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Van Jones Cops a Plea
| Steven Hayward
Posted on 05/16/2012 5:15:49 AM PDT by TurboZamboni
A sharp-eyed Power Line reader directed us to this C-SPAN video featuring Van Jones, President Obamas short-lived green jobs czar, admitting around the 19:14 mark what is plain to anyone who pays attention, namely, that the environmental movement is basically an adjunct of the Democratic Party:
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TOPICS: Politics; Science
KEYWORDS: environmentalists; green; jones
Im critical of myself, first, and the environmentalists. When the oil spill had happened in the spring of 2010, there was another moment to say, Hold on a second, lets relook at energy policy in America. Should we be subsidizing companies who are risking our health immediately and in the long-term? We didnt do it. Youve never seen the environmental movement more quiet during an oil spill. I guarantee you, if John McCain had been President, with that oil spill, or George Bush had been President with that oil spill, Id have been out there with a sign protesting. I didnt, because of who the President was. Well, thats a bad, uh, uh
thats not good for the earth, its not good for the cause, its probably not good for the President. Its certainly not the way we should conduct ourselves. And so, Im very tough on progressive movements and leaders, including myself, who did not stand on principle, based upon who we looked across and saw as President.
posted on 05/16/2012 5:30:23 AM PDT
What is the point of that pic?
posted on 05/16/2012 5:51:32 AM PDT
posted on 05/16/2012 5:54:05 AM PDT
by A. Morgan
(Ayn Rand: "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.")
Environmentalists are like watermelons; green on the outside, red on the inside. Just another approach to socialism
posted on 05/16/2012 5:56:03 AM PDT
(I like Obamacare because Granny signed the will and I need the cash)
Van Jones likes to eat watermelon?
posted on 05/16/2012 5:57:24 AM PDT
one of my favorite moments in The Amazing Race. How this woman wasn’t seriously injured by the watermelon is beyond me. I cringe every time I see it.
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