SJackson · 26 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | February 15, 2019 | Lloyd Billingsley
    Ocasio-Cortez and her comrades travel backward toward “Year Zero”. Democrats led by New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Massachusetts Sen. Edward Markey have rolled out their “Green New Deal,” a 14-page House Resolution that would replace air travel with trains, eliminate gasoline-powered cars and get rid of “farting cows” that emit methane. “Almost everything about Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal is wrong,” explained Ed Ring in American Greatness, with accompanying detail. He also called Ocasio-Cortez and company the “watermelon people,” because they are green outside and red inside. That comparison has been around for a while, but the red is deeper...
  • Menendez threatens to call police on reporter asking about Green New Deal: report

    02/13/2019 11:17:46 PM PST · by knighthawk · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 13 2019 | Joseph A. Wulfsohn
    U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., had a fiery exchange with a reporter on Capitol Hill on Wednesday when asked to comment on the Green New Deal. Henry Rodgers, the Daily Caller's Capitol Hill reporter, approached the senator at a subway station and asked him if he supported Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's legislative proposal. Menendez avoided the question and asked where Rodgers worked. Rodgers said that when he told Menendez he worked for the Daily Caller, the Democrat responded by saying he would not answer any questions. And intern who was with Rodgers asked a follow-up question, and tensions apparently rose.
  • Democrats need to beware their loony left (ROFL)

    02/13/2019 1:16:55 PM PST · by NRx · 31 replies
    WaPo ^ | 02-13-2019 | Max Boot
    ...Democrats are going to have an even harder time separating themselves from the Green New Deal introduced by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.). It addresses an urgent problem — global warming — but does so with an impractical, indeed fantastical, approach. It promises to upgrade every single building in the country and to achieve “net zero” emissions within 10 years — without using nuclear power. (Even Sweden isn’t trying to achieve “net zero” until 2050, and it relies heavily on nuclear plants.) As if that overambitious goal weren’t enough, the legislation also guarantees everyone in...
  • How Democrats are handing Donald Trump a viable path to a second term

    02/12/2019 8:06:40 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 36 replies
    DNC vetted then the FBI then the DNC ^ | 2-12-19 | Chris Cillizza
    (CNN)Donald Trump is, by all measures, going to have a very difficult time winning a second term next November. He lost the popular vote in 2016 by almost 3 million votes. He's a deeply polarizing figure whose job approval ratings have never crested 50% in his presidency to date. He could face a serious primary challenge. And yet, in the last two weeks, Democrats have handed Trump two issues on a golden platter -- and it's already clear he is seizing on them. Bigly. 1) In New York, Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed into law the Reproductive Health Act, which,...
  • Mitch McConnell is going to force the Senate to vote on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal

    02/12/2019 12:28:37 PM PST · by NohSpinZone · 66 replies
    CNBC ^ | 2/12/19 | By Tucker Higgins
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday that the Senate would vote on the "Green New Deal" introduced by Sen. Edward Markey, D-Mass., and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez last week. "I've noted with great interest the Green New Deal, and we're going to be voting on that in the Senate to give everybody an opportunity to go on record," McConnell told reporters. The bill, which is not expected to pass the GOP-dominated upper chamber, could force some Democrats to make a politically awkward calculation.
  • Mitch McConnell is going to force the Senate to vote on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal

    02/12/2019 4:46:04 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 111 replies
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that the Senate would vote on the Green New Deal introduced last week by Sen. Edward Markey, D-Mass., and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y. "I've noted with great interest the Green New Deal, and we're going to be voting on that in the Senate to give everybody an opportunity to go on record," McConnell told reporters. The bill, which is not expected to pass the Republican-dominated upper chamber, could force some Democrats to make a politically awkward calculation.
  • Trump’s Pick to Head the World Bank Signals Move Away From Funding Misguided ‘Green’ Projects

    02/12/2019 7:06:09 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Townhall ^ | 02/12/2019 | Gregory Wrightstone
    The American media has focused recently on the newly released Green New Deal (GND), a resolution sponsored by U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and U.S. Sen. Ed Markey that would fundamentally transform America’s energy policy and move closer to their socialist vision for the country. As a resolution, the GND has no power to actually regulate or tax but gives left-leaning congressmen and potential presidential candidates a vehicle to virtue-signal their embrace of a radical, anti-fossil fuel agenda. One day before the much-ballyhooed release of the GND, and flying mostly under the radar, President Trump made an announcement that could have...
  • Sandy’s War

    02/10/2019 5:38:51 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 13 replies
    NRO ^ | 10 Feb 2019 | Kevin Williamson
    The Green New Deal makes every progressive an armchair generalThis is going to be the New Deal, the Great Society, the moon shot, the civil-rights movement of our generation,” Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) says about her so-called Green New Deal. The marketing material published in support of the concept — and that’s all the Green New Deal is: an advertising campaign without a product — offers what passes for soaring rhetoric anno Domini 2019, calling for a “new national, social, industrial, and economic mobilization on a scale not seen since World War II.” This is Sandy’s War. In my...
  • Democrat's Green New Deal Wants to Eliminate "Farting Cows"

    02/11/2019 7:16:44 AM PST · by cowpoke · 17 replies
    Drovers Journal ^ | 2/8/2019 | Wyatt Bechtel
    A proposed set of legislative goals released by a pair of Democratic freshmen members of Congress mentions getting fewer emissions from “farting cows,” but they want to work with farmers, too. The Green New Deal was released on Feb. 7 by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and aims to eliminate greenhouse gas emission while revamping the U.S. economy...While the legislation doesn’t have much more in details about the role agriculture will play in this effort, a FAQ sheet released with the Green New Deal does paint a different picture. In a section of the FAQ sheet...