One of the links in TakeAction Minnesota’s weekly newsletter was to this article on Bernie Sanders’ Green New Deal proposal. According to Kenza Hadj-Moussa, TakeAction Minnesota’s Communications Director, “Bernie Sanders rolled out a climate plan today that seems designed to terrify fossil fuel executives. And we love it.” Bernie’s plan is beyond utterly unrealistic. It’s frightening that a top Democrat presidential candidate could be this stupid. Unfortunately, Bernie’s that stupid and then some:

There are novel, meaty policy proposals that make Sanders’s proposal stand out from an already ambitious field: a cash-for-clunkers and financial assistance program to scale up electric vehicle usage, and plans to boost public transit ridership 65 percent by 2030; a requirement that the Congressional Budget Office work with the Environmental Protection Agency to give new legislation a “climate score,” like the budget scores it currently doles out; and abiding by the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples to ensure the free, prior, and informed consent by Indigenous peoples.

TakeAction Minnesota is part of the DFL’s labyrinth of activist outlets. TAM thinks that boosting transit ridership 65% within 10 years is achievable. No sane person thinks that. TAM, aka TakeAction Minnesota, thinks that giving Native American tribes veto power over fossil fuel projects is a fantastic thing. TAM thinks that ending “fossil fuels imports and exports” is a great idea. What type of idiot thinks that’s smart economically? These guys:

Sanders outlines an expansive system, building on the resolution introduced by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey in April, that would generate publicly owned clean energy and 20 million new jobs.

First, it’s insulting that they think there’s that many net new jobs to be created through the Democrats’ Green New Deal. If TAM thinks that, then they’re using illegal drugs. Either that or they’re that stupid. Next, anyone that thinks that there isn’t tons of corruption within the environmental activist community is kidding themselves. (Think Solyndra, etc.)

It’s clear that the DFL is attached to the Democrat fringe. Today’s Democrat Party has virtually nothing to do with Bill Clinton’s Democrat Party. In Detroit, presidential candidate after Democrat presidential candidate criticized President Obama’s signature accomplishment, Obamacare. Now Tina Smith wants to pretend that she’s a moderate or a centrist? I don’t think so.

As I’ve said before, a moderate Democrat is one campaigning for office. Once they’re elected, Democrats suddenly start talking about their mandate, etc.

7 Responses to “Ripping off the DFL’s mask”

  • Chad Q says:

    The democrats/progressives/socialists or whatever you want to call them have lost their minds. While they bitch about fossil fuels and global warming, they fly around the country in private jets to tell everyone how bad fossil fuels are. Hypocrites, every one of them but it’s no surprise as that’s how socialism works, the poor stay poor and the political class lives like kings.

  • eric z says:

    Bill Clinton’s “Democratic” Party approach was awful, and now is discredited. It is the 21st century, and fossil carbon based reserves are useful for other things, petrochemicals, plastics, etc., besides combustion. All energy is solar, fossil fuels being stored past solar energy, so why not use current direct solar and wind [a result of solar energy] instead of burning down the climate? Also, name calling does not carry the day, and “stupid” is a strange word coming from Trump and Jason Lewis supporters. As to new jobs, so what? Seeing loggers transitioning to wind turbine maintenance shows reallocation but neither job can be done by robots. Factory work can and will, and that is where unskilled labor will suffer. But robots are better workers. Automobiles last longer, hundreds of thousand miles instead of under 100,000 death from sludged engines and rust. No Monday and Friday shift lemons, or fewer, with automation. Times are changing, so smile and change with them. Whining helps nothing.

  • Gretchen L Leisen says:

    It seems as though every solution promoted by Democrats involves lots of tax money allocated to fly-by-night projects that grease the pockets of their leftist supporters. Much of it requires larger centralized government and a reduction in our freedoms. Government makes all the decisions. Private innovations are thus discouraged, and a two-tiered class system is developing: The leftists who have all the cash, and the poor, impoverished peons who have to follow crack pot ideas of bureaucrats while bein inhibited from trying better solutions.

  • Gary Gross says:

    Right you are about Bill Clinton’s Democrat Party. All we had was lots of prosperity (who wants that?), 4 years of budget surpluses & the assault weapons ban. How awful.

  • Gary Gross says:

    BTW, this climate crisis that you talk about is being solved by the technology that you’ve criticized. Of all the nations that signed the Paris Climate Accords, the US is the only nation that’s actually reducing GHG!!!

    Thanks to Bernie’s Push For Fifteen, automation is speeding up.

  • eric z says:

    Thanks to all. An interesting discussion.

  • Chad Q says:

    Psst, Eric, solar, wind, and battery power is far worse for the environment than fossil fuels are. Where do you think they get the materials to build those worthless contraptions? Sure isn’t out of thin air. There’s no climate crisis as the climate has been changing since the earth was formed.

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