As many have heard, Texas has been hit with the worst snowstorm in a decade. To those who think this is unprecedented, a similar snowstorm hit the state in 2010. Spikes in energy demand amid the unusually low temperatures led to rolling blackouts affecting more than 4 million Texans coping with freezing weather. All schools and most businesses have shut down and will likely remain so until the temperature moves above freezing this weekend.
Fresh from accusing Sen. Ted Cruz of attempted murder, the famously tone-deaf socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez blithely tweeted that accepting her Green New Deal would have spared Texans of their current difficulties. Somehow her $93 trillion plan, she says, which many Democrats endorsed but didn’t dare vote for, would have supplied “next-gen public infrastructure investments” that could have somehow neutralized the effects of a freak snowstorm in Texas.
To her credit, at least Ocasio-Cortez focused on the infrastructure aspect of her brainchild and didn’t pretend