As Twitchy reported earlier, Beto O’Rourke announced his plan to deal with climate change and immediately took a lot of heat from devotees of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’ Green New Deal, which proceeds from the idea that we have only 12 years (well, 11-and-a-half now) to reverse climate change before human extinction. O’Rourke was shooting for a zero-emissions future by 2050, long after we’d all be dead.
Since it was climate change day, O’Rourke then released a video of himself at Yosemite National Park, flailing his arms around and spouting some nonsense.
— Beto O'Rourke (@BetoORourke) April 29, 2019
People area giving him a lot of shit for his vapid unrealistic ideas, like about the Climate but at least he practices what he preaches on conservation by never changing or washing his only pair of clothes. https://t.co/9CDoYw8H1c
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) April 29, 2019
One planet. One Shirt.™
— Krizzと (@konkarrne) April 29, 2019
You look cold Beto, put on a jacaket.
— Rand Duren (@RandDuren) April 29, 2019
How many flights have you taken this month?
— Zac Lester (@holeinon3) April 29, 2019
And what’s with the hands?
His constantly moving arms could be a power source
— Mike Diller (@mikediller) April 29, 2019
I honestly can’t believe nobody’s told him to tone down the hands yet
— ChsNative (@ChasNative) April 29, 2019
— Jeffro (@jeffboyd649) April 29, 2019
— Jeff Ellington ???? (@Jeff__Ellington) April 29, 2019
Don't chop any trees down with those crazy hands.
— Big Enos Burdette (@therealbaber) April 29, 2019
Oh my gosh keep your hands still.
— Holloweezee (@jbholloway) April 29, 2019
In my limited experience, that motion with the right hand, as if holding a coin and moving it up and down, is often made when people are trying to understand, themselves, what they are saying.
— Leslee Kulba (@metwying) April 29, 2019
The hands! I can’t take it anymore!
— Tom Chapman (@SurfCityTom) April 29, 2019
I love him, but he's gotta rein those hands in.
— Julie F (@jezebel1975) April 29, 2019
He and Biden need to rein those hands in.
Are you a music conductor? I mean seriously how on earth do we expect you to talk to other leaders with poise and finesse? Minus the fact that your plans are maybe good intended but to far left for our nation.
— American (@djarylle) April 29, 2019
O’Rourke seems to have gotten the message that 2050 is way too far out to be thinking about, so he corrected course on MSNBC with Chris Hayes, confirming that, yes, we’re down to 10 years to stop the heat death of the planet.
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) April 30, 2019
Hey!!! What happened to 12!?!? I made plans!
— TheRightJew (@SoCalGOPJew) April 30, 2019
No need to buy another shirt then…..
— Beto’s Blue Shirt (@reverendkoosh) April 30, 2019
Every time Beto talks about this, the number gets lower. When he reaches zero (projected to be sometime next week), he'll scream and leap out the window, mid-interview
— Craig S. Bell (@craig_s_bell) April 30, 2019
Wow, that was a really fast 2 years
— michaelnecker (@michaelnecker) April 30, 2019
And he *only* wants to spend 5 trillion to address it
I guess he’s as cheap politically as he is with charities
— Bryan S. Matthews (@BryanMatthews74) April 30, 2019
Where the hell did those other two years go??
— John Smith (@JohnSmi10290864) April 30, 2019
Not 12? What happens to his 2050 plan?
— waveform55 (@aggiejammer08) April 30, 2019
This guys a tweaker.
— Mary Contrary (@Mary68207265) April 30, 2019
@BetoORourke is a low key tweaker. How anyone can take him seriously is a mystery.
— TruthAid (@TruthAid) April 30, 2019
Beto out-AOCing @AOC. Now there is someone desperate to get noticed.
— Voice of The Mute (@eduardoauthor) April 30, 2019
Wait! 2 months ago we had 12 years left, now it’s 10. Any Dem candidate takers for 8? Come on Liz or Kamala, I know you have it in you.
— Deep Dish (@brettmartzke) April 30, 2019
A month ago it was twelve years.
Obviously, this is all based on hard science…
— Billy Swagspeare (@bswagspeare) April 30, 2019
Weren't the polar ice caps supposed to be gone 7 years ago?
— William Conn (@WilliamConn61) April 30, 2019
Poor Adam's Apple is just so desperate. He knows he has no traction because he's an empty blue oxford shirt.
— Willie Vanderbrink (@OilFart1) April 30, 2019
'Did Beto just lose the View'? Meghan McCain and Whoopi Goldberg bust Beto O'Rourke for road-trippin' 'to find himself' https://t.co/qUzMLYeAmZ
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) April 29, 2019