We all know about Ocasio-Cortez’s “Green New Deal,” the ridiculous, pie-in-the-sky “plan” to save us all from the inevitable global warming-induced apocalypse of 2030.
Cortez demands we stop flying in planes, kill all the farting cows and rebuild every single building in America. Seriously. She also suggests people shouldn’t reproduce.
She’s serious about all of this. This is what she demands of us. If we’re going to save the world in 12 years, we all need to sacrifice. No one said this would be easy.
As for herself, she’s been doing her part since getting sworn in to Congress a couple of months ago, traversing back and forth from her home district in the Bronx to Washington D.C. by stagecoach and swearing off modern technology altogether.
She’s really putting her money where her mouth is, setting an example for the rest of us and demonstrating through her actions that she is serious about stopping climate change.
“Since declaring her candidacy in May 2017, Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign heavily relied on those combustion-engine cars — even though a subway station was just 138 feet from her Elmhurst campaign office.
She listed 1,049 transactions for Uber, Lyft, Juno and other car services, federal filings show. The campaign had 505 Uber expenses alone.
In all, Ocasio-Cortez spent $29,365.70 on those emissions-spewing vehicles, along with car and van rentals — even though her Queens HQ was a one-minute walk to the 7 train.
The campaign shelled out only $8,335.41 on 52 MetroCard transactions.”
Public transportation is for the peasants anyway.
“By comparison, fellow freshman Rep. Max Rose — whose district is more than twice the size of AOC’s and, like hers, spans two boroughs — listed only 329 transactions for car services, totaling $6,091.29, campaign filings show.
In a district with limited transit options and a $17 Verrazzano Bridge toll, Rose spent only $732 more than AOC on gas and tolls — an indicator of personal car usage.”
You can’t expect The Millennial Par Excellence herself to stop using Uber. Sheesh.
“Ocasio-Cortez has repeatedly attributed her success in beating Democratic incumbent Rep. Joe Crowley to walking the streets of her district, which includes parts of Queens and the Bronx.
“I knocked doors until rainwater came through my soles,” she tweeted last June, famously donating her worn-out campaign shoes to the Cornell Costume Institute for an exhibit about women and empowerment.
But Ocasio-Cortez and her staff appear to have done much less walking after she vanquished Crowley in the party’s June 2018 primary.
Instead, her campaign embraced the friendly skies, logging 66 airline transactions costing $25,174.54 during campaign season.
The Democratic firebrand or her staff took Amtrak far less — only 18 times — despite high-speed rail being the cornerstone of her save-the-world strategy.
Most of the flights came after her primary win gave her superstar status and Ocasio-Cortez spent weeks jetting around the country, burning fuel to support her fellow Dems.
That despite her ultimate goal of building “high-speed rail at a scale where air travel stops becoming necessary” — part of her Green New Deal mentioned in an FAQ she posted to her official website. She later called the air travel reference a mistake. The resolution now before Congress doesn’t mention air travel.”
That’s only because her “Ban Flying” proposal was a national laughingstock. But it was in her original plan–that’s because she wanted it. She only retracted it after she was roundly mocked for it.
There’s some more examples in the story of her actions not aligning with her hysterical climate rhetoric, but you get the picture: she certainly doesn’t act with any sense of urgency about “climate change.”
Of course, the Queen herself had to #ClapBack:
“Freshman New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez responded to The Post’s report on her giant carbon footprint by saying she’s just “living in the world.”
*hair flip* “Like, whateverrrrr.”
“I also fly and use AC,” the Green New Deal-touting pol tweeted Saturday night. “Living in the world as it is isn’t an argument against working towards a better future.”
No, but it is an indicator that you don’t actually believe your own bullshit.
“In her rebuttal, the Bronx-born congresswoman said the GND is about systemic change — not about personal gas-guzzling practices.”
What is systemic change but millions of individuals making personal changes all at once?
She’s just “living in the world as it is,” huh?
Isn’t the whole point of her climate crusade to change the world? Shouldn’t she start by demonstrating that change and being an example for the rest of us?
That would show commitment and seriousness, but she’s neither committed nor serious.
This is why people think climate freaks are full of shit. It has nothing to do with the “scientific consensus” or the “hard data” supposedly proving them right: the bottom line is that these climate freaks are all talk.
I believe it was Gandhi who said, “Don’t be the change you want to see in the world.”
At least that’s how the climate fanatics interpret it.
Hey, all I’m saying is that maybe these climate freaks should start acting like the world is going to end in 12 years if we don’t all go green.
Until then, they’re full of shit.