05.14.19

‘Give Us Some Of That Socialism’

Democrats Embrace The Socialism Of The Green New Deal

SEN. ED MARKEY (D-MA), Green New Deal Senate sponsor: “They call the Green New Deal pie in the sky. They call it socialism! … So here’s what I say for wind and solar and all electric vehicles and clean energy: give us some of that socialism …” (Justice Democrats, @justicedems, Twitter, 5/14/2019)

SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): “Garden-variety 20th-century socialism. Our Democratic colleagues have taken all the debunked philosophies of the last hundred years, rolled them into one giant package, and thrown a little ‘green’ paint on them to make them look new. But there’s nothing remotely ‘New’ about a proposal to centralize control over the economy and raise taxes on the American people to pay for it.” (Sen. McConnell, Remarks, 3/13/2019)

 

When The Senate Voted On The Green New Deal, Democrats Couldn’t Say No To ‘Some Of That Socialism’

43 Senate Democrats refused to vote against the Green New Deal. (S.J. Res. 8, Roll Call Vote #52: Motion rejected 0-57: R 0-53; D 0-3; I 0-1, 3/26/2019)

 

Democrat Voters Seem To Be Telling Democrats They Want ‘Some Of That Socialism’

“How much do you support or oppose [the Green New Deal]?”

  • 96% of “liberal Democrats” “strongly” or “somewhat” support it.
  • 88% of “moderate/conservative Democrats” “strongly” or “somewhat” support it.

(“Changes in Awareness of and Support for the Green New Deal: December 2018 to April 2019,” Yale Program on Climate Change Communication, 5/08/2019)

“Democrats agree with the notion that the country would be better off if our political and economic systems were more socialist by a whopping 77%-19% margin …” (Public Opinion Strategies, “Poll Results: Move Toward Socialism?,” 2/22/2019)

 

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