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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) has emerged as a figurehead for the Democratic Party — a symbol of the new socialist identity politics consensus. Her Green New Deal brings together the intersectionality narrative, big government take-overs, climate alarmism, and a clear definition of good-versus-evil in politics. If anyone opposes the Green New Deal panacea, they're not just wrong, they're wicked.
She is something of a kingmaker in the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination race, and at the end of last week, she rejected Vice President Joe Biden because he undermined her polarizing narrative.
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A Reuters report last Friday revealed Joe Biden's plans for climate policy. Two sources close to Biden's campaign said the former vice president will seek "middle ground" in order to get climate legislation passed.
"What we learned from the Obama administration is unless we find middle ground on these issues, we risk not having any policies," Heather Zichal, a member of Biden's climate change team and a former advisor to President Barack Obama, told Reuters. Biden, who currently leads the Democratic primary by a large margin, aims to craft a climate change policy to appeal to both environmentalists and the blue-collar workers who elected Trump.
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This is not only reasonable but a good electoral strategy for Democrats who are serious about the issue. Unfortunately for them, the climate alarmists are not to be trusted and Americans should be able to see that climate change bills are aimed at propping up a climate industrial complex.
Yet Ocasio-Cortez can brook no sign of dissent from her good-versus-evil, Manichaean narrative. She retweeted Canadian author Naomi Klein, who rejected the very idea of middle ground on this issue.
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"No Joe, there is no "middle ground" on climate breakdown - there is bold, transformative action or there is sinking ground, burning ground and churning ground," Klein tweeted.
Ocasio-Cortez seemingly endorsed Klein's...
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