AOC Isn’t a Scientist, So She Shouldn’t Talk About Climate
8 Sep 2021
BUCK: Clay and I making sense of all the madness today, including AOC championing “menstruating-persons rights.” This is a term now you’re supposed to use. That won’t offend people. Let’s just refer to a woman’s cycle all the time without referring to a woman, and this is a member of Congress, folks.
Plus, Biden is pushing the climate change lunacy: 50%, roughly, solar energy for the U.S. by 2050, they’re saying. We got four Taliban members swapped out for Bowe Bergdahl by the Obama administration — we all remember that — now running essentially the Afghan government. They’re like the cabinet. And you got the Robert E. Lee statue taken down, historic statue. Pelosi is calling Afghanistan “a historic and remarkable withdrawal.” So we got… Oh, and Manchin on the spending. Clay gets excited on the spending.
CLAY: I am excited to see what’s gonna happen.
BUCK: Let’s talk about that in just a little bit. That’s all coming your way. But I mentioned to you before the break that climate change is the place the Democrats want to go next. They’re not gonna get off the total control of pandemic Fauciism until they can transfer this mass mobilization and authoritarianism to climate change ’cause then it’s existential; they can control every aspect of your life. They’re just telling us this is what they want to do.
OCASIO-CORTEZ: If our entire world and our entire, uh, society is going to shift because of climate change, it’s a matter of how it’s going to shift. So basically, if we do nothing to address climate change, we are going to see the continued destruction of our supply chains. We are going to see our crops not be able to grow in the same way. We will see our infrastructure begin to crumble away. We will see us not… We will see, you know, the continual protil – uh, continuation proliferation of other future pandemics as well. And so that is how our life could change if we do nothing.
BUCK: Could we get all the trolls online to just go, “AOC is not a scientist”? ‘Cause that’s what they do with us. How could it be any dumber than what she just said?
CLAY: Look, I understand that there’s a lot of politicians who are not… Here’s what AOC is good at. She’s good at getting attention, which is a big part of being a politician. She is good at the Blue Check Brigade swarming around her because she says things and a lot of people congresspeople don’t really say things. But I’ve never heard her speak and thought, “This is who should be representing…?” How old is AOC? Like 36/37? Something like that. I don’t even know.
BUCK: I think younger.
CLAY: Younger than that? I’ve never thought AOC should be the spokesperson of the Millennial generation, and I don’t think she advocates for anything that she advocates in a way that is that is remotely helpful to what she advocates for.
BUCK: Thirty-one, by the way.
CLAY: Thirty-one. You get the sense, by the way, that Nancy Pelosi — as much as she might dislike Mitch McConnell and as much as she might dislike other people, Nancy Pelosi — genuinely, I feel like, detests AOC. I really do, when you hear her talk about it.
BUCK: It's all so arbitrary, and they pretend it's not judgment calls when it clearly is.
BUCK: I've seen some people trying to politicize, in some way, the fact that he was double vaccinated.
CLAY: I was on talking about the importance of the First Amendment and why freedom of speech mattered in media circles.
CLAY: Man, we are making a big difference in the way that we are talking, and even other media are starting to follow our lead.
CLAY: I wonder what it’s like — and I hope I never know, and some people might say it’s already happened — to be past your mental faculties and end up with a big job.