Van Jones, Special Advisor for Green Jobs, the White House Council on Environmental Quality. February 11, 2009, Berkeley, CA. From a lecture Jones gave at the 2nd Annual Berkeley Energy & Resources Collaborative (BERC) event.
Remember, this is a White House OFFICIAL with power over the entire multi-billion dollar "Green Jobs" initiative. This is the same man who endorsed the statement that President Bush "gave troops permission to go down (to New Orleans) and shoot us (black people)" after Katrina. He is now at the highest levels of power, and is targeting Glenn Beck for exposing his true agenda.
Beck recently exposed Jones for the communist he really is, no joke. He is a real communist.
Glenn Thrush at Politico has more:
Van Jones, currently the White House "green jobs" czar, was attending a forum in Berkeley, Calif., back in February [a month before he was hired for his current gig] when he was asked why congressional Republicans were blocking the administration's initiatives.
Jones, a former civil rights attorney in Oakland and author of a bestseller on the green economy, was appointed as Special Advisor for Green Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation at the White House Council on Environmental Quality in March 2009.
Here's what he said.
"The answer to that is they're a**holes ... [Crowd laughter] That's a technical political science term ... And Barack Obama's not an a**hole. And I can be an a**hole. And some of us who aren't Barack Hussein Obama are going to have to start getting a little bit uppity."
Jones did issue an apology, but the damage is already done. This is really how Obama's advisors think and act. Trust me. This is most radical, arrogant, dangerous administration in American history.
Obama green jobs adviser Van Jones is apologizing for calling Republicans A-holes a month before joining the White House staff in March 2009.
His office just sent over this statement from him:
“These comments, made before I joined the administration, were clearly inappropriate and I apologize for the offensive words I chose to use during that speech. They do not reflect the views of this administration, which has made every effort to work in a bipartisan fashion, and they do not reflect the experience I have had since I joined the administration.”