(FiveNation.com)- Democrats have never been particularly good at measuring cause and effect. Which is rather surprising since Democrats claim to be the Party of ScienceTM, and cause and effect is Newton’s Third Law: For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.
Over the weekend, torrential rain slammed into New York City that resulted in downed trees, along with flooded roadways and subway tunnels. The subway tunnels flooded so much, commuters were forced to wade through waist-high water to make their way out.
The last time New York City’s subway tunnels flooded that badly was during the 2012 Super Storm Sandy.
The entire Northeast suffered flash flooding as Tropical Storm Elsa, which earlier in the week battered Florida, Georgia and South Carolina, made its way north.
But for New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the fault of this flooding was not Tropical Storm Elsa; it was the fault of fossil fuel executives and the Senate filibuster rule.
To Ocasio-Cortez’ thinking, if only American would pass the Green New Deal, tropical storms heading up the coast of the Atlantic wouldn’t be able to flood the subway tunnels in Manhattan.
In a sarcastic tweet featuring a video of people wading through the flooded subway, Ocasio-Cortez, pretending to speak as her critics, wrote “‘The Green New Deal, which is a blueprint to create millions of good jobs rebuilding infrastructure to stem climate change & protect vulnerable communities, is unrealistic. Instead we will do the adult thing, which is take orders from fossil fuel execs & make you swim to work.'”
To believe that her unworkable GND would create millions of good jobs is naïve. But then again, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is deeply naïve.
What’s more, to believe that torrential rain from a tropical storm wouldn’t have flooded the subway if not for those pesky “fossil fuel execs” is laughable.
But she was on a roll.
Ocasio-Cortez then tweeted out a video of flooding on the Major Deegan Expressway with the message “I’m so glad the filibuster is here to fix this oh wait.”
Perhaps Ocasio-Cortez should place her ire somewhere closer to home.
After the 2012 Super Storm Sandy, Governor Andrew Cuomo, who actually controls the subways, vowed to shore up the subway system to prevent future flooding.
Cities and states are responsible for infrastructure. New York State had almost nine years to do something about the flooding in the subways. Nothing was done. Meanwhile, instead of spending money on repairs of streets, Mayor de Blasio was spending money on all-important projects like painting “Black Lives Matter” in front of Trump Tower.
But Ocasio-Cortez doesn’t really want to fix the problem; she wants to use the problem as a way to push her agenda. Actually fixing the problem would deprive her of the perfect talking point. And she doesn’t want that to happen.