Van Jones on Obama: He was just too darned bipartisan!


In his first two years in office, President Obama and the Democrats in Congress shoved the highly unpopular ObamaCare down our throats. They spent nearly a trillion dollars on “stimulus” that failed to stimulate anything but a few of their friends’ wallets. They rammed through a massive financial reform law that will make banking more expensive for Americans. They racked up about $6 trillion in debt, and now the federal government has a new baseline budget that will leave us with trillion dollar plus annual deficits in perpetuity if nothing’s done about it. While all of this was going on, O told Republicans to basically shut up, saying “I won.”

Now the former green czar Van Jones says that Obama’s problem is that he was just too darned bipartisan.

“There’s a lot of economic pain out there, and progressives don’t have organizations and campaigns that speak to that economic pain,” said Jones, adding that the tea party “figured” this out before any other group.

“They [tea party] understood that people were sitting on a white hot stove out there, and if Democrats weren’t going to point at the financial elites, they were going to point at the government elites,” said Jones during a discussion at the Center For American Progress about his book, Rebuild The Dream, on April 20. “Somebody got to get blamed, and part of the problem with the president was by being so bipartisan and trying to not, you know, try to be one country about everything, he let his opponents set him up.”

“So, there he is, standing there with a whole bunch of problems next to him, now he’s either a UN rescue worker or the unabomber, right? I mean, what is he? Is he the person that caused it, or is he the person who’s fixing it? Well, if you can’t, in that same frame, point to the person who’s causing it, it’s easy for you to get set up and that’s what happened to him.”

He went on to absurdly state that Obama was trying to bring people together. I’m not kidding. Go watch the video if you don’t believe me.

Update: Linked by The Other McCain – thanks!