23 thoughts on “News/Politics 2-25-19

  1. Someone should explain to this clueless clown how this works.

    https://freebeacon.com/issues/ocasio-cortez-rips-into-critics-of-green-new-deal-im-the-boss-how-about-that/

    “Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) ripped into critics of her radical Green New Deal proposal in an interview Friday, declaring “I’m the boss” since she was at least trying to solve a problem.

    Earlier this month, Ocasio-Cortez rolled out the resolution that proposed a total overhaul of the U.S. economy and energy sectors over the next 10 years, coupled with progressive policies unrelated to addressing climate change. Critics, some of them on the left, derided it as far to expensive and impractical; kinder observers called it “aspirational.”

    In an interview with Reshma Saujani of “Girls Who Code,” Ocasio-Cortez spoke of the doubters she had when she took on Rep. Joe Crowley (D., N.Y.) in her stunning Democratic primary upset last year and how she dismisses skeptics now.

    “You know what? I don’t care anymore. I don’t care anymore, because again, I’m at least trying, and they’re not,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “So the power is in the person who’s trying, regardless of the success. If you’re trying, you’ve got all the power. You’re driving the agenda. You’re doing all this stuff.”

    She took a defiant tone to the delight of her audience in Queens, New York, in a clip flagged by Daily Wire‘s Ryan Saavedra.

    “Like I just introduced Green New Deal two weeks ago, and it’s creating all of this conversation. Why? Because no one else has even tried,” she said. “So people are like ‘Oh it’s unrealistic, oh it’s vague, oh it doesn’t address this little, minute thing.’ And I’m like, you try, you do it! Because you’re not! Because you’re not. So until you do it, I’m the boss! How about that?””

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  2. I see the Democrats’ campaign slogans remains the same.

    Free Stuff 2020!

    https://legalinsurrection.com/2019/02/several-2020-democrat-candidates-endorse-racial-reparations-likely-aborting-their-general-election-chances/

    “Several 2020 Democrat Candidates Endorse Racial Reparations

    A racial reparations platform may sell well in the primaries, but it would be general election death.”

    “The 2020 election campaign season is kicking into high gear, and a number of Democratic party hopefuls are jumping onto the reparations train. But it’s one they may find could derail their aspirations for higher office.

    The New York Times reports:

    Last week, on the popular radio show “The Breakfast Club,” Senator Kamala Harris of California agreed with a host’s suggestion that government reparations for black Americans were necessary to address the legacies of slavery and discrimination. Ms. Harris later affirmed that support in a statement to The New York Times.

    […]

    [Elizabeth] Warren also said she supported reparations for black Americans impacted by slavery — a policy that experts say could cost several trillion dollars, and one that Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and many top Democrats have not supported.

    […]

    Julián Castro, the former cabinet secretary who is also running for president, has also indicated that he would support reparations.

    […]

    Only one 2020 candidate has laid out a reparations plan with specifics: Marianne Williamson, the best-selling author and self-described “spiritual teacher.” Since the start of her long-shot campaign, Ms. Williamson has called for $100 billion in reparations for black Americans — far more than any other Democrat, but substantially less than what scholars have said would be necessary.

    The article went on to note that while other Democratic candidates were not yet on record as endorsing reparations, they had still “laid out robust policies aimed at closing the gap in wealth between black and white families.”

    Harris, Warren, Castro and other candidates who are floating this idea have been emboldened to do so by their party’s hard left lurch over the last couple of years. But in spite of the support they might get from voters in Democratic primaries on the issue, making such grand promises during the general election season would prove problematic:”

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  3. Here’s some possible answers for Peter and his debt post from the other day. Not good answers, but answers.

    “The basic idea that if you issue too much debt you will crowd out large amounts of valuable private capital investment was a reasonable view in the early to mid-1990s,” Mr. Summers, a Harvard economist, said in an interview. With very low interest rates worldwide, it isn’t today, he said.

    Mr. Summers and other non-alarmist economists are not suggesting that debt never matters.

    They say that in this environment — with low interest rates to the horizon, no evident inflation pressures, and with worthwhile policies that could enhance the nation’s long-term outlook — it’s foolish not to borrow money.

    Mr. Blanchard, the former I.M.F. chief economist, emphasizes that interest rates are comfortably below the rate at which the economy is growing. That means that, despite high debt levels in the United States, it shouldn’t matter if the nation keeps borrowing money because its capacity to pay is growing faster than interest costs.”

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  4. Awwwww……..

    Poor Kristol. Having sold out his party, his so-called principles, and his conservative bona-fides, he goes all in for the opposition. Again. The poor traitor can’t get no love……

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  5. The Carpetbagger.

    https://nypost.com/2019/02/24/mystery-solved-alexandria-ocasio-cortez-covers-tracks-in-address-debacle/

    “US Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez scrambled Sunday to explain why neighbors at her listed Bronx address never saw her there — and ended up claiming she recently relocated to a larger place nearby.

    The day after The Post reported that residents said they had never seen her around — and she ducked questions about it after an appearance — her spokesman said the Democratic freshman congresswoman now lives with her boyfriend in a two-bedroom apartment “a block and a half away.’’

    The pair relocated there earlier this month, he said.

    “She lives in the same neighborhood she’s lived in for years,” said the spokesman, Corbin Trent. “She is not living in the exact same condo.’’

    The recent move still didn’t explain why residents at her previous digs — a one-bedroom Bronx condo owned by her mom — insisted they had never seen her there.

    US representatives and senators are required to have a residence in their home districts.

    Trent claimed that Ocasio-Cortez, 29, was at her new home Sunday afternoon, although he wouldn’t give the address.

    Ocasio-Cortez, a former bartender-turned-progressive pacesetter, ducked questions about her residence after an appearance Saturday in Queens. She told The Post to wait for her to pose for a photograph — then slipped out a back door and into a waiting SUV.”

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  6. Yep.

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  7. Ocasio-Cortez: People Maybe Shouldn’t Reproduce Due To Climate Change

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/43880/ocasio-cortez-people-maybe-shouldnt-reproduce-due-ryan-saavedra

    She’s, like, kinda cute (if she weren’t an actual congresswoman)

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    … “Our planet is going to hit disaster if we don’t turn this ship around and so it’s basically like, there’s a scientific consensus that the lives of children are going to be very difficult,” Ocasio-Cortez said while chopping up food in her kitchen during an Instagram live video. “And it does lead, I think, young people to have a legitimate question, you know, ‘Is it okay to still have children?'” …
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  8. Michelle,

    Not at all, I’m sure….

    That seems to be her problem, she’s not familiar with much of reality, and seems rather poorly educated. Even on the basics. As DJ pointed out, not a good look for a Congresswoman. 😦

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  9. And she works in a shot at DiFi.

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  10. As Chas likes to say, these aren’t even real numbers. 🙂

    https://freebeacon.com/issues/study-green-new-deal-would-cost-up-to-94-trillion/

    “The “Green New Deal” would cost up to $94.4 trillion, or over $600,000 per household in the United States, according to a new study.

    The American Action Forum study offers a conservative estimate of the costs of providing every resident in the country a federal job with benefits, “adequate” housing, “healthy food,” and health care.

    Though Democratic socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (D., N.Y.) plan is vague on specifics, it calls for the “economic transformation” of the United States, a complete overhaul of transportation systems, and retrofitting every single building. A supplemental document explaining the plan, since deleted from her website after it was widely mocked on social media, called for jobs for everyone, even those “unwilling to work,” the elimination of air travel, and “farting cows.”

    However, the American Action Forum was able to calculate estimates for several items the plan does propose, including guaranteed green housing, universal health care, and food security. Estimates of specific goals identified in the Green New Deal would cost each household in America between $36,100 and $65,300 every year.”

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  11. Huh.

    And yet I was assured repeatedly that tariffs don’t work…….

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  12. It’s interesting to see a 20-something woman wagging her finger in everyone’s face and saying “All these people who have been active since before I was born need to listen to me, since I’m the one with the answers.” Why does anyone pay attention to her?

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  13. I, frankly, am sick of so-called educators scaring school children about climate change. Poor little ones who think the world is going to end in ten years. Is this really necessary? No, it is not.

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  14. It’s using the government as a bully pulpit. Frankly, everyone should switch to LED lightbulbs because they’re cheaper to run over the life of the bulb.

    Perhaps if they made the argument that way, we wouldn’t have to force everyone to do it.

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  15. I like LED bulbs. I buy them.

    I recycle.

    I (begrudgingly) learned to live without my single-use plastic grocery bags.

    It’s all good.

    But I also don’t believe the planet is close (very close) to extinction due to the very existence of mankind.

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  16. And the Abortion Survivor Protection Act was defeated…by the Dems….I have already written an email to Michael Bennet sharing my view on his despicable vote. He will never read it nor hear about it…but someone employed by him to read his emails will…I am more than disgusted and grieved….

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