Pelosi Kicks Ocasio-Cortez To The Curb

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Democrats are finally beginning to understand why everybody else finds Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to be so insufferable.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) excluded democratic socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) from serving on the new climate change committee on Thursday, as she announced the Democratic members who will serve on the committee.

The New York Post reports that Pelosi “threw some serious shade on Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — denying her a coveted spot on a special panel on climate change and brushing off her Green New Deal.”

When asked about Ocasio-Cortez’s “Green New Deal” during an interview with Politico on Wednesday, Pelosi appeared to dismiss Ocasio-Cortez’s plan.

“It will be one of several or maybe many suggestions that we receive,” Pelosi said. “The green dream, or whatever they call it, nobody knows what it is, but they’re for it, right?”

The Tampa Bay Times reports that the following Democrats were selected to the new climate change committee: “Reps. Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico, Suzanne Bonamici of Oregon, Julia Brownley of California, Sean Casten of Illinois, Jared Huffman of California, Mike Levin of California, Donald McEachin of Virginia and Joe Neguse of Colorado.”

“We have a moral responsibility to protect God’s creation for generations to come,” Pelosi tweeted. “That is why today, we named members to the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis.”

Pelosi’s announcement coincides with Ocasio-Cortez’s Thursday release of “a ‘Green New Deal’ resolution … that calls on the United States to mobilize against climate change just the way the nation mobilized to fight World War II.”

“This is such a major watershed moment and I am so incredibly excited that we are going to transition this country into the future and we are not going to be dragged behind by our past. I’m so excited by that,” Ocasio-Cortez said.

“Today is the day that we truly embark on a comprehensive agenda of economic, social and racial justice in the United States of America,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “That’s what this agenda is all about.”

But the “Green New Deal” has many detractors.

“The excessive intervention Rep. Ocasio-Cortez calls for would be crippling for the environment, simply because it would slow the economic growth that makes green-energy advances possible to begin with,” Jason Pye opines at RealClearMarkets. “Seemingly missed by Rep. Ocasio-Cortez and other environmentally focused Democrats is that economic growth itself is the greatest friend of all to the green movement. Without addressing how effective are Rep. Ocasio-Cortez’s solutions, they’re most likely to reveal themselves not through force, but thanks to prosperity that provides people with the means to alter their driving habits, use of electricity versus solar, along with how they eat, travel, dispose of trash, and seemingly everything else. Simply put, growth is what frees us up to focus our energies on fixing the world around us.”

“It’s no exaggeration to say that if implemented, the Green New Deal would upend our way of life and destroy the liberty and prosperity that Americans, of all backgrounds, currently enjoy,” Jarrett Stepman writes at The Daily Signal. “The Green New Deal doesn’t just include environmentalist proposals: It also includes a grab bag of other left-wing goodies to ‘mitigate deeply entrenched racial, regional, and gender-based inequalities in income and wealth (including, without limitation, ensuring that federal and other investment will be equitably distributed to historically impoverished, low-income, deindustrialized, or other marginalized communities in such a way that builds wealth and ownership at the community level.)'”


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  1. I can live with everything AOC has proposed, but I can’t stand the thought of no more “Farting Cows”. I think that’s something I just can’t tolerate. LOL Is she for real? Who would even own up to voting for her.

    • Those who were dropped on their heads at birth will vote 4 her. There is no need 2 clean the earth up 4 2 good reasons. 1-according 2 that brilliant scientist & philosopher the world will end in 12yrs, so lets start partying now. 2- At rate dems want 2 kill off babies there won’t b any1 left 2 inherit the earth, so why bother?

      • There you go…you should run for office! What you have said is more brilliant than anything that comes out of liberals mouths.

      • ANI4ANI – yeah, some coincidence, right — it’ll take 12 years (AOC’s estimate, mine would be closer to 120) to implement her crazy green energy plan, and the WORLD IS GOING TO END in 12 years due to climate change or whatever. Even if they DON’T kill off all the babies, there wouldn’t be much of an Earth for anyone to inherit after AOC & her friends had imposed their drastic environmental regulations.
        Also has anyone thought about the MILLIONS of BIRDS that will be killed off by the rotors on green-energy windmills — which are WAY too thin to be visible to birds (unlike the old-fashioned “Little Dutch Boy” windmills with FAT blades)? The unreported data from California shows that with just the limited solar windmill use they have now, they’re killing hundreds of birds every month! I thought we are supposed to be trying to SAVE wildlife!

    • Karen Peterson – AOC doesn’t care about farting cows because her district is heavily URBANIZED and there’s probably not a cow around for 30 miles in any direction! But you’re saying YOU are OK with NO CARS (that includes delivery trucks, etc) and NO airplanes (except probably those belonging to private bigshot citizens like Al Gore?

  2. Well at least Crazy Eyes Pelosi still has a modicum of sanity. She may have given up her slot with Psycho Waters and Slimy Jackson Lee in the running for mayor of Crazy Town.

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