Freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wants to save the planet with her Green New Deal, but she keeps tripping over her own giant carbon footprint.
Poor Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who now refers to herself as AOC, she gets befuddled by the simplest things. No one ever told her that if you want to rail against the ‘corporate elite’ who are causing ‘climate change’ with emission-spewing vehicles, that perhaps you should not hire a car service to drive on what would be a one-minute walk to your office. Much less do that over 1,049 times. But such is the Liberal mind, which has not changed since the Old Testament was hot off the presses.
“But the liberal deviseth liberal things; and by liberal things shall he stand.” Isaiah 32:8 (KJV)
This is what happens when you attempt to make the transition from NYC bartender to climate scientist, without taking any of the courses or training necessary to augment your education. Listening to her speak always reminds me of the scene from the movie ‘Animal House’ where John Belushi’s character goes on a rant where he utters such gems as ‘when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor!‘. Except that John Belushi was an intentional comedian, while AOC is an unintentional one.
Naturally, AOC decided to call the NY Post out for being ‘conservative liars’, but when the Post pushed back and she was left with egg on her face, Ocasio-Cortez attempted to justify her less-than-green existence by claiming that she was just “living in the world as it is,” and that was not “an argument against working toward a better future.” You can see the Twitter war here. Guess who lost?
Gas-guzzling car rides expose AOC’s hypocrisy amid Green New Deal pledge
FROM THE NY POST: “We’re like, ‘The world is going to end in 12 years if we don’t address climate change,’ ” the progressive darling said in January, speaking of herself and her fellow millennials. “And, like, this is the war; this is our World War II.”
Last week, she ratcheted up the rhetoric: “It is basically a scientific consensus that the lives of our children are going to be very difficult” due to climate change. “And it does lead young people to have a legitimate question: Is it OK to still have children?”
The guiding principle of her eco-vision is to bring about “a full transition off fossil fuels and zero greenhouse gases” within 10 years.
To achieve this, the GND fact sheet says, the nation must “totally overhaul transportation by massively expanding electric vehicle manufacturing, build charging stations everywhere, build out high-speed rail … create affordable public transit available to all, with goal to replace every combustion-engine vehicle.”
But the woman who boasts of a “razor-sharp BS detector” seems to have trouble sniffing out her own.
Since declaring her candidacy in May 2017, Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign heavily relied on those combustion-engine cars — even though a subway station was just 138 feet from her Elmhurst campaign office.
She listed 1,049 transactions for Uber, Lyft, Juno and other car services, federal filings show. The campaign had 505 Uber expenses alone. In all, Ocasio-Cortez spent $29,365.70 on those emissions-spewing vehicles, along with car and van rentals — even though her Queens HQ was a one-minute walk to the 7 train.
In a Feb. 24 Instagram video filmed in her kitchen, Ocasio-Cortez railed against plastic grocery bags — then appeared to toss two of the sacks, which can be recycled, into the trash.
“It drives me crazy,” she said of plastic bags. “I wish they didn’t exist.”
Socialist @AOC discusses how people should reconsider having children due to global warming, and reminds us that we are all going to *literally* die if the Green New Deal doesn’t pass. She also takes some shots at Dianne Feinstein. *Sidenote: She failed to compost her potatoes* pic.twitter.com/6eWhbTbqqB
— Gob Abierto (@GobAbiertoBOL) February 25, 2019
In the video, Ocasio-Cortez peeled a sweet potato while calling for a “universal sense of urgency” to save the Earth.
But she discarded the vegetable scraps into the same receptacle she had just used for the plastic bags, rather than setting the food waste aside for compost. Trent refused to answer when asked whether his boss tossed her organic material in the trash.
AOC’s fondness for carbon-belching travel apparently continued after she took office in January. Last weekend she was seen with two staffers after a Queens event hopping into a for-hire, gas-guzzling minivan. READ MORE