AOC Supporters Asked To Say How Green New Deal Will Stop Climate Change. Their Answers Are, Well…. (VIDEO)
If there’s one thing that a man on the street interview should have ever taught any of us, its to never comment publicly or sign your name to anything that you aren’t informed about.
You see a lot of liberals with a bad case of ready, fire and then aim when it comes to expressing their opinions about something.
They will get themselves all stirred up and have almost no idea why they are mad.
If you presented them with a petition they would sign it before even reading what it was for.
One of the reasons why so many of these man on the street interviews are so funny is that its pretty rare that the person they are interviewing has any idea what they are talking about yet wants to come across as an expert.
Last week, democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez unveiled her “Green New Deal,” and the responses have come fast and furious from the political and commentariat classes, with supporters on the left rushing to defend it and critics on the right holding it up for ridicule. But what do average people think about the GND, including AOC’s supporters?
Elad’s video follows another similar man-on-the-street video released by Campus Reform, which bases its questions off of AOC’s since-deleted explainer and FAQ, a document her office has tried to dismiss as an “early draft” despite having sent it to major media outlets and posted it online before deleting it amid massive backlash.
In the video, Campus Reform‘s Cabot Phillips speaks with students at the University of Miami to see how they feel about the GND. Most initially express enthusiasm, saying they thinks it’s time to “cut our reliance on fossil fuels” and deeming the deal to be “a great idea” and appopriately “progressive.”
“I think if we didn’t do that, then we’re going to be killing ourselves, basically,” one student tells Phillips. “So we need to take care of ourselves.”
But when Phillips begins to site goals outlined by AOC’s team in the FAQ, students’ tunes change. Video below:
If you haven’t had the chance to read the FAQ, here are a few highlights, including the literally impossible goal of net-zero emissions in 10 years and the infamous “farting cows” line:
Why 100% clean and renewable and not just 100% renewable? Are you saying we won’t transition off fossil fuels?
Yes, we are calling for a full transition off fossil fuels and zero greenhouse gases. Anyone who has read the resolution sees that we spell this out through a plan that calls for eliminating greenhouse gas emissions from every sector of the economy. Simply banning fossil fuels immediately won’t build the new economy to replace it – this is the plan to build that new economy and spells out how to do it technically. We do this through a huge mobilization to create the renewable energy economy as fast as possible. We set a goal to get to net-zero, rather than zero emissions, in 10 years because we aren’t sure that we’ll be able to fully get rid of farting cows and airplanes that fast, but we think we can ramp up renewable manufacturing and power production, retrofit every building in America, build the smart grid, overhaul transportation and agriculture, plant lots of trees and restore our ecosystem to get to net-zero.
Here’s another passage that got more attention than AOC’s team apparently intended:
Totally overhaul transportation by massively expanding electric vehicle manufacturing, build charging stations everywhere, build out highspeed rail at a scale where air travel stops becoming necessary, create affordable public transit available to all, with goal to replace every combustion-engine vehicle