Gas-guzzling car rides expose AOC’s hypocrisy amid Green New Deal pledge

Nothing needs to be said about leftist hypocrisy

Freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wants to save the planet with her Green New Deal, but she keeps tripping over her own giant carbon footprint.

“We’re like, ‘The world is going to end in 12 years if we don’t address climate change,’ ” the progressive darling said in January, speaking of herself and her fellow millennials. “And, like, this is the war; this is our World War II.”

Last week, she ratcheted up the rhetoric: “It is basically a scientific consensus that the lives of our children are going to be very difficult” due to climate change.

The guiding principle of her eco-vision is to bring about “a full transition off fossil fuels and zero greenhouse gases” within 10 years.

To achieve this, the GND fact sheet says, the nation must “totally overhaul transportation by massively expanding electric vehicle manufacturing, build charging stations everywhere, build out high-speed rail … create affordable public transit available to all, with goal to replace every combustion-engine vehicle.”

But the woman who boasts of a “razor-sharp BS detector” seems to have trouble sniffing out her own.

Since declaring her candidacy in May 2017, Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign heavily relied on those combustible-engine cars — even though a subway station was just 138 feet from her Elmhurst campaign office.

She listed 1,049 transactions for Uber, Lyft, Juno and other car services, federal filings show. The campaign had 505 Uber expenses alone.

In all, Ocasio-Cortez spent $29,365.70 on those emissions-spewing vehicles, along with car and van rentals — even though her Queens HQ was a one-minute walk to the 7 train.

The campaign shelled out only $8,335.41 on 52 MetroCard transactions.

“Everyone — top to bottom — used the MetroCards,” Ocasio-Cortez spokesman Corbin Trent told The Post.

By comparison, fellow freshman Rep. Max Rose — whose district is more than twice the size of AOC’s and, like hers, spans two boroughs — listed only 329 transactions for car services, totaling $6,091.29, campaign filings show.

In a district with limited transit options and a $17 Verrazzano Bridge toll, Rose spent only $732 more than AOC on gas and tolls — an indicator of personal car usage.

Ocasio-Cortez has repeatedly attributed her success in beating Democratic incumbent Rep. Joe Crowley to walking the streets of her district, which includes parts of Queens and The Bronx.

“I knocked doors until rainwater came through my soles,” she tweeted last June, famously donating her worn-out campaign shoes to the Cornell Costume Institute for an exhibit about women and empowerment.

But Ocasio-Cortez and her staff appear to have done much less walking after she vanquished Crowley in the party’s June 2018 primary.

Instead, her campaign embraced the friendly skies, logging 66 airline transactions costing $25,174.54 during campaign season.

The Democratic firebrand or her staff took Amtrak far less — only 18 times — despite high-speed rail being the cornerstone of her save-the-world strategy.

Most of the flights came after her primary win gave her superstar status and Ocasio-Cortez spent weeks jetting around the country, burning fuel to support her fellow Dems.

On Oct. 12, 2018, the campaign logged 26 car-service transactions, its highest number in a single day, as Ocasio-Cortez shuttled between The Bronx and Queens for “phone banking,” according to social-media posts.

“Canvassing is what that people power is about,” the candidate wrote on Facebook that day, boasting about “actually making contact at someone’s door.”

Those 26 cars produced a lot of carbon dioxide, which heavily contributes to global warming. According to the American Public Transportation Association, “a single person … by eliminating one car and taking public transportation instead of driving, a savings of up to 30 percent of carbon-dioxide emissions can be realized.”

Ironically, the Uber-loving politician took a tough public stand against the conveyance after a New York City taxi driver committed suicide in February 2018.

“Yellow cab drivers are in financial ruin due to the unregulated expansion of Uber,” she tweeted on March 21. “What was a living wage job now pays under minimum.”

Her campaign billed only seven rides in yellow cabs in a year and a half, federal filings show.

And while she is quick to dispense all sorts of planet-saving tips to her constituents and fans, telling a high-school assembly in Queens last month that they should “skip disposable razors and switch to safety razors” and “skip meat/dairy for a meal,” she doesn’t always take her own green advice.

In a Feb. 24 Instagram video filmed in her kitchen, Ocasio-Cortez railed against plastic grocery bags — then appeared to toss two of the sacks, which can be recycled, into the trash.

In the video, Ocasio-Cortez peeled a sweet potato while calling for a “universal sense of urgency” to save the earth.

But she discarded the vegetable scraps into the same receptacle she had just used for the plastic bags, rather than setting the food waste aside for compost.

Trent refused to answer when asked whether his boss tossed her organic material in the trash.

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She’s just following in Al Gore’s (private) jet setting footsteps.

Ah the wonders of the internet to be able to track this stuff and expose it for what it is! Hypocrisy!

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Liberal policies will only impact the people never the liberal politicians.

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AOC snaps back at NY Post for exposing her ‘gas-guzzling car rides.’ No response to ‘pompous little twit’ label

The New York Democrat “wants to save the planet with her Green New Deal, but she keeps tripping over her own giant carbon footprint,” the publication noted in a reportpublished over the weekend detailing her use of emissions-spewing transportation.

The freshman lawmaker fired back at the New York Post in an acerbic tweet on Sunday, noting the article and sarcastically slamming the newspaper.

“Pack it up folks, the Pulitzer’s been decided. No one can rival this kind of hard-hitting journalism,” she wrote.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ‏Verified account @ AOC

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Retweeted New York Post

I also fly ✈️& use A/C Living in the world as it is isn’t an argument against working towards a better future. The Green New Deal is about putting a LOT of people to work in developing new technologies, building new infrastructure, and getting us to 100% renewable energy.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez added,

The Post detailed the self-proclaimed democratic-socialist’s transportation use during her congressional campaign and since defeating Democratic incumbent Rep. Joe Crowley in her district, which includes parts of Queens and The Bronx, noting that “the woman who boasts of a ‘razor-sharp BS detector’ seems to have trouble sniffing out her own.”

Despite her Queens headquarters being a one-minute walk to the subway station, Ocasio-Cortez spent $29,365.70 for car uses since declaring her candidacy in May 2017, the Post reported, noting that according to federal filings, there were 1,049 transactions for car services such as Uber, Lyft and Juno. The campaign had 505 Uber expenses just for Uber.

“We’re like, ‘The world is going to end in 12 years if we don’t address climate change,’ ” Ocasio-Cortez declared in January. “And, like, this is the war; this is our World War II.”

Last month, she continued her warning call , arguing that there was “basically a scientific consensus that the lives of our children are going to be very difficult” due to climate change. “And it does lead young people to have a legitimate question: is it OK to still have children?”

But, according to The Post’s report, during her campaign season, the progressive congresswoman logged 66 airline transactions at a cost of $25,174.54 and 26 car-service transactions – in one day, Oct. 12, 2018.

In a separate reporton Sunday, the New York Post noted that the freshman lawmaker is “addicted to Uber,” reporting that she left a St. Patrick’s Day parade in Queens – where she was “treated like a liberal savior” – in a “for-hire minivan.”

The Post reported:

The leading advocate for the proposed “Green New Deal” was less than four blocks from a Queens subway station when she hopped into a white Chrysler Town & Country with livery plates at around 1:20 p.m.

The 2016 model of the since-discontinued vehicle gets an average of just 17 mpg in the city, according to the US Department of Energy.

Ocasio-Cortez fired back again at the New York newspaper, tweeting that the minivan belongs to her aunt.

It just doesn’t;get any better exposing the AOC twit and the hypocrisy of the media.

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I was just thinking the same thing. It is the leftist hypocrite’s version of the metaphor, “standing on the shoulders of giants”.

AOC is tasting the benefits of the government good life.

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AOC says…

What she - and her supporters - are ignoring is that she does not have to wait for the future for these things… low fuel consumption cars, mass transit in the cities, trains for longer distance travel. They are here today. No need to wait, AOC!


and a whole lot more socialist latino’s

A dumb AND crazy girl.
My thoughts will remain private.


The wind farm in Mt. Pulaski has been running for 3 1/2 years. They have been replacing the generators in all the wind towers. There are 100 of them in this wind farm. So, evidently, the life span on the generators on these things is about 3 to 4 years. It takes 12 semi-trucks and trailers, A 9 axle 500,000 pound crane, A 100,000 pound crane and 12 pickup trucks to change each generator. That is a huge amount of diesel fuel being used to maintain these wind towers. And the wind company would like you to believe they are all fueled by magic fairy dust.

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Check this out. Payne is on the money!


Payne is the man !! He has more common sense than all of congress and the senate combined .