Lunatic environmental socialists manipulating children, no surprise there
The internet is abuzz with commentary about the radical environment group, the Sunrise Movement, leading a group of children to the office of Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) to confront her about her failure to support the totally insane Green New Deal.
Feinstein is being attacked from the left for being “smug” and “rude” and a “bully,” but watch the video clip released by the Sunrise Movement (there is a longer version, embedded below, that provides greater context):
Much of the smug, rude bullying I see comes from the Sunrise Movement adult who makes the assertion that Feinstein is “looking at the faces of the people who are gonna be living with these consequences.”
Personally, I thought Feinstein responded quite well given that she was ambushed in her office and had to recognize the modified tactic being used against her. Instead of attempting to claim that they are being assaulted, the Sunrise Movement used the children to try to make Feinstein look unsympathetic to children because she does not support the loopy Green New Deal. In effect, the goal was to bully her into supporting something she knows to be untenable.
When you find yourself further to the left than uber-liberal Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., you know you’ve left common sense and reality far behind and gone way, way off the deep end and entered Fantasy Land.
That happened Friday when a group of middle school and high school students confronted Feinstein in her San Francisco office and demanded she support the Green New Deal – a nonbinding resolution before Congress that’s a collection of impossible dreams that are impossible to achieve and impossible to pay for.
The visit by the children was organized by a radical environmental group called the Sunrise Movement.
. . . . When the children called on Feinstein to support the Green New Deal, she responded: “There’s no way to pay for it.”
“We have our own Green New Deal” Feinstein said, referring to her own much more modest draft resolution that she later said “provides specific responses to the climate change crisis.”
One child in the group then told Feinstein the Green New Deal must be passed because “some scientists have said that we have 12 years to turn this around” and avert a climate change catastrophe.
After Feinstein explained that “it’s not going to get turned around in 10 years” – a core element of the Green New Deal – a woman accompanying the children scolded the senator, telling Feinstein that “you’re looking at the faces of the people who are going to be living with these consequences.”
Feinstein, clearly frustrated, fired back.
“You know what’s interesting about this group?” Feinstein said. “I’ve been doing this for 30 years. I know what I’m doing.”
The Sunrise Movement is the same fringe eco-socialist group that attempted to bully and embarrass Congressional Democrats with its “sit-in” protest outside of California Democrat Nancy Pelosi’s office last year.
This is the same protest that then-congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez attended. Her affiliation with the group apparently goes much deeper given the group’s reported involvement in developing the Green New Deal.
Fox News continues:
The Sunrise Movement, which helped Ocasio-Cortez develop her Green New Deal resolution, has its roots in other far-left eco-socialist groups, as well as a long history of trying to bully lawmakers into supporting its radical climate change agenda.
Last November the Sunrise Movement organized a sit-in at the office of now-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., to try to force her to support an earlier version of the Green New Deal.
The Sunrise Movement tweeted the following about the “meeting”:
This is a fight for our generation's survival. Her reaction is why young people desperately want new leadership in Congress. pic.twitter.com/0zAkaxruMI
— Sunrise Movement 🌅 (@sunrisemvmt) February 22, 2019
The full video provides much more context and shows Feinstein trying to be rational with the irrational Sunrise Movement adult.
I saw the edited version of this footage by the @SunriseMvmt yesterday.
Turns out, Sen. Feinstein spoke with the kids very patiently, and gave them insight on the legislative process. Things only got testy when the older activists insisted she support their way or the highway. https://t.co/ee3ItfKgcq
— Frank Luntz (@FrankLuntz) February 23, 2019
Feinstein tweeted the following as the internet lit up with leftist horror that she was such a “bully” to children (just as the Sunrise Movement intended):
I want the children from the Sunrise Movement to know they were heard loud and clear. I have been and remain committed to doing everything I can to enact real, meaningful climate change legislation. pic.twitter.com/JLoIMDf26u
— Senator Dianne Feinstein (@SenFeinstein) February 23, 2019
There is plenty of support for Feinstein, with much of it coming from the right.
Child exploitation by Green New Deal fanatics, can't fight your own battles so you use kids as tools https://t.co/SVayZR7bGb
— Legal Insurrection (@LegInsurrection) February 22, 2019
The sad thing about that Feinstein video is that those poor kids have been brainwashed into climate alarmism. They really think the world is coming to an end because that's what the manipulative adults in their lives have told them. It's despicable to lie to children like that.
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) February 23, 2019
WTF I love Dianne Feinstein now https://t.co/IpPtXhukwg
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) February 22, 2019
"Stupid deadlines like these are why I now earn a living ridiculing enviro-loons. Yep, once upon a time, I was one of those Sunrise Movement kids being indoctrinated with the same lies…" https://t.co/ENYxye5tn3
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) February 23, 2019
The left, of course, is livid . . . with Feinstein.
— ThinkProgress (@thinkprogress) February 23, 2019
The reaction from corners of the establishment that the Sunrise video with Feinstein is "doctored" or "Fake News" is just the worst form of gaslighting.
Feinstein said what she said.
Those kids deserve so much more than false accusations, so much more than how they were treated
— Waleed Shahid (@_waleedshahid) February 23, 2019
I said it was resignation worthy, which is objectively true, given the scale of the crisis scientists say we face.
It is an objective, scientific fact that Feinstein’s approach – according to scientists- will condemn those kids to a horribly degraded future. That’s not opinion.
— Ryan Grim (@ryangrim) February 23, 2019
“People like her have been in office for 30 years and have failed to do anything commensurate to the magnitude of what we’re experiencing.” https://t.co/PwFcQ8T970
— Waleed Shahid (@_waleedshahid) February 23, 2019
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