Someone must immediately contact the FBI or the local police. Van Jones must have been kidnapped and replaced with a body double because a man identified Jones stated (video of this portion not available; instead, two featuring Joy Behar) Friday on Real Time with Bill Maher
I am a little concerned that people are so happy that Flake is making this great speech, he's so courageous. When you're courageous, you say you are going to fight. He said I am going to get the heck out of here. The reason he ran scampering out is because of Bannon and he has a billion dollar cannon pointing at the head of every Republican who opposes Donald Trump and these guys are giving great speeches and turning the Party over to Bannon without a shot and that's not courage.
Donald Trump is the logical outcome of a Republican Party which has been trading for a long time in such things as denial of science, anti-minority animus, and accumulation of personal wealth as the highest ideal and prerequisite for making public policy. But Steve Bannon, with the power and money of the Mercers behind him and the luxury and flexibility of a private citizen, represents something new and different even in GOP politics. "Right now, it's a season of war against a GOP establishment," most recently asserted the guy who has vowed to take out the Senate Majority Leader and any Republican who does not pled allegiance to Trump, the Father.
So Jeff Flake, whose Senate career was dead in the water (or would have been, if Arizona had any water) before Bannon's latest foray, does not impress Van Jones, or at least the individual claiming Friday night to be hi,. It could not have been the real deal because eight years ago
The White House, in an unusual pre-dawn announcement Sunday, said its “green jobs czar” Van Jones would resign after fierce criticism from Republicans about some of his statements and associations prior to joining the administration.
While the job itself is not that high-profile — special adviser on green jobs — Jones’ departure from the position is the first real scalp claimed by the Republican right, which stoked much of the criticism of Jones....
The Van Jones of the Obama Administration sounded like the Jeff Flake of today when
In a resignation statement early Sunday morning, Jones said: "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."
Former Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean said Van Jones' resignation was "a loss to the country."
It literally was a loss to the country because that Van Jones no longer exists or has "scampered out" to some other location. He was forced out by political opponents and presumably encouraged to quit by Barack Obama, whom Jones never fails to praise directly or indirectly. That Van Jones clearly helped turn the Obama Administration over to the GOP and "that's not courage," or so this one would say.
Today, there is someone impersonating the green jobs adviser of the other presidency, someone with a far different perspective on what to do when a person's political days are numbered. With this one deeply unrealistic, the real Van Jones must be found and returned to the comfort and safety of his family.