Hard-Left’s “New Green Deal” Divides Democrats

This is what happens when they keep replacing moderate and somewhat far left elected members with far, far, far left ones. Call them Progressives, Marxists, Socialists, Communists, whatever, they are all believers in the big, big, big State

‘Green New Deal’ divides Democrats intent on addressing climate change

One week after House Democrats triumphed in the election, Rep. Nancy Pelosi extended her hand to the party’s energized left wing by promising to revive the select committee on climate change.

The move thrilled activists who, joined by incoming Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, had protested in Pelosi’s office that day. And word of reconstituting the panel, which was revered among Democrats for helping produce the 2009 cap-and-trade bill, was greeted as a sign of the party’s commitment to aggressive climate action in the next Congress.

But the committee will not have authority to approve legislation and is not expected to have subpoena power – unlike its 2007 version. The committee’s influence will be limited by Republican control of the Senate and President Donald Trump’s rejection of climate science. While Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., has called on the committee to draft a “Green New Deal” to get the country off fossil fuels by 2030, its work may not carry weight with the powerful standing committees in the House.

The coming battle will test liberals’ clout as tensions between the activist left and the Democratic establishment underscore the ideological and strategic rifts that will affect the party ahead of the 2020 presidential primary.

“We should have a robust debate of ideas . . . then we figure out how to come to a consensus so that we are effective and are able in 2020 to defeat Donald Trump,” said Rep. Ro Khanna, D-Calif. “The worst thing we could do is stifle a very vigorous debate because of a deference to protocol or precedent.”

Congressional Democrats are united on the need to combat man-made climate change, but there is debate over what solutions to pursue and how aggressively in the era of divided government.

So, they all want to Do Something, but you have many who are realists and realize that ramming through policies that will cause problems withe lives of citizens, mostly low and middle class Americans, will not help them get re-elected. They are happy to talk about man-caused climate change and say “we need to do something!!!!!!!!” but doing something is loser policy. Virtually every time a poll is conducted climate change comes in near the bottom or at the bottom for things that concern voters.

The few somewhat rational Democrats left surely also realize that this New Green Deal is a pipedream, and it would look really bad to attempt to force citizens to give up fossil fuels while Democrat members of Congress run around the country and world using fossil fuels.

They’ll spend a lot of time yammering about this, holding their meetings, with the more responsible (politically) elected Democrats, along with re-election advisors, trying to hold back some of the Stateist’s worst offers.

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3 Responses to “Hard-Left’s “New Green Deal” Divides Democrats”

  1. StillAlive says:

    The left is fractured. Too many political subgroups with their own agendas. The enemy of my enemy is my friend should be the rallying cry of the democratic party. SJW, PETA, AGW, Immigration, abortion, women’s rights, Antifa, the list is endless and by fractured I mean that each of these groups are powerfully active in their respective pet peeves and only pay lip service to the other pet peeves because after all the enemy of my enemy is my friend.

    The GOP is fractured as well but for the purposes of this post I will not discuss their problems. The New Deal democrats want fossil fuel free America by 2030. Good luck with that one. However as the old timers like Pelosi die off, retire or get primaried out of existence the left will become more militant because the new generation of children are used to getting their way, trolling for attention and if you just harass someone hard enough you win.

    Watch any gaming channel and you will see the mass effect of trolling and scaming other gamers has vs standard play nice and be nice gamers. The views are like 1 million per day for the trolls and 50k per day for the be nice gamers.

    I use that as a reference point to show that civil war is indeed headed to America because no longer are parents in control of their children. The internet and radical teachers and professors are filling their childrens heads full of nonsense. Yes the information might be nirvana in a fictional novel but in the real world its just plain dangerous.

    Welcome to the start of Armageddon when the mini-ice age hits and we have a whole generation of children all grown up and trolling each other with no conceiveable idea how to deal with the disaster about to be unleashed on the globe.

  2. alanstorm says:

    The few somewhat rational Democrats left surely also realize that this New Green Deal is a pipedream

    Yes, but neither one can do anything about it.

  3. Dana says:

    Heck, President Jimmy “Cardigan” Carter couldn’t get people to turn down their thermostats during the oil crisis; good luck on getting people to be less comfortable to maybe reduce global temperatures one degree a hundred years from now.

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