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Sunday, September 6, 2009

New York Times Calls Van Jones Resignation a "Victory for Republicans" and "Conservative Critics" of Obama

The New York Times has posted an article on the Van Jones resignation, calling it a "victory for Republicans and the Obama Administration's conservative critics." Actually it is a victory for America. The article appears on page A17 of the New York edition this morning. Here is part of what the Times said:

In a victory for Republicans and the Obama administration’s conservative critics, Van Jones resigned as the White House’s environmental jobs “czar” on Saturday.

Controversy over Mr. Jones’s past comments and affiliations has slowly escalated over several weeks, erupting on Friday with calls for his resignation.

Appointed as a special adviser for “green jobs” by President Obama, Mr. Jones did not go through the traditional vetting process for administration officials who must be confirmed by the Senate. So it was not until recently that some of Mr. Jones’s past actions received broad airing, including his derogatory statements about Republicans in February and his signature on a 2004 letter suggesting that former President George W. Bush might have knowingly allowed the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks to occur in order to use them as a “pre-text to war.”

Mr. Jones’s involvement in the 1990s with a group called Standing Together to Organize a Revolutionary Movement prompted recent accusations by conservative critics that he associated with Communists. The group, according to a post-mortem written by some of its founders, was an anti-capitalist, antiwar organization committed to achieving “solidarity among all oppressed peoples” with “direct militant action.”

Republican blogs and conservative talk show hosts, notably Glenn Beck of Fox News Channel, seized upon Mr. Jones’s statements and associations. Mr. Jones apologized on Wednesday for derogatory words he directed at Republican opponents of Mr. Obama’s Congressional agenda during a lecture in February, calling his remarks “inappropriate” and noting that they were made before he joined the administration. Mr. Jones has also said in the past that the Sept. 11 petition did not reflect his views.. . . . . MORE

5 comments:

Anonymous,  September 6, 2009 at 7:54 AM  

"..accusations by conservative critics that he associated with Communists."

Accusations? Associated with? Heck, he CLAIMED to BE a communist!!! Glad he's gone. Let's get rid of some more czars.

David

Anonymous,  September 6, 2009 at 10:19 AM  

It's not a victory for America, it's a victory for the radical right wing loonies, who are a small minority, except in decibels. I mean really - Communists? Wait, I heard he was also a witch! Let's see if he floats!

What a bunch of ignorant crackpots.

Carl,  September 6, 2009 at 11:22 AM  

"It's not a victory for America, it's a victory for the radical right wing loonies, who are a small minority, except in decibels. I mean really - Communists? Wait, I heard he was also a witch! Let's see if he floats!

What a bunch of ignorant crackpots."

Lalalala...I'm not listening. If I can't hear it, it isn't happening. Do you have your eyes shut tight too?

Idiot.

Anonymous,  September 6, 2009 at 6:15 PM  

i use to watch Cnn.. i wish they would just be on the side of the ppl..no party bias...where are the media that defends the constitution? we the people?...

Anonymous,  September 7, 2009 at 7:15 AM  

"Lalalala...I'm not listening. If I can't hear it, it isn't happening. Do you have your eyes shut tight too?

Idiot."

Ironic response since this seems to be exactly what the Radical Right is doing. Wake up. This isn't the 1950's, and calling someone a Communist as if that is the least bit relevant is truly idiotic. Do you still think that pure, 'free market' capitalism can cure everything? What do you think caused the economic mess we're in right now?

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