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Disgraced ‘green jobs czar,’ ‘truther’ and admitted communist to lead extremist ‘American Autumn’
Just like the Arab spring
Van Jones resigned as President Obama’s so-called “green jobs czar” in 2009. Or as we put it then, “Truth ousts Obama’s ‘Truther’ czar.”
The Jones resignation was an attempt to stop the damage to Obama from the revelations that Jones signed the “9/11 truther” statement — which alleges government complicity in the 9/11 terror attacks, the fact that Jones was an admitted communist and video of Jones calling Republicans a**holes. You can watch a CNN video report concerning those issues at Right Side Politics.
In spite of, or perhaps because of, his extremist left-wing views America’s far left just cannot get enough of Van Jones.
In an appearance on MCNBC’s “The Last Word,” Jones told Lawrence O’Donnell that he is going to
build astrotruf a Progressive Liberal “counterbalance to the TEA Party.” He calls this so-called anti-TEA Party movement an “American Autumn” and intends for it to be “just like the Arab Spring.” Jones warns us there is going to be an Autumn offensive to “take back the American dream” starting with a conference and rally in Washington, D.C. next week.
If you have the stomach for it, you can watch the video of Jones warning us about his anti-TEA Party movement here.
“We are going to build a progressive counterbalance to the tea party.
And you’re going to see an American fall, an American autumn, just like we saw the Arab spring. You can see it right now with these young people on Wall Street. Hold onto your hats. We’re going to have an October offensive to take back the American dream and to rescue America’s middle class.”
I am not surprised that a radical such as Jones would appear on MSNBC. I simply do not understand why such an extremist was given a position as a distinguished visiting fellow in both the Center for African American Studies and in the Program in Science, Technology and Environmental Policy at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. I really do not get it.
UPDATE: Discussing the Left’s American Autumn, one of my RedState colleagues pointed out that “American Autumn” is remarkably poor messaging on the part of Jones and his fellow extremists. Autumn does not conjure up images of renewal. To the contrary, Autumn has long been thought of as a time of decline or death. Days get shorter and colder, gardens wither, leaves fall off trees. Movie makers have often used an Autumn setting to show a declining civilization, much like Peter Jackson did with Rivendell in Lord of the Rings.
“American Autumn” is therefore a fitting image for the Obamaism we continue to suffer. Nearly three years into the Obama Regime the nation is in an Autumnal mood, some would say a Carter-like malaise. Even with the Obamacrats’ relentless deficit spending there is no hope of economic improvement. No, the only hope is for regime change.