Van Jones (who appears to be some kind of fringe lunatic), in charge of building green, still has a job?
Obama's silence on the whole thing makes me wonder whether we'll see him at a press conference announcing another happy hour on the White House Lawn with white people who stupidly drive planes into buildings, mow down children in school and fly planes overhead spraying people with toxins as they're picking vegetables in their garden.
As if Obama didn't have enough problems, the GOP has counted up the "czars" Obama keeps appointing outside of congressional approval and it seems Obama is building a parallel governmental structure?
But the latest controversy has also given Republicans more ammunition to attack the number of czars in the Obama administration. By some counts, Obama has more than 30 czars managing everything from the restructuring of the domestic auto industry to closing the Guantanamo Bay prison to ending the genocide in Darfur.
Pence called on Obama to suspend appointment of additional so-called "czars" until Congress has a chance to examine the background and responsibilities of such individuals, as well as to determine the constitutionality of such appointments.
Jones' full title is "special adviser for green jobs, enterprise and innovation" at the White House Council on Environmental Quality.
"Congress, Republicans and Democrats, have been asleep at the wheel on this," Peters said. "The appointment of 30-plus czars is an attempt to short circuit the Constitution to get around Congress.
"If Obama loves this country and respects the Constitution, he needs to knock it off with the czars and obey the Constitution," he added.
UPDATE: Jones finally quits under pressure.
Apparently fuel was added to the accumulating list of radical communist and racist credentials after finding out he hooked up with a Black Panther who killed a police officer for an "anti-war" project .
Call me naive, but I am astounded at the anti-police mentality of Obama's BFFs.
HERE, he refers to police as "blue polyester fools".
"See those men in ugly blue polyester over there? They all have one thought: 'Obey, obey, obey'."
The report's other quote from Jones is, " "We’re gonna fight together and love together and liberate these blue polyester fools too."
The rally itself was a typical leftist agit-prop action against America. It featured a large banner on stage that read, "No Taxes for Torture at Home and Abroad."
An artist named Asiatic whose work appeared on Van Jones' Freedom Fighter Music record label read a poem about "Uncle Sam the Real Terrorist."
The theme of the rally was stated by an organizer:
"We are here to recognize the intense parallel between global oppression and local oppression. Do not forget that the torturers in Iraq were trained in the prison system here,” said Mesha Irizarray of the Idriss Stelly Foundation, describing the day’s purpose.
Perhaps Officer Crowley was lucky to get out of the controversy alive?
Anyway, back to the cop killer Black Panther "anti-war" project, in it, Jones speaks about human rights and his position that the US should show support and solidarity for Palestine that are not particularly controversial but then goes on to say "We see violence against poor people, poor people of color within the US Border at the us border and beyond the us and you see US tax dollars funding all of it."
The United States is funding violence against poor and poor people of color?
Furthermore, isn't "poor people and poor people of color" redundant? Isn't white a color? Are poor white people somehow less entitled to assistance?
The stinking rot of hatred against the United States and white people is beginning to get under my nicely tanned skin.
The Boston Globe doesn't mention Jones's statements about being a Communist. .
Of course, he doesn't hold himself accountable for his checkered past and goes out as the martyr:
"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."
Somewhere this morning, George W. Bush, Sara Palin, Karl Rove are holding mimosa's up in the air with the toast "Cry me a river".