NAACP to Honor "American Treasure" Commie Van Jones With Image Award (Video)
The National Association for the Advancement of Liberal Colored People will honor self proclaimed communist, Truther and former Green Czar Van Jones.
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Washington (CNN) — While Van Jones may have left the White House under a cloud, the NAACP says that’s not his whole story.
The group considers him a pioneering hero for the environment and civil rights — so much so that it is awarding him one of its highest honors Friday: an NAACP Image Award. It’s a move that is just becoming public now, which is sure to stoke the fire from Jones critics.
The Obama administration’s “green czar” helped coordinate government agencies focused on delivering millions of green jobs to the ailing U.S. economy.
Jones said he was the victim of a “vicious smear campaign” based on “lies and distortions.”Benjamin Jealous, NAACP president and CEO, said he’s not concerned about criticism the NAACP might face over honoring the controversial Jones.
“We care about getting the best ideas, the best minds and Van is one of them,” Jealous said. “What should be controversial is we pushed one of the greatest minds to the side in this country when we needed him most.”
In an opinion piece on CNN.com, Jealous calls Jones “an American treasure,” and says he might be “the most misunderstood man in America.”
Of course, this surprises no one.
Maybe it was because Van Jones called Republicans a$$holes? Maybe it’s because he said Bush sounded like a crackhead? Maybe it’s because he lashed out at white polluters? Or maybe it’s just because he’s a truther. Whatever the reason it will be a special moment for the commie-truther and his NAACP supporters.
If they’re looking for music for the event they can always play his hate-filled album with cop killer Mumia al-Jamal during the ceremony.