Obama Throws Van Under The Bus


President Obama’s green czar, Van Jones, has resigned. Even though Jones has been outed as a marxist, 9/11 truther, and a racist, the Obama administration announced his resignation in the middle of the night of a holiday weekend.

Kim adds: Even more ridiculous is Jones’ statement that his resignation happened because “opponents of reform have mounted a vicious smear campaign against” him. Only liberals (let me rephrase that) self-consumed radicals think holding them responsible for their own statements is a vicious smear campaign against them. Bloggers did what the mainstream media refused to do and pointed out that Jones was a truther (And don’t even try to say he didn’t know what he was signing in 2004. His trutherism goes back to 2002.), that he accused white polluters and environmentalists of poisoning the black community (he was captured on video!), that he called former President Bush a crackhead (again he was captured on video!) that he said only white kids shot up schools(again he was captured on video!), and that he called Republicans assholes (again he was caught on video!). Now that all his radicalism has been exposed, he’s crying “that’s not fair!” What a freaking baby. You said it all, buddy. Man up and own it.

Update: The obvious: Obama is creating all these czars because it is the only way he could get his radical friends in the White House to implement their dreams of radically transforming America. As Ed Morrissey reminds us, Obama would have never nominated Jones if he had to sit through a Senate confirmation hearing because Jones’ radical past would surely have come out and to much larger fanfair as the mainstream media would have been forced to report his radical history. With no hearings, the MSM can remain willfully ignorant, which forces bloggers and Glenn Beck to uncover everything and allows the MSM to continue their meme of “the right wing attack machine is trying to bring down our president!”

Update II: I received an email from a fellow conservative blogger who made this observation that I agree with fully:

[T]he only TV outlet that covered his crap was Fox. That’s it. Fox News is the mainstream media. All other outlets are on the fringe. I think we need to keep that in mind.

In addition to Fox News, there were many invaluable bloggers, especially Jim Hoft at Gateway Pundit.

Bill Kristol was right to acknowledge that, too:

I think it would have been better if he were fired by the president once he found out more about Mr. Jones’s background than waiting for him to resign because we all agreed that he had to go.

But, I was amused by this fact. If you just read the New York Times you would know nothing about this. The mainstream media did not cover this story. You wouldn’t learn about it on network news. The New York Times readers tomorrow morning are going to pick up the print New York Times and for the first time discover that there was a huge controversy about this radical who was quite at a high level at the White House. So its a an interesting case study I think where some of the blogs, a guy named Jim Hoft in St. Louis, Missouri who runs a blog called Gateway Pundit did much more reporting on this than the entire mainstream media.

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