Saturday, March 30, 2019

How Can I Miss You When You Won’t Go Away?

How can I miss you when you won’t go away?

Keep telling you day after day

But you won’t listen, you always stay and stay

How can I miss you when you won’t go away?

- Dan Hicks and his Hot Licks

Ms. Ocasio-Cortez appeared with Chris Hayes on a MSNBC  “New Green Deal” special held ironically in the auditorium at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Watch, if you wish, the Bronx Bomber hold forth on her inconsiderable knowledge of the world in general and her lack of expertise in economics and science in particular.

If you don’t have time for 15 minutes of moronic discourse, a few highlights:

AOC conflating 9/11 with global warming.

“On the events on September 11, 2001 thousands of Americans died in the largest terror attack on US soil,” Ocasio-Cortez told host Chris Hayes.

“Our national response was war in one then eventually two countries: 3,000 Americans died in Puerto Rico due to Hurricane Maria. Where is our response?”

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I would point out that Ms. AOC was all of 11 years old when 9/11 took place, which clearly makes her an expert on all aspects leading up to and following the terrorist attack. Although I would think she could at least acknowledge the difference between a natural disaster and a “man-caused disaster” (h/t: BHO). And perhaps she could have, but for her elite college education where she learned that they are both “man-caused” (see above). And that means she knows more than you do.

Ocasio-Cortez also addressed the criticism of the cost of her plan by saying that the country needs to take action now, regardless of cost,  in order to avoid future catastrophe.

“So this issue is not just about our climate. First and foremost we need to save ourselves. Period.”

“There will be no future for the Bronx. There will be no livable future for generations coming, for any part of this country in a way that is better than the lot that we have today if we don’t address this issue urgently and on the scale of the problem.”

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I would suggest that the same could be said, with much more evidence, about the crisis of illegal immigrants currently flowing across our border. But that makes me a White Supremacist – I love how they’ve ramped up the “racist” allegation, don’t you?

A self-described Democratic socialist, AOC dismissed the label that the Green New Deal is “socialism,” instead explaining that climate change “is a problem of market failure externalities in our economics.”

In case you don’t recognize it market failure externalities is a term AOC learned in her college economics class. Or more likely she picked it up later, when she attended Young Democrats for Socialism Training Camp, as she doesn’t really seem to know how to use it properly. She likes to pepper it into her stream-of-unconsciousness ramblings because she thinks it makes her sound erudite, which in turn gives her gravitas. Unfortunately when it is misused it greatly diminishes the desired effect.

But wait, she’s still not done: she also mocked Republican concerns about the $93 trillion price tag estimated for her Green New Deal.

“They wave this wand and they say, ‘Oh, it’s gonna cost, you know, a bazillion dollars.’ Like, they sound like Dr. Evil, like ‘100 million dollars,’” Ocasio-Cortez continued. “How about we start by fully funding the pensions of coal miners in West Virginia? How about we start by rebuilding Flint? Let’s just start now.”

In some circles that “argument” would be considered a non-sequitur, but in the case of AOC it passes for New Age wisdom.

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