leaving this morning with a whiny letter statement including
On the eve of historic fights for health care and clean energy, opponents of reform have mounted a vicious smear campaign against me," Jones, special adviser for green jobs at the White House Council on Environmental Quality, said in a statement announcing his resignation just after midnight Saturday. "They are using lies and distortions to distract and divide."
In current political-speak that means people actually quoted what he said("I was a rowdy nationalist on April 28th, and then the [Rodney King] verdicts came down on April 29th," he said. "By August, I was a communist."), they actually had the nerve to bring up what he did(supporting and cutting a record with a cop killer, signing onto a 9/11 Truther petition, lying about how long he was 'associated' with The War Times, calling the US the 'real terrorists'); that's considered racist and intolerable when the one you're quoting is a democrat/progressive and especially so when they're a member of some minority group.
The excuses are nicely covered here: ...has opened him to accusations that he associated with Communists(he DID associate with them, and said he was one), ...in 2004 he allowed his name to be put on a letter requesting an investigation into whether the Bush administration allowed 9/11 to happen as a “pre-text to war.”(allowed?!? HE SIGNED THE PETITION, dumbass!), and so forth; he's just being 'slimed by slight associations', etc. ad bullshit. With accusations of racism thrown at anyone who dares to quote him/show his history/do anything to bring up that he's a truther/America-hating/racist commie.
The Politico article has a line about 'conservative Republicans on a czar hunt', which is one of the standard "It's only those reactionary Republicans who don't want Obama to succeed doing this" accusations; I guarantee you, lots of Democrat Reps and Senators in conservative districts, and districts that might not be considered 'conservative' but have real problems with clowns like this 'advising' the President, have been getting calls and letters from voters saying "What the hell is this guy doing in the White House? And how bad are some of the others? And what are you going to do?"