"On the eve of historic fights for health care and clean energy, opponents of reform have mounted a vicious smear campaign against me,"..."They are using lies and distortions to distract and divide."
Van Jones "Green Jobs Czar" on his resignation.
I'm not going to spend a lot of time on why he resigned, I think anyone reading this knows what has transpired.
The reason I posted it is because of his sheer gall to downplay his far-left, American-hating, racist comments in the past and try to make them a right-wing conspiracy.
If anyone is confused as to why he is saying this, go read the way the story is being reported on CBS, ABC, MSNBC, and even in the AP article on Fox. All of these sites are playing directly into his storyline that it is a conspiracy to derail Obama. The best one being this opening line from CBS' story:
Van Jones took a bullet for his boss.
This would be stunning if not for one thing. Reread the paragraph above and see what is missing. As of this writing, to my knowledge, CNN has not reported on this story at all. I have been visiting their site off and on since Friday and have not seen anything about it. They are not even reporting on the resignation of a White House advisor. Completely ignoring it.
Bottom line, we won on this one but it was a hollow victory. Because of the reporting on this there is a sizable portion of the country that believes this man was trying to do good work for Obama on the environment and the damned Republicans are up to their usual tricks and making him a scapegoat to get Obama.
On a lighter note, I included this final quote by him.
(I have been) "inundated with calls from across the political spectrum urging me to stay and fight."
I have yet to hear who on the right is calling for him to stay, my suspicion is that CNN will post an article on the 3 Republicans in the country who asked Jones to stay and were drowned out by the far right terrorists.