Alec Jacobs, Staff Writer
Ideology: Conservative | Writing From: George Washington University
My fellow Politicizer writer Tyler Bilbo would have you believe that President Obama’s former “green jobs czar,” Van Jones, is just a poor, innocent victim of a vicious right wing smear campaign, and that his resignation was the result of harsh criticisms from one media personality. However, anyone who reads about Van Jones for more than five minutes can see that the man is about as innocent as Scott Peterson.
Let’s examine each of three controversies that spelt the end of Jones’ political career:
1) His involvement with STORM (Standing Together to Organize a Revolutionary Movement), an organization dedicated to advancing Marxist values. Communism in our government is never acceptable. It wasn’t when Alger Hiss was booted from the Truman administration (and he was proven to be a Communist by the Venona cables despite liberals defending his proclaimed innocence for 50 years) and it isn’t today.
2) His comments about Republicans, who he called “assholes” on camera. You would think politicians would learn to stop being idiots, especially when cameras could possibly be rolling, but you’d be wrong. They all have yet to learn this important lesson. Jones’ comment was inexcusable, and even he admitted as much in his first of two public apologies in one week. Jones rightly said that the comments were “clearly inappropriate,” but he also said that his words don’t reflect the views of the administration, “which has made every effort to work in a bipartisan fashion.” I must have missed when that happened. Was that bipartisanship when they passed the stimulus bill without a single Republican vote and with scores of Democrats voting no? Or will it be when they use reconciliation to ram healthcare through Congress? Or when Senator Max Baucus takes a vote on a bill in committee in two weeks with no Republican input? The administration clearly agrees with Jones’ assessment of Republicans. Luckily for Jones, he got to be Obama’s scapegoat – this time.
3) His signing of a petition demanding an investigation into possible government involvement in/prior knowledge of the September 11th terrorist attacks. Jeanine Garofalo also signed the petition, so I don’t think I really need to go into detail about how crazy these 9/11 “truthers” are, but I will say that it’s so hypocritical of liberals to denounce the “birthers” (also a crazy movement embraced by nutjobs) but turn the other way when “truthers” hand out literature on the anniversary of September 11th, 2001, claiming that the Bush administration had a hand in the terrorist attacks that shook our nation to the core. To quote Obama, “such a charge would be laughable if it weren’t so cynical and irresponsible.” News flash to the “truthers:” it was Saddam Hussein, not George W. Bush, who was interested in killing thousands of his own people. Get a clue.
Don’t let liberals mislead you and tell you that Jones resigned because of false conservative attacks. He was exposed for being a communist, a truther, and a grade-A “asshole,” and someone like him has no place in any presidential administration.