Sally Kohn is at it again.
We first reported on Sally in August of last year when she sent out a head-turning tweet defending Sharia Law as “progressive.”
Hey @realDonaldTrump, many *progressive Muslims* — the ones we should support in ideological fight against extremism — believe in Sharia!!
— Sally Kohn (@sallykohn) August 16, 2016
It was particularly confusing given that Kohn is a lesbian, and would be put to death under Sharia Law. She’s had plenty of “head-turning” (translation: stupid) tweets since then, but she topped herself the other day with her logic of how Republicans are actually anti-work because they understand what efficiency is.
The American Enterprise Institute pointed out that despite the environmental advantage, it still takes 79 workers in the solar industry to produce the same amount of electric power that one coal worker can.
And what did Kohn glean from this? That this actually proves solar energy to be superior on the basis that we’ll create 79 times as many jobs by using it!
In case you mistakenly thought conservatives mean it when they say they believe in creating good jobs… https://t.co/uUyUPzBovs
— Sally Kohn (@sallykohn) May 5, 2017
One can only imagine how the government would be run with Kohn in charge.
A story about the late economics Nobel laureate Milton Friedman comes to mind. As the Wall Street Journal’s Stephen Moore tells the story, “at one of our dinners, Milton recalled traveling to an Asian country in the 1960s and visiting a worksite where a new canal was being built. He was shocked to see that, instead of modern tractors and earth movers, the workers had shovels. He asked why there were so few machines. The government bureaucrat explained: “You don’t understand. This is a jobs program.” To which Milton replied: “Oh, I thought you were trying to build a canal. If it’s jobs you want, then you should give these workers spoons, not shovels.”
Most people reacting to Kohn understood as much:
@chrislhayes Let's go back to manually tilling soil and spinning yarn and churning butter. Jobs for everyone!
— neontaster (@neontaster) May 6, 2017
That's not how this works. That's not how any of this or ANYTHING works. https://t.co/AuNs2esP1c
— Drew McCoy (@_Drew_McCoy_) May 6, 2017
— Kimberly Morin (@Conservativeind) May 5, 2017
@sallykohn Are you high?
— Kareem Mathias (@KareemMathias1) May 5, 2017
@sallykohn Why settle for 79x jobs with solar power when you could have 39,000x jobs with bicycle power?
— Ryan McCabe (@tri_ag10) May 5, 2017
Stay tuned for what she tweets today.
[Note: This post was authored by Matt Palumbo. Follow him on Twitter @MattPalumbo12]