Democrats have decided that America’s meat-heavy eating habits are destroying the world. It started with AOC, whose Green New Deal includes eliminating “farting cows” in order to stop climate change.
“Listen, we’ve got to address factory farming,” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said in February. “Maybe we shouldn’t be eating a hamburger for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Like, let’s keep it real,” said the 29-year-old former bartender.
Just days later, she and her then-Chief of Staff were pictured at a restaurant eating hamburgers.
Several of the 2020 presidential candidates have jumped on the anti-meat train as well.
Senator Kamala Harris was asked if we should change dietary guidelines to reduce red meat consumption.
“The answer is yes,” she said. “The balance that we have to strike here, frankly, is about what government can and should do around creating incentives and then banning certain behaviors,” she said.
I love when the government tries to regulate with aspects of life it has no business regulating. Not.
Andrew Yang similarly thinks we should cut down on red meat.
“Cattle is very energy-consuming and energy-expensive. And if you project forward on what we would need to do to reduce emissions, you would want to modify Americans’ diets over time,” Yang said.
“Now, some of this is happening naturally through education. I do think it’s difficult to regulate diets. So what you would want to do again is you’d want those cattle producers to have to internalize the cost of emissions. Because if your cattle ends up polluting a lot, which they do, just naturally – we don’t have them for it. I mean, they’re just big animals. Don’t hate the cattle, hate the – whatever.
“So then, what that would naturally do, and some people are going to hate this, but it would probably make those products more expensive. And that is appropriate because there’s a cost to producing food in that way. And so if you were to make it more expensive, [then] you would end up changing consumption patterns over time.”
Senator Cory Booker is also anti-meat, but at least he puts his money where his mouth is (on this issue): Booker has been a vegetarian for decades and a vegan for several years.
Their opinions that we should all eat less red meat didn’t stop 17 of the 19 presidential candidates from participating in Iowa’s Polk County Steak Fry on Saturday. There, organizers grilled a whopping 10,500 steaks, as well as 1,000 vegan burgers. Several of the candidates grabbed spatulas themselves – Amy Klobuchar, Tulsi Gabbard, Kamala Harris, and Andrew Yang were all pictured behind the grill.
The hypocrisy is strong here. If these candidates truly believed red meat is ruining the planet, wouldn’t they boycott the steak fry on principle?
Who am I kidding? “Democrat” and “principled” are basically antonyms at this point, especially when it comes to most of these presidential candidates.
Besides, they’ll all be able to afford the expensive burgers resulting from their policies, regardless of the effect on the average consumer.