President Obama’s ‘Green Jobs Czar’ Van Jones has resigned. This is a good thing. And hats off to Glenn Beck for exposing Jones, who is a racial, economic and environmental radical who even signed a 9/11 ‘truther’ petition in 2004 that suggested that Bush was behind it all.
This kind of extremism has no place in the White House even though Obama has practiced it every day. After all his former Chicago pastor Jeremiah Wright was a nutty ‘truther’ in every sense of the word, and Obama sat mute in Wright’s pews for 20 years.
Jones was seen as crucial in an administration that seems not even to know how to create real jobs but only subsidized jobs that the ‘green economy’ requires. Because ‘green jobs’ are socialist jobs. Because ‘green’ is the new ‘red’. In other words, operatives on the far left once gravitated to communist ideology, which was called ‘red’. But today, that is out of fashion.
Today radicals like Jones, once a self-avowed communist, use the cover of the ‘green’ movement to promote their far-left agenda under the guise of protecting the environment. A “watermelon” is a certain brand of extremist ecologist – ‘green’ on the outside and ‘red’ on the inside.
‘Green jobs’ represent the expansion of the government bureaucracy and the emerging face of environmentalism which started out cleaning up rivers and smokestacks, moved into blatant obstruction of economic growth and traditional energy sources, and now has segued into the energy-production business through government coercion and subsidy.
And thus a lawyer like Jones could have been seen eventually to have been a success simply because Obama laid out a few tens of billions of dollars for windmills and solar panels which are so massively inefficient that they cannot survive without government help and without the blessing of people like Jones.
Jones was fired for a variety of reasons, most recently for calling Republicans “assholes” in a February speech to college kids in California. Normally this is par for the course and almost excusable for a left-winger like Jones to stand in front of a group of like-minded college kids and try to be ‘cool’ like them by using an epithet against Republicans. Unfortunately he was caught on tape. And with sinking poll numbers, Obama cannot afford to have yet another figure in his White House showing such glaring contempt for the GOP which represents much more of the national electorate than the recent elections indicate.
What is interesting is that an unscientific Fox News web poll showed that 98% of respondents accepted Jones’ apology for his comment about Republicans.
What does this show?
It shows that Democrats and Republicans are like oil and water. Because most Fox viewers are not necessarily all conservative, but they are generally not liberal. Yet if a conservative had called Democrats “assholes” and then apologized, and the poll were taken on the far-left MSNBC website, there would be 25% acceptance of the apology. Because liberals are by nature unforgiving people while conservatives do forgive, sometimes seeming naïve and overly-generous in the process. Conservatives need to be more hard-nosed and aggressive in today’s highly-politicized climate. If their acceptance of his apology were the criterion, Jones still would be at the White House.
Jones, however, was typically unforgiving in his resignation letter. Look at the anger in his words: “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.”
Why can’t people like Jones just admit that he was wrong, that he got caught, that his ideas are way out of line with the rest of America?
Answer: Because Jones is a smart-mouth Yale-educated lawyer/leftist, that is why, and Yale and the enviro movement preach anger and vindictiveness.
It is just amazing to hear how Jones was recruited for the White House in the first place. Obama minion Valerie Jarrett remarked how fortunate the administration was to be able to use Jones’ talents.
Yet Jones, who is black, always has been an extremist. He is seen in a 1991 videotape describing how “white polluters” have dumped toxins in black communities. What the heck is this guy talking about? Where are all these toxins? Last time we looked, most toxic sites were in rural areas around military installations, mines and chemical plants, and in factory communities populated now or in the past largely by middle-class white people.
And meanwhile Jones makes no mention of the $10 trillion in cold cash that white America has pumped into the same black communities. Where has all that money gone? (Answer: Into the pockets of people like Van Jones.)
After the Rodney King acquittals in Los Angeles, Jones described his actions: “Yes, the Great Revolutionary Moment had at long last come. And the time, clearly, was ours! So we stole stuff. Y’know, stole stuff. Radios, tennis shoes. Well, not everybody, of course.”
This is not exactly Jeffersonian thinking. This nut even was arrested in the ultra-violent anarchist/communist-sponsored World Trade Organization riots in Seattle in 1999.
Van Jones and people like him are downright dangerous and it is good to see him gone. With Obama’s sinking poll numbers, conservatives must put more and more pressure on the White House to rid the administration of these kooks who are operating under the political radar until they are exposed by people like Glenn Beck. And that is why we need to protect our free-speech rights against Obama, Jones and others who wish to shut down conservative opinion in the media with the Fairness Doctrine and other extremist means.
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