Republicans Use Unfair Tactic of Pointing Out What the Green New Deal Documents Actually Said

AOC Speaking on the GND

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Republican "thug" tactics sunk to a new low yesterday when Republicans criticized the Democrats' recently-announced Green New Deal (GND) by actually reading the GND documents published by the GND team and pointing out what those documents actually said.

Critics made numerous false criticisms, such as in the next 10 years the GND proposed to completely eliminate all fossil fuels (oil, coal, and natural gas), upgrade or replace every building in the entire US, and provide economic security to people who were unwilling to work. And all of these off-base criticisms were based on the irrelevant fact that these exact points actually appeared in the GND documents.

Cornell University Law School Professor Robert Hockett, a top advisor to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, said, "The Green New Deal documents absolutely did NOT state we would provide economic security to people unwilling to work." When he was shown a copy of the documents, and it was pointed out where the documents actually said that, he replied, "Well, said that...but it's completely despicable to point that out."

Many media organizations also decried these bullying tactics, stating that these documents were never intended for publication. Business Insider reported that it was a completely "accidental leak" when Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez unintentionally emailed the documents to multiple news outlets and then accidentally posted them on her website. The Washington Post agreed, saying it was a "mystery" how the documents became public after AOC made them public.

AOC first claimed the documents were doctored, and then claimed they were never on her web site, and then claimed they were an "early draft". Certainly at least one of these excuses should be considered plausible and prove the Republicans are just being mean.

A Democratic spokesperson summarized the situation: "This is just another example of Republican hate-speech. There will never be any progress in this country until Republicans stop using such hateful tactics as pointing out things we actually said, citing historical examples that show our ideas don't work, and using outdated concepts like basic math to show our numbers don't add up."

- The Satirized Evening Post
February 10, 2019

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