The leftist attempt to take over the economy lately called the "Green New Deal" didn't hold up to reality in the U.S. Senate. Even the supporters walked away.

The signature issue of the Democratic Party has been the "Green New Deal" since it was sponsored by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey earlier this year. It would abolish the use of fossil fuels in 10 years by the United States. No more gasoline engines in cars, no more airplanes, no more natural gas for heat or electricity, no more nuclear power plants, and no more home heating oil.

How the people of Massachusetts would heat their homes in the winter isn't explained or even contemplated by the "Green New Deal." According to the plan, the people of Massachusetts will have to replace their cars and the way they heat their homes and how they generate electricity. This is hundreds of millions of dollars in direct costs to the people of Massachusetts at the direction of Senator Edward Markey.

The "Green New Deal" is a religious idea similar to the weird cults that pop up from time to time. The authors believe the world will end in 12 years unless we turn the economy over to them.

However, when given the opportunity to vote for their "Green New Deal," the left wing of the U.S. Senate ran away. Not a single member of the Senate voted in favor of the proposal.

It was actually a rare bipartisan effort to defeat the measure in the Senate.

"Joining Republicans in voting 'no' were Democratic Sens. Doug Jones of Alabama, Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona, as well as Sen. Angus King of Maine, an independent who caucuses with Democrats," it was reported.

The world is a better place because of fossil fuels. Nobody wants to give up using fossil fuels because they understand they will literally freeze to death if they do.

Chris McCarthy is the host of The Chris McCarthy Show on 1420 WBSM New Bedford. He can be heard weekdays from 10 a.m. to noon. Contact him at and follow him on Twitter @Chris_topher_Mc. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author. 

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