Everybody was talking about Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal Thursday, including AOC. However, it had to be asked if the super-ambitious plan would require massive government intrusion into what would be formerly known as the private sector, and Ocasio-Cortez answered that a couple different ways in a span of half a day. Watch:
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) February 8, 2019
Hey, when a compliment is due, who are conservatives to hold back?
Wow. That’s an impressive flip-flop. https://t.co/HmBHxdyH3G
— Mark Hemingway (@Heminator) February 8, 2019
Right? Very impressive.
This requires massive government intervention?
AOC: "It does! I have no problem saying that"
Also, AOC: "One way that the right does try to mischaracterize what we are doing as if it is some kind of massive government takeover" https://t.co/gchykt35xW
— (((AG))) (@AG_Conservative) February 8, 2019
well, well, well… https://t.co/KUH2MHZDvJ
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) February 8, 2019
You’ll get whiplash watching this. https://t.co/VK71nXdzV7
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) February 8, 2019
AOC is really savvy on social media when she has time to think things through. In interviews, however… ? https://t.co/jFXWbyhtWA
— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) February 8, 2019
Ocasio-Cortez defenders are trying to point out that a government “takeover” is much different than government “intervention,” but given the scope of AOC’s plan, is there ANY doubt about what would be required to make it happen — or at least try to make it happen?