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GOP congressman says Green New Deal is 'tantamount to genocide'

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Put this beside “Obamacare is … the worst thing that has happened in this nation since slavery in the Big Book of Stupid Republican Quotes. (The collection of non-crazy Republican quotes is a Little Golden Book for children … or the intellectual equivalent thereof.)


Rep. Rob Bishop (R-Utah) said the ideas behind the progressive policy are “tantamount to genocide. That may be an overstatement but not by a whole lot,” Bishop said at a press conference Thursday morning on Capitol Hill.

Yes, a proposal to save our planet is … genocide.

Later, Bishop tried to explain, and it just got more embarrassing … and much, much stupider:

Axios: Genocide is defined as “the deliberate killing of a large group of people, especially those of a particular ethnic group or nation.” How is the Green New Deal like genocide?

Bishop: I’m an ethnic. I’m a westerner.

Axios: And you think the Green New Deal is going to kill you?

Bishop: If you actually implement everything they want to. Killing would be positive if you implement everything the Green New Deal actually wants to. That’s why the the Green New Deal is not ready for prime time.

Oh noes! We might have a sustainable-energy economy one day! And by that time Bishop will have long since died of conditions related to hypertension and misdirected rage.

Tell me again how crazy Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is?


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