Bummer: Democrats Are Grappling With How They Vote On The Green New Deal (And Not Vote At All)

We’ve already seen one report on this, now along comes The Hill to make it more clear

Dems wrestle over how to vote on ‘Green New Deal’

Senate Democratic leaders are grappling over how to vote on a controversial climate change proposal that is being championed by progressives and mocked by conservatives.

The plan, offered by firebrand Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) will be voted on on the Senate floor later this year in a GOP-led effort to divide Democrats and get them to go on the record about the “Green New Deal.”

But Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer (N.Y.) has floated a plan with his caucus to vote present on the ambitious legislation. It remains to be seen if Senate Democrats will embrace Schumer’s strategy.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Wednesday panned the Green New Deal as “the far-left’s Santa Claus wish list dressed up to look like serious policy.”

The nonbinding legislation calls for the federal government to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions, eliminate pollution as much as technologically feasible and provide training and high-quality education so that “all people of the United States” can participate in the Green New Deal mobilization. McConnell says the Senate will vote on the Green New Deal before the August congressional recess.

A Democratic senator familiar with internal deliberations said that Schumer reached out to his more liberal colleagues who are running for president to make sure they’re on board with the present vote strategy.

So, the strategy is to go weasel and vote present (BTW, Mitch needs to hold the vote sooner than sometime before August recess)? How brave! Here’s a howler, though

Democrats lost control of the House in 2010 after Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) launched a frenzied and ultimately successful effort to pass a comprehensive climate change bill in 2009.

Senate Democrats, however, never took up cap-and-trade after then-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said it faced too much Republican opposition. Democrats subsequently kept control of the Senate in Obama’s first midterm election.

If true, this would mean that it is a bad idea for Democrats to pass Hotcoldwetdry legislation. Of course, we all know they lost the House over Obamacare, and almost lost the Senate that election over the same.

(Washington Examiner) The Green New Deal, a 16-page resolution calling on Congress to tackle climate change by eliminating fossil fuels, has gained nearly two dozen sponsors since freshman star Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez introduced it on Feb. 7.

But the proposal makes many House Democrats uneasy and Democratic leaders have acknowledged it may never get a vote.

“I can’t say we are going to take that and pass it,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., who once called the resolution a “Green New Dream,” told a Howard University audience Wednesday.

The plan is so extreme that most Democrats do not want to have to go on the record in supporting it with an actual vote.

(Daily Caller) Marc Morano, the executive director of Climate Depot, says Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s extreme views on climate change actually help him make the case against man-made global warming.

“She’s doing the work of climate skeptics for us. Having her out there every day making these wacky claims, questioning whether we should have kids — I can’t think of anything better to discredit the man-made global warming fear movement than AOC,” said Morano.

Seriously, is AOC a GOP plant designed to expose the Dems as the extremists they really are? No one can be this bad, right? Anyhow, interesting video at the DC link.

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3 Responses to “Bummer: Democrats Are Grappling With How They Vote On The Green New Deal (And Not Vote At All)”

  1. Kye says:

    As usual, leftists can’t help but show their hypocrisy.

    Less than a week after raging against cow farts and urging Americans to stop eating so many hamburgers, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was caught oozing with hypocrisy.

    On Tuesday night, an image scorched across Twitter showing Ocasio-Cortez and her chief of staff, Saikat Chakrabarti, sitting down for dinner together.

    While sitting no more than a foot away, Ocasio-Cortez watched as Chakrabarti ordered a hamburger and chowed it down right in front of her.

  2. Liljeffyatemypuppy says:

    Mrs. Coonman: C’mon children sing it with me…
    “Wish I was in the land of cotton… good times there are not forgotten…”



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