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Getting in Obama’s Way: Might That Not Be A Good Thing?

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Further proof, if any were honestly required, that we cannot trust Green people to not have Red agendas — and that Mr. Obama does indeed associate with human weasels.

Having previously endorsed a 9/11 conspiracy theory accusing the Bush administration of playing a role in the terrorist attack, and making disparaging comments about Republicans in general, environmental adviser Van Jones "understood he was going to get in the way" of Obama's agenda and resigned via e-mail. Not before decrying the "vicious smear campaign" against him, of course.

He issued a weak mea culpa to Republicans: "if I have offended anyone with statements I made in the past, I apologize," but those nasty sons of bitches still demanded he resign. Oh, the injustice.

Jones worked in the White House Council on Environmental Quality and was one of Obama's officials in charge of his made-up jobs for tree-huggers project. He is your typical acerbic, angry and downright mean-spirited lefty, desiring a better world for all while poking anyone who dares to disagree with him in the eyes.

It's a shame that the president opposes gay marriage because the good reverend Jeremiah Wright and Jones are a match made in … well, certainly and most determinedly not heaven. A match made with Gaia's blessing, shall we say?

I tend to side with liberals on environmental issues myself, insofar as I don't agree with the clear-cutting, development-crazy mindset of some avidly pro-business conservatives.

But I honestly have to wonder what these enviro-types are up to when they oppose the construction of incinerators. Technological advances have made them cleaner and more efficient, we can get clean energy from them, and we cannot recycle everything, nor can we force people to recycle if they won't. It is a real solution to a solid-waste problem. And yet most of these Earth-worshippers oppose them. I can't figure that one out.

And then their eagerness to "dance on capitalism's grave" during G20 protests and embrace Sept. 11 conspiracy theories: More not so lovely examples of polluted minds. Clean up your own heads first, folks, before you try to clean up the planet.

Meanwhile, Obama will whitewash the whole Jones incident in his usual "I see no need to discuss this" style, just as he did with Wright and just as he did with the Islamic terror threat during his love-in tour of the Muslim world.

Yep, it's a crazy world out there. The Jones controversy proves that our president does his damndest to make it just that bit more surreal.

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  • Jordan Richardson

    Clean up your own heads first, folks, before you try to clean up the planet.

    Why? I honestly don’t care about the “polluted minds” of the people doing their part for the environment. In my view, environmental issues take precedent over political sides, conspiracy theories and all else. I don’t ask the guy picking up litter what he thinks about 9/11; I’m just fucking glad he’s cleaning up.

  • http://takeitorleaveit.typepad.com/ roger nowosielski

    That’s a funny one, Jordan. “Polluted minds and clean hands.”

    Quite a combo!

  • http://nitpickingnightdragon.blogspot.com Mark Edward Manning

    Jordan, the problem is, they’re influential. Environmentalists are part of the Left-wing cabal that sets the trend for so many easily-influenced minds as well as government agendas. For instance, if you’re so grateful to someone for their environmental activism, then might you not start listening to their warped views on 9/11 or how all Republicans want to sacrifice children or any other nonsense they may spew and taking it seriously?

    I’m grateful to environmentalists too, as long as they stick to serious environmental issues as opposed to simply saying, “The world’s getting hotter! Carbon’s building up out of control. And it’s all the GOP’s fault!” I’m not looking for political rants from these people; I want them to do what they’ve pledged to do, not to engage in proselytizing for the lunatic brigade. And if they’re a couple of sandwiches short of a picnic, I don’t think they’re to be trusted to play the organ at a ballgame, never mind help set national policy.

  • Jordan Richardson

    might you not start listening to their warped views on 9/11 or how all Republicans want to sacrifice children or any other nonsense they may spew and taking it seriously?

    No?

    See, what you’re doing is what all politicians do an infusing environmental issues with partisanship. This is a political issue, by and large, and if you believe that the guy in charge has too much “influence” than that has nothing to do with environmental causes just like it would have nothing to do with energy were he in charge of energy and so forth.

    I’m grateful to environmentalists too, as long as they stick to serious environmental issues as opposed to simply saying, “The world’s getting hotter! Carbon’s building up out of control. And it’s all the GOP’s fault!”

    That, to me, is not environmentalism. It’s politics and needs to be assessed as such. To tag “environmentalists” with such an accusation is a strange label, which is why the sentence I was responding to in your article struck me.

    You state that environmentalists are part of “the left-wing cabal,” which is a lie. They are not part of any “cabal.” I am an environmentalist and have no part in your politics nor am I involved in any “left-wing cabal.” I care about the planet and act accordingly. That’s all an environmentalist is.

    So if you want to address specific left-leaning environmental groups and hurl your partisan accusations, have at it. That, again, is playing politics and you know it. And when you head to that level, as you are with this article, you’re no different than those you chastise.

  • Jordan Richardson

    I don’t think they’re to be trusted to play the organ at a ballgame, never mind help set national policy.

    Strange example, as a lot of the world’s greatest artists were and are more than few crayons short of a whole box. Nevertheless, I agree with you on setting national policy. But instead of judging said policy on the amount of skeletons in one’s closet, I’d much rather judge policy on, oh I dunno, the policy itself.

  • http://www.maskedmoviesnobs.com El Bicho

    “making disparaging comments about Republicans in general”

    I get that some people get a bug up their ass if someone doesn’t tow the proper line with things like 9/11 or the Holocaust, but how many people do you really think are going to be left to serve if they can’t disparage the other side while trying to get their guys elected?

  • http://joannehuspek.wordpress.com Joanne Huspek

    The lingo has to change to reflect the times. I no longer consider such people as Al Gore or Nancy Pelosi environmentalists, since they expend enough pollution to kill several living things. And as the author says, just because you’re not a flaming liberal doesn’t mean you don’t care about the environment.

    Things are not always black or white.

    And yes, these are strange times indeed.

  • http://delibernation.com/blog/3 Silas Kain

    Can somebody explain to me how the Democrats managed to take up the real conservative causes as their own? Take the green movement. That’s a Teddy Roosevelt thing. It’s a classic conservative cause. Gay marriage is another. True conservatives don’t believe that the state can define marriage. It’s not in their purview. And then, my personal favorite, war. When I was growing up Democrats started wars and Republicans finished them.

  • http://thingsalongtheway.blogspot.com/ Cindy

    Republicans are heartless, grinches, who breed evil. I hope you’re not one Silas, but if you are, then I’ll reconsider my conclusion. :-)

  • Mark

    ooommmm…they are all one…ooommm

  • http://delibernation.com/blog/3 Silas Kain

    Republicans are heartless, grinches, who breed evil. I hope you’re not one Silas, but if you are, then I’ll reconsider my conclusion. :-)

    Cindy, I was once a state GOP official and a local chairperson. I left the Republican Party when Dubya got nominated. I was a staunch John McCain man. When the Dubya machine destroyed McCain in South Carolina I left and refused to even consider return until after Dubya was out. In my heart I remain a member of a dead party that once thrived and was destroyed by an amalgam of antiChrists including Falwell, Pat Robertson, Dick Cheney, etc. There was a time, Cindy, when the Democrats were the Roman Catholic Party and the GOP was non-denominational. Now? Who the hell knows what the GOP is!