September 6, 2009
They ranted on and on about the “birthers” and compared them to the “truthers” and lo and behold one of barry’s special advisors is a truther…to begin with.
Van Jones, barry’s special advisor for green jobs at the White House Council for Environmental Quality, resigned today.
When it was brought to light last week, this is what JONES has to say (not that you would have found it anywhere in the press):
JONES: 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.
Perhaps you like to learn a little background on Van Jones. He’s a self-proclaimed Commie. No kidding. Once again the US Intelligence community knows what’s going on and has done nothing.
And listen to Van Jones’ words and determine for yourself where the “smear campaign” started as in right from his own lips: “Republicans are assholes” and in reference to George Bush the “President of the United States sounded like a crackhead” both documented on video. I didn’t bother to look at all the videos on him but the evidence seems to go on and on.
And when the smear campaign included his own signature?
JONES: I cannot in good conscience ask my colleagues to expend precious time and energy defending or explaining my past. We need all hands on deck, fighting for the future.
Listen to this lameness from CNN: (I’ll have to find Gibbs’ statement.)
Asked last week whether Obama still had confidence in Jones, White House spokesman Robert Gibbs would only say that Jones continued to work for the administration. That response was considered a signal that Jones might have to step down.
He is not going to go gentle into the good night. barry better keep an eye on him.