Democrats won’t spend $5.7 billion to secure the border, but they are willing to spend trillions on the so-called “New Green Deal”? Please tell me Democratic leaders are tasting bad mushrooms in the backrooms of Congress because this is a mad, crazy idea.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is making people hear her even though the words she’s saying are off the map. The Green New Deal proposed by the socialist lawmaker on Thursday contains a proposal for upgrading and overhauling EVERY building across America and to make them more energy efficient. That’s right: every building.

She also wants to make air travel obsolete and give economic security even to those “unwilling” to work.

Here’s an honest question for my progressive friends: What’s the craziest, looniest thing the Republicans are proposing at the moment? A barrier to make it more difficult for illegal aliens to enter our country? Even you must admit Republicans currently represent the party of sanity and moderation.

Democrats refuse to spend $5.7 billion on a wall to protect American citizens from illegal-immigrant invaders, yet they think nothing of proposing a $7 trillion on a “Green New Deal” bill that will send America back to a time before cars and planes.

Not only did the Wall Street Journal’s Kimberley Strassel laugh, but I also got a big laugh out of this until other Democrats started to support it. What are they thinking? Even if this was close to a reasonable plan, unless the entire world is on board – and they are not, mind you – the U.S. alone cannot stop climate change. I can’t believe anyone is taking these ideas seriously.

If anyone else put these ideas forward we would seriously question their sanity. So, why aren’t we doing this with AOC? Because she is the newest, hippest thing to hit the Democratic Party?

Have public relations and appearance finally taken over so that intellectual consideration is no longer given, even to the worst ideas? I have to think that if an established politician wrote this, their own staff would be questioning their sanity. Even Nancy Pelosi is backing away from this one.

Wind turbines require lubricants to manufacture and operate. Solar panels require manufactured parts. The recycling process of anything takes machinery. Good luck with making any of it with canola oil.

The grease alone is going to be a huge setback to make the Green New Deal renovations 100 percent renewable. I think 12 years isn’t enough to put this plan in action. I guess we are doomed, according to Rep. Ocasio-Cortez. Thanks for giving me no hope.

Are any of you old enough to remember the Democrat consensus argument that it was too expensive and impractical to build a wall? But now Democrats believe it’s feasible to rebuild every single building in the entire country in 10 years? Do I have this right?