Country Music singer John Rich made some interesting observations this week about New York Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Green New Deal.
“I think a lot of the sensible Democrats are scared to death of what she’s talking about because they all know that’s crazy talk,” Rich said on the talk show, Over-Caffeinated.
The Beacon Center of Tennessee, a Nashville-based free market think tank, produces the online show.
“To think that you could do away with all combustion engines in the next 10 years or 30 years. Let’s talk about our military. What are you going to do about the military? I think it shows a real naïveté on her part that she probably didn’t think this through before she put that down on paper. It’s one thing to sit in a bar, maybe, and discuss some crazy notion like that,” Rich said.
“I have seen a lot of the Democrats, (Diane) Feinstein is a prime example, she has been in the Senate almost 40 years, and she said ‘That’s impossible. You can’t do that.’ And they don’t like the answer ‘You can’t do that.’”
Rich is also a songwriter and one half of the music duo Big and Rich. In addition to having more than a dozen top 10 hits, John also owns the bar Redneck Riviera on Broadway and was the winner of Celebrity Apprentice, according to a Beacon Center press release.
As The Tennessee Star reported, Ocasio-Cortez released the Green New Deal resolution that’s become a central part of the Democratic agenda, including backing from 2020 candidates.
The “Green New Deal” resolution calls for “10-year national mobilizations” towards a series of goals aimed at fighting global warming, according to a copy of the bill obtained by NPR. A separate fact-sheet claims the plan would “mobilize every aspect of American society on a scale not seen since World War 2.”
That includes getting all our energy needs from “clean, renewable, and zero-emission energy sources” by “dramatically expanding and upgrading existing renewable power sources.”
Ocasio-Cortez’s non-binding resolution calls for a variety of social justice and welfare state goals, including “a family-sustaining wage, adequate family and medical leave, paid vacations and retirement security” and “high-quality health care” benefits for Americans.
The resolution calls for “repairing historic oppression” among certain groups, including minorities, immigrants, women, low-income workers, indigenous people and youth collectively called “frontline and vulnerable communities.”
To all that, Rich offered a rebuttal, involving former vice president and environmental activist Al Gore.
“In the summer in Tennessee when it gets so hot and humid all you have to do is go over by Al Gore’s house and stand by the NES electric box and feel the breeze coming out from it,” Rich said.
“They like to put all this stuff out, but they don’t ever intend on applying it to themselves. I think that is the hypocrisy of it, and why none of us take it seriously.