Sunday, September 6, 2009

Van Jones: "Lies and Smears"

We knew that it was coming and here it is in part:

I am resigning my post at the Council on Environmental Quality, effective today.

On the eve of historic fights for health care and clean energy, opponents of reform have mounted a vicious smear campaign against me. They are using lies and distortions to distract and divide...

I didn't expect a sudden change of heart on Jone's part. I didn't think he would resign because he realized that his past statements and actions were hateful, racist and divisive. But, lies and distorations? Sounds like somebody has been commiserating with a crack pipe.

It goes without saying that Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit, has done a phenomenal job of shining a light on Jone's past (and present), but where are the lies and distortions?

By the time someone becomes an advisor to the President of the United States, it is safe to guess that they have a lot of public writing under their belt. Jones, like (Ezekeil) Emanuel, Holdren, Sunstein, etc., is no exception. Each of the aforementioned have written opinions that are repugnant and contrary to the values of our country. Yet repeatedly, we are told that (fill in the blank)'s words are being taken 'out of context.' The difference with Jones is that there are no shortage of videos showing his anti-American and racist rants.

I would congradulate Hoft on a job very well done. I would also caution that Jones will be replaced and that he will replaced by an administration who shares the values that Jones espouses.

Robert Gibbs response to the Jones resignation from Gateway Pundit:

Reaction can be found at:


The Other McCain:

Obama aide Van Jones resigns as environmental adviser amid controversy over
past statements.

Remember: 5 A's in "raaaaaacism."

Another Black Conservative:

The whole Van Jones saga could not come at a worst time for Obama. As Obama tries to find a way out of the box he is in on health care reform, this is a major distraction. It does not help in terms of credibility either, as parents across the nation are creeped out by his public school address, Van Jones' past feeds into the idea that Obama is a barking moonbat radical too. Look for comparisons between Obama, Reverend Wright and Van Jones to start surfacing again.

Legal Insurrection:

But I have a point to make here. The mainstream media finally is covering this story. Not as news, but as history. The unfortunate and misguided exposure of Van Jones' love affair with 9/11 Truthers and various and sundry pejoratives.

And So it Goes in Shreveport:

And we know how it will play out; he'll be martyred by the left and cries of it being a high tech lynching have already begun from the Daily Kos crowd. The writer who penned that phrase goes on to say:

"This is a high tech lynch mob. Aimed at a Black man. Who dared to get uppity.
But they’re not racists. Just ask them."

Sigh. I have no doubt that by the time the Left is finished spinning this, Jones will walk a way some kind of hero. Afterall, who are you gonna believe, your own lying eyes (and ears) or MSNBC?

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