they lie about politics, too:
What we underestimated was the power of the fact that both Jones and the Barack Obama are black. Yes, the hysteria was about politics -- I don't think Fox News really cares about Jones's ethnicity -- but it was enabled by race. Calling Bush a "crack-head" is seen by a large part of America as worse than calling him "addict-in-chief" because crack is not just a drug -- it is a drug used largely by black people. It reminds those Americans who are still uncomfortable with Barack Obama that we have a black president.
As Riehl says, I've got sawdust for brains.
What IS it with these people? There's no possible reason for anybody opposing anything or anyone in this administration that's not because of race?
But on Saturday night, Van resigned, and this morning I was sick at heart. Collectively we -- the environmental community, progressives, and the Obama administration -- blew this, and we let our cause, our president, and Van Jones down.
How? By not managing to hide that Jones is a Truther, a communist, a racist? If that had all been covered up, all would have been well?
Well, maybe in THEIR world.