From The Washington Post:
White House environmental adviser Van Jones resigned Saturday after weeks of controversy stemming from his past activism.
"On the eve of historic fights for health care and clean energy, opponents of reform have mounted a vicious smear campaign against me," Jones, special adviser for green jobs at the White House Council on Environmental Quality, said in a statement announcing his resignation just after midnight Saturday. "They are using lies and distortions to distract and divide."
He continued: "I have been inundated with calls -- from across the political spectrum -- urging me to 'stay and fight.' But I came here to fight for others, not for myself. 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."
Wow, I he would have lasted until Monday. I guess that second 9/11 Truther statement and his racist music album was way too much proof that he was a crackpot. Just reading his latest statement, one has to wonder if Van Jones really does have a connection to reality.
"They are using lies and distortions to distract and divide." Ugly lies? These are 9/11 conspiracy organizations that Van Jones himself signed on to. There are videos all over YouTube showing Van Jones in his own words, calling Republicans a**holes, talking smack about white people and on and on.
"I have been inundated with calls -- from across the political spectrum -- urging me to 'stay and fight.” This is pure fantasy. I am sure that on the far left, he got much encouragement, but everybody else was like WTF?
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.
Glenn Beck comes out a both a big winner and somewhat of a loser. His ratings have gone through the roof and will now head for the stratosphere, as he is proven right about Van Jones. Beck’s victory comes with a price. The Raaaaacism Industrial Complex will firmly attach a bull’s-eye to Beck and that won’t go away anytime soon.
Valerie Jarrett and the Czars are now under the microscope. Valerie Jarrett’s ringing endorsement of Van Jones will lead to questions about what she knew and when she knew. People are going to want to know who the hell these Czars are and what are they doing. If I had to guess, I would say Science Czar John Holdren is going to be the next notch on Glenn Beck’s belt. Holdren's ideas of forced abortions and sterilizing the population is just the type of stuff that focuses people’s attention.
Color of Change is probably the biggest loser in all of this. In their boycott of Glenn Beck failed to get him kicked off the air, instead it turbo charged him and got their founder Van Jones fired. Something tells me that instead of dropping their failed efforts, they are going to try to double down.
Finally count Fox News and rightwing bloggers as winners for doing the MSM’s job. Fox News gains tons of new viewers thanks to the Beck boycott and still retained much of their advertisers.
Via: Gateway Pundit
Via: The Washington Post