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Sunday, September 6, 2009

...and Van Jones has Resigned


Green Jobs czar Van Jones has announced his resignation. Story from Will Lester of the AP here. During his resignation Jones declared "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."

Jones had the gall to claim that critics were "using lies and distortions to distract and divide"? This coming from a man who signed a 9/11 truther petition in 2004, now claims that he had no idea what he was signing and that "it certainly does not reflect my views, now or ever"-- despite the fact that he had helped organize a 9/11 truther march in January of 2002? "Lies and distortions to distract and divide," indeed. This leaves out his long career of race baiting and name calling (divisive anyone?). It's not that I'm surprised that Jones would say any of this, it's that I'm surprised that he thinks anyone would listen to him. Ah, well...

While Jones' resignation is not surprising, what is particularly interesting in that Jones' resignation comes despite the fact that the MSM (outside of Fox News and certain print papers) gave the story little play. Obama's duck and cover tactics while the MSM extols him, didn't work at all this time around. Maybe, hopefully, a sign of things to come...?

It should be remembered (a I argued in my last post) that Jones did not fly in under the Obama Administration's radar. They had full knowledge of his radical, Left-fringe beliefs. They had, according to Valerie Jarrett, been "watching him, uh, really, he’s not that old, for as long as he’s been active out in Oakland." Jones radicalism wasn't a fluke, and his resignation does not indicate a change in course of the Obama Administration's own hard-Left agendas.

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