At a town hall event in Ames, Iowa Wednesday, Democrat candidate for president Beto O’Rourke, compared the Green New Deal to defeating the Nazis and surviving the Great Depression.
Why is it that Democrats, clearly lacking in any context of what World War II and living in the greatest generation were like, enjoy comparing these things to mundane policy initiatives?
Addressing the Green New Deal, O’Rourke summoned his followers to harness the “the most ingenious mechanism yet devised by humankind” to “free ourselves from a dependence on fossil fuels.”
The mechanism Robert Francis is referring to is a democracy.
Meanwhile, what comes out of Beto’s mouth next is not, in fact, ingenious.
“It’s exactly what we did to face the Nazi threat, the existential threat to Western democracies in 1941,” he said. “Exactly what we did to lift millions out of the Great Depression and build the largest middle class the world had yet seen.”
“And is exactly what we need to do now to free ourselves from a dependence on fossil fuels, greenhouse gas emissions, invest in the jobs and technologies of renewable energy that will allow us to meet our obligation and allow this country once again to claim its status as the indispensable nation.”
It’s hard not to look at this hyperactive Gen X-er and think this is exactly what the far left has become – a group that has rarely experienced hardship in their lifetime because of the greatest generation, comparing everything they find upsetting to the greatest generation.
Just Like Storming the Beaches of Normandy
Beto likes his World War II comparisons so much that he mentions it time and again when discussing the threat of global warming. Sure, every time he mentions it O’Rourke is mocked relentlessly by those outside of his little campaign crowds.
But he doesn’t care, because, in his mind, it’s real.
How else to explain last months comments that environmental activists are just like “those who were on the beaches in Normandy.”
Beto O’Rourke just compared climate change proposals to “those who were on the beaches in Normandy.” pic.twitter.com/xsl07svX3n
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) March 14, 2019
“When you think about leadership, those who preceded us — those who were on the beaches in Normandy, those who faced an existential threat to Western democracy and our way of life, they showed us the way,” he said referencing a plan to fight climate change.
“This is the final chance,” he added, echoing Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’ warning that the world will end due to climate change. “The scientists are unanimous on this. We have no more than 12 years to take incredibly bold action on this crisis.”
Every time I watch this guy speak, I think of the UPS Guy from Mad TV.
How does a man who, under normal circumstances would be working as a barista in the local coffee shop, dole out knowledge of experience on World War II to a Democrat party who eagerly laps it up?
How did the resistance get to this point? It’s embarrassing.