The Green New Deal Is The Key To Winning Back Trump Voters Or Something

Realistically, if we go by the number of news reports about the Green New Deal, it’s dying. It is rarely talked about by politicians and rarely makes the news anymore. Even Excitable AOC nor co-sponsor Senator Ed Markey rarely talk about it. It used to be prominent on AOC’s Twitter page. This is humorous, though

The Green New Deal Holds the Key to Winning Back Trump Voters


Today, the “Green New Deal” — a 10-year plan introduced by New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey to transition to 100% renewable energy, while embarking on major social reforms — marks the far horizon of the left-liberal imagination. For those opposed to it, the Green New Deal, like the original one, is already considered little but camouflage for a program to introduce socialism to America.

Like its predecessor, it arrives on the scene at a fateful moment. There is no way to exaggerate the gravity of the Great Depression in its time or the looming prospect of climate catastrophe in ours. The question is: Could the Green New Deal do what the first one did to stave off the worst — or even do more? In this case, facing the reality of a fast-heating planet in a country whose president is Donald J. Trump, looking back is a way of looking forward.

The author then has to lie about it

Yet the Green New Deal contains no frontal assault on private enterprise. For that matter, it doesn’t even threaten to completely abolish the fossil-fuel industry itself. A carbon tax — a levy on the carbon content of fuels — and “cap and trade” — placing a limit on carbon emissions while allowing firms that exceed it to buy the right to do so from those that stay under that ceiling — sometimes appear as part of its portfolio of solutions. Neither, however, represents a fundamental threat to capitalism’s reliance on the marketplace as the ultimate arbiter of what to produce and not to produce.

We can all read the GND, and it is all about Modern Socialism. Heck, AOC’s previous chief of staff, who was present when it was written, admitted it wasn’t about ‘climate change’.

Indeed, the Green New Deal’s promise that millions of decent-paying jobs will result from its climate-change-oriented investments echoes the rationale and real accomplishments of the first New Deal’s recovery efforts, especially its various public works. Neither then nor now, however, were or are proponents inciting the working class to run the new industries to be created.

Most of those jobs would be in government or private jobs which are funded by government. But, how does all this win back Trump voters? After going through dozens of paragraphs, the article ends with

Thanks to its promise of millions of new well-paid jobs, its concern with the health and environmental well-being of marginalized communities, and its commitment to labor’s right to organize and participate in erecting and directing the new economy, the Green New Deal offers a chance to win back people who voted first for Barack Obama and then for Donald Trump. At some point they will perhaps conclude that “yes we can” and the con-man theatrics of a billionaire populist were just two versions of fake news and search for a way out of the lockbox of the neoliberal order.

So, the idea is to offer, in reality, massive government and the illusion of good paying jobs, along with lots of lies about what the GND is really about, to win back those voters? Huh. Sure sounds like this whole ‘climate change’ thing is about politics.

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2 Responses to “The Green New Deal Is The Key To Winning Back Trump Voters Or Something”

  1. Bill589 says:

    Regarding the first “New Deal”, this sums that ongoing catastrophe up:

    Roosevelt’s own Secretary of the Treasury Henry Morganthau figured out it doesn’t work … by 1937, he said:
    “We have tried spending money. We are spending more than we have ever spent before and it does not work. And I have just one interest, and if I am wrong … somebody else can have my job. I want to see this country prosperous. I want to see people get a job. I want to see people get enough to eat. We have never made good on our promises. … I say after eight years of this Administration we have just as much unemployment as when we started. … And an enormous debt to boot.”

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