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AOC’s Green New Deal

Discussion in 'Too Hot for Swamp Gas' started by The_RH_Factor, Feb 8, 2019.

  1. The_RH_Factor

    The_RH_Factor GC Legend

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    She was joking, right?

    Who think’s this would work?

    If you replace airplanes with trains, how are trains going to be powered?
     
  2. gatorbronco

    gatorbronco GC Legend

    Steam, that's why she wants to plant more trees. She also wants to do away with farting cows and tear down or refurbish every building in this country to make them more energy efficient.
     
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  3. gator7_5

    gator7_5 GC Hall of Fame

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    She's nutty.
     
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  4. oragator1

    oragator1 Premium Member

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    Her awesome proposal is also making sure those “unwilling to work” are taken care of.
    She basically destroyed her higher political future a month into her term.
     
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  5. g8trjax

    g8trjax GC Hall of Fame

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    I'd say more like batshit crazy.
     
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  6. wgbgator

    wgbgator Very Stable Genius Premium Member

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    Geo-hell
    She destroyed her political future by attaching her name to a policy proposal that the party and its candidates will be debating and probably adopt at least in part by the 2020 elections? Interesting analysis.

    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is making the Green New Deal a 2020 litmus test
     
  7. docspor

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    I can come up with a much better green new deal on the back of a napkin. Here, I'll do it: significantly increase the tax on fossil fuels.
     
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  8. oragator1

    oragator1 Premium Member

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    if You don’t think the crazier stuff in this will follow her around, then not sure what to tell you. Hillary got bashed for her first healthcare plan for the better part of two decades, and even after Obamacare passed it still helped paint who she was to everyone outside the left and contributed to why she lost in 2016.
    But like I said, if you think this helps her, good luck with that. This proposal is being laughed at everywhere outside the left because of the silliness in it. It is overshadowing the good, even Pelosi was dismissive of it. And I say that as someone who is as passionate about this particular issue as anyone here. I would love a rational actionable plan. This is neither.
     
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  9. VAg8r1

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    No more nutty than the current POTUS
     
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  10. philobeddoe

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    And Occasional-Cortex is now the face of the democrat party.
     
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  11. VAg8r1

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    Even assuming both are powered with fossil fuels trains are far more efficient than airplanes and trains can be powered with electricity generated to a large extent (although not completely) through solar and wind.
     
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  12. docspor

    docspor GC Legend

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    solid contribution
     
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  13. BobK89

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    Trains over planes. Sure what business traveler wants to get from NYC to LA in 5-6 hours when he can take three days.
     
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  14. homer

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    I’m sure she will stay off airplanes now that she’s demonized them.

    And stop eating beef or drinking and eating anything made from milk.

    Lol
     
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  15. citygator

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    She’s not a traditional politician! She was sent to DC to shake up the status quo. She is there to drain the swamp. You can’t take everything she says verbatim because that is just how she speaks. She starts big - it’s the art of her deal - then she’s happy getting some of it. You guys just don’t like her. You have AOCTD.

    How far did you have to read in before you realized that is what you said about Trump... who actually is the face of the party?

    Directly about AOC though: Green policy is smart. It has to be balanced though.
     
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  16. GatorRade

    GatorRade Rad Scientist Premium Member

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    Sounds bad until you compare hers to the face of the other party.

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  17. rivergator

    rivergator Too Hot Mod Moderator VIP Member

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    Clean, sustainable energy for a cleaner healthier environment, an economy where everyone works and gets a livable wage ... what's not to like?:rolleyes:
     
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  18. GatorNavy

    GatorNavy Damn the torpedoes! Moderator VIP Member

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    The cost?
     
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  19. rivergator

    rivergator Too Hot Mod Moderator VIP Member

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    There's that, and the fact that her goals are impossible.
    But, hey, a girl can dream, can't she?
     
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  20. citygator

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    A barren planet and a peasant uprising are the cost to avoid.
     
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