Green? No deal.
Senate Votes Down Green New Deal Resolution 0-57
Wait—what? WHAT?!? Not one Democrat-Socialist voted an unequivocal “YEA” on SAVING THE FUCKING PLANET FROM IMMINENT—YES, GODDAMMIT, IMMINENT—DESTRUCTION? NOT ONE??!!??
Why, it’s almost as if these lying frauds don’t even themselves believe in their own self-manufactured, hysterically-hyped scam or something. But no, that can’t possibly be right. Can it?
The Senate voted down on Tuesday S.J. Res. 8, the Green New Deal Resolution, 0-57, with all Republicans, three Democrats, and one Independent voting against it.
Forty-three Democrats voted “present” and three Democrats — Sens. Joe Manchin (D-WV), Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), and Doug Jones (D-AL) — voted against the resolution. Sen. Angus King (I-ME) also voted with Republicans against the measure.
“Present,” is it? Pretty weak tea there, shitlibs, considering it’s the end of all life on Earth we’re talking about here. Fer cripes’ sake, let’s just listen to one of your own High Church holy rollers lay out some grade-A, gold-plated “truth” for us:
Many Democrats — including Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA), who sponsored the resolution in the Senate — called the vote a “sham” because Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) called for it without scheduling any hearings.
“[Climate change] is the national security, economic, health care and moral issue of our time,” Markey said at a press conference at the Capitol ahead of the vote. “We must act now.”
Uh huh. Sure, asshole. By voting “present.” Gotta admire the douchebag in a way, though. He keeps right on scammin’ and slammin’ to the very bitter end; even after he knows damned well the flock ain’t listening to the sermon and he’s only making a fool of himself, he keeps flailing away. That’s real dedication, folks. If they had cards for chutzpah like they do baseball, Markey’s would be the Babe Ruth of ’em. It’s as exemplary a demonstration of the thing as anybody’s ever gonna see, a real honest-to-Gaia archetype.
“Republicans and President Trump may choose to be in denial about the consequences of climate change,” Markey said. “But to ordinary people, climate change is not politics. It is life and death.”
Au contraire, bub. To ordinary people—sane ones, intelligent and well-informed ones anyway—it is ALL about politics. Life and death gots nothing to do with it. Your “present” vote on “life or death,” Ed, just cleared the whole thing RIGHT up, thanks.
“It is not a resolution,” Markey said. “It is a revolution.”
Well, that’s pretty much on the beam, at least, if purely unintentionally and not in the way he means it. Meanwhile, Mike Lee addresses this seriously serious issue with all the gravitas it merits:
.@SenMikeLee gives epic Green New Deal floor speech.
"Mr. President, I rise today to consider the Green New Deal with the seriousness it deserves." pic.twitter.com/Yhi9WF9Bds
— Molly Prince (@mollyfprince) March 26, 2019
Those images of a tauntaun-riding Luke Skywalker and Aquaman straddling a seahorse are Lee’s hilarious proposed alternative means for reaching the states of Alaska and Hawaii after they’re cut off by the end of air and ship travel as mandated by the New Green Deal…Or Whatever™. And why the hell not? Makes as much sense as the Green No Deal itself ever did. Edifying as those images are, though, it’s gotta be this one that most deeply touches the heart with that warm, fuzzy glow:
Just beautiful, ain’t it? May we see many more like it—we need all we can get of ’em, now more than ever.
Update! I have to append a sincere hats-off to Cocaine Mitch for following through with this. Plenty of us were in doubt as to whether he would, and with reason. But just once in a while even ol’ Yertle comes through, and he sure did here.