GND Undergoes Mysterious Overhaul
GND Undergoes Mysterious Overhaul
Remember last week when Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez revealed her ‘Green New Deal’? The GND would save the world by getting rid of airplanes and cow farts. It would guarantee income for all Americans — even those who were “unwilling to work.” And we all pointed our fingers and snickered at AOC’s brain droppings. Good times, good times.
Apparently Ocasio-Cortez and her minions took umbrage at such mockery. So on Thursday her office quietly removed the GND proposal from her Congressional website. Then AOC trotted out one of her policy advisers, Cornell University professor Robert Hockett, to appear on Friday’s Tucker Carlson Tonight. Hockett explained that no, all those silly proposals weren’t really in the GND. We were all reading the wrong version, it was a joke, or Republican dirty tricks, or something. Yeah, that’s the ticket!
Did you buy his lame excuses? Neither did I. Those explanations were as convincing as that Turbo Toupé atop his head.
Then, on Saturday morning, AOC’s Chief of Staff Saikat Chakrabati tweeted out his explanations:
“We did this in collaboration with a bunch of groups and offices over the course of the last month. . . Some of these early drafts got leaked.”
“There separately IS a doctored FAQ floating around. And an early draft of a FAQ that was clearly unfinished. . . got published to the website by mistake. . . .”
Then AOC herself later added to their cover story when she tweeted to a Washington Post reporter about “doctored” documents “floating around:”
“There are multiple doctored GND resolutions and FAQs floating around. There was also a draft version that got uploaded + taken down. There’s also draft versions floating out there.”
Lots of fake documents out there, wafting on the internet like, well, cow farts.
However, a techie Twitter user checked the PDF properties of the GND document that National Public Radio received. Lo and behold, Chakrabati indeed wrote it:
— Jon Lech Johansen (@jonlech) February 9, 2019
On top of that, AOC’s goofball adviser, Robert Hockett, sent an email on Saturday to the Daily Caller News Foundation, admitting that he was wrong during his appearance on Tucker Carlson. But still maintaining the “different documents” narrative, of course:
“I regret that we seem unknowingly to have ended up speaking about different documents for a minute during our longer and otherwise ‘on-the-same-page’ conversation last night.”
Well, that’s their story and they’re sticking to it. Even if it makes as much sense as Ralph Northam saying he was in a blackface picture before he wasn’t in a blackface picture.
Now, are you wondering what AOC’s official website is now saying about the GND? Did they revise and post the correct proposal and FAQs?
As of this writing, here’s what my search turned up:
Screenshot of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez website.
Nope, no results of any astute proposal that would save the planet and make life in these United States a paradise on earth. And if you click on her page that discusses “energy” issues, you’ll see a picture of an oil rig, and a link to “contact our office.”
However, because the internet is forever, you can still read the GND proposal here. And yes, “economic security for all who are unable or unwilling to work” is still there, as well as “get rid of farting cows and airplanes.”
Can you imagine any of these bozos being in charge of a major Federal department? I shudder to think.
But you must admit, between AOC’s Green New Deal and the kerfuffle in Virginia, it’s been fun to watch Democrats step on rakes all week, hasn’t it?