In fairness to Van Jones, we will examine his 'vicious smear campaign' defense. It was Van Jones who decided to deal with his disappointment over the Rodney King verdict by becoming a self professed communist. It was Van Jones who said;
"I met all these young radical people of color– I mean really radical: communists and anarchists. And it was, like, 'This is what I need to be a part of.'It was Van Jones who decided to found the Marxist organization Standing Together to Organize a Revolutionary Movement (STORM). It was Van Jones who established the racially biased 'Green For All' and 'Color of Change' organizations. It was Van Jones who said of the Columbine massacre;
"You've never seen a Columbine done by a black child. Never. They always say, 'We can't believe it happened here. We can't believe it's these suburban white kids.' It's only them!" "Now, a black kid might shoot another black kid. He's not going to shoot up the whole school."
It was Van Jones who called Republicans, "assholes". It was Van Jones who chose to sign a petition charging the U.S. government with masterminding the 9/11 attacks. And, it was all of the aforementioned acts by Van Jones which caused the outrage in which Glenn Beck, patriot and 'all around good guy', played a minor role.
Now that Van 'the commie' Jones has finally resigned, pundits on both sides of the aisle are asking what went wrong with the White House vetting process. It is really a rather stupid question! I mean, what are the choices?
A). The FBI overlooked all of the aforementioned issues in Jones' background.
B). The White House was aware of Jones' background and approved his appointment despite them.
C). The White House was aware of Jones' background and approved his appointment because of them.
Let me know what you think. At the top of the sidebar you will find a poll concerning this question.