Executive Intelligence Review


Green New Deal Creating Guide To Become Perplexed: ‘What in the Heck Is This?’

Feb. 20, 2019 (EIRNS)—It appears that the Green New Deal Dark Age has a few people perplexed.

In an interview with MSNBC’s Morning Joe today, senior Democratic leader Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) was asked what he thought about the Green New Deal. His reply is instructive:

“At this point, I would be—I can’t tell ya, to be honest with you. I’ve read it, and I’ve reread it. And I asked [sponsor Massachusetts Senator] Ed Markey what in the, what in the heck is this? He says it is an aspiration, you know, it’s a resolution aspiration.”

Resolution aspiration?

Senator Durbin said he’s all for combatting climate change, but the Green New Deal left him in the dark.

Meanwhile, former Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank (D) told CNBC yesterday that the Green New Deal would be “a loser” for Democrats in the 2020 presidential race. “There’s an argument that you don’t destabilize a society by doing too much change at once,” he lectured. It won’t resonate with voters, he argued, saying, the best option would be to introduce the plan in pieces to show how it worked, he said, and then build on that to go to the next stage.