The reaction from some on the extreme left to Van Jones shooting himself in the foot multiple times, reminds me of a child crying over a broken toy.
Just a taste:
Now he's been thrown under the bus by the White House for signing his name to a petition expressing something that 35% of all Democrats believed as of 2007 -- that George Bush knew in advance about the attacks of 9/11. Well, that and calling Republicans "assholes." I'm pretty sure that if you search through the histories of every single liberal leader at the CAF dinner that night, they have publicly said that and worse.
So where are all the statements defending Van Jones by those who were willing to exploit him when it served their purpose? Why aren't they standing up and defending one of their own, who has done nothing that probably the majority of people in the Democratic party haven't done at one time or another? Is he no longer "one of their own?" (source)
The comments serve up additional treats, this one standing out for obvious reasons:
Sadly, the picture that Jane paints emanates from Obama himself. Campaigning on a fuzzy platform of “Change and Hope” allowed him to capture the goodwill of millions. Having achieved the objective, those millions are no longer necessary, and have been dispensed with.
Now we are left with the Obama who craves universal approval from his counselors, teachers, editors, peers. Unfortunately, that group now includes irrational actors called Republicans. And in negotiating with them, he’s negotiating with terrorists. …
Thanks to RightWingSparkle who also makes the following observation:
And as much as people on that side are angry that the Democrats get into bed with big money in D.C., they know that they themselves are still the base of the party. They are just a bit angry with their daddy. Because taking over the banks, the car companies and our healthcare isn't enough for these guys. It isn't 'liberal' enough. … (source)
More, more, more. Just like a child who has little discretion or understanding of what their desires can bring forth. All this, despite having history and current experience to inform and guide us. Even worse are those who understand what must be the results and still push those views. But of course they are the non-terrorists in these discussions. Heaven forbid they provide arguments and data to support taking over industry and healthcare. But then they don’t do very well when they make that attempt. It is so much easier and more satisfying to just call names, deflect to other subjects, use flawed data, etc., though it is hardly very mature.
Normally I would help a child fix a broken toy. In this case, pointing and laughing is much more appropriate.