The New York Post published a story yesterday about the campaign for Congress by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez that shows how the author of the Green New Deal refuses to practice what she preaches.
But the woman who boasts of a “razor-sharp BS detector” seems to have trouble sniffing out her own.
Since declaring her candidacy in May 2017, Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign heavily relied on those combustible-engine cars — even though a subway station was just 138 feet from her Elmhurst campaign office.
She listed 1,049 transactions for Uber, Lyft, Juno and other car services, federal filings show. The campaign had 505 Uber expenses alone.
In all, Ocasio-Cortez spent $29,365.70 on those emissions-spewing vehicles, along with car and van rentals — even though her Queens HQ was a one-minute walk to the 7 train.
The campaign shelled out only $8,335.41 on 52 MetroCard transactions.
This is not surprising, as the carbon footprints of most climate hysterics would put the Yeti to shame. But instead of being contrite, begging forgiveness, and promising not to do it again, AOC took to Twitter to brag about her hypocrisy.
I also fly ✈️ & use A/C
Living in the world as it is isn’t an argument against working towards a better future.
The Green New Deal is about putting a LOT of people to work in developing new technologies, building new infrastructure, and getting us to 100% renewable energy. https://t.co/DZGE1WwLbn
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 3, 2019
If that argument sounds vaguely familiar, you might recognize it as the timeless excuse made by socialists the world over: “I drive this expensive car and have a dacha on the Black Sea, while you stand in line for five hours waiting for moldy turnips because I’m working hard for a better future for all you peasants.”
In AOC’s case, she feels perfectly justified in being a hypocrite because she’s a selfless leader who will endure “living in the world as it is” until she can make it all better. She really doesn’t want to fly and use gasoline-consuming cars. But she will accept the pain so that she can save us and the world from climate change.
The media will not call her out for her hypocrisy, of course. That’s why she can safely brag about flying and using A/C. She is sheltered and protected from this sort of criticism because, after all, the people making a stink are those on the right and they don’t count.
All supporters of the Green New Deal should be forced to take a pledge not to drive, fly, or use trains until the world is made safe from climate change. They should promise not to eat meat or have any children until the crisis is over.
I wonder how many would change their tune if forced to live that way?