The big socialist wish list
“Get on the Green New Deal train or choo-choo, motherXXX-er, we’re going to go right past you.” — Sean McElwee
“Radical? John Nichols asks. “Excellent!”
Someone tell California’s Democrat(ic) governor
They keep throwing him chum and Donald Trump laps it up like a “Royale with cheese.” On cue, Bernie Sanders glowered beet-red when Trump announced during his State of the Union that “America will never be a socialist country.”
The International Socialist Alliance should sue for patent infringement. Democrats are conducting a hostile take-over. The party and its Palestinian amen corner are swooning over Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal.
Why does Mark Pocan hate dairy cows?
It’s not just the old hard-line Stalinists. A broad swath of the party has lined up to sing the “Internationale.” Ed Markey of Massachusetts is the Senate co-sponsor of the Green New Deal. In the House, add Wisconsin’s Mark Pocan. Presidential hopefuls Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, Amy Klobuchar, Kirsten Gillibrand, and Jeff Merkley are going all Venezuela.
Wisconsin dairy farmers should take note. AOC’s Green Raw Deal takes dead-aim on cows, cattle, and meat. Attending the Oshkosh Experimental Aircraft Show? Get there while you can.
Yes, we are calling for a full transition from fossil fuels and zero greenhouse gases. … Simply banning fossil fuels immediately won’t build the new economy to replace it … We set a goal to get to net-zero … in 10 years because we aren’t sure that we’ll be able to fully get rid of farting cows and airplanes that fast, but we think we can ramp up renewable manufacturing and power production, retrofit every building in America, build the smart grid, overhaul transportation and agriculture, plant lots of trees and restore our ecosystem to get to net-zero.
It is the Democrat(ic) party’s Socialist Manifesto. Gallup now finds Democrats like socialism more than capitalism.
Sean McElwee, a socialist organizer with a penchant for colorfully threatening to destroy his enemies, designed the Green New Deal as a framework to encompass every maximal demand of the left, reports Jonathan Chait in New York magazine:
The operating principle behind the Green New Deal is a no-enemies-to-the-left spirit of fostering unity among every faction of the progressive movement. Thus, at the same time, the plan avoids taking stances that are absolutely vital to reduce carbon emissions, it embraces policies that have nothing to do with climate change whatsoever.
My yellow vest is a size XL
Our progressive-socialist acquaintances have learned nothing from the gilets jaune of France, who rebelled at Macron’s green carbon tax, since withdrawn. California’s new governor, Gavin Newsom, may have been the first defector. The former mayor of San Francisco has pulled the plug on Obama’s high-speed rail boondoggle.
“Let’s be real. The current project, as planned, would cost too much and, respectfully, take too long. There’s been too little oversight and not enough transparency,” said Newsom, quoted in the Sacramento Bee.
[He’s] abandoning a $77 billion plan to build a high-speed rail line between Los Angeles and San Francisco and will focus instead on completing a 119-mile (190-kilometer) segment in the state’s agricultural heartland. Voters approved a ballot measure in 2008 calling for the linking of Northern and Southern California, a rail project initially estimated to cost $33 billion and be completed in 2020. Subsequent estimates more than doubled the cost and pushed the timeline to 2033.
“So glad we avoided getting caught up in train-mania here in Wisconsin,” Ann of Althouse comments.