Senator Cory Booker (D-N.J.) made a bizarre comparison of the Democratic "Green New Deal" to the struggle to defeat Nazism, and the accomplishment of putting a man on the moon.
'Our planet is in peril," Booker told an audience of supporters. "And we need to be bold."
"That's one of the reasons why I signed onto the resolution and co-sponsored the resolution for the Green New Deal," he explained.
"And there's a lot of people now that are blowing back on the Green New Deal. They're like, 'Oh, it's impractical! Oh, it's too expensive! Oh, it's all of this!' If we used to govern our dreams that way, we would have never gone to the moon."
"God, that's impractical!" he mocked, 'You see that ball in the sky? That's impractical!"
The Green New Deal is a Democratic proposal for massive changes to the U.S. economy in order to combat global warming, but many of the suggestions were mocked and ridiculed on social media when it was released Thursday. Among those were the curtailing of cow flatulence, making airplane flight obsolete, and reconstructing or upgrading every building in the country.
"We need to be bold again in America," continued Booker. "We need to have dreams that other people say are impossible."
"When the planet has been in peril in the past, who came forward to save Earth from the scourge of Nazi and totalitarian regimes?" he asked rhetorically. "We came forward."
"Who came forward to save the planet from, or continents from financial ruin? We came forward with the Marshall Plan," he concluded.
Booker has announced that he is running for president in 2020 and recently revealed that he has a girlfriend.
Here's the video of Booker's comments:
Booker: Green New Deal Effort Is Like Fighting The Nazis & Going To The Moon www.youtube.com