By John W. Lillpop
As if President Obama did not already have enough trouble to mismanage, the administration's "green czar," a chap named Van Jones, has been exposed as a left-wing extremist who believes that 9/11 was concocted and executed by George W. Bush as an excuse for invading Iraq and scalding Saddam Hussein for being rude to Bush-41.
As reported at Politico, in part:
"Rep. Mike Pence, the no. 3 Republican in the House, is calling on Obama green jobs czar Van Jones to resign.
This sort of thing would usually be laughed off by Democrats -- a conservative Republican telling a Democratic appointee to quit.
"But the Obama team isn't exactly jumping to back Jones today in wake of revelations that in the past he signed on to one of the "truther" groups that claimed 9/11 was an inside job. Oh, and he called Republicans a**holes in a video earlier this year before he was appointed.
"Asked about Jones' affiliations with the 9/11 group at the daily briefing, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs would only say: "It's not something that the president agrees with." And then Gibbs referred other questions to a statement Thursday by the Council on Environmental Quality in which Jones said he never backed any of these 9/11 conspiracy groups.
"Given recent revelations concerning the associations and statements of the president's green jobs czar, Van Jones should resign his position and if he is unwilling to do so, the president should demand his resignation. His extremist views and coarse rhetoric have no place in this Administration or the public debate," Pence said. "The Constitution of the United States vests Congress with the responsibility to advise and consent in the appointment of high ranking officials by the president. To date, President Obama has appointed more than thirty individuals to ‘czar’ positions within his Administration without permitting the Congress or the American people to properly examine their backgrounds or public records."
The Constitution, Rep. Pence? That antiquated, old school, racist rag put together by a bunch of white bigots 233 years ago?
In the meantime, patriotic Americans who are demanding that President Obama prove his eligibility to serve are branded as "crazy right wing extremists."
The big question: Which group poses the greater threat to America, Truthers or Birthers?