Are the Democrats Bent on Suicide?

Are the Democrats Bent on Suicide?

U.S.A.-( After reading an especially radical platform agreed upon by the British Labor Party, one Tory wag described it as “the longest suicide note in history.”

The phrase comes to mind on reading of the resolution calling for a Green New Deal, advanced by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and endorsed by at least five of the major Democratic candidates for president.

The Green New Deal is designed to recall the halcyon days of the 1930s, when, so the story goes, FDR came to Washington to enact the historic reforms that rescued America from the Great Depression.

Only that story is more than a small myth.

The unemployment rate when FDR took the oath in 1933 was 25 percent. It never fell below 14 percent through the 1930s. In June 1938, despite huge Democratic majorities in Congress, FDR was presiding over a nation where unemployment was back up to 19 percent.

World War II and the conscription of 16 million young men gave us “full employment.” And the war's end and demobilization saw the return of real prosperity in 1946, after FDR was dead.

Yet this Green New Deal is nothing if not ambitious.

To cope with climate change, the GND calls for a 10-year plan to meet “100 percent of the power demand of the United States through clean, renewable, and zero-emission energy sources.”

This appears to require a phase-out by 2030 of all carbon-emitting power plants fueled by coal and oil and their replacement by power plants fueled by wind and solar.

Will natural gas be permitted? Will nuclear power? There are 60 commercially operating nuclear power plants with 98 nuclear reactors in 30 states. Will they be shut down? Will the Greens agree to dam up more U.S. rivers to produce renewable hydroelectric power?

Air travel consumes huge quantities of carbon-producing jet fuel. What will replace it? Perhaps progressive Democratic candidates will set an example by not flying, and then by voting to end production of private aircraft and to ground all corporate jets. Let the elites sail to Davos.

The GND calls for an overhaul of the “transportation systems in the United States to eliminate pollution and greenhouse gas emissions from the transport sector … through … clean, affordable and accessible public transportation; and high-speed rail.”

Gas-powered cars are out. How long will that train trip from DC to LA take? And if China continues its relentless rise in carbon emissions until 2030, as permitted by the Paris climate accord, while the U.S. spends itself into bankruptcy going green, where would that leave America and China at mid-century?

“By the end of the Green New Deal resolution (and accompanying fact sheet) I was laughing so hard I nearly cried,” tweeted the Wall Street Journal's Kimberley Strassel: “If a bunch of GOPers plotted to forge a fake Democratic bill showing how bonkers the party is, they could not have done a better job. It is beautiful.”

The Green New Deal, say its authors, has as a goal “stopping current, preventing future, and repairing historic oppression of indigenous peoples, communities of color, migrant communities, deindustrialized communities, depopulated rural communities, the poor, low-income workers, the elderly, the unhoused, peoples with disabilities, and youth.”

Fifty years after the Great Society, apparently, half the country consists of victims of oppression.

Who are their oppressors? Guess.

Among the endorsers of this Green New Deal is Sen. Cory Booker, who compares the battle to stop climate change to fighting the Nazis in World War II. Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand, Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren have all endorsed it. Sen. Bernie Sanders, who calls climate change “an existential threat,” was an original co-sponsor.

Nancy Pelosi has more sense. Interviewed last week, the speaker batted the Green New Deal aside: “It will be one of several or maybe many suggestions that we receive. The green dream, or whatever they call it, nobody knows what it is, but they're for it, right?”

With her own agenda and priorities, Pelosi does not want to be dragged into having to defend a document that reads like it was written by the college socialists club.

The question, though, is why Democrats, who, if nominated, are likely to face Donald Trump in 2020, are signing on to so radical a scheme.

In a presidential election, the “out” party candidate usually has an advantage. No record to defend. He or she can choose the terrain on which to attack the incumbent, who has a four-year record.

Rarely does an out party present a fixed and stationary target as exposed as this, as out-of-the-mainstream as this, as vulnerable as this.

The only explanation for the endorsement of the Green New Deal by candidates with a prospect of winning the Democratic nomination is that they are so fearful of Ocasio-Cortez and the left for whom she speaks that they must endorse her plan.

That British Tory got it right. This thing reads like a Democratic Party suicide pact.

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Patrick J. Buchanan is the author of the new book “The Greatest Comeback: How Richard Nixon Rose From Defeat to Create the New Majority.

  • 40 thoughts on “Are the Democrats Bent on Suicide?

    1. We are being assaulted on every side by the politicians/democrats, and their supporters, for these environ-MENTAL asinine laws..
      Look on Google for all the: adventure journals, outdoor alliances, and other travel/activists associations, that are pushing these law makers’ buttons to pass the New Green Deal, etc… They use their platforms for twisting facts and promoting political action for their agendas. They’re trying to add wilderness protection status to all the LWC/environmental bills.. they don’t care about their own contributions to an imbalanced watershed, or pollution, but they still continue to try and outlaw any and all use of the forests, lands, mineral rights, etc… except for recreational activities.

      They’re not seeking a balanced wholistic perspective in environmental stewardship.. they’re trying to shut down the oil/gas industry and all the rest of the manufacturing world!

      S-47 has passed one side, and goes before the other side for a vote soon! Get on your toes people!

    2. No they won’t die it’s the Republicans that are on a DEATH wish just look at what they gave away in this spending bill. The Democrats got a lot of stuff and what we got was screwed by these spineless jerks we have to vote fore. Pres Trump should have sent it back to the Republicans and say fix it or Im shutting down the Government, The come right out and tell the American public about the Poison Pills they put in. Put the blame squarely on the Democrats.

    3. Their Green New Deal is sketchy at best, where have we heard this before? IMOA we’re going to get another sound byte like this “We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it.”.

    4. Wow! Just WOW! This clearly “Green Grass Walking” little girl, wet behind the ears with literally NO life experience to guide her has obviously been educated by cartoons. I remember some of them from when my son was little—“Big businesses are evil”, “Your mom driving an SUV is gonna wreck our fragile eco-system”, “Come on, let’s recycle and SAVE THE PLANET!”. Unfortunately, she never soaked up any more knowledge along the way and isn’t likely to do so at this point. There is a subset of millenials who absolutely can NOT be taught anything because they know everything already, and SHE is obviously one if them. To this naive and ignorant little girl, there’s no point in asking older, more experienced people anything because they were not born to the “woke” generation, therefore they can’t possibly know what’s going on. She apparently was done a disservice by her liberal college professors who only stoked the fire of enthusiasm and not of any practical knowledge. It’s inexplicable how several dem presidential candidates have actually signed on to this study in absurdity. While the more experienced libs know you can’t say what you mean and be re-elected, it has to be tempered and hidden. They’re already trying to walk it back–say that it’s just a guideline, a set of resolutions and talking points to be explored. But that’s not the original intent at all. The Green New Deal is what this oblivious child wants to be enacted for our country; a set of ridiculous regulations that would blow this country up without one bomb being dropped. They can’t say that it’s just theory, heck she’s got time stamps and immovable deadlines in there—no, SHE wants this to be LAW! NOW! I’ve seen and heard some things in the last 5 or 6 years that I could never have imagined. But this one (with adults actually discussing it as if it’s real) absolutely takes the cake (baked from local organic, sustainable, and renewable ingredients, of course).

    5. Her looks blatantly shout NEW YORK… H+She has that Cuomo “YES I AM A LIBERAL SOCIALIST ASSHOLE” look…. There are two that would do this nation a huge favor buy giving themselves a lead lobotomy !

    6. If there was any doubt that she is crazy just look at the picture. As a country, or should I say NYC, has stooped to electing a barmaid with no brains to congress. Now try to tell me we are not heading for a lot of trouble.

    7. Holy-Moly-

      I just took a good look at Casio’s demented smile. Now I’m in for a short night thinking of ripping her teeth from her ugly gums! Maybe she’s already on her way to being a Pelosi who has her denture problems! The dammed leading the dammed – what an outlook!

    8. AOC is God’s gift to the Republic!! Stop complaining & Listen!! Start a score card and a lottery to bet on how many Green Dems. get defeated in 2020!! Sometimes it is hard to tell when you are lucky.

    9. There’s nothing like a bug-eyed, buck toothed bartender to realign your priorities, is there? She’s just got to be the result of the biggest voter fraud/ballot stuffing operation in history. There’s no other explanation. Unbelievable!

    10. Everyone (most everyone) thinks F.D.R. was a great president. The only thing that saved his butt was WW Two .Ponder that ,for a moment . Whose butt will be saved with this NEW green thing ? answer NO BUDDIES. we all loose.

    11. When you look at the idiots, crooks and out-and-out morons who are elected and serve in Congress and the Senate by similar idiots, crooks and morons (not limited to just Democrats), you can’t help but wonder if this country has a future for freedom loving individuals with common sense and intelligence. The biggest problem in this country is the lack of real suffering on the part of the vast majority of young people and adults. They have never been really hungry, they have never been homeless, they have never feared for their safety and that of their family or friends. They always have had someone (family, friends or government) who would bail them out or protect and provide for them. Those of us who have been in dire situations without hope and had to “man up” and fight and struggle on our own, know what is important and can see how much freedom we have lost in this nation and how many of our citizens just don’t give a damn as long as they get their food, the electricity and water works and they are “comfortable”. It is a classic formula for disaster and the loss of freedom and we are headed down that road and apathy is the out-of-control vehicle driving us.

      1. @JPM, Brother you left out illegal aliens. It has been discovered that Illhan Omar married her brother, thus committing immigration fraud. Ergo she is an illegal alien. Please see infra:
        Ten Years Ago Today: Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar Marries Her Biological Brother from Somalia
        Gateway Pundit
        by Jim Hoft
        Original Article
        Posted By:JoniTx, 2/13/2019 8:18:16 AM
        Ten years ago today…Democrat Ilhan Omar married her biological brother. (Copy of Marriage Certificate) Via Jack Posobiec. (Video/Tweet) Ilhan Omar won a historic victory over 44-year incumbent DFL Rep. Phyllis Kahn. The liberal media forgot to mention Ilhan was married to her brother. Power Line reported: A reader has written us to point out that the Somali website Somalispot posted information last week suggesting Omar’s involvement in marriage and immigration fraud. The post notes that Omar married Ahmed Hirsi in 2002. Hirsi is the father

    12. Look into those eyes.
      The DEMONIC in this person is fully evident.
      A DEMON-RAT through and through from the state that just made it legal to MURDER full term babies in the womb.
      It is no wonder this Demon incarnate, Cortez, was elected and sent to do great harm on a nationwide scale.

    13. I for one am glad that the leftists came up with and signed this political suicide note. In fact they should sign more of these ridiculous pacts. All this does is help get Trump reelected! As for AOC she got lucky last November. I seriously doubt she will withstand the test of time. She is too radical and she does not have the intellectual HP to sustain her momentum. What she does have is a pretty face and that is about it.

    14. The most scary thing about this is that she was even elected? It takes a majority made up of equally stupid people to elect her. Even worse, this is not the only case of stupid people electing stupid people. The word FREE has too much power in politics

      1. Beat me to it by 20 minutes… 3 thumbs up!

        Frankly, the media snowed the ignorant public so badly lying about ANYTHING Trump, the truly dumb had no choice but to act like their fellow lemming….

      1. Damn, I think you’re right lol

        Let’s call in a Red Flag “welcome to the party” for her!

        Then the rest of the leftists afterwards!
        We don’t want them to feel left out do we?

    15. If Pelosi actually said this, “The green dream, or whatever they call it, nobody knows what it is, but they’re for it, right?”, it can’t get anymore ironic. If Nancy believes it’s bad, it’s got to be quite bad. Either that or she wants to be able to continue flying on that military jet back and forth across the nation and everywhere else she wants to go without looking like a hypocrite.

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