The Green New Deal Is A Winning Issue For Democrats Among Voters


Democrats are still trying to come up with
the perfect message that they can sell to the American voters that they believe will
help put them into the white house in 2020 well guess what folks, if the Democrats were
paying attention to polling, which some of them are because their positions on a lot
of policies are super popular, but if they were paying attention to policies and polls
as a whole, the democratic party would understand that there truly are some issues out there
that are clear winners for the Democrats. Medicare for all is one of them. Debt free college and student loan forgiveness
is another, but another one that has emerged as a major winning issue for Democrats, including
among swing voters, is the green new deal. According to a new poll from data for progress,
49% of people in swing districts here in the United States, 49% approve of and support
the green new deal framework. While only 36% of voters in these swing districts
say thanks, but no thanks, not interested in it. So you have 49, you have a 13% plurality saying
we want the green new deal. And here’s the kicker. It’s not just because you have 49% out there
that say, Oh God, we’re destroying the planet. We’ve got to do something. We’re running out of time. No, it’s because they say, listen, we know
it’s expensive. We don’t care because it’s going to boost
the economy. It’s going to help the environment obviously,
but it’s also going to create jobs and that’s going to be an overall huge net benefit to
the United States. So why would we not support this? Because they’re thinking in economic terms. Many years ago I wrote an article, some interviews,
uh, one of them with Tom Hartman where I explained that we have to shift our talking on environmental
issues. We have to shift it away from environment. And I know that sounds weird, but this came
after years and years and years of writing about environmental issues, talking about
environmental issues and not being able to sway enough people to get some actions. So I said, we’ve got to do so we got to rethink
what we’re doing, and let’s frame it as an economic debate. This was years ago that I suggested this and
I have been talking about it in those terms ever since, and then suddenly the green new
deal comes out and what did it do? It shifted from being, Oh my God, we’re destroying
the planet. We have to take action too. What if not only save the planet, but we boost
the economy. We create jobs, we reduce emissions, which
saves you money on your medical bills. You don’t have as many asthma attacks, you
don’t have as many heart attacks, there’s not as many strokes. Those are good things that save John Q taxpayer
money and not happy with your job in the coal mines. We can give you a job over here in the renewable
energy sector, you’ll make more money over here. You’ll live a healthier lifestyle and as a
byproduct make the world a little bit cleaner. How about that? And they did it. And the reason I’m even bringing that up is
because the, the people polled in this latest poll, the 49% say, we don’t care that it costs
a lot of money. We care that it’s going to help the economy. Notice they’re not saying we care, that it’s
going to help the environment. They do care about that. Everybody cares about the environment. There’s just unfortunately not enough people
in the world really willing to actually do anything about it. But the economy, they feel that with the environment,
they think, okay, but really it’s not going to effect me even though it will. But they always have that viewpoint like,
Oh no, no, no, no. It’s probably my neighbors are going to be
affected. Maybe the state next to me. Uh, but, but I think I’m fine so I don’t have
to worry about that too much economics that affects every one of us. And you can’t deny it. Climate change, again, it does too, but people
can externalize that to an extent. They can’t externalize the financial issues. So to bring this full circle here, this is
what it is, Democrats, if you want to win in 2020 Medicare for all debt free college
and loan forgiveness, and almost most importantly, green new deal, it’s a winner with the voters. It’s a winner for the environment and it’s
a winner for
the economy.