On Friday it was reported that Joe Biden would seek to compromise with Republicans on a “middle ground” when it comes to climate change legislation, and the Left lost it:
UH OH! What Joe Biden’s looking for in a ‘climate policy’ has lefties hot under the collar https://t.co/zEv1hUnlYL
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) May 10, 2019
The Sunrise Movement called Biden’s position a “death sentence”:
.@JoeBiden's "middle ground" climate plan is a death sentence for our generation.
Read our full statement: pic.twitter.com/AxMfJcZ1pY
— Sunrise Movement ? (@sunrisemvmt) May 10, 2019
The Democrat primary season is going to be lit if even Joe Biden is already being accused of being the Grim Reaper. But Naomi Klein was also among those troubled by what Biden said:
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. "Presidential hopeful Biden looking for ‘middle ground’ climate policy" https://t.co/8q2WPzU7w0
— Naomi Klein (@NaomiAKlein) May 10, 2019
And that brings us to Green New Deal proponent Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who REALLY didn’t like Biden’s approach. Suffice to say it doesn’t sound as if AOC will be campaigning for Joe any time soon:
This is a dealbreaker.
There is no “middle ground” w/ climate denial & delay.
Blaming “blue collar” Americans as the main opponents to bold climate policy is gas lobbyist 101.
We’re not going to solve the climate crisis w/ this lack of leadership. Our kids’ lives are at stake. https://t.co/KvrBmaJd75
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) May 10, 2019
Oh, it’s on!
AOC is going after Joe Biden as timid on climate change and a tool of the fossil fuel lobby?
— Drew McCoy (@_Drew_McCoy_) May 10, 2019
Sheesh. Pass the popcorn!
Geezus. I’ve lived through nuclear holocaust ala ‘The Day After’, Mini Ice Age, Killer Bees, Acid Rain, Ozone depletion, Global warming, now ‘climate change’. Do you have any idea how stupid you sound to your Gen X cousins?
— Stacey (@ScotsFyre) May 11, 2019
No, we don’t think she does.
If you really believed that the planet will end in 12 twelve years, you'd take drastic measures against India and China. You never mention them.
— Steph (@steph93065) May 10, 2019
Well, then… You will get nothing…
… And thus, are part of the problem. https://t.co/9rsRhgpTu2
— Pradheep J. Shanker (@Neoavatara) May 11, 2019
One final question:
Fair. But why didnt you let people vote on it? https://t.co/buOvKY5fuT
— mdurney23 (@mdurney23) May 10, 2019
Yeah, what gives?