The "Green New Deal"

February 9, 2019

This week, the world finally got its first look at the grandiose “Green New Deal” plan to transform America by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her “Democratic” Socialist cohorts.  Not since the Titanic set sail from England to the US on its ill-fated maiden voyage in 1912 has such a massive project arrived with so much fawning media coverage, only to sink so quickly and ignominiously due to its creators’ hubris, arrogance and incompetence. 

The titanic egos of all involved crashed into the iceberg of reality the second the world got a gander at what they actually want to do.  The widespread reaction – a combination of shock, disbelief and uncontrolled laughter – so spooked the GND’s backers that within hours, it disappeared from AOC’s website (but don’t worry: the Internet is forever, so there will always be copies around for future historians and anyone who needs a good belly laugh.)

The “Green New Deal” is so ridiculously utopian, so utterly devoid of even the slightest consideration of feasibility or affordability, and seems to be such a product of an undergraduate all-night bull session that you’d suspect its creators already started trying to conserve water by drinking their bong water.  Here are just a few of the hilarious highlights:


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Rebuild or replace every building in America to make them all energy-efficient (there are about 75 million single family homes in the US and 5.6 million commercial buildings, so if you thought it was hard to get a contractor now…)   Replace airplanes with high-speed trains (good luck, Hawaiians!)  Eliminate all fossil fuels and nuclear power (eliminating clean nuclear plants would actually increase CO2 emissions, but I guess they watched “The Simpsons” while stoned and got scared).  Replace 99% of gas-powered cars with electric cars, which I suppose would be powered by plugging them into outlets connected to windmills.  How to pay for all this?  No problem-o: AOC explains that the Federal Reserve would extend credit (i.e., print money) to a chain of new public banks that would loan people money to rebuild all their structures – effectively making the government everyone’s mortgage holder and therefore, the owner of all homes and businesses in the USA.  A socialist utopia at last!   

https://www.westernjournal.com/ct/not-joking-ocasio-cortez-wants-upgrade-replace-every-single-building-us/

I didn’t even mention the little socialist extras tossed in, like high-quality health care for all, universal access to healthy food, guaranteed government jobs and a guaranteed income to everyone who can’t work or “isn’t willing to work.”  Or the planners’ admission that they aren’t certain yet how to eliminate cow farts in 10 years.  Perhaps they could just replace all the cows with herds of unicorns that poop cotton candy. 

Kimberley Strassel of the Wall Street Journal summed it up well, saying that by the end, she was laughing so hard, she nearly cried; and that if Republicans wanted to forge a fake Democratic bill to show how bonkers the party had become, they couldn’t have done a better job.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/wsj-writer-slams-ocasio-cortezs-green-new-deal-says-it-looks-like-dem-parody-bill-written-by-gop

…Although blogger Jim Treacher took a pretty hilarious stab at it:

https://pjmedia.com/trending/its-time-for-a-new-green-new-deal/

Still, there’s no better fodder for comedy than the real thing: 

https://pjmedia.com/trending/the-6-most-bizarre-proposals-from-alexandria-ocasio-cortezs-green-new-deal/


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While mainstream Democrats went into radio silence, Republicans rejoiced at this unforced error.  Axios reporter Jonathan Swan said the “Green New Deal” was “like Christmas and Hanukkah and every other holiday” arriving at once for the Trump reelection campaign.  He said they’d talk about it with glee until the cows come home (if we still have cows by 2020.) 

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/the-green-new-deal-is-like-christmas-and-hanukkah-for-the-trump-campaign-jonathan-swan

The bill’s backers tried to dismiss objections by saying that skeptics also said it would be too hard to build the Interstate Highway system.  Two problems: this makes the Interstate Highway system look like a Hot Wheels track.  Plus, we were able to build that because back then, ironically, we didn’t have a bunch of green warriors and EPA bureaucrats protesting and demanding 20 years’ worth of environmental impact studies.  Even Obama admitted that he discovered there were no “shovel-ready jobs” – because it now takes millions of dollars’ worth of time-wasting red tape before you can even buy a shovel.

To give you an idea of just how absurd and impossible the GND plan is, they want to replace all air travel routes between all US cities with high-speed rail.  In 2008, the pioneering leftist utopians (they should be called “Dreamers” instead of the DACA recipients) in California voted to build a high-speed rail line connecting the north, south and the Central Valley, at a cost of $39 billion. 

Eleven years later, it’s given a whole new meaning to the phrase, “going nowhere fast.”  After endless problems and delays, it’s been scaled back to a line between just two cities, L.A. and San Francisco, and is still nowhere near complete. The budget has ballooned to $100 billion and is likely to go even higher, considering the earliest it’s now projected to be finished is 2033.  America put a man on the moon in less than 10 years.  Liberals can’t even build a train between two cities in the same state in less than 25 years.  And they think they’re going to connect every city in America by high speed rail within 10 years?  Are they high on speed?!

Besides, if they end all air travel, how will environmentalists get to their climate change conferences at five-star resorts in Switzerland?

For those who want more details (or laughter), David Harsanyi at The Federalist provides even more on this socialist (crack) pipe dream:

http://thefederalist.com/2019/02/07/ten-most-insane-requirements-green-new-deal/

But while it’s fun to guffaw at the childish idiocy of this plan, we need to try to keep a straight face and take some aspects of it seriously.  Remember, this massive plan that would destroy our way of life, kill our economy, crush our freedom and end America as we know and love it is what many miseducated young people really want. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez might be far more qualified to be a “Not Ready for Prime Time Player” on “Saturday Night Live” than a Congress member, but enough people actually voted for her to put her into power, and a number of her colleagues backed this boondoggle (although after actually seeing it, some of them are running away from it like scalded cats.)  As enjoyable as it is to ridicule it, we also must make it clear to its young and naïve supporters why this is a perfect example of something they only think they want until they get it, then they’ll instantly regret it.  It’s the face tattoo of government policies.  

We should also feel grateful and relieved that this week might go down in history as the week that the air went out of the balloon of the great dream of turning American socialist.  President Trump poked the first pin in it during his State of the Union Address, when he looked his opponents in the eye, forcefully declared that America was founded on liberty and would never be socialist, and forced many of them to stand up and applaud that statement (those who didn’t looked like wayward teenagers being scolded by their dad.)

Then, only two days later, after snarking that Trump was just “scared” of their brilliant socialist plans, the kids showed us their “great leap forward.”  Americans dissolved into laughter, and the plan’s humiliated creators quickly yanked it from the Internet.  Let’s pray that the damage is permanent and irreparable. 

Okay, kids, you’ve finally seen what socialism looks like in action.  Do you really want to go through with getting that plan tattooed on your face now? 

 

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  • Richard Payne

    02/09/2019 01:55 PM

    Not only that Mike, we would have to replace every truck that brings everything we need. Everything we have is brought to us by some type of truck.

  • DENISE CORRESSELL

    02/09/2019 01:50 PM

    Brilliant as always

  • Bob Boynton

    02/09/2019 01:43 PM

    Talk about putting lipstick on a pig

  • Teddy Woodward

    02/09/2019 01:41 PM

    There won't be enough room in this comment to say ALL THAT NEEDS TO BE SAID. First of all, I can't THINK of ANY government around the world that really delivers what it promises. They are ALL FATALLY FLAWED, not because the IDEA isn't good, but because PEOPLE are so FATALLY FLAWED. I'm not sure WHAT you would really call America, a capitalist democracy, but to DENY ITS' FLAWS borders on LUNACY. A few cases in point. The opiod epidemic. The Sackler family that owns Purdue pharmaceuticals have become one of the twenty richest families in America PROMOTING, BRIBING and OVERPRESCRIBING Oxycontin, or "hillbilly heroin"as it's called here in Tennessee with IMPUNITY. The deaths from it now number in the HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS, and the number of RUINED LIVES, either from the addiction itself, or being the FAMILY of an addict, or one of the casualties, ARE INCALCULABLE. But the Sackler family live lives that KINGS can only imagine. DROP DEAD AMERICA. One town in West Virginia that had LESS than a thousand residents had received over NINE MILLION pills. Can't smell a rat there? Get your nose checked. Or how about Bill Gates? Think maybe Microsoft could have LOWERED the price of their operating systems after the FIRST FEW BILLION? NOT A CHANCE. They charged 120-130 some dollars for ONE COMPACT DISC. IT IS BEYOND DISGRACEFUL. And your computer won't work without it. GOTCHA!!! And our health care. MOST PEOPLE ARE NOT AWARE that the THIRD LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH in America is MEDICAL MALPRACTICE. I have a PERSONAL EXPERIENCE, and if I had let the doctor I saw do what he WANTED TO DO, I'd be DEAD. Hospitals aren't there to help YOU GET BETTER. They are there to MONETARILY BENEFIT from whatever BS DIAGNOSIS THEY SAY you have. Mine was kidney cancer. I REFUSED TREATMENT knowing WHAT I KNOW, and seven and a half years later I'M FINE. Know what they call the person who graduates LAST IN THEIR CLASS in medical school? DOCTOR! If you think the CORPORATIONS that advertise ALL DAY AND NIGHT, 24/7, for CANCER TREATMENT want a cure for CANCER, you are KIDDING YOURSELF. I LOVE the one where the little cartoon guy tries to convince us to DEFECATE IN A BAG and MAIL IT TO THEM. No matter WHAT ELSE they find in there, I'm SURE they'll find CANCER. BET ON IT. A VERY UNKNOWN FACT that they DESPERATELY WANT TO CONCEAL. Marijuana, and the chemical compounds in it has been known since the 1850's to SHRINK CANCER TUMORS. The human body has what is called the ENDOCANNABINOID system, and it controls mood, sleep, appetite, etc. The chemicals in the hemp and marijuana plants are called CANNABINOIDS, and the human body has RECEPTORS ESPECIALLY FOR these chemicals. It is like a plant that GOD DESIGNED to help us STAY HEALTHY, and it is ridiculed and given the FAKE NEWS TREATMENT like NOTHING ELSE. Do you think these doctors in their Mercedes, mansions and yachts want you to be able to cure YOURSELF with a weed you could EASILY grow in your tomato garden if it weren't for the LAWS AGAINST IT? Check out CHARLOTTE'S WEB, not the WONDERFUL BOOK, but the even MORE WONDERFUL OIL made from the hemp plant. There are children in America with particularly vicious forms of epilepsy that cause them to have 300+ seizures, and are on 10-20 pharmaceuticals that basically DEADEN THEIR EVERYTHING. ONE DROP of Charlotte's Web on their tongues, and the SEIZURES STOP, or go down to 1or2 a day, with NONE of the TERRIBLE SIDE EFFECTS associated with the pharma CRAP. MIRACLE DRUG? What if it was YOUR CHILD? People with DESPERATELY SICK children end up HAVING TO MOVE to one of the states that have QUIT LYING about the cannabis plants TO SAVE THEIR CHILDREN'S LIVES. I don't call THAT FREEDOM. And just for the RECORD, NOT ONE PERSON IN HISTORY has EVER DIED from marijuana. 0 DEATHS EVER. The Trump administration has recently ENDED the prohibition on growing industrial hemp, and in not too long a time it will be the #1 crop in America, and will do for American Farmers what NO OTHER CROP can do.
    This is just the BEGINNING of a MYRIAD of truths about the MALIGNED CANNABIS family of plants. ALCOHOL and TOBACCO are the REAL DESTROYERS of HEALTH and MORALITY in America and the world. MORE TO COME.
    And about having Victor Wooten on your show. While the MAN IN ME hates to admit this, as I watched him at a show one night in Nashville, he was SO GREAT, it brought TEARS TO MY EYES! Sure am looking forward to THAT TONIGHT! TW

  • Bob Janovick

    02/09/2019 01:40 PM

    AS of 12:40;p, Feb 9, the Green Plan is here:
    http://www.gp.org/gnd_full

  • Teddy Woodward

    02/09/2019 01:39 PM

    There won't be enough room in this comment to say ALL THAT NEEDS TO BE SAID. First of all, I can't THINK of ANY government around the world that really delivers what it promises. They are ALL FATALLY FLAWED, not because the IDEA isn't good, but because PEOPLE are so FATALLY FLAWED. I'm not sure WHAT you would really call America, a capitalist democracy, but to DENY ITS' FLAWS borders on LUNACY. A few cases in point. The opiod epidemic. The Sackler family that owns Purdue pharmaceuticals have become one of the twenty richest families in America PROMOTING, BRIBING and OVERPRESCRIBING Oxycontin, or "hillbilly heroin"as it's called here in Tennessee with IMPUNITY. The deaths from it now number in the HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS, and the number of RUINED LIVES, either from the addiction itself, or being the FAMILY of an addict, or one of the casualties, ARE INCALCULABLE. But the Sackler family live lives that KINGS can only imagine. DROP DEAD AMERICA. One town in West Virginia that had LESS than a thousand residents had received over NINE MILLION pills. Can't smell a rat there? Get your nose checked. Or how about Bill Gates? Think maybe Microsoft could have LOWERED the price of their operating systems after the FIRST FEW BILLION? NOT A CHANCE. They charged 120-130 some dollars for ONE COMPACT DISC. IT IS BEYOND DISGRACEFUL. And your computer won't work without it. GOTCHA!!! And our health care. MOST PEOPLE ARE NOT AWARE that the THIRD LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH in America is MEDICAL MALPRACTICE. I have a PERSONAL EXPERIENCE, and if I had let the doctor I saw do what he WANTED TO DO, I'd be DEAD. Hospitals aren't there to help YOU GET BETTER. They are there to MONETARILY BENEFIT from whatever BS DIAGNOSIS THEY SAY you have. Mine was kidney cancer. I REFUSED TREATMENT knowing WHAT I KNOW, and seven and a half years later I'M FINE. Know what they call the person who graduates LAST IN THEIR CLASS in medical school? DOCTOR! If you think the CORPORATIONS that advertise ALL DAY AND NIGHT, 24/7, for CANCER TREATMENT want a cure for CANCER, you are KIDDING YOURSELF. I LOVE the one where the little cartoon guy tries to convince us to DEFECATE IN A BAG and MAIL IT TO THEM. No matter WHAT ELSE they find in there, I'm SURE they'll find CANCER. BET ON IT. A VERY UNKNOWN FACT that they DESPERATELY WANT TO CONCEAL. Marijuana, and the chemical compounds in it has been known since the 1850's to SHRINK CANCER TUMORS. The human body has what is called the ENDOCANNABINOID system, and it controls mood, sleep, appetite, etc. The chemicals in the hemp and marijuana plants are called CANNABINOIDS, and the human body has RECEPTORS ESPECIALLY FOR these chemicals. It is like a plant that GOD DESIGNED to help us STAY HEALTHY, and it is ridiculed and given the FAKE NEWS TREATMENT like NOTHING ELSE. Do you think these doctors in their Mercedes, mansions and yachts want you to be able to cure YOURSELF with a weed you could EASILY grow in your tomato garden if it weren't for the LAWS AGAINST IT? Check out CHARLOTTE'S WEB, not the WONDERFUL BOOK, but the even MORE WONDERFUL OIL made from the hemp plant. There are children in America with particularly vicious forms of epilepsy that cause them to have 300+ seizures, and are on 10-20 pharmaceuticals that basically DEADEN THEIR EVERYTHING. ONE DROP of Charlotte's Web on their tongues, and the SEIZURES STOP, or go down to 1or2 a day, with NONE of the TERRIBLE SIDE EFFECTS associated with the pharma CRAP. MIRACLE DRUG? What if it was YOUR CHILD? People with DESPERATELY SICK children end up HAVING TO MOVE to one of the states that have QUIT LYING about the cannabis plants TO SAVE THEIR CHILDREN'S LIVES. I don't call THAT FREEDOM. And just for the RECORD, NOT ONE PERSON IN HISTORY has EVER DIED from marijuana. 0 DEATHS EVER. The Trump administration has recently ENDED the prohibition on growing industrial hemp, and in not too long a time it will be the #1 crop in America, and will do for American Farmers what NO OTHER CROP can do.
    This is just the BEGINNING of a MYRIAD of truths about the MALIGNED CANNABIS family of plants. ALCOHOL and TOBACCO are the REAL DESTROYERS of HEALTH and MORALITY in America and the world. MORE TO COME.
    And about having Victor Wooten on your show. While the MAN IN ME hates to admit this, as I watched him at a show one night in Nashville, he was SO GREAT, it brought TEARS TO MY EYES! Sure am looking forward to THAT TONIGHT! TW

  • Colleen Titman

    02/09/2019 01:28 PM

    I love the way you write... so much common sense and the humor, it is wonderful. You are a breath of fresh air.
    Much love to you and your family.

  • Bobby D Pudwill

    02/09/2019 01:27 PM

    We should always encourage creativity and out of the box thinking like those ideas that inspired great scientists, physicists, doctors, inventors, and business...the list goes on. Our recent generations have so very little experience to draw from to make broad swath applications of creative thought. This morning I had a simple breakfast of cooked wheat germ, milk, butter, peanut butter, toast, jelly, and raw sugar. As I reflected on each of these items, the processes and steps that brought them to my table, I gave thanks for all the farmers using huge agricultural equipment to plant, cultivate and harvest the grains in my meal. The large dairies throughout our rural neighborhood use very specialized and carbon fuel energy dependent equipment to feed, milk, and haul a basic food source to my table. The mechanized equipment that processes raw food products into consistently safe edible products packaged in a reliably safe method depends largely on fossil fuel products. I could continue on this thought but I wonder “Is this generation really ready for food products that require 90% of the family budget or clothing made only of natural fiber?” I don’t believe any of us are ready for this retro experience.

  • Angela L Lawson

    02/09/2019 01:26 PM

    Love your commentary on that ridiculous "Green New Deal", Mr. Huckabee, just when we thought Progressive Liberal Democrats could not get anymore "wackadoodle" they surprise us and come out with "nonsense" like this! This Ocasia-Cortez woman is just the gift that keeps on giving. She has yet to say anything at all I can agree with, period. 1st of all I think Global Warming is a hoax so I certainly do not have a dog in that hunt, and 2ndly I have a real tough problem wasting Taxpayer Dollars on finding a way to curb "cow farting". This whole ridiculous "Deal" is just laughable and outrageous. Keep the Newsletters coming they are wonderful! God bless America!

  • Elaine Romanias

    02/09/2019 01:10 PM

    Sadly as I watched the "girls in white" during President Trump's speech, I cried for our wonderful country. I call them "girls" because, as a successful WOMAN, I would NEVER do something like that!!! If women want to be treated as equals then they have to ACT like it! This latest Green Deal should show the Democratic party that they need to rein in their newcomers and let them gain some professional experience!!!!

  • Billy J White

    02/09/2019 01:03 PM

    Yu sir have definitely made my day with this article. I laughed out loud, not just at the magnificent ridiculousness of wacko’s green plan, (still giggling) but your fantastic comedic responses. I look forward to your email and comments and I thank you sir for all your services to our great country. If your ever in my town, look me up and. I’ll buy the coffee! Unless it’s free under wacko’s newest endeavor. ??

  • Samuel Vanderburg

    02/09/2019 01:00 PM

    I do not think speed would give them that kind of high, Gov. More like an LSD trip with all the pretty colors and the stuff this bill contained. It would take some pretty serious drugs to make all that seem possible...and then some. The Democrats are really serving up some cherry pitches that are going out of the stadium!

  • Linda Derych

    02/09/2019 12:49 PM

    Ms. AOC is completely Bonkers ! How did she ever get a degree in Economics? President Trump did the right thing in saying, our country will never go socialist in the SOTU address, and he had us cheering ! No cows, No Cars and No airplanes just fast train travel is acceptable to her- How will the trains be powered? ~...she should be in a straight jacket...unbelievable that the Democrats are behind this crazy lady and her nutty ideas !

  • Helen Parker

    02/09/2019 12:48 PM

    GREEN NEW DEAL - such an appropriate name for a program and the first section of our population that would be affected. If you have not seen the movie SOYLENT GREEN, I URGE YOU TO SEE IT. IT WILL LEAVE A BAD TASTE IN YOUR MOUTH 4EVER. When you start talking about "healthy food for everybody" you have to reduce the population. Take it from there. Enjoy your lunch!

  • Sajjan G

    02/09/2019 12:46 PM

    What a plan, what a deal!!
    How about asking her highness and hon'able Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her GND team, set some example by start eating green grass, so that she and her team can cut on the CO2 emissions generated from cooking food at McDs. Oh yes, by doing so, they also can guarantee they can attain a minimum sense of mind as that of the green eating cattle.

  • Douglas Morgan

    02/09/2019 12:42 PM

    Not so fast! Lots of dims poked fun at Trump and declared him to be a joke and incompetent! What happened? HE WON! and thank God he did! but hardly anyone, including Trump himself according to some sources, thought he could win. Don't underestimate the power of millions of mis-educated (brainwashed) Millennials to back her to get $ billions of college loans paid plus they actually believe some of this utopian
    garbage. Then let them don masks, ball bats and fire bombs at polling places to threaten voters with support of CNN and the fake news media, and it would be politically incorrect for law enforcement to do anything about it! could be real world chaos!

  • Eileen Barayasarra

    02/09/2019 12:40 PM

    I don't know why Alexandra O-C and Corey Fartacus of New Jersey have not married! They have identical "gooney-goo-goo" eyes and similar views, both are far out of touch with reality. The bad part- - they probably would produce offspring resembling pictures of the "Roswell Space Aliens!"

  • Kevin Schwinkendorf

    02/09/2019 12:29 PM

    AOC should make a lot of money for her science fiction script. It isn't any more far-fetched than what Gene Roddenberry came up with in the Star Trek universe. Roddenberry had phasers, photon torpedoes, warp drive (faster-than-light), matter-antimatter reactors for power (using dilithium crystals), and teleportation (the "transporter"). They even wrote (and sold!) "technical manuals" explaining how it was all done. Of course, Roddenberry gave us until the 23rd-24th century to come up with all this (and those technical manuals were never constrained to the boundaries of "real physics" - but I always thought the authors of those books had a lot of fun writing them!). Oh yeah, there was one other big difference: Gene Roddenberry sold his work as "Science Fiction" whereas AOC actually thinks her fantasies are real. That is called delusion.

  • Barbara Bush

    02/09/2019 12:27 PM

    Can that New York Democrat/Socialist be put on trial for lunacy? Which New York Dem/Soc you say? All of them!

  • Rita K. Feller

    02/09/2019 12:22 PM

    Where on earth did this gal come from ??? All of this sounds so stupid and just plane CRAZY.
    How did she even get elected? Does she think she can just come in and change our country. !!
    Maybe she should move to another country where people don't know any better.
    Our president is correct. We don't need socialism in this country. Hope to goodness it never happens.
    I am 76, have 12 grandchildren and 2 great and want better for them. I grew up in the 50's and am SOOOO GLAD!!!Never dreamed America would have all of the problems it has. We do need God very much so. Too much hate.

  • Aaron Young

    02/09/2019 12:04 PM

    You summed it all up quite nicely Mr. Huckabee and I couldn't agree more. And what a great start to a successful 2020 campaign for Republicans!!

  • Marty. Cosentino

    02/09/2019 12:00 PM

    I would love to see your wonderful daughter debate this moron.

  • Jan Verhoeff

    02/09/2019 11:59 AM

    So totally underwhelmed by the Green New Deal. I can't even begin to tell you how happy I was to hear President Trump emphatically deny the litany of ridiculous that has been spewing Democratic Socialism all over the web for the past two years! And then, to have the idiocy spewed so confoundedly well over AOC's FAQ page was simply cream on the pie. There's no greater justice than to have the list of democrats supporting the elimination of farting cows, along with their photos as they digest those beef steaks, at a Congressional event. How sordidly appropriate of them!

    And now, for the next oncore... Is it possible there'll be more from the loony left? Of course, there will be more. Wait for it... Wait for it...

  • Gale Schmidt

    02/09/2019 11:56 AM

    Thank you for your GREAT newsletters! I especially like this one! I just hope this "Big Plan" of hers brings her to her knees in silence (where she belongs) and shows her supporters how utterly incompetent they themselves are for electing her in the first place.

  • Valerie Ripma

    02/09/2019 11:51 AM

    Thank You Mr. Huckabee, well said, as only you can say it, so grasciously.

The "Green New Deal"

February 9, 2019

This week, the world finally got its first look at the grandiose “Green New Deal” plan to transform America by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her “Democratic” Socialist cohorts.  Not since the Titanic set sail from England to the US on its ill-fated maiden voyage in 1912 has such a massive project arrived with so much fawning media coverage, only to sink so quickly and ignominiously due to its creators’ hubris, arrogance and incompetence. 

The titanic egos of all involved crashed into the iceberg of reality the second the world got a gander at what they actually want to do.  The widespread reaction – a combination of shock, disbelief and uncontrolled laughter – so spooked the GND’s backers that within hours, it disappeared from AOC’s website (but don’t worry: the Internet is forever, so there will always be copies around for future historians and anyone who needs a good belly laugh.)

The “Green New Deal” is so ridiculously utopian, so utterly devoid of even the slightest consideration of feasibility or affordability, and seems to be such a product of an undergraduate all-night bull session that you’d suspect its creators already started trying to conserve water by drinking their bong water.  Here are just a few of the hilarious highlights:


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Rebuild or replace every building in America to make them all energy-efficient (there are about 75 million single family homes in the US and 5.6 million commercial buildings, so if you thought it was hard to get a contractor now…)   Replace airplanes with high-speed trains (good luck, Hawaiians!)  Eliminate all fossil fuels and nuclear power (eliminating clean nuclear plants would actually increase CO2 emissions, but I guess they watched “The Simpsons” while stoned and got scared).  Replace 99% of gas-powered cars with electric cars, which I suppose would be powered by plugging them into outlets connected to windmills.  How to pay for all this?  No problem-o: AOC explains that the Federal Reserve would extend credit (i.e., print money) to a chain of new public banks that would loan people money to rebuild all their structures – effectively making the government everyone’s mortgage holder and therefore, the owner of all homes and businesses in the USA.  A socialist utopia at last!   

https://www.westernjournal.com/ct/not-joking-ocasio-cortez-wants-upgrade-replace-every-single-building-us/

I didn’t even mention the little socialist extras tossed in, like high-quality health care for all, universal access to healthy food, guaranteed government jobs and a guaranteed income to everyone who can’t work or “isn’t willing to work.”  Or the planners’ admission that they aren’t certain yet how to eliminate cow farts in 10 years.  Perhaps they could just replace all the cows with herds of unicorns that poop cotton candy. 

Kimberley Strassel of the Wall Street Journal summed it up well, saying that by the end, she was laughing so hard, she nearly cried; and that if Republicans wanted to forge a fake Democratic bill to show how bonkers the party had become, they couldn’t have done a better job.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/wsj-writer-slams-ocasio-cortezs-green-new-deal-says-it-looks-like-dem-parody-bill-written-by-gop

…Although blogger Jim Treacher took a pretty hilarious stab at it:

https://pjmedia.com/trending/its-time-for-a-new-green-new-deal/

Still, there’s no better fodder for comedy than the real thing: 

https://pjmedia.com/trending/the-6-most-bizarre-proposals-from-alexandria-ocasio-cortezs-green-new-deal/


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While mainstream Democrats went into radio silence, Republicans rejoiced at this unforced error.  Axios reporter Jonathan Swan said the “Green New Deal” was “like Christmas and Hanukkah and every other holiday” arriving at once for the Trump reelection campaign.  He said they’d talk about it with glee until the cows come home (if we still have cows by 2020.) 

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/the-green-new-deal-is-like-christmas-and-hanukkah-for-the-trump-campaign-jonathan-swan

The bill’s backers tried to dismiss objections by saying that skeptics also said it would be too hard to build the Interstate Highway system.  Two problems: this makes the Interstate Highway system look like a Hot Wheels track.  Plus, we were able to build that because back then, ironically, we didn’t have a bunch of green warriors and EPA bureaucrats protesting and demanding 20 years’ worth of environmental impact studies.  Even Obama admitted that he discovered there were no “shovel-ready jobs” – because it now takes millions of dollars’ worth of time-wasting red tape before you can even buy a shovel.

To give you an idea of just how absurd and impossible the GND plan is, they want to replace all air travel routes between all US cities with high-speed rail.  In 2008, the pioneering leftist utopians (they should be called “Dreamers” instead of the DACA recipients) in California voted to build a high-speed rail line connecting the north, south and the Central Valley, at a cost of $39 billion. 

Eleven years later, it’s given a whole new meaning to the phrase, “going nowhere fast.”  After endless problems and delays, it’s been scaled back to a line between just two cities, L.A. and San Francisco, and is still nowhere near complete. The budget has ballooned to $100 billion and is likely to go even higher, considering the earliest it’s now projected to be finished is 2033.  America put a man on the moon in less than 10 years.  Liberals can’t even build a train between two cities in the same state in less than 25 years.  And they think they’re going to connect every city in America by high speed rail within 10 years?  Are they high on speed?!

Besides, if they end all air travel, how will environmentalists get to their climate change conferences at five-star resorts in Switzerland?

For those who want more details (or laughter), David Harsanyi at The Federalist provides even more on this socialist (crack) pipe dream:

http://thefederalist.com/2019/02/07/ten-most-insane-requirements-green-new-deal/

But while it’s fun to guffaw at the childish idiocy of this plan, we need to try to keep a straight face and take some aspects of it seriously.  Remember, this massive plan that would destroy our way of life, kill our economy, crush our freedom and end America as we know and love it is what many miseducated young people really want. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez might be far more qualified to be a “Not Ready for Prime Time Player” on “Saturday Night Live” than a Congress member, but enough people actually voted for her to put her into power, and a number of her colleagues backed this boondoggle (although after actually seeing it, some of them are running away from it like scalded cats.)  As enjoyable as it is to ridicule it, we also must make it clear to its young and naïve supporters why this is a perfect example of something they only think they want until they get it, then they’ll instantly regret it.  It’s the face tattoo of government policies.  

We should also feel grateful and relieved that this week might go down in history as the week that the air went out of the balloon of the great dream of turning American socialist.  President Trump poked the first pin in it during his State of the Union Address, when he looked his opponents in the eye, forcefully declared that America was founded on liberty and would never be socialist, and forced many of them to stand up and applaud that statement (those who didn’t looked like wayward teenagers being scolded by their dad.)

Then, only two days later, after snarking that Trump was just “scared” of their brilliant socialist plans, the kids showed us their “great leap forward.”  Americans dissolved into laughter, and the plan’s humiliated creators quickly yanked it from the Internet.  Let’s pray that the damage is permanent and irreparable. 

Okay, kids, you’ve finally seen what socialism looks like in action.  Do you really want to go through with getting that plan tattooed on your face now? 

 

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  • Richard Payne

    02/09/2019 01:55 PM

    Not only that Mike, we would have to replace every truck that brings everything we need. Everything we have is brought to us by some type of truck.

  • DENISE CORRESSELL

    02/09/2019 01:50 PM

    Brilliant as always

  • Bob Boynton

    02/09/2019 01:43 PM

    Talk about putting lipstick on a pig

  • Teddy Woodward

    02/09/2019 01:41 PM

    There won't be enough room in this comment to say ALL THAT NEEDS TO BE SAID. First of all, I can't THINK of ANY government around the world that really delivers what it promises. They are ALL FATALLY FLAWED, not because the IDEA isn't good, but because PEOPLE are so FATALLY FLAWED. I'm not sure WHAT you would really call America, a capitalist democracy, but to DENY ITS' FLAWS borders on LUNACY. A few cases in point. The opiod epidemic. The Sackler family that owns Purdue pharmaceuticals have become one of the twenty richest families in America PROMOTING, BRIBING and OVERPRESCRIBING Oxycontin, or "hillbilly heroin"as it's called here in Tennessee with IMPUNITY. The deaths from it now number in the HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS, and the number of RUINED LIVES, either from the addiction itself, or being the FAMILY of an addict, or one of the casualties, ARE INCALCULABLE. But the Sackler family live lives that KINGS can only imagine. DROP DEAD AMERICA. One town in West Virginia that had LESS than a thousand residents had received over NINE MILLION pills. Can't smell a rat there? Get your nose checked. Or how about Bill Gates? Think maybe Microsoft could have LOWERED the price of their operating systems after the FIRST FEW BILLION? NOT A CHANCE. They charged 120-130 some dollars for ONE COMPACT DISC. IT IS BEYOND DISGRACEFUL. And your computer won't work without it. GOTCHA!!! And our health care. MOST PEOPLE ARE NOT AWARE that the THIRD LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH in America is MEDICAL MALPRACTICE. I have a PERSONAL EXPERIENCE, and if I had let the doctor I saw do what he WANTED TO DO, I'd be DEAD. Hospitals aren't there to help YOU GET BETTER. They are there to MONETARILY BENEFIT from whatever BS DIAGNOSIS THEY SAY you have. Mine was kidney cancer. I REFUSED TREATMENT knowing WHAT I KNOW, and seven and a half years later I'M FINE. Know what they call the person who graduates LAST IN THEIR CLASS in medical school? DOCTOR! If you think the CORPORATIONS that advertise ALL DAY AND NIGHT, 24/7, for CANCER TREATMENT want a cure for CANCER, you are KIDDING YOURSELF. I LOVE the one where the little cartoon guy tries to convince us to DEFECATE IN A BAG and MAIL IT TO THEM. No matter WHAT ELSE they find in there, I'm SURE they'll find CANCER. BET ON IT. A VERY UNKNOWN FACT that they DESPERATELY WANT TO CONCEAL. Marijuana, and the chemical compounds in it has been known since the 1850's to SHRINK CANCER TUMORS. The human body has what is called the ENDOCANNABINOID system, and it controls mood, sleep, appetite, etc. The chemicals in the hemp and marijuana plants are called CANNABINOIDS, and the human body has RECEPTORS ESPECIALLY FOR these chemicals. It is like a plant that GOD DESIGNED to help us STAY HEALTHY, and it is ridiculed and given the FAKE NEWS TREATMENT like NOTHING ELSE. Do you think these doctors in their Mercedes, mansions and yachts want you to be able to cure YOURSELF with a weed you could EASILY grow in your tomato garden if it weren't for the LAWS AGAINST IT? Check out CHARLOTTE'S WEB, not the WONDERFUL BOOK, but the even MORE WONDERFUL OIL made from the hemp plant. There are children in America with particularly vicious forms of epilepsy that cause them to have 300+ seizures, and are on 10-20 pharmaceuticals that basically DEADEN THEIR EVERYTHING. ONE DROP of Charlotte's Web on their tongues, and the SEIZURES STOP, or go down to 1or2 a day, with NONE of the TERRIBLE SIDE EFFECTS associated with the pharma CRAP. MIRACLE DRUG? What if it was YOUR CHILD? People with DESPERATELY SICK children end up HAVING TO MOVE to one of the states that have QUIT LYING about the cannabis plants TO SAVE THEIR CHILDREN'S LIVES. I don't call THAT FREEDOM. And just for the RECORD, NOT ONE PERSON IN HISTORY has EVER DIED from marijuana. 0 DEATHS EVER. The Trump administration has recently ENDED the prohibition on growing industrial hemp, and in not too long a time it will be the #1 crop in America, and will do for American Farmers what NO OTHER CROP can do.
    This is just the BEGINNING of a MYRIAD of truths about the MALIGNED CANNABIS family of plants. ALCOHOL and TOBACCO are the REAL DESTROYERS of HEALTH and MORALITY in America and the world. MORE TO COME.
    And about having Victor Wooten on your show. While the MAN IN ME hates to admit this, as I watched him at a show one night in Nashville, he was SO GREAT, it brought TEARS TO MY EYES! Sure am looking forward to THAT TONIGHT! TW

  • Bob Janovick

    02/09/2019 01:40 PM

    AS of 12:40;p, Feb 9, the Green Plan is here:
    http://www.gp.org/gnd_full

  • Teddy Woodward

    02/09/2019 01:39 PM

    There won't be enough room in this comment to say ALL THAT NEEDS TO BE SAID. First of all, I can't THINK of ANY government around the world that really delivers what it promises. They are ALL FATALLY FLAWED, not because the IDEA isn't good, but because PEOPLE are so FATALLY FLAWED. I'm not sure WHAT you would really call America, a capitalist democracy, but to DENY ITS' FLAWS borders on LUNACY. A few cases in point. The opiod epidemic. The Sackler family that owns Purdue pharmaceuticals have become one of the twenty richest families in America PROMOTING, BRIBING and OVERPRESCRIBING Oxycontin, or "hillbilly heroin"as it's called here in Tennessee with IMPUNITY. The deaths from it now number in the HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS, and the number of RUINED LIVES, either from the addiction itself, or being the FAMILY of an addict, or one of the casualties, ARE INCALCULABLE. But the Sackler family live lives that KINGS can only imagine. DROP DEAD AMERICA. One town in West Virginia that had LESS than a thousand residents had received over NINE MILLION pills. Can't smell a rat there? Get your nose checked. Or how about Bill Gates? Think maybe Microsoft could have LOWERED the price of their operating systems after the FIRST FEW BILLION? NOT A CHANCE. They charged 120-130 some dollars for ONE COMPACT DISC. IT IS BEYOND DISGRACEFUL. And your computer won't work without it. GOTCHA!!! And our health care. MOST PEOPLE ARE NOT AWARE that the THIRD LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH in America is MEDICAL MALPRACTICE. I have a PERSONAL EXPERIENCE, and if I had let the doctor I saw do what he WANTED TO DO, I'd be DEAD. Hospitals aren't there to help YOU GET BETTER. They are there to MONETARILY BENEFIT from whatever BS DIAGNOSIS THEY SAY you have. Mine was kidney cancer. I REFUSED TREATMENT knowing WHAT I KNOW, and seven and a half years later I'M FINE. Know what they call the person who graduates LAST IN THEIR CLASS in medical school? DOCTOR! If you think the CORPORATIONS that advertise ALL DAY AND NIGHT, 24/7, for CANCER TREATMENT want a cure for CANCER, you are KIDDING YOURSELF. I LOVE the one where the little cartoon guy tries to convince us to DEFECATE IN A BAG and MAIL IT TO THEM. No matter WHAT ELSE they find in there, I'm SURE they'll find CANCER. BET ON IT. A VERY UNKNOWN FACT that they DESPERATELY WANT TO CONCEAL. Marijuana, and the chemical compounds in it has been known since the 1850's to SHRINK CANCER TUMORS. The human body has what is called the ENDOCANNABINOID system, and it controls mood, sleep, appetite, etc. The chemicals in the hemp and marijuana plants are called CANNABINOIDS, and the human body has RECEPTORS ESPECIALLY FOR these chemicals. It is like a plant that GOD DESIGNED to help us STAY HEALTHY, and it is ridiculed and given the FAKE NEWS TREATMENT like NOTHING ELSE. Do you think these doctors in their Mercedes, mansions and yachts want you to be able to cure YOURSELF with a weed you could EASILY grow in your tomato garden if it weren't for the LAWS AGAINST IT? Check out CHARLOTTE'S WEB, not the WONDERFUL BOOK, but the even MORE WONDERFUL OIL made from the hemp plant. There are children in America with particularly vicious forms of epilepsy that cause them to have 300+ seizures, and are on 10-20 pharmaceuticals that basically DEADEN THEIR EVERYTHING. ONE DROP of Charlotte's Web on their tongues, and the SEIZURES STOP, or go down to 1or2 a day, with NONE of the TERRIBLE SIDE EFFECTS associated with the pharma CRAP. MIRACLE DRUG? What if it was YOUR CHILD? People with DESPERATELY SICK children end up HAVING TO MOVE to one of the states that have QUIT LYING about the cannabis plants TO SAVE THEIR CHILDREN'S LIVES. I don't call THAT FREEDOM. And just for the RECORD, NOT ONE PERSON IN HISTORY has EVER DIED from marijuana. 0 DEATHS EVER. The Trump administration has recently ENDED the prohibition on growing industrial hemp, and in not too long a time it will be the #1 crop in America, and will do for American Farmers what NO OTHER CROP can do.
    This is just the BEGINNING of a MYRIAD of truths about the MALIGNED CANNABIS family of plants. ALCOHOL and TOBACCO are the REAL DESTROYERS of HEALTH and MORALITY in America and the world. MORE TO COME.
    And about having Victor Wooten on your show. While the MAN IN ME hates to admit this, as I watched him at a show one night in Nashville, he was SO GREAT, it brought TEARS TO MY EYES! Sure am looking forward to THAT TONIGHT! TW

  • Colleen Titman

    02/09/2019 01:28 PM

    I love the way you write... so much common sense and the humor, it is wonderful. You are a breath of fresh air.
    Much love to you and your family.

  • Bobby D Pudwill

    02/09/2019 01:27 PM

    We should always encourage creativity and out of the box thinking like those ideas that inspired great scientists, physicists, doctors, inventors, and business...the list goes on. Our recent generations have so very little experience to draw from to make broad swath applications of creative thought. This morning I had a simple breakfast of cooked wheat germ, milk, butter, peanut butter, toast, jelly, and raw sugar. As I reflected on each of these items, the processes and steps that brought them to my table, I gave thanks for all the farmers using huge agricultural equipment to plant, cultivate and harvest the grains in my meal. The large dairies throughout our rural neighborhood use very specialized and carbon fuel energy dependent equipment to feed, milk, and haul a basic food source to my table. The mechanized equipment that processes raw food products into consistently safe edible products packaged in a reliably safe method depends largely on fossil fuel products. I could continue on this thought but I wonder “Is this generation really ready for food products that require 90% of the family budget or clothing made only of natural fiber?” I don’t believe any of us are ready for this retro experience.

  • Angela L Lawson

    02/09/2019 01:26 PM

    Love your commentary on that ridiculous "Green New Deal", Mr. Huckabee, just when we thought Progressive Liberal Democrats could not get anymore "wackadoodle" they surprise us and come out with "nonsense" like this! This Ocasia-Cortez woman is just the gift that keeps on giving. She has yet to say anything at all I can agree with, period. 1st of all I think Global Warming is a hoax so I certainly do not have a dog in that hunt, and 2ndly I have a real tough problem wasting Taxpayer Dollars on finding a way to curb "cow farting". This whole ridiculous "Deal" is just laughable and outrageous. Keep the Newsletters coming they are wonderful! God bless America!

  • Elaine Romanias

    02/09/2019 01:10 PM

    Sadly as I watched the "girls in white" during President Trump's speech, I cried for our wonderful country. I call them "girls" because, as a successful WOMAN, I would NEVER do something like that!!! If women want to be treated as equals then they have to ACT like it! This latest Green Deal should show the Democratic party that they need to rein in their newcomers and let them gain some professional experience!!!!

  • Billy J White

    02/09/2019 01:03 PM

    Yu sir have definitely made my day with this article. I laughed out loud, not just at the magnificent ridiculousness of wacko’s green plan, (still giggling) but your fantastic comedic responses. I look forward to your email and comments and I thank you sir for all your services to our great country. If your ever in my town, look me up and. I’ll buy the coffee! Unless it’s free under wacko’s newest endeavor. ??

  • Samuel Vanderburg

    02/09/2019 01:00 PM

    I do not think speed would give them that kind of high, Gov. More like an LSD trip with all the pretty colors and the stuff this bill contained. It would take some pretty serious drugs to make all that seem possible...and then some. The Democrats are really serving up some cherry pitches that are going out of the stadium!

  • Linda Derych

    02/09/2019 12:49 PM

    Ms. AOC is completely Bonkers ! How did she ever get a degree in Economics? President Trump did the right thing in saying, our country will never go socialist in the SOTU address, and he had us cheering ! No cows, No Cars and No airplanes just fast train travel is acceptable to her- How will the trains be powered? ~...she should be in a straight jacket...unbelievable that the Democrats are behind this crazy lady and her nutty ideas !

  • Helen Parker

    02/09/2019 12:48 PM

    GREEN NEW DEAL - such an appropriate name for a program and the first section of our population that would be affected. If you have not seen the movie SOYLENT GREEN, I URGE YOU TO SEE IT. IT WILL LEAVE A BAD TASTE IN YOUR MOUTH 4EVER. When you start talking about "healthy food for everybody" you have to reduce the population. Take it from there. Enjoy your lunch!

  • Sajjan G

    02/09/2019 12:46 PM

    What a plan, what a deal!!
    How about asking her highness and hon'able Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her GND team, set some example by start eating green grass, so that she and her team can cut on the CO2 emissions generated from cooking food at McDs. Oh yes, by doing so, they also can guarantee they can attain a minimum sense of mind as that of the green eating cattle.

  • Douglas Morgan

    02/09/2019 12:42 PM

    Not so fast! Lots of dims poked fun at Trump and declared him to be a joke and incompetent! What happened? HE WON! and thank God he did! but hardly anyone, including Trump himself according to some sources, thought he could win. Don't underestimate the power of millions of mis-educated (brainwashed) Millennials to back her to get $ billions of college loans paid plus they actually believe some of this utopian
    garbage. Then let them don masks, ball bats and fire bombs at polling places to threaten voters with support of CNN and the fake news media, and it would be politically incorrect for law enforcement to do anything about it! could be real world chaos!

  • Eileen Barayasarra

    02/09/2019 12:40 PM

    I don't know why Alexandra O-C and Corey Fartacus of New Jersey have not married! They have identical "gooney-goo-goo" eyes and similar views, both are far out of touch with reality. The bad part- - they probably would produce offspring resembling pictures of the "Roswell Space Aliens!"

  • Kevin Schwinkendorf

    02/09/2019 12:29 PM

    AOC should make a lot of money for her science fiction script. It isn't any more far-fetched than what Gene Roddenberry came up with in the Star Trek universe. Roddenberry had phasers, photon torpedoes, warp drive (faster-than-light), matter-antimatter reactors for power (using dilithium crystals), and teleportation (the "transporter"). They even wrote (and sold!) "technical manuals" explaining how it was all done. Of course, Roddenberry gave us until the 23rd-24th century to come up with all this (and those technical manuals were never constrained to the boundaries of "real physics" - but I always thought the authors of those books had a lot of fun writing them!). Oh yeah, there was one other big difference: Gene Roddenberry sold his work as "Science Fiction" whereas AOC actually thinks her fantasies are real. That is called delusion.

  • Barbara Bush

    02/09/2019 12:27 PM

    Can that New York Democrat/Socialist be put on trial for lunacy? Which New York Dem/Soc you say? All of them!

  • Rita K. Feller

    02/09/2019 12:22 PM

    Where on earth did this gal come from ??? All of this sounds so stupid and just plane CRAZY.
    How did she even get elected? Does she think she can just come in and change our country. !!
    Maybe she should move to another country where people don't know any better.
    Our president is correct. We don't need socialism in this country. Hope to goodness it never happens.
    I am 76, have 12 grandchildren and 2 great and want better for them. I grew up in the 50's and am SOOOO GLAD!!!Never dreamed America would have all of the problems it has. We do need God very much so. Too much hate.

  • Aaron Young

    02/09/2019 12:04 PM

    You summed it all up quite nicely Mr. Huckabee and I couldn't agree more. And what a great start to a successful 2020 campaign for Republicans!!

  • Marty. Cosentino

    02/09/2019 12:00 PM

    I would love to see your wonderful daughter debate this moron.

  • Jan Verhoeff

    02/09/2019 11:59 AM

    So totally underwhelmed by the Green New Deal. I can't even begin to tell you how happy I was to hear President Trump emphatically deny the litany of ridiculous that has been spewing Democratic Socialism all over the web for the past two years! And then, to have the idiocy spewed so confoundedly well over AOC's FAQ page was simply cream on the pie. There's no greater justice than to have the list of democrats supporting the elimination of farting cows, along with their photos as they digest those beef steaks, at a Congressional event. How sordidly appropriate of them!

    And now, for the next oncore... Is it possible there'll be more from the loony left? Of course, there will be more. Wait for it... Wait for it...

  • Gale Schmidt

    02/09/2019 11:56 AM

    Thank you for your GREAT newsletters! I especially like this one! I just hope this "Big Plan" of hers brings her to her knees in silence (where she belongs) and shows her supporters how utterly incompetent they themselves are for electing her in the first place.

  • Valerie Ripma

    02/09/2019 11:51 AM

    Thank You Mr. Huckabee, well said, as only you can say it, so grasciously.

The "Green New Deal"

February 9, 2019

This week, the world finally got its first look at the grandiose “Green New Deal” plan to transform America by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her “Democratic” Socialist cohorts.  Not since the Titanic set sail from England to the US on its ill-fated maiden voyage in 1912 has such a massive project arrived with so much fawning media coverage, only to sink so quickly and ignominiously due to its creators’ hubris, arrogance and incompetence. 

The titanic egos of all involved crashed into the iceberg of reality the second the world got a gander at what they actually want to do.  The widespread reaction – a combination of shock, disbelief and uncontrolled laughter – so spooked the GND’s backers that within hours, it disappeared from AOC’s website (but don’t worry: the Internet is forever, so there will always be copies around for future historians and anyone who needs a good belly laugh.)

The “Green New Deal” is so ridiculously utopian, so utterly devoid of even the slightest consideration of feasibility or affordability, and seems to be such a product of an undergraduate all-night bull session that you’d suspect its creators already started trying to conserve water by drinking their bong water.  Here are just a few of the hilarious highlights:


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Rebuild or replace every building in America to make them all energy-efficient (there are about 75 million single family homes in the US and 5.6 million commercial buildings, so if you thought it was hard to get a contractor now…)   Replace airplanes with high-speed trains (good luck, Hawaiians!)  Eliminate all fossil fuels and nuclear power (eliminating clean nuclear plants would actually increase CO2 emissions, but I guess they watched “The Simpsons” while stoned and got scared).  Replace 99% of gas-powered cars with electric cars, which I suppose would be powered by plugging them into outlets connected to windmills.  How to pay for all this?  No problem-o: AOC explains that the Federal Reserve would extend credit (i.e., print money) to a chain of new public banks that would loan people money to rebuild all their structures – effectively making the government everyone’s mortgage holder and therefore, the owner of all homes and businesses in the USA.  A socialist utopia at last!   

https://www.westernjournal.com/ct/not-joking-ocasio-cortez-wants-upgrade-replace-every-single-building-us/

I didn’t even mention the little socialist extras tossed in, like high-quality health care for all, universal access to healthy food, guaranteed government jobs and a guaranteed income to everyone who can’t work or “isn’t willing to work.”  Or the planners’ admission that they aren’t certain yet how to eliminate cow farts in 10 years.  Perhaps they could just replace all the cows with herds of unicorns that poop cotton candy. 

Kimberley Strassel of the Wall Street Journal summed it up well, saying that by the end, she was laughing so hard, she nearly cried; and that if Republicans wanted to forge a fake Democratic bill to show how bonkers the party had become, they couldn’t have done a better job.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/wsj-writer-slams-ocasio-cortezs-green-new-deal-says-it-looks-like-dem-parody-bill-written-by-gop

…Although blogger Jim Treacher took a pretty hilarious stab at it:

https://pjmedia.com/trending/its-time-for-a-new-green-new-deal/

Still, there’s no better fodder for comedy than the real thing: 

https://pjmedia.com/trending/the-6-most-bizarre-proposals-from-alexandria-ocasio-cortezs-green-new-deal/


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While mainstream Democrats went into radio silence, Republicans rejoiced at this unforced error.  Axios reporter Jonathan Swan said the “Green New Deal” was “like Christmas and Hanukkah and every other holiday” arriving at once for the Trump reelection campaign.  He said they’d talk about it with glee until the cows come home (if we still have cows by 2020.) 

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/the-green-new-deal-is-like-christmas-and-hanukkah-for-the-trump-campaign-jonathan-swan

The bill’s backers tried to dismiss objections by saying that skeptics also said it would be too hard to build the Interstate Highway system.  Two problems: this makes the Interstate Highway system look like a Hot Wheels track.  Plus, we were able to build that because back then, ironically, we didn’t have a bunch of green warriors and EPA bureaucrats protesting and demanding 20 years’ worth of environmental impact studies.  Even Obama admitted that he discovered there were no “shovel-ready jobs” – because it now takes millions of dollars’ worth of time-wasting red tape before you can even buy a shovel.

To give you an idea of just how absurd and impossible the GND plan is, they want to replace all air travel routes between all US cities with high-speed rail.  In 2008, the pioneering leftist utopians (they should be called “Dreamers” instead of the DACA recipients) in California voted to build a high-speed rail line connecting the north, south and the Central Valley, at a cost of $39 billion. 

Eleven years later, it’s given a whole new meaning to the phrase, “going nowhere fast.”  After endless problems and delays, it’s been scaled back to a line between just two cities, L.A. and San Francisco, and is still nowhere near complete. The budget has ballooned to $100 billion and is likely to go even higher, considering the earliest it’s now projected to be finished is 2033.  America put a man on the moon in less than 10 years.  Liberals can’t even build a train between two cities in the same state in less than 25 years.  And they think they’re going to connect every city in America by high speed rail within 10 years?  Are they high on speed?!

Besides, if they end all air travel, how will environmentalists get to their climate change conferences at five-star resorts in Switzerland?

For those who want more details (or laughter), David Harsanyi at The Federalist provides even more on this socialist (crack) pipe dream:

http://thefederalist.com/2019/02/07/ten-most-insane-requirements-green-new-deal/

But while it’s fun to guffaw at the childish idiocy of this plan, we need to try to keep a straight face and take some aspects of it seriously.  Remember, this massive plan that would destroy our way of life, kill our economy, crush our freedom and end America as we know and love it is what many miseducated young people really want. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez might be far more qualified to be a “Not Ready for Prime Time Player” on “Saturday Night Live” than a Congress member, but enough people actually voted for her to put her into power, and a number of her colleagues backed this boondoggle (although after actually seeing it, some of them are running away from it like scalded cats.)  As enjoyable as it is to ridicule it, we also must make it clear to its young and naïve supporters why this is a perfect example of something they only think they want until they get it, then they’ll instantly regret it.  It’s the face tattoo of government policies.  

We should also feel grateful and relieved that this week might go down in history as the week that the air went out of the balloon of the great dream of turning American socialist.  President Trump poked the first pin in it during his State of the Union Address, when he looked his opponents in the eye, forcefully declared that America was founded on liberty and would never be socialist, and forced many of them to stand up and applaud that statement (those who didn’t looked like wayward teenagers being scolded by their dad.)

Then, only two days later, after snarking that Trump was just “scared” of their brilliant socialist plans, the kids showed us their “great leap forward.”  Americans dissolved into laughter, and the plan’s humiliated creators quickly yanked it from the Internet.  Let’s pray that the damage is permanent and irreparable. 

Okay, kids, you’ve finally seen what socialism looks like in action.  Do you really want to go through with getting that plan tattooed on your face now? 

 

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  • Richard Payne

    02/09/2019 01:55 PM

    Not only that Mike, we would have to replace every truck that brings everything we need. Everything we have is brought to us by some type of truck.

  • DENISE CORRESSELL

    02/09/2019 01:50 PM

    Brilliant as always

  • Bob Boynton

    02/09/2019 01:43 PM

    Talk about putting lipstick on a pig

  • Teddy Woodward

    02/09/2019 01:41 PM

    There won't be enough room in this comment to say ALL THAT NEEDS TO BE SAID. First of all, I can't THINK of ANY government around the world that really delivers what it promises. They are ALL FATALLY FLAWED, not because the IDEA isn't good, but because PEOPLE are so FATALLY FLAWED. I'm not sure WHAT you would really call America, a capitalist democracy, but to DENY ITS' FLAWS borders on LUNACY. A few cases in point. The opiod epidemic. The Sackler family that owns Purdue pharmaceuticals have become one of the twenty richest families in America PROMOTING, BRIBING and OVERPRESCRIBING Oxycontin, or "hillbilly heroin"as it's called here in Tennessee with IMPUNITY. The deaths from it now number in the HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS, and the number of RUINED LIVES, either from the addiction itself, or being the FAMILY of an addict, or one of the casualties, ARE INCALCULABLE. But the Sackler family live lives that KINGS can only imagine. DROP DEAD AMERICA. One town in West Virginia that had LESS than a thousand residents had received over NINE MILLION pills. Can't smell a rat there? Get your nose checked. Or how about Bill Gates? Think maybe Microsoft could have LOWERED the price of their operating systems after the FIRST FEW BILLION? NOT A CHANCE. They charged 120-130 some dollars for ONE COMPACT DISC. IT IS BEYOND DISGRACEFUL. And your computer won't work without it. GOTCHA!!! And our health care. MOST PEOPLE ARE NOT AWARE that the THIRD LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH in America is MEDICAL MALPRACTICE. I have a PERSONAL EXPERIENCE, and if I had let the doctor I saw do what he WANTED TO DO, I'd be DEAD. Hospitals aren't there to help YOU GET BETTER. They are there to MONETARILY BENEFIT from whatever BS DIAGNOSIS THEY SAY you have. Mine was kidney cancer. I REFUSED TREATMENT knowing WHAT I KNOW, and seven and a half years later I'M FINE. Know what they call the person who graduates LAST IN THEIR CLASS in medical school? DOCTOR! If you think the CORPORATIONS that advertise ALL DAY AND NIGHT, 24/7, for CANCER TREATMENT want a cure for CANCER, you are KIDDING YOURSELF. I LOVE the one where the little cartoon guy tries to convince us to DEFECATE IN A BAG and MAIL IT TO THEM. No matter WHAT ELSE they find in there, I'm SURE they'll find CANCER. BET ON IT. A VERY UNKNOWN FACT that they DESPERATELY WANT TO CONCEAL. Marijuana, and the chemical compounds in it has been known since the 1850's to SHRINK CANCER TUMORS. The human body has what is called the ENDOCANNABINOID system, and it controls mood, sleep, appetite, etc. The chemicals in the hemp and marijuana plants are called CANNABINOIDS, and the human body has RECEPTORS ESPECIALLY FOR these chemicals. It is like a plant that GOD DESIGNED to help us STAY HEALTHY, and it is ridiculed and given the FAKE NEWS TREATMENT like NOTHING ELSE. Do you think these doctors in their Mercedes, mansions and yachts want you to be able to cure YOURSELF with a weed you could EASILY grow in your tomato garden if it weren't for the LAWS AGAINST IT? Check out CHARLOTTE'S WEB, not the WONDERFUL BOOK, but the even MORE WONDERFUL OIL made from the hemp plant. There are children in America with particularly vicious forms of epilepsy that cause them to have 300+ seizures, and are on 10-20 pharmaceuticals that basically DEADEN THEIR EVERYTHING. ONE DROP of Charlotte's Web on their tongues, and the SEIZURES STOP, or go down to 1or2 a day, with NONE of the TERRIBLE SIDE EFFECTS associated with the pharma CRAP. MIRACLE DRUG? What if it was YOUR CHILD? People with DESPERATELY SICK children end up HAVING TO MOVE to one of the states that have QUIT LYING about the cannabis plants TO SAVE THEIR CHILDREN'S LIVES. I don't call THAT FREEDOM. And just for the RECORD, NOT ONE PERSON IN HISTORY has EVER DIED from marijuana. 0 DEATHS EVER. The Trump administration has recently ENDED the prohibition on growing industrial hemp, and in not too long a time it will be the #1 crop in America, and will do for American Farmers what NO OTHER CROP can do.
    This is just the BEGINNING of a MYRIAD of truths about the MALIGNED CANNABIS family of plants. ALCOHOL and TOBACCO are the REAL DESTROYERS of HEALTH and MORALITY in America and the world. MORE TO COME.
    And about having Victor Wooten on your show. While the MAN IN ME hates to admit this, as I watched him at a show one night in Nashville, he was SO GREAT, it brought TEARS TO MY EYES! Sure am looking forward to THAT TONIGHT! TW

  • Bob Janovick

    02/09/2019 01:40 PM

    AS of 12:40;p, Feb 9, the Green Plan is here:
    http://www.gp.org/gnd_full

  • Teddy Woodward

    02/09/2019 01:39 PM

    There won't be enough room in this comment to say ALL THAT NEEDS TO BE SAID. First of all, I can't THINK of ANY government around the world that really delivers what it promises. They are ALL FATALLY FLAWED, not because the IDEA isn't good, but because PEOPLE are so FATALLY FLAWED. I'm not sure WHAT you would really call America, a capitalist democracy, but to DENY ITS' FLAWS borders on LUNACY. A few cases in point. The opiod epidemic. The Sackler family that owns Purdue pharmaceuticals have become one of the twenty richest families in America PROMOTING, BRIBING and OVERPRESCRIBING Oxycontin, or "hillbilly heroin"as it's called here in Tennessee with IMPUNITY. The deaths from it now number in the HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS, and the number of RUINED LIVES, either from the addiction itself, or being the FAMILY of an addict, or one of the casualties, ARE INCALCULABLE. But the Sackler family live lives that KINGS can only imagine. DROP DEAD AMERICA. One town in West Virginia that had LESS than a thousand residents had received over NINE MILLION pills. Can't smell a rat there? Get your nose checked. Or how about Bill Gates? Think maybe Microsoft could have LOWERED the price of their operating systems after the FIRST FEW BILLION? NOT A CHANCE. They charged 120-130 some dollars for ONE COMPACT DISC. IT IS BEYOND DISGRACEFUL. And your computer won't work without it. GOTCHA!!! And our health care. MOST PEOPLE ARE NOT AWARE that the THIRD LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH in America is MEDICAL MALPRACTICE. I have a PERSONAL EXPERIENCE, and if I had let the doctor I saw do what he WANTED TO DO, I'd be DEAD. Hospitals aren't there to help YOU GET BETTER. They are there to MONETARILY BENEFIT from whatever BS DIAGNOSIS THEY SAY you have. Mine was kidney cancer. I REFUSED TREATMENT knowing WHAT I KNOW, and seven and a half years later I'M FINE. Know what they call the person who graduates LAST IN THEIR CLASS in medical school? DOCTOR! If you think the CORPORATIONS that advertise ALL DAY AND NIGHT, 24/7, for CANCER TREATMENT want a cure for CANCER, you are KIDDING YOURSELF. I LOVE the one where the little cartoon guy tries to convince us to DEFECATE IN A BAG and MAIL IT TO THEM. No matter WHAT ELSE they find in there, I'm SURE they'll find CANCER. BET ON IT. A VERY UNKNOWN FACT that they DESPERATELY WANT TO CONCEAL. Marijuana, and the chemical compounds in it has been known since the 1850's to SHRINK CANCER TUMORS. The human body has what is called the ENDOCANNABINOID system, and it controls mood, sleep, appetite, etc. The chemicals in the hemp and marijuana plants are called CANNABINOIDS, and the human body has RECEPTORS ESPECIALLY FOR these chemicals. It is like a plant that GOD DESIGNED to help us STAY HEALTHY, and it is ridiculed and given the FAKE NEWS TREATMENT like NOTHING ELSE. Do you think these doctors in their Mercedes, mansions and yachts want you to be able to cure YOURSELF with a weed you could EASILY grow in your tomato garden if it weren't for the LAWS AGAINST IT? Check out CHARLOTTE'S WEB, not the WONDERFUL BOOK, but the even MORE WONDERFUL OIL made from the hemp plant. There are children in America with particularly vicious forms of epilepsy that cause them to have 300+ seizures, and are on 10-20 pharmaceuticals that basically DEADEN THEIR EVERYTHING. ONE DROP of Charlotte's Web on their tongues, and the SEIZURES STOP, or go down to 1or2 a day, with NONE of the TERRIBLE SIDE EFFECTS associated with the pharma CRAP. MIRACLE DRUG? What if it was YOUR CHILD? People with DESPERATELY SICK children end up HAVING TO MOVE to one of the states that have QUIT LYING about the cannabis plants TO SAVE THEIR CHILDREN'S LIVES. I don't call THAT FREEDOM. And just for the RECORD, NOT ONE PERSON IN HISTORY has EVER DIED from marijuana. 0 DEATHS EVER. The Trump administration has recently ENDED the prohibition on growing industrial hemp, and in not too long a time it will be the #1 crop in America, and will do for American Farmers what NO OTHER CROP can do.
    This is just the BEGINNING of a MYRIAD of truths about the MALIGNED CANNABIS family of plants. ALCOHOL and TOBACCO are the REAL DESTROYERS of HEALTH and MORALITY in America and the world. MORE TO COME.
    And about having Victor Wooten on your show. While the MAN IN ME hates to admit this, as I watched him at a show one night in Nashville, he was SO GREAT, it brought TEARS TO MY EYES! Sure am looking forward to THAT TONIGHT! TW

  • Colleen Titman

    02/09/2019 01:28 PM

    I love the way you write... so much common sense and the humor, it is wonderful. You are a breath of fresh air.
    Much love to you and your family.

  • Bobby D Pudwill

    02/09/2019 01:27 PM

    We should always encourage creativity and out of the box thinking like those ideas that inspired great scientists, physicists, doctors, inventors, and business...the list goes on. Our recent generations have so very little experience to draw from to make broad swath applications of creative thought. This morning I had a simple breakfast of cooked wheat germ, milk, butter, peanut butter, toast, jelly, and raw sugar. As I reflected on each of these items, the processes and steps that brought them to my table, I gave thanks for all the farmers using huge agricultural equipment to plant, cultivate and harvest the grains in my meal. The large dairies throughout our rural neighborhood use very specialized and carbon fuel energy dependent equipment to feed, milk, and haul a basic food source to my table. The mechanized equipment that processes raw food products into consistently safe edible products packaged in a reliably safe method depends largely on fossil fuel products. I could continue on this thought but I wonder “Is this generation really ready for food products that require 90% of the family budget or clothing made only of natural fiber?” I don’t believe any of us are ready for this retro experience.

  • Angela L Lawson

    02/09/2019 01:26 PM

    Love your commentary on that ridiculous "Green New Deal", Mr. Huckabee, just when we thought Progressive Liberal Democrats could not get anymore "wackadoodle" they surprise us and come out with "nonsense" like this! This Ocasia-Cortez woman is just the gift that keeps on giving. She has yet to say anything at all I can agree with, period. 1st of all I think Global Warming is a hoax so I certainly do not have a dog in that hunt, and 2ndly I have a real tough problem wasting Taxpayer Dollars on finding a way to curb "cow farting". This whole ridiculous "Deal" is just laughable and outrageous. Keep the Newsletters coming they are wonderful! God bless America!

  • Elaine Romanias

    02/09/2019 01:10 PM

    Sadly as I watched the "girls in white" during President Trump's speech, I cried for our wonderful country. I call them "girls" because, as a successful WOMAN, I would NEVER do something like that!!! If women want to be treated as equals then they have to ACT like it! This latest Green Deal should show the Democratic party that they need to rein in their newcomers and let them gain some professional experience!!!!

  • Billy J White

    02/09/2019 01:03 PM

    Yu sir have definitely made my day with this article. I laughed out loud, not just at the magnificent ridiculousness of wacko’s green plan, (still giggling) but your fantastic comedic responses. I look forward to your email and comments and I thank you sir for all your services to our great country. If your ever in my town, look me up and. I’ll buy the coffee! Unless it’s free under wacko’s newest endeavor. ??

  • Samuel Vanderburg

    02/09/2019 01:00 PM

    I do not think speed would give them that kind of high, Gov. More like an LSD trip with all the pretty colors and the stuff this bill contained. It would take some pretty serious drugs to make all that seem possible...and then some. The Democrats are really serving up some cherry pitches that are going out of the stadium!

  • Linda Derych

    02/09/2019 12:49 PM

    Ms. AOC is completely Bonkers ! How did she ever get a degree in Economics? President Trump did the right thing in saying, our country will never go socialist in the SOTU address, and he had us cheering ! No cows, No Cars and No airplanes just fast train travel is acceptable to her- How will the trains be powered? ~...she should be in a straight jacket...unbelievable that the Democrats are behind this crazy lady and her nutty ideas !

  • Helen Parker

    02/09/2019 12:48 PM

    GREEN NEW DEAL - such an appropriate name for a program and the first section of our population that would be affected. If you have not seen the movie SOYLENT GREEN, I URGE YOU TO SEE IT. IT WILL LEAVE A BAD TASTE IN YOUR MOUTH 4EVER. When you start talking about "healthy food for everybody" you have to reduce the population. Take it from there. Enjoy your lunch!

  • Sajjan G

    02/09/2019 12:46 PM

    What a plan, what a deal!!
    How about asking her highness and hon'able Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her GND team, set some example by start eating green grass, so that she and her team can cut on the CO2 emissions generated from cooking food at McDs. Oh yes, by doing so, they also can guarantee they can attain a minimum sense of mind as that of the green eating cattle.

  • Douglas Morgan

    02/09/2019 12:42 PM

    Not so fast! Lots of dims poked fun at Trump and declared him to be a joke and incompetent! What happened? HE WON! and thank God he did! but hardly anyone, including Trump himself according to some sources, thought he could win. Don't underestimate the power of millions of mis-educated (brainwashed) Millennials to back her to get $ billions of college loans paid plus they actually believe some of this utopian
    garbage. Then let them don masks, ball bats and fire bombs at polling places to threaten voters with support of CNN and the fake news media, and it would be politically incorrect for law enforcement to do anything about it! could be real world chaos!

  • Eileen Barayasarra

    02/09/2019 12:40 PM

    I don't know why Alexandra O-C and Corey Fartacus of New Jersey have not married! They have identical "gooney-goo-goo" eyes and similar views, both are far out of touch with reality. The bad part- - they probably would produce offspring resembling pictures of the "Roswell Space Aliens!"

  • Kevin Schwinkendorf

    02/09/2019 12:29 PM

    AOC should make a lot of money for her science fiction script. It isn't any more far-fetched than what Gene Roddenberry came up with in the Star Trek universe. Roddenberry had phasers, photon torpedoes, warp drive (faster-than-light), matter-antimatter reactors for power (using dilithium crystals), and teleportation (the "transporter"). They even wrote (and sold!) "technical manuals" explaining how it was all done. Of course, Roddenberry gave us until the 23rd-24th century to come up with all this (and those technical manuals were never constrained to the boundaries of "real physics" - but I always thought the authors of those books had a lot of fun writing them!). Oh yeah, there was one other big difference: Gene Roddenberry sold his work as "Science Fiction" whereas AOC actually thinks her fantasies are real. That is called delusion.

  • Barbara Bush

    02/09/2019 12:27 PM

    Can that New York Democrat/Socialist be put on trial for lunacy? Which New York Dem/Soc you say? All of them!

  • Rita K. Feller

    02/09/2019 12:22 PM

    Where on earth did this gal come from ??? All of this sounds so stupid and just plane CRAZY.
    How did she even get elected? Does she think she can just come in and change our country. !!
    Maybe she should move to another country where people don't know any better.
    Our president is correct. We don't need socialism in this country. Hope to goodness it never happens.
    I am 76, have 12 grandchildren and 2 great and want better for them. I grew up in the 50's and am SOOOO GLAD!!!Never dreamed America would have all of the problems it has. We do need God very much so. Too much hate.

  • Aaron Young

    02/09/2019 12:04 PM

    You summed it all up quite nicely Mr. Huckabee and I couldn't agree more. And what a great start to a successful 2020 campaign for Republicans!!

  • Marty. Cosentino

    02/09/2019 12:00 PM

    I would love to see your wonderful daughter debate this moron.

  • Jan Verhoeff

    02/09/2019 11:59 AM

    So totally underwhelmed by the Green New Deal. I can't even begin to tell you how happy I was to hear President Trump emphatically deny the litany of ridiculous that has been spewing Democratic Socialism all over the web for the past two years! And then, to have the idiocy spewed so confoundedly well over AOC's FAQ page was simply cream on the pie. There's no greater justice than to have the list of democrats supporting the elimination of farting cows, along with their photos as they digest those beef steaks, at a Congressional event. How sordidly appropriate of them!

    And now, for the next oncore... Is it possible there'll be more from the loony left? Of course, there will be more. Wait for it... Wait for it...

  • Gale Schmidt

    02/09/2019 11:56 AM

    Thank you for your GREAT newsletters! I especially like this one! I just hope this "Big Plan" of hers brings her to her knees in silence (where she belongs) and shows her supporters how utterly incompetent they themselves are for electing her in the first place.

  • Valerie Ripma

    02/09/2019 11:51 AM

    Thank You Mr. Huckabee, well said, as only you can say it, so grasciously.