Score 1 for American Values!
We have seen the White House retreating and trying to find a hold point since all the information that has been surfacing about one of Obama’s Czar Special Advisors, Van Jones, has been damaging the “credibility” of the Executive Branch and raising more questions than it answers. We have also NOT seen the pResident out in front of the cameras; his advisors keeping him tucked away from the media while the firestorm of the “radical communist” in the WH was blasting full force. Rather, we get to see Joe Biden say “I” quite a few times while speaking about the failed stimulus on the day that unemployment went up to 9.7%.
Keep the pressure on folks; find all the information and videos you can about the rest of the czars. These czars’ belief systems open a window into the mind of the resident since they appear to be hand picked by him, (nothing happens in this administration that is not planned out ahead of time).
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A White House environmental policy adviser who specialized in “green jobs” resigned on Sunday after an uproar over his previous affiliation with a September 11 conspiracy group.
Van Jones, special adviser on green jobs at the White House Council on Environmental Quality, apologized on Thursday after videotape surfaced of him using a crude epithet to describe Republicans and amid revelations he had signed a petition suggesting U.S. government involvement in the 2001 attacks in New York and Washington.
The apology did little to quell Republican criticism, however, and President Barack Obama‘s chief spokesman gave only tepid support to the adviser on Friday.
Jones said he was resigning to avoid being a distraction in the administration’s effort to pass healthcare reform and climate change legislation.
“On the eve of historic fights for health care and clean energy, opponents of reform have mounted a vicious smear campaign against me,” Jones said in a resignation letter that was released to the media.
“I cannot in good conscience ask my colleagues to expend precious time and energy defending or explaining my past. We need all hands on deck, fighting for the future,” he wrote.
Here is the text of his resignation:
“I am resigning my post at the Council on Environmental Quality, effective today.
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.
I have been inundated with calls – from across the political spectrum – urging me to “stay and fight.”
But I came here to fight for others, not for myself. I cannot in good conscience ask my colleagues to expend precious time and energy defending or explaining my past. We need all hands on deck, fighting for the future.
It has been a great honor to serve my country and my President in this capacity. I thank everyone who has offered support and encouragement. I am proud to have been able to make a contribution to the clean energy future. I will continue to do so, in the months and years ahead.”
Lies and distortions? Smear campaign? Van? What part of “always get tape” don’t you understand? You said those statements on tape, and did those actions; it’s on you. The White House residents have to stop living in “my little pony” world!
All researchers need to take a good look at San Francisco: