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    Obama adviser Van Jones resigns amid controversy

    The Associated Press: Obama adviser Van Jones resigns amid controversy

    President Barack Obama's adviser Van Jones has resigned amid controversy over past inflammatory statements, the White House said early Sunday.

    Van Jones, an administration official specializing in environmentally friendly "green jobs," has been linked to efforts suggesting a government role in the Sept. 11 terror attacks and to derogatory comments about Republicans.
    Setting aside the hilarious understatement in claiming he was "linked to...derogatory comments about Republicans," this is good to see.

    Hopefully we can recognize that this idiot got the appropriate treatment for his actions, and we can in turn give it the appropriate amount of attention it deserves - a few dozen posts in this thread before we drop it.
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    Re: Obama adviser Van Jones resigns amid controversy

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    The Associated Press: Obama adviser Van Jones resigns amid controversy



    Setting aside the hilarious understatement in claiming he was "linked to...derogatory comments about Republicans," this is good to see.

    Hopefully we can recognize that this idiot got the appropriate treatment for his actions, and we can in turn give it the appropriate amount of attention it deserves - a few dozen posts in this thread before we drop it.
    Wait, do you think he deserves losing his job for making fun of republicans? Sorry, I just want to make sure I understand where you are coming from before I comment.

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    Obama adviser Van Jones resigns amid controversy

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama's adviser Van Jones has resigned amid controversy over past inflammatory statements, the White House said early Sunday....

    TalkingSides.com - Obama adviser Van Jones resigns amid controversy

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    Re: Obama adviser Van Jones resigns amid controversy

    Quote Originally Posted by pro-bipartisan View Post
    Wait, do you think he deserves losing his job for making fun of republicans? Sorry, I just want to make sure I understand where you are coming from before I comment.
    I think he deserves to lose his job for being a 9/11 truther, a racist, an asshole, a liar, and a pretentious douche. This has been discussed ad nauseum in other threads on here such as this one:

    http://www.debatepolitics.com/breaki...-assholes.html
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    Re: Obama adviser Van Jones resigns amid controversy

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    The Associated Press: Obama adviser Van Jones resigns amid controversy



    Setting aside the hilarious understatement in claiming he was "linked to...derogatory comments about Republicans," this is good to see.

    Hopefully we can recognize that this idiot got the appropriate treatment for his actions, and we can in turn give it the appropriate amount of attention it deserves - a few dozen posts in this thread before we drop it.
    His derogatory comment was a weak joke, and pretty mild. If we start forcing people to resign for calling the opposition "assholes" or making poor jokes about the opposition, we would have no one left in government.

    What this is about is some making a huge deal about his ideas as a younger man. I think most of those making this huge deal forget how much dumber we all where when we were young. I think this sends a bad message that a few loud people can force some one from office, and that only those with perfect lifelong backgrounds need apply for any job in government, which eliminates pretty much every one.

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    Re: Obama adviser Van Jones resigns amid controversy

    Wow, Google beat Yahoo by an entire 23 minutes.

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    Re: Obama adviser Van Jones resigns amid controversy

    what?

    it was only last january when he said the white polluters comment

    either way, congrats to the obama crowd, it's your first positive headline in awhile

    unfortunately, a great deal of damage has been done, he never should have been hired

    people are gonna be talking a whole lot more about this concept of CZARS in general

    hello

    and it piggybacks on rev wright in a really gross way for the prez, except this time it isn't CAMPAIGN

    a lot of damage done

    but at least he's gone and the prez can look to health care

    good luck with health care, folks

    he's got about a day and a half to come up with ALL the answers before wed nite cuz monday and tuesday are pretty much taken

    and, shh, don't tell anyone, but the answers to reform don't happen to exist

    rip ted kennedy coulda told you that
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    Re: Obama adviser Van Jones resigns amid controversy

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    His derogatory comment was a weak joke, and pretty mild. If we start forcing people to resign for calling the opposition "assholes" or making poor jokes about the opposition, we would have no one left in government.

    What this is about is some making a huge deal about his ideas as a younger man. I think most of those making this huge deal forget how much dumber we all where when we were young. I think this sends a bad message that a few loud people can force some one from office, and that only those with perfect lifelong backgrounds need apply for any job in government, which eliminates pretty much every one.
    As was noted, the "white polluters" comment was from Jan, the assholes comment was from Feb, and the 9/11 truther petition (the worst part for me) was 04. It's not like we're reaching back to when this guy was 18.
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    Re: Obama adviser Van Jones resigns amid controversy

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    His derogatory comment was a weak joke, and pretty mild. If we start forcing people to resign for calling the opposition "assholes" or making poor jokes about the opposition, we would have no one left in government.

    What this is about is some making a huge deal about his ideas as a younger man. I think most of those making this huge deal forget how much dumber we all where when we were young. I think this sends a bad message that a few loud people can force some one from office, and that only those with perfect lifelong backgrounds need apply for any job in government, which eliminates pretty much every one.
    Oh come on Redress this guy should never had any power this is one reason why the whole Czar thing is so wrong. If Congress had a chance to actually have this guy or any of the Czars I don't care who is in the White House almost everyone of them would never had got past the Congress.

    This is a far larger problem then this moron the President has taken the Check and Balance part of the US Const. out of the hands of Congress.
    Congress has no say in these appointment and I find that very wrong.

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    Re: Obama adviser Van Jones resigns amid controversy

    Here is the whole article from foxs,

    Obama 'Green Jobs' Adviser Van Jones Resigns Amid Controversy - Political News - FOXNews.com

    Wow this guy is a bigger tool then I imaged, from the article.

    "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."

    and then their is this one from the article nice backstepping never mind the stuff on Youtube

    Jones flatly said in an earlier statement that he did not agree with the petition's stand on the 9/11 attacks and that "it certainly does not reflect my views, now or ever."

    I think every one of Mr. Obama's Czars need to be sent before Congress and be question just like they do with Cabinet Positions.

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