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Republicans Are Assholes and the Politics of Corruption

Posted by libhom Sunday, September 06, 2009

By the time you have read this, you probably know that Van Jones, one of the few members of the Obama administration worth a damn, has resigned. Let's look at what was used to bring him down.

First, he said once that Republicans are assholes. Let's think about this for a minute. It is a fact that the GOP is just as much of a racist, sexist, heterosexist, AIDSphobic, and Christian supremacist hate group as the Ku Klux Klan. The GOP also is an organized crime syndicate. The GOP has stolen presidential elections, started illegal wars, and looted the Treasury on behalf of wealthy donors, and that's just in the past ten years. Is it really that unreasonable to refer to people who belong to the Republican Party as assholes? It seems pretty generous to me.

As for the 911 criticisms, Jones didn't embrace the theories of people who question the official narrative. He called for an independent investigation, which every reasonable and patriotic person supports.

Is this grounds for a rightist jihad against him?

The reality is that the pundits and politicians behind this career lynching were financially dependent on Big Oil, Big Coal, and other corporations responsible for high CO2 emissions. The people behind the anti Jones crusade are completely corrupt and couldn't care less about the future of this country. All they care about is that their palms keep getting greased.

In the meantime, politicians in both major parties are doing way too little to fight global warming. People whose property will be flooded by rising oceans should have the legal right to sue the people who went after Van Jones and all the others who have blocked stronger action on global warming.



  1. Mauigirl Says:
  2. This resignation is very discouraging. I don't see how we can ever have any change if people resign because of rightwing pressures.

  3. Jimmy Says:
  4. Where was the White House in all of this? It seemed Jones got no support from his boss.

  5. Christopher Says:
  6. I blogged this yesterday on my Wordpress, Salon and Facebook blogs and the replies were almost 100% critical of Obama for buckling to the extremists on FIXED Noise -- primarily Glenn Beck, who lost advertising revenue as a result of the ColorsofChange boycott of Beck for calling Obama a racist.

    ColorofChange was co-founded by Van Jones.

    This administration is weak-as-water and has no concept of loyalty. Can you even imagine George W. Bush cowering to critics on MSNBC? Of course not.

    But you can be certain of one thing. Beck/FIXED Noise has an enemies list (I've seen it) and their next target will be Cass Sunstein, followed by Valerie Jarrett. If Obama fires them too, then I'm going to bump this up a notch and go on the record to say we shouldn't wait for 2012 to replace the president. Obama should be impeached.

    The voters didn't elect Glenn Beck president but apparently, Glenn Beck is who's running the country.



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