Here is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on the urgency of meeting the climate change threat, which the Green New Deal seeks to do.
— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) March 27, 2019
And here is Republican senator Mike Lee speaking on the same topic.
"The solution to climate change is not this unserious resolution…the solution to so many of our problems at all times and in all places is to fall in love, get married, and have some kids." –@SenMikeLee on @AOC and @SenMarkey's Green New Deal
This is a real quote. pic.twitter.com/fbMzgwUMxA
— Waleed Shahid (@_waleedshahid) March 26, 2019
Lee also showed a poster with Ronald Reagan riding a dinosaur firing a machine gun to make the point that … well who knows?
In case you were not aware, Lee is frequently touted as one of the serious Republicans with gravitas. Well, say goodbye to that reputation, Mikey. You will now forever be known as the Reagan dinosaur guy.
Opponents are making a mistake by thinking that Ocasio-Cortez is somehow sui generis, a freak who has managed to get a platform, and that if they manage to discredit her, the threat to them will be gone. My feeling is that she is not just speaking for herself but her passion is because she is channeling the anger of a younger generation that is just fed up with my generation’s complacency and lack of action because we (or at least some of us) happened to be born at a time when we rode the crest of a prosperity wave, and where we did not give a damn about the long-term consequences of our actions.
What makes AOC almost unique is that she, along with a few other young and energetic progressives, got elected to Congress. They are tribunes of their generation. They are not the entire army, just the vanguard.