Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez thought this was the moment she took over American politics.
The freshmen Democrat stepped up before a crowd and made the biggest announcement of her career.
But it turned out Ocasio-Cortez made a life-changing mistake that just blew up in her face.
Since coming to Washington, Ocasio-Cortez has made fighting so-called “man-made” global warming her signature issue.
On her first day in Congress, she led a sit-in of protesters in Nancy Pelosi’s office to demand the new Democrat majority take action to stop supposed “global warming.”
Then Ocasio-Cortez left Americans speechless by claiming earth had only 12 years left unless the government adopted radical communist economic policies.
“Millennials and Gen Z and all these folks that come after us are looking up, and we’re like, ‘The world is going to end in 12 years if we don’t address climate change, and your biggest issue is how are we gonna pay for it?'” Ocasio-Cortez told left-wing journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates at a Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration event.
So the stage was set for Ocasio-Cortez to take dramatic action.
And the freshmen Democrat from New York did not disappoint.
But it turned out to be the biggest mistake of her life.
Ocasio-Cortez finally unveiled her long awaited “Green New Deal.”
However, it turned out to be a joke on the same level as Michael Dukakis riding in a tank or the Howard Dean “scream” at the Iowa caucuses.
Ocasio-Cortez proposed policies that would eliminate air travel within a decade.
She also proposed tearing down every building in America and then rebuilding them so they could be environmentally sustainable.
Ocasio-Cortez also proposed the government take immediate action to combat the scourge of cow farts, which she claimed were a key contributor to so-called “global warming.”
The Green New Deal also included provisions for the government to provide a guaranteed income for “those unwilling to work.”
Bums who want to lay on the couch all day and munch on potato chips would receive a check in the mail from the government—paid for by hardworking taxpayers who put in an honest day’s work.
Finally, Ocasio-Cortez proposed that the government could not completely deal with “global warming” unless the government also provided free healthcare and college to all Americans.
The plan was roundly mocked on social media.
Ocasio-Cortez proved that the conservatives who say global warming is a hoax invented by the left to justify a communist takeover of the American economy were right.
The proposal received so much ridicule that Ocasio-Cortez was forced to take down the bill’s frequently asked questions page on her website.
But every key Democrat running for President raced to endorse the plan.
Elizabeth Warren also chimed in with her endorsement.
“Excited to join @AOC & @SenMarkey on a historic #GreenNewDeal resolution to address the peril of climate change and worsening inequality. Our history is a testimony to the achievement of what some think is impossible — we must take bold action now,” Cory Booker wrote.
Democratic Presidential candidates were forced to endorse this lunacy because their base demands it.
But now they are all on record supporting a plan that would give taxpayer money to people who don’t want to work and supporting an initiative that would grind the American economy to a halt like eliminating air travel.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story.