92 percent of Democrats back
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal? Wow.
(applause, cheers, music) If that big number sounds
shocking to you, listen to this one. 64 percent of Republicans
are supporters of GND as well. That’s right, 64 percent. How can
this be? These numbers come to us courtesy of highly prestigious
Yale and George Mason universities, so we can trust what they say,
right? According to their report, the Democrat AND Republican parties
are full of people who think we can ditch fossil fuels completely,
build high speed trains across the nation, run everything
on wind and solar, renovate every building in the land for
energy efficiency, provide guaranteed jobs, free education
and free healthcare. We can do all that and more in only a
decade. Of course, this is complete nonsense. The report
I’m referring to was put together by people who specialize
in communicating climate change hysteria. The poll was taken
before the Green New Deal was even formalized. The questions
were framed in a general way that played on the desire of
people to build infrastructure and be protective of the planet.
We all want that! There was no mention of
costs or feasibility either. So, the report is highly
misleading at best, and subversive propaganda at worst.
Why do I bring this up? Because we should all be
aware of the depth of the dishonest campaign to create
a moral panic so people will go along with nonsensical ideas
that they would normally not consider. Unfortunately the
results of this preposterous poll have been repeated many times
by people and news publications that normally have a high-functioning
bull squirt meter. But in the era of fake news it’s hard to keep up.
Beware of anything you hear about public acceptance of ridiculous
ideas. Even if people can be manipulated in a poll, or by
press coverage, they wise up pretty fast when the costs
become known. For the Clear Energy Alliance,
I’m Mark Mathis. Power On.