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Radical Green Jobs Czar, Van Jones, finally resigns amid controversy.

(AP Photo/Carlos Osorio) Van Jones resigns.

From HuffPo, courtesy of Philip Elliott (AP):  President Barack Obama's adviser Van Jones has resigned amid controversy over past inflammatory statements, the White House said early Sunday.

As I reported previously, Van Jones has been linked to extremely radical views in recent days.  His long past of using race in the environmental arena has stirred up controversy.  An organization that he previously founded, Color of Change, has organized a boycott of conservative host Glenn Beck, after Beck began reporting on Jones' sordid past affiliations and statements.  Jones has continued to make racially charged statements and was caught on video calling republicans "a- holes."  This earned him the nickname, "the a- hole czar" according to Ann Coulter in an interview on a conservative talk radio show Friday.

Jones previously issued apologies for any past statements and claimed that the radical past views did not reflect his current ideologies.  He also insisted that he did not agree witht the claims of the 9/11 Truthers, even though he was an organizer of events which pushed that agenda prior to his signature on the petition.  Outspoken critics and outraged conservatives have called for his resignation in the past few days.

Originally, it appeared that the White House would ignore the radical appearance of the Green Jobs Czar.  Robert Gibbs, in answering questions regarding to Jones' past behavior, said that Jones continued to work at the White House.  Apparently more discussions were going on behind the scenes than Gibbs was letting on.  Early Sunday morning, Jones resigned from his post.

Huffington Post reports Jones' statement:

"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 his resignation statement. "They are using lies and distortions to distract and divide."

Jones said he has been "inundated with calls from across the political spectrum urging me to stay and fight."

But he said he cannot in good conscience ask his colleagues to spend time and energy defending or explaining his past.

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  • Captain Steve 5 years ago

    Good points! Finally is right!

    I say, good riddance! And thanks to Glenn Beck too!

    Van Jones is an America-hating, cop-hating white-hating racist eco-terrorist. It's no wonder Obama appointed him. They are peas in a pod!

    Glad he’s out! Problem is, Obama’s administration is full of them!

    It's 1776 all over again!


  • Capt Kidd sez: 5 years ago

    I AGREE!!!!!!!!!!....

  • jl 5 years ago

    I guess "they" are the real racist. Racist are now projecting their feelings on these powerful minorities. Its safe to do it this way. There is of course a complete rebuttal to each and every claim made in this article but when people are closed minded they refuse to see it. Fox News was the main media outlet for this slander. They of course have a conflict in their "reporting". The recent Supreme Court appointments had much of this phony racist outrage about the "Wise Latina" statements.

  • Jones 5 years ago

    Let's see there are about a dozen videos of Van Jones attacking white people and Fox is using "slander"?

    Those words came straight out of Van Jones OWN MOUTH. Now how is that "slander"? Some of you Obama supporters are the most stupidest animals on this earth.

    Van Jones SAID IT...and it is on Are you people on the far left that stupid...oh, wait...yes you are to believe that Van Jones is the victim. Van Jones is a racist cop hater, plus he hates America...he even says so in many audio and videos on youtube.

    That is NOT SLANDER...that is TRUTH...something you no little about.

  • Natalie 5 years ago

    jl, as I'm sure you are aware, there is nothing slanderous or libelous regarding these reports on what Van Jones has said.

    1. He has made these statements, repeatedly, on both audio and video tape, in front of audiences. This amounts to the allegations being "truths." The absolute defense against any defamation claim is whether or not the statements were actually made (i.e. it is the truth.)

    2. Thanks to the internet, we have a record that Van Jones actually did provide his signature for the 9/11 petition--another truth. In addition, there are press releases prior to that date which show him as an organizer for the same type of events--again, proving those claims are the truth.

    3. He is a public figure, and one would have to assume actual malice. One would have to prove that publishers and writers set out to distribute information that we knew to be false, or without caring whether the information was false or not. Again, with video, audio, and written proof--not happe

  • cn 5 years ago

    Hey jl, why don't you show "proof" of this slander that you speak of. Oh, wait, you can't! Why? Because how can it be slander if the things discussed where actually done (proved by youtube}. You liberal rely on the the defense of "mispoke" or "miunderstood".

    Got anything better than that?