Democrats’ Climate Change Fantasies Are Just Socialism. Period.
Democratic candidates and CNN wasted seven hours of their lives discussing how they were going to implement socialism under the guise of climate change legislation. Thankfully, the good people at the Washington Examiner were on the job, so you don’t have to rewatch any of it. Some highlights: Elizabeth Warren wants everyone to ignore her plan to ban everyday items, and one audience member questioned the morality of having children.
Washington Examiner reports:
Sen. Elizabeth Warren is annoyed that people keep pointing out that her brand of climate change alarmism calls for the prohibition of everyday items, including plastic drinking straws and incandescent light bulbs.
In fact, the top-tier 2020 Democratic primary candidate believes it is an unfair, devious, fossil-fuel-industry-promoted talking point to highlight the fact that alarmists like herself — who oppose nuclear energy — back placebos that will do next to nothing to offset the industrialized world’s carbon footprint.
On Wednesday, during CNN’s seven-hour climate crisis town hall, host Chris Cuomo addressed the senator’s support for supposedly climate-saving bans.
“Today the president announced plans to roll back energy-saving light bulbs, and he wants to reintroduce four different kinds, which I’m not going to burden you with, but one of them is the candle-shaped ones, and those are a favorite for a lot of people, by the way,” Cuomo said.
He added, “But do you think that the government should be in the business of telling you what kind of light bulb you can have?”
Warren was not pleased with the question.
“Oh, come on,” she said, “give me a break.”
“Is that a yes?” Cuomo pressed. The Massachusetts senator pounced (or seized, depending on your persuasion).
“No. Look, there are a lot of ways that we try to change our energy consumption, and our pollution, and God bless all of those ways,” she said. “Some of it is with light bulbs, some of it is on straws, some of it, dang, is on cheeseburgers, right? There are a lot of different pieces to this. And I get that people are trying to find the part that they can work on and what can they do. And I’m in favor of that. And I’m going to help and I’m going to support.”
She continued, “But understand, this is exactly what the fossil fuel industry hopes we’re all talking about. That’s what they want us to talk about.”
Ah-ha! There it is again: The “Republican talking point!” dodge utilized by so many of the 2020 Democratic primary candidates. When confronted with an uncomfortable fact or question, many of the 2020 candidates have avoided answering by alleging a dirty trick by their opponent. In Warren’s case Wednesday evening, the “opponent” is the fossil fuel industry and the “trick” is noting her support for government bans on everyday items.
Warren’s strawman argument doesn’t inspire confidence in a potential presidency. But never mind that, this guy is scared of having kids because “climate change.”
In the first hour of CNN’s seven-hour long climate change town hall, an audience member asked former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro if it was fair to expect the younger generation to have children, given the looming catastrophe of climate change.
“Is it fair for us to expect our children to continue the cycle of family and generation in a world whose chaotic climate future we knowingly create and so far have done little to address?” John Ingram, a retired teacher, asked Wednesday.
“Well, I think you’re right that we’re basically passing on to our children … right now, if we don’t act, we’re passing off to our children, grandchildren, and future generations a problem that we can solve,” Castro replied. He also said it was imperative to act on climate for that very reason.
“And so, that’s why I believe that we don’t have any time to waste,” he added. “This generation needs to act.” Castro then stressed that “If I’m elected president, I will make sure for my first day in office that we take this existential threat seriously, that we do that for the benefit of our children and future generations.”
The audience member echoed the apocalyptic sentiment circulating among some Democrats like New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who recently said, “I’m 29 years old. I really struggle sometimes with the idea of how to be a policymaker and potentially have a family in the time of climate change. And it really, like, freaks me out, and it can be really, really scary.”
Clearly, these are not serious people. While the left continues to debate about whether or not they should be eating beef, we’ll keep working to defeat their socialistic policies.