Not that we're inclined to do so, but it would be a mistake to write off Van Jones as a one-off nutjob in the Obama administration. He signifies. The Obama team sought him out and signed him up for his job as green jobs commissar precisely because he is who he is.
Listen, for example, to Obama alter ego Valerie Jarrett pay tribute to Jones before a friendly audience earlier this year: "Oooh. Van Jones, alright! So, Van Jones. We were so delighted to be able to recruit him into the White House. We were watching him, uh, really, he's not that old, for as long as he's been active out in Oakland. And all the creative ideas he has. And so now, we have captured that. And we have all that energy in the White House."
Who do they have in the White House? A self-proclaimed Communist. A vulgar Marxist twice over. A supporter of cold-blooded cop killer Mumia Abu Jamal. A 9/11 Truther . A racist hater, whose hatred extends to the United States. And insofar as his current job is concerned, we have a man who sees the "green jobs" con as a tool for overthrowing capitalism. We have, in short, the complete left-wing nightmare package.
So much good, as in "necessary to know", information in the links from the Power Line post, especially regarding Obama's "alter ego" Valerie Jarrett. Jarrett is one of Obama's Chicago pals whose company managed Grove Parc Plaza, the Chicago slum home to so many of Chicago's poor. She did such a good job Obama decided to bring her to Washington so she could do for to the rest of the country what she did to Chicago:
Fun fact: Jarrett oversees the White House Office of Urban Affairs, home of pay-for-play corruptocrat urban czar Adolfo Carrion.
Jarrett is obviously a big fan of Van Jones. Wonder if she can save him?
Now, obviously, he has to go and will. For instance: How, exactly, will Jones do his job when cap-and-trade comes up again? Does the White House really want a 9-11 Truther/Marxist whackadoodle being its "green jobs" mouthpiece on the Hill? How will that go over with the Blue Dogs?
"Whackadoodle" Jones could be thrown under the bus but Obama's czar obsession, his deliberate end-run around transparency, will still be with us. It's all part of the plan.
The White House says President Barack Obama's adviser Van Jones is resigning amid controversy over past inflammatory statements.