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This is a disaster. There are two different plans. The resolution, a collaborative effort endorsed by multiple Dems, and AOC’s document, endorsed by none of them. There’s only one solution to this mess. AOC needs to own it and separate herself from the GND.
No more of this. ⬇️ Drop the “AOC” and refer to the GND as what it is: a collaborative effort built on years of work done by others.
The Green New Deal didn’t originate with AOC. She admits she has no actual plan and that she wants others to put in that work. So why insist she get the credit for other people’s work?
Despite all the obfuscation by AOC and her team, fact is, the blogpost was posted to her website on Feb 5 and not removed until it received backlash on Feb 7. They sent the doc, in its entirety, to NPR. Did they send an internal doc by mistake? Sure.
But they didn’t mistakenly send a cookie recipe. They sent AOC’s vision of a GND and their talking points. Unless *her* vision is definitively separated from the GND, it will be weaponized against Dems generally and against efforts to combat climate change specifically.
They handed a gift to the Kochs/GOP/Fox on a silver platter. If you think the “welfare queen” ads were bad, wait until you see “Dems want to use your hard-earned tax dollars to give the lazy MFer down the street a check for $30K a year to sit on his ass.”
AOC always intended to include UBI in her GND. Her decision to specifically include the most unpopular and hated aspect of UBI in both her blogpost and the separate doc she gave to NPR is inexplicable if her goal is to pass any climate-related legislation.
We’re getting *nothing* on fighting climate change done unless we elect a Dem prez, Senate, and House in 2020. Hanging *her* plan around Dems is an albatross she can and should remove. A test for her. Will she ultimately care more about climate legislation or headlines? 🤔
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