Not that long ago, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez informed us that if we didn’t do anything about climate change within the next 12 years, we were doomed. Mocked mercilessly by her critics for saying the world was on the imminent precipice of total collapse, the New York congresswoman insisted that she was merely being hyperbolic for the sake of effect. “You’d have to have the social intelligence of a sea sponge to think it’s literal,” she wrote on Twitter.
This week, a new Rasmussen survey asked respondents whether or not they believed we were within 12 years of losing our planet to a fiery ball of carbon heat as Ocasio-Cortez warned. Turns out, quite a few Democrats have the “intelligence of a sea sponge.” 67% of them think we only have that long to “do something” about climate change.
At last, we agree with AOC on something! Democratic voters really are quite stupid.
Now, are we just picking on Ocasio-Cortez here? Are we stretching to include both her dire climate prediction and her defense against critics? Do those things really have anything to do with the Democrats who believe we’re within 12 years of oblivion?
Well, that’s the thing. Rasmussen just asked about climate change back in January, right after Ocasio-Cortez made her infamous prediction. At that time, a mere 34% of Democrats thought that we were on the impending brink of total disaster. Why has that number more than doubled in just a few months? An unseasonably warm spring? No. It has jumped because AOC and her socialist cohorts have taken over the Democratic Party. Her supporters have turned her into an icon – a fresh, bold, sassy new star for the New Democrat Millennium. And they believe in every word that comes out of her mouth.
You might say they soak up her rhetoric like a sponge.
They do so even when that rhetoric is incomprehensible and objectively idiotic, as it was this week when AOC was teaching her online fans about the joys of community gardening.
“What I love too is growing plants that are culturally familiar to the community. It’s so important,” she said on Instagram. “So that’s really how you do it right. That is such a core component of the Green New Deal is having all of these projects make sense in a cultural context, and it’s an area that we get the most pushback on because people say, ‘Why do you need to do that? That’s too hard.’
“But when you really think about it,” she continued. “when someone says that it’s ‘too hard’ to do a green space that grows Yucca instead of, I don’t know, cauliflower or something — what you’re doing is that you’re taking a colonial approach to environmentalism, and that is why a lot of communities of color get resistant to certain environmentalist movements because they come with the colonial lens on them.”
We look forward to the next survey that asks Democrats their feelings on cauliflower. Then we’ll really know how much power this imbecile wields.